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Ambassador Committee

Co-Chairs Martha Schultz and Pat Schwarte

The Ambassador Committee is a group of men and women who represent the Growth Association as a public relations body. The main focus of this committee is to aid the Growth Association in maintaining our visibility in the community. The Ambassador committee provides this visibility by generously volunteering their time to attend our ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, open houses, and Business After Hours. They volunteer to work at our special events which are the Annual Duck Race, Annual Dinner, Riverbend Golf Classic, State of the Riverbend Luncheon and the Women’s seminar. This committee also assists the Membership Committee in the recruitment and retention of the membership. 

This committee meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:30am.


Jenna Andres | Scheffel Boyle
Karen Baker-Brncic | Alton Marina
Nancy Bivens | WBGZ Radio
Jamie Black | Options Now Medical Pregnancy Clinic
Michelle Blackwood | Challenge Unlimited
Mary Boulds | City of Alton
Mitch Cannell | LogoIt
Dorothy Droste R.N. | B.S.N.
Kurt Ferguson | The Telegraph
Linda Funk | Regions
Jerry Gibson | Retired
Tom Hoechst | CNB Bank & Trust, N.A.
Gary Hoggatt Jr. | 1st MidAmerica Credit Union
Trish Holmes | RiverBend Growth Association
Lindsey Kahl | Midwest Members Credit Union
David Knowles | Atrium Hotel & Conference Center

Matt Kotzamanis | TheBANK of Edwardsville
Therese Kuddes
| Kuddes Advertising Specialties
Matt Labertew | Axis Spinal Care
Marlene Lewis
 | Alton Memorial Hospital
Stacey Loveland | Foxes Grove Supportive Living Community
Lee McRaven
| OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center
Kim Mosby | Partners Insurance
Dick Propes | retired
Martha Schultz | First Clover Leaf Bank
Pat Schwarte | Riverbender.com
Jamie Slaten | Scott Credit Union
Erin Spain | AdvantageNews
Stephanie Tate | Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kathy Weaver | Investment Planners, Inc.
Denise Wolff | Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Elite Properties
Maura Wuellner | United Way of Greater St. Louis