New Member Elected to Grand View University Board of Trustees

May 4, 2022

Georgia Van Gundy has joined the Grand View University Board of Trustees. Van Gundy is the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Customer Officer at Hy-Vee. She oversees multiple functions within Hy-Vee, and is responsible for developing strategies and initiatives to ensure Hy-Vee is the best place to work and shop. 

Georgia has more than two decades of business and government experience, both in Iowa and nationally. She most recently served as executive director of the Iowa Business Council (IBC), an organization made up of CEOs and top executives from the 23 largest employers in Iowa. She also has been a key player in developing a statewide strategic vision for workforce development and training that included creating an alliance of business and industry, nonprofit and education partners, and helping pass legislation to support and implement a statewide strategic plan.

Prior to her role at the IBC, she led global strategies for a Fortune 250 company and worked in insurance, banking, economic development and the agriculture industry.  She has been heavily involved in numerous non-profit and trade organizations focused on improving Iowa’s economic and social climate. Georgia was recently named one of the Des Moines Business Record’s 2019 Women of Influence.

Georgia  is  an  Iowa  native  and  a  graduate  of  Iowa  State  University  with  a  bachelor’s  degree  in  finance. She is married to Chad Kleppe and they are the proud parents of Carson and Grace. Georgia enjoys participating in activities with her family, exercising and watching sporting events.

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