Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees includes representatives from throughout the region and beyond who provide oversight and management for Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area.


Glen Keppy, Chair

Retired Farmer, Eldridge, IA

Steve Firman, Vice Chair

CEO, Pharmacy Marketing Group & Director of Government Affairs-Lobbyist, Grow Cedar Valley,

Cedar Falls, IA

Gail Carter, Treasurer

Retired CPA, Waterloo, IA

Ray Steffens, Secretary

Farmer, West Union, IA

Jim Hoyt

Board of Directors, ACDI VOCA, Johnston, IA

Michael Cook

Adjunct professor at Hawkeye Community college, Waterloo, IA

Jeff Frost

Executive Director of Professional Technical Education – Waterloo Schools, Waterloo, IA

John Frazier

Owner, Frazier Tree Nursery, Vinton, IA

Rose Rohr

Jones County Historic Preservation Commission, Anamosa, IA

Chris Happ Olson

Assistant Planner for the City of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

Carolann Jensen

Iowa Board of Regents, State Relations Officer for Iowa State University, Bondurant, IA

Kellie Lasack

Roan Marketing, Oxford Junction, IA

Barb Lykins

Retired Community Resources Director for Iowa Farm Bureau, Clive, IA

Paula Mohr

State Preservation Office of Iowa, Ames, IA

Kevin Blanshan

Executive Director, INRCOG, Waterloo, IA

Emily Staudacher

Lawyer, Winterset, IA

Terry Johnston

Director of Sales & Dealer Development, AG LOGIC, Parkersburg, IA