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. If you have any questions, reach out to to using the contact form.

 Ambassador of the Year 


Congratulations, Tami Mysak, on being voted Ambassador of the
Year for 2019!

Ambassadors weren't able to be active in 2020 but we look forward
to announcing an Ambassador of the Year 2021 at the completion
of this year!


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 & Travis Albert Robert Half
Peg Antonelli APPS
John Armon Bank Iowa
Cathy Baruth Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty
Jessica Boyle Roberts Northwestern Mutual
Matt Brandt Hills Bank and Trust
Roger Carlson New York Life Insurance Company
Nikki Clayton Wells Fargo
Dawn Cline Marion Public Library
David DeWalle Hy-Vee Marion
Kim Downs City of Hiawatha
Terri Doyle Bankers Trust
Chad Dunne Sheets Forrest Draper Insurance
William Easton Easton Design
Becky Eckley Lindale Mall
Bob Eustice Edward Jones 
Chelsea Freie Terrace Glen Village
Angie Glick GibbsLambDrown
Tina Gossman Alzheimer's Association 
Vicki Hanna Hanna Plumbing & Heating Inc
Rachel Hauck Community Savings Bank
John Heavens Dupaco Community Credit Union
Amber Hoff Sound Mind Therapy
Kathy Holmes City of Cedar Rapids
Bob Hoyt Uptown Snug
Monique Johnson Jim Humphreys State Farm
Shar Jones Unity Point
JD Klopfenstein Principal Financial Group
Julie Lammers SBDC
Cindy Lampe ServiceMaster by Rice
Amy Lee Wells Fargo Advisors
Kyle Low Central State Bank
Susie Makinster Five Rings Finanial
Tami Mysak Best Western PLUS Longbranch Hotel
Christa Nelson Epiphany
Mike Nemeth Fairfax Piano
Samantha Ostert Skogman Homes
Beth Parker LegalShield/Kroll
Holly Randall Hills Bank and Tust
Julie Redmond DES Employment Group
Danielle Rings MODE
Lisa Rowe Pivot Real Estate 
Jane Schlegel Indian Creek Nature Center
Nicole Schroeder Wired Production Group
Ryan Shenefelt deNovo Marketing
Teresa Smalley Coldwell Bank Hedes Realty
Jennifer Stahle Mercer Health & Benefits
Renee Uthoff iHeart MEDIA
Todd Vavra Hills Bank
Deb Worm F&M Bank
Esther Zieser U.S. Bank

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