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Committee Leadership

Ms. Becky Coady State Chair
Mr. Scott Packard Vice Chair
Mr. Dan Fehr Training Director
Mr. Jim Freese Ombudsman Director
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schlawin Public Affairs Director
Mr. Rick Ernst Military Outreach Director
Ms. Val Corbin Area 1 Chair
Mr. Jeff Dentlinger Area 2 Chair
Mr. Steve Waller Area 3 Chair
Mr. Jamie Norton / Mr. Scott Little Area 4 Co-Chairs
Mr. Dan Fehr Area 5 Chair
Mr. John Mikelson / Ms. Deborah Dirks Area 6 Co-Chairs
Mr. Matt Doty Area 7 Chair
Vacant Area 8 Chair
Ms. April Keating / Mr. Bernard Keating Area 9 Co-Chairs

Welcome to the Iowa ESGR website.  Our Iowa team is comprised of approximately 110 dedicated volunteers and 3 full-time staff that is prepared to engage, inform, and support employers and reserve component members throughout the state.  Iowa has a proud history of outstanding employer support for our reserve component members and today’s team continues that tradition through a strong emphasis on “prevention through education”.  Our Iowa team places continuous effort on our military and employer outreach programs to ensure that all stakeholders know and understand their respective obligations under the USERRA law.

The Iowa team has found that a focus on visibility and awareness of what Iowa ESGR has to offer is a key element of our prevention approach.  “We are a resource” is at the core of our message to our Iowa employers and reserve component members.

We welcome you to explore our website and invite you to contact us should you have any questions.  Our mission is to assist both employers and reserve component members equally.  We also welcome anyone interested in volunteering with the Iowa ESGR.

Contact Information

David Mitchell Volunteer Support Technician 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA 50131
515.252.4145
david.m.mitchell11.ctr@army.mil

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December 12, 2022Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association signs a Statement of Support

HERSHEY, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (PA-ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) recently signed a Statement of Support confirming their support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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November 22, 2022ESGR Gathers for Annual National Leadership Meeting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, dozens of state committee leaders, volunteers, and staff of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) gathered at the Mark Center for the 2022 Annual National Leadership Meeting (NLM) November 17 and 18.

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September 30, 20222023 Freedom Award Nomination Season Opens October 1

WASHINGTON ­– The 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season opens October 1, meaning Guard and Reserve Service members across the nation can submit their exceptional employers for national recognition beginning October 1 until December 31.

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