|Charese E. Yanney, chair
3435 Pawnee Place
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
Term: May 1, 2012, to April 30, 2016
Yanney, a Republican, is a partner in Guarantee Roofing, Siding and Insulation Company of Sioux City (1976-present). The company provides a full range of products and services, and holds the prestigious GAF certification as "Master Elite Contractor."
She attended Morningside College in Sioux City, and obtained her bachelor of science in education degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr., with a major in English/speech and drama, and minor in physical education.
Yanney is a former junior high and high school teacher at the Sioux City Community Schools (1973-76), and O'Neill Public Schools in O'Neill, Nebr. (1972-1973). In addition to teaching core curriculum classes, Yanney coached drama, was an assistant coach for junior high girls track, and organized pep club and cheerleading activities.
Yanney is currently a member of the Vision Iowa board of directors. She is a current member of St. Luke's Regional Medical Center's board of directors of Sioux City. Yanney is past president of the Sioux City Symphony's board of directors and past chairman of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce (2004-2005). Yanney was past chair of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and is currently chair of their foundation board.
In 2010, Yanney was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women established the honor in 1975 to provide visible examples for future female leaders.
Previously, Yanney served in several governor-appointed positions, including the Privacy Task Force (2001-2002); Vertical Infrastructure Committee (2000-2004); Governor's Committee on Community Colleges, a five-year plan for community colleges (2000-2001); Governor's Committee on Reformed Spending (1991-1992); the Iowa Economic Development Board (1992-1998); and Iowa Beer & Liquor Control Department Board, including board chairperson (1982-1985).
Yanney was also formerly active in a number of civic and community organizations, including the University of Briar Cliff; United Way; Iowa Jobs for America's Graduate; Council on Human Investment; Girls Inc. of Sioux City; Looking for Secondary Education, a committee for the local school board; Sioux City Chamber of Commerce; and Junior Achievement.
|David A. Rose, vice chair
4426 Bellevue Road
Clinton, Iowa 52732
Term: May 1, 2011, to April 30, 2015
Rose, a Republican, was a teacher before owning and operating a retail business and manufacturing business in Clinton. He now operates a real estate business and trucking company.
Rose grew up on a farm in Clinton County. He is a graduate of Northeast High School in Goose Lake and the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor of science in education degree.
Loree R. Miles
|Loree R. Miles, chair
19548 T Ave.
Dallas Center, Iowa 50063
Term: Term: May 1, 2013, to April 30, 2017
Miles, a democrat, is chief executive officer of Miles Development LLC, a hotel development and management company, and a franchisee of three Value Place hotels, two located in central Iowa and one in Loveland, Colo.
She is a graduate of Hoover High School in Des Moines and attended the University of Northern Iowa.
Miles was the national marketing director of RSM McGladrey Inc., one of the nation's top business, accounting and tax consulting firms. She was also vice president of marketing for Hawkeye Bank and Trust.
She currently serves as vice chair of Anawim Housing of Des Moines; board member of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa; and chair of Value Place Strategic Partners Alliance.
Loree Miles lives in West Des Moines with her husband David, managing director of The Miles Group LLC and president of the Iowa Board of Regents. They have two adult sons: Erik Raker, Des Moines; and Michael Raker, Falls Church, Va.; and two granddaughters.
||Michael Thomas Blouin
341 SE Rose Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Term: May 1, 2009, to April 30, 2013
Blouin, a Democrat, joined the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation team as president in January 2007, where he is the primary contact for new business recruitment and is responsible for executing a regional and national marketing strategy to build relationships with business leaders.
He was born on a Naval Air Base in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., Nov. 7, 1945; and attended elementary and secondary schools of Miami Shores, Fla., and Chicago, Ill. In 1966 he received a B.A. in political science from Loras College in Dubuque and taught elementary school in Dubuque.
Blouin served as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives, 1969-1973; and member of the Iowa Senate, 1973-1974. He was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congresses (Jan. 3, 1975 - Jan. 3, 1979) as a U.S. Representative for the 2nd District, State of Iowa.
He served as an assistant director for community action, Community Services Administration, 1980-1981; director of Resource Development and Government Relations, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, 1981-1987; director of economic development, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, 1987-1991; president, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, 1993-1999; president and chief executive officer, Greater Des Moines Partnership, 1999-2003, where he led the consolidation of four former economic/community development groups into the premier economic and community development organization; and director, Iowa Department of Economic Development, January 2003-July 2005. He was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of the State of Iowa in 2006. Blouin was reappointed director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development, August 2006 - Jan. 11, 2007.
Blouin married Suzanne Diers of Des Moines, a Clarke College graduate, on July 15, 1967. They are the parents of adult twin daughters and have two grandsons.
Blouin has been an ordained permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church since his ordination in September 1986.
|Barry A. Cleaveland
1435 McPherson Ave.
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
Term: May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2014
Cleaveland, a Republican, with his brother manages the family’s farm located near Council Bluffs. He is also the director of research and development for SilverStone Group, an independent consulting, actuarial and insurance brokerage firm in Omaha, Neb., with offices in Council Bluffs and Des Moines, Iowa, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Lincoln, Neb.
He is also an alumni of Leadership Council Bluffs, a development program designed to identify leaders and emerging leaders in the area; and served as an industry representative at the Eastern/Midwest Climate Change Workshop and on the USDA Cooperative Extension, peer review panel for risk management education grants.
He and his family reside in Council Bluffs.top
Amy L. Reasner
| Amy L. Reasner
526 Second Ave. SE
P.O. Box 2457
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2457
Term: May 1, 2012, to April 30, 2016
Reasner, a Democrat, is an attorney and shareholder with Lynch Dallas PC of Cedar Rapids where she practices in the areas of employment and civil rights law, ERISA litigation, business and commercial litigation, insurance defense, OSHA compliance and enforcement, trade secret and non-competition, and family law.
Reasner has a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast communications from the University of Iowa, and a Juris Doctor, degree with distinction, from the University of Iowa’s College of Law. She was the recipient of the Iowa Bar Association’s Graduating Senior Award (2001).
She is currently or formerly active in the following community organizations: Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa board of directors (chair - 2007-2008); Linn County Trails Association board of directors (president - 2009-2011; vice president - 2007-2009); Junior League of Cedar Rapids board of directors; member of the Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids; and League of Women Voters. Reasner participated in the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce Leadership for Five Seasons program in 2005-2006, and was recognized in “40 under 40 Community Leaders” published by the Corridor Business Journal (2007).
Reasner was born in Phoenix, Ariz., and is a former broadcast journalist for KCRG in Cedar Rapids. Reasner is married to Wilford H. Stone, also an attorney at Lynch Dallas PC.
1605 E. Monroe St.
Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641
Term: May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2014
Wiley, a Republican, is the owner and president of Jean C. Wiley & Sons, Inc. of Mount Pleasant, general contractors; president of Iris City Development Corporation; president of BSW, LLC, construction managers; vice president of Taft Wiley, Inc., plumbing and heating; vice president of Wiley Nesbitt, Inc., interior decorators and design; and a partner in various real estate and development corporations.
Born in Los Angeles, Calif., Wiley has spent most of his life living in southeastern Iowa. He is a “Distinguished Alumnus” of Iowa Wesleyan College and a graduate of the U.S. Army Artillery Officer Candidate School. He is a decorated officer for his service in Vietnam from 1971-1972.
Wiley is currently on the board of directors of Two Rivers Bank & Trust in Mount Pleasant; a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant; member and past treasurer of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce; member of Business Recruitment of Henry County Economic Development; past president of the Mount Pleasant Evening Rotary Club; past master of the Mount Pleasant Masonic Lodge #8; and member of the Iowa Wesleyan College Board of Trustees. In 2004, Wiley was named “Citizen of the Year” for Mount Pleasant.
Don is married to Kathy Wiley, a retired speech language pathologist for Area Education Association 16. They have three adult children, daughter Gina and son Ted of Mount Pleasant, and daughter Anne of Colorado Springs, Colo., and four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.