Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce

Ankeny Area Chamber Ambassadors

 Larry Anderson-web

Larry Anderson
Central Bank
2014 Ambassador of the Year

Abby Weers
Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

I'm Abby Barkley, an Independent Beauty Consultant. I started my business over a year ago when I saw the potential to earn extra money for ladies like myself who love to work. After accomplishing establishing my business and making a little extra for things like our honeymoon, I am looking to grow my business and have an opportunity to give back to the community. Mary Kay offers high quality skin care and cosmetics. I enjoy getting ladies together for pampering sessions and makeovers with these products. Mary Kay products are also great for gifting. I offer free gift wrapping and shipping to all of my customers.


Ann Tiernan
Lincoln Savings Bank


Breanna Peters
All Makes Office Interiors

Breanna has been with All Makes Office Interiors for 2 years. She is responsible for the sales and sales management of many All Makes clients, including those in teh corporate, finance, education and healthcare industries. She is dedicated to providing superior service to her clients, approaching every need with a high attention to detail and follow through. Breanna graduated from AIB College of Business, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.

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Carol Torrents
Torrents Printing
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Casey Carlson
US Bank

Casey is the Business Banking Manager in the Des Moines Metro for US Bank. In this role he enjoys the opportunity to assist business owners in growing their business, managing cash flow, and improving efficiency of their operations. The most rewarding aspect of his position is getting to know the business owners and the passion that drives them to success with their business and tailor fitting a financial package that helps them reach their goals. Casey resides in Ankeny with Jodi and their 4 Children, Aliza, Bianca, Malachi, and Fiona. Casey enjoys the occasional (very occasional) golf game, and his greatest joy is spending time with his family and being the 5th kid for Jodi to take care of. Casey would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and learn more about your business, you can reach him at 515-245-6171 or

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Chris Cullen
Cullen & Associates
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Christi Hegstad
MAP Professional Development Inc.

As a certified executive coach, Dr. Christi Hegstad helps leaders and business owners who feel stuck - whether at a certain revenue level, in their leadership capacity, or "spinning their wheels" - reach high-level goals with clarity, confidence, and meaningful action. She has served as President of MAP Professional Development Inc. for over 10 years and is a longtime member of the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce. You can reach Christi at, (515) 490-0604, or via email at


Connie Blodgett

First Choice Coffee Services

Connie Blodgett is a sales rep for First Choice Coffee Services. Among offerings are coffee, tea, hot chocolate, assorted break room supplies, equipment for all staffs (including some single serve, water coolers, service, and consistent, reliable delivery to companies throughout the Des Moines and Ames area. Contact Connie at

 Darrin Eilander - web  

Darrin Eilander

American Family Insurance - Darrin Eilander Agency
 Deb Malsom - Manpower - web  

Deb Malsom
Manpower of Central Iowa

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Dorothy Mathis
Lincoln Savings Bank
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Ed Oakie
Lawyer Services


Galadriel Cleghorn
CJM Financial

Galadriel Cleghorn is the Vice President of Operations at CJM Financial, Inc., a factoring company that specializes in accounts receivable finance. She has recently become more involved with the Ankeny Chamber events and committees including the Total Resource Campaign this past January as well as with the 2015 Summerfest Committee. Galadriel has two children, Jordan who is 15, and Noah who is 8. With her husband Jamie, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports (especially the College World Series), and reading when she has some free time. She values what the chamber has to offer as she has become more involved in the community, met great friends, increased her self-confidence both personally and professionally, and has built greater business relationships while promoting CJM Financial.



Glenna Trosper
Edward Jones Investments

Glenna is a financial advisor at Edward Jones located at 1200 SW State Street. She helps people and families organize their finances, build wealth, protect wealth and pass it along efficiently to their families, charities or whatever else they want to do. Glenna has her FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 and her life and health insurance licenses. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Glenna and her husband, Terry, have lived in Ankeny for 36 years. Contact her at 515-964-2089 or at

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James Odson
Iowa Financial Partners


Jeffrey Baxter
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Jeff Baxter, an attorney at the Dickinson Law Firm, serves business clients in a variety of matters such as real estate acquisition, asset and business purchases and sales, business formation/corporate governance and commercial foreclosure. He provides advice in all aspects of real estate, business law, zoning and land matters, and represents both small and large businesses in a wide range of issues. Jeff and his wife Crystal recently built a house on Ankeny’s north side, and enjoy the area parks, businesses and entertainment with their two daughters. Jeff can be reached at (515) 246-4506 or

Jenna Pakes

Jenna Pakes is a Market Sales Manager for Cintas. Cintas serves businesses big and small by providing a customized service that fits their needs. They take care of anything from hygiene programs and deep clean services to uniforms. Jenna and her husband, Phil, just moved to Ankeny from Madison, WI with their dog Sophie.

Jennifer Goodman
Great Western Bank

Jenny Goodman is a Personal Banker at Great Western Bank on SE Delaware Ave in Ankeny. She has been in the banking industry for 4 years and has the ability to help you with achieve your financial goals whether it is purchasing a home, saving for retirement, building your business, or your personal day to day accounts. She ventured out to the East Coast for college but knew that central Iowa was where she wanted to raise her family. She enjoys spending time at home and out in the community with her husband and two young children. Jenny would love to meet with you and learn more about your financial goals and what she and Great Western Bank can do for you. Contact her at 515-963-4488 or at

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Jeremy Spillman
NAI Optimum

I am a Broker Associate with NAI Optimum. NAI specializes in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Corporate Services, and Property Management. We handle everything from lease to sale, tenant and landlord representation and work with our global network of over 400 US offices and in 55 countries. I joined the NAI Optimum team in January, 2014 after relocating from the Chicagoland area and now reside in Ankeny where my wife and I grew up.


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Kim Hanken
American Heart Association

Kim Hanken is the Heart Ball Director for the American Heart Association. She is passionate about her community and loves to volunteer. She is the proud momma of four children. When she finds spare time, she enjoys reading and cheering on the Kansas State Wildcats.

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Kristy Cain
The Master's Group

Kristy has been working in the financial services industry since 1999. In her role as Client Services Representative, she will be attending to the enhanced demand for our services from current and prospective clients. Her depth of experience and knowledge of personal financial planning will be an asset to our office and to our clients.

Kristy has a BS in Business Administration from The University of Nebraska. She also has her FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses, Variable Life & Annuity and Life & Health insurance licenses.

 Kyle Grundmeyer - web  

Kyle Grundmeyer

The Health Clinic

Dr. Kyle Grundmeyer is a Chiropractor at The Health Clinic located at the NE corner of the 1st Street and Delaware Avenue intersection in Ankeny. Dr. Kyle takes great pride in providing a caring, gentle approach to patients of all ages to help assist each person in attaining his or her peak level of health. He can be reached at (515) 965-2344, emailed at, or just stop on in and chat with him! For more information also visit the website at

 Linda Johnson-Lundquist  
Linda Johnson
IEA Wealth Management, LLC

Mark Gillette

The Gillette Consultancy


Randy Murphy
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

Grew up in Northwest Iowa near Storm Lake, Iowa and was raised on the family farm and attended Fonda Community School. Randy enjoyed farming with his Dad and brothers and cherishes those experiences immensely. Joined the Air Force and served 4 years and was stationed at Charleston, S.C., Okinawa, Japan, and Great Falls, Montana. Attended Iowa State University and graduated with a B.S. and degrees in Economics and Marketing. Randy has been active with Boy Scouts of America and served as Committee Chair for Troop 188 for 10 years and has 2 sons that achieved Scouts highest ranking of Eagle and served in his local church in a leadership position for a number of years..
Randy has been a Realtor since 2006 and just recently joined the Re/Max Real Estate Concepts Team. Randy has partnered with Re/Max Real Estate Concepts to bring over 30 years of personalized consultation and professionalism along with his strong Iowa work ethics and enthusiasm to his real estate clients. A graduate of Iowa State University and a long time resident of the Des Moines area and who now lives in Ankeny since 1990 is dedicated to providing a home buying consolation service and to thoroughly explain the whole selling and buying experience. Personalized and dependable experience and committed to providing excellent communication with his clients provides a higher degree of satisfaction that will exceed most clients expectations. Clients can be assured and confident their best interests will be of the highest priority. Randy is dedicated to consistent monitoring and committed to keeping you informed of the progress of your real estate transaction. Randy’s mission is to meet your Real Estate goals and for you to feel confident that your interests are his top priority.


Renee' Murphy
CJM Financial

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Stephanie Wilson
Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping

Stephanie Wilson is the owner and manager of the 2 Ankeny Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping gyms. She and her husband, Andy, spend most of their time at a soccer field cheering for their two children.


Steve Casteel
Heartland Payment Systems


Traci Shoemaker
NRI Insurance and Bonds