Doug Neumann serves as the Executive Director of the Economic Alliance, and he previously served as its executive vice president. Prior to creation of the Economic Alliance in 2012, Doug had been president & CEO of the Cedar Rapids Downtown District. His work in the Cedar Rapids area began nearly 30 years ago as a newspaper reporter and editor. He also has served in public policy and communication roles with the City of Cedar Rapids and the former Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.
Doug is the current chair of the statewide Iowa Chamber Alliance, and also serves on the board of directors at Brucemore and the Linn County Housing Fund. Among many civic and volunteer activities, he has served on the board of directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, the Arc of East Central Iowa, the Cedar Rapids Kernels Foundation and the NewBo City Market Board.
Doug graduated with a degree in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Doug and his wife, Jen have two daughters Anna, a student at Washington High School, and Grace, a student at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
Contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 319.730.1414.
Economic Alliance Team
Strategists & Directors
|Ron Corbett, business retention & expansion strategist |
|Barbra Solberg, public policy strategist |
|Jamie Toledo, services manager |
|Jody Josten, business relations specialist |
|Mike Lukan, local business project specialist |
|Laura Thomas, research and analytics specialist |
|Jesse Thoeming, Downtown executive director |
|Phil Wasta, MedQuarter executive director |
|Dennis Hotka, maintenance specialist |
|Evan McGuire, cleaning ambassador |
|Audrey Wheeler, operations manager |
|Ashley Huber, receptionist |
|Jessica Komisar, administrative specialist |
|Tyanna Stephenson, accounting specialist |
|Melissa McCarville, communications manager |
|Jordan Atwater, leadership & business programs specialist |
|Ellen Bardsley, communications specialist |
|Jenn Draper, events planner |
|Clarissa Koch, design and multimedia specialist |
|Jennifer Daly, president & CEO, |
|Tim Carty, director of talent attraction |
|Brian Crowe, director of business attraction |
Strategic Partnerships - Iowa BIG
|Laura Seyfer, Iowa Big strategic partnership specialist |
|Amanda Zhorne, Iowa Big strategic partnership specialist |