Gary Lalone, a Storm Lake native, managed a local retail establishment before transitioning to buyer and vice president of sales for The Buckle, where he worked for 19 years. He was hired as Executive Director for Storm Lake Area Development Corporation before transitioning to the executive director position for Storm Lake United when Storm Lake Area Development, The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism and Visitors Bureau merged in 2009.
Gary is a graduate of Buena Vista University, and is a current member of Storm Lake Rotary, Storm Lake School Foundation, and President of Lake Preservation Association. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and boating on Storm Lake.
Marketing and Activities Director
Kristi Davis is a graduate of Storm Lake High School and Iowa State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She interned for Storm Lake United before accepting a full time position after graduation.
A lifelong Storm Laker, Kristi is a member of Storm Lake HyNoon Kiwanis, a board member for Young Professionals of Storm Lake and treasurer for Lake Preservation Association. In her free time, Kristi enjoys cooking and fishing with her dad on the lake.
Katie Garrison is Office Manager for Storm Lake United and has been with the organization since April of 2015. Katie graduated from Alta High School in 2011 and earned her degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2015.
Katie is a board member for Young Professionals of Storm Lake and in her free time enjoys biking and spending time with nieces and nephews.
About Storm Lake United
Storm Lake United is the voice of business in the region. As the leading community organization, Storm Lake United advocates for issues that support commerce, community health and the overall prosperity of the area.
United’s mission is to foster an environment that attracts new businesses, supports and retains jobs, stimulates the economic climate and promotes quality opportunity for area residents.
Storm Lake United’s aim is to boost the area’s economy by marketing Storm Lake and the surrounding area as a destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel.
Our office serves as a visitor center, supports a climate of year-round hospitality and opportunity and helps Storm Lake and the surrounding communities enjoy the rewards and opportunities available as a family-friendly destination.