Business Board of Advisers

The business department’s Board of Advisers helps further the mission, vision and goals of the department. The board meets three times each year to assist in developing strategic objectives and vision and provide accountability for the business department. The group also serves as a liaison between the department and the business community.

Dave  Bomgaars

Dr. Dave Bomgaars ’77, a veterinarian, is the president of Orange City Veterinary Clinic. He is also the CEO and president of RC Family Farms, based in Orange City. He serves on the board for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation and volunteers with community projects. Bomgaars served as chair of the fundraising campaign for Northwestern’s Juffer Athletic Fieldhouse. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University.

Courtney Boone

Courtney Boone is the digital marketing manager for the Pizza Ranch Restaurant Support Center, which serves more than 200 restaurant locations. She oversees the company’s loyalty program, web-related projects, digital advertising and guest communication channels. Courtney earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales and advertising from the University of Northern Iowa. She regularly speaks to students about career development and serves on the Orange City Community Chest.

Beth  Feuchtenberger

Beth Feuchtenberger, a certified public accountant, is a partner with Eide Bailly in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she works with clients to strategize, plan and implement business solutions. She also conducts internal tax training, mentors staff members and assists with recruiting for Eide Bailly. Active in the community, Feuchtenberger serves several organizations, including Isaiah 55 Ministries in Mexico, Happy the Dog Ministry of Sioux Falls and United Way. She was nominated for the 2017 Tribute to Women award from EmBe of Sioux Falls.

Derrick Haskins

Derrick Haskins ’06 is the communications director for the South Dakota Department of Health. Haskins is a graduate of the Governor’s Leadership Development Program at the University of South Dakota. Campaigns under Haskins’ leadership have received awards at the state and national level from the American Advertising Federation and the National Public Health Information Coalition. He has served as a guest lecturer in business and public relations at Northwestern College, South Dakota State University and Black Hills State University.

Bill  Kepp

Bill Kepp ’82 works for Northwestern Bank in Orange City as the senior vice president of bank operations. He works with commercial lending, deposit services, marketing and Northwest Investments. He also works with Northwest Realty as the broker and an agent. Kepp is a member of the Orange City Development Corporation board.

Steve Roesner

Steve Roesner ’83 works for Vogel Traffic Services in Orange City as the vice president for strategic development.  Roesner serves Orange City as an elected member of the City Council, as well as a member of the Orange City Economic Development board and Prairie Winds Event Center board. He is also a member of the Iowa Economic Development Authority work group. Roesner earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota.

John Swart

Dr. John Swart ’90 is the president of Exemplar Genetics, a biomedical research company in Sioux Center, Iowa, focused on the development of models of human diseases. Named the 2017 Iowa Biotechnicology Leader of the Year, Swart serves on the Animal Biotechnology Policy Committee of the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Nebraska’s chemistry department. Swart received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Nebraska.

Tony Vande Brake

Tony Vande Brake ’13 is the owner of Crossroads Financial Planning in Orange City. A certified financial planner, he develops financial plans for individuals, businesses and families. Vande Brake is an elected member of the Orange City City Council and serves on the Tulip Festival Steering Committee. He graduated from Northwestern with degrees in accounting and business administration–finance before earning a Financial Services Certified Professional designation from The American College of Financial Services.

Drew Vogel

Drew Vogel ’72 is chairman and CEO of Vogel Paint, Inc., headquartered in Orange City. Vogel serves on several boards, including the Iowa College Foundation, the American Coatings Association, Iowa State Bank of Orange City, Living History Farms, the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, the Luke Society and the NOVA Paint Club of London, England. He was inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame in 2017 with his father, Frank; was presented the Manufacturing Award by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry in 2015; and was honored, along with his wife, Jean, with the Distinguished Service to Northwestern College Award in 2009.

Gretchen Zomermaand

Gretchen Zomermaand ’91 is a financial consultant with Zeutenhorst Financial Inc. in Sioux Center, Iowa. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business from Northwestern, she pursued and holds a Chartered Financial Consultant (CHFC) designation. Active in the community, Zomermaand serves on the board for Sioux Center Health and on the search and missions team at her church.