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Dale Arens
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Dale Arens

Title/Position
Trademark Licensing Director
Dale is currently the Trademark Licensing Director at The University of Iowa, a position that he has held since 2002. Previously Dale directed The University of Iowa Athletics Department Merchandising Program from 1986 to 2002. Combined he has a diverse thirty plus years of experience in the collegiate licensed products industry as a buyer, seller, marketer, and licensor of college licensed products. Dale is an active member of the International Collegiate Licensing Association where he is a past-president, two term board member, and 2013 Hall of Fame inductee.
Kirk Peters
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Kirk Peters

Title/Position
Trademark Licensing Assistant Director
Kirk is the Assistant Trademark Licensing Director for the University of Iowa. Kirk is new to the Trademark Licensing office but has 19 plus years of experience with the University of Iowa. Kirk previously worked for the Iowa Hawk Shop and University Bookstore for 19 years, serving in a number of capacities, most recently as Store Director. He also has experience buying and selling collegiate licensed products and extensive experience with event operations.
Grant Allen
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Grant Allen

Title/Position
Intern
Grant is a Sophomore at the University of Iowa. He is pursuing a Business Analytics major at the Tippie College of Business with a certificate in International Business. He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in January of 2022. Outside of work, Grant is an active member in the Tippie Honors Society and the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. He is from Johnston, Iowa and enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and running. Grant anticipates graduating in 2025.
Max Beckman
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Max Beckman

Title/Position
Intern
Max is a freshman at The University of Iowa pursuing a double major in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Communications. He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in August of 2022. Max enjoys working out, skiing, and spending time with his dogs. Max anticipates graduating in 2026.
Paul Eikenberry
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Paul Eikenberry

Title/Position
Intern
Paul is a Senior at The University of Iowa pursuing a double major in Economics and Management with a minor in SRM within the Tippie College of Business. He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program at The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame and Museum in January of 2020. On campus, Paul is an active member of the Tippie Judicial Board, Tippie Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Fraternity, and the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. He is from Neola, Iowa and enjoys spending time with friends, walking his dogs, and cheering on the Hawkeyes. Paul will graduate in the Spring of 2023.
Kyle Fischer
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Kyle Fischer

Title/Position
Intern
Kyle is a Junior at the University of Iowa from Elgin, Illinois. He is pursuing a Finance major within the Tippie College of Business. He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in November of 2020. Outside of work, Kyle is the Vice President of Finance for the Delta Sigma Pi Epsilon Chapter. He is also involved in HawkTrade, a stock investment club. In his free time, Kyle enjoys working out, playing intramurals, and cheering on the Hawkeyes. Kyle anticipates graduating in the Spring of 2024.
Thea Hahlen
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Thea Hahlen

Title/Position
Intern
Thea is a Senior at the University of Iowa. She is pursuing a Marketing Management major at the Tippie College of Business and has completed a minor in dance. She started working at The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in November of 2020. Outside of the office, she is a brother of the Delta Sigma Pi Epsilon chapter. Thea is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, running, traveling, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. She will graduate in December of 2022.
Jake Metzger
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Jake Metzger

Title/Position
Accounting Intern
Jake is a senior at The University of Iowa from St. Michael, Minnesota. He is a double major in Accounting and Finance and anticipates graduating in the Spring of 2022 and pursuing graduate school.  He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in April 2021. Outside of work, he is an active member of Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity and Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Organization. He enjoys Hawkeye sports, skiing, trapshooting, and spending time with friends and family.
Ryan Morrow
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Ryan Morrow

Title/Position
Intern
Ryan is a Freshman at the University of Iowa. He is pursuing a double major in Management with an entrepreneurship focus and Marketing at the Tippie College of Business. He began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in August of 2022. Outside of work, Ryan is involved as a mentor and coach to high school entrepreneurs and their teachers through Uncharted Learning, NFP. He is from Naperville, Illinois and enjoys spending time with friends and watching Hawkeye athletics. Ryan anticipates graduating in 2026.
Lucas Owen
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Lucas Owen

Title/Position
Intern
Lucas is a Senior at the University of Iowa pursuing a degree in Accounting and Finance within the Tippie College of Business. He started working at The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in August of 2022. Outside of work, Lucas is an active member in the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. He is from West Des Moines, Iowa and enjoys Hawkeye and professional sports, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. He anticipates graduating in the December of 2022.
Sydney Smock
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Sydney Smock

Title/Position
Intern
Sydney is a Freshman at the University of Iowa. She is pursuing a degree in Social Work. She began working for The University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and The Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in September 2022. Sydney is from Coggon, Iowa. In her free time, Sydney enjoys hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, and cheering on the Hawkeyes. She anticipates graduating in the Spring of 2026.
Luke Young
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Luke Young

Title/Position
Intern
Luke is a Senior at the University of Iowa pursuing a major in Marketing Management within the Tippie College of Business with a minor in Psychology. He began working at the University of Iowa Trademark Licensing Program and the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum in October of 2021. Luke is from Iowa City, Iowa and enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, and cheering on the Hawkeyes. He anticipates graduating in the spring of 2023.
Rachel Zingg
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Rachel Zingg

Title/Position
Law Intern
Rachel is a second-year law student at the University of Iowa College of Law and is planning to become an intellectual property lawyer with a focus on copyright and trademark law. She is the Co-Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, a student writer for the Iowa Law Review, and a member of the Intellectual Property Appellate Advocacy team. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and watching romantic comedies. She is originally from Ottumwa, Iowa.