Member Directory - Iowa Business Council

Member Directory

Iowa Business Council members include the top executives of the largest businesses in the state, the three Regent university presidents, and the president and CEO of Iowa’s largest banking association. Council members meet as a group at least four times a year.

In addition to the Council members themselves, each member designates an executive to serve as his/her deputy on a special Deputy Committee that is charged with uniting the resources of the member businesses to bring Iowa Business Council ideas to life.

IBC Chair Benjamin J. McLean
CEO, Ruan Transportation Management Systems
IBC Vice Chair Mary V. Andringa
Chair of the Board, Vermeer Corporation
IBC Treasurer John K. Sorensen
President & CEO, Iowa Bankers Association
IBC Secretary Georgia Van Gundy
Executive Director, Iowa Business Council

 

Iowa Business Council Members & Deputies

Organization Member
Photo
Member Deputy

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Mary V. Andringa
Chair of the Board
Vermeer Corporation
www.vermeer.com
Andringa Biography
Dan Huitink
Corporate Counsel

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Stan A. Askren
Chairman, President, and CEO
HNI Corporation
www.hnicorp.com
Askren Biography

Gary Carlson
VP, Member & Community Relations

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Reynolds W. Cramer
Chief Executive Officer
Fareway Stores, Inc.
www.farewaystores.com
Cramer Biography
Garrett Piklapp
Vice President/Secretary/General Counsel

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Randy Edeker
Chairman, President, and CEO
Hy-Vee, Inc.
www.hy-vee.com
Edeker Biography

Sheila Laing
Executive Vice President,
Industry Relations, Chief Customer Officer

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John D. Forsyth
Chairman & CEO
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa
www.wellmark.com
Forsyth Biography

David Brown
Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer

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Terry Handley
President & CEO
Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
www.caseys.com
Handley Biography
Cindi Summers
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

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J. Bruce Harreld
President
University of Iowa
www.uiowa.edu
Harreld Biography
Daniel Reed
Vice President for Research and Economnic Development

Dan Houston
Chairman, President & CEO
Principal
www.principal.com
Houston Biography
Kathleen Souhrada
Assistant Vice President, HR Recruitment & Communications 

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Gage A. Kent
Chairman & CEO
Kent Corporation
www.kentww.com
Kent Biography
Rich Dwyer
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

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Douglas R. Kopp
President, Alliant Energy-Interstate Power and Light
Alliant Energy Corporation
www.alliantenergy.com
Kopp Biography
Jeanine Penticoff
Director, Energy Efficiency Account Management & Economic Development

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Dr. Steven Leath
President
Iowa State University
www.iastate.edu
Leath Biography
Dr. Michael Crum
Vice President for Economic Development & Business Engagement

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Leonard W. Martling
President & CEO
The Weitz Company
www.weitz.com
Martling Biography
Mike Tousley
President - Weitz Iowa

 

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Ben McLean
CEO
Ruan Transportation Management Systems
www.ruan.com
McLean Biography

Susan Fitzsimmons
Vice President & General Counsel
 

R.K. (Kelly) Ortberg
Chairman, President & CEO
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
www.rockwellcollins.com
Ortberg Biography

Cindy Dietz
Director, Corporate Communications

 

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Donald J. Pearson
Great Plains Region President
Wells Fargo & Company
www.wellsfargo.com
Pearson Biography

Russ Cross
SVP/Regional Servicing Director
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

 

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Cory J. Reed
Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group
Deere & Company
www.deere.com
Reed Biography

Stacey Johnson
Director, Public Affairs, John Deere Financial

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Jean E. Robillard, M.D.
Vice President for Medical Affairs
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
www.uihealthcare.com
Robillard Biography

 

Jennifer Harbison
Director for Health Policy

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Paul E. Schickler
President
DuPont Pioneer
www.pioneer.com
Schickler Biography
Billi Hunt
Manager, Government Affairs

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John K. Sorensen
President & CEO
Iowa Bankers Association
www.iowabankers.com
Sorensen Biography
Sharon Presnall
Senior Vice President
Government Relations/
Compliance

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David H. Vellinga
President & CEO
Mercy Health Network
www.mercydesmoines.org
Vellinga Biography
Barb Gessel
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer

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Kevin E. Vermeer
President & CEO
UnityPoint Health
www.unitypoint.org
Vermeer Biography
Sabra Rosener
Vice President, Government Relations
       

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Michael Wells
President and CEO
Wells Enterprises, Inc.
www.bluebunny.com
Wells Biography
Ryan Schaap
Chief Information Officer
Jim Wohlpart, Ph.D.
Interim President
University of Northern Iowa
www.uni.edu
Wohlpart Biography
Randy Pilkington
Executive Director
Business and Community Services
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President and CEO
Pella Corporation
www.pella.com
Yaggi Biography
Christine Headington-Hall
Director, Human Resources

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Georgia G. Van Gundy
Executive Director
Iowa Business Council
www.iowabusinesscouncil.org
 

 

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