Meet the Chamber Staff
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is operated by a dedicated staff committed to community service, the advocacy of our members and the furthering of the Fairfield mission. The Chamber plays host to more than monthly events, hundreds of committee meetings and dozens of gatherings each year. Our staff makes it happen.
Chief Executive Officer
Darien is no stranger to the Chamber family having served nearly six years on the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Darien served as President-Elect last year and as President this year until he took a leave of absence during the Executive Director/CEO selection process.
“As we looked at communities in which to raise our family, Roberta and I chose Fairfield because of the balance we saw between education, fine arts, and athletics," says Darien. "We have not been disappointed in our choice. We have a rare gem of a community and I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead this program, a program that has gained so much momentum in recent years, due in large part to the staff and dedicated members of the Chamber Board. I am proud to call Fairfield home and excited to help make it better.”
Darien is currently the Fairfield Branch Manager at Temp Associates, a family owned business based in Muscatine, Iowa in 1986 who has had a presence in Fairfield since March 2007. Holding a B.G.S. from the University of Iowa, Darien’s previous positions include Director of Human Resources, Administrator of two care facilities, social worker and counselor.
Darien has worked in Fairfield for 20+ years, but moved to Fairfield from Washington, Iowa in 2003 with his wife Roberta and their three children, Madeline, Max, and Claudia. Roberta has a degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa and is an employee of the Washington County Department of Human Services, and about a year ago became the Coordinator of the First Five Program for Washington and Henry County. Prior to her current position she worked for Washington County for 18 years, first as a Parent Educator and later as the Manager for that program. Madeline teaches vocal music in the Mount Pleasant School District, Max teaches high school English in the Grinnell School District, and Claudia will graduate from Grandview University in Des Moines this spring with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing.
Theater is shared passion in Darien’s family, and the entire Sloat family engaged in all aspects of the Fairfield Area Community Theater (F.A.C.T.) since moving to town. Darien enjoys set-building for shows with F.A.C.T., the High School, the Middle School, as well as the High School Large Group Speech Team and the Maharishi School Speech team.
Darien is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Fairfield Area Soccer Association and coached soccer in Fairfield and Washington for many years. Darien spends his remaining free time with friends, using the trail system in Fairfield, walking the dogs, golfing, fishing, and playing cards.
Fairfield native, Brittney is happy to be back in her hometown. As a child, a passion for spending time outdoors with her family quickly shaped her future. Combining her love for the natural world and her desire to educate, she decided to pursue a career which combined both. Brittney went to the University of Northern Iowa to earn her B.A. in Earth Sciences. After several internships with various County Conservation Boards across the state, she settled in Louisa County as their Environmental Education Coordinator. After a few years, job opportunities arose in Fairfield and the Tiller’s jumped on their chance to move back.
In 2017, Brittney began working as the Event Coordinator at the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce. This position allows her to work part-time with two other Chamber Members: Impact Fitness & Sport Performance and Jefferson County Conservation. Brittney, her husband Matt, and their son are the park hosts at Jefferson County Park. With all positions, she is able to pursue her passion of working with children and educating the public!
Brittney enjoys paddling, camping, and exploring different wildlife areas in her spare time. Brittney is also on the Carnegie Museum Foundation Board and is a Trails Council member.
Anjali was born and raised in Jefferson County, and is grateful for the opportunity to become better acquainted with her hometown community through her work at the Chamber. Anjali received a B.A. in Peace Studies, and more recently, an M.A. in Psychology.