Contact Information

Rebecca Coady Program Support Technician 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA
800-294-6607 x2757

Stacy Craven Administrative Support Technician / Webmaster 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA

Ramon Rodriguez Program Support Specialist 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA

Jeff Johnson Employment Transition Coordinator Army Reserve Center 225 East Army Post Road
Des Moines IA 50315


Committee Leadership

Mr. Dick Rue State Chair
Ms. Tom Manley Vice Chair
Mr. Doyle Norris Co-Military Outreach Director
Mr. Steve Bogle Co-Military Outreach Director
Mr. Mark Stanton Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schlawin Public Affairs Director
Mr. Steve Robinson Co-Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ted Ellis Co-Ombudsman Director


Welcome to the Iowa ESGR website.  Our Iowa team is comprised of approximately 175 dedicated volunteers and 3 full-time staff that is prepared to engage, inform, and support employers and reserve component members throughout the state.  Iowa has a proud history of outstanding employer support for our reserve component members and today’s team continues that tradition through a strong emphasis on “prevention through education”.  Our Iowa team places continuous effort on our military and employer outreach programs to ensure that all stakeholders know and understand their respective obligations under the USERRA law.

The Iowa team has found that a focus on visibility and awareness of what Iowa ESGR has to offer is a key element of our prevention approach.  “We are a resource” is at the core of our message to our Iowa employers and reserve component members.

We welcome you to explore our website and invite you to contact us should you have any questions.  Our mission is to assist both employers and reserve component members equally.  We also welcome anyone interested in volunteering with the Iowa ESGR.


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August 20, 2014Theisen's of Marshalltown signs Statement of Support
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – The Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Manager Ron Lorenzen signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve August 2nd at Theisen's in front of employees. Learn More.
August 20, 2014West High School principal honored with Patriotic Employer Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Principal Jerry Arganbright of Iowa City West High School was honored August 14 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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August 18, 2014Eastern Iowa Employers head to Ft. McCoy

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) began the summer with a Bosslift to Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin.  Employers from Eastern Iowa were able to see service members of the 67th Troop Command at their annual training.  On July 20 there were two pickup points, one in Iowa City and the other in Mount Pleasant.  They returned to those locations the following day.

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September 11, 2014IA- Iowa Career Fair 2014