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Downtown Community Alliance President To Resign October 17

September 25, 2014

Downtown Community Alliance (DCA) Board Chairs, Suku Radia of Bankers Trust and Mary O’Keefe, recently retired from Principal Financial Group, announced this morning they have accepted the resignation of Glenn Lyons as President. Lyons’ last day will be Oct. 17. To ensure a smooth transition of leadership, Partnership President Eugene Meyer will serve in a dual role to include interim President of DCA while a search begins for Lyons’ replacement. 

“The strength and vitality of downtown has proven to be essential to economic growth for the region as a whole,” said Co-Chair Suku Radia. “We have incredible momentum downtown thanks to Glenn’s leadership, and we need to maintain that momentum for Greater Des Moines’ future. Our search will welcome internal, local, and national candidates to assure we find the right individual to lead downtown forward.” 

Lyons joined Downtown Community Alliance in 2010, after leading a similar downtown organization in Tucson, AZ, and Calgary, AB previous to that. Lyons told his board he was resigning to pursue his next professional challenge. 

The Downtown Community Alliance, one of the four pillars of work of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to achieve a shared vision for the future of Downtown Des Moines (DSM) by providing leadership, initiative, advocacy and building partnerships, and achieving shared solutions. 

Media inquiries should be directed to Susan Ramsey at (515) 286-4954 or sramsey@DSMpartnership.com.

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 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 320 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.