Director, NIACC Pappajohn Center
Tim.Putnam@niacc.edu | 641-422-4192
Tim Putnam is the Director for the North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. The center offers comprehensive entrepreneurial training and consulting for entrepreneurs, small business owners, communities and students. Tim has led presentations and workshops on entrepreneurial education, creating an entrepreneurial community, creating a community angel fund, and small business development at both state and national conferences. Current areas of focus include developing new businesses, entrepreneur mentor program, Midwest Educator’s Forum on Entrepreneurship, business plan competitions, funding for new business startups and regional economic development through entrepreneurship. Tim was an Area Coach with Pizza Hut of America, Inc., leading sites across the Midwest.
Tim is a board member for the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, Mason City YMCA and Mason City Blue Zone Power 9. He is a co-founder of the Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival and serves as the festival director. He is a Fellow for Community Outreach for the National Association for Community Colleges for Entrepreneurship.
Tim has a BS in Business Administration from Kansas State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Drake University. He served in the Army National Guard from 1986 – 1996.