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The Partnership's Carmella Heckard Named EWI Des Moines

March 9, 2016

Carmella Heckard, Executive Assistant to the President at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has been elected President of the Executive Women International (EWI) Des Moines chapter. Heckard is serving a one-year term. EWI is a global women’s organization with an equal focus on connections, careers and community. Over 1,408 member firms and 1,659 representatives are members of EWI today in nearly 50 chapters.

“We are thrilled with Carmella’s leadership role in EWI, which is a strong organization in our community and nationwide,” said Gene Meyer, President of The Partnership. “I am confident that Carmella’s leadership will contribute to meaningful programming for the organization this year.”

“I am honored to lead this organization in 2016,” Heckard said. “Our goals this year include furthering the engagement of member firms and representatives by promoting leadership opportunities and encouraging them to be involved in the community, and pursuing membership growth in our chapter.”

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at sahmad@DSMpartnership.com or (515) 286-4919

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.

About EWI Des Moines

The Des Moines Chapter of Executive Women International was chartered on April 5, 1971. The Des Moines Chapter has always been a strong and active chapter with many accomplishments to its credit. The Des Moines Chapter holds monthly meetings throughout the year. The Des Moines Chapter also hosts an Executives' Night to honor all Executives.