MRCI Names New CEO

Published On: February 23rd, 20230.9 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

The Board of Directors of MRCI is pleased to announce that it has appointed Patrick “Casey” Westhoff as its new Chief Executive Officer effective March 20, 2023.  Casey will replace long time CEO, Brian Benshoof, who retired in January 2023.   

“After a nationwide search, we believe Casey is the right person to guide the organization as we continue to navigate legislative and funding hurdles,” says Board Chair Duane Olenius. “We look forward to introducing him to our community and the wonderful staff that has continued their good work while we conducted our search.” 

As MRCI has done for the past 70 years, Casey has spent his career in organizations that are dedicated to helping people with disabilities reach their full potential.  

Casey comes to MRCI from Systems Unlimited in Iowa City, IA, where he served as CEO since 2013.  (   

 Prior to joining Systems Unlimited, he was the Executive Director of Arc of Iowa, based out of Des Moines, IA. (     He also spent four years as Statewide Director of Lutheran Services in Des Moines, IA and six years at DAC, Inc. of Maquoketa, IA. 

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