Grinnell Chamber

Staff & Board



Rachael Kinnick 
President & CEO
Rachael oversees the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce's daily operations, and works with local and regional stakeholders to advocate on behalf of the Grinnell community. She works with the Board of Directors to set the strategic priorities for the organization and represents Grinnell on a variety of local and regional organizations' board of directors. She is passionate about supporting small businesses and strives to engage the organization in community development efforts to ensure Grinnell as a unique place to live, learn, work and play. 
Rachael lives just west of town at Rock Creek State Park with her husband Kory, their three children: Hunter, Harper & Hadley and chocolate lab, Barrett. She enjoys running, reading, and gardening in her spare time. 
Community Involvement
UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center
LINK Grinnell 
Grinnell United Way
Iowa Association of Chambers of Commerce   


Kendra Vincent
Member Engagement Coordinator

Kendra helps businesses and organizations to best utilize their chamber benefits.  From organize and managing member events, drafting and updating newsletters, website maintenance, recruiting partnership opportunities and more. She manages the Chamber’s social channels and on-boards new members.

Kendra lives in Grinnell with her husband Clint, daughter Adelina, and pup Seger. She enjoys cooking, running, collecting plants she tries not to kill and is a member of the Stew Ceramic Studio.

Community Involvement
Imagine Grinnell Foundation Board Member
1000Trees Grinnell Committee Member


Marissa Pronschinske
Business Support Specialist 

Marissa provides back end support for the Chamber's website, newsletters and community calendar. Marissa manages the Grinnell Farmers Market as well as other special projects. 

Marissa lives in Grinnell with her boyfriend Noah and their cat Chester. She enjoys cooking, reading and bingeing the newest Netflix shows. 

Community Involvement 
Grinnell High School Cheerleading Coach
Michelle's Dance Academy Instructor 


2023 Board of Directors

Chair - Steve Gant, Bayer Crop Science

Past Chair - Lauren Augustin, Grinnell Mutual

Joe Bagnoli, Grinnell College 

Alicia Blankenfeld, Total Choice Shipping & Printing

Jessica Dillon, Grinnell State Bank 

Shane Hart, Grinnell College Golf Course

Jennifer Havens, UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Carol Jordan, Senior Chamber representative

Sally Lang, Waterford Group  

Steve Langerud, Mayflower Community 

Bill Menner, The Bill Menner Group

Joey Pagliai, Pagliai's

Joel Smith, Smith Funeral Home

Darcy Swick, Ramsey-Weeks

Lori Vos, Loralei's Giftshoppe & Village Decorating Studio

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