• Chamber Staff


    Maureen Miller
    President & CEO 
    Start date:  July 2016  

    Maureen left the newspaper industry and returned to Clinton to take on the responsibilities of President/CEO of The Chamber. She and her co-workers strive for excellence in representing the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce to its members, its “not-yet” members, its partners in success, and the communities it serves.

    Maureen brings an array of experiences and passion for local business to her position. Her strengths include her ability to manage several things at once, to work with the team to achieve goals, and to move the organization forward in the midst of her “organized chaos”!



    Carrie Donaire
    Director, Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Start date: May 2013

    Carrie spearheads marketing initiatives to attract visitors of all types to her hometown.  Carrie has learned in her time as CVB director that Clinton, Iowa is a destination for diverse groups, including Cessna pilots, circus enthusiasts, lady bowlers, fly-rod builders, gamblers, cyclists, Lincoln Highway lovers, distance runners, fans of the Great River Road, lumberjacks, winers, diners and Clintonians returning to their native land to spend time with family.  Though extremely varied in their interests, all of our visitors seem to have a common appreciation for the Mississippi River – almost as much as the locals do!

    Carrie’s strengths are thinking strategically (and usually way outside the box), giving and gathering input, and flying by the seat of her pants.


    Karen Friis
    Administrative Services Coordinator
    Start Date:  October 1995

    Karen handles all of the administrative functions of the Chamber. From answering the phone, greeting visitors, compiling the weekly email and monthly newsletter, to taking meeting minutes and selling River City Gold, Karen has a hand in everything you might need from the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce!

    Among Karen’s strengths are consistency and harmony, which make her a good team player.  Her empathetic nature is apparent in her customer service role. Karen is our go-to person for questions about Chamber history, trends and anecdotes.


    Kadina Hodges
    Member Engagement Coordinator
    Start Date: August 2016

    Kadina leads the charge for membership growth and retention, which involves planning and logistics for all Chamber events and programs. She is staff liaison for several volunteer committees, including: Events, Women in Business and the Chamber Ambassadors.




    Ari Lewerenz
    CVB Marketing Coordinator
    Start Date: August 2016

    Ari manages online media for Visit Clinton, Iowa, including our website, community calendar and social media.  She is the content creator and curator for the Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Ari also orchestrates local print materials to get the message out to the greater Clinton area about all the Things to Do with a River View!  Ari provides support to the CVB committees and Chamber staff and a little of everything in between.


    Timiri Dethmann
    Accountant & Business Manager
    Start Date: August 2016