New faces of MMU – Brenda K. Duello

The newest member of the President’s Cabinet at Mount Mercy is Brenda K. Duello ’96, vice president for development & alumni relations. She started in the role in April.

Brenda brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in fundraising gained through her work in eastern Iowa. She is committed to enhancing relationships amongst Mount Mercy University and alumni, supporters and corporate partners.

She brings a fantastic set of fundraising skills to the university, having most recently spent over a decade working on behalf of The University of Iowa’s Department of Internal Medicine—where she secured the fifth largest gift ever given to them.

Brenda holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Mount Mercy University, which she earned as a non-traditional student while working full time. She obtained her professional development certification (CFRE) in 2003. Brenda leads a team of seven in the development and alumni relations department and is passionate about securing philanthropic support for her alma mater.