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NKU Foundation Elects New
Officers to Board of Directors

Nov. 20, 2020 —  The Northern Kentucky University Foundation named a new officer during its November 19 meeting, electing Tom Wiedemann as Vice President.

Tom Wiedemann

Wiedemann ('90) will also serve as Chair of the Foundation's Finance and Audit Committee, assuming the position from Mart Gerrety who recently completed his third term. Wiedemann is the President & CEO of ‎AAA Club Alliance. He previously served as NKU's Alumni Association President from 2016-17 and has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2018.

He joins Foundation Board President Jason Jackman, Treasurer Kevin Gessner, Secretary Mary Zalla and Member-At-Large Martin Butler, who are all returning for their second terms. The officers will lead the Foundation to advance the university's vision of becoming a more student-ready and regionally engaged institution.

"The Foundation continues to find outstanding leaders eager to build NKU's rich history," said Foundation President Jason Jackman. "I'm thankful to our officers and each Foundation member investing in our campus community's success."

While state appropriations help fund NKU's basic operating budget, the Foundation provides other revenue sources necessary for continued advancement. Gifts from generous donors have supported student scholarships, campus expansion and renovations, athletics, the arts, technology upgrades, community outreach programs, faculty residencies, honors learning, and more.

For more information on the NKU Foundation, visit its website.


About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit