Liz Mathis


Cedar Rapids, IA

Liz Mathis is an Iowa State Senator and the Chief Community Officer for Four Oaks. Liz is one of 50 State Senators in Iowa and her district includes metro and rural Linn County. As Chair of the Human Resources Committee, she leads and manages all health and human services bills for the Senate. She also serves on Appropriations, Economic Growth, Education, Veterans and Commerce standing committees.

In her role as Four Oaks’ Chief Community Officer, Liz works with other agency administrators on research and development projects for one of the state’s largest child welfare agencies. Four Oaks and its affiliates have 15 Iowa program sites, and more than 1,000 employees.

Her prior work experience includes 27 years as a broadcast journalist at KWWL-TV and KCRG-TV where she wrote more than 17,000 stories about local, state, national and world events. She also was a professor at Wartburg College, where she led the Department of Communication Arts as the McElroy Chair.