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

2020 Officers

President: Doug Gifford – Atlantic Motor Supply (NAPA) – (712) 243-3565
Vice President: Mike Ruddy – Atlantic News Telegraph – (712) 243-2624
2nd Vice President: Scott Bennett – Nishna Net – (712) 243-2497
Treasurer: Kent Hanson – Hanson’s Fine Jewelry – (712) 243-5041
Past President: Melissa Ihnen – Meyer & Gross Real Estate – (712) 243-4100

2020 Term

Nick Harris – Brocker, Karns & Karns – (712) 243-6777
Brian Ruge – Brown’s Shoe Fit – (712) 243-1336
Lori Reid – Airworks – (712) 243-3056

2021 Term

Erin Freund – Principal Financial Group – (712) 243-2466
Brett Altman – Cass County Health System – (712) 243-3250
Cassie Berens – Nishna Valley Dental – (712) 243-6545

2022 Term

Amy Coenen – TS Bank – (712) 243-0300
Tim Cappel – Cappel’s Ace Hardware – (712) 243-4712
Abby Washburn – Atlantic Hy-Vee – (712) 243-1277

Ex-Officio Members

Grace Garrett – City of Atlantic Councilwoman
Jennifer McEntaffer – Cass/Atlantic Development Executive Director

Thank you to our 2019 Board Members:

Kate Hoffman – Atlantic Animal Health Center
Dan Rossel – TS Bank