About Us

TAI is a statewide, member-based organization uniting Iowa's technology community by connecting leaders, developing talent, driving public policy, and fostering diversity and inclusion.
Iowa's tech industry by the numbers
92K

Iowa employs over 92,000 technology workers

$81K

Average salary for technology workers in Iowa

350+

TAI serves over 350 members across the state

183

Opportunities to connect at Iowa tech events each year

Investing in Iowa’s technology and innovation ecosystem drives the industry forward with a unified vision. TAI empowers and elevates our member organizations through engaging programming, signature events, technology-forward public policies, talent development initiatives, and fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

About TAI

Our Team

We believe technology is the essential driving force in every business market today and impacts virtually every company, industry, and community across the state. Our team ensures you’re connected to the network and tools your company needs to succeed.

Brian Waller

President

Tyler Wyngarden

VP of Development

Mollie Ross

Director of Operations

Nick Donovan

Creative Director

Cassandra Kotek

Director of Marketing

Tim Coonan

Legislative Liaison

Sydney Gangestad

Legislative Liaison
Technology Association of Iowa

Board of Directors

TAI’s Board of Directors is comprised of Iowa’s most innovative tech leaders across the state who support the industry and advance Iowa’s reputation as a technology state.¬†

Grant Ruge
Senior Manager – Growth & Strategy
Accenture

Kevin Lentz
President
Anthologic

Carrier Access

Shane Stark
Chief Operating Officer
Carrier Access

Adrian Butler
Chief Information Officer
Casey’s General Stores

Collins Aerospace

Linda Peyton
Senior Engineering Director
Collins Aerospace

James Alcombright
Vice President, IT Enterprise 
Corteva Agriscience

Joe Riesberg
SVP, Chief Information Officer
EMC

Erin Rollenhagen
President
Entrepreneurial Technologies

Kate Washut
Partner & CEO
Far Reach

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

R. Scott Johnson
Intellectual Property Attorney, Shareholder
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Ryan Ackels
Operations Manager
Google

Hyvee

Luke Tingley
Senior VP, Chief Technology Officer
Hy-Vee

Bruce Lehrman
CEO
Involta

Dana Rewoldt
Interim Director Office of Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer (OIPTT), President ISURF
Iowa State University

John Deere

Margaux Ascherl
Program Delivery Manager, Autonomy
John Deere

Kingland

Alex Olson
Partner & Chief Security Officer
Kingland Systems

John Bertrand
Vice President of IT
Kreg Tool Company

Levon Hooks
Chief Information Officer
Kum & Go

Jim Masterson
President & CEO
LightEdge Solutions

Dave Hove
Senior Tax Partner
LWBJ

Merchants Bonding Company

Brad Rasmussen
Chief Information Officer
Merchants Bonding Company

Jerry Owen
AVP, Application Owner
Nationwide

Dave Tucker
Senior Advisor
Next Level Ventures

Paragon IT Professionals

Craig Jackman
Founder & CEO
Paragon IT Professionals

Travis Turnbull
Division Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Pella Corporation

Kathy Kay
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Principal Financial Group

ProCircular

Aaron Warner
CEO
ProCircular

Paul Ruffalo
VP, Information Services
Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Jace Day
Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer
Shazam

Annette Dunn
Chief Information Officer
State of Iowa

Matt Koch
Senior Electrical Engineer
Sukup Manufacturing

Brian Frese
Chief Technology Officer
United Fire Group

Laura Smith
Chief Information Officer
UnityPoint Health

Jeremy Kauten
Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President of IT
The VGM Group

The University of Iowa

Nate Kaeding
Economic Development Advisor
The University of Iowa

Paul Kinghorn
Director, Center for Business Growth & Innovation
University of Northern Iowa

Kurt Vander Wiel
Partner & UX Strategist
Visual Logic Group

Don Whitt
Vice President of Platform Operations
Workiva

Ryan Schaap
Chief Information Officer
Wells Enterprises

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