People: Heartland Express Inc (HTLD.O)
23 Sep 2016
Dr. Tahira K. Hira is Independent Director of Heartland Express, Inc., since October 27, 2011. Dr. Hira is currently serving Iowa State University as Professor Emerita, providing consulting in the areas of financial education and research. Dr. Hira retired in 2014 from Iowa State University from her position as Senior Policy Advisor to the President and Professor of Personal Finance and Consumer Economics which she held from 2012 to 2014. Dr. Hira was the Executive Assistant to the President of Iowa State University from 2002 through 2012. Dr. Hira is internationally known as a leader in the field of Personal Finance and Consumer Economics. Dr. Hira served as the Associate Vice Provost for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program, and has taught and conducted research in family financial management, investing, consumer credit, gambling and consumer bankruptcy in the United States and abroad. Dr. Hira received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Punjab University, Pakistan, and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics in 1973, and a Ph.D. in 1976 in Family and Consumer Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Hira was employed by Iowa State University from 1980 until her retirement in 2014. Dr. Hira's qualifications to serve on our Board include her extensive professional experience in the fields of financial literacy, consumer bankruptcy, investment behavior, financial planning, and economics.
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