STAFF NEWS: Samantha Ferm is a Government Contracting Specialist

Samantha Ferm

Samantha, who most recently worked for the Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College, was named Iowa’s SBDC Support Person of the Year in 2017.

Before that, she served briefly as marketing director for EntreFEST, Iowa’s largest conference for small businesses and start-up entrepreneurs, and spent five years as the community and marketing manager for what was then called the National Council of La Raza, America’s largest Hispanic advocacy group.

Samantha has an English degree from Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio. Her job at CIRAS will focus on guiding businesses located in southeast Iowa through the complex world of government contracting.

You can reach Samantha Ferm at or 319-333-9558.