Mount Pleasant Chamber Alliance announces new Executive Vice President

MOUNT PLEASANT, IA – January 10, 2023 – The Mount Pleasant Chamber Alliance is pleased to
announce the selection of its new Executive Vice President. After undergoing a national search, Rachel
Lindeen, a Mount Pleasant native, will assume the leadership position beginning in February.
“Rachel has a wide range of experience in chamber and economic development work. She has an
infectious passion for government relations, workforce development, and employee retention that she
will bring to our community,” said Meg Richtman, Chamber Board President. “Workforce issues
continue to be at the forefront of employer needs. We could not be more thrilled to have Rachel lead
our Chamber Alliance. I am confident her impressive background and commitment to Henry County will
build upon the work of those before her.”
Lindeen has over nine years of experience in the chamber of commerce industry. Most recently, Lindeen
served as the Talent Development & Government Relations Director at the Greater Burlington
Partnership, where she managed workforce and talent recruitment, led government relations activities,
worked on regional workforce initiatives and led numerous events and volunteers.
“The Mt. Pleasant Area Development Commission (ADC) Board of Directors is extremely excited to work
with Rachel Lindeen as the new Executive Vice President. Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge to the
region and the state regarding workforce development, housing, and business recruitment,” stated
Carla McNamee, Vice Chair of the Mt. Pleasant Area Development Commission. “She will be an asset to
the Henry County Community. The ADC Board is excited for the opportunity to work and collaborate
with her to promote economic development.”
Lindeen is an economics graduate of the University of Iowa and has also completed the US Chamber of
Commerce Institute for Organizational Management. She is very active on numerous boards and
volunteer organizations throughout Southeast Iowa.
“I am excited and honored to be given the opportunity to lead the Mount Pleasant Chamber Alliance,
and I am thrilled to be entrusted with this critical work,” Lindeen added. “I look forward to working with
businesses and the community that makes Mount Pleasant and Henry County a success.”
The Chamber Alliance looks forward to working with Rachel Lindeen to continue to enhance the lives of
residents in Henry County through continued economic growth and quality of life. Lindeen will begin
employment on February 13.