Board and Partners

Board of Directors

The Neighborhood Finance Corporation Board of Directors meets at 3:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month, except for November (3rd Thursday) and December (Date TBD). If you would like additional information, please call Executive Director Stephanie Preusch at 515-273-1372.  Thank you.


Christopher Bates
Board President
Principal Bank

Frank Owens
Board Vice-President
Neighborhood Revitalization Board Representative

Kelly Robus
Board Secretary
Bankers Trust

Steve Van Oort
Past-Board President
Polk County

Lanny J. Benishek
Board Member
Wells Fargo Bank

Jamel Crawford
Board Member
Neighborhood Representative

Jeff Croskey
Board Member
US Bank

Jamie A. Elliott
Board Member
West Bank

Josh Hellyer
Board Member
Not-for-Profit Neighborhood Representative

Christine Hensley
Board Member
City of Des Moines

Chris Johansen
Board Member
City of Des Moines

Jon Ollendick
Board Member
First American Bank

Anthony Pleskys
Board Member
Neighborhood Representative

Marge Ramsey
Board Member
Neighborhood Representative

Bret Vandelune
Board Member
Polk County

Deb Anderson
Alternate Board Member
Polk County

Dave Williamson
Alternate Board Member
Polk County