Mike Jefferson | YPC Liaison
Name: Mike Jefferson
Hometown: Chicago, IL (in the city, not the suburbs)
Alma Mater: Grand View College
What do you do? Project Manager of Talent Development/Business Resources and Community Development
Q: What’s a day in your job like?
A: Fun. Crazy. Ever-Changing.
Q: What are your passions outside of work?
A: When you’re not at work, what will we find you doing? Spending time with my 2 sons, Miles and Jax (and my wife Jill too), teaching myself how to produce music; working out at the gym.
Q: Where’s your favorite (something) in Greater Des Moines (DSM)?
A: Having two small children doesn’t let me out much, but I do like the new Prairie Trail District for a quick night out on the town.
Q: What is something you would like to see added or changed about Des Moines?
A: Being from Chicago, I would like to see a few more franchise restaurants (namely Giordano’s and Al’s Italian Beef) open locations here.
Q: What’s a piece of career advice that has served you well?
A: Slow down to get there faster.
Q: What projects have you been involved with in YPC?
A: Video shoot with Lt. Gov Kim Reynolds in the short term, and definitely more to come!