Paula Meyer's distinguished career in the investment management and mutual fund business began with Vanguard Group in 1981 and most recently has included serving as President of Piper Capital Management (from 1993 to 1998) and in executive leadership positions with Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (from 1998 to 2006). She has run her own independent consulting business since 2006 and serves on a number of corporate, professional and foundation Boards of Directors. Paula graduated from Luther College, where she has served on the Board since 2002 and as Board Chair since 2008. She earned her MBA with emphasis in finance and marketing from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. Paula and her husband Kurt have three children and make their home in St. Ansgar, Iowa, where she is active in their church, the community, and politics.