ICAD Group Staff
Mark Nolte, President
Mark Nolte provides business development assistance to existing companies, emerging companies and those researching our area for development.
Before joining ICAD Group, Mark served as a senior manager and training consultant for The Abilities Fund, a nationwide community developer targeted to advance entrepreneurial opportunities for Americans with disabilities and organizations that serve them. Previously, he was assistant director for the Institute for Social and Economic Development where he managed city, state and federal programs to aid low to moderate income Iowans. He also assisted with Dave Loebsack’s political campaign and was a candidate for the Iowa Legislature in 2006.
An Iowa native and a University of Iowa graduate, Mark served as an Americorps VISTA supervisor and an Iowa City Housing Authority Advisory Panel volunteer. He serves on the Englert Theatre Board of Directors and co-owns Nolte Academy of Dance in Coralville with his wife, Leslie.
Business Development Inquiries - Mark Nolte, President
DaLayne Williamson, PHR, GPHR, is the Workforce Business Services Director with the ICAD Group. Since workforce issues are a top concern for all employers, DaLayne focuses workforce efforts in multiple areas. Programming includes tools to guide decisions, connecting employers with the post-secondary resources, assisting with retention and recruitment needs and recognizing and filling gaps in training offered locally to assist companies in overcoming workforce challenges. Ms. Williamson is a member of EIHRA, ECI – Iowa City, SHRM and the Kirkwood Community College Career Services Advisory Board and is currently the President for the Iowa Senior HR Association (ISHRA) and Chair of Kirkwood’s Workplace Learning Connection Board for the Southern counties it serves.
Workforce Inquiries - DaLayne Williamson, Workforce Business Services Director
As Communication Director, Eric is responsible for leading the development of ICAD Group’s communication strategies through its website, newsletters, social media, annual reports, and other communication and marketing materials. Additionally, he works with the ICAD Group Board of Directors, Investor Council, and specific committees on business development projects. Prior to coming to ICAD Group, Hanson worked for KZIA Inc. in Cedar Rapids as Director of Programming and as a sales representative and has also served as Creative Director and as a freelance writer for advertising agencies in Illinois and Missouri.
Eric has served as Chair of ImpactCR and Programming Chair for the Iowa City Chamber Community Leadership Program. He is a member of the Professional Developers of Iowa's Communications Committee, a founding board member for the Friends Helping Friends Foundation for Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control, and is an adjunct professor of marketing for Mt. Mercy College's MBA Program. He holds a BA in Communication Studies and an MBA from the University of Iowa. Eric was recognized by the Corridor Business Journal in their 2008 "Forty Under 40" list of honorees.
Media Inquiries - Eric Hanson, Communications Director
Sheri Jelinek, CAP-OM, is the Office Manager for the Iowa City Area Development Group. Since October 2002, Sheri has maintained the organization’s financial records including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and the organization’s investments and department records including minutes and official records of the board of directors.
Sheri is also responsible for LOIS (LocationOne Information System), the organization’s site location database that allows companies and location consultants to search online for available commercial and industrial buildings and sites in the Iowa City area. The database features community and area information including demographics, transportation and quality of life information.
Sheri coordinates with local community representatives and local Realtors® to maintain their information and building and site inventories.
A Waterloo, Iowa, native, Sheri earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Accounting from Hawkeye Community College. She also attended the University of Northern Iowa.
Sheri has served as the Chapter Treasurer and Chapter President-Elect, and is currently serving as the Chapter President of A N Palmer Chapter of International Associaton of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).
She’s an active community participant and a committed volunteer in her children’s school activities.
Research and all other inquiries - Sheri Jelinek, Office Manager