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Release:  April 14, 1999

UI Foundation executive staff appointments announced

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mark Wunder of Kansas City, Mo., and Bill Spencer of Colorado Springs, Colo., have joined the University of Iowa Foundation development staff.

Wunder, who will serve as director of development for the UI College of Law, graduated from the UI College of Liberal Arts in 1984 and the UI College of Law in 1987. He was a clerk for the Iowa Court of Appeals in Des Moines before joining a private law firm in Kansas City. He most recently was claims counsel for Employers Reinsurance Corp., Overland Park, Kan. Wunder has served since 1996 as president of the Greater Kansas City Iowa Club, sponsored by the University of Iowa Alumni Association.

Spencer will serve as assistant director of Gift Planning. He graduated from Colorado College in 1996 and previously was involved in Fellowship in Community Service at El Pomar Foundation of Colorado Springs, a professional leadership development program at the largest philanthropic foundation in the Rocky Mountain region. He also has worked in financial and real estate markets.

"We're pleased to welcome these new development officers to our staff," said Michael New, UI Foundation president. "Their ability and experience will allow them to play key roles as the UI Foundation serves UI alumni and friends who support programs across campus."

The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel of support for private contributions to all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation staff members work with alumni and friends to provide support for a broad range of programs and projects at the University of Iowa.