Meet the Team

Travis Toliver, IOM 

Executive Director

Currently, in his tenth year serving as Executive Director for the Waverly Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Program, Travis Toliver uses his acquired skills to help better the Waverly business community, the State of Iowa and the upper Midwest.

In addition to the yearly array of chamber and Main Street events he oversees, Travis has help lead the organization through numerous milestone projects including:
• An upper story housing development of five buildings in Waverly’s Main Street district
• The renovation of the historic Waverly Palace Theater
• The formation of the Waverly Chamber of Commerce Foundation
• Helping to organize the Iowa stop for the Gentlemen of the Road tour in Waverly; a three-day music festival headlined by the famed British band, Mumford & Sons. The event saw over 30,000 visitors to the area, which helped to generate over $3.5 million worth of economic impact.

Travis proudly serves on the board of directors for the Main Street Iowa Advisory Council, Mid-America Chamber Executives, Waverly Area Development Fund, Waverly Chamber Music Series, Wartburg College's Institute for Leadership Education, and Waverly's Sister City Organization, which helps to maintain relations between Waverly, Iowa and Eisenach, Germany. Travis is a past board member for the Iowa Association of Chambers of Commerce. During his two terms as chair, Travis help to lead IACC through a management change, a rebranding/name change, and a revamp of its conferences and education programs.

Travis is a 2020 graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management (IOM), a four-year professional development program of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In 2021, Travis was appointed by Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, to her Empower Rural Iowa initiative’s GROW taskforce, which focuses on addressing the recruitment and retention of emerging leaders in rural communities.

Travis is sought after as a consultant, facilitator, mediator, and public speaker throughout the Midwest in the areas of leadership, customer service, relationship building, board orientations, and strategic planning. He is also an accomplished voiceover artist, emcee, narrator, and opera/musical theater performer. Before moving to Waverly, Travis spent almost 20 years in the luxury hotel hospitality industry, serving in operational leadership roles for such brands as Mirage Resorts, Station Casinos, Radisson, Starwood's Luxury Collection and Historic Hotels of America.

What Travis enjoys most is spending time with his family; his wife Dr. Nicki Toliver, a tenured professor of music at Wartburg College, and his six-year-old twin boys, Carson and Tiegan. Together they proudly live in Waverly, Iowa.

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Learn more about Travis:
LinkedIn Profile
Professional Website
Commerce Over Coffee
Chamber Chat National Podcast - Episode 276

Tiffany Schrage 

Special Events & Tourism Director

With over 10 years of chamber experience, Tiffany assists with managing and leading the quality of life initiatives that make people want to live, work, and play in the Waverly area. She is highly involved in the community and serves on a variety of boards and commissions which help further promote her professional mission including Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way, Bremer County Relay for Life, Waverly Area Partnership for Healthy Living, Waverly Public Arts Committee and the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association. With years of diversified experience and responsibility, Tiffany possesses extensive knowledge in event planning, marketing, fundraising, volunteer management and public relations. Her experience, coupled with her love for the community of Waverly, make her well equipped to assist the Chamber in sustaining dynamic programs that promote an overall quality experience for residents and visitors alike. 

Todd Kuethe 

Administrative Assistant

Todd comes to the organization with over 40 years of experience owning and operating a successful business, Quality Accounting in the Cedar Valley area.  After selling the business in 2021 and retiring he is eager to give back to the Chamber some of the knowledge he has gained in helping small businesses succeed.  As a life-long resident of Readlyn, Todd has many connections to the Waverly area. He is excited to see existing businesses grow and new businesses become part of the Waverly landscape.

Grace Chambers

Communications & Marketing Assistant

Grace joins the Chamber team as a 2023 marketing graduate of Iowa State University with a passion for serving the local community. As the newest member of the team, she is excited to apply her marketing and communication skills with a real purpose. She was born and raised in the Cedar Valley and spent time with her family in Waverly growing up, giving her a strong connection to the area. Grace is looking forward to assisting the Chamber, Main Street Program and the Waverly community in achieving their goal of supporting local businesses.

Welcome to Waverly. Great schools. Diverse housing options. Robust job market. Top-flight indoor rec center. Outdoor recreation adventures of all kinds. Prestigious Wartburg College. And a safe and welcoming community of people who value the good life in a beautiful place.