Emerging Leaders United

Emerging Leaders United (ELU)!

Donors who give $250+

Emerging Leaders United (ELU) connects engaged, driven individuals to make a difference to address the most critical needs of our community. ELU energizes individuals to create lasting change in Eastern Iowa VIA United Way with volunteer opportunities, advocacy efforts, and giving. Members also receive engagement opportunities and attend educational and networking events.

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2023 Chair

Arial Montag

Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Arial Montag, Nordex
  • Vice Chair: Maria Gaffney, Hibu
  • Past Chair: Hilary Hershner, City of Cedar Rapids

Steering Committee:

  • Carla Devine, CRBT
  • CJ Hoffman, CRST
  • Donita Sanderson, Schimberg Co.
  • Jackie Meyer, Morgan Stanley
  • Janae Kos, Collins Aerospace
  • Jenica Minor, Clifton Larson Allen
  • Nick Ludwig, Alliant Energy
  • Whitney Pino, Van Meter