Iowa Communications Alliance Congratulates 2022-2023 Leadership Academy Graduates

During its Annual Meeting & Expo held in Des Moines March 20-22, 2023, the Iowa Communications Alliance (ICA) recognized 12 members for successfully completing the ICA Leadership Academy.  The 2022-2023 Leadership Academy graduates include:

·         David Brown, Minburn Communications

·         Kellee Dawson, IAMO Communications

·         Brad Dorman, Calix

·         Sarah Hagen, Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association

·         Aaron Horman, F&B Communications

·         Robyn McDowell, Premier Communications

·         Katie Miller, Sharon Telephone Company

·         Erin Nelson, Wiatel

·         Justin Schneider, Coon Valley Telephone Cooperative

·         Carey Stover, Aureon

·         Curtis Thornberry, Panora Fiber

·         Adam Welp, MTC Technologies

These individuals were selected through a competitive application process to participate in the ICA Leadership Academy.  The program is designed for those who desire to further their personal leadership skills and prepare themselves to take the next step into a leadership role with their company or the Iowa Communications Alliance.  Through the Leadership Academy, participants meet several times between October and March and participate in workshops, networking events, and community service opportunities. Topics covered through the Leadership Academy include personality profiles, human resources basics, building successful teams, public speaking, strategic thinking, and time management.  Participants are also introduced to leadership opportunities within the ICA by sitting in on committee and board of directors’ meetings. 

The Iowa Communications Alliance congratulates each of these individuals for their commitment to professional and personal leadership development. 

To learn more about the ICA Leadership Academy visit


The Iowa Communications Alliance is the nation’s largest state-based association of community-based broadband providers.  Its 250+ members provide and enable high-quality, state-of-the-art communications services to Iowans, leading the state to be among the nation’s leaders in fiber-optic deployment.

ICA firmly believes that broadband communications is the tool and industry capable of growing and transforming Iowa and our association is the advocate, catalyst, educator, and resource for Iowa’s community-based communications providers.  We empower education, agriculture, healthcare and other industries to thrive and succeed. 

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