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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 2021

Chris Fereday
Chair
PDCM
Rebecca Guinn
Vice Chair
John Deere Waterloo Operations
Cary Darrah
Secretary
Grow Cedar Valley
Leslie Prideaux
Treasurer
University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association

  • Bryan Earnest, Past Chair
    AMPERAGE Fundraising & Marketing
  • David Adams
    Courier Communications
  • Sue Armbrecht
    MidWestOne Bank
  • Stacey Bentley
    Community Bank & Trust
  • Steve Bernard
    Cedar Falls Utilities
  • James W. Bronner
    City of Waverly
  • Mark Collett
    Bloom Manufacturing
  • Dr. Darrel Colson
    Wartburg College
  • Brooke Croshier-Sidebotham
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Jim Denholm
    CUNA Mutual Group
  • Jack Dusenbery
    MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center
  • Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbouonye
    Black Hawk County Health Department
  • Mayor Robert Green
    City of Cedar Falls
  • Matt Halbur
    Rydell Chevrolet
  • Mayor Quentin Hart
    City of Waterloo
  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Dr. Todd Holcomb
    Hawkeye Community College
  • John Huff
    KWWL
  • Tim Hurley
    TechWorks Campus
  • Kathryn Kunert
    MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Danny Laudick
    Red Cedar
  • Dr. Jane Lindaman
    Waterloo Community School District
  • Mike Mallaro
    VGM Group
  • Pete Meehan
    Financial Decisions Group
  • Dr. Mark Nook
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Dr. Andy Pattee
    Cedar Falls Community School District
  • Bob Petersen
    Northland Products Co.
  • Andrew Robeson
    Turning Point Investments
  • Erik Skovgard
    Lincoln Savings Bank
  • Katy Susong
    Cardinal Construction, Inc.
  • James E. Walsh Jr.
    JSA Development LLC
  • Travis Wirth
    Hy-Vee Food Store
  • Mikel Woods
    Advanced Heat Treat Corp.

Chamber Council FY 2021

Katy Susong
Chair
Cardinal Construction, Inc.
Dave Wison
Vice Chair
Ryan Companies

  • Ted Batemon
    Electronic Engineering Co.
  • David Beaty
    Heartland Financial Services
  • Blake Colwell
    Colwell Ford
  • David Deeds
    JSA Development LLC
  • Nick Elliott
    DISTek Integration, Inc.
  • Jayne Hall
    Accel Group
  • Wade Itzen
    BankIowa
  • Kirsten Jegsen
  • Christa Miehe
    VGM Group
  • Phil Nash
    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Tim Verheyen
    ISG

TechWorks Board of Directors

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

  • Noel Anderson
    City of Waterloo
  • Cary Darrah
    Grow Cedar Valley
  • 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

Jim Denholm
Chair
CUNA Mutual Group
Matt Meyers
Vice-Chair
John Deere Waterloo Works
Kara Van Wert
Treasurer
Veridian Credit Union
Bryan Earnest
Secretary
AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising

  • Dr. Andy Pattee
    Cedar Falls Community School District
  • Brandie White
    Kryton
  • Cary Darrah
    Grow Cedar Valley
  • Deacon Smith
    Expo Alternative Learning Center/Waterloo Career Center
  • Dr. Jane Lindaman
    Waterloo Community School District
  • Katie Hillyer
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Kelsey Burke
    VGM
  • Kendra Richman
    Unity Point Health
  • Liz DeJoode
    PDCM Insurance
  • Aaron Sauerbrei
    Hawkeye Community College
  • Dr. Melissa Reade
    Leader Valley
  • Reagan Lindsay
    Columbus Catholic High School
  • Steph Paxton
    Amy Wienands Real Estate
  • Teri Trask
    Leader Valley
  • Tom Novotny
    Cedar Valley Catholic Schools
  • Tom Penaluna
    CBE Companies
  • Will Frost
    Grow Cedar Valley