New Officers for America’s SBDC Iowa State Advisory Board

Two Northwest Iowa women lead Board of business assistance organization


AMES, Iowa — America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) elected Maureen Elbert of Algona and Lindsey Buchheit of Sergeant Bluff as the Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of its State Advisory Board on November 4th.


Elbert and Buchheit will start their one year terms on January 1, 2016, guiding the SBDC’s State Advisory Board that represents all regions of the state and many of the partners and associations that support Iowa’s businesses and industries.


Elbert is the executive director of the Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation in Algona. Buchheit is the Attorney and Founder of Buchheit Law, PLC in Sergeant Bluff.


Along with the other members of the SBDC’s state advisory board, these new officers will provide regional insight and perspective to this successful business assistance organization.


The America’s SBDC Iowa program is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business. Partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the organization has 15 regional assistance centers located strategically across the state. Since program inception in 1981, the Center has helped hundreds of thousands of Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs through no cost, confidential, customized, professional business counseling and practical, affordable training. For more information on America’s SBDC Iowa programs or services, call (515) 294-2030 or visit


Press Contacts:

Lisa Shimkat, America’s SBDC Iowa, 515-294-2030,

Tricia Janes, America’s SBDC Iowa, 515-294-2030,

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