Thirty participants have been selected for the Community Connect intergenerational mentorship program, the Social Capital Committee of the Capital Crossroads regional vision plan announced today.
Community Connect is an effort by community leaders to expand leadership throughout the region by inspiring future leaders and givers through mentoring connections.
Community mentors such as Kristi Knous, Jay Byers, Scott Raecker and Mary Sellers among others, will mentor the group during the five-month program.
The effort is funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Des MOines and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. More information can be found at www.communityconnectgdm.org.
Community mentors include: Bob Andeweg, Nyemaster Good, P.C., & Urbandale Mayor; Mary Bontrager, Greater Des Moines Partnership; Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership; Mike Colwell, Business Innovation Zone; Cara Heiden, Wells Fargo & Co., Retired; Phil Hodgin, RDG Planning & Design; H. Lynn Horak, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Retired; Carolyn Jenison, Ballet Des Moines; Kristi Knous, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines; Rose Mitchell, Hy-Vee, Retired; Alex Piedras, Grand View University; Scott Raecker, Character Counts In Iowa; Dana Ramundt, The Dana Company; and Mary Sellers, United Way of Central Iowa
The 30 participants include:
Jeff Anderlik, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Pattie Anderson, RBC Wealth Management
Anne Bacon, Bidwell Riverside Center
Kate Banasiak, Diversified Management Services
Jacki Boldt, Des Moines Area Community College
Carrie Clogg, Civic Music Association
Brian Crotty, HDH Advisors, LLC
Kari Dyjak, Amgen
Brianne Fitzgerald, United Way of Central Iowa
Allie Geysen, PepsiCo
Jami Haberl, Safeguard Iowa Partnership
Richard Hannasch, Principal Financial Group
Julie Hergenrader, Daiichi Sankyo
Gregory Jackson, Wells Fargo Bank
Carrie Kruse, City of Des Moines
Zachary Lukasiewicz, SALT Solutions
Ana Mancebo, Iowa Citizens for Community Involvement
Michael McInerney, The Dana Company
David Nelmark, Belin McCormick, PC
Olga Poputnikova, EMC Insurance Companies
Levi Rosol, Goodsmiths
Colleen Scharlau, Marsh & McLennan
Kelsey Sinnwell, Visionary Services, Inc.
Amy Smith, PrimeLending
Joe Sorenson, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Sara Stibitz, Self-employed
Sunni Swarbrick, Simpson College
Angela Ten Clay, TMG Financial Services
Jordan Watkins, Blue Oak Construction Group LLC
Kaylee Williams, VolunteerLocal