EXECUTIVE STAFF

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Jordan DeGree
Executive Director

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Amanda Steines
Brand Experience Director

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Eric Dregne
Innovation Lab Program Director

 
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Allie Grainger
Discovery Lab Program Director

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Rachel Deutmeyer
Art Lab Program Director

 

Community Volunteers

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our work is guided by the following groups of forward-thinking community volunteers.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

This group helps provide oversight and ensure the organization remains strongly aligned with its mission & vision.

 

Kristin Dietzel
Board President
VP of Workforce Development
Greater Dubuque Development Corporation

Bob Woodward
Board Vice President
VP of Strategic Planning
Woodward Communications, Inc.

Andrew Mozena
Board Treasurer
SVP of Retail Banking
Premier Bank

Cori Burbach
Board Secretary
Assistant City Manager
City of Dubuque

Wendy Knight
Board Past President
VP of Institutional Effectiveness & Advancement
Northeast Iowa Community College

Susan Chapman
Marketing Director (retired) 
Unitypoint Health Finley

Julie Florez
Retail Banking Manager, SVP
Dubuque Bank & Trust

Eric Lucy
Independent Consultant

Christina Rader
Founder/Owner
Re-think Marketing

Beth Rowe
Marketing Director
Dubuque Bank & Trust

Stella Runde
Budget Director
Dubuque County

 

Innovation Lab Advisory Board

This group helps us think about opportunities to help entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations generate and launch new ideas.

 

Julie Bauer
Executive Director
Alliant Energy Foundation

Colleen Callahan
General Manager
PBS Systems

Chad Chandlee
President
Kendall Hunt Publishing

Mark Dickson
Manager
John Deere Dubuque Works

Michael Fullen
Director of Information & Experience
Hodge

Amy Green
Director of Program Sales
Northeast Iowa Community College

Nathan Greiner
Co-founder & CTO
DMI

Lance Hummel
Director Operational Growth
Higley Industries

Kathleen Logan
Office Manager
Terracon

Gordon Miller
Director Construction Engineering
John Deere

Leah Rodenberg
Senior Community Affairs Program Manager
Alliant Energy Foundation

Jake Schneider
Owner
Jake Schneider Consulting

Justin Stinson
VP, General Manager Dubuque Market
ImOn Communications

 

Discovery Lab Advisory Board (NOW FORMING)

This group helps us think about opportunities to foster creativity and innovation through fun play-based experiences.


Art Lab Advisory Board (NOW FORMING)

This group helps us think about opportunities to foster creativity and innovation through hands-on classes, offered by knowledgeable instructors in a welcoming environment.


Mobile Lab Advisory Board (NOW FORMING)

This group helps us think about opportunities to foster creativity and innovation by brining signature learning experiences to schools, camps, and community events.