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IPI Advisory Board

The Iowa Prison Industries Advisory Board plays a key role in the success of IPI, one that has been recognized by the State Legislature by codifying its responsibilities and authority. The Board approves new business ventures and the overall operating plans of IPI for all three segments: Traditional Industries, IPI Farms, and Private Sector. In addition, the Board provides expert advice to the Director and staff of IPI.

Board meetings are held quarterly and rotate among the state institutions where IPI operations are located.

The makeup of the board is intended to provide a diverse collection of viewpoints and experience. Five board members are selected to represent distinct sectors: Agriculture, Finance, Labor, Manufacturing, and Vocational Education. Two others represent the DOC Director and the Parole Board.

Name Professional Organization Year of
Dr. A. Douglas Hillman, Chair Financial Representative (Drake University) 2019
Robert Carr, Vice Chair
DOC Representative (Former State Senator) 2017
Terry Goodman Manufacturing Representative (PDM Distribution Services) 2019
Jennifer Gardner
Agriculture Representative (Farmer and Teacher) 2017
Sheila Wilson Parole Board Representative 2016
Dr, Jennifer Foster Voc-Educational Representative (Des Moines Area Cmmty College) 2019
Yvonne (Bonnie) Winther
Labor Representative (Communications Workers of America)

Notice of Public Meetings

The schedule of quarterly meetings of the Iowa Prison Industries Advisory Board for 2017 is as follows:

  • Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Newton Correctional Facility in Newton
  • Friday, June 16, 2017 at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City
  • Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa
  • Friday, December 8, 2017 at the IPI Showroom in Des Moines.

Meeting agendas will be posted here in advance of each meeting.

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For further information please contact:

Dan Clark
510 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 725-5705

Past Advisory Board Meeting Minutes
- December 9, 2016 [pdf]
- September 16, 2016 [pdf]
- June 10, 2016 [pdf]
- May 2, 2016 [pdf]