Advisory Council

Kim Becicka, Vice President
Continuing Education and Training Services
Kirkwood Community College

Brian Best, State Representative
State of Iowa Legislature

Renae Billings
Economic Development Specialist
City of Sioux City Economic Development

Dan Culhane, CEcD, CCE
President & CEO
Ames Chamber and Development

William A. Dotzler, Jr.
State Senator
State of Iowa Legislature

Debi Durham
Iowa Economic Development Authority

Carla Eysink, IOM
Executive Director
Marion County Development Commission

Mike Fastenau
Economic Development Director
Black Hills Energy Corporation

Rand Fisher
Iowa Area Development Group

Sarah Gomez
Executive Director
Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corp.

Jim Gossett, CEcD
Chief Executive Officer
Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative

Rick Hunsaker
Executive Director
Region XII Council of Governments

Jason Hutchenson
President & CEO
Greater Burlington Partnership

Kathryn Kunert
Vice President, Community Relations and Economic Development
MidAmerican Energy

Caroll Lilly
Executive Director
Community Main Street – Cedar Falls

Kiley Miller
President & CEO
Iowa Lakes Corridor Development

Ryan Murphy
Regional Research and Analysis Bureau Chief
Iowa Workforce Development

Paula Nissen
Education Outcomes Consultant, Division of Community Colleges
Iowa Department of Education

Wayne Pantini, CEcD
Executive Director
Union County Development Association

Jeff Reiter
Economic Development Director
City of Bettendorf

Chad Schreck
President & CEO
North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation

Steve Shupp
Regional Economic Development Manager
Alliant Energy