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Mike Jefferson | YPC Liaison

Young Professionals Connection Liaison Spotlight Mike J

April 18, 2017

Mike Jefferson Headshot

Name: Mike Jefferson

Hometown: Chicago, IL (in the city, not the suburbs)

Alma Mater: Grand View College

What do you do? Project Manager of Talent Development/Business Resources and Community Development


Q: What’s a day in your job like? 

A: Fun. Crazy. Ever-Changing.

Q: What are your passions outside of work?

A: When you’re not at work, what will we find you doing? Spending time with my 2 sons, Miles and Jax (and my wife Jill too), teaching myself how to produce music; working out at the gym.

Q: Where’s your favorite (something) in Greater Des Moines (DSM)? 

A: Having two small children doesn’t let me out much, but I do like the new Prairie Trail District for a quick night out on the town.

Q: What is something you would like to see added or changed about Des Moines? 

A: Being from Chicago, I would like to see a few more franchise restaurants (namely Giordano’s and Al’s Italian Beef) open locations here.

Q: What’s a piece of career advice that has served you well? 

A: Slow down to get there faster.

Q: What projects have you been involved with in YPC?

A: Video shoot with Lt. Gov Kim Reynolds in the short term, and definitely more to come!