Meet Sam Boeck

Director of Talent Engagement
Sam leads talent engagement at ISG, focusing on providing innovative and strategic direction for talent engagement initiatives, including professional development, culture, and recruitment. Frankly put, Sam embodies ISG’s culture and works to not only positively support the firm brand but engage with talent in a way that aligns with strategic initiatives and A/E workforce talent. As a skilled leader with past management experience, Sam helps ISG employees develop as professionals and become effective leaders through mentorship and training opportunities. She focuses on nurturing and protecting ISG’s strengths-based “work hard, play hard” culture, while staying true to ISG’s five guiding principles that reflect the core of the firm’s mission and value proposition. When she's not in the office or at networking events, Sam enjoys being out on the lake, eating sweets, and running half marathons (even though her favorite part is when they are over).

Articles by Sam Boeck

Meet ISG President David Doxtad

For over a decade, David has served as one of ISG’s empowering leaders. As President, he strives to find opportunities for his fellow employee owners, encouraging them to grow into leaders and elevate their experience and success at ISG. Read on to learn more about David’s journey into the industry, his favorite aspects of ISG, and a bit about life in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Meet Public Works Business Unit Leader Casey Patton

When he isn’t working on home-improvement projects or tending his hobby farm, Casey Patton leads ISG’s Public Works Business Unit, serving the communities of Iowa and beyond. Read more below to learn about public works at ISG and how the public works business unit leader spends his time outside work.

Meet Graduate Engineer Chantal Nack

Inspired by her grandfather, Chantal Nack attended the University of Minnesota to study engineering and now helps provide structural engineering solutions at ISG. Read on to learn more about her impressive college athletic career and how she overcomes challenges in the engineering industry!

Meet Senior Project Manager Joel Goodenough

Whether he is actively working at an ISG construction site or spending time with his family, Joel loves to be outdoors. Over the past seven years, Joel has enjoyed his role working with construction teams and mentoring and teaching fellow ISGers in the field. To learn more about Joel’s industry journey, ISG endeavors, personal passions, and heart for the outdoors, read on!

Iowa State University Foundation recognizes ISG’s Chad and Tara Surprenant as recipients of the 2022 Emerging Philanthropist Award

The 2022 Emerging Philanthropist Award was presented to Chad and Tara Surprenant for their generosity in supporting Iowa State University and its community. The Iowa State University Foundation recognizes individuals or couples under 50 years of age who have supported the Foundation and Iowa State University through philanthropic and creative leadership.

A 25+ Year Career! Celebrating Diane Edwards

Intentional, warm, welcoming, eager to help, up for a challenge, supporter, caretaker, heart and soul of the office; all these characteristics are used to describe ISG’s Storm Lake Support Specialist, Diane Edwards. Over the past 25+ years, she has served as a loyal, and hardworking employee owner. This month we celebrate Diane and her impact here at ISG as she nears retirement.

Meet Director of Information Technology Eric Eby

When he’s not camping with his family and two dogs, Eric helps solve a variety of technology-related issues for his fellow employee owners as ISG’s Director of Information Technology (IT). Read on to learn more about his professional journey and his favorite activities outside of the office!

Meet Vice President Nick Ellenberger

Beginning as an intern at ISG, Nick will celebrate 20 years with the firm in 2023. As a Vice President, he places value on building relationships, trust, serving the team, and delivering successful projects with a team sport mindset. Discover more about his career at ISG and how sports-related injuries almost led him down a different career path.

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