Ames EDC

Ames Chamber of Commerce Announce Changes in Staff Responsibilities

January 13, 2020

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Ames Economic Development Commission (AEDC) are pleased to announce several changes in staff responsibilities to further support the overall mission of these organizations.

Brenda Dryer still leads all workforce solutions programming, but has also added executing new programming and strategies within the organizations to her line of work. Her new role is Senior Vice President.

John Hall has taken the new title, Senior Director of Business Development, and serves as the leader of Economic Development projects and team.

Andrea Hammes Dodge still oversees the marketing and communications strategies of the organizations; however, she has taken on the responsibilities of sponsorships, board engagement, and non-dues revenue for the organizations. Her title remains as Vice President.

Drew Kamp serves a duel role as the Executive Director of Ames Main Street, and leader of all public policy programming. His new title is Vice President.

KK O’Neill has expanded her membership engagement and retention initiatives and now serves as the Director of Membership.

Calli Sandahl has expanded her duties beyond digital marketing to oversee all marketing efforts of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and AEDC. Her new title is Director of Marketing.

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and AEDC have also welcomed Kim Linduska as a consultant to facilitate Leadership Ames XXXIII development days and Business Retention & Expansion visits through 2020.

The remainder of the Chamber and AEDC team will retain their existing roles and titles as they work to help make Ames and Story County the best place to live, work, and do business. A full listing of staff members and responsibilities is located at:


For More Information:

Dan Culhane | President and CEO | 515-232-2310 |

Andrea Hammes Dodge | Vice President | 515-232-2310 |

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