John Odenweller (Accountant II, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering)

Since December 2015, I have held a finance and administrative coordinator position in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering here at Iowa State University. Prior to joining Iowa State, I worked for over 10 years in multiple industries, mostly in accounting and budgetary roles. Since joining Iowa State, I have attended two P&S council seminars where I learned about the value and function of the P&S council for staff at Iowa State. These seminars inspired me to run for council for a couple reasons. First, I believe serving on the council would provide opportunities for me to collaborate with employees from other departments around the University, which could generate new ideas that could help the University as a whole continue to grow and develop. Second, I think I could offer an additional perspective to the council--as both a new employee and someone with industry experience. Most importantly, I would like to build off of the foundation laid by past council members to ensure P&S employees continue to have a voice with the executive members of Iowa State. It is with this voice that we can influence policies affecting P&S employees and contribute ideas that make Iowa State University a great place to build a career.