Dan Culhane

Dan Culhane

President & CEO

Ames Chamber/AEDC

Dan Culhane, CEcD, CCE, is the President & CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and the Ames Economic Development Commission, a position he assumed in April of 2006.

He is a 1993 Graduate of Iowa State University with a B.S. degree in Community and Regional Planning and an emphasis in economic development. Dan is a 1998 Graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. He earned his CEcD (Certified Economic Developer) on his first attempt in Dallas, Texas at the 2000 American Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference. He earned the Chamber industry’s highest designation, the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE), in 2011.

Dan has served on a number of boards and is currently on the YSS Foundation board of directors. He is past chairman of the ISU Letterwinner’s Club, the Iowa Chamber Alliance – a coalition of the state’s largest communities’ Chambers of Commerce, the Professional Developers of Iowa, the Mid America Economic Development Council, and is also a past campaign chair of the United Way of Story County.