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OUR BOARD

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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JOY NEWHOUSE

President

Executive and Strategic Planning Committees

Joy is the Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Hills Bank and Trust Copany. She has been a Willis Dady board member since 2016 and Vice President of the board since 2023.

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LUCAS HICKS

Treasurer

Executive Committee Chair of the Finance Committee

Lucas is the Director of Decision Support at Unity Point Health: St. Luke's. He has been on Willis Dady's board since 2018. He joined the executive committee in 2019

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AMY REASNER

Vice-President

Executive, Programming Chair & Development Committee

Amy Reasner is the President of Lynch Dallas PC Law Firm. She has been a Willis Dady board member since 2020.

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THERESE STEVENS

Secretary
Executive, Strategic Planning, and Finance Committees

Therese is the Chief Operations Officer at BraceAbility.com. She joined the board in 2021 and became the Secretary in 2023.

BOARD MEMBERS

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GISELE TALLMAN

Strategic Planning Committee

Gisele is a management advisor at ENGIE North America. She joined the board in 2015 and became the president in 2023. 

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JOHN BEARDSWORTH

Facilities & Strategic Planning Committees

 John is a realtor with Skogman Realty and has been a Willis Dady board member since 2021.

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BARB TUPPER

 Development and Events & Engagement Committees

Barb is the Associate Vice President of Advancement at Coe College. She joined Willis Dady's board in July of 2022.

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KENDALL JACKSON

 Facilities Committee

Kendall is the owner of Jackson Remodeling & Repair LLC.  He joined Willis Dady's board in April of 2023.

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WES SHIRLEY

Events & Engagement Committees

Wes is the Downtown Branch Supervisor at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. He joined Willis Dady's board in August of 2023.

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JACOB PIPKIN

Committee Assignments TBD

Jacob is the Senior Vice President at TrueNorth Companies. They joined the board in February 2024.

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VINCE GEIS

Strategic Planning Chair and Governance Committee

Vince is an Associate Attorney at Shuttleworth and Ingersoll. He has been on Willis Dady's board since 2018. He was acting Board President in 2021.

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STEPHANIE HARRIS

Events & Engagement and Executive Committees

Stephanie is the Site Accounting Lead for Wabtec. She has been a member of Willis Dady's board since 2015.

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MARK POOLE

Facilities and Volunteer Engagement Committees

Mark is a Technical Project Manager at Collins Aerospace in Cedar Rapids.  He joined Willis Dady’s board in October 2022.

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TED KRAFT

Finance and Events & Engagement Committees

Ted is the Chief Credit Officer at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. He joined Willis Dady's  board in October 2022.

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RENJENA BURNETT

Committee Assignment TBD

Rejena is a Sr. Engineering Manager at Collins Aerospace. They joined the board in February 2024.

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ANDREW NOVOTNY

Committee Assignments TBD

Andrew is the Manager of Security and Telecom at UnityPoint Health. They joined the board in February 2024.

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