Contact Information

Rebecca Coady Volunteer Support Technician 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA
515-334-2757
Rebecca.l.coady.ctr@mail.mil

Heather Geerdes Program Support Specialist 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA 50131
515-252-4192
Heather.m.geerdes.ctr@mail.mil

Iowa

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
VACANT Employment Coordinator
VACANT 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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February 13, 2017EMC Insurance Companies supervisor receives Patriot Award

DES MOINES, Iowa – Supervisor Katie Jones of EMC Insurance Companies was honored with the Patriot Award, presented Jan. 17 by Jim Freese, a volunteer with Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve,  in recognition of her extraordinary support to an EMC employee who serves in the Iowa Army National Guard.

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January 27, 2017Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve seeks applications for Minnesota ESGR State Chairperson

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. – The Selection Committee of the Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MN ESGR) announces the launch of the formal search for their next ESGR State Chairperson. ESGR is a Department of Defense program which was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component service members and their civilian employers.

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December 11, 2016Sammons Financial Group member receives Patriot Award

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Dec. 1 that Dave Rinehart of Sammons Financial Group Member Companies was honored with the Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support to an employee who serves in the Iowa Army National Guard.

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