Board of Directors

As a private, nonprofit corporation, the CVB is guided by a 15-member board representing the CVB partnership; the city councils of Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty; the University of Iowa; Johnson County Board of Supervisors; and the area’s hospitality industry.

Dale Arens, Chair | University of Iowa Athletics
Chris Hoffman, Vice Chair | North Liberty City Council
Matt Traetow, Treasurer | Homewood Suites & Comfort Suites
Mark Ruggeberg, Secretary | Brown Street Inn
Ritu Jain, Past Chair | Textiles, Inc.
Dave Davis | Radisson & Hampton Inn
Deb Dunkhase | The Iowa Children’s Museum
Brian Flynn | 30hop, Joe's Place, Tin Roost
Tom Gill | Coralville City Council
Peter Matthes | University of Iowa
Mike Carberry, Ex-Officio | Johnson County Board of Supervisors
Josh Schamberger, Ex-Officio | Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB
Steve Smyka | Sheraton Iowa City Hotel & hotelVetro
Laura Soride | The Laura Soride Team
Jim Throgmorton | City of Iowa City Mayor