July 2019  

Newsletter Edition

Central Iowa Chapter APA

July 2019 Newsletter



                  Volume 2019                                                                                                    P.O.Box 131

                  Issue 4                                                                                                               Des Moines, IA 50301


Our Mission Statement


The Central Iowa Chapter of the American Payroll Association is dedicated to providing information and education, support and networking opportunities to professionals involved in all aspects of payroll through our meetings, our newsletters, and our website.  The Chapter strives to be a respected, essential and effective partner in the business community and to provide support to the national American Payroll Association. 


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Our Mission

Share your ideas, experiences and knowledge with chapter members thru the newsletter.  Your knowledge is valuable - please email your articles to Newsletter Chair at [email protected] anytime you learn something that would benefit your peers in payroll. 


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CIAPA Chapter News

In the Boards pursuit to make this chapter the best it can be for its members we have decided to add a Social Media Chair. The Social Media Chair will help start and upkeep a LinkedIn page and our chapter website. If you like to work in this medium and feel you would be a good fit for the position description below please contact the chapter president at [email protected].

Social Media Chair

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, develop, and edit communication for organization’s website and social media presence
  • Coordinate approved content featured on and chapter’s social media page (LinkedIn).  Ensures content is current and accurate.
  • Identify ideas and collect proper information through fellow chapter members and external sources for use in chapter’s social media page (LinkedIn).
  • Ensure content is fresh, relevant, and up-to-date and support ongoing development of chapter goals.
  • Create and maintain digital content calendar. 

This position must be held by a member in good standing of the local Central Iowa Chapter. Regular attendance of monthly chapter meetings and board meetings is required. 


The Chapter is always looking for new places to meet. If you know of a great place that can easily hold around 50 people, has food on-site or allows catering, has AV equipment and speakers can easily be heard please let us know! Email [email protected]

Registration for the Fall Iowa Employment Conference has now opened up. This year it will be at The Meadows Events & Confrence Center on October 23. See attached poster of this years highlighted speaker.


National Payroll Week is just around the cornor, September 2-6. Show Gayla and the rest of the chapter your payroll department really knows how to celebrate our field! Plan something big and supply pictures to the Chapter for a chance to win a prize!

Our Statewide conference has been set for Friday October 25th at Prairie Meadows.

We have just confirmed that our Nation American Payroll Association speaker will be Jim Medlock, CPP. Jim recieved his CPP designation in the early '80's and has been involved with the APA ever since. In 1991 Jim was named the Payroll Man of the Year and stated working for the APA in 1992. In December of 2018 Jim retired from the APA after 26 years, but wants to continue to inspire payroll professionals around the country.


The 2019 Virtual Congress & Expo is an online experience that comes complete with educational workshops, a full-service Expo, and plenty of engaging virtual interaction and networking opportunities with fellow professionals and industry expert service providers.

Once the live event, presented on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and Thursday, May 23, 2019, is over, workshops and general sessions will be available on demand through August 23, 2019.





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Upcoming Meetings & Education







 Tuesday August 27

Cub Club

Mike Staebell - Dickinson Law "Wage & Hour"




National Payroll Week Celebration


Friday October 25

Prairie Meadows

Payroll: Just What The Doctor Ordered (Statewide)



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Board Members


PRESIDENT                                                                                       VICE PRESIDENT

         Tori Worley                                                                                Deanne O'Hollearn, CPP

         Meredith                                                                                  Principal Financial Group

         515-457-6205                                                                            515-235-1122

         [email protected]                                              [email protected]


SECRETARY                                                                                      TREASURER 

         Rachel Harken                                                                            Casie Lange

         CRH Americas Materials, Inc.                                                       UnityPoint Health


         [email protected]                                                [email protected]


GOVERNMENT LIAISON OFFICER                                                MEMBERSHIP

         Carol Fisher                                                                             Samantha Skogerboe

         ChildServe Inc                                                                          Basin Holdings


         [email protected]                                                          [email protected]  


HOSPITALITY                                                                                   EDUCATION 

        Debby Haning, CPP                                                                 Ellen Stahl, FPC

        Pioneer Hi-Breds                                                                     Bratney Companies     

         641-621-8825                                                                          515-974-6005  

        [email protected]                                              [email protected]


NEWSLETTER COMMUNICATIONS                                              NOMINATIONS 

         Angela Alsum, CPP                                                                  Cheri Klyn, CPP

         Vermeer                                                                                     Vermeer

         641-621-7828                                                                            641-621-7253

         [email protected]                                             [email protected]


NPW/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT                                             

         Gayla Nesbit                                                                            

         EMC Insurance                                                                        


        [email protected]





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