Meet the Staff

Executive Director

Katherine Ollendieck
Executive Director
Katherine Ollendieck has been with Tama County Economic Development since April of 2019 and brings more than 20 years of economic development experience.  She is married with two children, daughter Abigail is a senior at UNI and son Sam is a senior at Union Community School District.  Katherine and husband Doug have called rural Dysart home for 25 years.


Joanne Husak
Administrative Assistant
Joanne has been with Tama County Economic Development since May of 2001. Joanne is a native of Tama County, having grown up near Vining. She graduated from South Tama County High School and Hamilton Business College in Cedar Rapids, graduating from the executive secretarial program.  Joanne and her husband, Jerome, and daughters, Katie and Kylie, reside in rural Tama.


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