Dennis Jordan

Adjunct Lecturer

Jordan is director of customer, community and economic development for Alliant Energy. He leads the strategy and team for economic and community development activities as well as key account managers within the Iowa service territory which includes 83 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Most recently, Jordan was senior business development manager for M. A. Mortenson Company (Mortenson), headquartered in Minneapolis with an office in Coralville, Iowa.  

Jordan spent 14 years at the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, formerly Priority One as vice president economic development/economic development strategist. Jordan was responsible for leading the organizational efforts in economic development, including marketing to target industry companies throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as well as managing corporate headquarter relationships of existing companies. 

Jordan earned a bachelor of arts in marketing from the University of Northern Iowa and a master of business administration from the University of Iowa. Since 2010, Jordan has served as adjunct lecturer for the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), where he teaches entrepreneurial marketing and serves as a faculty mentor for Iowa JPEC Business Consulting. 

Dennis Jordan headshot 2023
MBA, University of Iowa, 1998
BA, marketing: entrepreneurship, University of Northern Iowa, 1991