One Iowa Executive Director to Resign

Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel, who has served as Executive Director of One Iowa since January 2017, has announced his resignation to pursue another career opportunity.

Hoffman-Zinnel’s last day with the organization is August 7, 2019. One Iowa’s Board of Directors and staff are working closely with Hoffman-Zinnel on ensuring a smooth leadership transition, including selecting an interim executive director.

“Daniel has been a force in promoting One Iowa’s mission to advance, empower and improve the lives of LGBTQ Iowans statewide,” said Jenny Smith, President of the One Iowa Board of Directors. “We are incredibly grateful for his vision, creativity and leadership. We are actively working on a plan to find our next executive director to lead our outstanding team and continue this important work.”

During Daniel’s time with One Iowa, the organization has grown its staff and broadened its reach across the state. Since 2017, One Iowa has expanded its programming in areas such as workplace culture, developing future LGBTQ leaders and improving access to quality healthcare for LGBTQ Iowans among other work. Additionally, the organization’s annual revenue has nearly tripled in the past two and a half years.

“I will be forever grateful for my experience at One Iowa,” said Hoffman-Zinnel. “While my official role with the organization is coming to an end, I will remain an active supporter and advocate for their work and the entire LGBTQ community.”

According to Smith, One Iowa will conduct a nationwide search for Hoffman-Zinnel’s successor.