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Board and Councils

Grow Cedar Valley operates under the direction of business and civic leaders from throughout the Cedar Valley and talented, full-time team members. Every day we work alongside partner institutions and businesses that are investing to improve the economic environment and quality of life in the Cedar Valley.

View our Boards and Councils below, including the Grow Cedar Valley Board of Directors, Grow Cedar Valley Chamber Council, Leader Valley Council, and the TechWorks Board of Directors.

Grow Cedar Valley Board of Directors FY 2023

Mike Mallaro
Chair
VGM Group
Pam Delagardelle
Incoming Chair
UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital
Rebecca Guinn
Past Chair
John Deere Waterloo Operations
David Wilson
Treasurer
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Cary Darrah
Secretary
Grow Cedar Valley

  • Steve Bernard
    Cedar Falls Utilities
  • Gwenne Berry
    University of Northern Iowa
  • James W. Bronner
    City of Waverly
  • Renee Christoffer
    Veridian Credit Union
  • Brooke Croshier-Sidebotham
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Dave Deaver
    TechWorks Campus
  • David Deeds
    JSA Development LLC
  • Bryan Earnest
    AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising
  • Chris Fereday
    PDCM
  • Mayor Robert Green
    City of Cedar Falls
  • Zachary Hansen
    Invision Architecture
  • Mayor Quentin Hart
    City of Waterloo
  • Dr. Todd Holcomb
    Hawkeye Community College
  • John Huff
    KWWL
  • Janet Johnson
    Courier Communications
  • Kathryn Kunert
    MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Danny Laudick
    MidAmerican Energy
  • Dr. Rebecca Neiduski
    Wartburg College
  • Dr. Mark Nook
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Atul Patel
    Open Door Hospitality
  • Dr. Andy Pattee
    Cedar Falls Community School District
  • Bob Petersen
    Northland Products Co.
  • Rick Petersen
    Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Dr. Jared Smith
    Waterloo Community School District
  • Katy Susong
    Cardinal Construction
  • Dan Trelka
    Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors
  • Tim Verheyen
  • Amy Wienands
    Amy Wienands Real Estate
  • Mikel Woods
    Advanced Heat Treat Corp.

Community Development Council FY 2023

Tim Verheyen
Chair
Vicki Parsons
Vice Chair
Farmers State Bank

  • Ted Batemon
    Electronic Engineering Co.
  • David Beaty
    Heartland Financial Services
  • Blake Colwell
    Colwell Ford
  • Jean Firman
    The Surgery Center at United Medical Park
  • Jayne Hall
    Accel Group
  • Wade Itzen
    BankIowa
  • Mike Hulme
    Financial Resource Advisors
  • Christa Miehe
    VGM Group
  • Madelyn Ridgeway
    CBE Companies, Inc.
  • Robert Seymour
    Community Bank & Trust
  • Katy Susong
    Cardinal Construction, Inc.

Ambassadors

Dave Bowling
Co-President 22/23
Hy-Vee Food Store
Atul Patel
Co-President 22/23
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Open Door Hospitality

  • Ted Batemon
    Electronic Engineering Co.
  • Tammy Bedard
    Gordon Flesch Company, Inc.
  • Erin Bishop
    AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising
  • Michael Brocka
    Modus Engineering
  • Maggie Burger
    Speer Financial, Inc.
  • Bryan Burton
    Boys & Girls Club of the Cedar Valley
  • Shay Caley
    Denver Savings Bank
  • Jessica Crouch
    Shaklee
  • Joseph Decker
    Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
  • Mike Fain
    GreenState Credit Union
  • Brian Gabel
    Panther Sports Properties
  • Brady Gruhn
    Lighthouse Travel Cedar Falls
  • Matt Halbur
    Rydell Chevrolet
  • Jayne Hall
    The Accel Group
  • Tavis Hall
    Experience Waterloo
  • Stefanie Hartel
    Camp Run-A-Mutt
  • Nick Hildebrandt
    Emergent Architecture
  • Wade Itzen
    BankIowa
  • Kirsten Jegsen
    Western Home Communities
  • Whitney Jensen
    Boy Scouts of America, Winnebago Council
  • Keith Kaspari
    Waterloo Regional Airport
  • Matt Loesche
    Dupaco Community Credit Union
  • Bob Manning
    Cedar Valley Home Builders Association
  • Tom Marquez
    ActionCOACH Mind Links
  • Jeremia Matz
    SCHEELS
  • Mike McCrary
    Lincoln Savings Bank
  • Casey McLaughlin
    McLaughlin Investment Services
  • Richard Morris
    Beecher, Field, Walker, Morris, Hoffman & Johnson, P.C.
  • Tom Nagle
    Nagle Signs, Inc.
  • Phil Nash
    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Mark Oliver
    Bergan KDV
  • Vicki Parsons
    Farmers State Bank
  • Jennifer Pickar
    Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau
  • Mike Reyhons
    Strategic Imaging
  • Jessica Rucker
    Main Street Waterloo
  • Bonnie Sadler
    NuCara Pharmacy
  • Jim Schaefer
    Grow Cedar Valley
  • Mindy Schmidt
    John Deere Waterloo Operations
  • Steve Schmitt
    Gordon Flesch Company, Inc.
  • Robert Seymour
    Community Bank & Trust
  • Jennifer Siech
    Cedar Valley Hospice
  • Marty Stoakes
    Martin Inc. Realtors
  • Joe Surma
    MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center
  • Katy Susong
    Cardinal Construction, Inc.
  • Michelle Temeyer
    Roundtable
  • Ben Trueg
    Hampton Inn Cedar Falls
  • Katelyn Tungland
    Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
  • Mike Walden
    Locke Funeral Home
  • David Wilson
    Ryan Companies US, Inc.
  • Jamie Wilson
    Wilson Restaurant Supply & Equipment Service
  • Todd Wordel
  • Bette Wubbena
    Grow Cedar Valley

TechWorks Board of Directors FY 2023

Dave Deaver
Chair
DWDEAVER, LLC

  • Noel Anderson
    City of Waterloo
  • Cary Darrah
    Grow Cedar Valley
  • David A. Davis
    John Deere Waterloo Works
  • Andrea Devore
    Lincoln Savings Bank
  • John Fritch
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Mark Kittrell
    Eagle View Partners
  • Brad Leeper
    Invision Architecture
  • Bob Petersen
    Northland Products Co.
  • Randy Pilkington
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Aaron Sauerbrei
    Hawkeye Community College
  • Don Temeyer
    Retired & City of Waterloo