Amy R Dutton

Director, Small Business Development Center - UNI


B.A. Communications and Theatre Arts, Hiram College


Dutton is responsible for the direction and operations of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Northern Iowa.  This no-cost, and confidential service provides technical business assistance to start-up and small businesses in a nine-county region of northeast Iowa.

Professional Accomplishments

Over her twenty years in management roles in the Cedar Valley, Dutton has played a key role in several major projects.  She led the property team as general manager at College Square Mall during their multi-million dollar property renovation in 2006.   Additionally, she served as director of operations at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank during their planning, construction and transition of operations to a state-of-the-art $6-million facility.    Dutton was named as a member of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier’s “Top 20 and 40” and received recognition for her volunteer efforts in 2016 as a recipient of the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award.

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