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Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Recognizes 2021 Community Leadership Program Graduates

5/10/2021

May 10, 2021 (Des Moines, Iowa) – The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute announces the graduation of 24 leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors who participated in the Leadership Institute’s Community Leadership Program. The nine-month course raised awareness of the needs and challenges that affect the region and built leadership skills to help participants become better community stewards.

Class members put their leadership training into practice through a class project that used design thinking to address the challenge of increasing the number of Black people who own homes in Greater Des Moines. This issue was identified by experts in various organizations who are connected to Capital Crossroads, which is a foundational component of the program curriculum. Class members will share their class project results at their graduation event on May 12th.

Congratulations to the following individuals who successfully completed the Community Leadership Program:

Danny Akright Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
Joseph Benesh The Ingenuity Company
Katie Bose Bankers Trust
Matt Callanan Belin McCormick, P.C.
Michaela Devaney Food Bank of Iowa
Louis Fountain Des Moines Public Schools
Eli Goll OPN Architects
Valora’ James Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Callie Kramer John Deere
Gregory Lin Drake University
Leah Lint Nationwide
Luke Lynch United Way of Central Iowa
Christ Naumann Deere & Company
Alex Rich Trilix
Matt Rodekamp Substance Architecture
Cory W. Sharp FEH Design
Patty Sneddon-Kisting Urbandale Food Pantry
Taelar Spindler Des Moines Public Schools
Ariane Sundean Inspired Vision
Luisita Thompson State of Iowa, (IPERS) Iowa Public Employees Retirement System
Kelli Todd Iowa Chiropractic Society
Armel Traore dit Nignan Principal
Alicia Vermeer Community Youth Concepts
Lindsey White Wells Fargo
     

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