Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Announces New President And CEO
(Spencer)-- The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has a new President and CEO. It was announced this (Thurs.) morning Shannon Landauer has been hired to the position and will begin her new duties July 6th.
Landauer is currently Executive Director of the Carroll Area Development Corporation and Carroll Chamber of Commerce in Carroll. She has an Associates Degree from Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska and has had training through the Heartland Basic Economic Development Course, the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute, IEDC Workforce Development Strategies, and has held a Certified Economic Developer designation since 2017.
She currently serves as Vice President of the board of directors for Professional Developers of Iowa and is active on several of the organization's committees. Landauer also serves on the Western Iowa Advantage board and revolving loan fund committees for Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative and the Region 12 Council of Governments.
Landauer tells KUOO news she's looking forward to her new position...
"Carroll's been a great step for me. It got me into economic development in Iowa, but that job also included chamber work and so I'm really excited to get back where my heart lies in a fulltime economic development position. You know, it's a new challenge. I'm going to have the opportunity to work with a larger region, and you know, certainly the lakes sell themselves in a lot of ways but there is always new companies to reach out to, new opportunities ahead. So I really look forward to it."
Landauer adds this is an exciting time for economic development...
"You know I think that coming out of covid there is a lot of momentum in certain areas and I think Iowa is positioned really well through the efforts of the Governor and the Iowa Economic Development Authority when it comes to business recruitment and business environment so you know I really want to learn the people, though. You know you really have to start with building those relationships and knowing who the stakeholders are in the community and really understand the strengths of the region. You know, each community has their own personality as does each county that the Corridor represents. And so ultimately the first thing to do is really learn that, get a feel for that and those people and you know, what they want to see for their communities in the long term. Strengthening the stability of every community has to be front of mind, looking at long term vision too, not just the next year or so."
Landauer succeeds Kiley Miller in the role. She says she had an opportunity to visit with Miller and liked what he told her about the Corridor.
(Photo: Shannon Landauer)