Village Northwest Welcomes Ryan Haack as Director of Development

Village Northwest Unlimited is pleased to announce that Ryan Haack has joined the organization as Director of Development. In his role, he will be working to advance the mission of providing purpose, privacy and dignity to those served by Village Northwest Unlimited. His responsibilities include fundraising through development, grant writing and estate planning. Additionally, he will be doing direct marketing and public relations activities including the Village’s annual events. He joins the organization’s Leadership Cabinet.

Originally from Sanborn, IA, Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA.  His career includes 10 years in both sales and operational management roles in the commercial and residential Real Estate Industry.  Additionally, Ryan has worked several years in manufacturing sales and marketing roles.  Since 2013, Ryan has served as the Sales and Marketing Manager of Den Hartog Industries, Inc. in Hospers, IA.    

“Ryan’s outgoing personality and his people skills will be welcomed by our supporters who will enjoy working with him to explore mutually beneficial ways to support the Village’s mission,” says Barry Whitsell, President & CEO, Village Northwest Unlimited. “Ryan’s leadership and past work experiences will make him a valuable part of the Village’s Leadership Cabinet and he will have an immediate impact on our success. We are so excited to have Ryan as a part of the Village family.”

Ryan and his wife Erica currently reside in Sanborn IA.  They have three children, Samuel (15), Bennett (14), and Elise (12).

Village Northwest Unlimited is nationally recognized as one of the premier providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder or traumatic brain injuries.  Village Northwest Unlimited builds successful lives for 180 individuals by providing opportunities and choices in residential, vocational and social programs while fulfilling its mission of providing Purpose, Privacy and Dignity.


Ryan Haack, Director of Development
Village Northwest Unlimited
330 Village Circle – Sheldon, IA 51201
712-324-5405  (office)