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Kielkopf Professional Summary

Success in the 21st-century economy relies on effective pathways for ideas, funds, energy, and data.  Todd Kielkopf helps communities, utilities, businesses and project teams plan and implement development strategies by leveraging networks of professional resources specializing in these areas.  kas also provides Family Office and CFO services to a limited set of family-owned business clients.

Business and Community Development Projects

Jan 2013Present


Simpson College

Co-founded as a partner and volunteer, and now coordinate in an adjunct role, the EMERGE@Simpson College entrepreneurial development program.  Mentor metro-area venture teams and startups. 

April 2016Present

Clear Carbon Filtration Corp.

Contracted to provide business development management services for a new company providing lower-cost, biomass-sourced, activated carbon.  Coordinated a successful economic development funding application, led business planning efforts, and manage a pilot testing program.

July 2016Present

SmartSource Consulting

Provide strategic and economic development planning services, in partnership with SmartSource and other technical professionals, to several Iowa communities evaluating municipally-owned broadband and transport network ownership options.  Facilitated strategic planning, financing strategy development and stakeholder engagement meetings.

June 2015Present

Midwest Polarity Thinking Initiative

John C. Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College

Lead an advisory team on the formation of a public policy institute based on the Polarity Approach to Continuity and Change. Provide strategic planning services and moderate events with other Polarity Partnership practitioners.

Jul 2007Present

NMPP Energy and the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska

Former NMPP Board President.  Currently represent Carlisle, Iowa on its wholesale power affiliate Management Committee and chair of the Risk Oversight Committee developing its enterprise risk and compliance program. Also facilitated the development of new strategic objectives for the organization.  Member of the Ad-Hoc Committee that recently restructured wholesale rates and developed a solar integration policy. 

Sep 1999Present

Indianola Community Foundation

Administer funds for community betterment teams.

Co-managed a successful proposal to construct a $13 million YMCA in conjunction with a new commercial business park.  Also co-established the Warren Co. Philanthropic Partnership to fund regional projects with other area foundations. 

May 2013Nov 2015

Iowa Energy Center

Advisory Council Chair while serving as the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities representative.  Worked with staff to leverage state and industry R&D funding to commercialize research.

Jul 2007July 2015

General Manager - chief administrative officer

Indianola Municipal Utilities - Electric, Telecom, and Water

Administrative leader reporting to a Board of Trustees with P&L responsibilities.  Formed a new public/private partnership providing Gig-level broadband services over a fiber optic network and co-founded an affiliated technology outreach partnership program.  Also developed a strategic, financial, and tactical plans to improve major sections and components of its utility infrastructure.

Sep 1999Jun 2007

Director of Administrative & Community Services

City of Indianola, IA

CFO, CIO, economic development liaison, and City Clerk roles. Reorganized local economic development programs, expanded an industrial park, and linked facility data systems via wireless communications and a fiber optic loop.  

Mar 1993Aug 1999

CFO, CIO and related duties

Public and nonprofit sectors

Co-managed a successful $22 million facility renovation proposal.

Co-developed grant proposals that funded innovative services.