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 $24 million budget, employs more than 400 individuals and serves nearly 2000 clients.
Last year, Crossroads acquired two behavioral health companies, Recovery 4 Life and A New Path in Boise and Caldwell Idaho and acquired another human services agency, Ida Services, in Battle Creek Iowa. These three acquisitions, combined with two prior acquisitions in 2017, advances the mission by an expanded service area therefore providing an array of life 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 in two Fortune 500 companies, 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 past-President of the Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP) Board of Directors and is a member of Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors.
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 inspire and serve others as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, where he has provided strengths-based individual and team coaching to hundreds of people within a dozen companies. This work is the driving force and core offering through the company he founded in 2018, Peakfully Coaching and Consulting (www.peakfully.com).
A resident of Missouri Valley Iowa 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, playing with their Golden Retriever Sophie, and engaging in numerous outdoor activities including traveling, landscaping, golf and gardening.