Ambassador Program


Ambassadors are vital to the Economic Alliance's success! Ambassadors welcome new members, staff monthly BizMix events, participate in networking events, attend ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings, and help educate the community on EA initiatives and opportunities to get involved. Being an Ambassador provides exclusive access to the business community and high level connections. Employees of Economic Alliance member businesses are eligible to become an Ambassador.

How to Become an Ambassador

Ambassador applications open twice per year, in March and September. Any employee of a current Economic Alliance member business is encouraged to apply. Applicants are asked to submit a completed application form, signed Ambassador Handbook, resume, brief bio and three references. Applications will be reviewed by the Ambassador Executive Committee. Once selected, Ambassadors attend orientation to learn about the Economic Alliance, the role of Ambassadors and requirements of the program. Send your completed application and any questions to Laura Seyfer.

Ambassador of the Quarter

Quarter 2: 2018

Congrats, Holly Randall! Thank you for all of your commitment to the Ambassador program!


Thank you to the following list of our many enthusiastic Ambassadors and their employers for participating in the Ambassador program!

Julie Albert Robert Half
Peg Antonelli APPS
John Armon Bankers Trust
Krista Barnell KCRG
Allie Blok Collins Community Credit Union
Jason Blue Avalon Hospice
Jessica Boyle Roberts Northwestern Mutual
Matt Brandt Hills Bank and Trust
Nicole Bruner Collins Community Credit Union
Sarah Buehler Securian Advisors MidAmerica
Nikki Clayton Wells Fargo
Trisha Cornwell ESG Professional Accountants
Ben Davis The Marion Chocolate Shop
David DeWalle Hy-Vee Marion
Terri Doyle Bankers Trust
Chad Dunne Sheets Forrest Draper Insurance
William Easton Easton Design
Becky Eckley Lindale Mall
LeeAnn Eddins LA Eddins Design
Bob Eustice Edward Jones 
Liz Foster Northwestern Mutual
Chelsea Freie Terrace Glen Village
Ben Gander Dubuque Bank & Trust
Stephanie Gobeli Elevated Financials
Tina Gossman March of Dimes
Vicki Hanna Hanna Plumbing & Heating Inc
Brittany Hannah Bistro 3 Nineteen
Rachel Hauck Community Savings Bank
Terra Heaton Heaton & Associates
John Heavens Dupaco Community Credit Union
Amber Hoff Sound Mind Therapy
Kathy Holmes City of Cedar Rapids
Bob Hoyt Uptown Snug
Shar Jones Unity Point
Elisabeth Kissling Marion School Foundation
Julie Lammers SBDC
Cindy Lampe ServiceMaster by Rice
Carrie Langton Bouslog Insurance
Kyle Low Ohnward Bank & Trust
Susie Makinster Five Rings Finanial
Bridget Martin TownSquare Media
Patrice Mathew Collins Community Credit Union
Kristen Meyers BankIowa
Kevin Moser Septagon Contruction
Troy Munger Skogman Realty
Christa Nelson Epiphany
Mike Nemeth fp Music Academy
Samantha Ostert Skogman Homes
Tami Peck Hilton Garden Inn
Elizabeth Posekany Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Lisa Rowe Q4 Real Estate
Shaubhik Roy Hills Bank and Trust
Jane Schlegel Indian Creek Nature Center
Nicole Schroeder Wired Production Group
Ryan Shenefelt deNovo Marketing
Janet Shepherd-Meier Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Kari Sicard Just Make Music
Teresa Smalley Coldwell Bank Hedes Realty
Renee Uthoff iHeart MEDIA
Todd Vavra Hills Bank
Josh Volgarino Carson Wealth
Shelley Woods Basepoint Wealth
Deb Worm F&M Bank
Holly Zimmerman Fairfax State Savings Bank

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