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About IPIB

The Iowa Public Information Board is an independent agency governed by a nine-member board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.  No more than three members of the board shall represent the media, and not more than three represent counties, cities or other local governments. The members serve staggered four-year terms, and are balanced by political party and gender. The board elects a chair and vice chair from among its members. The current members are:

Dan Breitbarth, Des Moines - Government Representative
Joan Corbin, Pella -  Government Representative
E. J. Giovannetti, Urbandale - Public Representative
Barry Lindahl, Dubuque - Government Representative
Joel McCrea, Pleasant Hill - Media Representative
Monica McHugh, Zwingle - Public Representative
Julie Pottorff, Des Moines - Public Representative
Jackie Schmillen, Urbandale - Media Representative
vacant - Public Representative

The board’s staff consists of an Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Legal Counsel:

Margaret E. Johnson, J.D.
Executive Director

Brett J. Toresdahl
Deputy Director

Daniel Strawhun
Legal Counsel



 

Printed from the website on February 06, 2023 at 5:05pm.