Tim is an attorney at Foss, Kuiken, & Cochran, P.C. (FK&C) and has been practicing law since 1976. FK&C is a 38 year old “general practice” law firm located in the heart of Fairfield, Iowa within walking distance of the Jefferson County Courthouse. The partners believe it is their duty to give back to the community and as such, sit on numerous boards and support many worthy causes.
Tim was born in the Elk Horn-Kimballton, Iowa area and raised in Atlantic, Iowa. He went on to study law at the University of Iowa. He is an active member of the Fairfield community and his church; he has served with the Fairfield Jaycees, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Lions Club, Fairfield Golf & Country Club. Tim is married to Jamie and they have five children and two grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys activities with his family, reading, golf, basketball, music and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Greg Lowenberg, Treasurer
Vice President, Libertyville Savings Bank
Greg serves as Vice President at Libertyville Savings Bank in Fairfield. In addition to commercial lending duties he is part of the Loan Executive Team, Compliance Committee, and Executive Management Team. Greg graduated from Fairfield High School in 1980 and then graduated from the University of Iowa in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. From there he began his banking career in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a bank examiner working for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Greg made the switch from examining to banking in 1990 and returned to Fairfield in 1995; He has been serving this area ever since. He is a graduate of the Iowa Bankers Commercial Lending School and the Iowa School of Banking.
Lowenberg is active with the Chamber of Commerce, where he has been a part of the local Ambassadors for the last 20 years. He has previously been involved on Boards of the local chapter Pheasants Forever and Habitat for Humanity. Lowenberg is a member of the Fairfield Golf & Country Club, Walton Club, Elks Lodge and Fairfield Friends Church. Greg, and wife June of 25 years, have two children, Kyla and Davis. W hen time permits, Greg enjoys hunting, fishing and an occasional round of golf.
“I am both excited and honored to serve on the FEDA board. In my line of profession we are constantly exploring ways to invest capital in order to improve and/or enhance the local lifestyle. I look forward to learning, through FEDA, other ways available to contribute to the betterment of Fairfield.”
Senior Advisor, Global ID Group Inc.
Since 2006, Ken Ross has served as the CEO of Global ID Group, Inc., a global provider of testing and certification services to the food and agriculture industries. Global ID has its headquarters in Fairfield with satellite offices in Brazil, Germany and the UK. From 2000 to 2005, Ken was the President of Fourth Street Partners, LLC, a consumer products development firm and from 1990 to 2000, Ken served as CEO of PackageNet, Inc., a nationwide network of over 4,000 consumer service centers. Prior to PackageNet, Ken was the Founder and President of Atrium Information Group, an enterprise software tools company. In the years before moving to Fairfield in 1983, Ken served as the Director of Information Systems at Celebrity, Inc., a consumer goods manufacturer and in various IT positions at Irving Trust Company and Salomon Brothers.
Ken has been active in the entrepreneurial community in Fairfield and was a founder, in 1989, of the Fairfield Entrepreneur’s Association where he still serves on the Board. He has also served on the Boards of a number of local technology startups including MagWizard, 3mix, Vaytek, Fairfield Software, Technical Advances, Full Partner and Keyboard Advancements. In addition, Ken just completed his second term on the Board of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of Netherlands-based ProTerra Foundation (which certifies sustainable and responsible agriculture around the world) and is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Graduate Business Department at Maharishi University of Management.
Ken received his B.A. from the U. of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.B.A from New York University in Finance and Information Technology. Ken has been residing in Fairfield since 1983 with his wife, Sheila, and his two daughters, Taylor and Julia. Ken enjoys golf, basketball, and tennis, going to Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball games, music (you may occasionally see him playing the drums at the Sondheim), computers, reading, and cruising the square on 1st Friday Art Walks.
BSN, RN | Vice President Ancillary Services
Jefferson County Health Center
After joining the Jefferson County Health Center in 1990, Curtis Smith served as the out-patient director, emergency department manager, assistant emergency department manager, house supervisor of the emergency department, LPN in the emergency department, and nursing assistant. Curtis earned his Associates degree in nursing from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix, and is a registered nurse (RN). He is an Army National Guard Veteran, serving as a combat medic from 1989 to 1996. Curtis served on the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders Board, Iowa Hospital Association Council on Education and Member Services, and Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s Advisory Council.
Amy is currently the Director of Business Development for Agri-Industrial Plastics Company. Amy grew up in Nevada, Iowa. She then attended the University of Iowa where she studied business and majored in Marketing.
Upon graduation, Amy and her husband moved to Pennsylvania where she began her career at Airgas, Inc. in the safety division in sales and sales management. An opportunity to relocate back to Iowa came in 2005 when Amy joined Copperfield Chimney Supply in Fairfield as the Director of Sales and Customer Service.
Amy is married to Brent Jones and they have two children: Caden and Olivia. She enjoys coaching and supporting youth sports programs, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs.
Alissa is a third generation insurance agent at Gamrath-Doyle Insurance. Alissa grew up in Fairfield, graduating from Fairfield High School. After graduation, she went on to the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, majoring in Marketing and International Business.
After finishing college, Alissa and her husband, Tai, lived in Raleigh, North Carolina and the Chicagoland area. Prior to returning to Fairfield, her career was in the Human Resources field, including positions as Regional Human Resources Manager for Einstein Bros. Bagels and then Jason’s Deli.
Coming back to Fairfield has been a great move for Alissa and Tai, who are the proud parents of two daughters, Elliott and Delaney. Joining the family business has allowed Alissa the opportunity to become active in the Fairfield community through involvement with many organizations, boards and clubs. She is an Ambassador with the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors for the Fairfield Rotary Club, the Fairfield Economic Development Association and the Fairfield Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
In her free time, Alissa enjoys watching her children’s sporting events, playing golf and cheering for the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes (especially when they are playing her husband’s team, the Iowa State Cyclones!).
Mayor of Fairfield
Ed Malloy was elected Mayor in 2001 and is in his third term. He served on the Fairfield City Council form 1992–2000. Mayor Malloy is also President of Danaher Oil Company — a fuel brokerage operation that began in Fairfield 1983. Mr. Malloy was one of the founding-members of the Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association in 1989. He serves on the board of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowans for a Better Future and the Iowa State University Extension Citizen Advisory Council.
John was raised and educated in Black Hawk County, Iowa. After high School in Waterloo, he attended the University of Northern Iowa, graduating in History Pre-Law. John attended Iowa College of Law at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1971.
In 1973, after 32 months of Federal Defender work with South Dakota Indian Legal Services, John joined the firm Kelly & Morrissey in Fairfield, Iowa. John has maintained a private law practice ever since. His firm has always worked in trial and general practice, personal injury, commercial, probate, real estate, criminal and family law and has mentored more than 30 interns over the past 40 years. John was involved in County Attorney responsibilities for almost 18 years and has been Fairfield’s City Attorney since January 1991.
John has been behind the scenes in innumerable community organizations since the 1970s. He believes strongly in Fairfield’s greatest wealth – its Citizen Involvement. Every year he works with non-profits and tax-exempt organizations; FEDA has always been a favorite. He helped organize incorporate and gain tax status for the Greater Jefferson County Foundation in 1975 and similarly, the Fairfield Economic Development Association in 1977 and has stayed involved with both as General Counsel and sometimes Director, ever since. In the past ten years he has been part of organizing, and on the Board of Directors of, both the Fairfield Park and Recreation Foundation and the Carnegie Museum Foundation. He continues to stay involved with a multitude of other local and area civic groups.
“Fairfield and Jefferson County signify quality living, citizen friendliness and participation, intellectual stimulation, career enhancement and the best things for family living,” says John. John and his wife Nancy are pleased that three of their blended family of grown sons and daughters have preferred to reside in Fairfield and that it is always the “hometown” for the out-of-towners.
Executive Director, Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Darien is no stranger to the Chamber family having served nearly six years on the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Darien served as President-Elect last year and as President this year until he took a leave of absence during the Executive Director/CEO selection process.
“As we looked at communities in which to raise our family, Roberta and I chose Fairfield because of the balance we saw between education, fine arts, and athletics,” says Darien. “We have not been disappointed in our choice. We have a rare gem of a community and I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead this program, a program that has gained so much momentum in recent years, due in large part to the staff and dedicated members of the Chamber Board. I am proud to call Fairfield home and excited to help make it better.”
Darien was previously the Fairfield Branch Manager at Temp Associates, a family owned business based in Muscatine, Iowa in 1986 who has had a presence in Fairfield since March 2007. Holding a B.G.S. from the University of Iowa. Darien’s other previous positions include Director of Human Resources, Administrator of two care facilities, social worker and counselor.
Darien has worked in Fairfield for 20+ years, but moved to Fairfield from Washington, Iowa in 2003 with his wife Roberta and their three children, Madeline, Max, and Claudia. Roberta has a degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa and is an employee of the Washington County Department of Human Services, and about a year ago became the Coordinator of the First Five Program for Washington and Henry County. Prior to her current position she worked for Washington County for 18 years, first as a Parent Educator and later as the Manager for that program. Madeline teaches vocal music in the Mount Pleasant School District, Max teaches high school English in the Grinnell School District, and Claudia will graduate from Grandview University in Des Moines this spring with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing.
Theater is shared passion in Darien’s family, and the entire Sloat family engaged in all aspects of the Fairfield Area Community Theater (F.A.C.T.) since moving to town. Darien enjoys set-building for shows with F.A.C.T., the High School, the Middle School, as well as the High School Large Group Speech Team and the Maharishi School Speech team.
Darien is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Fairfield Area Soccer Association and coached soccer in Fairfield and Washington for many years. Darien spends his remaining free time with friends, using the trail system in Fairfield, walking the dogs, golfing, fishing, and playing cards.
Dr. Laurie Noll
Superintendent, Fairfield Community Public Schools
Dr. Laurie Noll serves as Fairfield Community School District’s Superintendent. As a 30+ veteran in education, she has been a K-12 instructor and administrator. Noll graduated from Mac Murray College in Jacksonville, Illinois with a BA, Western Illinois University with a two masters, specialist and doctorate.
Executive Director, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Executive Director & Fairfield Iowa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Rustin Lippincott has been with the organizations since 2007. In his dual leadership roles, Lippincott is responsible for tourism and community development efforts and oversees the management of the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts and the multi-use Arts & Convention Center. Lippincott’s background in new business development, marketing and public relations, media relations, event planning facilitation and fundraising is well suited to his leadership role in the two non-profit organizations. Lippincott serves as a talent buyer, programming an Artist Series featuring nationally known performances of music, dance, comedy, acrobats, illusion and musical theater at the Sondheim.
Lippincott serves on the Travel Federation of Iowa and is the past president of the Iowa Destination Marketing Alliance and the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association. Lippincott is a member of Rotary International and has been appointed to several non-profit boards and commissions. Lippincott is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and is a native of Fort Madison, Iowa. Lippincott along with his wife, Lindsay and two children, Jada and Alex live in Fairfield.
Chair, Jefferson County Board of Supervisors
Dee’s family has been in Jefferson County since 1886. Growing up, Dee worked on her family’s farm, graduating from Fairfield High School in 1971. In 2008, she returned to care for her aging mother and help manage the farm.
Dee and her husband are mid-size family farmers and use conservation practices to care for the land, air and water. She learned to care for the land from her dad, who was a state and national board member for soil and water conservation.
Dee is a successful small business owner. She and her husband started one of the first gluten-free specialty grocery stores in the nation in 2005 and sold it in 2009. She has a Master of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management from Iowa State University and is an active member of the community.
Aaron was born in Clinton, Iowa and raised in Sioux Center Iowa. He began his public service degree as a police officer in Polk City, Iowa and then in West Des Moines, Iowa. He also spent 4 years as an instructor at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Aaron has served the past five years as City Administrator in Hull, Iowa.
Aaron’s family includes his wife, Michelle, and two sons Asthon (20) and Landon (16). Aaron earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Iowa. He lettered in football from 1993 through 1995, playing right tackle on the Hawkeye offensive line in the Sun Bowl in 1995. He also earned a Master of Public Administration from Bellevue University.
Aaron has enjoyed coaching over the past 14 years in football and track. He also is an avid outdoorsman.