Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Announces Community Leadership Program Class of 2023
The forty-one individuals selected for inclusion in the Community Leadership Program have been announced by the board of governors of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.
Each individual selected was nominated and vetted in a lengthy and competitive selection process. Members of the 2023 class of leaders represent private, public, and non-profit sectors within the community.
Class members will spend the next nine months engaged in a curriculum that offers a view of Greater Des Moines from divergent vantage points, heightening their awareness of current conditions and challenges, enhancing individual and group leadership skills, and helping members of the class see themselves as partners for change.
The Community Leadership Program is made possible by generous support from Federal Home Loan Bank.
Members of the Community Leadership Program Class of 2023:
Lisa Behrends, Meals from the Heartland
Abby Bogaards. On With Life
Christopher Bourbon, UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Isaac Bracher, OPN Architects
Claire Brehmer, Hubbell Realty Co.
Lia Brown, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Maria Brownell, Ahlers & Cooney PC
Marcus Coenen, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
Lacy Covarrubias, Community State Bank
Dustyn Curran, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Jana Daisy, Volunteer Iowa
Matt Davis, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Joe Dolack III, DMARC
Tom Florian, West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Jody Gifford, NCMIC
Josh Hemberger, Substance Architecture
Vanessa Howell, The Howell Solution
Christine Johnson, Wells Fargo
Dau Jok, West Des Moines Schools
Aaron Jones, Belin McCormick, P.C.
Karie Kading Ramsey, Kading/Kading Properties
Emily Karwoski, Principal
Latoya Lewis, Optum
Danielle Martin, United Way of Central Iowa
Wayne Middleton, Bankers Trust
Devon Moody, Confluence
Anna Nalean, Delta Dental of Iowa
Dave O'Loughlin, AECOM
Josh Palik, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
Missy Reams, Bidwell Riverside Center - Hawthorn Hill
Maria Robinson, Community Champion
Kelly Royal, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
John Ryan, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Cara Shindler, Gilbert & Cook
Rachel Summers, Blank Park Zoo
Anna Sunstrom, Everybody Wins! Iowa
Adrianne Towe, Waukee Community Schools Foundation
Anh Tran, Chevron - Renewable Energy Group
Jake Unruh, JPMorgan Chase
Dan Warfel, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Risha Weber, Nationwide Insurance
*News release by Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.