Board of Directors
Reo Menning | Board Chair
Reo Menning is the President & CEO of RINAlliance, a company focused on helping the fuels industry comply with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard as they blend ethanol with gasoline and biodiesel with diesel.
Prior to joining RINAlliance, Reo led the largest solid waste agency in Iowa, where she launched and grew new services focused recycling and sustainability while improving the financial position of the organization through restructuring and operational efficiencies. She’s also a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with 14 years of association experience in federal and state regulatory advocacy related to environmental, health and safety policies for the chemical industry.
Reo holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry-Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s degree in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the University of Iowa. She’s been a member of the KIB board since 2009.
Mike Richardson | Board Vice-Chair
Michael graduated from Madison Memorial High School in Madison, WI. In 1974. He began his career Swift Premium Meats working there from 1974-1978. In 1978 Mike joined Casey’s General Stores Inc. as a field operations supervisor. He continued with Casey’s serving as a store supervisor, District manager, Advertising Director and Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. Mike retired in 2019.
Mike’s activities outside of work have included working in various capacities with the cities and charities where has lived. From 2008 to 2010 Mike served on the Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation Committee, was voted Citizen of the Year in 2009 by the Pleasant Hill Iowa Chamber of Commerce and was elected Mayor of Pleasant Hill, IA in 2011 where he served until 2014. Mike and his wife Patty continue to enjoy living in Pleasant Hill and have three wonderful children and five grandchildren and plans to continue to stay involved with the community.
Scott Smith | Board Secretary
Secretary Scott Smith is the Loss Control Representative for the Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association. Scott is part of the IMWCA Loss Control Team that works with Iowa cities, counties, and 28E entities to develop and implement strategies to reduce employee injuries. From 1998 to the 2014 Scott served as the Landfill Administrator/Recycling Coordinator of the Boone County Regional Landfill & Recycling Center and Keep Boone County Beautiful for Boone County, Iowa.
Scott has worked for governments in Arkansas, Iowa, Chicagoland, and Pennsylvania. In 1986, Scott was honored to be selected as a Legislative Fellow with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received his MPA from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.A. in political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Doug Shull | Board Treasurer
Former State Senator, Doug Shull is a CPA and currently serves as chair to the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Now retired, he served as CFO to Casey’s General Stores. Along with Keep Iowa Beautiful, Doug serves on local boards including Bankers Trust.
Donald F. Lamberti | Co-Founder, Keep Iowa Beautiful
A clean neighborhood, city and State makes a positive statement to the many visitors who come to Iowa on business, vacations or just passing through. The person we impress may be a C.E.O. looking for a new business opportunity. A clean State is more than an environmental statement it is a economical statement. Keep Iowa Clean and growing.
Donald F. Lamberti is chairman emeritus of Casey’s General Store, Inc. a Midwest company that operates more than 2000 convenience stores. The firm’s headquarters is in Ankeny, Iowa.
A native Iowan, Lamberti started the business in 1968. The first Casey’s store opened in Boone, Iowa in 1968 in a remodeled three-bay gasoline station. Since then the company has grown to encompass a 16-state market area with annual sales of more than seven billion dollars. The company employs over 36,000 people.
A past director of Wells Fargo Bank Iowa, N.A., and National By-Products, Inc., Lamberti also is a past director of the Greater Des Moines Foundation. He is past Chair of the Buena Vista University board of trustees.
He is a founding member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Keep Iowa Beautiful, he is a past board member of Mid-Iowa council of the Boy Scouts of America and On With Life, Inc. He is active in the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Lamberti has been inducted into the Conveniences Store Industry Hall of Fame, and he received the Small Business Administration Iowa’s Entrepreneurial Success Award. In 1998 he was recognized with the Distinguished Iowa Citizen award from the Boy Scouts Council. He is a founding member of Bridges of Iowa, Inc., a faith-based prison release, drug treatment and after care program for non-violent offenders.
Don and Charlene Lamberti reside in Ankeny, Iowa and have been married for 54 years. They have four children, two sons and two daughters, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Jeff Badger | Board Member
I am a life-long resident of the State of Iowa, and can’t see myself calling any other state home! A statistic that I would like to share is that Iowa is ranked #8 in the country for the BEST, Cleanest States of 2014 American State Litter Scorecard. How does that happen? It happens because of residents such as those in our state and organizations like Keep Iowa Beautiful that keep us educated and provide us excellent resources. I am proud to be a board member and to support Keep Iowa Beautiful’s mission statement, “Empower Iowans to make Iowa the cleanest and most attractive state in the nation.” Together we can make Iowa #1!
Anthony J. Colosimo | Board Member
Tony started in the waste business in 1993 with a few trucks and a desire to become a leader in the industry. Since then Tony, along with his brother who joined him two years later, has grown his companies exponentially. Tony’s foresight has allowed him to expand into recycling and landfill diverting operations. He is an active local leader that champions environmental sustainability through meaningful landfill diversion. Tony also sits on many boards and committees nationwide and is considered a pioneer in the waste industry. Tony is Iowa State alum with a degree in Business and Public Relations.
Steve Falck | Board Member
Steve Falck is employed with the Chicago-based, Environmental Law & Policy Center working in the Des Moines satellite location since 2010. ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. Steve works with policy makers at the state and federal level on clean energy programs, clean water initiatives, smart transportation options, and clean air policy including the Iowa Climate Solutions Campaign. Formerly, he worked as Director of State Government Relations for Renewable Energy Group, a bio-diesel manufacturer based in Ames, Iowa. Prior to that role, Steve served in the Governor’s Office as a Policy Advisor and Legislative Liaison for Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack and Lt. Governor Sally Pederson for five years. Steve served as an Iowa State Representative for three terms representing Iowa House District 28 in Northeast Iowa. He also managed his 350-acre family farm in Stanley, Iowa for many years.
Tom Hanafan | Board Member
Tom Hanafan served 22 years as the Mayor of Council Bluffs and was the past president of the Iowa League of Cities. He graduated in 1965 from Thomas Jefferson High School, Council Bluffs, and attended the University of South Dakota where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Government in 1969. Hanafan was elected as the full time Mayor of Council Bluffs in January 1988. Previously he was elected to the City Council in January 1982 and served Council Bluffs in that role through 1985 when he was first elected to serve the city as Mayor.
With a long history of civic activities and community service, Tom has served board of director and leadership roles for the United Way of the Midlands, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, Iowa West Racing Association, Rotary Club, Service League, Economic Development Corporation, Educational Development Committee, YMCA and others. Tom has been recognized for several awards over the years including Community Leader Award, Human Services Advisory council, (1989) Community Achievement Award, Toastmaster’s International, (1989) the Heritage Award, the Jason Award, Children’s Square USA, (1990).
He is also included in the Omaha Softball Association Hall of Fame, (1993), the League of Iowa Municipalities Hall of Fame, (1999) the TJ Hall of Fame and the Omaha Old Timer’s Baseball Hall of Fame.
Geri Huser | Board Member
Geri D. Huser was appointed to the Iowa Utilities Board on May 1, 2015, for a six-year term ending on April 30, 2021. Governor Terry Branstad also appointed Huser as Chair, where she serves as the administrative head of the Board. In April 2019 Governor Kim Reynolds reappointed Huser as Chair of the Board.
She previously was Director of Iowa Title Guaranty, Iowa’s real estate insurance provider. As an attorney, Geri practices in real estate, business, municipal law and estate planning. She is also a small business owner in Iowa. She served in the Iowa Legislature and on the Altoona City Council for a combined total of 20 years.
Megan Jones | Board Member
Megan Jones is a Republican State Representative of District 2. She received degrees in LPS and business from Drake University and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. She is a member of the Spencer Daybreakers Kiwanis. She said she hopes her work with the Keep Iowa Beautiful board will preserve Iowa’s beauty, bring more of the state’s treasures to the forefront and help market those hometown qualities in a way that attracts people and businesses to this state, keeping it beautiful for generations to come.
Liesl Seabert | Board Member
Liesl Seabert is a Florida native who moved to Iowa in 2016. She is a licensed attorney and has a background in community development, consensus building, and placemaking. Currently Liesl works as the Rural Community Revitalization Program Manager within the Rural Revitalization Office at Iowa Economic Development Authority. In this role, Liesl is responsible for managing the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative, focused on developing policy recommendations addressing rural Iowa concerns through three task forces. She has also developed and launched seven grant programs, an annual leadership event, and provides technical assistance on community and economic development in rural communities. Liesl serves as an ex-officio executive member of the Iowa Rural Development Council Executive Board; is Vice President of the American Planning Association Iowa Chapter; volunteers as the Communication Chair of the Des Moines Walk to End Alzheimer’s; was a member of the Leadership Iowa c/o 21-22; is a member of the Florida Bar, Georgia Bar, and the American Institute of Certified Planners; and obtained a BA from the College of William and Mary, JD from Florida State Law School, and MSP from Florida State University College of Urban and Regional Planning. She lives in Ankeny with her husband, daughter, golden retriever, and multiple house plants.
Nate Westre | Board Member
Nate Westre grew up just west of Des Moines in the community of Stuart. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Administration and living in the Kansas City area for 10 years he moved back to Stuart and purchased Ruby’s Pub and Grill, a local landmark since 1947. Back in Stuart, Nate became active in the local business and economic development community partnering with local organizations and serving a term as the Stuart Chamber of Commerce president.
Mark Wiskus | Board Member
Mark Wiskus is the President and Founder of the Wiskus Group, which offers estate and retirement income planning. His primary focus includes charitable and financial planning. Mark is a member of the Des Moines Estate Planners Forum and speaks frequently to non-profit organization donors on charitable giving strategies.
Mark serves on several boards including the Unity Point Des Moines Foundation, the Pella Community Foundation, the Garden Chapel Funeral Charitable Endowment Fund, and Pella Kiwanis Club. As President of Wonder Spelen, Mark has been instrumental in building an inclusive playground in Pella. He also serves as Chairman of The Pella Opera House Board. Mark and his wife, Christine, live in Pella and have two daughters.