Contact Information

Rebecca Coady Volunteer Support Technician 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA
515-334-2757
Rebecca.l.coady.ctr@mail.mil

Heather Geerdes Program Support Specialist 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA 50131
515-252-4192
Heather.m.geerdes.ctr@mail.mil

Iowa

Committee Leadership

Mr. Stephen E. Bogle State Chair
Mr. Mark Hennessey Co-Vice Chair
Mr. Scott Packard Co-Vice Chair
Mr. Ted Ellis Ombudsman Director
Mr. Gerald Edgar Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schlawin Public Affairs Director
VACANT Employment Coordinator
VACANT Military Outreach Director

 

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.

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June 08, 2017Tennessee ESGR State Chair Carl Lambert dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve State Chair Carl E. Lambert, age 71, died June 4.  He is preceded in death by parents Leslie and Sibble Lambert and sister Anna Sue Mead. 

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June 01, 2017SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NAMES 2017 EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD RECIPIENTS

WASHINGTON ­– Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced today the 15 recipients of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  The award is the highest honor given to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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May 23, 2017Department of Defense selects Craig McKinley as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense selected Craig McKinley to become the new national chair of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. McKinley will assume his new position June 1.

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