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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 FY2022

Rebecca Guinn
Chair
John Deere Waterloo Operations
Mike Mallaro
Vice Chair
VGM Group
Cary Darrah
Secretary
Grow Cedar Valley
Leslie Prideaux
Treasurer
University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association

  • Chris Fereday, Past Chair
    PDCM
  • David Adams
    Courier Communications
  • Steve Bernard
    Cedar Falls Utilities
  • Gwenne Berry
    University of Northern Iowa
  • James W. Bronner
    City of Waverly
  • Renee Christoffer
    Veridian Credit Union
  • Dr. Darrel Colson
    Wartburg College
  • David Deeds
    JSA Development LLC
  • Pam Delagardelle
    UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital
  • Bryan Earnest
    AMPERAGE Fundraising & Marketing
  • Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbouonye
    Black Hawk County Health Department
  • Mayor Robert Green
    City of Cedar Falls
  • Mayor Quentin Hart
    City of Waterloo
  • Lexie Heath
    Farmers State Bank
  • Dr. Todd Holcomb
    Hawkeye Community College
  • John Huff
    KWWL
  • Tim Hurley
    TechWorks Campus
  • Kathryn Kunert
    MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Dr. Jane Lindaman
    Waterloo Community School District
  • Matt Meyers
    John Deere Waterloo Works
  • 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.
  • Katy Susong
    Cardinal Construction
  • Rick Petersen
    Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Amy Wienands
    Amy Wienands Real Estate
  • Dave Wilson
    Ryan Companies
  • Mikel Woods
    Advanced Heat Treat Corp.

Community Development Council FY 2022

Dave Wison
Chair
Ryan Companies
Tim Verheyen
Vice Chair
ISG

  • 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
    Western Home Communities
  • Christa Miehe
    VGM Group
  • Phil Nash
    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Vicki Parsons
    Farmers State Bank
  • Robert Seymour
    Community Bank & Trust

TechWorks Board of Directors

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

  • Noel Anderson
    City of Waterloo
  • Emily Chase
    Lincoln Savings Bank
  • Cary Darrah
    Grow Cedar Valley
  • David A. Davis
    John Deere Waterloo Works
  • Dave Deaver
    DWDEAVER, LLC
  • John Fritch
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Mark Kittrell
    Eagle View Partners
  • Bob Petersen
    Northland Products Co.
  • Randy Pilkington
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Don Temeyer
    Retired & City of Waterloo

Leader Valley Council

Matt Meyers
Chair
John Deere Waterloo Works
Kara Van Wert
Treasurer
Veridian Credit Union
Bryan Earnest
Vice-Chair
AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising
Katie Hillyer
Secretary
University of Northern Iowa

  • Kelsey Burke
    VGM
  • Cary Darrah
    Grow Cedar Valley
  • Liz DeJoode
    PDCM Insurance
  • Will Frost
  • Dr. Jane Lindaman
    Waterloo Community School District
  • Tom Novotny
    Cedar Valley Catholic Schools
  • Dr. Andy Pattee
    Cedar Falls Community School District
  • Steph Paxton
    Amy Wienands Real Estate
  • Tom Penaluna
    Past-Chair
    CBE Companies
  • Dr. Melissa Reade
    Leader Valley
  • Kendra Richman
    UnityPoint Health
  • Aaron Sauerbrei
    Hawkeye Community College
  • Brandie White
    Kryton