Jenna Bowman
Executive Director

Jenna Bowman is the Executive Director of the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) -- a position she has held since May 2014. Prior to her current role, Jenna served as the Program & Advocacy Manager for the Grand Avenue Business Association in Saint Paul, MN. She is a graduate of St. Catherine University where she received a BA in Sociology with minors in Business to Business Sales & Theology. Jenna was born and raised in Rochester and is a proud recipient of the Mayor’s Medal of Honor.  She lives in Rochester with her wife Allison.

Ender Göçmen
Marketing Manager

Ender is the Marketing Manager at the RDA; he facilitates marketing all of the RDA's programs and initiatives. This includes general marketing and branding. He is originally from Illinois where he attended Northern Illinois University and earned a degree in English.

Karli McElroy
Program Manager

Karli is the RDA’s Program Manager; in this role she is responsible for facilitation of Peace Plaza rentals, development of the volunteer program, and management of the stART-Up grant program. Karli received her degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Go Gophers!) Karli was born in Spring Valley, MN and grew up in Rochester. She still lives in Rochester with her husband Brandon and two kids. They enjoy going camping in their pop-up, sailing on Lake Pepin, and going on bike rides.

Abby Slick
Events Specialist

Abby is the Events Specialist; in this role, she is responsible for logistics and execution of RDA events. She is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she received a BS in Marketing Communications and English. Abby was born and raised in Savage, MN and currently resides in Shakopee, MN with her family. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family and friends and reading as many novels as she can get her hands on.

4 3rd Street SW, Suite B
Rochester, MN 55902



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