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Our Staff

For general inquiries or questions contact 563.355.4310. Find directions to our office. We're located on the 4th floor of the TBK Bank building.


President & CEO Rene Gellerman 563.344.0313
Chief Operating Officer Karrie Abbott 563.344.0330


Vice President of Finance Kelly Weinbrandt 563.344.0324
Vice President of Information Technology Craig Canfield 563.344.0343
Executive Assistant & Operations Amy Barnett 563.344.0328
Operations Assistant Amy Daniels 563.344.0344

Resource Development

Vice President of Donor Engagement Erin Williams 563.344.0347
Donor Services Director Jennifer Blakeney 563.344.0345
Corporate Engagement Manager Kaitlyn Stewart 563.344.0329 or cell: 309.738.6507
Donor Engagement Manager Laura Sawvell 563.344.0320

Community Impact

Vice President of Community Impact Marci Zogg 563.344.0334
Vice President, Public Policy & Special Projects, Betsy Brandsgard 563.344.0332 or cell: 563.210.2188
Community Impact & Data Director Alex Kolker 563.344.0339
Early Childhood & Women United Director Leslee Cook 563.344.0321
African American Leadership Society Manager, Kayla Babers 563.344.0322
Talent Development & VITA Manager Melissa Gesing 563.344.0331


Vice President of Communications Kevin Smith 563.344.0337
Creative Services Manager Nathan Williams  563.344.0333
Communications and Events Project Manager Alison McGaughey 563.344.0316


AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison Cecilia O'Brien 563.344.0319