Iowa Ideas 2022
Advisory Council

  • Advisory Council Liaisons

    • Zack Kucharski

      The Gazette

    • Quinn Pettifer

      The Gazette

  • Arts & Culture

    • Diana Nollen

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Cecelia Rokusek

      National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library

    • Jeff Fleming

      Des Moines Art Center

    • Laura Manatt

      Brooklyn Opera House

    • Tim Hankewich

      Orchestra Iowa

    • Wendy Ford

      City of Iowa City

      She/Her

    • Chuck Swanson

      Hancher

    • Jeff Chelesvig

      Des Moines Performing Arts

    • Sean Ulmer

      CR Museum of Art

    • Todd Behrens

      Sioux City Art Center

    • Cecilia Rokusek

      National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library

    • Andrew Last

      Luther College

    • Jeff Morgan

      Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

    • Katie Hallman

      Theatre Cedar Rapids

    • Dale Merrill

      Liberty Iron Works

  • Community Development

    • Marissa Payne

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Gage Miskimen

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Sandy Ehrig

      Iowa Farm Bureau

    • Tom Banta

      ICAD

    • Dustin Miller

      Iowa Chamber Alliance

    • Carl Lingen

      Iowa Association of Council Governments

    • Mickey Shields

      League of Cities

    • Craig Armstrong

      City of Newton

    • Ed Raber

      Dubuque County

    • Shirley Philips

      Western Iowa Tourism Region

  • Education

    • Grace King

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Vanessa Miller

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • David Tominsky

      The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo)

      He/Him

    • Mark Wiederspan

      Iowa College Aid

      He/Him

    • Jeff Weld

      Iowa STEM

    • Margaret Buckton

      Urban Education Network of Iowa

    • Laurie Phelan

      iJAG

    • Peter Matthes

      University of Iowa

  • Energy & Environment

    • Erin Jordan

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Brittney J. Miller

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Adam Kiel

      Soil & Water Outcomes Fund

    • Brian Selinger

      Iowa Economic Development Authority

      He/Him

    • Nick Peterson

      Alliant Energy

    • Silvia Secchi

      University of Iowa

      She/Her

    • Steve Guyer

      Iowa Environmental Council

      He/Him

    • Rod Pritchard

      ITC Midwest

    • Anne Kimber

      Iowa State University

    • Ryan Kay

      Hertz Farm Management

    • Pam Mackey Taylor

      Sierra Club of Iowa

  • Health Care

    • Zack Kucharski

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Anthony Carroll

      AARP

    • John Hale

      Advocacy Policy

      He/Him

    • Laura Rainey

      UnityPoint

      She/Her

    • Lori Ristau

      Iowa Health Care Association

    • Bill Menner

      Bill Menner Group

    • Theresa Davison

      Milestones (Quad Cities)

    • Monica Vallejo

      LULAC Representative

    • Elizabeth Matney

      Iowa Medicaid

    • Di Findley

      Iowa Caregivers Association

  • Policy

    • Erin Murphy

      The Gazette — Track Lead

  • Workforce

    • Michael Chevy Castranova

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Emily Schmitt

      Sukup Manufacturing Co.

    • Jill Wilkins

      NewBoCo

      She/Her

    • Mugisha Bwenge

      United We March Forward

      He/Him

    • Chris Diebel

      Iowa Business Council

    • Jasmine Almoayyed

      Kirkwood Community College

    • Michelle Rich

      United Way of Central Iowa

    • Sanjita Pradhen

      DEI and Workforce Consultant

    • Amy Colbert

      Tippie College of Business

    • Nicole Crain

      Iowa Association of Business and Industry

    • Srdjan Golub

      Hawkeye Community College

    • Dan Sulentic

      IDOC

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    • Elijah Decious

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Angelica Vannatta

      United Way of East Central Iowa

      She/Her

    • Anthony Arrington

      Top Rank

      He/Him

    • Courtney Reyes

      One Iowa

      She/Her

    • Kerry Crowell

      LBA Foundation

      He/Him

    • Max Mowitz

      One Iowa

      He/Him and They/Them

    • Sofia DeMartino

      Horizons

      She/Her

    • Theresa Lewis

      The Arc of East Central Iowa

      She/Her

    • Rachel Rockwell

      Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County

    • Angela Weekley

      Veridian Credit Union

    • Melissa Copeland-Silver

      Delta V Code School

    • Izaah Knox

      Urban Dreams

    • Stefanie Munsterman

      CR Civil Rights Commission

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