Jeff Winter and Katie Frank
Jeff Winter ’07, All-State Insurance, Chicago and
Katie Frank ’08, MF Global, Chicago talked
about early careers in financial services

Michelle KnowlandMichelle Knowland ’06, Management
Analyst, City of Loveland, Ohio
talked about careers in public policy


Since 2009 the Berry Center has organized Lunch and Learn conversations, a series of informal talks centered around career exploration. Experts in a variety of occupations are invited to share their experiences in the professional world, and talk with students about career possibilities.

Selected Lunch and Learn Guests Hosted by the Berry Center


  • Scott Quehl, former Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, careers in government service (2013)
  • John Murray, World Health Organization, careers in public health (2012)
  • Logan Rott ’07, J.P. Morgan, New York City, careers in financial management (2012)
  • Chris Conrad, Cornell College, formerly AEGON, Cedar Rapids, careers in actuarial science (2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Jeff Curran ’09, Iowa Workforce Development, Des Moines and Katie Gieszler ’10, Iowa Department of Economic Development, Des Moines, careers in state government (2012)
  • Jeanne Firth ’06, GrowDat Youth Farm & Tulane University, New Orleans, careers in social entrepreneurship (2011)
  • Ron Stavoe ’68, House of Doolittle, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, careers in entrepreneurship (2011)
  • Lon Mishler ’69 & Carol Mishler ’70, Financial Planning & Information Services, De Pere, WI, careers in financial planning (2011)
  • Michelle Knowland ’06, Management Analyst, City of Loveland, Ohio, careers in public policy (2011)
  • Jill Hugunin, HR Director, Pearson, Iowa City, careers in human resources (2011)
  • Eric Sudol ’03, Dallas Cowboys, careers in sports management (2011)
  • David Osterberg, Iowa Policy Project, Iowa City, careers in environmental policy (2010)
  • Aaron Reykdal ’06, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, careers in the retail industry (2010)
  • Dave Swanson ’94, Wells Fargo Bank, Des Moines, careers in banking (2010)
  • Jeff Winter ’07, All-State Insurance, Chicago & Katie Frank ’08, MF Global, Chicago, early careers in financial services (2010)
  • Dave Gatton '75, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Washington D.C., careers in urban policy (2010)
  • Stephen Handler, ClearSky Climate Solutions, Montana, careers in environmental policy (2010)
  • Christian Fong, President/CEO of Corridor Recovery, CFA certification and careers with an MBA (2010)
  • Jason Hockenberry, Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, careers in public health (2009)
  • John Mallett, Transamerica Capital Management, Cedar Rapids, careers in accounting (2009)

For more information about the lunch and learn series,
please contact the Associate Director of the Berry Center.