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July 28, 2016 at 1:22 PM

  CHAMBER BOARD NAMES KIM CASKO AS PRESIDENT & CEO

 The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced today their selection of Kim Casko as President & CEO. Casko currently works for ACT. She will assume the new role on September 1.

“Kim brings a unique blend of nonprofit experience, a strong background in organizational effectiveness, and local connections,” said Jeff Disterhoft, Chamber Board Chair. “Considering the caliber of the applicants from which she was selected, we are thrilled to have her leadership build upon the strong foundation already established at our Chamber as we continue to enhance the service we provide stakeholders throughout eastern Iowa and throughout the state as a whole.

The announcement of Casko concludes a search process facilitated by the Board of Directors search committee.

“We were fortunate to have an excellent search committee to rely on. Many thanks for their hard work and expertise on behalf of the Chamber,” said Scott Fisher, Chamber Board member and search committee co-chair. “I am excited for Kim Casko and for the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce.”

The committee received over 100 applications and over a period of three months narrowed the search to four candidates.

“The strength of our candidate pool is a testament to the work of the Iowa City Area Chamber and to the quality of the area,” said Tim Krumm, Chamber Board member and search committee co-chair.

Originally from New York, Casko holds a bachelor’s in management and psychology from BucknellUniversity in Pennsylvania and a master’s in Higher Education and Administration & Policy from NorthwesternUniversity in Illinois. In addition to over four years at ACT, her recent experience includes working for the Iowa City Area Development Group, Friends of the Animal Center Foundation, and the University of Illinois. Casko was selected for the 2011-2012 Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Program. She served on the CLP Program Committee from 2012-2016 and as Chair of the Committee for the CLP class of 2013-2014.

“I am extremely honored by and excited about this opportunity to serve our great community,” Casko said.