Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Recognizes 2014 Community Leadership Program Graduates
The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute (GDMLI) announces the graduation of 50 leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors who participated in the Institute’s Community Leadership Program, Central Iowa’s longest standing leadership program. The nine-month course raises awareness of the needs and challenges that affect the region and builds leadership skills to help participants become better community stewards.
Each year, GDMLI Community Leadership Program class members select a civic engagement project which benefits a local non-profit and facilitates meaningful leadership experiences. The Class of 2014 made a lasting impact on the community through their work with Courage League Sports, Iowa’s only adaptive sports gym for children who may face emotional, cognitive or physical challenges. The class raised nearly $150,000 in cash and in-kind donations and contributed their marketing, design, and construction skills to make improvements to Courage League Sports’ Urbandale facility, including an upgraded gymnasium, lobby area, and a new state-of-the-art exergaming system.
The following individuals were recognized at the recent Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Honors luncheon for their successful completion of the 2014 GDMLI Community Leadership Program:
TJ Amos, Marsh
Marcy Baker, Sammons Financial Group Member Companies
Kevin Barber, Shiffler Associates Architects
Robert Barron, Senator Tom Harkin
Christopher Bauer, Shive-Hattery, Inc.
Jennifer Beal, Life Care Services
Bjorn Berg, Odyssey Marketing Group
Larina Blad, City of Des Moines
Annie Brandt, Thrivent Financial
Alexander Broderick, Hubbell Realty Company
Krystle Campa, Davis Brown Law Firm
Melanie Campbell, United Way of Central Iowa
Crissanka Christadoss, Iowa Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association
Ryan Crane, Primary Health Care
Amy Croll, Community Youth Concepts
Ty Doggett, McGladrey LLP
Clint Dudley, Shade Tree Auto
Samuel Early, Principal Financial Group
Sarah Erickson, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
Kim Fankhauser, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Max Farrell, Dwolla
Glenna Frank, City of Des Moines
Danielle Haindfield, Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.
Christine Halbrook, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C.
Stacie Hatch, Kum & Go, L.C.
Caleb Hegna, UnityPoint Health Foundation
Bryan Huggins, Brooks Borg Skiles Architecture and Engineering, LLP
Stephanie Jutila, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Adam Kaduce, R&R Realty Group
Peter Kenne, Iowa Network Services
Antonio Kioko, Principal Financial Group
Kylee Krismanic, Meredith Corporation
Michael Lewis, Shive Hattery, Inc.
Liz Lidgett, Liz Lidgett Fine Art
Marla Mayberry, Sprint
Wanda Mejia, Wells Fargo Bank
Jaimie Miller, Iowa Credit Union League Foundation
Emily Nichols, Lessing-Flynn Advertising
Gabriel Olson, West Bank
Kimberly Pfannebecker, Two Rivers Marketing
Elizabeth Presutti, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority
Jack Reed, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa, Inc.
Cory Scott, RDG Planning & Design
Stacey Slifka, ITA Group
Kelly Sparks, Socialize Event Planning & Management
Antione Terrell, Cornerstone Solutions Inc./Job Corps
Emily Toribio, Iowa Finance Authority
Greg Van Den Berghe, Des Moines Metro Opera
Eric West, E3 Work Therapy Services/ Millennium Therapy
Nicholas Wuertz, Lutheran Services in Iowa
About Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
GDMLI is Central Iowa’s premier community leadership development organization. Through community-wide education and service projects, GDMLI develops, connects, inspires, and challenges community leaders to greater public awareness, commitment, and involvement to improve the overall quality of life in our community. Since 1982, more than 1,800 leaders have graduated from GDMLI programs. Learn about GDMLI by visiting gdmli.com.