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IOWA CITY, IA. -August 9, 2022
We're happy to inform you that Curt Samson, Founder and Principal of Innovation by Samson has agreed to serve on BCI's President's Advisory Council. Curt spent many hours with BCI over the past year as we were planning our expansion. His passion for the game of basketball and his faith, along with his expertise in business strategy and development will be very important for BCI over the next five years.

Curt grew up in Helena, Montana. His father passed away due to a massive heart attack when he was 16. With siblings out of the house he had to grow up quickly to help his mom manage the chaos. Curt's mom then kicked him out of Montana to hop a plane for a law degree at Creighton University, saying he could always come back; she wanted him to have a different experience. Best kick ever, Curt skipped law and got a business economics degree which fueled his career as an executive operator. First at big, multi-billion dollar companies, then more recently...Read more.


IOWA CITY, IA. - July 12, 2022
We're happy to inform you that Doug Ubel, Vice President - Supply Chain at Milbank| Energy at Work has agreed to serve on BCI's President's Advisory Council. Doug has been a Senior procurement, manufacturing operations and engineering leader with 25+ years of global experience in the electrical products, food, food ingredient and consumer packaged goods sectors.

As the father of a retired professional basketball player, Doug understands the intense focus on the game needed to reach the professional level and recognizes what players experience when transitioning from the game. As a lead mentor for Growth Mentoring Service - ECJE, Doug will be a valuable resource assisting BCI in making our Seasons Transition Program an effective program for the pro player going through transition.

Educated with a BC in Chemical Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration...Read More


IOWA CITY, IA. - June 16, 2022
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Lemone Lampley to the BCI Board of Directors. Lemone brings a tremendous amount of experience to BCI, not only as retired pro basketball player, but also because of his experience as Executive Director of M.O.C.C.H.A. MOCCHA seeks to become a part of the solution by providing alternatives and opportunities to young men of color in a variety of ways. Lemone is representative of BCI's vision that communities will be impacted by pro basketball players who understand their true purpose...Read More


IOWA CITY, IA. - June 16, 2022
We're happy to inform you that Wayne Morgan, Ph.D. - Startup & Early-Stage Venture Investor and Advisory Board Director has agreed to serve on BCI's President's Advisory Council. Dr. Morgan is currently an active Venture Investor and an Advisory Board Director for several startup and early-stage companies located in the Greater Kansas City area. Wayne has been advising BCI over the past eight months. One of the motto's I have really appreciated about Wayne is his desire to have a "win-win" situation for all sides of a negotiation. He will be a great asset to BCI as we go through our expansion and transition. He most recently served as the Executive Director of the Growth Mentoring Service (GMS) for the Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC). Dr. Morgan also previously served as a Board Member and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for ECJC...Read More

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