Marianne Mickelson

West Des Moines

Marianne V. Mickelson, Ed.D. lives in West Des Moines, Iowa.  She has served on twelve professional boards and committees at the state and national levels, including the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, National Transportation Research-Intergovernmental Relations in Aviation, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators-Public Affairs and Consumer Education, where she held leadership as Regional Chair for 12 states.  

 She started her career at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in curriculum instruction, while serving on the Faculty Senate and creating the university’s first employees assistance program.  For the next 32 years, she worked in Iowa state government, where she served as an executive officer managing financial and technical projects, and legislative and administrative rules. For the past 35 years, Dr. Mickelson has volunteered thousands of hours dedicated to serving several area non-profit organizations, her church, and the community.

 Dr. Mickelson earned her doctorate degree in education and public administration from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.