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Linda (Lin) Chapé
Chapé Consults, LLC

Born in Glendale, California and raised in Ohio and Michigan. Family owned and operated a riding stable and summer camp for inner-city kids – Rancho de Mucho. Most of her time in high school focused on competitive Horse Shows in Ohio, Kentucky, and the family business.

Received B.A./MEd from Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Attended Antioch’s satellite campuses at Harvard and MIT in Boston, MA.

Joined Vermeer Corporation, Pella, Iowa in 2007:
  • Initial position – Director of Vermeer University and Organizational Development 
  • Senior Director Organizational Development and Organizational Development 2009 
  • Vice-President Human Resources and Organizational Development 2012 until retirement in January, 2015

Prior Companies and positions:
  • Whirlpool/Maytag – Change Management Project working with the City of Newton to transition community during Maytag’s closing. 2006/2007 
  • Maytag Corporation – Director of Training and Staffing – 2004-2006 
  • Dell Computer Corporation – Senior Human Resources Manager 2000-2003 
  • Kerr-McGee Corporation – Manager of Staffing and Training 1989-2000 
  • General Mills, Inc – Manager of Employee Development 1976 – 1989 

Community/Professional Involvement:
  • Church membership activities 
  • Jasper County Animal Rescue League 
  • City and Community Beautification 
  • Mentoring and Coaching 

Board Membership:

  • NAM Institute 
  • Governors’ STEM Advisory 
  • Iowa Workforce Development 
  • Iowa Innovation Gateway 

  • Avid Photographer and Writer 

Lin Chape'

320 E 3rd St S
Newton, IA 50208

Ph: (641) 840-0815