"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 four cornerstones. The leaders for Capital Crossroads work with staff to identify key opportunities and set the strategic implementation goals for their work.

Chairs of Capital Crossroads

Teree Caldwell-Johnson (†)
Oakridge Neighborhood
Mayor Courtney Clarke
City of Waukee
Dan Houston
Principal Financial Group
Ben McLean
Ruan Transportation Management Systems
Dr. Ian Roberts
Des Moines Public Schools

Team and Partners

Miriam De Dios Woodward
De Dios Consulting
Ardis Kelley
Community Leader
Kristi Knous
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Kathryn Kunert
MidAmerican Energy Company
Janice Lane Schroeder
Children and Families of Iowa
Jackie Norris
Horizon Group (Formerly SPPG) and Chair of Des Moines School Board
Tiffany Tauscheck
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Rick Tollakson
Hubbell Realty

Regional Council

Brad Anderson
Marquas Ashworth
Ashworth Development/Ziyad Rye
Rob Barron
Seed Coalition
Mayor Connie Boesen
City of Des Moines
Jay Byers
Simpson College
Kenia Calderon Ceron
Green State Credit Union
Jen Carruthers
11 Eleven Productions
Matt Carstens
Sally Dix
BRAVO Greater Des Moines
Greg Edwards
Catch Des Moines
Alejandro Hernandez
Drake University
Hannah Inman
Great Outdoors Foundation
Laura Jackson
Wellmark BCBS
Dr. Nalo Johnson
MidIowa Health Foundation
Greg Lin
Drake University
Derek Lord
City of Ankeny
Matt McCoy
Polk County Board of Supervisors
Dylan Mullenix
Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Toby O'Berry
Polk County Housing Trust Fund
Dr. Erick Pruitt
Ankeny Community School District
Kuuku Saah
Ntontan RE
Scott Sanders
City of Des Moines
Claudia Schabel
Schabel Solutions
Mary Sellers
United Way of Central Iowa
David Stark
UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Julie Stewart
Prairie Meadows
Mak Sućeska
Polk County
Mayor Russ Trimble
City of West Des Moines
Amanda Wanke
Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART)
Wendy Wintersteen
Iowa State University

Previous CXR Leadership

Dave Caris
Community Bankers of Iowa
Rick Clark
City of Des Moines
Mary Cownie
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
Russ Cross
Wells Fargo
Barry Griswell
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Adam Hammes
Cara Heiden
Wells Fargo
Phil Hodgin
RDG Planning & Design
Fred Hubbell
Laura Jackson
Rick Kozin
Polk County
Sheila Laing
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
Bob Riley
Riley Resource Group
Michael Sadler
Tom Urban
Dave Wilkerson
Waukee Community School District
Steve Zumbach
Belin McCormick