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Dr. Wendy Wintersteen @DMGCC Dec 06, 2022 11:45 AM
President of Iowa State University
President of Iowa State University

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Dr. Wendy Wintersteen became the 16th president of Iowa State University on Nov. 20, 2017, after a nationwide search, followed by a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The first woman to hold the university’s highest office, Dr. Wintersteen has served Iowa State for more than 40 years in several capacities.

The university's brand campaign, Innovate at Iowa State, captures Dr. Wintersteen’s vision of a university with boundless opportunities for students and faculty to move their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas forward. The centerpiece is the 144,000 square foot Student Innovation Center, the technology-rich campus hub for students, classes and clubs excited to create marketable solutions, hold pitch-off competitions and envision new businesses. The Start Something Network encompasses the growing portfolio of academic courses in innovation and entrepreneurship offered in every undergraduate college.

Under her leadership, Iowa State has established national prominence in innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education – ranked #11 out of 300 public and private universities by the prestigious Princeton Review two years in a row. Iowa State also received the 2021 Model Program Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, noting “Iowa State’s program was expansive in its scale and boldly embraced the challenges of engendering innovation and entrepreneurship across its campus.”

Dr. Wintersteen is advancing Iowa State University for the 21st century with priorities and aspirations expressed in ISU’s new strategic plan: to be the most student-centric leading research university where students, faculty and staff flourish in a welcoming and inclusive environment; to be the university that fosters lifelong learning, creates opportunities and forges new frontiers; and to be a trusted partner for proactive and innovative solutions.

Prior to becoming president, Dr. Wintersteen served for eleven years as the inaugural endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. During her tenure, Iowa State’s agricultural programs ranked in the top 10 worldwide, CALS enrollment rapidly increased to become the third largest college of agriculture in the nation, research grants increased markedly, awards for teaching excellence grew, and the college achieved a 98% placement rate for its graduates. 

Gabe Claypool @DMGCC Dec 13, 2022 11:45 AM
Des Moines' Transload Facility

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Speaker Bio

Gabe Claypool has been a developer, operator and owner in the railroad logistics industry for over a decade. Between 2011 and 2017, Gabe served as President, COO and board member of Dakota Plains Holding Corporation, a publicly traded company on the NYSE focused on the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota. During this time, Gabe successfully managed over $80 million in CAPEX projects, 50+ employees and the safe transloading of over 100,000 rail cars. Gabe co-founded Cedar Midstream, which sold its Cushing, OK, crude oil storage project in 2016. Prior to co-founding Des Moines Industrial in 2019, Gabe developed Oklahoma-based oil field logistics solutions, including a rail terminal and water infrastructure.

Chris Scott Dec 20, 2022 11:45 AM
WDM Police

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West Des Moines, IA 50266

NO MEETING! Dec 27, 2022 11:45 AM
TBD @DMGCC Jan 03, 2023 11:45 AM

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West Des Moines, IA 50266

A.J. Salinas, Director of Corporate and Foundation Jan 17, 2023 11:45 AM
Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa
Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa

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1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Speaker Bio
 

A.J. Salinas is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa. He started his role with the organization in August, 2022. A.J. was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended North Central Missouri College for 2 years on a baseball scholarship where he got his associates degree before getting his Bachelor Degree in Business at Graceland University. After graduation, A.J. moved to Des Moines where he started his career in the non-profit sector. Starting at Children and Family Urban Movement, a non-profit that provides before and after-school care and provides meals and food to the community, A.J. had a variety of roles that included, program staff, Head Breakfast Chef, Development Assistant, Development and Communications Manager, and Director of Development. After 4 years with the organization, A.J. accepted the Associate Executive Director at Al Exito, an organization that works with LatinX youth and families in the state of Iowa. Overall, A.J. has dedicated his professional career to working with youth throughout the state of Iowa. He has been recognized as a young leader in the community and selected to participate in the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines’ leadership cohort. He has also attended conferences across the country about social justice and is a contractor for a national organization working on social justice issues. He hopes to bring his experience to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa to continue to grow our Club and support more youth. When A.J. is not in the community, he is spending time with his wife, Maddie and his 1-year old son, Mateo.

 

Iowans for Israel @DMGCC Jan 24, 2023 11:45 AM

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West Des Moines, IA 50266

TBD @DMGCC Jan 31, 2023 11:45 AM

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West Des Moines, IA 50266

TBD @DMGCC Feb 07, 2023 11:45 AM

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West Des Moines, IA 50266

TBD @DMGCC Feb 14, 2023 11:45 AM

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1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Kevin Dill @DMGCC Feb 21, 2023 11:45 AM
Dementia Friendly Iowa
Dementia Friendly Iowa

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1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

 

 

Dementia Friendly Iowa promotes change and education in communities across Iowa to create a more informed, safe, and respectful place for people living with dementia and their caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at least 66,000 people are living with dementia in Iowa, and this number is expected to grow to at least 73,000 by 2025.

As the number of people living with dementia in our state increases, so must public awareness and ability to serve this population in the state of Iowa.