Leadership Fairfield

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 to Thursday, April 20, 2023
2022 - 2023 Leadership Fairfield Online Application

​Fairfield's Premier Networking and Professional Development Program

The 2022-2023 Leadership Fairfield class will begin September, 2022.

The Leadership Fairfield program includes eight monthly sessions each centered around a unique theme.  Every session is different but includes expert presenters, panels of community leaders and behind-the-scene tours of Fairfield businesses and organizations. By the end of the program, each participant will not only have a well-rounded view of the various business sectors in Fairfield but also have personally connected and networked with Fairfield's top business and community leaders.
Is your business interested in serving on a panel or offering a tour? Contact the Chamber!
Submit applications to the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce by: 
Contacting the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at Info@FairfieldIowa.com

"This program provided me with an opportunity to know Fairfield on a deeper level. Behind the scenes tours and up close & personal experiences interacting with Fairfield businesses was a highlight for sure. One of the best parts though was building relationships with my fellow classmates. I met so many of the rising stars from various Fairfield businesses and will treasure our time together as we engaged and connected with one another while also digging our roots deeper into this beautiful city."

  Megan Coffin, Community 1st Credit Union, 2021-2022 Leadership Fairfield Graduate


" Leadership Fairfield gave me confidence in my leadership skills and so much more. I got to know an exceptional group of local leaders from across a variety of industries and companies. I also learned a great deal about Fairfield's businesses, industries, history, and culture. The experience made me even more proud to live in such a great community and eager to see it continue to grow!" 

  Stephanie Bard, Indian HIlls Community College, 2021-2022 Leadership Fairfield Graduate   


2022-2023 Schedule and Monthly Topics

  • Opening Session: September 
  • City and County Government: October
  • Health & Fitness: November
  • Art and Culture: December
  • Manufacturing: January
  • Finance: February
  • Agriculture: March
  • Media & Marketing/Le: Aprilgacy
  • Graduation / Annual Awards Banquet: April 20th, 2023

Employer Benefits

​Prosperous local economies don’t just happen; people must work to create them. This program will provide a “big picture” understanding of how that happens in Fairfield.  Participants will receive practical leadership tips from established leaders in our community. It is easier to retain talent when employers are actively engaged in the larger community. It is always valuable to have employees with strong professional networks. During this program, participants will have multiple opportunities to grow their professional network.

​2021-2022 Class

  • Stephanie Bard - Iowa Workforce Development
  • Ian Bee - Jefferson County Health Center
  • Megan Coffin - Community 1st Credit Union
  • Marc Cooper - TrafFix Devices
  • Christy Grove - Iowa State Bank
  • Sam Humble - Agri-Industrial Plastics
  • Tami Kramer - Iowa State Bank
  • Mendy McAdams - Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
  • Gavin Stever - Edward Jones Investments
  • Alecs Mickunas - Fairfield Public Library
  • Spencer Peterman - Washington State Bank
  • Hilary Lanman - ISU Extension and Outreach
  • Danielle Gordy - AERON Lifestyle Technology
  • ​Amy Ferrel - AERON Lifestyle Technology

2022-2023 Class

  • Solomon Davis - Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
  • Adam Reese - MidWestOne Bank
  • Kelly Prickett - Indian Hills Community College
  • Josie Heilmann - Addington Place of Fairfield
  • Aster Hesse – Maharishi International University
  • Teresa Garmon – TrafFix Devices
  • Kayla Stanley AERON Lifestyle
  • Jeanne Skopin AERON Lifestyle
  • Michelle Ward AERON Lifestyle
  • Samantha Ellefson - Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Garrett Ikerd - Washington State Bank
  • Matthew Rabbass - Agri-Industrial Plastics
  • Corbin Settles - Agri-Industrial Plastics
  • Cassie Schmidt - Iowa State Bank
  • Margie Goehring - Ottumwa Radio Group
  • Jeff Alexander - Jefferson County Realty
  • Alyse Kreiss - Gamrath Doyle Insurance
  • Jordan Scott - Fairfield Dental Clinic
  • Rachel Hillier - Pathfinders
  • Dane Kool - Weaton Companies
  • Savannah Ledger - Cambridge Investment Research


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