Augustana College has named three new members for its board of trustees.
Robert Ontiveros, of Moline; Mary E. Junck, of Pleasant Valley; and Charles D. Lindberg, of Cincinnati, Ohio, have joined the board, according to a news release from the college.
Mr. Ontiveros chairs Group O, the nationwide marketing company he founded that is considered the ninth largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. Group O also provides packaging and supply-chain services, the release stated. Mr. Ontiveros also created the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and is a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley.
Ms. Junck is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lee Enterprises. She also sits on other boards, including the Associated Press, the Newspaper Association of America, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Putnam Museum.
Mr. Lindberg, a 1950 graduate of Augustana, also is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a member of the Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP law firm with a focus on corporate law. Part of the Yale Law School Alumni Association's executive committee, he has served on numerous boards in the Cincinnati area, including the Cincinnati Reds; the Cincinnati Bengals, Inc.; Gibson Greetings, Inc.; the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce; and the Cincinnati Public School Board.
The new trustees will serve a four-year term ending in 2015.
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