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About the Chamber + Staff Directory

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We serve your business and our community. We are enthusiastic advocates and partners, who:

  • Advocate for a strong business climate and member businesses
  • Connect businesses to resources
  • Cultivate community leaders
  • Give businesses visibility

Together, we accomplish so much more than any one person or business can accomplish alone. Join today!

Hear what our members have to say about the Chamber!

Board of Directors

Nancy Bird, Iowa City Downtown District

Jim Conard, West Bank

Shari DeMaris (Past Chair), Hills Bank & Trust Company

*Vince Ellison (Vice Chair), BerganKDV

Greg Crosby, ImOn Communications

Kelly Hayworth, City of Coralville

Ryan Heiar, City of North Liberty

Brad Johnson, Knutson Construction Services

Adam Keune, Higher Learning Technologies

*Tim Krumm (Immediate Past Chair), Meardon Sueppel & Downer, PLC

Brenda LaMarche, BRL HR Consulting LLC

*Shawn Meaney (Chair), Individual Member

Ashley Monroe, City of Iowa City

Mark Nolte, Iowa City Area Development Group

Margaret Reese, Mercy Hospital Foundation

*Paula Rogers (Treasurer), Terry Lockridge & Dunn

Dr. Melissa Shivers, University of Iowa

Rod Sullivan, Johnson County Administration

Kristine Trupp, InBalance LC

Ryan West, West Music

*Nick Westergaard (Secretary), Brand Driven Digital

* designates executive committee

Staff Contacts

We want you to consider us an extension of your team. So please contact us at 319-337-9637 or via the email links below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Kim Casko, President & CEO

Jennifer Banta, Vice President, Advocacy & External Affairs

Rob Merritt, Director of Communications

Sara J. Pinkham, Director of Operations & Customer Service

Emily Wenzel, Events & Communications Coordinator

Allison Yoder, Director of Special Events and Leadership Programs