President & CEO
Our board consists of officers from the previous Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) and Iowa City Area Business Partnership (ICABP) boards’ executive committees. They will have a permanent governance structure for Greater IC developed to begin July 2025. At that time, the board will be called the “Executive Council.”
Transition Executive Board (TEB) Members: Robin Therme (chair), Carolyn “Dazi” Wallace (secretary), Todd Means, Geoff Fruin, Kelly Haworth, Pete Mathes, Chris Klitgaard, Patrice Carroll, Adam Keune, Jennie Wunderlich, and Lisa Shileny.
Innovation Councils will structure our work. Each council is a “working” group comprised of individuals who have experience and understanding to conduct outreach and develop the work. In order to help develop leadership skills in investor companies, these members are not necessarily intended to be CEOs, rather directors or other leadership that will be given the time to tackle issues and review or partner with Greater IC staff to facilitate the programs.
Business Support Innovation Council
Economic Development Innovation Council
Community Development Innovation Council
We are invested in this community, both personally and professionally, serving on over 25 boards and organizations. We believe in giving back to our community to help our area grow. We continue to outpace national trends for economic growth but we know now is not the time for complacency. We want to keep driving innovation and ensure our future is strong and sustainable.
Manager of Co-Working Facilities & Operational Support
Because the success of greater Iowa City depends on regional collaborations, we work together with partners throughout the 7-county area and the state of Iowa to develop our region as a whole.
Officially incorporated in 1936 as the Chamber of Commerce of Iowa City
Changed name to Greater Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau was spun out of the chamber as a separate entity
Iowa City Area Development was spun out of the chamber as a separate entity
The chamber merged with the Coralville Chamber of Commerce and changed name to Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
Community Foundation of Johnson County started as a project through the Community Leadership Program
The chamber changed name to Iowa City Area Business Partnership to better reflect how we work with our members