Joe Schmitt

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Rapids Wholesale


Phone: 319.533.6941

Rapids is a nationwide provider of commercial foodservice equipment and supplies & service. We utilize a direct sales force, web sales, catalog sales and retail showroom sales & offer full service design, procurement installation, training and project management services for any project. We also offer full service equipment and facility management services for multi unit restaurant operators across the country. Joe is also a member of Metro North Rotary and the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association. 


Joe and his wife, Geri, have been married for 39 years & have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. They enjoy time at their lake house sharing time with family and friends. He also enjoys golf, travel on fun local day trips, and supporting local charities and organizations dedicated to young people in need.

Amber Matson

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VP, Mortgage Originator

Ohnward Bank & Trust
Phone: 319.304-5462

With 20 years’ experience in mortgage lending,  I joined the very experienced group of bankers at Ohnward Bank and Trust in January 2020.  Trust, patience and honesty, as well as thorough communication and follow-through, lay the foundation for which my career has been built.  I have extensive experience in all types of mortgage loan products and enjoy educating and guiding homebuyers through the process, whether they are first-time homebuyers or repeat buyers.  In my free time, I enjoy traveling to warm places and spending time with my family, which consists of my husband and 3 children, ages 20, 18 and 8.

Chris Overturf 

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LattaHarris, LLP
Phone: 319.366.2163

Chris Overturf is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) and is the managing partner of the Cedar Rapids and Toledo offices of LattaHarris, LLP.  He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in accounting in 1997, and began in public accounting practice with a small local firm in the Twin Cities that same year.  Chris joined the Cedar Rapids office of LattaHarris in October of 2008. His specialties are federal and state income taxation, business valuation and litigation support services, and general business consulting.  LattaHarris is a regional accounting firm with offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Washington, Tipton, Richland, Toledo and Grundy Center, and offers experience in tax, accounting/auditing, payroll, bookkeeping and business valuation services. Chris is also active in the community as a member of the Orchestra Iowa Board of Directors, Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary and the Board of Directors for Act1 of Benton County. Chris and his wife Holly reside in Urbana, and have two daughters.

Brian Doyle
Program Director

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Principal/Senior Advisor  

Acumen Benefit Advisors
Phone: 319.731.0503

Acumen is an independent employee benefits firm specializing in finding the best possible solutions for our clients by applying our proprietary data analysis process to their unique needs. Our in-depth process allows us to guide our clients to make strategic and more knowledgeable decisions about their employee benefits plan for their needs today and in the future. Our name reflects our mission to provide clients with greater insight about their employee benefits plans in order to help them make informed, long term, cost effective decisions that ultimately give them more control.

Heidi Goettsch

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Strategic Partner - Consultant - Coach

Core Strategic Solutions
Phone: 515.953.9902

Heidi Goettsch is a Consultant, Coach and Owner of Core Strategic Solutions, and in partnership with The Restoration Project.  With over 20 years of corporate experience in marketing, business development and customer/team member experience, Heidi leverages her experience to serve as a strategic partner for organizations.  Being a results-driven professional, she specializes in helping companies define and align their people and business strategies, and support the execution to maximize the potential of their people and organization.  Companies engage Heidi to increase employee engagement, retention and productivity, define and refine strategic plans, and leverage Talent Optimization tools and resources to maximize the talent within their organization.  Heidi is active in the community through the PTO, Girl Scouts, and with the Junior League of Cedar Rapids.  She enjoys being in nature with her family and attending the various sporting events for her three children. Heidi, her husband Spencer and three kids reside in Center Point. 

Mandy Ferrante

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Bouslog Insurance
Phone: 319.377.7321

Mandy Ferrante is a licensed personal and commercial insurance agent. She has been at Bouslog since 2012 and loves helping her clients find the best insurance product for the best price by comparing their many different companies. Mandy is also active in the community through Junior League of Cedar Rapids.

Jason Miller

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Senior Business Development Manager
Price Electric
Phone: 319.393.6406 ext. 209

Jason has served the electrical industry in the CR Metro and Corridor areas for 23 years and employed by Price Electric for 19 of those.  In the company of 180 employees, he is currently serving as a Senior Business Development Manager and is responsible for planning and executing the growth and development of the company as well as maintaining the relationships of his clients.  Price Electric is a diversified company, leading the industry in virtual construction with specialty markets consisting of industrial, commercial, residential, communications, utility, and traveling workforces.  Jason is married to his wife Stacy, has two children: Brandon and Sadie, and resides in Marion, Iowa.  He enjoys fishing, golfing, woodworking, drumming, mountain biking, and the Minnesota Vikings.

Jim Angstman

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Commercial Realtor

Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty
Phone: 319.540.1800

Jim Angstman has been involved in real estate, land development and commercial / residential construction since 1999. Jim’ helps his customers with all aspects of  commercial real estate and strives for complete customer satisfaction in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and surrounding cities.  Jim is proficient in retail, office, multi-family, 1031 exchange and all facets of commercial and residential land development.

Janet Beal

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Financial Advisor
Winner Lynk Advisory Group
Phone: 319.730.7526

Some of the products and services Jan provides include tax strategies surrounding investments, retirement strategies, life insurance and annuities. Through consistent hard work and a reputation for outstanding service, Jan has built a solid client base and her business has expanded through referrals from satisfied clients. Winner Lynk Advisory Group is a member of Securian Advisors MidAmerica.

Rob Hanna

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Hanna Plumbing & Heating Inc
Phone: 319.377.2809

Rob Hanna started his career at McGladrey in the Quad Cities and worked as a financial statement auditor for about five years. In 2013 Rob came back to Cedar Rapids to work for the family business.  Hanna Plumbing & Heating's motto is to provide quality installation & service for both commercial and residential customers. Hanna Plumbing was the 9th fastest growing company in the corridor in 2016, and is poised to be in the top ten fastest growing companies in 2017 as well. Rob is involved with preparing estimates for commercial plumbing and mechanical systems and also takes care of all financial management of the business. 

Sandi Lafferty

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To The Rescue, Home Health
Phone: 319.551.9697

Sandi began her career in sales and marketing which led to opportunities working in advertising sales, at an advertising agency and eventually with Senior Living Communities, a Hospice organization and then Managing a Home Health Care group. Sandi’s educational background is in Communications, Business and Counseling and she enjoys how those all work together in her day to day responsibilities. Following a stint as a marketing consultant, her current role is Administrator for To The Rescue’s Home Health’s division. Sandi has three grown children and enjoys staying active riding her bike, golfing and listening to live music. A book club, getting together with family and friends as well as a bit of travel also keep Sandi busy. She places value on learning and networking with peers and business professionals with a goal of growing and learning, and enjoys Breakfast of Champions as a way to help support our great community.

Pat Callanan

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Hawkeye Communication
Phone: 319.362.4300 

Customized commercial and residential security systems with first class support from our central station 24/7. Owning a security system significantly reduces your risk of burglary and shrinkage (NBFAA). When you partner with Hawkeye Communication/Fandel Alarms in Hiawatha, IA , you don’t just get a customized security system. You will have peace of mind knowing that there is an entire network working for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect your business or home.

Kirk Hayden

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Vice President/Co-Owner
Metro Studios, Inc.
Phone: 319.560-2748

Kirk has been in the Cedar Rapids Marketing and Advertising world for over 30 years, helping businesses tell their story through traditional and digital marketing efforts.  As an owner at Metro Studios, much of his day evolves around helping our talented team members continue to be successful telling our clients stories, and continuing to grow the business that has been in Cedar Rapids since 1985.  When not working on telling our clients stories, Kirk enjoys spending time with his wife and adult children, traveling, being a DIY'er and rooting for his beloved Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes.

Wendy Votroubek

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Real Estate Broker
Skogman Realty
Phone: 319.389.SOLD (7653)

Each and every REALTOR® and real estate agent at The Votroubek Real Estate Group is fully committed to our clients and works hard to achieve results! As prominent REALTORS® and real estate professionals in the Cedar Rapids IA area community, we are dedicated to providing the finest real estate services available while breaking new ground. That is our goal as a preeminent real estate broker, whether you are looking for residential property, condos, single family homes, townhomes, commercial, new construction, or other properties in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area. Because the Iowa real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day, you need a Cedar Rapids IA area REALTOR® that understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the market. You can work with us and our agents in confidence, knowing that we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding your Iowa property needs.

Dave Brost, Jr

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Brost Architects LTD  
Phone: 319.366.8531

Registered Architect in charge of various commercial projects, and manging a business. I have been married to Shirley for 23-yrs. She works with me in the business, as the office manager. We have a daughter Kari who is a sophmore at Xavier High School, and a son Connor who is an 8th grader at Regis Middle School. Running a business and raising two(2) teenagers keeps us very busy.

Brad Miller

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Technology Consultant

Access Systems
Phone: 319.531.7866

Brad is an energetic and goal focused sales professional with solid qualifications in large account management, customer relationship building and entrepreneurial experience. Creative problem solver with the proven ability to develop new business and increase sales within established accounts. Self confident and poised in interactions across all business hierarchies; a persuasive communicator and assertive negotiator who provides various solutions to business problems.

Maureen Gronstal

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Bradley & Riley PC
Phone: 319.861.8743

Maureen has been a practicing attorney with Bradley & Riley since March, 1994.  Her primary areas are tax, trusts, estate planning, real estate and probate.  Prior to joining Bradley & Riley, she worked with the Internal Revenue Service for ten years.

Mark Denny

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Owner,  General Manager

White Glove Movers
Phone: 319.432.4119

Mark oversees the daily operations of White Glove Movers residential & commercial moving company operations. He manages a staff of 11-15 employees, & serve the community with both local and long distance moves. Mark's responsibilities include HR, Operations, Marketing, Accounting, etc.. - basically he is responsible for getting the business and making sure everything is executed properly.  Mark is active in the community through Bowman Woods Pool & Racquet club, board member of the Zach Johnson Foundation, committee member at Xavier High School, Basketball Coach for AYSO, & Youth Soccer Coach. Mark & his wife have 3 young boys (11, 8, 5 yrs old). He enjoys anything sports related - especially basketball, golf and fishing. He enjoys watching or playing sports/games with his boys & traveling.

Paul Phelan

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Executive Vice-President, COO 
Phelan’s Interiors
Phone: 319.363.9634

Phelan’s Interiors is Iowa's largest full-service provider of professional design services and products for home and business environments. For over 73 years the Schwinn and Phelan families have traveled extensively to provide quality products for discriminating clients. Our staff of five residential and five commercial designers are anxious to show you why we say "There's Comfort Inside".

Janette Fiedler

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Senior Strategic Business Consultant

Oasis, a Paychex Company
Phone: 319-551-4128

Janette is a Senior Strategic Business Consultant at Oasis.  My approach is to have a conversation with a leader to understand their environment and give them some insight in to how we can help. If it makes sense to conduct an evaluation, I lead them through that process and the outcome is a detailed proposal for services with various options provided.  I will serve as President of Cedar Rapids West Rotary starting in July of 2022 and have been co-chair of our annual fundraiser, The Big Drop for the last four years. I'm currently membership chair.  I love to spend time with my three grown children and our four legged family members. In the summer, my flower gardens keep me smiling and also hard at work. I love listening to a great book on Audible while I take on a new quilting project or tend to my orchids. I'm blessed with several groups of friends who I love to socialize and travel with. And of course, I watch all the ISU basketball and football games! Go Cyclones!

Andre Gallet


Vice President/Senior Principal
Phone: 319.221.7312

André a registered professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in the geotechnical, materials and environmental engineering fields.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in 1984 and Master of Engineering (Geotechnical) degree in 1986 from the University of Florida.  He has been employed by Terracon since 1991.  He recently stepped down from his Northern Division Manager position (which included 13 offices and over 350 employees) and is currently assisting in client development and mentoring staff. André and his wife Lisa have three adult children and two grandchildren. They enjoy the outdoors, traveling and vacationing in Florida.

Logan Dempsey

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Commercial Banking Officer

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Phone: 319.361.1523

In his role as Commercial Banking Officer for Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Logan assists in business development and relationship management. Logan tailors financial solutions to help business owners and real estate investors achieve their goals. Since joining Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust in 2017, Logan has quickly become a valuable and trusted asset to both the bank and its clients. He obtained his finance degree from the University of Northern Iowa. In Logan’s spare time he enjoys helping out on the farm, golfing, hunting, snowmobiling or spending time with my family.