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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

June 5, 2015

Northwest Foundation Board welcomes seven new members

Updated: June 8, 2015

The Northwest Foundation Inc. recently appointed seven new members as directors of its Board to help guide Northwest Missouri State University’s advancement and grow private support.

The new members are Brian Heath, Dr. Jacqueline Henningsen, John Moore, Angela Moskow, Linda Place, Dr. Carol Spradling and Gary Thompson.

The Northwest Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, is responsible for receiving, investing, stewarding and disbursing private support on behalf of the donors of Northwest Missouri State University for the benefit of the institution, its students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The 2014-2016 Foundation Board is led by President Mark Doll ’80, of Des Moines, Iowa; Vice President Arnold Johnson ’77, of Houston, Texas; and Immediate Past President Holly Murphy-Barstow ’81, of Omaha, Neb. Board members may serve up to two three-year terms.

The Foundation, governed by a 32-member volunteer board, is staffed by members of Northwest’s Office of University Advancement. It has about 6,800 donors and awarded more than 1,000 scholarships last year, with an average value of $641 per student.

Additional information about the new Board members is provided below. For more information about the Northwest Foundation, visit

Brian Heath Brian Heath has accumulated more than 20 years of leadership and project management experience and is an underwriting section manager at State Farm Insurance Companies in Winter Haven, Fla. He joined State Farm in 1988 as an auto claim representative in Independence, Mo., and worked for 15 years in human resources roles in California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor's degree in public relations from Northwest in 1984.
Dr. Jacqueline Henningsen Dr. Jacqueline Henningsen is a consultant and advisor in applied analytics, risk management and STEM workforce development. She retired in 2014 from the United States Air Force as director of studies and analysis, assessments and lessons learned after 16 years in the Senior Executive Service. She contributed analytic leadership to major defense reviews for the Department of Defense and was awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Awards in 2001 and 2009, as well as the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award in 2012. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from Northwest in 1966 and resides in Arlington, Va.
John Moore John Moore retired in 2014 after working for the Federal Reserve Bank for 34 years. After advancing to an officer of the bank in Kansas City in 1985 and later transferring to the Los Angeles office of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, he became chief operating officer in 1996. He also served on the national board of the Community for Education Foundation for 15 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business finance from Northwest in 1978 and resides in Raymore, Mo.
Angela Moskow Angela Moskow is a vice president at Sanofi US, leading the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Wellness in the Corporate Affairs Division. Her department works to play a key role in moving the U.S. healthcare system from one that treats sickness to one that promotes and incentivizes wellness. She also serves as co-chair of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Leaders Advisory Board, which works to reduce childhood obesity and improve healthy lifestyles among youth. A friend of Northwest, she is the daughter of Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth and resides in Basking Ridge, N.J.
Linda Place

Linda Place is the incoming president of the Northwest Alumni Association, beginning July 1. Since 2012, she has been an active member of the Alumni Association Board while serving in other volunteer capacities with the Alumni Association. She resides in Albany, Mo., where she retired after a successful career in teaching and education consulting. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1972 and a master’s degree in education in 2009, both from Northwest.   

Carol Spradling

Dr. Carol Spradling is an associate professor of computer science and information systems at Northwest, having joined the faculty in 1988. The recipient of the 2012 Governor's Award for Excellence in Education, Spradling currently teaches courses that include database systems, project management and professional practice skills. She also was part of a faculty team that advises Knacktive, Northwest's student-led, interdisciplinary, strategic communications agency. She earned her master’s degree in school computer studies from Northwest in 1988.

Gary Thompson Gary Thompson worked for The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. for 37 years, retiring in 2013. He became executive vice president of the company in 2005 and served in that role for the last eight years of his career. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and business management from Northwest 1976 and resides in Princeton, Mo.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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