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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

July 12, 2011

Greenfield, Nicholson join Northwest Foundation Board

Troy Greenfield

Troy Greenfield

Jennifer Dawson Nicholson

Jennifer Dawson Nicholson

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Foundation has appointed Troy Greenfield and Jennifer Dawson Nicholson, both of Kansas City, to its board of directors.

The Northwest Foundation and its 30-member board promote the welfare, goals and programs of Northwest Missouri State University, located in Maryville, by receiving, investing, managing and disbursing private support for the benefit of the University.

Greenfield, a 1991 Northwest alumnus, is the general manager at ACI Plastics in Kansas City. He also holds an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As a student at Northwest, Greenfield was a member of ROTC and Sigma Tau Gamma, serving as the fraternity's vice president. Following graduation, he completed flight school and flew helicopters for the U.S. Army as well as the Kansas and Iowa national guards for five years and spent 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Greenfield is an active member of St. Therese North Catholic Church in Parkville and coaches baseball, soccer and wrestling. He and his wife, Heather Malmberg Greenfield, a 1991 Northwest alumna, have two children, Morgan and Parker.

Nicholson, the president of Nicholson Capital Management in Kansas City, is a 1971 Northwest graduate. She also attended Rockhurst University to earn her Certified Financial Planner license and holds an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. At Northwest, she was the first woman to receive a bachelor's in finance. Nicholson held positions at First National Bank of Kansas City and First Continental Bank and Trust before starting an investment management business, Conus and Nicholson. In 1998, she became sole owner of the firm and renamed it Nicholson Capital Management. Nicholson has served on many not-for-profit boards, including the Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Charter First National Association, International Association of Financial Planners, Kansas City Transitional Living Consortium and the Rose Brooks Center for domestic violence victims.

Established in 1971, the Northwest Foundation operates independently of Northwest Missouri State University as a separate 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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