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Corporate Communications Manager
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Vermeer Corporation
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Lives In

High School: Pella Christian
College: Dordt College
University: University of Iowa

Pella Opera House
Greater Des Moines Partnership
National Assoc. of Manufacturers

Working in Marion County
While I have experienced many highlights in my six years of working in Marion County, July 19 is a day I will never forget personally or professionally. In the hours that followed, I got to see how truly connected our county is. From the way first responders took care of our team, to the way fellow businesses and community members reached out to offer support. But our county connections extend ex- ternally, as well. In the days following the event, I was contacted by news affliates around the country – truly demonstrating the reach of our organization and community. Don’t let our location on a map fool you.

Living in Marion County
I often say my favorite thing about where we live is the potential. So many vibrant traditions and great destinations exist, but what truly excites me is seeing a passionate group of thinkers in our area comining up with ideas that continue to grow and push us. In turn, this work will attract visitors, residents and businesses - ultimately driving a bright and successful future.

Career Advice to Teens
Make it happen. There is no role or position that doesn’t require work or grit to get there. What makes someone stand out isn’t their ideas or plans, its their ability to turn those plans into a reality – even if it isn’t perfect.

Class of 2018

Reed Evans
Financial Advisor
Main Street Advisory Group/Marion County Bank
Brian Hatch
2nd Assistant to the Engineer/Mayor
Marion County Engineer Dept./City of Knoxville
Janae Jenison
Director of External Engagement
Central College
Ben Shaw
Kone Korner
Elly Shaw
Director of Quality, Compliance & Privacy Officer
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
Liz Sporrer
Corporate Communications Manager
Vermeer Corporation
Dr. Maggie Wilson
Knoxville Veterinary Clinic
Lucas Young
Business & Sales Manager
De Vore Homes
Eden Youngberg
Director, Advancement & Marketing
The Well