BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
LEE COUNTY – Just eight months into her tenure as the Director of Operations at LeeComm, Shanna Krogmeier has stepped down to take a similar post in Des Moines County.
Krogmeier’s last day was Tuesday and has assigned dispatcher Tony Keefe to fill in on a temporary basis until a formal selection process begins.
Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber is chairman of the Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) board that oversees the LeeComm operations, but was traveling Wednesday and Chief Deputy Will Conlee sat in as his replacement. Conlee said the board will start taking applications to fill the vacated position this week.
“The board’s gonna start taking applications for the position on Friday and accept them through August. 3,” he said. “They will then review all the applications on Aug. 8.”
He said the board will meet again on July 16 to officially name Keefe the Interim Director of Operations until Krogmeier’s successor has been selected and is in place.
Prior to her hiring in November, Krogmeier was the assistant director for the Lee County EMS and was recently named an assistant medical examiner in a three-county service agreement with Henry, Lee and Des Moines counties, based out of Great River Health Systems.
“I am thankful for my time at LeeComm and think we set a good course moving forward, but I was presented with a great opportunity that I could not pass up,” she said. “I wish them the best moving forward.”
Krogmeier’s was one of approximately 40 applications that were received when the board did a nationwide search to replace previous director Diana Fincher-Smith, who resigned last summer.
The PSAP board is made up of Weber, Fort Madison Fire Chief Joey Herren, Keokuk Police Chief Dave Hinton, Fort Madison Police Chief Tim Sittig, and Jason Dinwiddie of the West Point Volunteer Fire Department, and Keokuk Fire Chief Gabe Rose.