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.
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. She received her degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Go Gophers!) Karli and her husband Brandon are natives and current residents of Rochester, MN.
Community Engagement Manager
Originally from Iowa, Cassandra called Minneapolis home before moving to Rochester. She is also a certified yoga instructor and an avid trail runner. Cassandra manages the RDA’s core event portfolio, which includes over 30 days of event programming through nine events. Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Education from the University of St. Thomas.
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.