J. D. Parks – President
JD is the CFO for Stat Imaging Solutions LLC, a national Healthcare Imaging Company and is able to use these experiences to help transition Ida Grove Businesses to be successful in the current economic environment. He has been a Board Member for 5 years and enjoys working with the local businesses to make Ida Grove a better place for people to shop, live and work.
Meet the Board
Dan Is a Real Estate Broker and Appraiser for Remer Realty and Appraisal. As a Real Estate Broker, Dan has been able to see first hand the decisions and actions of buyers moving to the community. This perspective has helped him to understand that often time’s people are making a choice of where to live and locate based on the perceived value of the community as a whole.
Grant Patera- Vice President
Grant is an agent at the Hoffman Insurance Agency in Ida Grove. Grant has been on the Ida Grove Chamber’s board since 2008 and enjoys being part of community organizations and supporting local businesses. Born and raised in Ida Grove he sees the value of living here and wants to continue making Ida Grove a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Jerrica Brenner started her career in 2004, which lead her to the opening of Trendue Salon & Spa in 2008. Leading a team built on inspired coaching and top continuing education, Jerrica continuously strives for the perfect guest experience. She joined the chamber board in 2013 seeking motivation and building community unity.
Chelsea Bengford - Secretary
Chelsea is the Recreation Director for the city of Ida Grove. She has the privilege of managing the exceptional recreational facilities that the city has to offer its residents, including a recreation center and outdoor pool.
Chelsea has served on the Chamber as secretary since 2013.
Ryan is currently the Strategic Recruiter for Amec Foster Wheeler, a global Engineering Consulting firm based out of London with 42,000 employees world wide. A Battle Creek native and Iowa State graduate, Ryan moved back to Ida Grove for family reasons in 2008 after 10 years in the Atlanta area. He has been in the recruiting business for 20 years and loves what he does for a living. Ryan is a Ida Grove City Council Member, Chairperson for Ida County Relay for Life, President of Ida Grove Kiwanis and has been on the Chamber Board since moving back to Ida Grove in 2008. He is a firm believer that Ida Grove is a great community that through the hard work of dedicated people can only get better.
Dana is the Accounting/Audit Assistant at United Bank of Iowa. Dana grew up in Ida Grove and enjoys being able to give back to her community. Being involved in the Chamber has given Dana the opportunity be more involved in Ida Grove businesses and meet new people.
Dana has served on the Chamber board since September 2014.