Boards and Councils

Policy Board

The Policy Board serves as the Economic Alliance's board of directors, setting policy and overseeing the budget.

Tatum Buse Collins Aerospace
Hugh Ekberg CRST International, Inc.
Gene Neighbor Farmers State Bank
Anne Parmley Pearson
Jeff Pomeranz City of Cedar Rapids
Charlie Rohde Dakota Red Corporation
Chris Skogman Skogman Realty
Duane Smith TrueNorth Companies LLC
Charity Tyler Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
Christopher Wheeler Point Builders, LLC

Large Investor Council

The Large Investor Council consists of representatives from organizations in the top three investment levels at the Economic Alliance.

Jim Beardsworth Transamerica Companies
Tim Charles Mercy Medical Center
Laurie Dawley Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
Chris DeWolf Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc.
Cindy Dietz Collins Aerospace
Becky Ditch Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa
John Dorfler Wells Fargo Bank
Hugh Ekberg CRST International, Inc.
Eric Fasnacht ADM-Corn Processing Division
Mike Goble Diamond V World Headquarters/South Mfg. Facility
Daniel Goldstein The Gazette
Jay Hardeman Quaker Foods & Snacks A Division of Pepsico Inc.
Lynn Hartman Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
Curt Heideman U.S. Bank NA
Larry Helling Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Terry Kouba Alliant Energy - Interstate Power and Light Co.
Kathryn Kunert MidAmerican Energy Company
Martin Lenss The Eastern Iowa Airport
Greg Luerkens Amana Society
Shawn Lueth Shive-Hattery Inc.
Eric Martin Transamerica Companies
Linda Mattes Alliant Energy - Interstate Power and Light Co.
Lura McBride Van Meter Inc.
Bill McCartan, Esq. Bradley & Riley PC
Rebecca Neades GreenState Credit Union
Gene Neighbor Farmers State Bank
Sara Nichols Whirlpool Corporation - Amana Operations
Michelle Niermann UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital
Michael Oldman Nordstrom
Jeff Parker Casey's General Store
Rue Patel General Mills Operations, Inc.
Lon Pluckhahn City of Marion
Jeff Pomeranz City of Cedar Rapids
Thom Pritz KCRG-TV9/Gray Television
Randy Ramlo UFG Insurance
Charlie Rohde Dakota Red Corporation
Stefanie Rupert Collins Community Credit Union
Roxie Simon Ingredion
Kyle Skogman Skogman Realty
Duane Smith TrueNorth Companies, LLC
Michael Sundall Physicians' Clinic of Iowa, P.C.
Lori Sundberg Kirkwood Community College
Stacey Walker Linn County Board of Supervisors
Dennis Winders RCI Business Services Office
Todd Wishman Bankers Trust Company

Business Support Innovation Council

The Business Support Innovation Council focuses on core function of Business Support, which is dedicated to economic growth and business success, particularly of small and locally owned businesses, by supporting employers through networking, business support programs, initiatives and professional development programs.

Anthony Arrington
Top RANK
Kara Callanan Hawkeye Communication/Fandel Alarm
Natalie Clouse Bradley & Riley PC
Adam Covington Eastbank Venue & Lounge
Kim Downs City of Hiawatha
Daniel Dyson Legacy Manufacturing Company
Dan Gross AAVIN Private Equity
Barbara Hames Hames Homes LLC
Jared Hanlin GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation
Julie Hein KZIA-FM
Michelle Jensen CarePro Health Services
Anne King Collective Data
Jim Koch ETS
Ryan Murphy Marion Process Solutions
James Nelson House of Carpets
Greg Neumeyer Kirkwood Community College
Jason Olmstead Olmstead Construction Inc.
Quinn Pettifer The Gazette
Lisa Rowe Q4 Real Estate
Pat Sauter King's Material Inc.
Jamie Seifken Cedar Ridge Vineyards Winery & Distillery
Charity Tyler Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
Christopher Wheeler Point Builders LLC

Community Development Innovation Council

The Community Development Innovation Council focuses on the core function of Community Development, which grows core central districts in Cedar Rapids and supports surrounding communities. The council works to implement strategic plans for core districts, and also to inform and educate businesses.

John Albert
Citywide Cleaners, Inc.
Bill Bogert
Anderson Bogert Engineers & Surveyors
Stacy Cataldo
Cedar Valley Montessori Schools
Kari Cooling Holmes Murphy & Associates
Jon Dusek Armstrong Development Co.
Travis Fell RSM US
Destiny Hastings Geonetric
Darryl High High Properties
Brad Joens Hills Bank and Trust Company
Carissa Johnson Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
Nathan Kass Fehr Graham
Ted Kepros Kepros Physical Therapy and Performance, PC
James Klein
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
David Little
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Shawn Lueth
Shive-Hattery, Inc.
Craig Montz Miron Construction Co. Inc.
Kathryn Nash Raining Rose
Toby Olsen OPN Architects Inc.
John Osako
Informatics, Inc.
Brooke Prouty Marion Chamber of Commerce
Carrie Schumacher
Cobble Hill
Erica Seelman Gibbs Lamb Drown Commercial Real Estate Advisors
Chris Skogman Skogman Realty
Duane Smith TrueNorth Companies LLC
Kristy Staker Hy-Vee
Bart Woods
Primus Companies

Economic Development Innovation Council

The Economic Development Innovation Council focuses on our core function of Economic Development & Workforce which grows and retains local business.

Lynn Allendorf John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Ed Barrett HR Green
Jon Bartleson
SecurityCoverage, Inc.
Stephanie Bredman Kirkwood Community College
Don Chizek
Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc.
Laura Dement hibu
Scott Dryzcimski Alliant Energy - Interstate Power and Light Co.
Chad Dummermuth IGD Industries
Eric Engelmann New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative/NewBoCo
Timothy Faughn Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Nick Glew MEDCO
Kris Gulick Kris G. Gulick CPA, P.L.C.
Jesse Hammes
Weitz Industrial LLC
David Hayes Coe College
Duane Jasper
Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited Inc.
Nate Kaeding Build to Suit, Inc.
Roger Klouda
MSI Mold Builders
Paula Land Catherine McAuley Center
Martin Lenss
The Eastern Iowa Airport
Kelly Lind-Daufeldt U.S. Bank
Robb Loftsgard Bankers Trust Company
Pankaj Monga
Channel Fusion
Gene Neighbor Farmers State Bank
Sara Nichols Whirlpool Corporation - Amana Operations
Mark Nolte
Iowa City Area Development (ICAD)
Alphonce O'Bannon LBA Foundation
Anne Parmley Pearson
Stacie Sefton BHFO, Inc.
Dennis Smidt DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Scott Stimart
Genova Technologies, Inc.
Robin Walenta West Music Company

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