Iowa State University Alumni Association

Kurt Alan Tjaden

Term expires '19

Life Member & Sustaining Life Donor

'85 Accounting
Bettendorf, Iowa

Kurt is the senior vice president and chief financial officer at HNI Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company. In this role, he is responsible for the financial and information technology leadership for the corporation. As an ISU student, Kurt held leadership positions with the Student Alumni Association (now Student Alumni Leadership Council), Greek Week, Senior Class Council, Theta Chi Fraternity, Cardinal Key and Order of Omega, and several other campus organizations.  Kurt and his wife Kristyn were recipients of the Order of the Knoll Emerging Philanthropist award from the Iowa State University Foundation and have endowed the ISUAA’s Tjaden/Cassidy Senior Class Council Scholarship. They are members of the Order of the Knoll and Cyclone Club. Kurt is also a member of the Iowa State University Foundation Board of Governors, serving on the Awards Committee, and the Gerdin School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council.

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