Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

Board of Directors

To contact the SCI Board of Directors, please email president@sciowa.org.

Chris Nelson, Ph.D.

Kemin Industries

Lisa Banker

Vice Chair / Chair Elect
Wells Fargo & Company

Laura Higgins, Ph.D.

Internal Affairs Committee Chair
DuPont Pioneer

Sid Ramsey

Governance Chair
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

W. Kim Austen


James W. Dougherty

MidAmerican Energy Company

Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D.

Des Moines University

Michael Giudicessi

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Elizabeth Hoffman, Ph.D.

Iowa State University/University of Colorado Systems

Suzanne Mineck

Mid-Iowa Health Foundation

Sheldon Ohringer

Entrepreneurial Technologies

Reed Pulver

All-State Industries

Tom Rice, Ph.D.

University of Iowa – Des Moines Programs

Samantha Rollins

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Jeff Rommel


J. Ann Selzer, Ph.D.

Selzer & Company

Todd Senne


Muhammad Aadil Spocter, Ph.D.

Des Moines University

John R. Teeple

Community Volunteer

Jeffrey Thompson

Attorney General's Office

Jonathan Wickert, Ph.D.

Iowa State University

David J. Wilkerson, Ph.D.

Education Consultant