Board of Directors

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Board of Directors consists of four representatives of each of the four counties in the region, including Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. Board members serve three-year terms and are elected by the membership through a nominating committee each year. Iowa Lakes Corridor board members must be a representative of a member/investor organization.Officers include a chair, vice chair and treasurer. Officers are elected by the Iowa Lakes Corridor Board of Directors.

Board of Directors and Officers: 

  • John Tatman, Chair, Demco, Spencer
  • Doug Benjamin, Treasurer, Northwest Bank, Spencer
  • Brad Beck, Beck Engineering, Inc., Spirit Lake
  • Penny Clayton, City of Estherville
  • Tim Fairchild, Dickinson County Board of Supervisors, Spirit Lake
  • Jeaneth Ibarra, Tyson Foods (Pork), Storm Lake
  • Burlin Matthews, Clay County Board of Supervisors, Spencer
  • Dr. Joshua Merchant, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake
  • John Pluth, Emmet County Board of Supervisors, Estherville
  • Mike Porsch, City of Storm Lake
  • Deb Satern, SATERN Barrels, Estherville
  • Sean Sherrod, Polaris Industries, Milford 
  • Kent Stensland, Bank Midwest, Spirit Lake
  • Jon Wilcke, MetaBank, Storm Lake
  • Mike Wodtke, GKN Armstrong Wheels, Estherville
  • Susan Zulk, Spencer Hospital, Spencer