Kimberly Tiefenthaler is the new regional director for the North Central Iowa SBDC

The following press release was posted May 10, 2017

AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Tiefenthaler is the new regional director for the North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Fort Dodge. She started her new duties on May 3, 2017.

Kimberly will be advising and training entrepreneurs and existing business owners in Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, and Webster counties.

“America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to announce the hiring of Kimberly Tiefenthaler as director of our Fort Dodge center,” says SBDC State Director Lisa Shimkat. “Not only will Kimberly provide excellent service to the region’s clients, but she will work hard to build stronger relationships with area partners and encourage new business growth in her north central Iowa region.”

Tiefenthaler has over 30 years of experience managing her family’s automotive service business. She also has extensive QuickBooks accounting experience, and is a certified instructor. Tiefenthaler has served as a board member of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce since 2012 and was co-chair of the Carroll committee in charge of that city’s RAGBRAI hosting.

America’s SBDC Iowa is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515-294- 7612, email

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, America’s SBDC Iowa has 15 regional assistance centers located strategically across the state. Since program inception in 1981, the SBDC has helped Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs through no fee, confidential, customized, professional business counseling and practical, affordable training workshops. For more information on America’s SBDC Iowa programs or services, call (515) 294-2030 or visit,, or

Contact: Tricia Janes, America’s SBDC Iowa, 515-294-2030,
Kimberly Tiefenthaler, North Central Iowa SBDC, 515-576-6242,