Governing Board

2023-2024 Board Membership

Iowa AEYC is governed by a 13-member board.

President
Brandy Smith

Vice President
Crystal Abbe *

Treasurer/Finance Chair
Brian Kingrey

Secretary
Brenda Loop

High-Performing Inclusive Organization (HPIO) Chair
Renee Hardman

* NAEYC Advisory Council Member

Early Childhood Workforce Advisory Committee Chair
Tracy Ehlert

Public Policy Co-Chairs
Jennifer Wright and Linda Fitzgerald

Membership & Innovation Recruitment and Support Co-Chairs
Kelsey Andersen and Kristin Rourk

At-Large Members
Tiffany Skaggs and Marc Elcock

Ex-Officio
Amy McGinn *

2024 Board Meetings & Events

April 6, 2024
Executive Committee Meeting

April 20, 2024
Governing Board Meeting

July 1, 2024
Executive Committee Meeting

July 19-20, 2024
Governing Board Retreat

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