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DAN CULHANE, CEcD, CCE
President & Chief Executive Officer

  •   Organization Oversight and Management
  •   Secretary of Ames Seed Capital Fund
  •   Staff Management
  •   AEDC Marketing
  •   Government Affairs

Contact Dan

PETER AMPE
Director,  Project Management

  • Government Relations Support
  • Workforce Solutions Support
  • Event programming Support
  • Supports AEDC work in Huxley and Story County as needed
  • Hosts AEDC prospects, leads tours and site visits as necessary

Contact Peter

 

SARAH BUSS
Director, Sponsorship and Member Programming

  • Sponsorships for Chamber and Affiliate Programming
  • Business  After Hours, Business at Breakfast
  • Young Professional of Ames (YPA) Liaison; Youth Leadership Ames
  • Chamber Golf Day
  • Chamber Steak Fry

Contact Sarah

LAUREN FRANDSEN
Director, Communications & Marketing

  • Communications Management
  • Marketing Strategies
  • AEDC & Chamber Websites
  • Economic Development Research & Support

Contact Lauren

 

JOHN HALL
Director, Business Development & Marketing

  • Economic Development Liaison
  • New Business Coordinator
  • Manage Available Properties Inventory
  • AEDC Marketing Strategies

Contact John

RON HALLENBECK
Executive Vice President, Existing Business & Industry

  • Existing Business & Industry Retention/Expansion Program
  • Ames Seed Capital Fund Lead Staff
  • Manages Executive Call Survey Program
  • Coordinates Internal AEDC Internships

Contact Ron

KELLY HENDRICK
Client Services Coordinator

  • Relocation Packet Information
  • Membership Referrals
  • Event Assistance
  • Front Desk Operations
  • Office meeting space coordination

Contact Kelly

AMY HOWARD, IOM
Vice President, Finance & Operations

  • Finance Oversight
  • Office Operations
  • Policies and Procedures Oversight
  • Contract Management
  • Database Management

Contact Amy

DREW KAMP
Director, Story County Community Outreach

Director, Government Relations

  • Economic and Community Development to Story County Communities. 
  • Community Outreach and Information Dissemination 
  • Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for the Ames Chamber and its Affiliates.
  • Planning and Coordination of Government Affairs Events.

Contact Drew

 
LOJEAN PETERSEN
Ames Main Street Farmers' Market
  • Manages all aspects of the Market

Contact Lojean

 

JAN WILLIAMS
Director, External Business Relations

 

  • Membership Recruitment
  • Membership Retention
  • Ambassadors Program
  • Leadership Ames Program
  • Ribbon Cuttings

Contact Jan

 

Main Street Cultural District
www.amesdowntown.org

CINDY HICKS
Executive Director

 

Contact Cindy                                                                                     

EDANA DELAGARDELLE
Event Coordinator

 

Contact Edana                            

 

 

Campustown Action Association
www.amescampustown.com

KARIN CHITTY
Executive Director

 

Contact Karin                                                                               

 


 

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