Marty Lester is the Executive Director for Mentor Iowa.  Mr. Lester received his Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University in Leisure Studies.  His previous experience in working with at-risk populations includes several positions within Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  The last position he held was Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Central-Southwest Iowa.

Mr. Lester is a graduate of the 2005-2006 Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Community Leadership Program class.  In 2008, he was selected by the Des Moines Business Record as a member of the Forty under 40 class.

He also is a certified official through the Iowa High School Athletic Association and is licensed to officiate baseball, football and wrestling.

Mr. Lester lives in Altoona and is the proud father of two children, Dawson (18) and Kinsey (16).  He is originally from Slater, Iowa.