PRP Advisory Board

Matt Daniels
Inventory Analyst, Training & Events at Deere & Company

Professional Accomplishments

Matt holds the position as an Inventory Analyst for Deere & Company out of Moline, Illinois. In this role, his responsibilities include working with John Deere’s best-in- class dealer network to showcase equipment and Precision Ag solutions at training centers and events all across the US and Canada.

Matt started with John Deere as a Waterloo Part-Time student while attending the University of Northern Iowa. Upon graduation from UNI in 2013, Matt joined the Marketing Representative Development Program. This program quickly gave him valuable experiences throughout numerous marketing units within John Deere.

Education

B.A. in Marketing, University of Northern Iowa, 2013

CBA Alumni Information

Class of 2013

Jessica Grandgenett
Operations Manager at Target Distribution

Professional Accomplishments

Jessica Grandgenett is an Operations Manager at Target Distribution in Cedar Falls leading a group of team members to meet daily production goals and provide superior service to nearly 70 stores. She is also the building’s community captain and helps to coordinate volunteer activities across the Cedar Valley. Jessica has been actively involved in campus recruiting throughout the state since she started at Target in 2011.

Community Service/Accomplishments

Jessica received Target's Best in Community award and actively volunteers at several different organizations.

Education

B.A., Management: Supply Chain, University of Northern Iowa

CBA Alumni Information

Class of 2011

Grayson J Jones
Assistant Vice President - Sales & Marketing at Farmer Trust & Savings Bank

Professional Accomplishments

Grayson has a passion for creating an environment for motivated young professionals to succeed. As a student he concurrently served for two years each as the President of the College of Business Administration Presidents’ Council and the Society for Human Resource Management. After graduation he gained valuable management experience as a Field Sales Leader and Recruiter with the Southwestern Company, eventually becoming a District Sales Manager in four years upon having the highest performing sales organization in the company. In 2013, Grayson made the transition to banking where he applied his background in the areas of advertising, marketing, and staff development while continuing to learn the full spectrum of banking and completing his MBA.

Community Service/Accomplishments

Grayson takes great pride in the Williamsburg community where he lives and works. Currently, he serves as President of the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and as an Elder with his Church.

Education

B.A., Business Administration, University of Northern Iowa

MBA, University of Iowa

CBA Alumni Information

Class of 2008

Jeff Lappe
Financial Analyst at Deere & Company

Professional Accomplishments

Jeffrey S. Lappe is a Financial Analyst at John Deere working with utility tractor new product programs. Prior to this role, he was an Operations Accountant supporting Waterloo overhead and capital budgets. Jeff began his career with John Deere as a part-time student in 2008. He is also a member of John Deere’s recruiting team focusing on accounting/finance students at UNI.

Community Service/Accomplishments

Jeff enjoys being involved in volunteering in his church community. He serves as part of the parish’s Finance and Social Concerns Committees and is an elected member of the Parish Council.

Education

B.A. in Accounting, University of Northern Iowa

MBA, University of Northern Iowa

Family

Wife, Carmen; daughter, Gemma

CBA Alumni Information

Class of 2010

Kyle Maley
Supervisor at RSM US LLP

Professional Accomplishments

Kyle Maley joined RSM US in 2012 after working for the University of Northern Iowa’s ResNet program for 3 years as a Lead Residential Computer Consultant. He currently works as a Supervisor in the Network Solutions division of Information Technology Consulting at RSM US. Kyle works with a wide variety of small to medium sized businesses to help develop, maintain, and improve their existing infrastructure while supervising a team of individuals. He has also been involved in several projects with school districts and multi-state companies through their use of Office 365.

Community Service/Accomplishments

Kyle is active in his church, Veritas, where he volunteers for the Sunday school program. Kyle is also active in the Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association. Kyle was awarded the Purple and Old Gold Award when he graduated UNI in 2013 for his work in rebuilding the Management Information Systems Association in the CBA.

Education

B.A., Management Information Systems, University of Northern Iowa

Certifications

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Server 2012

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Office 365

NetApp Certified Data Administrator: Clustered Data ONTAP

Family

Kyle is married to Allisyn (Skiles) with a son, Rowan. His sister Alyssa graduated from UNI with a teaching degree in 2011.

CBA Alumni Information

Class of 2013

Skyler Mayberry-Mayes
Commercial Lines Underwriter at Nationwide

Professional Accomplishments

Skylar Mayberry-Mayes is a Commercial Lines Underwriter for Nationwide Insurance, working exclusively with the Midwestern Region. He is actively involved with the National Network of Black Associates, GenY Associate Resource Group, Agency Partnership committee and Associate Engagement team. Prior to his change in career, he worked in the banking industry as a Management Trainee & Commercial Credit Analyst, while simultaneously leading the company’s diversity initiatives.

Community Service/Accomplishments

Skylar serves as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Oakridge Neighborhood and Young Professionals Connection. Additionally, he serves as a volunteer for Investing In My Future, Des Moines Valley Golf Club, IJAG and United Way’s – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. He is currently the Vice President for his alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., where he has been a member since 2011. He is an active member in the organization’s Leadership Development Institute and youth mentoring programs.

Education

B.A., Finance, University of Northern Iowa

CBA Alumni Information

Class of 2012

Cassandra Pudenz
Senior Marketing Specialist at TMG Financial Services

Professional Accomplishments

Cassandra is a Senior Marketing Specialist at TMG Financial Services, a provider of collaborative, innovative and consumer-oriented solutions in the payments industry. She strategically plans and executes integrated direct-to- consumer marketing campaigns for the company’s channel of business in Canada. Cassandra has previously served as Marketing Manager for Hubbell Realty Company in West Des Moines and Marketing Specialist at Advanced Heat Treat Corp. in Waterloo.

Community Service/Accomplishments

Cassandra is an active member in the Des Moines metro community. She is a graduate of the 2015 Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute (GDMLI) Community Leadership Program and currently gives back to the program as a Project Coach. Cassandra remains active in the American Marketing Association, serving as VP of Communications for the Iowa Chapter. She also dedicates her time and talents to the Marketing Committee for Community Youth Concepts and the Angel Tree Committee at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee.

Education

B.A. in Marketing, University of Northern Iowa

Family

Cassandra is married to UNI Accounting graduate Joe Pudenz.  They recently welcomed Abraham, a little Panther fan, to their family.

CBA Alumni Information

Class of 2010

Adam O'Leary
Product Business Manager at The HON Company

Education

B.A., Economics, University of Northern Iowa

CBA Alumni Information

Class of 2011

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