President –  Gretchen Tegeler

A Des Moines native, Gretchen graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in political science and Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

She was Director of the Iowa Department of Management, the Governor’s planning, policy, and budgeting office, from 1990 – 1998, and also served as Governor Branstad’s Chief of Staff.

Before joining the Taxpayers Association she was Vice President for Iowa with the American Cancer Society.

Ms. Tegeler serves on the West Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees, the state School Budget Review Committee and the Board of Directors of EMC Insurance Group, Inc., where she chairs the Audit Committee.

Administrative Assistant – Judy Hagey

Despite a nine-year hiatus in the Sunshine State, Judy’s Iowa roots and the lure of grandchildren drew her back to the state.

A native of Northwest Iowa, Judy graduated from Dordt College with a degree in education. She found the administrative side of education more to her liking and brings experience in higher education and nonprofit organizations to the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa.