Charese Yanney is a partner in Guarantee Roofing, Siding and Insulation Company of Sioux City, where she has worked since 1976. The company provides a full range of products and services, and holds the prestigious GAF certification as “Master Elite Contractor.” Prior to that, Yanney was a junior high and high school teacher at Sioux City Community Schools.

Yanney currently serves on the Iowa Transportation Commission, the Vision Iowa board of directors, the St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center’s board of directors, is past president of the Sioux City Symphony’s board of directors and past chairman of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. She has served in several governor-appointed positions, including the Privacy Task Force, Vertical Infrastructure Committee, the Governor’s Committee on Community Colleges, the Governor’s Committee on Reformed Spending, the Iowa Economic Development Board and the Iowa Beer & Liquor Control Department Board. Yanney was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010.