Benefits of Membership

 Download the Iowa-Nebraska ESOP Chapter Member Brochure

The ESOP Association is the only, national, non-profit association dedicated to employee ownership with a focus on ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans). Companies with employee ownership and service providers with a professional commitment to these plans form the Association’s membership.

Membership in the national ESOP Association automatically enrolls you as a member of the Iowa-Nebraska Chapter.  It’s easy to join.  Just go to:  The membership application is available in a downloadable PDF file or can be completed online.   To request a complete packet of information about The ESOP Association, email your request to: or call toll free 866-366-3832.

If you are looking for someone to talk to you about employee ownership, contact us.  The Iowa-Nebraska Chapter is the right place to start for all of your questions.  Come to a Chapter meeting as our guest!
Contact Alicia Diekow, The Iowa-Nebraska Chapter Administrator at (320) 309-8512 or:


  • Full and concurrent membership with The ESOP Association, the country’s largest employee-ownership organization.
  • Seminars and interactive opportunities focused on topical ESOP issues presented by ESOP experts.
  • Programs featuring profiles of some of the most successful ESOP companies in the world.
  • ESOP roundtables for the exchange of ideas between companies and their employee-owners.
  • ESOP On-Site breakfast meetings hosted by member ESOP companies to showcase their company, ownership efforts and incredible results.
  • Interface between the ESOP professional community and other ESOP companies.
  • Forums for employee-owners at all levels of the organization.
  • National lobbying and legislative activities and information to support the ESOP movement.
  • Strategic thinking about ESOP, business and management.
  • Business and management trends of general interest and application not readily accessible through other associations or memberships.
  • Savings on ESOP conferences, seminars & retreats covering all aspects of employee ownership through ESOPs.
  • Access to on-line, real-time ESOP news and resources, including an online ESOP membership directory and the ABC’s of ESOPs, an interactive learning module for ESOP participants.
  • Monthly newsletter “The ESOP Report” covering topics such as ESOP communication plans and managerial and operational practices.
  • Access to Fiduciary / Trustee liability insurance.
  • Technical assistance for ESOP related questions.
  • Referral service to ESOP service providers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Discounts on ESOP technical, communication tools and ownership culture building publications and products
  • Media and press release assistance.

The Iowa-Nebraska Chapter is linked with 17 other chapter groups throughout the U.S., creating an even broader network of ESOP information and experience whenever needed. Members thus enjoy not only the closeness and access of other Iowa-Nebraska companies, but also the range of industries and histories of ESOP firms across the country. Nowhere else is this company-to-company connection so close and immediate. Here you can learn about ESOP in companies of your size, your industry, your region, your ownership structure, or identify the ESOP professional who’s just right for you.