2023 Board of Directors

Jason Parkin
2023 Chair Avenue Scholars Des Moines
Jason grew up in LeMars, IA and attended the University of Iowa, receiving a degree in Communications, and Iowa State University, where he receiv...
Jeremiah Terhark
2023 Vice Chair Webspec, CEO/Founder
Jeremiah has a talent for technology and an entrepreneurial spirit, Jeremiah founded Webspec Design in the fall of 2000. He is passionate about d...
Benjamin Winters
2023 Treasurer Forge Financial & Management Consulting, Audit Manager
Ben has 7 years of experience in public accounting. He currently serves as an Audit Manager for Forge Financial & Management Consulting specializin...
Creighton Cox
2023 Director at Large C2 Consultants Inc
Creighton has over 20 years’ experience working in economic development, construction, and municipal & state government.  
Todd Herren
2023 Delta Dental of Iowa, Sr. Vice President, Technology & Operations
Todd Herren graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and earned an MBA from Drake University.
Lance Farrell
2023 Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping - Waukee, Owner
Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping’s founder and CEO, Lance Farrell, is a sixth-degree black belt with one mission: to inspire people to live with power...
Eric Williams
2024 AO Wealth Advisory, Certified Financial Planner
My responsibilities include executing financial plans and assisting clients. I also help clients create personal and business budgets focused on ac...
Rob Olney
2024 Van Meter, Inc., Regional Vice President
With more than 20 years’ experience working in construction and electrical distribution, Rob Olney understands the importance of progress and has c...
Sandee Cook
2025 Career Search Associates, Executive Recruiter
I’ve been a Head Hunter since 2015 and love it! Previous to that, I have 25+ years of Human Resources management experience, with Senior Profession...
Justin Williams
2025 A New Look Exteriors , Owner - A New Look Exteriors
A New Look Exteriors is an exterior remodeling company.  Specializing in Roofing, Windows, Siding, Gutters, Soffit & Fascia and Concrete work. We...
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 Presiden...
Gina Wright
Vice President - Staff Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Vice President
Gina has spent the majority of her professional career in hospitality and working with the community. For the last 8 years she has been a Franchise...
Sidney Jacobson
Marketing Director - Staff Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Marketing Director
I was born and raised in Hawkeye country- Iowa City! Go Hawks! While attending the University of Iowa, I was involved in many student organizations...
Anna Mable
Event Coordinator - Staff Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Events Coordinator
I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with an Elementary Education degree and spent many of my college years involved in my sorority and...
Mary Knueven
Administrative Assistant - Staff Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Administrative Assistant
Mary has had careers in banking, was Executive Assistant to the President of USG Annuity & Life Company, a Fundraiser & Events Director at Make-A-W...
Fletcher Barry
Membership Director - Staff Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Membership Director
I graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors in Sports and Recreation Management. The beginning part of my career has been spent workin...