Campustown Action Association Welcomes New Executive Director
Thursday, August 09, 2012
The Executive Committee of the Campustown Action Association in Ames, Iowa is pleased to announce their new Executive Director, Kimberly Hanna. Ms. Hanna will serve to carry out the goals of the CAA, including making Campustown a destination for both the Iowa State community and Ames residents, broaden the diversity of local business, improve the visual appeal and cleanliness of Campustown, work to improve transportation issues throughout Campustown, and create strong partnerships with Ames stakeholders. Funding for this position was made possible through the City of Ames and Iowa State University.
Kimberly Hanna was formerly the Market Coordinator at Midtown Global Market (MGM), a public market located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that held 53 small businesses in a rehabilitated historic Sears and Roebuck building. While there, she worked diligently to promote the independently owned small businesses including restaurants, grocery markets and retail shops. The Global Market was an incubator for small business owners and the owners hailed from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Before her work at MGM, she lived in Boston, Massachusetts for Historic Boston Incorporated, a historic preservation focused non-profit specializing in technical assistance and funding for Boston commercial buildings and historic houses of worship. As part of her work to make MGM a destination in Minneapolis, Kimberly served as the Market spokesperson, coordinated marketing and promotions of the Market, and utilized social media to bring in new customers as well as retain the loyal customer base.
A 2000 graduate of Nevada High School, Ms. Hanna graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master’s degree in preservation studies from Boston University.
Campustown Action Association
114 Welch Ave, Suite 201
Ames, Iowa 50014
Campustown Action Association (CAA) is comprised of Ames and Iowa State University community members who seek to improve and promote the business, cultural, spiritual, entertainment, housing and physical environment in Campustown. Membership is comprised of persons associated with all Campustown entities including (but not limited to) owners and representatives of businesses, services and churches, and residents within Campustown as well as interested community members and organizations outside of Campustown.
CAA is the organization that serves as a catalyst for private and public partnerships in Campustown. CAA provides leadership for strengthening the role and reputation of Campustown by fostering cooperation among City of Ames, Iowa State University and Campustown entities.
Campustown Action Association is an affiliate of the Ames Chamber of Commerce.
Contributed by: Campustown Action Association
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