Board of Directors

2017-2018 Board of Directors

2017-2018 Executive Committee: (back row) Rick Schreier, Kim Linduska, Kevin Brooks; (front row) Karen Kiel Rosser, Scott Bleich, Martino Harmon

Scott Bleich
Heartland Companies
"I'm truly honored to be involved with The United Way of Story County. It allows me the opportunity to give back to our community and witness first hand how the UWSC makes the most of its resources in changing lives in a positive way."
1st Vice-Chair
Martino Harmon
Iowa State University
"I am excited to get involved in United Way because it is a great way for me to get directly involved in the Ames and Story County area. Giving back to the community which I live has always been important to me, so I am proud to be selected to the United Way Board because I am able to help improve the community."
Past Chair
Karen Kiel Rosser
Mary Greeley Medical Center
"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the UWSC Board of Directors as it allows me to give back to my community in a meaningful way. I have a long history of serving with United Way in my former community so the opportunity to reconnect with the organization here in my new community is wonderful."
Corporation Treasurer
Rick Schreier
Reliance State Bank
"The United Way serves as an efficient mechanism for identifying needs in the community and mobilizing the resources necessary to meet those needs. Serving on the Board of Directors provides me the opportunity to assist in this very worthwhile endeavor."
Corporation Secretary
Kevin Brooks
South Story Bank & Trust
"I enjoy serving on the board for UWSC. United Way and its many programs target the areas of greatest need for our community."
Jane Acker
"I first became aware of the importance of UWSC when I worked with the GRIP mentoring program at YSS. The generous support we received from United Way helped us grow to serve children throughout the county, and thanks to that on-going support the mentoring program still thrives today. I was honored to serve as Campaign Leadership chair in 2011 and Campaign chair in 2012, and look forward to returning to active involvement by serving on the board."
Jeff Biehn
“I’m honored to have the privilege of serving on the UWSC Board of Directors and look forward to being an active participant in an organization that has such a strong history of making positive and sustained impact on the community.”
Kevin Boeckholt
Iowa State University Student
"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the board for United Way of Story County. United Way makes an immense difference in the well-being of individuals and families throughout Story County, and I look forward to continuing the long tradition that UWSC has in our community."
Mark Cahill
Edward Jones
"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the UWSC Board. UWSC plays a huge role in helping make Story County a better place to live and raise my family. It continues to amaze me the number of lives that this wonderful organization touches! I hope my volunteer efforts make a small difference." 
Dave Elsenbast
Renewable Energy Group
"I am honored to serve on the board for UWSC. As an ASSET volunteer, I have seen the growing need for human services in our community. I can see the great benefit for our neighbors as a result of the delivery of programs UWSC helps support. And it's personally rewarding to have the opportunity to support the community I live in."
Matt Franco
McFarland Clinic
“It is a privilege to serve on the United Way of Story County Board of Directors.  As a long-time resident of Ames and Story County, I value being part of a thriving community which identifies and supports the needs within it. UWSC and partner agencies play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life throughout our community.  I'm truly honored to be selected for this role and I look forward to giving to back to a community I'm so proud to call home."
Keith Hobson
Fox Engineering
"I have always respected United Way and its approach to improving our community. Living in Nevada, it has been important to me to see that their reach goes beyond Ames and into all of Story County. As a board member, I have seen their commitment to improve our community as a whole."
Tony Hogan
Kreg Tool
"As my knowledge and awareness of UWSC has grown over the past 10 years, so too has my respect and appreciation for both the 'what' and 'how' this incredible organization, staff and many volunteers makes possible in so many lives. I’m honored to be associated and serve with such caring people and purpose!"
Kim Linduska
"I am so honored to serve on the UWSC Board of Directors. United Way of Story County is, in many ways, the glue that holds together the system for serving our most needy citizens. The structure for allocating resources and communicating success is effective, transparent, and most importantly, provides education, support, and hope for many in our communities. Supporting United Way of Story County is the best possible opportunity to share my time and resources, and I am excited to contribute to the organization."
Jeriann McLaughlin
Ballard Community Schools
"Serving on the United Way board is such an honor for me. I feel very blessed to be able to help others in Story County with basic needs that are, in part, provided for and supported by United Way.  In my 26 years at Ballard, I have seen first hand the wonderful things that United Way has done for students in our school district."
Calli Sanders
Iowa State University
"Throughout my career living and working in communities across the nation, I have witnessed the good work of United Way. I am eager to dig in and become more actively involved in improving the lives of the citizens of Story County through my service on the Board of Directors."
Brian Schwartze
Kinzler Companies
"The United Way has been able to benefit our community because of remarkable leadership and has earned tremendous trust and positive brand recognition. It is an honor to join the board and serve our community."
Sydney Swanson
Iowa State University Student
"United Way is an amazing organization that is vital to the Story County community. Its impact is felt by everyone who is blessed to call Story County their home (even if it is just for nine months out of the year like me). I am so honored to be able to serve and dedicate my time to such a worthy organization that does so much for so many."
Pam White
"United Way of Story County contributes to the betterment of our community by providing support to agencies who help those in need. United Way of Story County is all about the people, helping to improve their education, health, and finances so they can lead more fulfilling and productive lives."