Waterloo Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Waterloo Community Foundation is naming four new members to the Board of Directors in 2024. The Waterloo Community Foundation was established in 2015 for the long-term benefit of the community of Waterloo. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a lean, straightforward, and transparent conduit vehicle to those who wish to contribute resources for the betterment of the greater Waterloo community and its citizens. The Foundation’s locally-focused Board is comprised of fifteen members who have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each is tied to the Waterloo community.

The new Board members include:

Mike Broshar – Mike Broshar retired as managing partner from INVISION in 2019. He was active in his profession, serving on various Boards including the Iowa Architectural Foundation, American Institute of Architects, American Architectural Foundation and National Architectural Accreditation Board. Most recently, he served two terms on the Enhance Iowa Board for the State of Iowa, responsible for administering the Community Attraction and Tourism grant program. Mike’s skills are in strategic planning and he hopes to contribute to the Waterloo Community Foundation in ways that create opportunities for all citizens and support strategic improvement to the community.

Rachael Hoffman – Rachael Hoffman was born and raised in Waterloo, attending West High School and the University of Northern Iowa. She is celebrating 10 years of employment with US Bank and currently serves as a Private Wealth Advisor. She works with clients on estate planning, charitable giving and many other financial concepts that align with the mission of the Waterloo Community Foundation. Rachael is proud to be from Waterloo and hopes to use her time, knowledge, and passion to benefit the city and its citizens.

Krystal Madlock – Krystal Madlock has been with Wartburg College since 1998 and was named the first associate dean of inclusive community in 2022. She has a strong commitment to the community and was appointed to the Board of Education last year. Krystal earned a bachelor’s degree in communication arts and a master’s degree in postsecondary education: student affairs from the University of Northern Iowa. She looks forward to investing in the future of Waterloo in a new capacity with the Waterloo Community Foundation.

Christa Miehe – Christa Miehe serves as President of Corporate Communications and Events at VGM Group. She is a Waterloo native and has 20+ years of work and volunteer experience in marketing, event planning, writing, and leadership. Christa is passionate about supporting underserved youth and women’s empowerment efforts. She currently serves on the Board for Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley and Junior League of Waterloo Cedar Falls. Christa looks forward to providing long-term planning and continuity for the Waterloo Community Foundation to ensure successful funding for generations to come.

Waterloo Community Foundation Board President Sam Holden praised the selection of these individuals for the Board of Directors. He says, “We are excited to welcome a new group of Board members who are committed to building a better future for Waterloo. Their diverse backgrounds, expertise, and dedication to our community will undoubtedly strengthen our ability to make a meaningful impact in our Waterloo. We look forward to their valuable contributions and ideas as we work together toward more growth and opportunity.”

Re-elected members of the Waterloo Community Foundation Board include:

Sam Holden, President

Steve Carignan, Vice President

John Richter, Treasurer

Bev Smith, Board Representative

Jane Lindaman, Secretary

Lance Vanderloo, Past President

Bob Hellman

Lori Johnson

Tamera Cook

Chuck Rowe

Dodie Young

Retiring members of the Board include founders Stacey Bentley, Theresa Hoffman, Kent McCausland, and Troy Smith

To learn more about the Waterloo Community Foundation, visit www.wloocommunityfoundation.org.