Members

The Iowa Business Council is an unparalleled group of 23 chief executives from Iowa’s largest organizations.  In fact, one in six jobs in Iowa are tied to an Iowa Business Council company.  Members agree to participate personally and actively in the organization.  Membership is by invitation only, with special attention given to geographic and industry diversity, as well as corporate citizenship.

Additionally, the council members designate an executive to serve as his/her deputy on special Deputy Committees, which work to advance Iowa Business Council objectives by employing the resources and expertise of the member businesses.

Iowa Business Council Leadership

IBC Chair

Mary Andringa Mary Andringa Chair of the Board, Vermeer Corporation

IBC Vice Chair

Terry Handley Terry Handley President & CEO, Casey's General Store, Inc.

IBC Treasurer

John Sorensen John Sorensen President, Iowa Bankers Association

IBC Secretary

Georgia Van Gundy Georgia Van Gundy Executive Director & Board Secretary, Iowa Business Council
Company Member Deputy
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  • Doug Kopp
  • Doug Kopp SVP, Operations and President, Interstate Power & Light Company
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Jeanine Penticoff Vice President Customer Engagement & Solutions
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Cindi Summers Senior Vice President, Human Resources
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Cindy Dietz Associate Director, State Government Relations
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  • Tim Glenn
  • Tim Glenn Vice President, Global Seeds/Agriculture Division
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Robert Haus Manager, Government Relations
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Stacey Johnson Director, Public Affairs
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Garrett Piklapp Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel
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Nick Gerhart Chief Administrative Officer
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Gary Carlson Vice President, Member & Community Relations
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Sheila Laing Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
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Sharon Presnall Senior Vice President, Government Relations/Compliance
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Rich Dwyer Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
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Mary Cownie Chief of Staff
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Ryan Sawyer Director, Labor, Employee Relations & Staffing
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Christine Headington-Hall Director, Human Resources
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Kathleen Souhrada Assistant Vice President, Individual Life Admin Client Services
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Susan Fitzsimmons Vice President & General Counsel
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Krista Robinson Director, Human Resources
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Sabra Rosener Vice President, Government Relations
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Jennifer Harbison Director, Health Policy
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Dan Huitink Corporate Counsel
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Scott Sundstrom Vice President, Government Relations
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Ryan Schaap Chief Information Officer