2017 Date: TBD


Published annually in January, the Des Moines Business Record's Book of Lists is the definitive resource guide for business professionals in the Central Iowa area. The book includes over 70 lists from a variety of industries, profiles of local leaders, Central Iowa Market Facts and a community calendar.

For questions about being submitted to next year's list and general comments, please contact Amanda Jordan, Book of Lists editor.

View 2016 Book of Lists

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Get all the list information from the 2016 Book of Lists in Excel format - perfect for generating mailing lists, creating sales contacts or sorting companies by a variety of information. The complete book, individual lists and industry bundles are available. Immediate download with easy online payment. Purchase the 2016 Book of Lists.

• Entire book: $175
• Individual list: $20
• Industry bundles: prices vary

Each bundle includes a group of lists at half the price. Choose from CRE Building & Development, Hospitality/Events, Insurance/Banking/Finance, IT and Media/Advertising.

Purchase hard copies
2016 Book of Lists: $31.95
To order, call: (515) 288-3336


2016 Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders

1. Suku Radia
2. Kyle Krause
3. Steve Zumbach
4. Jim Cownie
5. Jay Byers
6. Steve Lacy
7. Larry Zimpleman
8. Gerry Neugent
9. Bill Knapp
10. Dan Houston
11. Terry Branstad
12. John Pappajohn
13. John Ruan III

14. Dennis Albaugh
15. Connie Wimer
16. Christine Hensley
17. Gene Meyer
18. Michael Gartner
19. Mary Sellers
20. Angela Connolly
21. Bruce Rastetter
22. Rick Tollakson
23. Greg Edwards
24. Steve Chapman
25. Zachary Mannheimer

Read their bios, click here



2016 Top 25 Most Influential Boards

1. Greater Des Moines Partnership
2. United Way of Central Iowa
3. Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
4. American Marketing Association, Iowa chapter
5. Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
6. Variety - The Children's Charity
7. Drake University Board of Trustees
8. Principal Financial Group Inc.
9. Polk County Board of Supervisors
10. Bravo Greater Des Moines
11. Board of Regents, State of Iowa
12. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa
13. UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
14. Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.
15. Blank Children's Hospital
16. Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
17. Des Moines Social Club
18. Iowa State Fair Board
19. Dowling Catholic High School Foundation Board
20. Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
21. Des Moines Performing Arts
22. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
23. YMCA of Greater Des Moines
24. Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS)
25. Iowa Association of Business and Industry

See who is on each board, click here