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Mike Faust '74

Mike Faust '74


Atlantic, Iowa

Current City

Omaha, Nebraska

Northwest Foundation Board Member

Board member since 2002

Board Involvement

  • President: 2008-2010
  • Vice President: 2006-2008
  • Director: 2002-2006 and 2012-Present
  • Advancement Committee Chair: 2002-2006 and 2012-Present


  • B.S. Accounting; Northwest Missouri State University, 1974


Mike Faust joined Kiewit in 1979 and served as Assistant to the Chairman for most of his 36 years with the international contracting firm. In that role, he was speechwriter to senior executives, contributing editor of the company magazine, instructor at Kiewit University, and managed the corporate charitable foundation. He took a lead role in the community relationships and served as a director of many non-profits, including the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Midlands, and Omaha Community Foundation.

Following graduation from Northwest, Mike first worked for Unisys and Mutual of Omaha. In addition to serving as a director of the Northwest Foundation, Mike keeps busy in retirement doing volunteer work for nonprofits and serving as a director of two Omaha-based charitable foundations. 

Why are you "forever green"?

Choosing Northwest over universities in my home state of Iowa was one of the great decisions of my life. Despite living in Nebraska for more than four decades, Cornhusker red has never stuck. I'll always have fond memories of my four years in Maryville and I'll aways be Bearcat green.