Iowa Communications Alliance Leadership Academy


2022-2023 Leadership Academy Participants Announced

ICA received a record number of applications for this year’s Leadership Academy.  Participants in the Leadership Academy are selected through a competitive application process.  This year’s participants include:
David Brown, Operations Manager - Minburn Communications
Kellee Dawson, Account Relations Specialist/AP Clerk - IAMO Communications
Brad Dorman, Regional Account Executive - Calix
Sarah Hagen, Accountant - Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association
Aaron Horman, General Manager - F&B Communications
Robyn McDowell, Accountant - Premier Communications
Katie Miller, Customer Development Manager - Sharon Telephone Company
Erin Nelson, Operations Manager - Wiatel
Justin Schneider, Technician - Coon Valley Telephone Cooperative
Carey Stover, Sr. VP of Finance - Aureon
Curtis Thornberry, Technology Development Director - Panora Fiber
Adam Welp, Sales & Marketing Coordinator - MTC Technologies
The ICA Leadership Academy has been developed in response to requests from members for additional, in-depth leadership development opportunities for member company employees.  Participants will meet several times between October 2022 and March 2023 for workshops, training, and networking. 
ICA congratulates these individuals and thanks their General Managers and Board of Directors for supporting each of them in their professional leadership development.



Congratulations to the ICA Leadership Academy Graduates

2021-2022 ICA Leadership Academy Class
2021-2022 ICA Leadership Academy

  • Marcie Boerner, Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association
  • Brittany Bonnicksen, Iowa Communications Alliance
  • Ray Fear, Farmtel Communications
  • Jeremy Gugel, KCTC
  • Andrea Hansen, Butler-Bremer Communications
  • Steve Hanson, Northeast Iowa Telephone Company
  • Lisa Koerselman, Premier Communications
  • Mary Phillips, Minerva Valley Companies
  • Dominic Schnell, Northwest Communications
  • Kayla Sperfslage, Cascade Communications
  • Angie Thompson, Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association
  • Matt Tippett, Mahaska Communication Group

2019-2020 ICA Leadership Academy

  • Devan Amdor, Cumberland Telephone Company
  • Mike Baker, Danville Telecom
  • Jamie Daubendiek, Jefferson Telecom
  • Chris Dodd, Evertek, Inc.
  • Rachel Hamilton, Marne Elk Horn
  • Ryan Joynt, Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association
  • Chris Lovell, CL Tel
  • Lee Mellema, Premier Communications
  • Kristine Mohning, WesTel Systems
  • Erin Petersen, Palo Cooperative Telephone Association
  • Jillinda Thornton, IAMO Telephone Company
  • Johnathon Tuvera, Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative