PACT Ambassadors act as the official committee welcoming representatives of the chamber in recognizing new businesses, changes of ownership, and business expansion and improvement projects.

The committee meets as needed and schedules Ambassador visits regularly. Please contact the Chamber if you are interested in being an Ambassador!

Your Current Ambassadors:
AJ Anderson and the GoPitch Team
Bette Howell – Weber Realty
Brenda Overturf – TD&T CPAs & Advisors
Derek Carter – Community 1st Credit Union
Michael Matthes – PACT Director
Erin Micetich – Community 1st Credit Union
Henry Ortmann – Annuity Shop Inc.
Jan Spurgeon – Centerville City Council
John Cosby – Cosby’s US Cellular
Kris Laurson – Appanoose County Public Health Administrator
Larry Bettis
Mike O’Connor – Mayor of Centerville
Sarah Lind – Indian Hills Community College
Billy Thomas – Thomas Funeral Home
Mary Wells – Iowa Trust & Savings Bank
Jason Fraser – Centerville City Administrator
Noel Gordon – Indian Hills Community College


The Lake Committee was formed by business owners surrounding Lake Rathbun with the mission to promote tourism and get the word out about all that there is to see and do at our lake businesses. Current Members are:

Laura Teno – Albia Chamber
Tim Holmes – Louie’s Lakeside Bistro
Kathryn Keareny – Iowa Trust & Savings Bank
Teresa Bieghler – Power Guard LLC
Doug Clemens – Marina
Denise Hawk – Iowa Trust & Savings Bank (Moravia)
Jordon Griffin – Corps
Bryan Kenner – BK’s Boathouse
Phil Brown – Corps
Rod Glosser – RRWA


Dan Bennett
Bill Buss
Rod Glosser
Jay Torrey


Brad Appler
Brett Mihalovich
Delaney Evers

Tyler Morgan
Christina Laurson
Kris Laurson
Lisa Oglesby
Michael Matthes
Ryan Stober
Matt Janssen
Makenzie ExlineBrian Clark
Mary Clark


The Retail Committee consists of members engaged in the retail business. The Committee addresses issues that impact the retail environment of the community. The Committee also plans retail events such as Second Saturday promotions, Ridiculous Day’s sidewalk sales, Ladies’ Night, Pajama Night, and many more fun retail activities!


The Appanoose County Tourism Committee administers the money collected through the lodging tax in Centerville and the unincorporated areas of Appanoose County. The committee consists of nine members. The City of Centerville, Appanoose County Board of Supervisors, and the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber each appointment three members to represent their area’s interest.

The committee meets as needed. The annual grant application period opens the first of February and is announced on this website and the PACT social media channels.

Current members include:
Alison Fraser
Dales Sales
Dustin Harvey
Jay Dillard
John Cosby
Kathy Sherrard
Linda Demry
Rodger Kaster
Sarah Lind

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