Our Team

Brenda Dudley
Executive Director

Brenda Dudley joined Midwest Partnership in April 2023 as the Director. She holds a B.S. in Management Services from Iowa State University, with training in economics, finance, and management. Brenda has worked as a costing engineer for a Des Moines textile manufacturer and as an analyst for Principal Financial Group. She has also served as the Chamber Director in Stuart and the Director for the White Pole Road scenic byway. Brenda has considerable entrepreneurial and accounting experience through her family’s farm operation in Adair and Guthrie Counties.

Kayla Willms
Administrative & Communications Coordinator

Kayla has a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture Business from Iowa State University and a Master Degree in Strategic Marketing from Bellevue University. In the past, she has worked for the Iowa 4-H Foundation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She currently works for the Iowa Judicial Branch in Guthrie and Adair Counties. Kayla currently lives in Guthrie Center with her husband, Skylar and daughter, Paislee. They are expecting their second child in August. “I am excited to be a part of the Midwest Partnership team and share my experience from working with other Non-Profit organizations in the past to bring some new ideas to the table,” said Willms. 

Board of Directors


Marty Doud, President
First State Bank
Stuart, Guthrie County

Matt Wedemeyer, Vice President
Adair County Supervisor
Casey, Adair County

Ryan Morrison, Treasurer
KingMorr Properties
Stuart, Guthrie County

Stacie Eshelman, Secretary
Greenfield Chamber/Main Street Development
Greenfield, Adair County


Josh Calmer, Active Health Solutions, Guthrie County

Brad Hayes, BH Appraisals & Twin Vines, Guthrie County

Renee Jensen, Adair City Council, Adair County

Brian Johnson, Guthrie County Supervisor, Guthrie County

Cheryl Marks, Rolling Hills Bank & Trust, Adair County

Kathy Rohrig, Orient Economic Development, Adair County

Scott Tonderum, Greenfield Municipal Utilities, Greenfield, Adair County

Mike Underwood, Guthrie County State Bank, Guthrie Center, Guthrie County

Holi Weston, Farmers REC, Adair County

Julie Zajicek, Panora State Bank, Panora, Guthrie County