Board of Directors



Executive Committee

Chair of the Board
Dan Houston
President - Retirement, Insurance & Financial Services
Principal Financial Group 


Chair – Elect:
Chris Littlefield
President, Fidelity & Guaranty Life


Vice-Chair - Finance/Audit
Sean Vicente


Vice-Chair - Education
Dr. Tom Narak
Consultant, Government Relations Director
School Administrators of Iowa


Vice-Chair - Income
Mike McCoy
Chairman & CEO
The SpendSmart Payments Company


Vice-Chair - Health
Dr. Steve Stephenson
Executive Vice President & COO
UnityPoint Health


Vice-Chair - Give
Suku Radia
CEO & President
Bankers Trust Company


Vice-Chair - Advocate
Georgia Van Gundy
Government Relations Director
Principal Financial Group


Vice-Chair - Volunteer
Marta Codina
Area President
Wells Fargo


Vice-Chair - Marketing
Maria Volante
Senior Vice President
Dardis Communications, Inc.


Jan Laue
Secretary-Treasurer (Retired)
Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO


Board of Directors

Thomas Ahart
Superintendent of Schools
Des Moines Public Schools


Lane Arthur
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
DuPont Pioneer


W. Kim Austen
President & COO
Allied Group Nationwide Insurance


Jennifer Barp
Vice President, Worldwide Finance
Kemin Industries, Inc.


Judy Bradshaw
Chief of Police
City of Des Moines


Jim Brannen
Chief Executive Officer
FBL Financial Group, Inc.


Steve Chapman
President & CEO
Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc.


Mark Cooper
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO


Susan Davis
Assurance Partner
McGladrey LLP


Rob Denson
Des Moines Area Community College


Kim Felker
Audit Partner & Des Moines Office Managing Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP


Dr. Angela Franklin
President, Des Moines University


Alex Hanna
Principal, Merrill Middle School
Des Moines Public Schools


Debbie Hubbell
Community Volunteer

Jim Israel
President, Worldwide Financial Services Division, Deere & Company


Debra Janssen
President and CEO
CDS Global 


Jody Jenner
President and Chief Executive Officer
Broadlawns Medical Center


J. Scott Johnson
Iowa/Illinois Regional President
Wells Fargo Bank


Dan Keough
Chief Executive Officer
Holmes Murphy & Associates


Kathryn Kunert
Vice President, Business & Community Development
MidAmerican Energy


Tom Mahoney
President & CEO
ITA Group, Inc.


Bill Peard
Executive Vice President
Iowa Cable and Telecommunications Association


Franci Phelan
Senior Vice President Grow People
Kum & Go


WLC Representative

Joyce Pingel
Vice President of Information Technology
Kum & Go


Bob Ritz
Mercy Medical Center


Bret Thomas
Executive Vice President, Global Operations- Worldwide Financial Services Division
Deere & Company


Mel Weatherwax


Terrance Williams
Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company


John Zieser
Chief Development Officer/General Counsel
Meredith Corporation 


Ex Officio Member

Heather Soener
Executive Director
Young Women's Resource Center