The IADG Team

The IADG Team

Our Team

IADG operates with direction from the IADG Board of Directors.

IADG Staff

  • Rand Fisher 



    Fisher has a proven record in business and community development at the local and state level, including five years as an Executive Assistant to the Governor. He is a leader and plays an active role with Iowa community foundations. Fisher can call upon an extensive network of local, state and national resources and partners to meet individual project needs.

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    Bruce Nuzum

    V.P., Finance

    With a background in finance and banking, Nuzum brings a broad knowledge of banking, financial tools, incentives and tax programs to every project he works with.   Nuzum serves as IADG’s primary contact for the USDA REDL&G program and helps IADG members administer their revolving loan funds which collectively total over $48 million. 

  • Mike Meissen 

    V.P., Value-Added Agriculture

    Meissen has a broad background in all aspects of agriculture and agri-business ventures. He is an active contributor on agricultural projects statewide. His knowledge of Iowa’s assets, resources and partners have proven invaluable to the large number of dairy, poultry, and agriculture projects which he has assisted.

  • Susan Cosner 

    V.P., Community Initiatives

    Cosner manages the Ripple Effect partnership between IADG and Iowa Network Services. She provides economic development support to the Iowa telecommunication companies in Iowa through technical assistance and financial support via Ripple Effect. Cosner has impressive background in development at the local, state and international levels.

  • Bruce Hansen 

    V.P., Business Development

    Hansen has strong background in marketing and business development within the rural electric cooperative industry in Iowa and Illinois. His primary focus is supporting Iowa’s existing industry by identifying company needs and connecting them with the resources to foster growth.

  • Kay Snyder 

    Director of Marketing & Communications

    Snyder’s background includes marketing positions in public and private organizations, at the local and state levels. Her primary focus is to foster growth by positively marketing Iowa and the assets within the IADG member territories. She is available to assist with marketing initiatives as requested.

  • Melissa Pomeroy

    Administrative Services Manager

    Pomeroy offers strong experience in project management, office operation, financial management and organizational development. She provides oversight to the daily operations of IADG and the team.

  • Laura Linman 

    Project Finance Analyst

    Linman brings a background of grant writing to IADG, as well as experience in renewable and environmental policy. She actively writes the USDA REDL&G grants on behalf of IADG co-op partners, and also supports GIS mapping and database development.

  • Jody Stanley 

    Administrative Secretary

    Jody Stanley brings high energy service and support to IADG staff and members. She is the front line in the office and is likely the first person you will see or speak to when calling or visiting the office. Stanley provides excellent support to keep the operations running smoothly.