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Advisory Board

The Waukee APEX Advisory Board was established in 2014 to strategically guide the development of the APEX program. The board consists of business leaders in the community who meet quarterly to support strategic planning, recommend new courses and prioritized the economic sectors critical to the community and future workforce needs.

Throughout the year advisory board members provide introductions to business partners, help identify APEX student projects when needed and assist staff in addressing issues that affect the operations of the APEX program.

Waukee Community School District’s Board of Education ratifies all recommendations of the APEX Advisory Board.

Advisory Board Members:

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Michael Bird

Spindustry

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Dawn Bowlus

University of Iowa / Jacobsen Institute

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Mike Ralston

Association for Business and Industry

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Rob Denson

DMACC

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Randy Gabriel

DMACC

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Mark Steffen

DMACC

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Dr. Tom Rice

University of Iowa

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Dr. Rahul Parsa

Iowa State University

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Brian Barry

Telligen

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Deb Calvert

MidAmerican Energy

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Mindi Heitland

Waukee School-to-Work Coordinator

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Peg Armstrong-Gustafson

Gustafson Amson Technology

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Dr. David Wilkerson

SAI

DLL Financial

Gustavo Lichtenberger

DLL Group

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David Stark

UnityPoint Health

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Chris Littlefield

Fidelity & Guaranty Life

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Robert Stomp

Kemin

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Beth Townsend

Iowa Workforce Development

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Dean Whitaker

First National Bank

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Swati Panchal

UnityPoint Health

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Vince Ward

The Weitz Company

 

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Chad Volkert

John Deere Financial

 

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Ray Hansen

Kidder Advisers

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Georgia Van Gundy

Hy-Vee

 

 

Emeriti Board Members:

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Susan Bunz

Meals from the Heartland

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Chris Batdorf

John Deere ISG

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Elliott Smith

Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Gene Meyer

Greater Des Moines Partnership

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Jim McCulloh

The Weitz Company

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Eric Crowell

UnityPoint Health

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David Spalding

Iowa State University

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Randy Mead

DMACC

 

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Kirk Tyler

Atlantic Bottling Company