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  • BA , political science
    Iowa State University
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Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families Welcomes Marvin DeJear, Jr. as Operations Manager, 6 Mar 2015 [cached]
Elisabeth Buck, Senior Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Central Iowa, stated, "The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families represents the work of multiple entities and the community.
Leadership Spotlight: Elisabeth ..., 27 June 2014 [cached]
Leadership Spotlight: Elisabeth Buck
Leadership Spotlight: Elisabeth Buck
Elisabeth Buck is the Chief Community Impact Officer for United Way of Central Iowa and a member of National Skills Coalition's (NSC) Leadership Council. Elisabeth has been actively involved with NSC for more than three years and was a member of the Iowa delegation that received the State of Action Award at NSC's 2014 Skills Summit. In the interview below, she discusses her interest in the workforce development field, her leadership role with NSC and how her involvement has helped to advance both the NSC agenda and her work in Iowa.
Board of Directors | United Ways of Iowa, 19 Feb 2015 [cached]
Elisabeth Buck United Way of Central Iowa
: United Way of Central Iowa: Des Moines, volunteer, advocate, donation, nonprofit, charity, education, health, income, community action, 5 April 2014 [cached]
Elisabeth Buck's Bio
Elisabeth Buck is Chief Community Impact Officer for United Way of Central Iowa. She joined United Way of Central Iowa as the Senior Vice President of Community Impact in January, 2011. Prior to joining United Way, she served as Iowa Governors Tom Vilsack and Check Culver's Deputy Chief of Staff from 1999-2007 until her appointment as Governor Culver's Director of Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) in 2007. During her time in this position, Elisabeth transformed IWD into a client-centered environment and integrated the Workforce Centers with partners to provide seamless employment services and up-skilling activities for Iowans.
At United Way of Central Iowa, Elisabeth's work focuses on advancing United Way's mission of improving lives by leading community mobilization and United Way resources for attainment of the Goals for 2020 in Education, Income and Health. Elisabeth oversees a multi-million dollar budget and ensures donors' contributions are invested in a manner that measurably improve community conditions by advancing progress toward Goals for 2020. Elisabeth earned a BA in political science from Iowa State University where she served as student body president. In addition to this early vote of confidence in her leadership, Elisabeth went on to be named Leader of the Year in Iowa State Government in 2002, Volunteer of the Year in 2004, and received the AFSCME Leadership Award in 2006.
Elisabeth and her husband, Tim, have two children.
Workforce ATM, 6 July 2007 [cached]
Iowa Governor Names Elisabeth Buck As Director Of Iowa Workforce Development
DATE: July 6, 2007
Governor Chet Culver has named Elisabeth Buck as the new Director of Iowa Workforce Development (IWD).
Elisabeth, Governor Culver's current Deputy Chief of Staff, will replace Interim IWD Director David Neil in early August.
"Elisabeth Buck is supremely qualified to serve in this critically important position," said Governor Culver."She has demonstrated outstanding leadership in two gubernatorial administrations as a top administrator.Her honesty, integrity and knowledge of state government make her the right person at the right time to help move IWD forward.She is a skilled consensus builder who will develop the public-private partnerships necessary to strengthen our workforce and address Iowa's potential workforce shortage.It is critical we have someone with her skills handling the day-to-day operations at IWD given the challenges they have had over the past year."
Elisabeth Buck has served as deputy chief of staff under Governor Chet Culver since his inauguration in January 2007.
As Deputy Chief of Staff, Buck supervised a staff of 35 in the Governor's office and at Terrace Hill, and oversaw an annual budget of $3 million dollars.She also managed and collaborated with 40 departments in Iowa state government.Prior to working in the office of the Governor, Buck was director of administration for the Iowa Attorney General, where she managed administrative staff and oversaw an annual budget of $4 million.In that position, she created an innovative campaign to recover child support payments from delinquent parents and organized a statewide domestic abuse awareness campaign.She earned a BA in political science from Iowa State, where she was student body president.Buck was named 2002 Leader of the Year in Iowa State Government and the 2004 Volunteer of the Year.She has volunteered for numerous organizations and was presented with the 2006 AFSCME Leadership award.Elisabeth is married and has two children.
"It is an exciting time in Iowa and I am up to the challenge of leading a department that touches the lives of so many Iowans," said Buck.
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