Meg joined the Foundation in 2017 as the Sponsorship Director with responsibility for securing and managing the dozens of Iowa State Fair sponsors. She is excited to be a part of the team that brings the Iowa State Fair to more than one million annual visitors. A Davenport native, once Meg moved to Des Moines in 1993, she hasn’t missed a single Fair.
Previously, she spent six years as the Special Event Coordinator in the Advancement Department at Dowling Catholic High School and was proud to be on the staff that planned Iowa’s Sesquicentennial celebration in 1996. In addition to her work life, she has enjoyed her time as a volunteer for her children’s school, the Diocese of Des Moines, and a local opera non-profit, of which she is a founding board member. She is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Finance and received a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the American University in Washington, DC. Her spare time is taken up with golf, Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball games, and the Chicago Cubs. She was fortunate to be in Wrigley field for Game 5, the one World Series game the Cubs won at home. She and her husband Jeff have two college-aged children and live in West Des Moines.