Introducing Leadership Siouxland Class of 2021 – 2022

As Executive Director of Leadership, I am honored to announce our 2021 – 2022 class! We are excited to have 42 participants in our 37th year of existence, the largest class yet. Here is the class and their sponsoring employer:

Maribel Araque, Goodwill of the Great Plains

Robert Armentrout, Wells Enterprises Inc.

Aleisha Barclay, Ho Chunk Inc.

Kodi Benson, Premier Bankcard

Allison Berg, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Drew Bickford, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Josh Breugem, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Phil Dahlhauser, Great West Casualty Company

Tessa Dinsdale, Security National Bank

Tracy Erlandson, Epik Destinations

Alejandra Flores, WITCC

Monica Gileta, Tyson Fresh Meats

Will Hale, Goosmann Law Firm

Jennifer Hart, Heartland Counseling

Candace Jauer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Crystal Jauer, Bollmeyer Inc.

Casey Johnson, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center

Samantha Kavanaugh, Sky Ranch Behavioral Services – SHIP

Rebekah Kennelly, D2 Worldwide

Mary DeBolt, Great West Casualty Company

Duane Kraayenback, Goodwill of the Great Plains

Jessica La Fleur Malm, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

Jeff Lamoreux, Trinity Electric

Anne Lofgren, Chesterman’s

Ron Lorenzen, 185th Air Refueling Wing

Jerod Lytton, Red’s All Natural

Sandy Marin-Romero, Brows Beauty and Lashes by Suaresa

Sydney McManamy, United Real Estate Solutions

Terri Lee Medina, Ho Chunk, Inc.

Troy Nelson, IA Division of Criminal Investigation

Tracy Pomerson, Holcomb Appraisal

Lance Roberts, FEH Design

Kasey Sandman, Security National Bank

Jon Schoenfelder, Wells Enterprises, inc.

Buffy Shrauner, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Bryan Shusterman, Heidman Law Firm

Chase Vondrak, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Jetske Wauran-Castro, Big Brothers Big Sisters

TJ Wilcke, L & L Builders

Tonja Winekauf, 185th Air Refueling Wing

Kevin Woockman, WITCC

Anne Yoder, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

These 42 individuals will be participating In our nine-month program that prepares them for leadership positions and community involvement in the future. The mission of Leadership Siouxland is “Leadership Siouxland develops diverse, informed leaders who positively shape our community for today and tomorrow.”

The curriculum focuses on providing participants with a working knowledge of the history of Siouxland as a foundation. Participants complete the Gallup Strength Finder and then learn to turn their innate talents into strengths in their personal and professional lives. Our October session was devoted to understanding how our community works to keep the public safe and secure and how leadership and leadership styles matter regardless of what job you do.

In future months, our curriculum will include a session on IDEA: Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, Access/Accessibility. Time will be spent exploring how to have meaningful conversations that go beyond the superficial. Change Cycle Training and how to lead through adversity is another session topic: self-care for leaders. Later in the program year, participants will be exposed to the mission-driven organizations within Siouxland and learn about board governance and how to get involved. Economic Development in Siouxland is another topic, as well as government within our tri-state area.

This class is a dynamic class of people who are excited to learn and then give back to their communities.  If you are intrigued by the opportunities that participation in Leadership Siouxland provides, please reach out to the Executive Director at

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