The Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund

The Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund is sponsoring the Inaugural Ceremonies and Ball. The Governor and Lt. Governor wish to spotlight education and honor our Iowa service members. Net proceeds from the 2015 Inaugural will be used to endow scholarships for outstanding Iowa high school and college students. These scholarships will be awarded annually in the areas of agriculture, medicine, health, history and arts, and to children of fallen service members.


Photos from the 2015 Inauguration

Honorary Colonels

Click here to view all photos on one page

Education & Sponsor Reception

Click here to view all photos on one page


Honorary Colonels

Kathy Anderson, Johnston
Mary Andringa, Pella
Jeff Boeyink, Ankeny
Congressman Leonard Boswell, Davis City
Keith and Trudy Caviness, Ottumwa
Kurt Croell, Lawler
Judy Davidson, Bettendorf
Mayor Paula Dierenfeld, Johnston
Robert Engberg, Burlington
Gene Enke, Fort Madison
Brigadier General (Ret) Martin Graber, Fort Madison
The Honorable Sandy Greiner, Washington
Curt and Norma Hames, Marion
Dr. Cody Hoefert, Rock Rapids
Leo and Margaret Hough, Urbandale
Dr. Scott Ihrke, Le Mars
Chairman Jeff Kaufmann, Wilton
Gary Kirke, West Des Moines
Kyle Krause, Waukee
Jose and Shelley Laracuente, Ankeny
Chuck Sr. and Ellen Larson, Des Moines
Larry and Marki McKibben, Marshalltown
Rose Mitchell, West Des Moines
Mayor Brad Randolph, Fort Madison
Bruce Rastetter, Alden
Dr. Michael Richards, West Des Moines
David Roederer, Johnston
Ying Sa, Des Moines
Richard and Charise Schwarm, Lake Mills
Joni Scotter, Marion
John Smith, Cedar Rapids
Charles Strawn, St. Charles
Cameron Sutton, Grimes
Jim Tyler, Atlantic
Kirk Tyler, Waukee
Sam Wallace, Des Moines
Daniel Wiedemeier, Burlington
Randy Winegard, Burlington
Alan Zuckert, Des Moines

Inaugural Committee

Jim Cownie (Co-Chair), Des Moines
Bill Knapp (Co-Chair), Van Meter
Chelle Adkins, Cedar Falls
Joshua Asner, Iowa City
The Honorable Dennis Black, Des Moines
Andy Cable, Eldora
Philip Condo, West Des Moines
Mike Cook, West Des Moines
Tom Cope, Johnston
Tyler DeHaan, Urbandale
Gwen Ecklund, Denison
Ryan Frederick, Orient
Matt Giese, Dubuque
Dr. Tom Gleason, Boone
John Gleeson, Sioux City
David Greenspon, West Des Moines
Steve and Christine Hensley, Des Moines
Ron Herrig, Dubuque
Austin Jacobs, Indianola
Jim Kersten, Fort Dodge
Mary Ellen Kimball, Osceola
David Kochel, Des Moines
Chuck Larson Jr., Des Moines
Mark Lundberg, Orange City
Jack Maples, Newton
Luke Martz, Pella
Jon McAvoy, Adel
Robert Myers, Pleasant Hill
Gary and Kathy Nystrom, Boone
Kathy Pearson, Cedar Rapids
Katie Popkes, Ames
Marlys Popma, Brooklyn
Kim Reem, Marion
Steve Roberts, Des Moines
Will Rogers, Des Moines
Jan and Lyle Simpson, Des Moines
Doug and Bonnie Smalley, Clive
John and Christine Stineman, West Des Moines
Michael St. Clair, Ankeny
Christie Teague, Cedar Falls
Jon Troen, West Des Moines
Mary E. Whisenand, Des Moines
Sherill Whisenand, Des Moines
Craig Williams, Manning