Amy Kuhlers is the Connect Iowa state program manager, where she leads Connect Iowa’s continuing statewide effort to increase broadband adoption and use throughout the Hawkeye State. Connect Iowa has been leading the way since 2009 to bring the economic and quality of life benefits of broadband to all Iowa residents.
As Connect Iowa’s program manager, Kuhlers’ duties include promoting collaboration between Connect Iowa, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the public arm of the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress, and local, state, and federal stakeholders. Kuhlers is also responsible for spreading awareness of the benefits of broadband, gathering and sharing information on best practice programs, and publicly demonstrating program impact and progress in communities across the state.
Prior to joining Connect Iowa, Kuhlers was a program manager of MyEntre.net Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa’s Regional Business Center. In this role, Kuhlers provided support, counseling, and resource assistance to Iowa businesses. She holds an associate of arts degree and an associate of science degree from North Iowa Area Community College, a bachelor of arts degree in business management / entrepreneurship from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, and a masters of public administration from Drake University in Des Moines.