Meet Our Staff

  • Cary Darrah
    Acting CEO

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156
    Fax: (319) 233-4580

  • Steve Firman
    Director of Government Relations

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    Phone: (319) 239-6067

  • Cassie Evers Grimsman
    Business Services Coordinator

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156

  • Christine Hougas
    General Office Assistant

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    Phone: 319-232-1156

  • Wes James
    President, TechWorks Campus

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    Phone: (319) 287-8149
    Fax: (319) 233-4580

  • Johanna Kneedler
    Office Coordinator

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156
    Fax: (319) 233-4580

  • Melissa Reade, EdD
    Director of Leader Valley

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156
    Fax: (319) 233-4580

  • Jim Schaefer
    Director of Investor Relations

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156

  • Kim Schleisman
    Business Manager

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156
    Fax: (319) 233-4580

  • Lisa Rivera Skubal, CEcD
    Vice President of Economic Development

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156
    Fax: (319) 233-4580

  • Sandi Sommerfelt
    Vice President of Operations and General Manager

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156
    Fax: (319) 233-4580

  • Aubree Taylor
    Communication Assistant

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    Phone: 319-232-1156

  • Teri Trask
    Leader Valley Facilitator & Coach

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156
    Fax: (319) 233-4580

  • Bette Wubbena
    Director of Events

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    Phone: (319) 232-1156
    Fax: (319) 233-4580