Iowa Ideas 2024
Advisory Council

  • Advisory Council Liaisons

    • Brittany Barnhart

      The Gazette

    • Quinn Pettifer

      The Gazette

    • Sara Baranowski

      The Gazette

    • Tony Baranowski

      The Gazette

    • Zack Kucharski

      The Gazette

  • Executive Advisory Council

    • Doug Neumann

      Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

    • Jasmine Almoayyed

      Kirkwood Community College

    • Jason Brummond

      The Daily Iowan

    • Jill Wilkins

      NewBoCo

    • Melissa Tully

      University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication

    • Okpara Rice

      Tanager

    • Scott Drzycimski

      ITC Midwest

  • Arts & Culture

    • Diana Nollen

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Dale Merrill

      Liberty Iron Works

    • Jeff Chelesvig

      Des Moines Performing Arts

    • Jeff Morgan

      Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

    • Katie Hallman

      Theatre Cedar Rapids

    • Keegan Colletta Huckfeldt

      Englert Theatre

      He/Him

    • Kurt Strand

      Dubuque River Museum

      He/Him

    • Laura Manatt

      Brooklyn Opera House

    • Mia Buch

      Des Moines Arts Center

      She/Her

    • Sean Ulmer

      Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

    • Steve Carignan

      Gallagher Bluedorn

    • Tim Hankewich

      Orchestra Iowa

  • Economic and Community Development

    • Bill Menner

      Bill Menner Group

    • Caleb Mason

      Eastern Iowa Airport

    • Carl Lingen

      Iowa Association of Council Governments

    • Chad Schreck

      North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation

    • Cheri Kampman

      Kirkwood Community College

    • Dustin Miller

      Iowa Chamber Alliance

    • Emily Schmitt

      Sukup Manufacturing and current Chair of Gov. Reynolds Child Care Task Force

    • Jasmine Almoayyed

      Kirkwood Community College

    • Jill Wilkins

      NewBoCo

    • Liesl Seabert

      Center for Rural Revitalization, UNI - Institute for Decision Making

      she/her/hers

    • Mickey Shields

      Iowa League of Cities

    • Mugisha Gloire

      United We March Forward

    • Nancy Bird

      Greater Iowa City, Inc.

    • Rachel Kilburg

      City of Iowa City

    • Ryan Waller

      Marion City Manager

    • Tom Banta

      Russell Construction

  • Energy & Environment

    • Brittney J. Miller

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Erin Jordan

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Anne Kimber

      Iowa State University

    • Jason Taylor

      Bur Oak Land Trust

    • Joe McGovern

      Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

    • Nick Peterson

      Alliant Energy

    • Scott Drzycimski

      ITC Midwest

    • Steve Guyer

      Iowa Environmental Council

      He/Him

  • Health Care

    • Tom Barton

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Craig Borchard

      Iowa Hospital Association

    • Di Findley

      Iowa Caregivers Association

    • Joe Lock

      Eastern Iowa Health Center

    • John Hale

      Advocacy Policy

      He/Him

    • Laura Rainey

      UnityPoint

      She/Her

    • Laura Shoemaker

      University of Iowa Health Care

      She/Her/Hers

    • Megan Garrett

      Wellmark

    • Monica Vallejo

      LULAC Representative

    • Theresa Davison

      Milestones (Quad Cities)

  • Higher Education

    • Vanessa Miller

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Dr. Kristie Fisher

      Kirkwood Community College

    • Dr. Todd Olson

      Mt. Mercy University

    • Marty Scholtz

      University of Iowa Research

    • Rob Denson

      DMACC

    • Ryan Wise

      Drake University School of Education

      He/Him

  • K12 Education

    • Grace King

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Colleen Mulholland

      Dean of University of Northern Iowa

      she/her/hers

    • Dr. Ruth White

      The Academy for Professional and Scholastic Success

    • Dr. Tawana Grover

      Cedar Rapids School District

    • Laurie Phelan

      iJAG

    • Margaret Buckton

      Urban Education Network of Iowa

    • Samantha Dahlby

      NewBoCo/Coding DoJo

    • Tanya Hunt

      Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

    • Tim Verheyen

      Miron Construction

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    • Elijah Decious

      The Gazette — Track Lead

    • Angela Weekley

      Veridian Credit Union

    • Angelica Vannatta

      United Way of East Central Iowa

      She/Her

    • Anthony Arrington

      Top Rank

      He/Him

    • Courtney Reyes

      One Iowa

      She/Her

    • Elizabeth Buch

      City of Cedar Rapids

      She/Her

    • Jamie Toledo

      Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

      She/Her

    • Kerry Crowell

      LBA Foundation

      He/Him

    • Melissa Silver

      NewBoCo/DeltaV Code School

    • Noor Burkle

      Transamerica

    • Rachel Rockwell

      Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County

    • Samira Abdalla

      Coralville Public Library

    • Stefanie Munsterman

      Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission

    • Theresa Lewis

      The Arc of East Central Iowa

      She/Her

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