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.

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.

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!

Kelly Carr

Kelly Carr

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Development
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Iowa City community in three words: Vibrant, Dynamic, Thriving
    Where you'll find me on weekends: Kayaking on the Iowa River at Lake MacBride, enjoying a meal at a local restaurant, and spending time with good friends and family (both two and four-legged!).
    What I love most about Iowa: The people - we are friendly, kind, and welcoming.

Laura Jaime

Laura Jaime

Conference Sales Manager
  • (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

Luke Eustice

Luke Eustice

Manager of Sports Development
  • 319-337-6592
  • Best local experience: On November 14, 2015, over 42,000 people watched a wrestling match between Iowa and Oklahoma State in Kinnick Stadium for Grapple on the Gridiron. Five hours later, 70,000+ fans watched watched Iowa football beat Minnesota in the same stadium. This is the record for attendance to a wrestling dual meet.
    What I love about Iowa City: It’s a place that has big city amenities with a small town feel.
    Where you'll find me on weekends: Spending time with my wife and kids and riding my bicycle.

Monica Mims

Monica Mims

Manager of Sports Development
  • (319) 337-6592
  • First Iowa City memory: I grew up in Iowa City and frequented University of Iowa athletic events, from field hockey to football. Many of my early memories are of being surrounded by the Iowa faithful in their black and gold, cheering on the Hawks!
    Where you'll find me on weekends: Out and about running on one of our many trails or paths, followed by a trip to the farmers market.
    Iowa City in three words: Friendly, Active, Engaged

Stacey Houseman

Stacey Houseman

Executive Assistant & Special Projects Manager
  • (319) 337-6592
  • Inside tip to visitors: Check out the local shopping! There are so many gems of locally owned store and boutiques.
    Why I stay here: The incredible sense of community and inclusiveness you feel by living here. People are so welcoming. It is a perfect place to raise a family.
    One thing about the area that most people don't know: The wide array of things to do in the area. With such a variety of food, music, art, culture, shopping, & sporting options there is something for everyone here!

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.