Ames EDC

Your Team

 

 

DAN CULHANE, CEcD, CCE
President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Organizational leadership and management
  • Cultivation of external relationships
  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Staff Liaison, Ames Seed Capital, LLC
  • Staff Liaison, City of Ames

Click here to contact Dan 

 

 

BRENDA DRYER
Senior Vice President

  • Workforce Solutions programming
  • Small community economic development
  • Staff Liaison, Iowa State University Research Park Contract
  • Staff Liaison, Story County Contract

Click here to contact Brenda

 

 

 

 

ANDREA HAMMES DODGE
Vice President

  • Diversity & Inclusion programming
  • Public Policy programming
  • Staff Liaison, FUEL Story County
  • Staff Liaison, Startup Ames

Click here to contact Andrea

 

 

 

 

AMY HOWARD, IOM
Vice President

  • Finance and administration
  • Invoicing
  • Human Relations
  • Staff Liaison, The Ames Foundation

Click here to contact Amy 

 

 

 

 

JOHN HALL
Senior Director, Business Development

  • Business development strategies
  • Economic development marketing and outreach
  • Executive Director, Nevada Economic Development Council
  • Executive Director, Ames Main Street

Click here to contact John

SARAH DVORSKY
Events Coordinator

  • Event coordination and execution
  • Chamber Ambassador program
  • Ribbon cuttings, Coffee Mingles, and Business After Hours
  • Ames Main Street support

Click here to contact Sarah

 

 

MELISSA GILLEN
Client Services Coordinator

  • Administrative support
  • Front desk operations
  • Event registration support

Click here to contact Melissa

 

 

 

 

LOJEAN PETERSEN
Ames Main Street Farmers' Market

  • Manages all aspects of the Market

Click here to contact Lojean 

 

 

 

 

CALLI SANDAHL
Director, Marketing

  • Marketing strategy
  • Digital marketing and content development
  • Membership database management

Click here to contact Calli

 

 

 

 

ALLEE WENGERT
Marketing Coordinator

  • Graphic design and video production
  • Leadership Ames
  • K-12 programming, including PILOT and Future Ready Story County

Click here to contact Allee

 

 

Campustown Action Association

KARIN CHITTY
Executive Director
www.amescampustown.com
Click here to contact Karin Chitty

 

 

 

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