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Nancy Fowl to steer Iowa Metropolis Space Growth/ Enterprise Partnership


May 26, 2023

IOWA CITY — Nancy Fowl, former government director of the Iowa Metropolis Downtown District, has been named CEO of the newly merged Iowa Metropolis Space Growth and Iowa Metropolis Enterprise Partnership.

“These are two nice organizations coming collectively,” Fowl informed The Gazette. “Management on each boards have labored collectively to convey the 2 collectively seamlessly — the crew has a brilliant imaginative and prescient for the long run — and I’m actually excited to get to work with them.”

Boards of the 2 organizations voted in November to merge July 1 to higher deal with financial wants locally, together with little one care, workforce shortages and reasonably priced housing.

Fowl will begin in June and lead the 2 organizations by way of a rebranding and in implementing the bylaws and authorized construction accepted by the 2 boards final November.

Robin Therme, chair of the merged board of administrators, stated in a information launch Thursday that the board is worked up to convey Fowl’s expertise and expertise to the brand new group.

“Her broad expertise in group improvement and her monitor document of executing a transparent imaginative and prescient make her ideally geared up to satisfy the wants of this new group,” Therme said.

Adam Keune, former chair of the Iowa Metropolis Enterprise Partnership, echoed Therme, emphasizing his confidence in Fowl’s potential to steer the brand new group.

“As we embark on this thrilling new chapter as a mixed group, we’ve each confidence in her potential to steer us towards progress and heightened impression, furthering our attain and amplifying the constructive distinction we make within the Johnson County group,” Keune stated.

Fowl, whose wage was not disclosed, led the Iowa Metropolis Downtown District for nearly a decade.

Along with her departure, the downtown district’s board appointed Betsy Potter, the present inventive providers director, as its new government director.

Feedback: 319-368-8877; liam.halawith@thegazette.com

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