Mount Mercy names new Board of Trustee members

Mount Mercy University named four new individuals to the Board of Trustees at its November meeting. They include Patrick E. Falconio, Delores Hannon '73 RSM, Dr. Richard T. Kettelkamp '93, and Bruce M. King.

Trustee Brandt Worley was elected vice chair.

Patrick FalconioFalconio previously served on the Board of Trustees from 1993 – 2004, and was named Emeritus Trustee in 2004. He is retired from his role as executive vice president and chief investment officer at Aegon USA, Inc. He has served on numerous boards in the community, including the ADB Corporation in Cedar Rapids, where he served as an independent director, and USP Reit and the Cedar Income Fund, among others. Prior to working at Aegon, Falconio served as senior vice president and head of the securities department at Lincoln National Corporation in Philadelphia, Penn. Falconio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia-Athens.

Delores HannonHannon previously served on the Mount Mercy University Board of Trustees from 1995 – 2003. She has extensive leadership and professional experience, having served as an eight-year member of the Cedar Rapids Region Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy. She currently serves as president of Mercy High School in Omaha, Neb. Prior to her position at Mercy High School, Hannon served as president of St. Edmond Catholic Schools in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Hannon also currently serves as chairperson for the Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Mount Mercy in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

KettelkampKettelkamp currently serves as the medical director in the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, as well as serving as an interventional and endovascular attending physician at Cardiologists, LC in Cedar Rapids. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and board certified in cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine, among many other certifications. He is widely published and has extensive research and clinical experience. Kettelkamp graduated from Mount Mercy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1993. He holds a Master's degree in health care administration and a Doctor of Osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University-College of Health Sciences. He earned his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.

Bruce KingKing currently serves as vice president and general manager for communication systems at Rockwell Collins. Prior to that role he served as the senior director of air mobility/bombers/special mission aircraft. He is a past chairman of the Board at Rockwell Collins Optronics, and is currently a co-chair of the Board at DataLink Solutions, LLC. He is a member of the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Association of the United States Army and National Defense Industrial Association, among others. King holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Mississippi State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University in California.

"Mount Mercy welcomes our newest Board of Trustee members, and I look forward to working with a unique collection of individuals who provide a wealth of background experiences, expertise, and perspectives to this important role in the campus community," says Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake. "I am confident that the leadership of the Board will continue to move Mount Mercy forward and carry the mission and vision of the University through the coming years." 

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