Board of Directors

The Capital City Pride Board centers on the fundamental responsibilities of providing the organization with sound governance, fiduciary and strategic oversight, and direction. The board is responsible for assuring the financial integrity and solvency of the organization and establishing procedures to safeguard the organization from fraud and risk. The board oversees: 

  • The operations of the organization 
  • That the mission addresses a community need 
  • That the public’s trust is upheld 
  • That all practices are ethical 
  • That legal requirements are met.
Dan Jansen Headshot
Dan Jansen
(he/him/his)
Chair
Burl Hutchison Headshot
Burl Hutchison
(he/him/his)
Vice Chair
Meredith Murphy Headshot
Meredith Murphy
(she/her/hers)
Secretary
Shannon Samuelson Headshot
Shannon Samuelson
(she/her/hers)
Director of Finance
Amy Eaton Headshot
Amy Eaton
(she/her/hers)
Ex Officio
Rebecca Smith
(she/her/hers)
Director of Community Engagement
Vivette Perry Headshot
Vivette Perry
(she/her/hers)
Director of Entertainment & Gala
Shaun Eilander Headshot
Shaun Eilander
(he/him/his)
Director of Events & Education
Maison Head Shot
Maison Bleam
(he/him/his)
Director of Pride Fest
Meda Brkic Headshot
Meda Brkic
(she/her/hers)
Director of Diversity, Accessibility, & Inclusion
Bartley Mullin Headshot
Bartley Mullin
(he/him/his)
Director of PR & Communications
Kyli Hassebrock Headshot
Kyli Hassebrock
(she/her/hers)
Director of Brand & Marketing
Steven Hodges Headshot
Steven Hodges
(he/him/his)
Director of IT

Deputy Directors & Volunteers

Austin Pueschel
Deputy Director of Brand & Marketing
Charles Newell
PR & Communications Committee Member
Hillary Mullen
Deputy Director of PR & Communications
Josh PeterSmith
Deputy Director of Brand & Marketing
Katherine Price
Deputy Director of Events & Education
Rob Rose
(he/him/his)
Deputy Director of IT
Sara Middleton-Downing
(she/her/hers)
Deputy Director of Pride Fest
Sarena Ramirez
Deputy Director of Community Engagement
Zach Rus
Deputy Director of Community Engagement

Board Support

Cassandra Halls Headshot
Cassandra Halls
Consultant, 2 The Top
Pinnacle logo
Darren Hushak
Production, Pinnacle Recording
Jen Carruthers Headshot
Jen Carruthers
(she/her/hers)
Sponsorship
Joelle Blanchard Head shot
Joelle Blanchard
Photographer
Kristen Myers Headshot
Kristen Myers
(she/her/hers)
Event Management, Party on Des Moines
Scott Bruxvoort Head shot
Scott Bruxvoort
(they/them/theirs)
Videographer