Director, Business & Finance
Jean McBreen provides administrative support to the organization through the office of the President/CEO and supports the Department of Resource Management, including accounting and staff relations responsibilities. She also gives special direction to the annual ACVB Community Grant program. Before joining the CYtes team in 2018, Jean spent nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry which included earning awards for “Property of the Year” and “Hotelier of the Year” (Iowa Lodging Association), and “General Manager of the Year” (Ledgestone Hospitality). Jean brings a coveted mix of tremendous customer service experience and a love of numbers and budgeting. Yes. That’s right. She loves budgeting.
Jean is an avid fiction reader and enjoys vacationing on Sanibel Island doing absolutely nothing. She walks 5 miles a day (when weather permits) … she should be closing in on the Grand Canyon by now. And she has a thing for chicken decorations.
Favorite Ames memory: During the floods of 2010, we flushed the toilets in the hotel using the water from the swimming pool.