Karla Organist

Program Manager, IDM

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Location: 

113EE

Phone: 
(319) 273-6524

Karla Organist

Program Manager, IDM

As a Program Manager at IDM, Karla assists communities, economic development organizations, and other nonprofits with strategic planning at varying levels of focus including community or region-wide planning, organizational planning, and workforce planning.  She has additional responsibilities as assistant director for the Heartland Economic Development Course and as a team member on UNI's EDA University Center project.  Karla has previous work experience in economic development; comprehensive, housing, hazard mitigation and transportation planning; entrepreneurship; and business consulting and financial training for childcare businesses.  Karla is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and holds a Master’s Degree in Community Development.  She is a member of Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI), the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA).  She also serves on the Main Street Waterloo Promotions Council.