Boards and Councils

Policy Board

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

Lydia Brown Ryan Companies
Tatum Buse Collins Aerospace
Scott Gasway J.P. Gasway
Doug Kopp Alliant Energy
Gene Neighbor Farmers State Bank - Marion
Anne Parmley Pearson - Iowa City
Jeff Pomeranz City of Cedar Rapids
Charlie Rohde (Chair) King's Material Inc.
Chris Skogman (Vice Chair) Skogman Realty
Duane Smith TrueNorth Compaines
Cindy Thul Quaker Foods & Snacks a Division of Pepsico Inc.
Ted Townsend UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital

Large Investor Council

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

Todd Bergen
Transamerica Companies
Jeff Cannon
Diamond V World Headquarters
Tim Charles
Mercy Medical Center
Chris DeWolf
Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc.
Cindy Dietz
Collins Aerospace
Becky Ditch
Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Iowa
John Dorfler
Wells Fargo Bank
Chris Edwards The Gazette
Jack Evans
The Hall-Perrine Foundation
Eric Fasnacht ADM-Corn Processing Division
Karin Guthrie Whirlpool Corporation - Amana Operations
Lynn Hartman Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman
Curt Heideman U.S. Bank
Larry Helling Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Doug Kopp Alliant Energy - Interstate Power and Light Co.
Kathryn Kunert MidAmerican Energy Company
Martin Lenss The Eastern Iowa Airport
Shawn Lueth Shive-Hattery Inc.
Scott Lindgren Nordstrom
Lura McBride Van Meter Inc.
Bill McCartan, Esq. Bradley & Riley PC
Gene Neighbor Farmers State Bank
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
Randy Rings Downtown SSMID
Cindy Roehr Linn County Anesthesiologists
Charlie Rohde King's Material, Inc.
Stefanie Rupert Collins Community Credit Union
Kyle Skogman Skogman Realty
Duane Smith TrueNorth Companies
John Smith CRST International, Inc.
Mick Starcevich Kirkwood Community College
Gary Streit Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
Mike Sundall Physicians' Clinic of Iowa, P.L.C.
Cindy Thul Quaker Foods & Snacks
Ted Townsend UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital
Stacey Walker Linn County Board of Supervisors
Dennis Winders RCI Imaging Center
Bankers Trust

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

Kara Callanan Hawkeye Communication/Fandel Alarm
Patrice Carroll ImOn Communications
Natalie Clouse Bradley & Riley PC
Adam Covington Eastbank Venue & Lounge
Kim Downs City of Hiawatha
Eric Engelmann The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative
Jared Hanlin GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation & BENZ Beverage Depot
Sarah Hermanson Management Recruiters of Cedar Rapids
Michelle Jensen CarePro Health Services
Jim Koch ETS
Angela Linden Massage Heights
Mike McGrath McGrath Family of Dealerships
Craig Montz Modern Companies Inc.
Ryan Murphy Marion Process Solutions
James Nelson House of Carpets
Greg Neumeyer BankIowa
Jason Olmstead Olmstead Construction Inc.
Quinn Pettifer The Gazette
Lisa Rowe (Vice Chair) Westdale Mall
Pat Sauter King's Materials Inc.
Charity Tyler (Chair) Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
Christopher Wheeler Point Builders

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
Karl Cassell
Perhaps Today
Stacy Cataldo
Cedar Valley Montessori Schools
Kari Cooling Holmes Murphy
Liz Efting The Ahmann Companies
Travis Fell RSM US
Brooke Fitzgerald
The Early Bird Cafe
Darryl High High Property Management
Brad Joens Hills Bank and Trust Company
James Klein
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
David Little
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Shawn Lueth (Chair)
Shive-Hattery, Inc.
Kathryn Nash Circle Computer Resources, Inc.
Toby Olsen OPN Architects Inc.
John Osako (Vice Chair)
Informatics, Inc.
Brooke Prouty Uptown Marion Mainstreet
Jennifer Pruden
Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District
Carrie Schumacher
Cobble Hill
Erica Seelman Gibbs Lamb Drown Commercial Real Estate Advisors
Kristy Staker Hy-Vee
Emily Stochl National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Bart Woods (Chair)
Primus Construction

Business Retention & Expansion Innovation Council

The Business Retention & Expansion Innovation Council focuses on our core function of Business Retention & Expansion 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 (Vice Chair)
Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc.
Laura Dement hibu
Scott Dryzcimski Alliant Energy - Interstate Power and Light Co.
Chad Dummermuth IGD Industries
Timothy Faughn Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Nick Glew MEDCO
Kris Gulick Kris G. Gulick CPA, P.L.C.
Karin Guthrie Whirlpool Corporation - Amana Operations
David Hayes Coe College
Dennis Henderson
HH Ventures
Duane Jasper
Destinations Unlimited Inc.
Nate Kaeding Build to Suit, Inc.
Roger Klouda
MSI Mold Builders
Martin Lenss
The Eastern Iowa Airport
Kelly Lind-Daufeldt U.S. Bank
Mary Meisterling
Alliant Energy - Interstate Power and Light Co.
Pankaj Monga
Channel Fusion
Cliff Murphy
International Paper
Mark Nolte
Iowa City Area Development (ICAD)
Alphonce O'Bannon
LBA Foundation
Stacie Sefton
BHFO, Inc.
Dennis Smidt DuPont
Scott Stimart
Genova Technologies, Inc.
Mark Thoeny (Chair)
American Profol, Inc.
Robin Walenta West Music Company

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