Chief Executive Officer
Brent Dillinger started serving Crossroads of Western Iowa as the CEO in 2008. At that time, Crossroads was a $2.8 million organization, employed 90 people and served 250 clients. Under Dillinger’s helm, Crossroads has experienced tremendous growth. Today, the organization has a $20 million budget, employs more than 400 individuals and serves 400 clients.
Last year, Crossroads merged with two non profit organizations, CASS Incorporated in Atlantic Iowa, and Cherokee Work Services located in Cherokee Iowa. By combining with Crossroads, we've expanded our service area therefore providing services to more individuals.
A graduate of Bellevue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Dillinger was part of Leadership Council Bluffs Class of 2011, and Leadership Iowa Class of 2012. He served on the City Council of Missouri Valley, Iowa from 2011 – 2016 and is a 2010 graduate of the Municipal Leadership Academy by the Iowa League of Cities.
Dillinger has a strong background in retail management at the district level, and prior to his career as CEO, he served approximately 8 years on the Board of Directors for Crossroads of Western Iowa. He currently serves as Board President of the Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP) Board of Directors.
Dillinger has been recognized with several local awards and honors, including Executive of the Year by the IACP in 2016, Citizen of the Year in 2011 by the Missouri Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Business of the Year in 2010 by the Missouri Valley Chamber.
Dillinger exhibits his strong desire to serve the consumers and their families affiliated with Crossroads of Western Iowa, which is part of his passion for serving and advocating for individuals with disabilities throughout Iowa and the Midwest.
A resident of Missouri Valley for over 20 years, Brent and his wife, Elizabeth, are Kansas natives, and are members of St. Patrick’s church in Missouri Valley. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his five children along with numerous outdoor activities including hunting, landscaping, golf and gardening.