Hills & Dales Names New Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Hills & Dales is thrilled to announce Jack Mescher as the new Chief Executive Officer effective upon the retirement of Marilyn Althoff, CEO, on July 2, 2021. Mescher has served as Government Relations and Assistant Director with Hills & Dales since March 2020.

Marilyn Althoff

In November 2020, longtime CEO, Marilyn Althoff, announced plans to retire after a total of nearly thirty-two years with the organization, and seventeen as CEO. Althoff began her career with Hills & Dales in 1989 and served in numerous supervisory and leadership roles before taking the helm as CEO in 2004.

Mescher has been involved with Hills & Dales in various ways over the past eight years; starting his career as a Direct Support Professional and has also served as a legislative advocate and Hills & Dales Board member. Mescher is originally from Dyersville, Iowa, and holds degrees from Loras College.

Mescher and Althoff have been working concurrently since February 2021 to ensure a smooth transition.

To learn more call 563-556-7878 or visit hillsdales.org.

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