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Legacy Foundation Thanks Noel, Welcomes Sporer

Phil Noel
Phil Noel

The Legacy Foundation said goodbye and thank you to Phil Noel as he retired from the Board of Directors during the March board meeting. Phil joined the Board in 2020. Phil’s retirement from the Board of Directors coincides with his retirement as the Chief Executive Officer of Ottumwa Regional Health Center. To show our appreciation, the Board of Directors will award a $5,000 Laboratory Control Ltd. Health Career Scholarship in Phil’s name.

We are proud to announce that Russ Sporer will fill the vacancy created by Noel’s retirement. Russ is a retired co-owner and operator of Noel Insurance in Ottumwa. Russ served as the Dean of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy’s Inaugural Class, a Legacy Foundation program in 2012/2013. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Partners in Progress, and Heartland Humane Society.

Russ Sporer

Kelly Genners, Legacy Foundation President and CEO, spoke of the transition, “Our organization has appreciated Phil’s health expertise greatly – particularly over the past year; it has been invaluable. We wish him the very best in his retirement – well deserved! Russ brings us an additional set of talents, among them a strong business acumen and years of servant leadership in the community.”

The all-volunteer Board of directors is selected for demonstrating a high level of commitment to the Ottumwa area, extensive knowledge in their professional area of expertise, and personal involvement in community engagement. The Legacy Board provides oversight of the strategic direction, policy, and responsibly steward over $70 million in assets.