Ambassador Program


Ambassadors are vital to the Economic Alliance's success! Ambassadors welcome new members, staff monthly BizMix events, a monthly networking event, 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 Business Relations Specialist Jody Guither at

Ambassador of the Year 2018

Congratulations, Dave DeWalle, on being voted
Ambassador of the Year for 2018!

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!

Peg Antonelli APPS
Cathy Baruth Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty
Michael Behn Jim Humphreys State Farm
Matt Brandt Hills Bank and Trust
Josh Campbell Summit Pointe Senior Living Community
Regan Carlo Metco Credit Union
Roger Carlson New York Life Insurance Company
Nikki Clayton Wells Fargo
Dawn Cline Marion Public Library
Dave DeWalle Hy-Vee, Marion
Terri Doyle Bankers Trust
Mary Drake Residence Inn by Marriott
Chad Dunne Sheets Forrest Draper Insurance
Carole Dzingle United Way of East Central Iowa
Bill Easton WilliamEASTONdesign, LLC
Janette Fiedler Oasis, a Paychex Company
Chelsea Freie Terrace Glen Village
Nic Freshour US Cellular/Moods Salon and Spa
Angie Glick GibbsLambDrown
Selena Giancaterino DES Employment Group
Vicki Hanna Hanna Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Rachel Hauck Community Savings Bank
John Heavens Dupaco Community Credit Union
Amber Hoff Sound Mind Therapy, PLLC
Kathy Holmes City of Cedar Rapids
Bob Hoyt Uptown Snug
Jim Humphreys Jim Humphreys State Farm
Monique Johnson Jim Humphreys State Farm
Julie Lammers SBDC
Cindy Lampe ServiceMaster by Rice
Amy Lee Wells Fargo Advisors
Marla Malone Collins Community Credit Union
Tami Mysak Best Western PLUS Longbranch Hotel
Derek Nelson Palmer Group
Mike Nemeth Fairfax Piano
Jackie Oliver Ramada Hotel
Samantha Ostert Skogman Homes
Beth Parker LegalShield/Kroll
Holly Randall Hills Bank and Trust
Julie Redmond DES Employment Group
Danielle Rings MODE
Lisa Rowe Q4 Real Estate
Jane Schlegel Indian Creek Nature Center
Ryan Shenefelt de Novo Alternative Marketing
Teresa Smalley Iowa Realty
Jennifer Stahle Mercer Health & Benefits
Nate Stoll University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Renee Uthoff I Heart Media
Deb Worm F&M Bank
Adam Zanger Grand Living at Indian Creek
Holly Zimmerman Ohnward Bank & Trust

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