Published on January 06, 2021

Austin Woodin Appointed to Mary Greeley Board of Trustees

Austin Woodin, a partner with Edward Jones in Ames, has been appointed to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Board of Trustees.

Austin Woodin, a partner with Edward Jones in Ames, has been appointed to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Board of Trustees.

AMES, IA – Austin Woodin, a partner with Edward Jones in Ames, has been appointed to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Board of Trustees.

Woodin fills the vacancy created by Brad Heemstra, who stepped down from the board in December following 12 years of service. Woodin will serve as an appointed trustee until the November 2021 election when he plans to run for the unexpired balance of Heemstra’s term.

“We’re very pleased that Austin Woodin has agreed to serve on the Mary Greeley Board of Trustees,” said Sarah Buck, board chair. “Through his extensive professional experience and volunteer activities, he has developed a strong connection to our community and awareness of its healthcare needs. That experience will be valuable to the board.”

Woodin has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones since December 2003 and became a limited partner with the firm in 2011. He has served in several positions on the company’s regional leadership team and currently serves as the recruiting leader for his region.

Woodin received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Iowa State University in 2002. He has been active with a variety of community organizations. He was a founding board member of Young Professionals of Ames. He has served as board chair for YSS and the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation. He has also served as president of The Ames Foundation, Rotary Club of Ames, Young Professionals of Iowa and is currently serving as president of The Gilbert Education Foundation. He has been recognized for his volunteer leadership with the Governor's Volunteer Award, 4 Under 40, Iowa 'STATEment Maker' and the Community Involvement Award from the Ames Chamber of Commerce. He has his wife, Melissa, have four children. 

Heemstra served on the Mary Greeley Board from 2009-2020. He is the owner of Integrity Construction Services and has more than 30 years of varied experience in the construction industry. Before serving on the Mary Greeley board, he provided construction management and professional consulting services for projects at Mary Greeley, including five phases of building additions, renovations, the parking ramp, and remodeling projects. He has served in leadership roles in the Ames community, his church, and construction industry associations. He achieved trustee certification through the Iowa Hospital Association in 2011. 

“It has been a pleasure to work with Brad Heemstra, and we thank him for his excellent service to Mary Greeley,” said Buck. “His expertise in construction and engineering has been especially invaluable as the medical center has expanded and improved its physical structure to better serve our patients.”

Woodin joins board members Buck, Ken McCuskey, Beth Swenson and Mary Kitchell. Trustees are elected and serve four-year terms.