Annual Meeting

Killian Graff

Killian is a student at Orion High School and has been a Girl Scout for 11 years. She has learn a lot from her experiences as a Girl Scout and is excited to work with new people and support the Movement. She is looking forward to expanding her connections as a Girl Board Member. She plays volleyball and softball and is a member of various clubs as her school.

Angela Weekley

Angela is a graduate of Wartburg College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education. She went on to earn a master’s degree in post-secondary education from the University of Northern Iowa. She has been employed at Veridian Credit Union 13 years as the Manager of Community Inclusion.

Angela is a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion. She has always been passionate about serving others. This passion is currently expressed through her position as the Manager of Community Inclusion at Veridian Credit Union where she has been for 13 years. In addition to her passion being present through her career, in her free time, Angela works with a variety of other community organizations where she is able to serve as well. The Salvation Army, Waterloo Community Development, Greater Des Moines Partnership-Diversity/Inclusion Committee, Lutheran Services of Iowa,  Inclusive ICR have all had the opportunity to experience Angela’s willingness to be a helping hand in the community and this list has, and will continue to, grow over time.

In her free time, Angela serves a variety of other community organizations, such as Salvation Army, Waterloo Community Development, Greater Des Moines Partnership-Diversity/Inclusion Committee, Lutheran Services of Iowa and Inclusive ICR.

Danica Hass

Danica has been employed at the Allen Child Protection Center since 2016 as a Forensic Interviewer. In her role, she interviews children and dependent adults for allegations of abuse and to date, has conducted roughly 1,300 interviews. During her employment, Danica has mentored other Allen Hospital employees, provided training to community members and professionals, and currently leads a Community Engagement Committee. Danica participates in multiple councils and organizations both inside and outside of work. Danica serves on the Executive Committee for the Iowa American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and currently serves as the President of the Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls. 

Sarah Beckman

Sarah is a certified public accountant and shareholder of CPA Associates PC in Burlington, Iowa.  She accredits her cookie sales experience as a former Brownie for fueling her passion for numbers.  Sarah performs financial statement audits and prepares individual, business and not-for-profit tax returns.  She has a Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.  Prior to working at CPA Associates PC, Sarah was a manager with Ernst & Young LLP in Des Moines Iowa. Besides numbers, Sarah enjoys spending time with family, participating in farming operations with her husband and reading a great book.

Dr. Rachel Savage

Dr. Rachel Savage has 25 years of experience in the field of education in Iowa, Illinois, and Arizona. She has served as Superintendent, High School Administrator, K-8 Principal, 6-8 Principal, and a High School Spanish teacher. She has also served as Adjunct Professor for the University of Dubuque and Northeast Iowa Community College. Her doctorate is in K-12 Organizational Leadership. She also has an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, and another in Educational Administration.

Her husband, Dr. Eric Savage is a Professor for the University of Dubuque, in the Department of Aviation. He is also a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Aviation and Flight for Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her daughter Gabby, is a junior at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, pursuing a degree in Hotel-Restaurant Management. Her son, RJ, is a freshman at the University of Iowa. He is studying industrial engineering and is also a private pilot working on his flight credentials at Jet Air in Iowa City. The family dog, Pilot, is an English Springer Spaniel and everyone’s best friend. 

Tim Conlon

Timothy J. Conlon is the President and CEO of Conlon Construction Co., a 117-year-old-company founded by his grandfather in 1903. Tim has 50 years of experience in all aspects of the construction industry. Over the years, Tim has served on over 20 boards and committees and has supported capital or annual fundraising campaigns for eight important Dubuque community institutions.  He has also been involved with the Advisory Boards for the NICC Community College, Dubuque Community School District, and University of Northern Iowa Construction Management Program.

In 2016, Tim was the recipient of the Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) Build Iowa Award, which recognizes a general contractor’s skill, responsibility, and integrity in performance both in construction and in their community. He is actively involved with the MBI and has served as its President. In 2008, Tim was voted by the Tri-State Business Times as the second most influential person in their Top Ten Most Influential People in the Tri-States. Tim received the Dubuque Jaycee’s Gil Chavenelle Award in 2001 for exceptional leadership, contribution, and service to the Dubuque Community.

Andrew Abbott

Andrew Carl Abbott is the President of Abbott Law Office, P.C., as well as a Judicial Magistrate for Black Hawk County – District 1B. As a Magistrate, he regularly deals with attorneys hailing from all over the State of Iowa and, most times, handling pro se individuals that are seeking justice through the legal system or need direction with regards to how to resolve their situations. Andrew is also an emergency contact for mental health and substance-related disorder 48 hour holds in Black Hawk County. He has experienced a wide range of areas of legal practice, focusing on general practice. Most recently, his focus has been on both the civil and criminal aspects of law, with more of an emphasis on family law and juvenile law.  He continues to maintain a contract with the State Public Defender’s Office to provide services for those in need.

He is active in the community as a member of the housing corporation, board member of the African American Historical and Cultural Museum, and member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Laura L. (Divot) Ekizian

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Laura ‘Divot’ Ekizian came to the Quad Cities to attend St. Ambrose University. Upon graduating with a degree in Mass Communications, she became the head coach of the SAU Women’s Golf Team, a position she held for 10 years. While serving as Women’s Golf Coach, Divot worked for the University as the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations and earned her Master’s in Business Administration.

In 2000, she accepted a position with Quad City Bank & Trust and began her banking career as a Private Banking Officer focused on building strong relationships with her clients. She now serves as President and Chief Relationship Officer, overseeing the private banking, consumer and residential lending, retail and marketing departments.

Divot is an active advocate for the Quad City community, serving as a member of the board of directors for Quad City Arts, Girls Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Quad City Health Initiative, Davenport Country Club and Community Bankers of Iowa. She is a past board member of the John Deere Classic and served as the volunteer Chair in 2014.