Dr. Rachelle Keck
Dr. Rachelle Keck
President, Grand View University
 Dr. Skylar Mayberry-Mayes
Dr. Skylar Mayberry-Mayes
Executive Director of the Jacobson Institute

Advisory Board Members

Mary Bontrager
EVP, Education and Workforce (ret.), Greater Des Moines Partnership

Jon Couture
SVP & Chief HR Officer, Principal

Tony Jones
Strategy and Planning Lead, U.S. Public Sector Team, CISCO

Caleb Knutson
Director, Midwest Iowa Planning Institute

Glenda Kohout
Business Development Manager, Shive-Hattery

Mike Kritzman
CEO, Skillnet

Mike McCoy

Carl Moses
Provost & VP, Academic Affairs Grand View University

Mike Ralston
President, Iowa Association of Business and Industry

Dr. Tim Shimp
Superintendent CUSD 115 Unit School District

Damonte Stogner
CEO Coffee For a Cause & A Stronger Foundation Full Circle Impact Philanthropy

Scott Stratton
Corporate Education Consultant/DEI Leader, Zovio

Krista Tedrow
Executive Director, South-Central Iowa Workforce Development Board, President No Opportunity Wasted LLC

Chris Wood
Director of Major Gifts, Science Center of Iowa

Think Tank Members 

Denise Almaraz
Adtalem Global Education

Katherine Atkins
Greater Des Moines Partnership

Melissa Braza

Emily Doyle
Home Health Partners

Adam J. Gardner
IP Pathways

Clara Johnson

Caleb Knutson
Mid Iowa Planning Organization 

Elizabeth (Risko) Lannone
UnityPoint Health

Sandra de la Riva