Corridor announces hiring of new President & CEO, Shannon Landauer

4 Jun 2021

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SPENCER – The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation (Corridor) has announced the hiring of Shannon Landauer, CEcD, as its new President and CEO for the regional economic development organization serving Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. She will be replacing the Corridor’s former President and CEO Kiley Miller who resigned earlier this year after six years of service for the Corridor.

Landauer is currently the Executive Director of the Carroll Area Development Corporation and Carroll Chamber of Commerce in Carroll, Iowa. She earned an Associates Degree from Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska. Her professional training includes the Heartland Basic Economic Development Course, the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute, IEDC Workforce Development Strategies, and she has held a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) Designation since 2017.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring my talent and experience to a new position and return to being fully focused on economic development,” said Landauer. “In my time in Iowa, I have grown to love this region and look forward to working for an organization representing a larger area. While the Corridor area has many strong programs and partnerships in place, there is tremendous opportunity within the region to highlight each county and community’s unique assets while also collaborating as a larger region for growth.”

Landauer currently serves as the Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) Vice President for the Board of Directors, as well as being involved in various committees for PDI. Additionally, she serves on the Western Iowa Advantage board and revolving loan fund committees for Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative and the Region XII Council of Governments.

A search committee of Corridor board members and investors was established and led by Corridor Board Chair Debra Satern. All four of the Corridor’s member counties were represented on the committee. This committee reviewed applications and interviewed selected applicants.

“Shannon has over a decade of experience as a leader in economic development to bring to the Corridor,” said Satern. “She impressed the search committee with her experience and leadership skills.”

The Corridor board and staff expect Landauer to assume her responsibilities in July.