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Partnership Announces Theme for Jan. 24 Annual Dinner Keynote Presentation

December 9, 2016

Registration is still open for the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 2017 Annual Dinner. The dinner will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

The Annual Dinner will feature a keynote presentation focused on lessons learned moving forward after the 2016 election season. The husband and wife duo of Bloomberg View Columnist Albert R. Hunt and “PBS NewsHour” Anchor Judy Woodruff will keynote the presentation. Hunt has worked for Bloomberg since 2005, and previously worked for 35 years in the Washington, D.C. bureau of The Wall Street Journal. Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at PBS, NBC and CNN, and is the author of the 1982 book “This is Judy Woodruff at the White House.” Together, the duo brings more than 80 years of combined experience in covering prominent political figures.

Following their remarks, Hunt and Woodruff will be joined by Michael Gartner, Owner of the Iowa Cubs and Former President of NBC News, and J. Ann Selzer, President and Owner of Selzer & Company which conducts highly-respected public opinion polls, to further discuss lessons learned following the recent election season.

The Partnership’s Annual Dinner is the Central Iowa business community’s celebration of the past year’s economic and community development successes and a look ahead to coming year. The dinner includes a social hour beginning at 5 p.m., with the dinner and program beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program includes a presentation of The Partnership’s Annual Report, summarizing the accomplishments of the organization’s work in 2016. Reservations are being accepted online at DSMpartnership.com/AnnualDinner. Center stage seating is $150 per person or $1,500 per table, and general seating is $125 per person or $1,250 per table. A table seats 10 people.

Questions should be directed to Katie Hernandez, (515) 286-4913 or khernandez@DSMpartnership.com. Members of the media are asked to contact Sophia S. Ahmad, Vice President of Public Relations at The Partnership at (515) 286-4919 or sahmad@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 330 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.