Charles Lauterbach

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Full Name: Charles R. Lauterbach

Title: Commissioner / Compact Administrator

Commission Title: Commissioner / Compact Administrator

Role Group: Parole & Probation

Agency: Department of Corrections

Unit: 510 E. 12th Street

Address: Suite 4

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Region: Midwest

Office Email:


Office Phone: 515-725-5725

Direct Phone: 515-725-5725


Fax 1: 515-725-5798

Fax 2:



Charles Lauterbach is an Executive Officer with the Iowa Department of Corrections. He has worked in community-based corrections since February, 1988 and has held the positions of Job Developer, Probation / Parole Officer, Residential Counselor, and Community Corrections Service Representative.


Lauterbach was appointed Iowa’s Compact Administrator in September, 1997. In that role, he served on the Probation and Parole Compact Administrators’ Association’s Training, Finance, and Nominations Committees. Upon adoption in 2001, of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, he continued to serve as Iowa’s Compact Administrator. In May 2009, he was appointed Iowa’s Commissioner. Lauterbach chaired the Commission’s Deputy Compact Administrator Liaison Committee from 2009 to 2010, and served as the Commission’s Treasurer and chaired the Finance Committee (2010-2018). In 2012, Lauterbach received the ICAOS Executive Director’s Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the Commission.


Lauterbach holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, West Des Moines Campus.