Breanna has been a member of the Ames Jaycees since 2011. She has chaired key projects such as the Holiday Food Baskets, served as Management Vice President and was Local Chapter President in 2014. She served as Communications Director (2015), Secretary (2016 & 2017) and Vice President (2018, 2019 & 2020) for JCI Iowa. She now serves as the 93rd state president. Breanna is an Iowa Jaycee Governor and JCI USA Ambassador.
Breanna works in higher education as a communication and marketing specialist. She enjoys reading, old movies, live theater, sewing, and baking.
Assigned Chapters: Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Quad Cities, Schaller
Sarah is a member of the Cedar Rapids Jaycees. She served on the board as treasurer (2017-2018) and was elected chapter president in 2019. That same year, Sarah was named an Everyday Hero (2019) by the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Personal finance is her passion but she also loves sharing her talents with chapters to make a difference in their community.
VP Area of Emphasis: Events/Professional Development
Assigned Chapters: Ames, Clear Lake, Clinton, Des Moines, Nevada
Nikki has been a Jaycee member since 2015. She has been a part of the Cedar Rapids Jaycees, Johnson County Jaycees, and is currently a member of the Jaycees of the Quad Cities. In all three chapters she has served in many leadership roles. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Public Relations (2019) president (2020) of the Jaycees of the Quad Cities.
Nikki loves her dog Bella and to travel. She has traveled the world to attend JCI conferences.
VP Area of Emphasis: Membership
Assigned Chapters: Cedar Valley, Greater Greene, Mason City, Primghar, Spencer
Jason is a longtime member of the Dubuque Jaycees. In fact, both of his parents were Jaycees. Throughout his membership, Jason has served in many leadership roles including running the nationally sanctioned Chili Cook-Off and as co-president. Jason served as the Purple Region Director (2017) and is currently serving as state treasurer.
Jason has a background in accounting and loves to travel.
Valerie has been a member of the Clinton Jaycees since 2007, serving in many different roles including local chapter president. Among her favorite projects is the Symphony of Lights. As a mom of three, she brings the kids to anything she can, showing the value in personal growth and being a part of the community. Valerie now serves as the secretary of JCI Iowa.
MaeLee has been a member of JCI Des Moines since 2014. She has served the Des Moines Jaycees as Vice President of Community Impact (2015), President (2016), Chair of the Board (2017) and Fuse DSM Chamber Liaison (2019/2020) for JCI Des Moines. MaeLee has served as the State Treasurer (2017) and State Vice President (2018 & 2019) for JCI Iowa. She now serves as the 92nd JCI Iowa State President for 2020.
MaeLee works as the Technologies Administrator/Project Coordinator for BE Technologies, a division of Baker Electric. She gets way too excited if there are ever dogs or cats around. She loves to cook and explore new restaurants in the Des Moines area. When she's not exploring, you can find her hanging out with family and friends, crafting, or attending all different types of concerts.
Legacy Statement: I want my legacy to be known for having fun while taking care of business.
Megan began her career in the Jaycees with the Cedar Rapids chapter, where she served as Uptown Friday Nights Director (2019). Later that year, Megan moved to the Des Moines area and became a member of the Des Moines Chapter. In 2020 she was Chapter Vice President of Membership and still holds the role. Also in 2020, Megan chaired a statewide project to celebrate 100 years of JCI USA by getting 100 miles in 100 days. For her efforts, the project received the Dennis Hamilton Memorial Award - State Flagship Project Award.
She is a paralegal by trade and loves trying new foods.
April has been a member of the Des Moines Jaycees Chapter since 2018. She was a member of the Cedar Rapids Jaycees since 2016 before transferring to the Des Moines chapter. Selected roles include Uptown Friday Nights Director (2017) for JCI Cedar Rapids, was Vice President (2019) for JCI Des Moines & is currently serving as Chapter President of JCI Des Moines. April was the JCI Iowa Black Region Director (2017) and State Treasurer (2018, 2019 & 2020). She was also Top New Member for the Cedar Rapids Chapter & one of the Top New Members for the State of Iowa in 2016.
April is employed at Capital City Fruit in Norwalk has worked there as an Accounting Payroll Specialist since January 2018. In her free time, she likes to volunteer, spend time with family and friends, play golf and cheer on her stepdaughter’s softball team with Iowa Elite Force.
Justin joined the Dubuque Jaycees in 2010. Justin is responsible for any of JCI Iowa internal publications that would be sent to our members and is excited to step up to a state level role this year.
Legacy Statement: I want to be known for thinking of creative ways to solve problems, and leave the organization a better place than I found it.
Kellie Einck grew up in Primghar, currently lives in Paullina, and has remained active with the Jaycees since she joined. She joined in 2014 at 18 as an unofficial member and since then has served as Chapter President and Treasurer. Kellie works at Agrivision Equipment as their Service Manager. She went to school for diesel technology, started as a tech in the shop and has grown and stepped up in the business. Kellie would like to add CPA to her name someday but loves her current job and customer interaction. She has a 1 year old goldendoodle child, Lola. Hobbies include flying planes, running, family, traveling and trying new things.
Ashley Spencer is a member of the Clinton Jaycees. As a member she has served in many roles, including chapter president in 2019.
As a mom of two, Ashley makes sure her children are growing up understanding the Jaycee values.