Mount Mercy names new Board of Trustee members

Mount Mercy University welcomed four new members to the Board of Trustees last fall, including Patrick E. Falconio, Delores Hannon ’73 RSM, Dr. Richard T. Kettelkamp ’93 and Bruce M. King.

Trustee Brandt Worley was elected vice chair. Two of the new members, Falconio and Hannon, have previous Board experience, having served from 1993–2004 and 1995–2003, respectively. Falconio, who retired from his role as executive vice president and chief investment officer at Aegon USA, Inc, was named Emeritus Trustee in 2004. He has served on numerous boards in the community, including the ADB Corporation in Cedar Rapids. Falconio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia-Athens.

Hannon has extensive leadership and professional experience, having served as an eight-year member of the Cedar Rapids Region Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy. She currently serves as president of Mercy High School in Omaha, Neb. and chairperson for the Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Mount Mercy in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

Kettelkamp currently serves as the medical director in the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, as well as an interventional and endovascular attending physician at Cardiologists, L.C. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine, among many other certifications. Kettelkamp graduated from Mount Mercy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1993. He holds a master’s degree in health care administration and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University-College of Health Sciences.

King is vice president and general manager for communication systems at Rockwell Collins. He currently serves as co-chair of the Board at DataLink Solutions, LLC. He is a member of the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, the Association of the United States Army and The National Defense Industrial Association, among others. King holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Mississippi State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University in California.

“Mount Mercy welcomes our newest Board of Trustee members. I am confident that the leadership of the Board will continue to move Mount Mercy forward and carry the mission and vision of the University through the coming years,” says Mount Mercy President Christopher Blake.