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Board and Councils

The 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 2019

Bryan Earnest
Chair
AMPERAGE Fundraising & Marketing
Chris Fereday
Vice Chair
PDCM
Cary Darrah
Secretary
Grow Cedar Valley
Leslie Prideaux
Treasurer
University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association
Eric Johnson
Past Chair
Beecher, Field, Walker, Morris, Hoffman & Johnson, P.C.

  • Sue Armbrecht
    MidWestOne Bank
  • Stacey Bentley
    Community Bank & Trust
  • Monte Berg
    Veridian Credit Union
  • Steve Bernard
    Cedar Falls Utilities
  • Roy Biondi
    Courier Communications
  • James W. Bronner
    City of Waverly
  • Mayor James Brown
    City of Cedar Falls
  • Mark Collett
    Bloom Manufacturing
  • Dr. Darrel Colson
    Wartburg College
  • Christy Decker
    Dupaco Community Credit Union
  • Pam Delagardelle
    UnityPoint Health - Waterloo
  • Jim Denholm
    CUNA Mutual Group
  • Dave DeVault
    John Deere
  • Deonna Fritz
    Expense Reduction Analysts
  • Tim Godfrey
    Witham Auto Centers
  • Matt Halbur
    Rydell Chevrolet
  • Mayor Quentin Hart
    City of Waterloo
  • Todd Holcomb
    Hawkeye Community College
  • John Huff
    KWWL
  • Tim Hurley
    TechWorks Campus
  • Kathryn Kunert
    MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Dr. Jane Lindaman
    Waterloo Community School District
  • Mike Mallaro
    VGM Group
  • Pete Meehan
    Financial Decisions Group
  • Amy Mohr
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Tom Nagle
    Nagle Signs, Inc. & Eagle Sign Co.
  • Dr. Mark Nook
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Dr. Andy Pattee
    Cedar Falls Community School District
  • Bob Petersen
    Northland Products Co.
  • Erik Skovgard
    Lincoln Savings Bank
  • Andy Van Fleet
    Visual Logic, iD8
  • James E. Walsh Jr.
    JSA Development LLC
  • Danny Laudick
    Red Cedar

Chamber Council FY 2019

Deonna Fritz
Chair
Expense Reduction Analysts
Katy Susong
Vice Chair
Cardinal Construction, Inc.
Pete Meehan
Past Chair
Financial Decisions Group

  • Ted Batemon
    Electronic Engineering Co.
  • David Beaty
    Heartland Financial Services
  • Blake Colwell
    Colwell Ford
  • David Deeds
    JSA Development LLC
  • Nick Elliott
    DISTek Integration, Inc.
  • Wade Itzen
    BankIowa
  • Kirsten Jegsen
    Hilton Garden Inn
  • Phil Nash
    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

TechWorks Board of Directors

Barb Anderson
Treasurer
VGM Group
Tim Hurley
Chair
Retired - Deer Co. City of Waterloo

  • Noel Anderson
    City of Waterloo
  • Dave Deaver
    DWDEAVER, LLC
  • John Fritch
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Jeff Hassman
    CVP Advisors
  • Mark Kittrell
    Eagle View Partners
  • Ed McCann
    John Deere Waterloo Works
  • Bob Petersen
    Northland Products Co.
  • Randy Pilkington
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Don Temeyer
    Retired & City of Waterloo

Leader Valley Council

Tom Penaluna
Chair
CBE Companies
Monte Berg
Treasurer
Veridian Credit Union
Cary Darrah
Secretary
Grow Cedar Valley

  • Jane Bradley
    Hawkeye Community College
  • Mayor James Brown
    City of Cedar Falls
  • Jim Denholm
    CUNA Mutual Group
  • Bryan Earnest
    AMPERAGE Fundraising & Marketing
  • Mayor Quentin Hart
    City of Waterloo
  • Jane Lindaman
    Waterloo Community School District
  • Matt Meyers
    John Deere Waterloo Works
  • Tom Novotny
    Cedar Valley Catholic Schools
  • Andy Pattee
    Cedar Falls Community School District
  • Walt Rogers
    Iowa House