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LMCDC Board of Directors meet on the first Monday of the month at the LMCDC office. Meetings have been conducted digitally in the light of the pandemic.



LuAnn Scholbrock

Partner and  Chief Client Officer, Coloff Digital
Partner and Vice President, Coloff Development Partners

LuAnn Scholbrock is a graduate of Iowa State University with a BA in Communications with an emphasis in Media Studies. For over 30 years, her career has focused on partnering with clients for business development, marketing, and sales strategies.  Her success has been built by partnering with hundreds of business clients in focusing on their individual goals and executing custom solutions for their growth by following the client needs analysis system. 


In 2009, Scholbrock began working in Jim Coloff’s companies and has successfully served in leadership, business development, and outside sales roles for Coloff Media, Coloff Digital, and Coloff Development Partners.  As the current Vice President of Coloff Development Partners, and Chief Client Officer for Coloff Digital both in Forest City,  she continues to build on her success by working closely with business leaders on implementing their strategic plans for growth.


Scholbrock currently serves on the State of Iowa Workforce Development Board, Catholic Foundation in the Archdiocese of Dubuque Board, and serves on Lake Mills Planning and Zoning Board.


LuAnn and her husband Jim have 3 children, Paul, Matt and Lauren, two daughter in laws, Morgan and Megan and a soon to be son in law, Andrew. LuAnn enjoys running, traveling and reading.

LuAnn joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in 2005 and has held positions including President and Vice President. 


Secretary / Treasurer

Angie Thompson

Project Coordinator at WCTA

Angie has worked at WCTA since the fall of 2017.


She grew up in Lake Mills, moving away after high school. After 21 years away, she returned to the community with her family.


The Thompsons enjoy traveling in their free time.

Angie joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in January of 2019.

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Board Member

Anna Stene

Owner, Uptown Fitness & Yoga Studio

Owner, Uptown Boutique

Anna has practiced yoga for over 6 years and has been a certified yoga teacher for almost 3. Uptown Fitness & Yoga Studio, which was purchased by Anna in 2022, is where Anna found her community when she moved to Lake Mills, and she is happy to be able to continue to grow the business with her team.


Uptown Boutique won the LMCDC Business of the Year in 2021, and Uptown Fitness & Yoga Studio won the same award in 2019. It continues to be a place where people gather through fitness and friendship.

Anna and her husband, Ben, live in Lake Mills with their two mini-goldendoodles. Ben is an electrician for Groe Electric and Anna is a high school teacher in Forest City . They enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, and playing games. 

Anna joined the LMCDC Board of Directors midterm in 2022.


Board Member

Matt Morrical

Library Director, Lake Mills Public Library

Matt has been employed by the City of Lake Mills, in the capacity of Public Library Director beginning in early January 2023. Before coming to Lake Mills, Matt was able to work at the public library in his hometown briefly, but for the most start is starting fresh in the industry! The Library will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary later in 2023, and Matt is looking forward to using his skills to continue and build on that existing legacy. 

Matt joined the LMCDC Board in 2023. 


Board Member

Julie Connor

Owner, David's Foods

Julie joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in January of 2023.


Vice President

Jackie Villela

Owner, Dave's Auto Services

Manager, Don's Motor Mart

Jackie joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in 2021.

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Board Member

David Taft

Retail Manager, MBT Bank

David Taft began his career with MBT Bank in 2017, joining the chamber shortly after to keep the bank connected with community events as well as to help support the community and businesses in ways beyond his duties at MBT Bank. 

"I think the chamber plays an important role in supporting local business and the community as a whole," said David. 


David enjoys traveling, attending local sports events, and, of course, spending time with his wife and daughters.

David joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in

January of 2018.


Board Member

Cathy Bernhard

Insurance Agent, Winnebago Insurance Agency

Cathy started with WIA on January 1, 2004 and is licensed to write Personal, Commercial and Life Insurance. She is involved on the counsel board at St. Patrick's Church.


Cathy enjoys participating in online workouts with Uptown Fitness & Yoga Studio, traveling, and spending time with friends, her husband, 2 children, and 4 grand children in her spare time!

Cathy joined the LMCDC Board of Directors in

January of 2019.

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Board Member

Chris Rogne

Superintendent, Lake Mills Community School District


Chris joined the LMCDC Board in 2023. 

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Executive Director

Cassie Johnson

Cassie joined the LMCDC as Executive Director in September of 2015. 

Cassie grew up in rural Lake Mills and graduated from the Lake Mills Community School before attending NIACC in Mason City, where she played volleyball and pursued an associates degree in business. Cassie later graduated from Iowa State University with Bachelors Degrees in marketing and management and returned to northern Iowa to build a career and start a family. 

Cassie is married to Michael Johnson, who also grew up in rural Lake Mills. Michael farms with his family, and the couple has a daughter, Nora, who keeps them busy outside of work. 

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