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.

Ritu Jain, Chair | Textiles, Inc.
Dale Arens, Vice Chair | University of Iowa Athletics
Chris Hoffman, Treasurer | North Liberty City Council
Matt Traetow, Secretary | Homewood Suites & Comfort Suites
Josh Sabin, Past Chair | Iowa Northern Railway Company
Dave Davis | Radisson & Hampton Inn
Deb Dunkhase | The Iowa Children’s Museum
Tom Gill | Coralville City Council
Peter Matthes | University of Iowa
Janelle Rettig, Ex-Officio | Johnson County Board of Supervisors
Mark Ruggeberg | Brown Street Inn
Josh Schamberger, Ex-Officio | Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB
Steve Smyka | Sheraton Iowa City Hotel & hotelVetro
Naftaly Stramer | Oasis Falafel
Jim Throgmorton | City of Iowa City Mayor