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.

Steve Firman, Chair

CEO at Pharmacy Marketing Group &

Director of Government Affairs-Lobbyist for Grow Cedar Valley; Cedar Falls, IA

Kevin Blanshan, Vice Chair

Retired, Former Executive Director for INRCOG; Waterloo, IA

Jeff Frost, Secretary

Executive Director of Professional Technical Education for Waterloo Schools; Waterloo, IA

Gail Carter, Treasurer

Retired, Former CPA at Adams Evenson & Co; Waterloo, IA

Casey Anderson
Director of Industry Relations for Iowa Beef Industry Council; Eldora, IA
Chloe Carson

Digital Communications Manager at Smithfield Foods; Bondurant, IA

Michael Cook

Adjunct professor at Hawkeye Community college; Waterloo, IA

Henry Corbin

PreAward Coordinator, ISU; Nevada, IA

Kara Grupp

Founder/Director, Three Pines Farm; Cedar Falls, IA

Kevin Howe

Retired, Former Asst. Director Workplace Benefits for Principal Financial Group; Johnston, IA

Terry Johnston

Development Officer at Farm Rescue; Parkersburg, IA

Kellie Lasack

Owner of Roan Marketing;  Oxford Junction, IA

Barb Lykins

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

Kevin Steffens

Retired, Former Dairy Inspector at IDALS; Maynard, IA

Rick Woten

Professor of History at Pearson Education; Des Moines, IA

Pam Wright

Retired, Former Director of Business & Comm Outreach &
Gov’t Relations at Hawkeye Community College; Waterloo, IA