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Christy Briggs and Rebecca Podlin join executive staff at UI Foundation
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Christy Page Briggs of Iowa City and Rebecca Podlin
of Antioch, Ill., have joined the executive staff of the University of
Briggs, who has been with the UI Foundation since 1986, has been promoted
from manager to director of Information Systems. She works with the Foundation
staff to provide strategic direction for improving current, organization-wide
processes by implementing advanced technology solutions.
Briggs recently served as chair of the Iowa IBM AS/400 Computer Users'
Group and the ASCEND Users' Group. ASCEND is a database management software
for fund-raising organizations. Briggs is also a member of the Kirkwood
Community College AS/400 Computer Advisory Committee. She is a leading
member of the Big Ten fund raisers' Information Systems group, which she
will host on the University of Iowa campus as part of the Big Ten Development
Conference to be held this summer.
Podlin joined the UI Foundation Feb. 18 as assistant director of corporate
and foundation relations. She previously was assistant director of development
at Lambs Farm, Libertyville, Ill., a vocational, residential, and social
service program for adults with mental retardation.
Podlin graduated from the University of Iowa in 1992 with bachelor's
degrees in journalism and sociology. She has worked for the Cancer Treatment
Research Foundation in Arlington Heights, Ill., and the Allendale Association
in Lake Villa, Ill.
The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel of support
for private contributions to all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation
staff members work with alumni and friends to provide support for a broad
range of programs and projects at the University of Iowa.