Michael L. Faust is a 1974 graduate of Northwest. Serving as a director of the Northwest Foundation from 2002 to 2020, he is among the longest-serving directors in the Foundation’s history. He became a committee chair in his first year, was board president from 2008-2010, then continued to serve as a director and chair of the Advancement Committee for the Forever Green campaign.
Faust retired in 2015 after 36 years with Kiewit Corporation, a Fortune 500 international construction and mining firm based in Omaha. As Assistant to the Chairman, he was speechwriter to senior executives, contributing editor to the company magazine, instructor at Kiewit University and manager of the corporate charitable giving program. He was active in community affairs, serving as a director of many non-profits including United Way of the Midlands, Omaha Community Foundation, and Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. In retirement, he keeps busy with communications consulting and serves as a director of several Omaha-based nonprofits.