Judge Cord, Sioux City, was appointed to the bench in 2018. He earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of Iowa in 1988 and his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 2005. Prior to his appointment, Judge Cord worked in private practice as a partner in a Sioux City law firm and was licensed to practice law in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. He is a member of the Iowa Judges Association and Woodbury County Bar Association. Judge Cord is married and has two children.