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Nancy Bird

President & CEO

Cady Gerlach

Senior Director of Community Development & Executive Director of Better Together 2030

Mary Willie

Vice President of Operations

Mackenzie DeRoo

Senior Director of Advocacy

Liz Hubing

Senior Director of Workforce and Business Innovation

Austin Korns

Senior Director of Economic Development

Thom Johnson

Director of Member Engagement

Sarah Thompson

Director of Rural Development

Krista Hershberger

Director of Marketing

Stephanie Verdinez

Director of Business Support Programs

Maria Schussler

Event Operations Manager

Manager of coworking facility at MERGE Iowa City

Connor Gast

Manager of Co-Working Facilities & Operational Support