Brent Willett has been named the executive director of the Capitol Corridor initiative, the Greater Des Moines Partnership announced today. Willett most recently served as president and CEO of the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation, where he has worked since 2011. The Capitol Corridor initiative is part of the Capital Crossroads vision process. Regional leaders have identified the need for the region to brand itself as a life-sciences hub, with collaboration between Greater Des Moines and Ames. For more information, click here.