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"Book of Lists" Recognizes Partnership Board as Most Influential

Partnership Board Named Most Influential

January 10, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Jan. 10, 2020) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 2019 Board of Directors was named the #1 Most Influential Board by the Des Moines Business Record’s “Book of Lists.” The list is voted on by Business Record readers, and was announced at the “Book of Lists” unveiling party last night.

The following 2019 Partnership Board Members have been named to the “Most Influential Business Leaders” list.

Dan Houston

Principal (#1 Most Influential Business Leader)

Jay Byers

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Suku Radia

Don Coffin

Bankers Trust

Rick Tollakson

Hubbell Realty Company

Steve Lacy

Meredith Corporation

Marty Martin

Drake University

Kristi Knous

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Elisabeth Buck

United Way of Central Iowa

Greg Edwards

Catch Des Moines

The following 2019 Partnership Board Members have been named to the “Business Leaders You Need to Know” list.

Jake Christensen

Christensen Development

Marta Codina

Wells Fargo & Co.

Rowena Crosbie

Tero International, Inc.

Rob Denson

Des Moines Area Community College

Randy Edeker

Hy-Vee, Inc.

Angela Franklin

Des Moines University

Laura Jackson

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa

Kathryn Kunert

MidAmerican Energy Company

Mike McCoy

NCMIC Group, Inc.

Eugene Meyer

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Gary Palmer

Prairie Meadows

Bob Ritz


Jeff Russell

Delta Dental of Iowa

David Stark

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

Mike Tousley

The Weitz Company

Wendy Wintersteen

Iowa State University

Steve Zumbach

Belin McCormick, P.C. 

Additionally, Tiffany Tauscheck, Chief Strategy Officer at The Partnership was named to the “Most Influential Business Leaders” list. Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives and Christina Moffatt, Director of Small Business Development at The Partnership, were named to the “Business Leaders You Need to Know” list.

To see the full list of 2019 Partnership Board and Executive Committee members, click here.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.