Partnership’s Woodard named to emerging leaders list
Andrea Woodard, senior vice president of government relations and public policy at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has been named to the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ 40 Under 40 list of emerging leaders. According to a news release, the list recognizes individuals who are shaping the chamber of commerce industry, and who have shown success in their careers and made significant contributions to the communities they serve. Woodard leads the Partnership’s Governmental Policy Council and lobbies on behalf of the Partnership at the federal and state levels. She will complete her fourth and final year of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Organizational Management next year. Partnership CEO Jay Byers said Woodard has led the organization’s government relations with the “highest level of civility” in a “hyper-partisan world,” working with stakeholders and elected officials on both sides of the issues to advance policy and legislation that benefits the region.