Ames EDC

Ames Chamber of Commerce Promotes Wengert and Hall

January 4, 2021

(January 4, 2020) - The Ames Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the promotion of Allee Wengert and John Hall.

Allee Wengert will retain graphic design and video editing roles from her Marketing Coordinator position, and will expand into overseeing the overall marketing and communications strategies and implementation for the organization. Her new role is Director, Creative Design & Communications.

“Allee has been here a short time but she has clearly illustrated her value to the organization,” says Dan Culhane, President & CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. “Her contributions are many, and this new title and shift in responsibilities will fit her well.”

Wengert joined the Ames Chamber of Commerce team in 2019 as a Workforce Coordinator, before shifting into her role as a Marketing Coordinator later in the same year. Wengert can be reached at

John Hall has been named Vice President of the organization. He will retain the work from his role as Senior Director, Business Development while expanding his new role into overseeing and implementing the overall strategy of economic development work among the organization. 

“John has worn many hats in his tenure with the organization,” says Dan Culhane. “He has provided outstanding leadership to our contract partner, the Nevada Economic Development Council, spearheads our business development efforts, and has done a fine job of managing the Ames Main Street organization in recent months. He is quick to say yes and that makes him a highly valuable member of our team.”

Hall joined the Ames Chamber of Commerce in 2015, and recently celebrated his 5-year anniversary with the organization in December of 2020. Hall can be reached at

The remainder of the Ames Chamber and AEDC team experienced minor shifts in responsibilities to better serve the community as they work together 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 & CEO | 515-232-2310 |

Brenda Dryer, Senior Vice President | 515-232-2310 |

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