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New Board Members Elected

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Congratulations to the following candidates who have been elected as members of the Iowa Rush Soccer Club Board of Directors! 


First Vice President (President Elect) - Gary Buelt 

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Over the past 17 years, Gary has been a parent, coach and fan for the Iowa Rush Soccer Club and its predecessor, the Ankeny Soccer Club. His interest in running for the board stems from his belief that as the club grows; it must be professional and fiscally accountable to its constituents, which include players and families, coaches, staff and the City of Ankeny. Gary serves as vice president and chief credit officer of Bankers Trust, and he has spent his career working in various aspects of finance including regulation, lending and credit and asset management. He and his wife, Jamie, have three children—all of whom played soccer and two of whom played select. You can reach Gary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Vice President of Academy - Katie Overberg

katie overberg Katie and her husband have two children in the Rush program – one in select and the other in academy. She is currently in her seventh year of coaching, having spent six years in the Recreation program now in the Academy program.   She also coached youth soccer in Iowa City while in law school. She played collegiate soccer for four years at Washington University in St. Louis.   Currently, Katie is an attorney for Iowa State University. She has previous board experience, having served on the board and committees of the Young Women’s Resource Center in Des Moines and now serving on the Iowa Rush Soccer Club’s Lighting Committee in order to improve our facilities. Katie can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Vice President of Recreation U8 & Below - Erik Keninger

erik keninger Erik has been playing organized soccer for over 30 years and remains actively involved in competitive play. His playing experience includes youth club, high school, collegiate and adult leagues. He possesses a USSF level E coaching certificate and has served as a volunteer coach for the last seven years for the Ankeny Soccer Club and Iowa Rush Soccer Club’s youth recreational and academy teams. He has a U-6 child in the recreational program and a U-12 child in the select program. Professionally, I am employed by EMC Insurance Companies as an Application Systems Coordinator. You can reach Erik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Director of Communications - Amy Keith

amy keith Amy is a new resident of Ankeny and is excited to have her son and step-son be a part of the Rush Select and Academy programs. She has served as a Board member to the Moline (IL) Housing Authority and as Secretary and Vice-President for a large Parent Teacher Association. Amy also has extensive fundraising experience and has volunteered for PTA events, other local charities and the Moline United Soccer Club. Prior to relocating, she served on the executive cabinet for a municipal government which entailed attending and participating in public City Council meetings on a weekly basis for 4 years. Amy looks forward to utilizing her experience to serve the Ankeny community, and more specifically Iowa Rush Soccer. Currently she is employed by Oldcastle Materials in Ankeny as the Regional Human Resources Manager.   You can reach Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Treasurer- Matt Gustafson

matt gustafson Matt is a 1995 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in accounting. He’s currently the Assistant Vice President/Controller at NCMIC Group in Clive, Iowa. He has experience in creating and operating charitable organizations including financial reporting, tax filings, presentations to the Board of Directors and day to day operations. Matt and his wife Jennifer have three kids (ages 13, 11, and 8) that are involved in the Rush Academy and Select programs. He enjoyed coaching his kid’s teams throughout the years while they were involved in the Rush organization’s recreational program and looks forward to the opportunity to remain involved with the Rush Soccer Club as a member of the Board. You can reach Matt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





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