Sam Carrell, November 17th, 2016

Sam Carrell

November 17th 2016

Executive Director, Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation

The Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation is charged with developing and implementing the $40+ million Master Plan for Des Moines Water Works Park. As Executive Director of that Foundation, Carrell utilizes the skills he developed in his 30+ year of leading transformational change in both organizations and community initiatives.

He has extensive experience in business, professional association and non-profit association leadership, having worked previously as the Executive Director and Chief Professional Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa, the Executive Director of The Number 1 Question: Is it good for the Kids?, Vice President for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Director of Marketing and Membership for the International Association for Financial Planning (now FPA), and also within the banking, professional sports and engineering industries in marketing, sales and research.

His leadership has been recognized by numerous organizations including the Aurora Award from the Des Moines Register, the Non-Profit Leader of the Year from the Des Moines Business Record, the Humanitarian Award from Simpson College and Friend to Youth Award from Youth Homes of Mid America. Carrell is a former chair of the Des Moines Leadership Institute and has served on numerous community boards and initiatives. He resides in Beaverdale with wife Amy and lives vicariously through his four sons (Quinn – Ole Miss, Noah – Drake, Harrison – Auburn and Oliver – Roosevelt High School), a dog, a cat and a bunch of fish.

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