K/PACEDC held annual County Wide Breakfast August 11th, 2010

See photos from 2009 County Wide Breakfast

Winners of the 2010 County Wide Breakfast Raffle: Men's Callaway Diablo Edge Driver: Greg Blair, Lady's Callaway Diablo Edge Driver: Ann Froehlich, Ping Anser Putter: Angie Davis, Golf Package to the course of your choice in Kossuth or Palo Alto County: Greg Blair, Golf Bag: Mike Reynolds, $100 in Community Bucks to the Kossuth or Palo Alto community of your choice: Jeff Buechler


Always of an entrepreneurial spirit, Kathy Peterson started her first successful business when she was 19.  While in her mid-twenties, she was selected for a position in global human resources conducting management training for a high-tech Fortune 500 company before deciding to start her own business, PeopleWorks.  Today, Kathy’s unparalleled ability to motivate and transform people and organizations has made her one of the most sought after speakers in the Midwest.

Kathy prides herself on getting to know her clients (she counts many of them as friends) and provides each one with cutting-edge, specific, proven strategies to help them address their unique needs and challenges. She does all of that in a way that is always inspiring.  Audiences consistently give Kathy rave reviews and
remember her long after they hear her speak because of her energetic and enthusiastic style and her highly interactive keynotes and programs.

Kathy enjoys being a member of several professional organizations, including the: National Speakers Association, American Society for Training & Development, Society for Human Resource Management, Alta Chamber of Commerce, and Iowa Association of Lifelong Learning. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!) and a Master’s degree in Adult Learning and Organizational Performance from Drake University. In 2001, Kathy earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

In addition to being a successful business owner, Kathy is a wife and the proud mother of two sons and two daughters. She and her husband live on an acreage and are engaged in farming outside of Storm Lake, Iowa.


Pictured Left to Right:
Kris Ausborn, PACEDC Board President
Kathy Peterson, Speaker and Owner
of PeopleWorks, Inc.
Maureen Elbert, Executive Director, K/PACEDC
Stuart Simonson, KCEDC Board President

Kathy Peterson, Speaker and Owner of PeopleWorks, Inc.

Pictured Left to Right:
Tom Lee, Palo Alto County Hospital Administrator
Kathy Peterson, Speaker and Owner of PeopleWorks, Inc.
Spense Simonson, K/PACEDC Intern

Pictured Left to Right are the K/PACEDC Interns:
Kali Smith, Courtney Streit, Kirsten Lipps and Spense Simonson 

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Maureen Elbert,
Executive Director
106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
Fax: 515-295-8873

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