Former state legislator Nancy Dunkel spent a long and distinguished career in banking before retiring. Dunkel is currently the Executive Director of the Dyersville Area Community Foundation. She served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2013-2016.
Dunkel has received numerous professional accolades, including receiving the James A. Leach Leadership Award from the Iowa Bankers Association in 2014. That honor recognizes a distinguished Iowa banker who has made significant, lifelong contributions to how Iowa banks serve Iowa communities. Additionally, Dunkel was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011.
Dunkel currently serves as a board member of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Stonehill Franciscan Services, Principal Bank, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, and Operation New View. In the past, she has served as chair of the Iowa Bankers Association, Financial Women International, Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce and Dubuque Chamber of Commerce. At the state level, she has served on the boards of Iowa Division of Banking, Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, Iowa Department of Economic Development, the state’s Targeted Small Business Program, Brownfield-Grayfield Board, and Iowa’s Main Street Program.
Dunkel is a graduate of Loras College. She and her husband, Ken, reside in Dyersville, have one daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren.
Regent Dunkel was appointed to the Board on March 1, 2017 by Governor Branstad. Her term expires April 30, 2023.