Discover Ames

Kim Abels

Kim Abels is a sales and event planner for Conference Planning & Management. Before she joined CPM, she was director of visitor experience for Discover Ames, and prior to that was sports director for the Iowa Sports Foundation. She is a member of Meeting Planners International (MPI Heartland Chapter) and the Iowa Society of Association Executives (ISAE). In her free time Kim spends time with her husband, Brian, and children Madison and Mason. She enjoys camping, golfing, bowling, Clone Cones at Hilton and she is actively involved with her kids’ school events. She is an advocate for organ and tissue donation and is a past member of the Story County Go Red For Women program. Favorite Ames memory: Ames has provided me with a lot of milestones – graduating from ISU, obtaining my first professional job, meeting my husband, purchasing my first home, the birth of my children – so it is hard to pinpoint one favorite memory.


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