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Chamber Staff & Board of Directors

Kurt Phillips, IOM begins his eighth year as the Executive Director of the Boone County Chamber of Commerce/CVB.  Phillips is a native of Minnesota, but has called Boone County his home for the past 30 years.  The father of three boys, all born and raised in Boone, Phillips has an Associate of Arts degree in Business from DMACC-Boone, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Iowa State University, and is a 2016 graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management at the University of Wisc.-Madison. Kurt can be reached at

Kris Blocker was born in Sioux City, Iowa but grew up in Garwin.  After a tour of duty as a mother of three, Blocker committed herself to achieving her Bachelor’s Degree while working full-time in the print industry.  In 2015 she earned her diploma in Business Administration from Kaplan University.  Blocker has previously worked at the Marshalltown Chamber and Economic Development office and brings a wealth of ideas and experience in her role as Manager of Member Services and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kris can be reached at

Alli Haney is from the Des Moines area and went to high school at Van Meter Jr/Sr High. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Event Management in December of 2018 from Iowa State University.  During her college career, Haney worked as the special events coordinator intern with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa. Starting her first year here as the Manager of Programs and Events at the Boone County Chamber of Commerce, Haney brings fresh and exciting new ideas to the table when planning events, including the Pufferbilly Days Festival, for the local community. Haney can be reached at

2019 Board of Directors

Bill Gebhart
President - Exec. Committee
Genesis Development

Perry Overton
Vice-President - Exec. Committee
Edward Jones

Doug Lau
Treasurer - Exec. Committee
Vision Bank

Jeanna Warrick
Exec. Committee
Midwest Insurance

Holly Stecker
Exec. Committee
Stecker Concrete

Mark Schneider
Iowa Arboretum

Lois Powers
Boone County Recycling

Amy Landas
US Bank

Jim Heckman
Ogden Telephone Company

Travis Stevenson
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Aric Reicks
Fareway Grocery

Angel Boring

Bill Skare
Boone City Administrator

Dr. Drew Nelson
Provost, DMACC

Dr. Brad Manard
Supt. - Boone Comm. Schools

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