UPCOMING SPEAKER

February 20 Luncheon with BI Worldwide

Luncheon with Megan Zach from BI Worldwide

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:45 a.m.

Luncheon with BI Worldwide - Behavioral Economics in the Workplace

Thursday, February 20

Downtown Embassy Club - Ruan Building

11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m.

BI Worldwide - "Behavioral Economics in the Workplace"

Megan Zach is a Director of Strategy & Business Development with BI Worldwide, an engagement agency that looks to inspire and motivate people using the science of behavioral economics.  She is certified in Behavioral Economics.  Prior to BI Worldwide, Megan’s work focused on helping companies with human capital management during her 14 years at ADP. 


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April 16 Luncheon with Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Luncheon with Gunnar Olson from Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11:45 a.m.

Luncheon with the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Thursday, April 16

Downtown Embassy Club - Ruan Building

11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Gunnar Olson is the Communications and Strategy Manager for the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), where he has built on his background as an experienced journalist to earn a reputation as an engaging, trusted and articulate spokesperson and leader for causes important to Greater Des Moines. He is the lead organizer of the Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series, which hosts national thought-leaders who share ideas, insights, and inspiration with regional influencer s to advance the sustainable development of Greater Des Moines.

Through the MPO, he has been deeply involved in the water trails initiative seeking to activate 150 miles of rivers and creeks throughout the Central Iowa. He is currently leading the Strategy Team of the Central Iowa Water Trails Incubator, a consortium of regional organizations working collaboratively to implement the water trails plan, notably the creation of a whitewater park in downtown Des Moines by mitigating three dangerous low-head dams. He was the primary author of a successful $25 million BUILD grant application for the water trails project, accelerating its implementation.

Prior to joining the MPO, he was the public affairs manager for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) and a staff writer with The Des Moines Register.


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May 21 Luncheon – Civic Music Association

Luncheon with Peter Stevenson from the Civic Music Association

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:45 a.m.

Thursday, May 21

Downtown Embassy Club - Ruan Building

11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Civic Music Association

Peter Stevenson brings 20 years of experience in the nonprofit cultural arena to his role as Executive Director of CMA (Civic Music Association). Previously Peter served as Director of Development at the Des Moines Symphony and Academy, where he oversaw significant annual fund growth and the successful completion of a capital campaign that raised over $10 million. A graduate of the University of Iowa with a master’s degree in art history, Peter is a former Fulbright scholar who has used his knowledge of art and culture to develop exhibitions and create interpretive programs at many leading institutions, including The Field Museum in Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. At SFMOMA, he managed adult public programs, including collaborative projects involving the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. His interpretive specialties are handheld audio and multimedia tours, as well as Web sites dedicated to specific exhibitions and individuals. Projects Peter has managed have won many awards from the American Association of Museums and the National Association for Interpretation.

Civic Music Association Website


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Non-Members - $25

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