About Us

Hancock County Economic Development Corp. has a governing board of 15 voting members and 4 advisor non-voting members.
The Hancock County Economic Development Board or Team is an exceptional board that works together in a constructive partnership with the director, they are mission driven, allocating their time to what matters and engage in strategic thinking to keep HCEDC in the right direction. At the board meetings the board has a mutual respect for each other, has constructive debates that lead the organization to sound shared decision making. The HCEDC board members put the interests of the organization and County above all else. Compliance with Integrity is very important to the HCEDC board. Our board promotes strong ethical values and disciplined compliance to our bi-laws and our everyday activities. HCEDC board and past board members have built our organization to what it is today.
Currently on our board we have a diversified group with a wealth of knowledge and expertise: View or download our 2023 Newsletter, here .

Board of Directors

Executive Director

Jill Kramer

Executive Director


Laura Zwiefel

President of Hancock County Economic Development

Chad Reece

Vice President of Hancock County Economic Development

Sara Wellik

Treasurer of Hancock County Economic Development

Jim Collins

Secretary of Hancock County Economic Development

Board Members

Jim Nelson

Mayor of Britt

Chris Jones

Business & Community Development Manager at Prairie Energy Cooperative

Michelle Hankins

Corwith City Council Member

Steve Chappell

Senior Vice President/Senior Loan Officer at MBT Bank

Christy Marchand

Randy Yeakel

President / CEO of Communications 1 Network, Inc.

Dave Boehnke

Iowa State Graduate with a BS in Agronomy

Amy Brownlee

Senior Director of Finance at IMT

Ken Blank

Mayor of Klemme

Susan Sabin

Vice-President, Human Resources at Stellar Industries, Inc.

Chad Reece

Director, Corporate Relations at Winnebago Industries

Bruce Kluver

Grain Farmer and Owner-Operator of Kluver Trucking

Advisory Board

Rachel Martinez

Hancock County District Attorney

David Fox

HCEDC Advisory Board Member

David Kingland

HCEDC Advisory Board Member/Previous HCEDC Board Member

Business Investment Members

Mission Statement

The Hancock County Economic Development Corporation will facilitate business development, infrastructure development, and workforce development in the county while enhancing our quality of life, by partnering with local, regional and state organizations to maximize results.

Vision Statement

In 2018, the Hancock County Economic Development Corporation will be working with government, private business and educational institutions to advance economic activities within our county. We will be retaining and growing existing businesses, attracting new businesses, and developing new entrepreneurs. To aid our existing and new businesses in attracting and building a quality workforce, we will be working with educational institutions to provide young people with the skills to be productive employees. We will support and encourage the maintenance and modernizing of our area infrastructures to support new development sites, private housing and expanding retail businesses. The result will be a county that has a growing and educated population of all ages, with rising family incomes, low crime rates, a spiritual emphasis, and improving recreational attractions.

Schedule of Board Meetings for 2020

  • JANUARY 15
  • MARCH 18
  • APRIL 16th - 4:30 Annual Meeting and Board Meeting
  • MAY - No Meeting
  • JUNE 17
  • JULY - No Meeting
  • AUGUST 19
  • SEPTEMBER - No Meeting
  • OCTOBER 15 - Planning/Budgets
  • NOVEMBER 18 - Goals/Budget
  • DECEMBER - No Meeting