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University of Iowa Foundation News Release


Dec. 12, 2008

Shaw promoted to UI Foundation chief operating officer

University of Iowa Foundation President and CEO Lynette L. Marshall has announced that Tiffani K. Shaw, the foundation's senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer, has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Nov. 24, 2008.

In her new position Shaw will retain her role as CFO and treasurer and will continue to oversee the foundation areas of finance, information technology and operations. She will expand her responsibilities to include communications, human resources and legal.

"Tiffani has served the foundation for nearly 12 years, and her extensive business experience and expertise will capably serve the new areas under her leadership," Marshall said.

A graduate of the UI Tippie College of Business, where she received her accounting degree in 1992, Shaw joined the foundation in 1997 as assistant treasurer and controller and was promoted to CFO in 1999. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Advisory Board for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and Big Ten/Big Twelve chief financial officers. Prior to joining the UI Foundation, Shaw was a Certified Public Accountant for the accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen, LLP.

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PHOTOS: A high-resolution image of Tiffani Shaw is available at

A web-quality image also is available at

STORY SOURCE: UI Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550

MEDIA CONTACT: Susan Shullaw, University of Iowa Foundation, 319-335-3305 or 800-648-6973,