Niki DePhillips Niki leads both the Real Estate and Construction departments as the Senior Vice President of Store Development at Kum & Go. Her primary focus is to oversee all activities related to site selection, government approvals and construction of 20 – 30 new convenience stores annually. Additionally, she leads the company’s sustainability function and the design and construction of all other real estate developments including the Krause Gateway Center, designed by Renzo Piano. A dedicated community and business leader, Niki is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and received her Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification. Niki’s community involvement has included service on the board for the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, the State of Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Board, the Iowa CCIM Chapter, City of Waukee’s Economic Development Council and was the chair of the 2014 Couture for a Cause Event. She is also involved with United Way - Emerging Leader, Young Professionals Connection (YPC), Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association and International Council of Shopping Centers. Niki was honored as a 40 under Forty in 2014. Niki is an Iowa State University graduate and received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. In 2012, she received her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.