Contact Information

Rebecca Coady Program Support Technician 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA

Stacy Craven Administrative Support Technician 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA 50131

Heather Geerdes Program Support Specialist 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA 50131

Marvin Dixon Employment Coordinator 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA 50131
(515) 252-4592


Committee Leadership

Mr. Stephen E. Bogle State Chair
Mr. Mark Hennessey Co-Vice Chair
Mr. Scott Packard Co-Vice Chair
Mr. Ted Ellis Ombudsman Director
Mr. Gerald Edgar Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schlawin Public Affairs Director
Mr. Mark Dixon Employment Coordinator
Mr. Mike Beaman Military Outreach Director


Welcome to the Iowa ESGR website.  Our Iowa team is comprised of approximately 110 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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June 22, 2016Troops from the Iowa National Guard help ESGR host their employers at Annual Training

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the 67th Troop Command of the Iowa National Guard hosted a Boss lift to the service member’s annual training site at Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin June 10.

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June 20, 2016Sioux City Wal-Mart receives State Chair Award

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sioux City Wal-Mart recently received the Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve State Chair Award for their support of employees who serve in National Guard and Reserve. The State Chair Award is presented to honor organizations and employers who show exemplary support in their community.

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June 16, 2016Farmers Insurance district manager receives patriotic employer award

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program announced District Manager Chris Bandy of Farmers Insurance was honored June 10 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

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