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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July 18, 2016Iowa Court of Appeals and Iowa Supreme Court show their support for service members
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announced today that Judge Christopher McDonald of the Iowa Court of Appeals was honored with a Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee who serves in the Iowa Air National Guard.

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July 07, 2016Iowa City Area Development, Iowa Workforce and Iowa City Readiness Center presented Area Chair award

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa City Area Development (ICAD), Iowa Workforce Development (IWD), and the Iowa City Readiness Center (ICRC) were recently given the Area Chair Award for their support of employees who serve in National Guard and Reserve.

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WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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