Leadership

"Capital Crossroads has cultivated leadership and leveraged resources across sectors and organizations."
—Suzanne Mineck

Capital Crossroads is driven by a continually growing volunteer corps working across our ten Capitals. The leaders for each Capital work with staff to identify key opportunities and set the strategic implementation goals for their work.

Tri-Chairs

Jay Byers
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Angela Connolly
Polk County
Kristi Knous
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

CXR Staff

Nikki Syverson
Director

Capital Core

Russ Cross
Wells Fargo
Colleen MacRae
Nyemaster Goode
Scott Sanders
City of Des Moines

Business

Mike Crum
Iowa State University
Kathryn Kunert
MidAmerican Energy

Natural

Adam Hammes
EcoFluence
Hannah Inman
Great Outdoors Foundation
Larry James
Faegre Baker Daniels

Governance

Bob Andeweg
City of Urbandale
Sara Kurovski
City of Pleasant Hill
Gretchen Tegeler
Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa

Wellness

Jami Haberl
Healthiest State Initiative
Rick Kozin
Polk County

Social

Dr. Glennda Bivens
Iowa State University
Angie Dethlefs-Trettin
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Izaah Knox
Urban Dreams

Human

Elisabeth Buck
United Way of Central Iowa
Dr. Angela Franklin
Des Moines University
Greg Nichols
Iowa Student Loan

Cultural

Sally Dix
Bravo Greater Des Moines
Greg Edwards
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Myrna Johnson
Iowa Public Radio

Physical

Todd Ashby
Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Eric Burmeister
Polk County Housing Trust Fund
Michael Sadler
CenturyLink

Cultivation Corridor

Gage Kent
Kent Corporation

Previous CXR Leadership

Teree Caldwell-Johnson
Oakridge Neighborhood
Dave Caris
Community Bankers of Iowa
Rick Clark
City of Des Moines
Mary Cownie
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
Barry Griswell
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Cara Heiden
Wells Fargo
Phil Hodgin
RDG Planning & Design
Fred Hubbell
Laura Jackson
Wellmark
Sheila Laing
Hy-Vee
Brian Laurenzo
Brick Gentry, P.C.
Steve Leath
Iowa State University
Chris Littlefield
Fidelity & Guaranty
John May
Deere and Company
Mark Miller
DuPont Pioneer
Mary O’Keefe
Principal
Bob Riley
Riley Resource Group
Tom Urban
Dave Wilkerson
Waukee Community School District
Steve Zumbach
Belin McCormick
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