Kansas University Endowment Association has named several KU donors to the steering committee of an upcoming capital campaign.
They join three alumni couples who are co-chairs of the campaign: Kurt and Sue Watson, of Andover; Tom and Jill Docking, of Wichita; and former Gov. Mark and Stacy Parkinson, of Potomac, Md.
The new members of the committee are:
• David Booth of Austin, Texas, CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors.
• Joe and Jean Brandmeyer, of El Paso, Texas, founders and former owners of Enturia.
• Linda Zarda Cook, of Naples, Fla., a retired executive of Royal Dutch Shell’s global Natural Gas and Power division in the Netherlands.
• Ed and Helen Healy, of Eastborough. Ed is an attorney in a Wichita firm and Helen earned an MBA from KU.
• Jay Howard, of Austin, Texas, president of JDH Investments and a chairman of the KU Alumni Association board of directors.
• Drue Jennings, of Prairie Village, senior counsel with the law firm Polsinelli Shughart PC in Kansas City, Mo.
• Brian and Buffy King, of Leawood. Brian is affiliated with Frontier Wealth Management in Kansas City, Mo., and Buffy is a civic leader who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at KU.
• Joe and Susan Morris, of Leawood. Joe is former chairman of the Capital Corp. Susan is a civic leader.
• Charles and Ann Rhoades, of Mission Hills. Charles is a physician and president of Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic. Ann attended nursing school at KU and is a civic leader.
• Linda Ellis Sims, of Independence, Mo., an executive with ExxonMobil Corp.
• Michael Shinn, of Highland Heights, Ohio, a certified financial planner and owner of Shinn Financial Services.
• Tom Wiggans of Olathe, chair of Excaliard Pharmaceuticals.
• Forrest and Sally Hoglund, of Dallas, are honorary members of the committee. Forrest is owner of Hoglund Interests. Sally earned a bachelor’s in political science at KU.
A public launch for the campaign is scheduled for spring 2012.