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United Way welcomes news board members



This news story was published on March 14, 2012.
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Mason City, I.A., March 14, 2012 –    Six new board members and newly elected officers were welcomed to the United Way of North Central Iowa (UWNCI) board of directors during the 2011 annual meeting earlier this year.

“We are proud to welcome these north central Iowans to our board to continue working to achieve measurable differences in Education, Income, and Health” said Jennifer Kammeyer, Chief Professional Officer at UWNCI. “We have a talented group of members and officers. Each of these individuals provides outstanding experience that will strengthen our board.”

The board of directors consists of community leaders who volunteer their time to oversee the governance of the organization as well as guide the strategic direction. New board members are:

  • Kelly Hansen, POET Biorefining-Hanlontown
  • Destiny Hastings, Kaplan University
  • Cheryl Kurtzleben, Manufacturers Bank & Trust
  • Betty Mason, Pfizer
  • Mae Miles, McDonalds – Mason City
  • Carl Polson, Hormel Foods

UWNCI is also pleased to announce the following 2011-2012 officers:

  • Bob Foell, President, Fed Ex Express
  • Dalena Barz, Past-President, Three Eagles Communication
  • Craig Miller, Vice President, First Citizens National Bank
  • Nathan Hehr, Treasurer, The Nettleton Dental Group

Returning board members include:

  • Dr. Jay Lala, Central Park Dentistry
  • Ron Lustig, RR Donnelly
  • Daren Meints, Larson Manufacturing Company
  • Jere Merrill, Principal Financial Group
  • Gary Reynolds, Community Volunteer
  • Gary Schmit, Henkel Construction
  • Steve Watson, Henkel Construction
  • Heather Wright, IowaWorks

At the annual meeting UWNCI also recognized and thanked retiring board members.  Past board members recognized include:

  • Mike Castle, Northwestern Mutual
  • Chris Deets, Clear Lake Bank & Trust
  • Larry Elwood, Larry Elwood Construction
  • Allen Grooters, North Iowa Community Action Organization
  • Randy Haskins, Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa
  • Kim Pang, Diamond Jo Casino
  • Dave Patrick, Principal Financial Group
  • Cathy Swager, Cathy Swager Consulting

“Each of our board members past and present have played a vital role in our organization,” said Bob Foell, 2012 UWNCI Board President.  “These individuals truly understand the role of UWNCI in our region, and how investing in the building blocks of a good life:  Education, Income and Health improves the quality of life for all.”

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