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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


    Nuzum currently serves as the C.E.O. and will assume the role of IADG President in February 2022. With a background in finance and banking, Nuzum brings a broad knowledge of banking, financial tools, incentives, and tax programs to every project. Nuzum has served as IADG’s primary contact for the USDA REDL&G program and helps IADG members administer their revolving loan funds, which collectively total over $78 million. 

  • Bruce Hansen

    V.P., Business Development

    Hansen has a 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.

  • Carl Hanson

    V.P., Value-Added Agriculture

    Hanson brings a wide range of experience including business development and account management for AgYield and AgriCharts, and most recently serving as an AgriBusiness Banker for Great Western Bank. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural studies and grew up on a dairy farm in northeast Iowa.

  • Kay Snyder

    Director of Marketing and 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.

  • Steve Benne

    Project Finance Analyst

    Benne’s background includes working at the Iowa Economic Development Authority as a Project Manager in Community Development, focusing primarily on housing programs. He also worked at Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission and CoStar. Benne will be assisting with the REDL&G program applications, RLFs, and other financial tools.  

  • Susie Wilhite

    Administrative Services Manager

    Wilhite brings 15 years of experience in various roles with both public and private accounting firms. Most recently, she worked for an e-commerce division of a company based in Naperville, IL. Wilhite provides a broad range of support to the IADG team and our members.