Tim Kuiken, President

Foss, Kuiken, and Cochran, PC, Attorney

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.”

Ken Ross

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.

J. Daniel Sullivan

Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

Dan Sullivan serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. – a nationally recognized independent Broker/Dealer with more than $20 billion assets under administration. Mr. Sullivan joined Cambridge in July 2006 with 34 years of experience in the financial services industry. At Cambridge, Mr. Sullivan is particularly focused on expanding Cambridge’s Practice Management area to help Rep/Advisors build their businesses. Additional responsibilities include supervisory duties over the Cambridge Asset Allocation Program, Corporate Communications, Product Services, Sales and Public Relations. Mr. Sullivan is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative, General Securities Principal, and Municipal Bond Principal. He is also a Registered Investment Advisor and holds various insurance licenses. His designations include Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Financial Consultant.

In addition to his role at Cambridge, Mr. Sullivan has been President of Spectrum Financial Group, Inc. since 1992. Spectrum Financial specializes in three key areas: Corporate Retirement Plans including TPA services, Investment Management, and Comprehensive Planning for high net worth families through their Life Strategies Program. For 25 years, Mr. Sullivan earned the ranking of Top Producer with SunAmerica Securities (later known as AIG Financial Advisors, Inc.).

Amy Jones

Business Development Manager, Agri Plastics

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.

Roger Vorhies

President & General Manager, Faircast Inc.

Ex-Officios

Ed Malloy

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 Morrissey

Legal 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.

Darien Sloat

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.

Rustin Lippincott

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.

Chairman, Dick Reed

Jefferson County Board of Supervisors

Richard was born in Jefferson County in 1946. As a boy, he farmed with his father and brothers until they started a construction company and moved into Fairfield.

Richard graduated from Fairfield High School in 1966 and then enlisted in the United States Navy. During his three deployments to Vietnam, between 1966 and 1970, he was awarded for his exemplary service (by the Navy).

Richard and Mary (Holmes) married in 1968. After his military service they returned to Fairfield to raise their family in 1976. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

For 30 years Richard owned and operated Reed’s Construction and Home Improvements. He currently has a consulting and home inspection business. Mary supports Richard in his business while working full-time with a regional insurance organization.