New Marshalltown Chamber president, CEO named

John Hall has been named the next president and CEO of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce.

Hall, who will officially start on Aug. 2, comes to Marshalltown from his post as vice president of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission. His work at the Ames Chamber of Commerce focused on business and community development.

“I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to serve as president and CEO of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce,” Hall said. “The community is tremendously well positioned for growth and opportunities for new business, new housing, new residents and increased tourism.”

An Iowa State University graduate, he holds a certification in economic development from the International Economic Development Council.

His experience in Ames had him serving as executive director for the Nevada Economic Development Council and Ames Main Street, in addition to leading the Ames Seed Capital organization.

“We had an extensive search for our leader of the Chamber and we couldn’t be more excited about the choice of John Hall,” said Joe Carter, chair of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “John brings a ton of experience to the position, but more importantly he brings a skill set and enthusiasm to lead this organization and help our local communities and businesses grow and thrive. We are excited to welcome John and Brianna and their new daughter to Marshalltown. They will be a huge asset to the community and I’m proud to have them join us!”


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