Meet the Chamber Board of Directors
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is a 12-15 director, 6 ex-officio assembly of diverse talent from across the Fairfield business community which convenes monthly to address Chamber policy considerations, community issues of concern or importance and institute directives and recommendations for the leadership of the Chamber. The position of Director on the Chamber Board represents an opportunity to exercise influence over the direction of the Chamber and leadership of the Fairfield community at large.
Jason Davis, Chamber President
Agri-Industrial Plastics Company
641-472-4188 Ext. 138
Jason Davis grew up in Fairfield, IA and graduated from Fairfield High School in 2011. He attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids and finished his Associates degree at Indian Hills Community College. Jason has chosen to call Fairfield home for his early adult life and is the Purchasing Manager at Agri-Industrial Plastics Company. His responsibilities include managing all component and packaging suppliers.
During his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, running and cheering on the Hawkeyes.
Alex Simmons, Chamber Treasurer
TDT CPAs & Advisors
Alex was born in Fairfield and raised on a cattle and pig farm north of town. She graduated Fairfield High School in 2010 and Iowa Wesleyan in 2014, where she obtained her degree in accounting. She now works at TDT CPAs & Advisors in Fairfield, where she specializes in tax services.
She has also been active in the Young Professionals of Fairfield, the CTE committee for the Fairfield High School, and the LEAP and Financial Literacy programs with the Iowa Society of CPAs.
In her free time, she is busy working in the shop with her husband on their IMCA dirt modified race car.
Board of Directors
Cambridge Investment Research
Jeff Vivacqua serves as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Council at Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. in Fairfield, IA. With over 20 years of industry experience, Jeff has an active role in managing strategic issues for Cambridge that affect independent financial advisors, including marketing, sales, operations, and business development. In addition, he oversees the development of national and regional conferences; continuity, succession, and acquisition planning; Cambridge’s Knowledge Center; and a team focused on Cambridge’s advertising, branding, and communications strategies.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Southern Illinois University and has certificates in Personal Financial Planning and Facilitative Leadership Training programs. He holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 63, 66, and 79 licenses and is a member of the Financial Services Institute (FSI).
Originally from Chicago, Jeff now calls Fairfield home with his wife Nicole and their beautiful daughter. In his free time Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and two golden retrievers, golfing, working on various home improvement projects, traveling, and summers at the lake.
Community 1st Credit Union
866-360-5370 Ext. 1602
Kathy is the manager of the Fairfield branch of Community 1st Credit Union. C1st is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $574 million in assets. The credit union, established in 1936, serves more than 58,000 members. C1st has more than 230 employees and is headquartered in Ottumwa. The credit union has branches in Albia, Amana, Bloomfield, Cedar Rapids, Centerville, Chariton, Fairfield, Grinnell, Indianola, Knoxville, Mount Pleasant, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella and Washington.
Kathy was born and raised in Clinton, IA. She previously worked as a loan officer at 1st Gateway Credit Union for 11 years before moving to Fairfield in 1995. She also worked at State Farm Insurance for 5 years before starting at Community 1st in 2001 as a loan officer. She became the branch manager in 2013.
Kathy married her husband, Steve in 1979 and they have two sons, Eric and Mark. They also have two beautiful daughter’s in law, Emily and Amber, as well as 5 sweet grandchildren; Chloe, Luke, Conner, Lauren and Colin.
In her free time Kathy enjoys traveling (especially anywhere that involves the beach), spending time with her family, playing cards and being outdoors.
Fairfield Dental Clinic
Denise is the Practice Administrator at the Fairfield Dental Clinic, for Dr. Pat Jones and Dr. Marty Gleason. After attending Kirkwood Community College and graduating with a degree in Dental Assisting, she worked in her hometown of Sigourney for 5 years, before coming to Fairfield to work for Drs. VanTasell & Gleason in 1984 as a Certified Dental Assistant. In 2010 she earned her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting degree, and in 2012 she achieved a Fellowship with the American Dental Assistants Association. Even though she mostly deals with insurance, scheduling, and financing, she has maintained her radiology certification and assisting credentials to be able to work chairside with the doctors as needed.
She is currently the secretary for the Fairfield Lions Club, is on the SIEDA board, a member of TTT, and was actively involved with Pekin Sports Boosters, Pekin Dollars for Scholars, and was a Packwood First Responder for 24 years.
She and her husband Brad have 3 grown children, and 2 granddaughters. They enjoy spending time at Lake Rathbun with family and friends in their spare time.
Iowa State Bank
Mark grew up on a farm southwest of Libertyville, and graduated from FHS in 1989. Living his whole life (so far) in Jefferson County with his wife Heather and their 4 children, Mark has over 20 years of IT experience with Fairfield-based businesses.
An accomplished bowler, avid golfer and self-proclaimed “fish catcher” (anyone can go fishing, Mark goes catching), he is a loyal fan of the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Steelers and Florida Gators.
Maharishi University of Management
Scott Herriott is the provost at Maharishi University of Management and dean of its College of Business Administration. He received his B.A. degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in management science and engineering at Stanford University. He taught as a business professor at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Iowa for six years before joining MUM in 1990.
He teaches economics, finance, operations management, strategic management, and sustainable business. He recently published two books, Feasibility Analysis for Sustainable Technology: An Engineering-Economic Perspective (2015) and Metrics for Sustainable Business: Measures and Standards for the Assessment of Organizations (2016).
Scott is married to Vicki Alexander Herriott, who is the chair of the Management Department in the College of Business at MUM. Vicki is an attorney teaching business law, mediation and human resource management and serves Fairfield as a board member for the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.
Scott enjoys his tennis with the Monday-night men’s doubles group, hikes and skis on vacations, and would restore old wood-and-canvas canoes if he had more time.