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Deputy General Counsel
* at time of recognition

Vermeer Corporation
* at time of recognition

Lives In

College: Central College-Pella, IA
Graduate School: Univ. of Iowa College of Law-Iowa City, IA

Make-A-Wish Iowa
Statewide Judicial Nominating Committee
Iowa Business Counsel
Youth baseball and soccer coach
Third Reformed Church

Working in Marion County
In Marion County, I get the benefit of working for a large, international company while living in a small community.

Living in Marion County
Marion County strikes an amazing balance of small-town life with big city opportunities. You can have a sophisticated job, afford a home, send your kids to quality schools, know your neighbors, and have almost no commute.

Favorite Place to Relax
We actually enjoy spending time in our neighborhood where our kids play across backyards with other kids in the neighborhood.

Career Opportunities
There are very good career advancement opportunities that exist in Marion County, particularly as workforce demographics change. There are needs for new leaders to succeed retiring or transitioning leaders, and there are just flat out needs for more leaders. The trick is that people need to be open minded to the opportunities.

Career Advice to Teens
There is not one path to a legal career. A person doesn’t have to love government, politics, or social sciences to be a lawyer. Develop skills you love, learn to work, and learn to think. If you do that, you’ll be ready for law school, and beyond.

Class of 2019

Jason Bingham
Production Manager II/Owner/Reserve Police Officer
Pella Corporation/Bingham Cooperative/City of Pleasantville
Tyler Christian
Marion County Engineer
Marion County
Brent Gaulke
Vice President-IT & Operations Manager
Marion County Bank
Dan Huitink
Deputy General Counsel
Vermeer Corporation
Mary Mansfield
Licensed Realtor-Property Manager
Home Realty
Josie McKay
Owner/Photographer, designer/Real Estate Agent
Self-Random Tees/Treasured Portraits/Summit Realty
Tyler Pearson
K-5 Technology Integrationist
Knoxville Community School District
Cathy Struecker
Owner/Yoga & Wellness Professional
Cairn Yoga & Wellness Studio
Kris Van Gent
Owner-Lead BIke Advocate
Iowa Bike Co.
Hannah Vander Veer
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce