Board

Each year, Leadership Iowa University is led by a group of motivated individuals, driven to develop our state’s future leaders through unique opportunities and mentorship. The Leadership Iowa University board assists with many facets of the program including curriculum planning, student recruitment, alumni relations and more. The ABI Foundation recognizes those listed below for their hard work and service to Leadership Iowa University and our state this year.

Contact us if you’re interested in learning how you can become a Leadership Iowa University board or committee member.

Board of Governers

  • Joe Sorenson

    • RoleChair
    • LIU Class Year2011-12
    • CompanyCommunity Foundation of Greater Des Moines
      Des Moines
  • Joe Benesh

    • RolePast Chair
    • LIU Class YearNone
    • CompanyThe Ingenuity Company
      Des Moines
  • D. Allan Boettger

    • RoleAt-Large Member
    • LIU Class YearNone
    • CompanyUniversity of Iowa
      Iowa City
  • Sara Diech

    • RoleAt-Large Member
    • LIU Class YearNone
    • CompanyFarm Bureau Financial
      West Des Moines
  • John Economos

    • RoleAt-Large Member
    • LIU Class Year2013-14
    • CompanyBaton Global
      Des Moines
  • Zack Feser

    • RoleAt-Large Member
    • LIU Class Year2010-11
    • CompanyEMC Insurance
      Des Moines
  • Marilyn Mueller

    • RoleAt-Large Member
    • LIU Class YearNone
    • CompanySimpson College
      Indianola
  • Jen Nelson

    • RoleAt-Large Member
    • LIU Class YearNone
    • CompanyNavigate Wellbeing Solutions
      Des Moines
  • Ryan Rohlf

    • RoleAt-Large Member
    • LIU Class Year2012-13
    • CompanyKeller Williams Realty
      Des Moines
  • Cory Van Gilst

    • RoleAt-Large Member
    • LIU Class Year2016-17
    • CompanyNational Pork Board
      Clive
  • Parker Rodenberg

    • RoleStudent Representative
    • LIU Class Year2019-20
    • CompanyIowa State University
      Ames
  • Olivia Maharry

    • RoleStudent Representative
    • LIU Class Year2019-20
    • CompanyUniversity of Iowa
      Iowa City
  • Juliana Martinez

    • RoleStudent Representative
    • LIU Class Year2019-20
    • CompanyDordt College
      Sioux City
  • Sheana Wright

    • RoleStudent Representative
    • LIU Class Year2019-20
    • CompanyUniversity of Iowa
      Des Moines