State Advisory Board

The State Advisory Board provides advice, insight and perspective to the state director and staff of America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) on matters pertaining to the operation of its statewide SBDC network.

Current Advisory Board Members

Click each member’s photo to view their bio and contact information. 

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Lynn Allendorf
Iowa City, IA

Renae Billings
Sioux City, IA

Carla Eysink
Knoxville, IA

Kiana Johnson
Primghar, IA

Mary Mosiman
Ames, IA

Jim Reiff
Omaha, NE

Austin Strawhacker
Ames, IA

Jayne Armstrong
Des Moines, IA

Rachael Christensen
Albia, IA

Jodie Geist
Mount Ayr, IA

Jim Kersten
Fort Dodge, IA

Jim Patton
Ames, IA

Brenda Rubey
Burlington, IA

Terrance Vorbrich
Des Moines, IA

Katie Averill
Des Moines, IA

Ryan Collins
Waterloo, IA

Lori Hackney
Des Moines, IA

Adam Kuiken
Sioux City, IA

Brady Quinn
Marion, IA

Steve Schulz
Mason City, IA

Becky Warren                    Eldon, IA

Steven Benne
Des Moines, IA

Bill Dotzler
Waterloo, IA

John Hall
Marshalltown, IA

John Lawrence
Ames, IA

Ed Raber
Dubuque, IA

David Spalding
Ames, IA

Geoff Wood
Des Moines, IA

Brian Best
Glidden, IA

Maureen Elbert
Algona, IA

Bob Hartwig
Johnston, IA

Melissa Michaelis
Lake Mills, IA

Michael Ralston
Des Moines, IA

Lisa Shimkat
Ames, IA

The purpose of our State Advisory Board is to provide advice, insight and perspective to the state director and staff of America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) on matters pertaining to the operation of its statewide SBDC network, especially matters affecting small business owners and managers and their relationship with the SBDC.

Through this advice, the Board assists SBDC management in the development of short- and long-range plans for the SBDC, together with the means by which progress toward these goals can be measured. The Board is also asked to assist in developing support for the SBDC from state, federal and local elected officials; to promote communication between the Iowa small business community, state government, local economic development groups, Iowa SBDC stakeholders, and other business related organizations in Iowa; and to offer recommendations for improvement of counseling, training, public relations, and resource programs available to the SBDC and its clients.

Our State Advisory Board members are interested in furthering the efficient and effective delivery of services to the small business community of Iowa.

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