The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has added Heather Larson as the Executive Director of Studio 229 and Shiloh Seim as the projects’ Operations Manager.
Larson’s career spreads across the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Most recently, Larson was the Program Director, Allied Health at Indian Hills Community College. Heather is a native of Ottumwa, and a graduate of Iowa State University (BS, Dietetics), Walden University (MBA) and of the OttumwaLeadership Academy. Larson lives in rural Ottumwa with her husband and their three children.
Larson joins Shiloh Seim, Operations Manager for the project.
Seim’s professional background is in banking, management, event planning, and hospitality. Shiloh is active in the community and a 2017 graduate from the Ottumwa Leadership Academy and Dale Carnegie. She resides in Ottumwa with her spouse and two children.
“This is a large and complex project, focusing on two theater buildings that mean a great deal to our community”, said Kelly Genners, ORLF President and CEO. “We are fortunate to have such a talented and tenacious team to lead us in this renovation and reprogramming effort.”
The project name, Studio 229, was born from the address of the Ottumwa Theatre, located at 229 E Main in downtown Ottumwa. Larson & Seim are tasked with overseeing rehabilitation of the buildings and development of business operations. More information regarding the project will be released to the public in October. Community members interested in seeing the building can participate in an abbreviated showing as part of the Shop Small, Love Local event on August 29th.