Meet the QCSO

Board of Trustees

Tom Spitzfaden, President

Vice President & Treasurer, Deere & Company

Rick Johnson, Executive Vice President

Vice President & Chief Information Officer, HNI Corporation

Darlene Steffen, Treasurer

Certified Financial Planner

Annette Tephly, Secretary

Counsel, Modern Woodmen of America

Sue Honsey, Past President

Chief Financial Officer, The Sedona Group


Steven C. Bahls

President, Augustana College

Kay Basham (Ex-officio)†

President, QCSO Volunteers for Symphony

Brian Baxter (Ex-officio)†

Executive Director, Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Allison McLaughlin Conklin

Director of First-Year Admissions, St. Ambrose University

Charlotte Doehler-Morrison

VP, Mktg. & Comm., QC Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Patricia Duffy†

President, Personal Marketing Research, Inc

Kristin Esche†

Senior Counsel, Deere & Company

Carolyn B. Hamilton

Arts Advocate

Michael Harring


Michael Hutchison
Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Sustainment Command

Julie McHard-Shike


Ann McNamara

Counselor, Wood Intermediate School

Marsha Pedersen

Arts Advocate

Jeffrey Porter

Owner, Five Star Salon Spa

Susan Quail

Retired Educator, Arts Advocate

Marysue Salmon

Owner, Cuisine Cooking School

Gregory P. Schermer†

GPS Holdings, LLC

Eloise A. Smit


Mark Russell Smith (Ex-officio)

Music Director, QC Symphony

R. Hovey Tinsman III†

CEO, Twin State

R. Scott Van Vooren†

Partner, Lane and Waterman LLP

Melissa von Maur

Community Volunteer

Archana Wagle†

Anesthesiologist, UnityPoint Pain Management Clinic

Aaron Wetzel

Vice President - Global Crop Care Platform John Deere

Susan Zude†

Community Volunteer

Mindy Zumdome

Vice President, Talent & Culture, Elliott Aviation

† Executive Committee


Honorary Trustees

Former Board of Trustees Presidents