District - Board of Education - Members
Dick Schwab (President) is an entrepreneur, investor and builder of people and organizations. He earned a BA in Accounting from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and an MBA from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He has spent the last 25 years in his business career by joining Medtronic in 1975, and in 1983 he joined NCS as Assistant Corporate Controller and spent the next 17 years there.
Currently he is actively engaged in the following endeavors:
- Angel investor and entrepreneur with seven companies
- Real estate investing
- Community volunteer
- Solon School Board
- Solon Dollars for Scholars
- Scholarship America
- Goodwill of the Heartland
- Johnson County Heritage Trust
- Iowa College Access Network
- Woodworking and building round barns
Tim Brown (Vice President) is an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator. He is a graduate of Bettendorf High School. He has BSE in Industrial Engineering, and a MS and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors) from the University of Iowa. He is an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Solon. He is also an adult leader with Troop 120 chartered by American Legion Post 460 in Solon, Iowa.
Adam Haluska is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones in the Iowa City area. He and his wife Kendra have three children: Jerzey, Jace, and Jett. They moved to Solon in 2011. He is a graduate of Carroll High School and has a Finance and Marketing degree from the University of Iowa. He is an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Solon. His interests include watching the Hawkeyes, hunting, fishing, and most importantly spending time with family and friends.
Jim Hauer grew up in West Union, Iowa, and returned after two years of college to start the construction business he has now operated for 38 years, specializing in commercial and industrial roofing. When his children were small, he began pursuing a passion for his rural hometown's growth. In particular, he hoped to maintain an appeal for families to raise their children there. He and two other businessmen created a non-profit that annually organized a golf tournament that raised $500,000 over a decade. The effort benefitted the development of the West Union Recreation Center and enhanced the school district's purchase of weight room and playground equipment. Jim and two daughters moved to Solon in 2009, where he's continued to enjoy the activities of his blended family. He and Jan Miller have three adult sons, in addition to daughters Sydney, a sophomore at UNI and Saige, a freshman at Solon High School. Jim has been involved in the Solon Booster Club golf tournament, St. Mary's Catholic Church, and the building of the future Solon Middle School. He also supports Dollars for Scholars and the local golf leagues.
Rick Jedlicka is passionate in his support of the Solon Community and School District. He has spent the majority of his life in the Solon area. After graduating in the class of 1984, he completed his B.A. at Mount Mercy College. He and his wife Terri purchased their first home in Solon in 1993. Terri is a professor at Kirkwood Community College, and Rick is a financial advisor and insurance specialist. The couple is blessed with three children, Robert, Charles, and Jeannie. Rick is an avid supporter and proud Hawkeye alum, having completed the Executive MBA Program at the University of Iowa in 2008. Rick is active in numerous local organizations and served nearly 14 years in city government. Occasional free time allows him to enjoy the outdoors in many capacities. Rick truly enjoys the time he spends with his family and always looks forward to sharing a good laugh with friends.