The Board of Directors of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of Nathan Sondgeroth as the Chamber’s new President.  

The current President, Julie Allesee, will be retiring in early May after years of service to the Chamber’s members and the community as a whole.  

Sondgeroth grew up in Mendota, Ill., and is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., where he earned degrees in Economics and Geography.  

Following his time at Augustana, Sondgeroth received his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law and became a member of both the Iowa and Illinois Bar Associations.  He is married to Jennifer, a speech pathologist, and the couple have two young children.  

After practicing law in Davenport, Sondgeroth began working in the chamber of commerce industry for DavenportOne in 2007 as Vice President of Business Growth and later took the title of Vice President of Economic Development at DavenportOne and later the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.  

Since 2010, Sondgeroth has been an economic development professional working for the city of Davenport.  When asked about the hire, Greg Farwell, Citizens First Bank and current chairman of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors said, “The Selection Committee of the Board was impressed by Nathan’s educational background and professional Chamber experience.  It is our belief that Nathan will continue the Chamber’s tradition of serving our existing members, encouraging new members to join and undertaking community betterment projects to help our area grow.”  

Sondgeroth is very excited about leading the Chamber.

“The Clinton area has a strong business community and a wonderful quality of life for raising a family,” he said. “ The Chamber Board of Directors has a compelling vision for member and community growth.  I look forward to working with all of our partners to help make that vision a reality.”  

Sondgeroth’s first day will be May 7.

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