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Partnership's Kirk Irwin Named Deloitte CFO of the Year

January 22, 2018

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Jan. 22, 2018) – Kirk Irwin, the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Chief Administration Officer, has been named by the Business Record as the Deloitte CFO of the Year.

Irwin, who joined The Partnership in 2007, will receive the award at the Business Record’s Economic Forecast Luncheon on Jan. 25. 

Irwin played a vital role in The Partnership’s Maximizing Momentum 2022 Investor Campaign, which secured a record 60 new Investors. His responsibilities include overseeing financial aspects at The Partnership. He also leads human resources, risk management, IT and property management.

“Kirk’s leadership in ensuring our strong financial position and organizational health is integral to the success of The Partnership in serving our Investors and Regional Members,” said Jay Byers, CEO of The Partnership. “This recognition is well deserved and is a testament to the impact Kirk’s work has in driving the region forward.”

A 1995 MBA graduate of Drake University, Irwin’s prior experience includes being the Vice President and COO of Alliance Minerals North America and the COO of United Way of Central Iowa. He also held executive positions with Proliant Inc. and the Lauridsen Group.

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.