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2017 Board of Directors

Lori Gelhaar
2017 Chair
Palmer Group
Division Manager
Lori Gelhaar has served on the Urbandale Chamber Board since 2012 and a member since 2002. Over the years, Lori has been actively involved with many of the Urbandale Chamber events, programs, and committees. In addition to her role with the Urbandale Chamber, Lori is a Division Manager at Palmer Group servicing local clients with hiring needs. She currently serves on a variety of other local boards and associations including KEY in Des Moines and the State Employers' Council of Iowa. She is also a past recipient of the Business Record's Forty Under 40 (2013). Lori and her husband Gerry currently live in Adel, Iowa with their 3 children.
Ben Buenzow
2017 Vice Chair
State Farm Insurance - Ben Buenzow
Agent/Owner
Ben has worked with clients since 2004 to protect their most valuable assets including their family, home, cars and money. Ben's Agency Team is dedicated to working proactively as your insurance and financial services professionals to provide you with peace of mind so you can sleep well at night!
Matt Nuetzman
2017 Past Chair
Aureon
Director of Business Development
Matt Nuetzman has served on the Urbandale Chamber Board since 2012, and is the 2016 Board Chairman. In 2011, Matt helped launch the genYP Program and later served as genYP Chairperson, and has volunteered and led many Chamber programs since first joining in 2009. In addition to his role with the Urbandale Chamber, Matt is Director of Business Development at Aureon HR, a Human Resources services provider. Matt is also a member of the Business Record's Forty Under 40 (2012), and he and his wife Sheena live in Urbandale.
Pat Pithan
Director at Large 2017
MMIT Business Solutions Group
Director,Sales and Consulting
Pat Pithan is currently the Director of Business Development, at Imaging Technologies. Prior to his position as Director of Business Development, he spent many years as a major account and territory manager. Pat is especially proud of the fact that he personally serves the needs of over 180 businesses in the Urbandale area. He provides them with their office equipment and technology needs. Pat has been with Imaging Technologies since 1986. Pat resides in Urbandale with his wife, Katie, and their two daughters, Jennifer and Jaime. Katie is currently teaching in the Urbandale School District. His daughters are currently attending college at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa.
Susan Bonnicksen
2019
Leslie Malcom
2017
OnMedia
Sales Manager
I joined the company back in April of 1997. We have grown a lot over the years from being a cable advertising sales organization to include a host of digital product offerings to help our clients grow their business.
Michele Reeves
2019
Vision Park Family Eye Care
Office Manager
Michele started with Vision Park in 2011 as their office manager. She graduated with honors from WmPenn in 2002 with BA in Business, she is married and has 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren.In her free time she enjoys watching sports, reading, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
Andy Richardson
2018
Electronic Engineering
Communication & Security Consultant
Andy Richardson has been a member of the Urbandale Chamber since 2012.  During the time Andy has been with the Urbandale Chamber he has been a connector, served on the Gen YP board leading the Professional Devolopment committee and began serving on the Urbandale Chamber board in 2017.  Andy is employed with Electronic Engineering where he consults with his customers to develop 2 way radio communication, video security, access control and other wireless solutions.  Outside of work Andy serves on the City of Urbandale Parks and Recreation commission and enjoys golfing and bowling.  Andy and his wife Nicole live in Urbandale with their daughter.
Michael Sadler
2017
CenturyLink
AVP- Public Policy
Michael has worked for CenturyLink since 1994, currently serving as Assistant Vice President of Public Policy for Iowa. He is a member of the boards of directors at several nonprofit agencies, including the First Tee of Central Iowa,  Community Housing Initiatives, Youth Homes of Mid America, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa  and the Chrysalis Foundation. He is also President of the Iowa Alliance of Black Telecommunications Professionals, Chair of the Urbandale Civil Rights Commission and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. He is a graduate of Simpson College, Leadership Urbandale and  Leadership Iowa.
 
 
Russ Schroeder, P.E.
2018
Tiffany Menke
President - Staff
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
President
Since 2004, Tiffany Menke, IOM, has been the President of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the boards of and is a Past President/Past Chair of ICCE, CITR, and IMA.  She currently represents Iowa on the MACE Board of Directors and serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Council through the Greater Des Moines Partnership as well as participates in a pilot program through the Evelyn K Davis center to mentor exoffenders.

In 2017 was honored as a Woman of Influence through the Des Moines Business Record. Other honors include 40 under 40, and Ovation award from the Iowa Women's Foundation. She grew up in Newton and went on to Grand View University in Des Moines where she holds a degree in Mass Communications, Journalism and a minor in Photography.
Jeana Schultz
Vice President- Staff
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Vice President
Jeana Schultz, IOM, began working at the Urbandale Chamber in 2008. In her role, she plans and implements events for the membership and oversees the Connector program as well as the Young Professional organization, genYP. She graduated from Iowa State with Distinction, majoring in Journalism/Mass Communication. In her free time, Jeana enjoys family time with her husband, Eric and daughters, Leighton and Lucy. They love cheering on the Cyclones and spending as much time as they can in Okoboji.
Ryan Moon
Membership Director - Staff
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Membership Director
Ryan Moon began working for the Urbandale Chamber in 2017. Previously, he worked in Washington, D.C. for 270 Strategies and various projects for the United States Global Leadership Coalition and Union of Concerned Scientists. He also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Iowa House of Representatives. He is responsible for membership recruitment, development, and retention for the organization. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Political Science. He enjoys spending time with friends, family, and his dog Hilton.
Leah Fox
Office Manager - Staff