Kris Maggard was recently named executive director of the nonprofit Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand, which represents a collaboration of business and property owners, professionals, merchants, residents and others in promoting the area between Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and 43rd Street. It also oversees the area’s self-supported municipal improvement district. The area has seen $50 million in new investment in the past three years. Maggard previously worked at Business Publications Corp., where she led dsm Magazine and its custom publishing division. She was president of the Des Moines Downtown Chamber in 2015. The Avenues office is located at 558 28th St.