Board Members

YP Iowa board members are from diverse background and skills. We are represented from communities across the state. Board members serve for three years and have the opportunity to serve a second term. Board members are active on our committees and in leadership roles. If you are interested in joining the YP Iowa board, please click here

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Board President

Joe Benesh
The Ingenuity Company (Des Moines)


Emilee Richardson

Science Center of Iowa (Des Moines)

Treasurer and Secretary 

Kayla Bruns

Grimes Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development (Grimes)


Past President

Kyle Oppenhuizen
The Greater Des Moines Partnership (Des Moines)

At Large

Kim Hanken

Aureon (Ankeny)

Marketing and Communications Chair

Lisa Johnson
Ho-Chunk, Inc. (Sioux City)

Membership Co-Chair

Paul Daniels

Northwest Bank (Spencer)

Membership Co-Chair

Alex Watters
Morningside College (Sioux City)

Advocacy Chair

Mandy McWherter
Technology Association of Iowa (Des Moines)

Outreach and Support Chair

Abby Jares
CHI Health Mercy (Council Bluffs)


Southeast Iowa Regional Director

Jenny Arnold
Community First Credit Union (Chariton)


Southwest Iowa Regional Director 

Danielle Mowery
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce (Council Bluffs)
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