Advisory Council

The advisory council assists the Iowa Energy Center in fulfilling the center’s mission by providing advice to the director regarding budgets, planning, and policies. Meeting announcements and agendas are provided at the bottom of this page.

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Research and Education Sector

Dr. Peter Damiano, DDS, MPH
Director
University of Iowa Public Policy Center
Professor of Dentistry
University of Iowa
Public Policy Center
212 South Quad
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-6813
Term expires: April 30, 2017
Appointed by: President, Univ. of IA

Dr. Kavita Dhanwada
Associate Dean
College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences
University of Northern Iowa
Communication Arts Center 259
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0181
Phone: (319) 273-5976
Term expires: April 30, 2015
Appointed by: President, University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Arun Somani
Associate Dean
Electrical and Computer Engineering
391C Durham
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2150
Phone: (515) 294-0442
Fax: (515) 294-3637
Term expires: April 30, 2016
Appointed by: President, Iowa State University

Valerie Newhouse
President
Iowa Lakes Community College
19 South 7th Street
Estherville, IA 51334
Phone: (712) 362-0434
Term expires: April 30, 2016
Appointed by: Iowa Department of Education


President
Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
505 Fifth Ave., Suite 1030
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 282-3175
Fax: (515) 282-8177
Term expires: April 30, 2015
Appointed by: Iowa Coordinating Council for Post High School Education

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Public Sector


Iowa Department of Justice
Office of Consumer Advocate
1375 East Court Avenue, Room 63
Des Moines, IA 50319-0063
Phone: (515) 725-7224
Fax: (515) 725-7221
Term expires: April 30, 2015
Appointed by: Office of Consumer Advocate

Sheila K. Tipton
Board Member
Iowa Utilities Board
1375 East Court Ave., Room 69
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-7313
Fax: (515) 725-7398
Term expires: April 30, 2018
Appointed by: Iowa Utilities Board

Vacant
Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone:(515) 725-3000
Fax: (515) 725-3010
Term expires: April 30, 2017
Appointed by: Iowa Economic Development Authority

Vacant
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Phone:(515) 239-1133
Fax: (515) 239-1120
Term expires:
Appointed by: State Department of Transportation

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Utility Sector

Dean Crist (Council Chair)
Vice President
Regulation
MidAmerican Energy Company
P.O. Box 657
Des Moines, IA 50303-0657
Phone: (515) 281-2233
Fax: (515) 281-2599
Term expires: April 30, 2016
Appointed by: Iowa Utility Association (Gas)

John Euchner
Chief Executive Officer
Nishnabotna Valley REC
1317 Chatburn Ave.
Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: (712) 755-2166
Term expires: April 30, 2016
Appointed by: Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Vern Gebhart
Vice President
Business Infrastructure and Technology
Alliant Energy
200 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 786-4765
Fax: (319) 786-4492
Term expires: April 30, 2018
Appointed by: Iowa Utility Association (Electric)

Todd R. Kielkopf
General Manager
Indianola Municipal Utilities
111 S. Buxton St.
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: (515) 961-9444
Term expires: April 30, 2017
Appointed by: Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

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Advisory Council Meeting Announcements and Agendas

[Posted] February 11, 2015
The Iowa Energy Center Advisory Council will convene on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Iowa Energy Center office located at 2521 University Boulevard, Suite 124, Ames, Iowa. An Agenda is provided below.

2015 Agenda Advisory Council Meeting February Revised

[Posted] September 16, 2014
The Iowa Energy Center will convene on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm for the fall 2014 Advisory Council meeting. This meeting will be held during the Iowa Energy Summit at Prairie Meadows Event and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. The 2014 Advisory Council Meeting Announcement was originally posted on September 16, 2014. A revised agenda is provided below.
2014 Advisory Council Meeting Announcement [Revised 092114]

[Posted] October 1, 2014
The Iowa Energy Center will hold a teleconference meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm to discuss the Ames Laboratory Sensitive Instrument Facility Needs.  The agenda is provided below.
2014 Advisory Council Meeting Announcement [100114]

[Posted] November 21, 2014
The Iowa Energy Center will hold a teleconference meeting on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to discuss the Matching Grant, “Analysis and Enhancement of CO2 Mass Transfer for Algal Cultivation via an Integrated RAB.”  The agenda is provided below.
2014 Advisory Council Meeting Announcement [112114]

[Posted] December 1, 2014
The Iowa Energy Center will hold a teleconference meeting on Tuesday, December 2, 2014  from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. to review the cost proposal and discuss the Energy Center’s involvement in the continuation of the Iowa Public Building Benchmarking Program. The agenda is provided below.
2014 Advisory Council Meeting Announcement [120114]

[Posted] December 19, 2014
The Iowa Energy Center will hold a teleconference meeting on Monday, December 22, 2014  from 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for discussion of work scope for matching grants, “Spatially and Temporally Optimized Landscapes for Bioenergy, Food, and Ecosystem Services” and “Delivering a Replicable, Integrated, Landscape Design Template that Simultaneously Improves Bioenergy”. The agenda is provided below.
2014 Advisory Council Meeting Announcement [121914]

[Posted] February 12, 2015
The Iowa Energy Center Advisory Council will convene on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Iowa Energy Center office located at 2521 University Boulevard, Suite 124, Ames, Iowa. An agenda is provided below.
2015 Advisory Council Meeting Announcement and Agenda.[021215]