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Board of Directors

Natalie Bolin

Natalie Bolin

Chair

Natalie Bolin is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer for South Ottumwa Savings Bank. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Natalie began her career as a certified public accounting and transitioned into banking shortly after returning to southeast Iowa in 2006. She was a graduate of the initial class of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy in June of 2013 and remains active with the organization’s Alumni Association. Additionally, Natalie is currently serving as a board member for the Ottumwa Library Foundation and is a member of Legacy’s Finance and Investment Committees. She and her husband, William, have two children.

Himar Hernandez

Himar Hernandez

Vice-Chair

Originally from Spain, Himar came to Ottumwa as an exchange student at the age of 15. He has an AA from Indian Hills Community College, a B.A. in Public Administration and Political Science from Buena Vista University and a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership from William Penn University. Himar is the Assistant Director for Community and Economic Development at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and previously served as the Director of the New Iowan Center in Southeast Iowa. He is the recipient of the Passport to Prosperity Award and is the founding president of LULAC377. Himar and his wife Amy have two daughters, Belén and Noelia.
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Kelly Genners

Secretary

Kelly has been a part of the Legacy Foundation since its inception and brings over 20 years of expertise working in the not-for-profit sector in both the health and education arenas. Most recently, before joining the Legacy team, Kelly held the Director of Donor Relations and Foundation Director positions at the Ottumwa Regional Health Foundation. Prior to that, Kelly managed the Advancement/Alumni Relations office and served as Annual Fund Coordinator for William Penn University. Kelly holds an AA Degree from Indian Hills Community College, a Business Administration Degree from Buena Vista University and a Master of Science Degree with a Community Development emphasis from Iowa State University. Additionally, Kelly is a member of the Cradle College Career (C3) Stakeholder Council, a member of the IHCC Regional Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board, Rippling Waters Property Development Board, Spark Tank Advisory Board, Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress Board and is a 2013 graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy. Kelly and her husband Dan have two sons; Skylar and Jaden and three spoiled Wheaten Terriers.

Brian McWilliams

Brian McWilliams

Treasurer

Brian McWilliams is the President of McCune and Reed Insurance.  Brian graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s in Business, Management and Marketing.  He is very active in the community and currently serves as a member of the Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress Board of Directors and Ottumwa Rotary.  Brian and his wife Brandie have two daughters.
Dr. Jill Budde

Dr. Jill Budde

Dr. Jill Budde serves as the Vice President, Learning & Engagement at Indian Hills Community College, where she has worked since 2006. She is a physical therapist by formal education, earning her degrees from Clarke University in Dubuque, having practiced PT full time in WI before moving to Ottumwa. She is a 2015 graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy and remains active with the organization as an Advisory Board member. Jill is a member of the Ottumwa Noon Lions, and has served on the boards of Ottumwa Regional Health Center and the Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation. Jill and her husband, Shawn, have two sons, Evan and Rece.

Mark Clark

Mark Clark as been Senior Pastor at Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon since 2009. He obtained his A.A.S. in Laser Electro-Optics from Indian Hills, B.S. in Business Management from the University of Northwestern in St Paul, MN, and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. Mark spent eight years working in the laser industry and another seven years in the medical device industry. He is a graduate of the 2014 class of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy and remains active with the organization’s Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund. He serves on the boards of Hospice of Wapello and Davis County, Cardinal Dollars for Scholars, and the Cardinal Ministerial Alliance. Mark and his wife Lea An live in Eldon and have two Cyclones; Grant and Ben. 

Jean Dell

Jean Dell grew up in central Iowa, graduating from Ft. Dodge Community College and the University of Northern Iowa.  Jean retired from the Iowa Department of  Human Services after 33 years of service, the last 16 years in Protective service Supervision in Wapello County.  She volunteered, and served as an officer, in a wide variety of community organizations during her employment years and in retirement. In 2017, she gratefully received the Gene Schultz Community Service award. She served on the IHCC Foundation Board from 2009 to 2018.  She received the IHCC Outstanding Lay Citizen Award in 2016.  She currently serves on the Wapello County Board of Adjustment and the Bright Ideas grant committee.  She is past president and an active member of the League of Women Voters of Ottumwa, the Children’s Alliance, and enjoys the Hi Noon Kiwanis. Jean and her husband Bill live on an acreage east of Ottumwa with their rescue cat, Buffy.

Taren Ferguson

Taren Ferguson

Taren Ferguson is the Center Director at the Ottumwa Job Corps Center where she has worked since 2011. She truly enjoys being a part of a program that is invested in setting students up for success and positively changing lives. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Central College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from SNHU. She was a graduate of the 2016 class of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy and remains active with the organization as an Advisory Board member. She currently serves on the board of the South Central Iowa Local Workforce Development Board and the C3 Stakeholder Council. Taren and her husband Matt have four daughters and reside in Ottumwa.

Sandra Hendred

Sandra Hendred

Sandra Hendred is the co-owner and manager of Polar Xpress frozen desserts shop. “We opened the business as a way to contribute to the effort to revitalize the downtown business district.” Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from William Penn University. She volunteers at Hickory Grove Community church. Sandra and her husband Jeff have two grown children.
Wes Krenz

Wes Krenz

Wes Krenz is a Regional Manager at Community 1st Credit Union. He has worked in the financial industry for the last twelve years. Throughout this time his responsibilities have ranged from collections and mortgage, to consumer and retail operations. He has an Associate of Arts degree from Indian Hills Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Finance and Banking from Buena Vista University. He is currently working on his MBA from the University of Iowa. Wes is a graduate of the 2015 Ottumwa Leadership Academy class, and serves on the OLA Advisory board. He stays active in many community civic committees and boards, and is currently the President of the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Wes currently resides in Ottumwa with his wife Sarah, son Ledger, and two rescued dogs Buddy and Sir Archibald.

Dr. Jessica McCullen

Dr. Jessica McCullen

Dr. Jessica McCullen is an optometrist at Ottumwa Eye Care and has been practicing in Ottumwa since 2012. Jessica graduated from Cornell College with bachelors degrees in biology and psychology. She then earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry. Jessica is on the Board of Directors for the Ottumwa Rotary Club and has been involved with the Legacy Foundation through the Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund. Jessica and her husband Nick have two sons, Fenton and Warner.

Ashley Noreuil

Ashley Noreuil

Ashely is an Operations Manager at FedEx Ground and a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. She received an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics-Economics from Brown University. After serving four years of active duty in Marine Corps, she enrolled in a dual degree program, earning master’s degrees in business administration and engineering management from Northwestern University. Following her graduate education, Ashely moved to Ottumwa and graduated from the 2014-2015 class of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy. Between drill weekends, she serves the local community on the Planning and Zoning Commission and at Sunday services for the Bridge Church.

Russ Sporer

Russ retired as a partner of NOEL Insurance. In 2012, Russ served as Dean of Ottumwa Leadership Academy’s inaugural class. He has been active in civic affairs since moving to Ottumwa in 1969, and currently serves on the Wapello County Magistrate Nominating Commission. Previously, he served as a member of the Ottumwa Planning & Zoning Commission, Ottumwa Regional Health Center Board of Trustees, Indian Hills Community College Foundation Board of Trustees, Iowa Human Services Council, and is former Chairman of Wapello County Veterans Affairs Commission. Russ is a graduate of Parsons College.  He and his wife Jean have three children and three grandchildren.