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About Us

Expansive perception. Hopeful mindset. Comprehensive approach.

At the Horizon Group, we connect the dots between research, strategy, and action to create positive change.

For 40+ years, our focus has been on improving the lives of individual Iowans, our communities, and our state. As a unique insights-driven research and management consulting group, we pride ourselves on amplifying the diverse voices of Iowans, bringing them to the table to shape meaningful solutions.

As a women-led team, we adopt a nonpartisan approach in our quest to improve the everyday lives of Iowa’s residents. Our collective expertise spans a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, uniting us in a common mission to create and manage change in areas and policies that matter to our citizens.

Meet The Team

Jackie Norris



Heidi Brown

Heidi Brown

Senior Program Director

Elva Griffin

Elva Griffin

Program Coordinator

Kim Bui

Research and Data Analytics Fellow

Kaity Patchett

Executive Director of Capital Crossroads

Alex Furler


Sheri Schnell

Office Manager

Laura Schultz

Communications Coordinator

Natasha Shipp

Program and Research Manager

John Norris

John Norris

Of Counsel

Julie Yankey

Julie Yankey

Director of Research and Strategy


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