JCI Iowa 2018 Board of Directors

Chris Demmer - 90th President

Chris has been a member of the Cedar Rapids Jaycees since 2014. He has previously served as Vice President (2015), President (2016), and Chariman of the Board (2017) for Cedar Rapids Jaycees. He served on the JCI Iowa Board of Directors as Black Region Director (2015), Membership Director (2016), Vice President (2017) and our 90th President for JCI Iowa in 2018. 


Chris was a recipient of the 2015 R. Bradley Trafton Award by JCI USA. The R. Bradley Trafton Award is awarded to the top 10 state officers from across the country. Chris has also received the Presidential Medallion of Honor by JCI USA for making a difference and his outstanding commitment in our organization for 2016.  He has received the Top Local Vice President (2015), Top Region Director (2015), and the Top Local Chapter President (2016) for JCI Iowa in 2016.

Chris works as a sales representative for Marketing Focus based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Marketing Focus works exclusively with Menards, the third largest hardware and home center in the country. Marketing Focus works closely with store team members by using hands-on retail knowledge and experience to help manufacturers flourish in the industry as well as conducting training's at their monthly department meetings and corporate training's at Menards General Office. 

Contact Information

Jenny Even - Vice President

Jenny has been a member of the Dubuque Jaycees since 2010. She has served as Retention Director, Activation Director, Membership Vice President, Local Chapter President, and Individual Development Vice President for her local chapter. She served as Membership Director for JCI Iowa in 2017.  


Jenny works as a Customer Facing Audit Focal at IBM in Dubuque. She likes to spend her free time with her family, crafting, and traveling.   

Contact Information

Chapter Assignements: Cedar Rapids, Cedar Valley Clinton, Quad Cities,  Dubuque (cross assigned)

Email: VPJenny@iowajaycees.org (active January 1, 2018)

Phone: 319.573.1918

MaeLee Rahm - Vice President

Bio coming soon.

Contact Information

Chapter Assignments: Ames, Nevada, Primghar, Spencer, Des Moines (cross assigned)

Email: VPMaelee@iowajaycees.org  (active January 1, 2018) 

Phone: 641.751.5025

Jordan Shanks - Vice President

Jordan has been a member of the Cedar Valley Jaycees since 2015 and served as 2017 President and 2016 Director of Membership. He will continue to serve the chapter as the Chairman of the Board in 2018.   


Jordan is an IT consultant at ACES in Cedar Falls, IA. He is also a trustee of the Waverly Library and the Bremer County Library Association. In his free time, he enjoys spending time watching the Indiana Pacers and hanging out with friends and family.  

Contact Information

Chapter Assignments: Clear Lake, Dubuque, Greater Greene, Mason City, Waverly, Cedar Valley (cross assigned)

Email: VPJordan@iowajaycees.org  (active January 1, 2018) 

Phone: 319.830.3620


Breanna Wetzler - Vice President

Breanna has been a member of the 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), and Secretary (2016 & 2017) for JCI Iowa.
  

Contact Information

Chapter Assignments: Clive, Des Moines, Johnson County, Schaller, Ames (cross assigned)

Email: VPBreanna@iowajaycees.org  (active January 1, 2018) 

Phone:  507.841.1964

April Schoonover - Treasurer

April has been a member of the Cedar Rapids Jaycees Chapter since 2016. She has previously served as Media & Communications Director (2016), Casinos Director (2016), Chairperson for Run, Punt Pass (2016), Uptown Friday Nights Director (2017) and was the JCI Iowa Black Region Director (2017). 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 has worked in the Accounting field for the last 8 years. In her free time, she likes to volunteer, spend time with family and friends, play golf and cheer on her Sister in law’s softball club teams with Iowa Elite Force.   

Contact Information

Email:  treasurer@iowajaycees.org 

Phone: 319.560.2582


Felicia Teumer - Secretary

Felicia has been a member of the Cedar Rapids Jaycees since 2016 and has served as Vice President (2017) for Cedar Rapids. She also holds membership as an Ambassador for the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce.


Felicia is employed with NXT Bank at their Coralville location since 2016. She started as a teller but has recently been promoted to Personal Banker. She enjoys assisting customers and businesses with their financial needs offered by NXT Bank. 

Contact Information

Email:   secretary@iowajaycees.org 

Phone: 219.781.2575


Agnes Kress - Chairwoman of the Board

Agnes has been a member of the Cedar Valley Jaycees since 2008 and has served in several leadership roles throughout her JCI career. She was the first president of the re-branded Cedar Valley Jaycees in 2013. That year she lead her local chapter to placing 5th in the parade of chapters for JCI USA also being named an Outstanding Local Chapter. She joined JCI Iowa in 2015 as Secretary and served as Vice President in 2016 and President in 2017.    


Agnes was named Outstanding Young Iowan in 2012 by JCI Iowa, received a Presidential Medallion of Honor by JCI USA in 2014 and was introduced into the JCI Iowa Senate in 2016. Outside JCI, you can always find Agnes volunteering throughout her hometown of Waterloo as she has a passion and desire to always make a positive impact in her community anyway she can. In 2018, Agnes looks forward to continuing her travels across the state to interact with other JCI Iowa members to increase their local impact, knowledge of resources available to them and explore new opportunities.   

Contact Information

Email:  cob@iowajaycees.org 

Phone:  319.239.5794 


Program Directors

Cristy Steffen - Marketing & Communications Director

Cristy has been a member of the Cedar Valley Jaycees since 2016  and was Vice President of Marketing in 2017 for Cedar Valley Jaycees

Jessie Frerichs - State Membership Director

Jessie joined the Nevada Jaycees in 2015. She has previously served as Community Development Vice President (2016), Food at First Chairperson, and President (2017).

Nikki Schaul - Internal Programs Director

Nikki joined the Cedar Rapids Jaycees in 2015 and has since joined the newly rebranded JCI Johnson County as President for 2016 & 2017.

Angie Miller - External Programs Director

Angie has been a member since 2008 and has been part of the Hampton, Ames and Nevada chapters.

Dr. Ryan Anderson - Sponsorships & Fundraising Director

Dr. Anderson has been a member of JCI Des Moines since 2009 and has served as past chapter President and past Vice President of JCI Iowa.

Nicole Schroeder - Public Relations and Social Communications Director

Nicole has been a member of the Cedar Rapids Jaycees since 2015 and has served as Local Secretary for 2016 & 2017.