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Partnership Board Named Most Influential

January 8, 2016

The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 2015 Board of Directors has been named the #1 Most Influential Board by the Des Moines Business Record’s 2016 Book of Lists. The list is voted on by Business Record readers. The Book of Lists was unveiled at an event last night.

The Partnership Board is chaired by 2015 President Gerard D. Neugent, President and CEO of Knapp Properties, and 2016 President James P. Brannen, CEO of FBL Financial Group, Inc. 

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

  • Suku Radia, Bankers Trust
  • Steve Zumach, Belin McCormick P.C.
  • Steve Lacy, Meredith Corporation
  • Larry Zimpleman, Principal Financial Group
  • Gerard D. Neugent, Knapp Properties
  • Daniel J. Houston, Principal Financial Group
  • Christine Hensley, City of Des Moines
  • Mary Sellers, United Way of Central Iowa
  • Rick Tollakson, Hubbell Realty Co.
  • Greg Edwards, Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau

Additionally, Jay Byers, CEO of The Partnership and Eugene T. Meyer, President of The Partnership, were named to the “Most Influential Business Leaders” list. Tiffany Tauscheck, Chief Communications Officer at The Partnership, and Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Square One DSM, were both named to the “Business Leaders You Need to Know” list. 

“It is a great honor for The Partnership to be recognized in such a prominent way in the 2016 Book of Lists,” said Byers. “One of the ingredients to Greater Des Moines’ secret sauce is our ability to work together as a region, and the influential leaders on our board drive that collaboration to make us a best-in-class region.”

To see the full list of 2015 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 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 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.