ABOUT CEDAR VALLEY SPORTS COMMISSION

OUR
MISSION

To create, attract and grow sporting events that will have a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the entire Cedar Valley and to market the Cedar Valley as a premier destination for these events.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ASHLEY JOHNSON

Ashley Johnson comes to the Cedar Valley Sports
Commission from Cedar Falls Community Main Street. She has previously worked for the Central Florida Sports Commission, Disney Sports at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and the University of Northern Iowa Women’s Basketball Program.

Ashley earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at UNI and her Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She currently lives in Cedar Falls with her husband, Spencer, daughter, Kylie & son, Baylor.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Darren Corson (President) – The Other Place Restaurants
Mark Gallagher (Vice President) – City of Waterloo Leisure Services
Trent Ames – University of Northern Iowa Department of Athletics
Jim Burbridge – Comfort Inn & Suites
Tavis Hall – Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau
Nancy Justis – Retired, Former Marketing & Public Relations Professional
Sheila Kittleson – The “W”, Wartburg College
Kim Manning – Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau
Kelly Nicholson – Fahr Beverage
​Mark Prosen – Texas Roadhouse
Justin Schemmel – University of Northern Iowa Department of Athletics
Ryan Shaw – Financial Resource Advisors
Sandy Thomas – Open Door Hospitality

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