Board of Directors

 

Chamber Board of Directors

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are made up of Chamber Members who volunteer their time and two Chamber Staff members. The Board of Directors set policy for the organization and work from a Strategic Plan that is updated every four years. 

Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce Staff

Bailey Smith – Executive Director
Kelsey Beschorner – Program Director

Current Board of Directors

2022 Officers

President: Kent Hanson – Hanson’s Fine Jewelry – (712) 243-5041
Vice President: Brian Ruge – Brown’s Shoe Fit, Co. – (712) 243-1336
2nd Vice President: Cassie Berens – Nishna Valley Dental – (712) 243-6545
Treasurer: Amy Coenen – TS Bank – (712) 243-0300
Past President: Scott Bennett – NISHNANET – (712) 243-2497

2022 Term

Melissa Ihnen – Meyer & Gross Real Estate – (712) 243-4100
Tim Cappel – Cappel’s Ace Hardware – (712) 243-4712
Abby Washburn – Atlantic HyVee – (712) 243-1277

2023 Term

Amanda Gude – Stifel – (712) 243-5500
Bill Garrett – Atlantic Bottling Company – (712) 243-1440
Nick Lampe – Atlantic Fareway – (712) 243-4291

2024 Term

Randy Watts – Camblin Mechanical – (712) 243-1535
Graydon Schmidt – Schmidt Family Funeral Home – (712) 243-4111
Kolton Hewlett – Cass Health – (712) 243-4291

Ex-Officio Members

Elaine Otte – City of Atlantic Councilwoman
Jennifer McEntaffer РCass/Atlantic Development 
John McCurdy РSouthwest Iowa Planning Council 
Andrew Mitchell – Atlantic Community School District

Thank you to our 2021 Board Members:

Erin Freund – Principal Financial
Brett Altman – Cass Health
Doug Gifford – Atlantic Motor Supply (NAPA)