Meet the Team

The team at the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is ready to assist visitors, residents, partners and planners in any way possible. The organization has staff working in meeting and sport sales, servicing, marketing, finance and partnership.

Josh Schamberger

Joshua Schamberger

President
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Iowa City community in three words: Warm, Cultured, Curious
    Where you'll find me on weekends: Riding my bike, watching wrestling, or eating sushi with my wife and boys
    Why I stay here: There is no better community that I want to raise my family. Education is valued, critical discourse is revered, and hard work is honored.

Nick Kaeding

Nick Kaeding

Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Insider tip for visitors: Go off the beaten path. Find a dive bar or remote trail and get lost for a little bit.
    Best local experience: The Flying Tomato pizza and your drink of choice at Wig & Pen, followed by a walk up the hill to a Hawkeye basketball game.
    Why I stay here: The many diverse opportunities for my kids to learn, play, and grow.

Nick Pfeiffer

Nick Pfeiffer

Vice President of Marketing & Communications
  • (319) 337-6592
  • First Iowa City memory: When I was seven years old, my aunt took me to the Museum of Natural History followed by lunch in downtown Iowa City. I knew even then how special Iowa City is.
    Iowa City in three words: Always forward thinking.
    What I love about Iowa City: The food. The amount of talent and experience our local chefs have makes it difficult to choose a restaurant...they are all so good!

Monica Nieves

Monica Nieves

Vice President of Special Events & Communications
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Where you'll find me on weekends: Enjoying a local restaurant with friends, shopping in downtown Iowa City, or exploring Kent Park or Lake Macbride with my dog, Burch.
    What I love about Iowa City: There is something for everyone here - amazing food, beautiful trails and live music.
    First Iowa City memory: Dancing and playing on the old fountain downtown with my mom and sister during the Friday Night Concert Series.

Clarissa Kane

Clarissa Kane

Director of Creative Services
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Best local experience: I love visiting Wilson's Orchard, run by a local family. There's something about it that just feels like fall - the fresh apple cider donuts help!
    First Iowa City area memory: Sitting in a booth for a meal at Hamburg Inn No. 2 with my family.
    Iowa City in three words: Creative, Dynamic, Opportunistic.

Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

Director of Partnership & Servicing
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Insider tip for visitors: Keep it local - we have so many unique restaurants and boutiques that are distinctly Iowa City.
    What I love about Iowa City: I love the people, the vibe and the energy.
    Follow me on social media: @nokateno on Instagram

Dee White

Dee White

Director of Sales
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Why I stay here: I would consider myself a well-traveled Iowa City area native and although my travels have taken me far, there is no place like home. The area is rich in culture and all-around great place to work, live, and play.
    Where you'll find me on weekends: On my karaoke. The area is full of undiscovered talent and I like to think I am included in that.
    Follow me on social media: @ICDeeWhite1 on Twitter

Molly Shymansky

Molly Shymansky

Manager of Sports Development
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Best local experience: I enjoy many University of Iowa sporting competitions, but my favorite of all is doing "the wave" at Iowa football games. It is indisputably the best tradition in college athletics.
    One thing I tell my out-of-town friends about the area: The number of great dining options that appeal to any taste. Healthy, savory, sugary, fine dining - you can literally eat your way through it all.
    Follow me on social media: @mollyturk on Instagram

Donna Jondle

Donna Jondle

Visitor Services Assistant
  • (319) 337-6592
  • First Iowa City memory: Visiting the Museum of Natural History on the Pentacrest.
    Why I stay here: Easy access to health care, the excitement of sports, local theatres, educational opportunities for all ages, and a continual lifetime opportunity for financial security.
    What I love about Iowa City: It is an area where there is deep respect for history, but there is also a continual movement for change to make lives better for future generations.

Laura Jaime

Laura Jaime

Sales & Special Events Assistant
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Insider tip for visitors: Keep it local. You'll be surprised by the great options we have available.
    What I love about Iowa City: I love the energy, the people, and how inclusive this city really is.
    Follow me on social media: @Ljaimeg on Twitter