Contact Information

Sarah Aanonson Volunteer Support Technician 4540 Melrose Ave.
Iowa City IA 52246
515.331.5243
saanonson@interactivegov.com

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. Mark Hennessey State Chair
Mr. Scott Packard Vice Chair
Mr. Dan Fehr Training Director
VACANT Ombudsman Director
Mr. Gerald Edgar Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schlawin Public Affairs Director
Mr. Rick Ernst Military Outreach Director
Mr. Val Corbin Area 1 Chair
Ms. Darlene McMartin Area 2 Chair
Mr. Steve Waller Area 3 Chair
Ms. Mandy Shepherd/Mr. Scott Little Area 4 Co-Chairs
Mr. Dan Fehr Area 5 Chair
Mr. John Mikelson Area 6 Chair
Mr. Martin Graber Area 7 Chair
Mr. Eric Branson Area 8 Chair
Mr. Terry Dell/Mike Allbee Area 9 Chair

 

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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November 30, 20182019 FREEDOM AWARD NOMINATION SEASON CLOSES SOON
WASHINGTON – It’s time to break the internet with accolades and kudos for the most supportive employer out there!  Only thirty-one days remain to nominate your employer for the 2019 Freedom Award! Learn More.
October 02, 2018FREEDOM AWARD NOMINATION SEASON NOW OPEN
WASHINGTON – Do you have a story to tell about how exceptional your employer’s support is to Guard and Reserve service members?  If your employer goes above and beyond in their support for Guardsmen or Reservists, nominate them for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award! Learn More.
August 20, 2018PRESIDENT PROCLAIMS NATIONAL EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF THE GUARD AND RESERVE WEEK
WASHINGTONPresident Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 19 – 25, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week. The week recognizes the important contributions employers continue to make supporting the military service of their National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.

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