Alumni Spotlight

Tony Timm

Executive director of the Central Iowa Shelter & Services (CISS)

Tony Timm ‘96 has served as executive director of the Central Iowa Shelter & Services (CISS), Iowa largest emergency homeless shelter since 2008. He led the organization through a $15 million capital campaign and oversaw the design and construction of a new $13 million shelter, which opened last September. The 43,000-square-foot shelter in Des Moines includes emergency, transitional and permanent housing options, as well as the Opportunity Center, complete with an on-site health clinic, clothing closet, food pantry and classroom. The facility also includes a Community Resource and Referral Center, which serves as a one-stop resource for homeless veterans and other veterans in need of assistance.

Tony has been awarded the Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (2012), the International Association of Workplace Professionals Citation Award (2012) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Community Visioning Award for challenging community leaders (2013). He was named to the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty under 40 this year.

Peggy Whitson

NASA astronaut

Peggy Whitson '81, Sc.D., served as the first female commander of the International Space Station. She served on two shuttle missions, and still holds the most flight time at 376 days and the most spacewalks of any woman.

Carla Kath McNamee

Vice president/general manager, Hearth & Home Technologies Mount Pleasant production facility

Carla Kath McNamee '95 of Mount Pleasant graduate with a bachelor's degree in accounting. McNamee is the youngest general manager at Hearth & Home Technologies. She is also the first and currently only female general manager in the company.