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 TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT
92,000+

Iowa employs over 92,000 technology workers

$82,000

Average salary for technology workers in Iowa

$9B

Economic impact of Iowa's tech industry is over $9 Billion

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.

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

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
515-280-7701

Mollie ross

Vice President of Operations
515-280-3729

NICK DONOVAN

Vice President of Marketing & Communications
515-518-8075

JESSICA ERICKSON

Director of Events

Breton Clark

Marketing Coordinator
515-313-0301

Lauren Johnson

Member Services & Engagement Coordinator
515-304-2230

Sandy Pieper

Administrative Assistant
515-280-7700

sydney gangestad

Legislative Liaison

Tim Coonan

Legislative Liaison
Technology Association of Iowa

Board of Directors

TAI’s Board of Directors is comprised of Iowa’s most innovative technology leaders across the state focused on positioning Iowa as a leader in innovation, talent, and economic growth.

Shawn Swaner
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Athene

Scott Behn
President & Chief Executive Officer
Aureon

John Bertrand
Chief Information Officer
Brownells

Shane Stark
Chief Operating Officer
Carrier Access

Sanjeev Satturu
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Casey’s General Stores

Linda Peyton
Senior Engineering Director, Enterprise Engineering
Collins Aerospace

Larry Brandmeyer
Director, Global Infrastructure, Operations, Cloud, & Service Management
Corteva Agriscience

Joe Riesberg
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
EMC Insurance Companies

Nathan Kerns
Senior Vice President, Information Technology
Fareway Stores

Zachary Pratt
Shareholder
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Debbie Dean
Vice President, Health Analytics Solutions
General Dynamics Information Technology

Adam Haeder
Operations Manager
Google

Travis Hoover
Senior Vice President & Chief Data Officer
Hy-Vee

Kristen Constant
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Iowa State University

Jason Katcher
Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Information Technology
ITA Group

Scott Hany
Information Technology Director
John Deere

Alex Olson
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Kingland

Brad Rasmussen
Chief Information Officer
Merchants Bonding Company

Collin Ellis
Director of Information Technology
Musco Lighting

Dave Tucker
Partner
Next Level Ventures

Travis Turnbull
Division Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Pella Corporation

Kathy Kay
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Principal Financial Group

Jace Day
Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer
SHAZAM

Matt Koch
Chief Marketing Officer
Sukup Manufacturing Co.

Jim Sixta
Senior Manager of Audit & Assurance
UHY

Laura Smith
Chief Information Officer
UnityPoint Health

Jon Darsee
Chief Innovation Officer
University of Iowa

Marty Mark
Chief Information Officer
University of Northern Iowa

David Corbin
Vice President Environmental, Health and Safety, Continuous Improvement & Chief Information Officer
Vermeer Corporation

Jeremy Kauten
Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President, Information Technology
VGM Group

Paul Hlivko
Executive Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer
Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Ryan Schaap
Chief Information Officer
Wells Enterprises

Kim Huffman
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Workiva

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