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Barb Allison Alumni Award Established

After graduating from the Ottumwa Leadership Academy in 2014, Barb Allison joined the Advisory Committee and helped develop the Ottumwa Leadership Academy Alumni Association. The Alumni Association keeps O.L.A. graduates

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Pedersen named 2021-2022 Dean

On June 3rd, the Ottumwa Leadership Academy celebrated 16 new graduates, bringing the alumni total  to 164. As the Academy begins preparations for its 10th year, Joel Pedersen, graduate of

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Current Class Spotlight: Lindsay Cale

Lindsay Cale holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Franklin University with 11 years of Human Resources experience in the Ottumwa area. Lindsay’s current role as the Human

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Current Class Spotlight: Mike Spieler

Mike Spieler’s career is filled with accolades in both his professional and volunteer resume. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University, Mike began his career

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Current Class Spotlight: Olson Miller

Olson Miller, owner of OM Design & Photography, is a Media Specialist, freelance graphic designer, and photographer. As an entrepreneurial small business owner, he manages social media and provides design

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Zenna Boyd
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Current Class Spotlight: Zenna Boyd

Zenna Boyd, HR Director for JBS, creates and implements HR strategies, and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and policies in regards to employment, labor relations and training of employees

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Alumni Spotlight: AJ Gevock

AJ Gevock, Class of 2019, made a bold career move in 2020. He said “The Ottumwa Leadership Academy helped me see the opportunity in stepping outside of my comfort zone.

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Current Class Spotlight: Lisa Fritz

Lisa Fritz obtained her associate degree from Indian Hills Community College and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Truman State. She later received her master’s degree in Adult

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