• Staff


  • Cindy Johnson
  • Cindy Johnson


    As president of the Grand Island Chamber, Cindy oversees all aspects of the Chamber operation and initiatives, working closely with the Chamber’s Board of Directors and leaders from all sectors of the community.


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  • Michala Soundy

    Vice President

    As the Director of Workforce and Community Development, Michala is responsible for numerous efforts in the recruitment and retention of the existing workforce and coordinating with educational institutions to ensure the future workforce is familiar with opportunities in Grand Island and have the skills and talents desired by Grand Island businesses. Michala also assists with the coordination and implementation of public policy activities.


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  • Alexa Hintz

    Event Planning Coordinator

    As Event Planning Coordinator, Alexa is our go-to when it comes to planning various Chamber events such as the Annual Meeting and Harvest of Harmony. She will also lead the Chamber's Young Professionals. 


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  • Courtney Lierman

    Volunteer and Program Coordinator

    As the Volunteer and Program Coordinator, Courtney spearheads the recruitment and scheduling of over 800 Nebraska State Fair volunteers and assist with other Chamber-related events.


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  • Braden Manolidis

    Business Partner Representative

    Braden is in charge of membership recruitment and retention at the Chamber, as well a liaison between the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Partners throughout the area.


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  • Michael Zimmerman

    Communications Coordinator

    As the Communications Coordinator, Michael is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and public relations plans, as well as maintaining the website and social media sites, scheduling Chamber email blasts, and preparing promotional materials. He also leads the Chamber Connectors program.