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Board of Directors

Junior Achievement Leadership

Ryan Osborn serves as President of the organization. Patty Dyar is the Chair of the Board of Directors which is comprised of Central Iowa business and education leaders.


Board of Directors

Tracy Bonday
Superintendent
Diocese of Des Moines

Brett Bosworth *
President
R&R Equity Partners

Christopher J. Bowman *
VP- Corporate Strategy
Principal Financial Group

Heidi Chico
President
The Wittern Group

Casey Decker
Chief Information Officer
Farm Bureau Financial

Marvin Debner
Partner
BKD, LLP

Patty Dyar **
VP – Strategic Customer Relationships
John Deere Financial

Cindy Elsbernd
Executive Director
Iowa Kidstrong, Inc.

Rod Foster
Partner
RSM US LLP

Jody Gehl
VP – Human Resources
LightEdge Solutions, Inc.

Tim Grabinski
Vice President
MidAmerican Energy

James Green
Principal
Mercer

Jackie Haley
VP – Membership Services
Community Bankers of Iowa

Tim Heuss
Managing Director – VP
US Bank

Gary Hoffman *
Chief Financial Officer
NCMIC Finance Corp.

Brian Hughes
Senior Vice President
GuideOne Insurance

Chris Jones
Chief Marketing Officer
Kum and Go

Bruce Kimpston
Superintendent
Ankeny School District

Teresa Krejci
Chief Financial Officer
Drake University

Mike Lacy
VP – Information Technology
Meredith Corporation

Jim Langin
Market President
Liberty National Bank

Kent Lehr *
VP – Strategy & Business Development
UnityPoint Health

Duane “DT” Magee
Superintendent
Nowalk School District

Dan Mart
Superintendent
North Polk School District

Cindi McDonald
Superintendent
Waukee School District

Dave Moore
Senior VP Sales
Businessolver

Brian Neitzel
VP Research & Development
The IMT Group

Glenn Oberlin
Partner
Workspace

Gary Palmer
President – CEO
Prairie Meadows Casino

Dolan Pederson
Managing Director
OneMain Financial

Steve Probst
Senior Vice President
Holmes Murphy

Lisa Remy *
Superintendent
WDM Community Schools

Lori Ristau *
VP – Marketing
Iowa Bankers Association

Ben Roach
Litigation Partner
Nyemaster Goode Law

Randy Rubin
Senior VP – CFO
Mercy Medical Center

Stuart Ruddy
General Counsel
Knapp Properties

Michael Sadler
Assistant Vice President
CenturyLink

Stacy Snyder
Vice President
Midwest Independent Bank

Andrew St. John *
Chief Financial Officer
CIPCO

Rob TeKolste
President
Sammons Annuity Group

Mike Tousley
Executive Vice President
The Weitz Company

Sean Vicente
Office Managing Partner
KPMG LLP

Brian Waller *
Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Finance Company, LLC

Marty Walsh
President
Walsh Door & Hardware

Derrick Walton
AVP – Branch Manager
Bank of the West

Ryan Weese
Shareholder
Shindler, Anderson, Goplerund, & Weese P.C.

Jim Wessels
Owner/Principal
Gremler Financial Group

Doug Wheeler
Superintendent
Saydel School District

Todd Wishman
Vice President
Bankers Trust

Sean Yolish
VP Corporate Services
Aureon

* Executive Committee
** Board Chairman

 


JA USA Board Members

Doug Olson
Executive Vice President
Meredith

Larry Sidwell
Senior Vice President
John Deere Financial