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Iowa

Committee Leadership

Ms. Becky Coady State Chair
Mr. Scott Packard Vice Chair
Mr. Dan Fehr Training Director
Mr. Roger Roskens Ombudsman Director
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schlawin Public Affairs Director
Mr. Rick Ernst Military Outreach Director
Ms. Val Corbin Area 1 Chair
Mr. Jeff Dentlinger 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. Gary Kinsinger Area 6 Chair
Mr. Matt Doty Area 7 Chair
Vacant Area 8 Chair
Mr. Terry Dell 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.

Contact Information

KAREN SCHECHINGER Volunteer Support Technician 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA 50131
515.252.4145
karen.r.schechinger.ctr@mail.mil

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February 02, 2021Hy-Vee Linden Market honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support with Seven Seals Award

OMAHA, Neb. – Scott Dutchuk, the customer experience director at Linden Market Hy-Vee, was presented the Department of Defense Seven Seals Award by Ron Boro, a volunteer representing the Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), during a virtual presentation.

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January 15, 2021ESGR Concludes Successful Secretary of Defense Freedom Award Nomination

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces a successful 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season. ESGR received 3,382 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia. 

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October 06, 2020Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announces newly appointed Committee Chairs

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, is pleased to announce the selection and swearing in of 12 new ESGR State Chairs.

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