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Iowa West Elects New Board Member, Officers

February 6, 2017

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Board of Directors of Iowa West recently elected a new board member to replace Mark Genereux, who moved out of state. Ron Dickinson of Council Bluffs was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Iowa West Foundation board. In addition, four board members were re-elected to serve 3-year terms on the Iowa West Foundation and Iowa West Racing Association boards. They are Theresa Barron-McKeagney (IWF), Doug Goodman (IWRA), Bob Schlott (IWF), and Warren Weber (IWF).

“Our Board members have the significant responsibility of being good stewards of the Foundation’s assets and ensuring that our investments have a lasting impact, said Pete Tulipana, President, and CEO of the Iowa West Foundation. “We are confident Ron and all our board members will serve as great contributors to achieving the vision of the Iowa West Foundation, which is a community where families choose to live and businesses choose to locate because of the quality of life and standard of living.”

Board officers for 2017 include:

  • Rick Crowl of Council Bluffs was re-elected as IWF Chair;
  • Amy Crawford of Council Bluffs was elected as IWF Vice-Chair;
  • Tara Slevin of Council Bluffs was elected as IWF Secretary/Treasurer;
  • Rick Killion of Council Bluffs was re-elected as IWRA President;
  • Matt Gronstal of Council Bluffs was elected as IWRA Vice-President; and
  • Doug Goodman of Council Bluffs was elected as IWRA Secretary-Treasurer

Ron Dickinson is a certified financial planner and certified public accountant with more than 30 years of experience in Council Bluffs. He has been a principal shareholder in Dickinson & Clark CPAs since 1991, as well as the founder and sole owner of Dickinson Investment Advisors since 1998. Dickinson earned his undergraduate degree in business from Hastings College and his master’s degree in taxation from the University of Texas. Currently, he serves as a board member and treasurer of VODEC, and he has served as an elder at First Christian Church in Council Bluffs for 27 years. His past involvement on community boards includes the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and the Community Housing Investment Corporation. Ron and his wife Beverly have three sons.

“As a long-time active resident in Council Bluffs, I’m looking forward to finding multiple ways to add value to our way of life in this vibrant community,” Dickinson said.

About the Iowa West Foundation

The Iowa West Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the Midwest. It has distributed more than $400 million to nonprofits and governmental agencies throughout southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska since the inception of its grant program. Funding for the grants comes from investment earnings and the Iowa West Racing Association, which receives contractual fees from casino operators, Ameristar and Harrah’s. IWRA is the license sponsor for Ameristar and Harrah’s and the license holder for Horseshoe-Bluffs Run. The Foundation targets resources into programs and projects that focus on economic development, education, placemaking and healthy families.

Media Inquiries:

Nicole Lindquist
Director of Communications
w: 712-309-3004
c: 402-981-2289

OUR VISION is a community where families choose to live, and businesses choose to locate, because of its quality of life and standard of living.


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