Board Members & IGHSAU Representation

Representation of the IGHSAU consists of an eight-person Board of Directors. Six positions are elected to the IGHSAU Board while two appointees representing the Iowa Association of School Boards and the Iowa Department of Education also serve. The Board of Directors approve policy changes proposed by the IGHSAU administrative staff.

The IGHSAU Representative Council serves in an advisory capacity. The council consists of three electees from each of the four districts in Iowa. The Representative Council meets twice a year.

Each IGHSAU sport has an advisory committee made up of coaches, an official and an athletic director. These committees meet once a year to review their respective sports and develop recommendations for the IGHSAU administrative team to take to the IGHSAU Board of Directors.

  • Travis Fleshner

    Travis Fleshner

    President

    Aplington-Parkersburg - 2023

  • Russ Adams

    Russ Adams

    Treasurer

    MOC-Floyd Valley - 2020-24

  • Jim Boehmer

    Jim Boehmer

    Lake Mills - 2015-2023

  • Jennifer Donels

    Jennifer Donels

    Davis County - 2021-25

  • Ron Fadness

    Ron Fadness

    Iowa Assoc. of School Boards Representative

    Decorah

  • Greg Dufoe

    Greg Dufoe

    ADM - 2018-2026

  • D'Anne Kroemer

    D'Anne Kroemer

    Pleasant Valley - 2012-2023

  • Shan Seivert

    Shan Seivert

    Iowa Dept. of Education Representative

    Des Moines

IGHSAU Board Minutes/Advisory Minutes

IGHSAU Representative Council

Southeast District

  • Davis Eidahl, Solon (2024)
  • Marty Jimmerson, West Branch (2024)
  • Chad Wahls, New London (2024)

Northeast District

  • Dan Fox, East Buchanan (2024)
  • Tim Dugger, Postville (2024)
  • Janelle Brouwer, Marion (2025)

Southwest District

  • Chris Fenster, Southwest Valley (2023)
  • Devin Embray, Glenwood (2024)
  • Trevor Miller, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton & IKM-Manning (2025)

Northwest District

  • Ken Slater, Hinton (2023)
  • Brent Jorth, Central Lyon (2024)
  • Tara Paul, Estherville-Lincoln Central (2025)

IGHSAU Sport Advisory Committees

Each IGHSAU sport has a committee consisting of coaches that review rule changes and provide feedback and recommendations to the IGHSAU staff. An activity director chairs each committee and an official also serves. 

Basketball

  • Chair: Melissa Crosse, Johnston
  • Tracy Dailey, Southeast Polk
  • Matt Lindeman, Grundy Center
  • Derek Sonderland, Logan-Magnolia
  • Jamie Brandt, Iowa City Liberty
  • Janel Burgess, Montezuma
  • Gillian Letsche, MMCRU
  • Kylee Boettcher, Panorama
  • Official: Jason Alons, Waukee

Joint Bowling

  • Chair: Lyle Fedders, Des Moines East
  • Mike Mellecker, Iowa City West
  • Matt Schneider, Waverly-Shell Rock
  • Corinne Johnson, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln
  • Official: Randy Thompson, Johnston

Joint Cross Country

  • Chair: Matt Fouch, Pella
  • Katie Tesch,  Ridge View
  • Kelli Kersten, Logan-Magnolia
  • Tom Trygstad, Valley
  • Ben Robison, Clear Creek-Amana
  • Sandy Sabelka, Denver
  • Cristy Nimrod, Decorah
  • Official: Bill Neal, Iowa City

Golf

  • Chair: Alex Hanna, Edgewood-Colesburg
  • Cody Harskamp, Unity Christian
  • Julie Kadlec, Cedar Rapids Xavier
  • Matt Kovacevich, Centerville
  • Kelli Moore, West Des Moines Valley
  • Lucas Johnson, Marshalltown
  • Melissa Hochstetler, Panorama
  • Official: Chad Pitts, Iowa Golf Association

Soccer

  • Chair: Brent Buttjer, Dallas Center-Grimes
  • Dion Ayers, North Scott
  • Kim Croston, Sergeant Bluff-Luton
  • John Hansel, Spencer
  • Dave Rosenthal, Iowa City West
  • Official: 

Softball

  • Chair: Tonya Moe, Linn-Mar
  • Amber Doyle, Roland-Story
  • Heather Fortune, Wayne
  • Tia Stiles, Southeast Polk
  • Erica White, Boone
  • Official: 

Swimming & Diving

  • Chair: Jayson Campbell, Southeast Polk
  • Ashley Beaumont, Fort Dodge
  • Tony Kramer, Linn-Mar
  • Mike Ahrens, Bettendorf
  • Darin Robertson, Johnston
  • Official: Shawn Thomsen, Cedar Rapids

Tennis

  • Chair: Al Lammers, Norwalk
  • Cindy Rasche, Clinton
  • Chad Jilek, Waukee
  • Heidi Grunwald, Fairfield
  • Danielle Stubbs, Pella Christian
  • Official: Shawn Petersen, Atlantic

Joint Track & Field

  • Chair: Jeff Bissen, Glenwood
  • Kim Arndt, Indianola
  • Brad Travis, Spirit Lake
  • Jon Pedersen, Central Decatur
  • Scot Lamm, Mount Pleasant
  • Greg Williams, Monticello
  • Blaire Puls, Hudson
  • Kenny Wheeler, Pleasant Valley
  • Official: Mark Tigges, Waukee

Volleyball

  • Chair: Todd Troutman, Beckman Catholic
  • Meg Jackson, Dallas Center-Grimes
  • Julie Oldenkamp, Sioux Center
  • Amy McClintock, Sidney
  • Mollie Keitges, Knoxville
  • Ruben Galvan, West Liberty
  • Matt Johnson, Cedar Falls
  • Monica Brandhorst, Ridge View
  • Official: Sarah Thein, Ventura

IGHSAU Student Athlete Advisory Committees

The IGHSAU Student Athlete Advisory Committee is comprised of female student-athletes from each of the state's four districts (NE, SE, NW, SW) along with three at-large representatives. Eleven girls were selected to two-year terms to meet about issues related to girls high school activities in Iowa. Committee members act as a voice for Iowa's female student-athletes and serve as a sounding board for the IGHSAU's Representative Council and the Board of Directors

2022-23 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

  • Kira Canada, Des Moines Lincoln
  • Grace Coble, WACO
  • Chloe Fetcho, Davis County
  • Alexis Narmi, Council Bluffs St. Albert
  • Sophia Polking, Carroll
  • Kierra Jungers, Newell-Fonda
  • Ellary Knock, Dike-New Hartford
  • Payton Libolt, Center Point-Urbana
  • Ellie Lynch, Ames
  • Claire Pellett, Atlantic
  • Carlee Rochford, New Hampton
  • Abigail Schmidt, West Bend Mallard
  • Tatum Shepherd, Ridge View
  • Brynn Storhoff, Decorah