Rachel Gocken is the organization's Executive Director. She was born and raised in Indianola and graduated from Indianola High School in the class of 2002. Rachel received her Associates in Arts Degree from DMACC and Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Simpson College.
Prior to her time at WCEDC, Rachel worked for the Indianola Chamber of Commerce where she assisted with facilitating business programs for Indianola area business, planned community events and served on many committees including the Indianola Tourism Committee. She gained excellent experience in her five years at the Chamber and enjoyed working with the Indianola business community and volunteers.
She is the Past-President of the Warren County Leadership Institute Board, Co-chair of the Warren County Farm tour, member of the Indianola Sustainability Committee, and serves as the Central Iowa Tourism Region representative for Warren County.