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Compliance, Finance and Workforce
515.348.6200

Nonprofit Fund Contact


Compliance, Finance and Workforce
515.348.6200

Innovation Contact


Innovation and Apprenticeship
515.348.6200

MK Anderson

Coordinator
Iowa Energy Office
515.348.6223

Sonya Bacon

Executive Assistant
Senior Executive Team
515.348.6146

Beth Balzer

Team Leader
Business Development Project Management
515.348.6195

Ed Basch

Project Manager
Community Development
515.348.6208

Richard Bell


Community Development
515.348.6212

Joe Bohlke

Disaster Recovery, Senior Project Manager
Community Development
515.348.6207

Robin Bostrom

Business Specialist
Iowa Downtown Resource Center
515.348.6176

Joyce Brown

Project Manager
Community Development
515.348.6209

Amber Buckingham

Program Manager
Iowa Energy Office
515.348.6222

Christine Cavil

Program Manager
Innovation and Apprenticeship
515.348.6157

Rob Christensen

Chief Information Officer
Senior Executive Team
515.348.6170

Abbie Christophersen


Iowa Energy Office
515.348.6223

Lisa Connell

Attorney
Legal
515.348.6163

Debi Durham

Director
Senior Executive Team
515.348.6146

Jim Engle

Director
Iowa Downtown Resource Center
515.348.6180

Kevin Eppens

Workforce Training Compliance Officer
Innovation and Apprenticeship
515.348.6158

Maia Fiala-Jessen

Design Coordinator
Iowa Downtown Resource Center
515.348.6179

Brad Frisvold

Marketing Manager
International Trade Office
515.348.6241

Jeff Geerts

Special Projects Manager
Iowa Energy Office
515.348.6211

Michael Gould

Business Development Manager
Business Development Project Management
515.348.6189

Adrienne Greenwald

VentureNet Iowa
Workforce and Regulatory Assistance
515.471.1300

Rita Grimm

Chief Legal Counsel
Legal
515.348.6142

Nichole Hansen

Community Investment Team Leader
Community Development
515.348.6215

Melissa Harshbarger

Project Assistant
Compliance, Finance and Workforce
515.348.6143

Staci Hupp Ballard

Chief Strategic Communications Officer
Communications and Tourism
515.348.6245

Kanan Kappelman

Team Leader
Communications and Tourism
515.348.6248

Peggy Kerr

Team Leader
International Trade Office
515.348.6242

Matthew Kodis

Research Analyst
Communications and Tourism
515.348.6249

Amy Kuhlers

Program Manager
Innovation and Apprenticeship
515.348.6250

Mark Laurenzo

Business Development Manager
Business Development Project Management
515.348.6191

Sarah Lembke

Design Specialist
Iowa Downtown Resource Center
515.348.6181

Anna Lensing

Program Manager - Internships
Innovation and Apprenticeship
515.348.6199

Carol Lilly

Development Specialist
Iowa Downtown Resource Center
515.348.6177

Jill Lippincott

Team Leader
Innovation and Apprenticeship
515.348.6159

Lisa Longman

Finance Program Manager
International Trade Office
515.348.6243

Adam Lounsbury

Executive Director
Volunteer Iowa
515.348.6230

Dan Narber

Senior Project Manager
Community Development
515.348.6214

Brooke Parziale

Human Resources Manager
Senior Executive Team
515.452.0405

Rick Peterson

Chief Operations and Culture Officer
Senior Executive Team
515.348.6192

Shelly Peterson

Program Manager
Iowa Energy Office
515.348.6217

Sarah Plowman

CDBG Covid Project Manager
Community Development
515.348.6213

Maicie Pohlman

Project Manager
Compliance, Finance and Workforce
515.348.6161

Matt Rasmussen

City Development Program Manager
Community Development
515.348.6196

Terry Roberson

Accounting Director
Accounting and Administration
515.348.6150

Joe Rude

Marketing Manager
International Trade Office
515.348.6244

Alaina Santizo

Senior Program Manager
Compliance, Finance and Workforce
515.348.6162

Liesl Seabert

Rural Community Revitalization Program Manager
Empower Rural Iowa
515.348.6154

Brian Selinger

Team Leader
Iowa Energy Office
515.348.6220

Andrea Smith

Marketing Manager
International Trade Office
515.348.6240

Nick Sorensen

Real Estate Development Specialist
Iowa Downtown Resource Center
515.348.6182

Kymberly Stevenson

TSB Business Development Project Manager
Innovation and Apprenticeship
515.348.6193

Steven Stransky

Disaster Recovery Team Lead
Community Development
515.348.6204

Paul Stueckradt

Team Leader
Compliance, Finance and Workforce
515.348.6160

Brian Sullivan

Chief Programs Officer
Community Development
515.452.0430

Jim Thompson

Development Specialist
Iowa Downtown Resource Center
515.348.6183

Michael Wagler

Main Street State Coordinator
Iowa Downtown Resource Center
515.348.6184

Stephanie Weisenbach

Project Manager
Iowa Energy Office
515.348.6221

Allen Williams

Business Development Manager
Business Development Project Management
515.348.6194

Ryan Young

Project Manager
Iowa Energy Office
515.348.6219
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