Our Staff

Meet our friendly and knowledgeable Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center staff! They are here to promote the membership, welcome guests to town, and make sure visitors are armed with maps and information in order to best enjoy and explore Madison County!

Amara Huffine, CEO


Welcome to the Madison County Chamber of Commerce website! Whether you’re a Madison County resident looking for information or contemplating membership for your business or organization, we’re glad you’re here!

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce works to promote Madison County as a great place to work, play, live, and do business. Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, businesses, and organizations dedicated to improving our community and business economy.

We encourage you to stop by our office at 73 Jefferson Street in Winterset, or contact us anytime to learn more about our members and resources available to the community.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teddi Yaeger
Tourism & Marketing Manager


I love sharing my passion for people and places, especially all that we have to offer here in Madison County. Having moved here from the West Coast, I love the wide-open spaces, slower pace, and sense of community here. (And gladly left the traffic behind!) In my free time, I enjoy photography (something I have done professionally since 2002), directing plays at The Winterset Stage, reading, and watching movies. My family and I live on a small farm with a menagerie of animals.

Sandy Kordick
Finance & Welcome Center Manager


I’ve lived in NE Madison County for 40 years since marrying into a large Winterset family. I love the rolling hills (unless I’m driving my car in the wintertime or riding my bike in the summertime!) I miss the McBride Bridge (yes, I’m old). My husband and I used to drive by it when we were dating. I’m so glad we still have six bridges in the county to be proud of.

Stephanie Gerleman
Welcome Center Staff


What’s your favorite thing about Madison County? Madison County feels like home with all the friendly people and beautiful town square. I love all the events that happen here. There is always something to do or to help with. Life is good in Madison County.

Leslie Allen
Welcome Center Staff


What’s your favorite thing about Madison County? There is so much to love! I am so proud to share the glory of our community with the visitors that come into the Welcome Center from all over the world.

The historic bridges, Clark Tower, the Winterset City Park, the Iowa Theater, the Quilt Museum, John Wayne’s birthplace, the Winterset town square, and the majestic courthouse that graces the center of our town are just a few of the items I appreciate. Then, there’s all the adorable boutiques, restaurants, and of course, Frostee’s for the most delicious ice cream around.

The very best part is the people in the community who care so much about the towns and each other. There are so many people who do things to support the community every day in so many ways every day.

These are just a few of the reasons why I love where I live and those who I have the pleasure of working with and living near.

Catherine Stetzel
Welcome Center Staff


I love Madison County for so many reasons but the biggest is the community. Since moving to Madison County, my husband and I have been welcomed with open arms. It is a joy to celebrate the community events the Chamber puts on like Covered Bridge Festival and Winterset Festival of Lights. We are so blessed to have such a strong community and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.