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.
|Dr. A. Douglas Hillman, Chair
||Financial Representative (Drake University)
||DOC Representative (Former IPI-DOC Employee)
||Manufacturing Representative (Pella Corp)
|Agriculture Representative (Farmer and Teacher)
||Parole Board Representative
||Voc-Educational Representative (Des Moines Area Cmmty College)
|Yvonne (Bonnie) Winther
|Labor Representative (Communications Workers of America)
For further information please contact:
510 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
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