CIBC 2023 General Sessions & Speakers

Tiffani Bova

“Returning to Growth”

Tiffani Bova

Author & Chief Growth Evangelist, Salesforce

Remember, the path to sustainable growth is never just one thing. You must build a company that is responsive to whatever the market may throw at you. Setting the tone at the top with a clear vision on how the company will grow and what each employee can do to play their part is the key to success.

In this motivational keynote, Tiffani Bova, Global Growth Evangelist at Salesforce and WSJ bestselling author of Growth IQ and her latest book The Experience Mindset (May 2023), shares what it takes to stay relevant, be bold and create an engine for sustained and repeatable growth now and into the next.

Takeaways include:

  • How to uncover the current market context to shape your future strategies.
  • Learning the most common paths back to profitable and sustainable growth in challenging times.
  • Looking to your people and your customers to guide your strategy.
  • Understanding how to make the proper investments in the business across people, processes and technology.
Tommy Breedlove

“Legendary Leaders Create Legendary Businesses”

Tommy Breedlove

Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the book “Legendary” & founder of the Legendary Life Movement

Tommy Breedlove, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author and Founder of the Legendary Movement, outlines the five attributes that leaders must have to attract, retain, and inspire the best and brightest team and talent. It will also cover the three most significant failures in leadership and how to overcome them. This session will be inspiring and motivating, while also challenging the audience to apply the tactical and executable Pro Tips to be an elite leader at work and home.

Takeaways include:

  • Learn Legendary Pro Tips, for being more Proactive mentally and emotionally, in business and life.
  • Execute Accountability Tactics, using The Five Pillars of Legendary Leadership.
  • Identify the Leadership team’s Zone of Brilliance.
  • Discovering Your Entity’s Purpose Creating Zealot Customers
  • Continuous content on Leveling Up in Business and Financial Knowledge, Leadership, and Growth.
  • Reconquering and Mastering your Time —See a Massive Increase in team Productivity, Efficiency, and Improve employee Satisfaction.
  • Connect more Authentically and deeply as Leaders and Individuals; creating a world-class culture
  • If it’s not a HELL YESS – it’s a NO.
Jay Byers

“Lunch General Session: Tackling the Challenges of Workforce Disruption”

Moderated By:

Jay Byers | Greater Des Moines Partnership | CEO Moderator

Building on the 2022 Disruptors panel, we once again look at “disruptors” in the workplace.  This year our focus will be workforce and culture issues as we welcome CEOs from several Iowa organizations sharing their thoughts on issues such as:

  • Recruiting and motivating team members through the development of strong cultures
  • Increasing productivity and efficiency through use of automation
  • Dealing with healthcare costs impacting organizations and employees

Moderated By:

Tanner Krause | Kum & Go | CEO Panelist

Hank Norem | Ramco Innovations | CEO Panelist

Ben Vallier | The Iowa Clinic | CEO Panelist

2023 Attendees

Attendee First Name Attendee Last Name Attendee Company Title
Aaron Brinks Financial Architects President
Aaron Colyer Raccoon Valley Bank Business Banking Specialist
Abbey Van Wyngarden Creative DSM | Digital & Social Marketing Web Analyst
Adam Smith Brown’s Shoe Fit Company Senior Manager
Adam Sailor Vero Health Center Marketing Coordinator
Adam Obrecht AO Wealth Advisory Owner
Adan Martin Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Grimes
Alec Wilcox Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Real Estate Representative
Alex Hinke Connectify HR Sales Connection Executive
Alicia Fasse Alicia Fasse Photography Owner
Alicia Carlberg Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Sales Manager
Allison Petersen Comparion Insurance Agency, a Liberty Mutual Company
Amanda Mulcahy Palmer Group Account Executive
Amanda Lundstedt Active Edge Sports Massage Managing Partner
Amber Sheriff ISU Student ISU Student
Amy Eaton Women Lead Change Director of Marketing & Strategic Development
Amy Lane ATW Training Solutions
Amy Bohle Great Southern Bank – Clive Banking Center Manager
Amy DePenning Draw Reports
Andi Fagen Creative DSM | Digital & Social Marketing Creative Director, Founder
Andrew Jensen Van Meter, Inc.
Andrew Sadler Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Ankeny
Andy Lashier EO Iowa
Angela Spencer Champions Recovery Room and Physical Therapy Owner
Angela Kempf UNI Student UNI Student
Angie Sly Keller Williams
Ann Riesberg Imperfect Pathways
Ann Hartz Ann M. Hartz, CPA & Associates Owner
April Rohlfing Creative DSM | Digital & Social Marketing Lead Creative Strategist
Ben Buenzow Buenzow Insurance Group Agent/Owner
Ben Vallier The Iowa Clinic, P.C. – Urbandale CEO
Ben Jensen LaunchIT MSP Business Development
Bernie Stone Connector | Owner | Veteran
Blake Austin Midland Credit Union – Urbandale Executive Administrative Assistant
Bobbi Segura Women Lead Change Regional Manager
Bobby Miller Metro Media Company Videographer/Photographer
Brad Schabel Schabel Solutions Inc. Chief Operating Officer
Brandin Garcia Mediacom Business
Brandon Bingham BingBang Media President
Brenna Young Captain Young Travels President & CEO
Brennan Roland MMIT Business Solutions Group Business Solutions Consultant
Brent Elscott Mediacom Business
Brent Isenberger Brent Isenberger Photography
Brian Thompson RockWay Wealth Partners Founder & President | Retirement Plan Advisor & Wealth Manager
Brian Sheriff Colby Management Company President
Brittany Schmidt Delta Dental of Iowa
Brooke Vandiver Legendary Life Movement
Brooklyn Purkeypile Purkeypile, Brooklyn
Bryanne Lang Mosaic in Central Iowa Resource Development Manager
Bryon Blockman Platinum Information Services Business Development Executive
Calvin Steemer Jumpgate Solutions Business Development Manager
Cannady Fritzjunker Dog Training Elite Des Moines Owner
Carol Prochnow Great Southern Bank – Clive Branch Manager
Chris Panzi Colby Management Company Property Manager
Christina Moffatt Principal Financial Group
Christy Jones Accelerate ActionCOACH Business Coaching Independent Contractor Business Coach
Clara Chaplin Bolton & Hay
Clarence Hudsen
Claudia Schabel Schabel Solutions Inc. President and CEO
Clayton Garrison EO Iowa
Clint Dudley Shade Tree Auto – Urbandale Owner
Cory Holland The Dana Company President
Cory Haberl Van Meter, Inc. Inside Sales Representative
Courtney Ward Optimum Chiropractic P.C. Practice Representative Director
Courtney DeRonde Forge Financial & Management Consulting Managing Partner
Craig Jankowski The Dana Company Account Executive
Craig Buma MetroNet Senior Business Account Executive
Curvin Larson Comparion Insurance Agency, a Liberty Mutual Company Sales Representative
Dan Collison Sherman Associates Senior Director of Business Development
Dan Ryan Legendary Life Movement
D’Angelo Johnson Bankers Trust Regional Vice President
Danielle White EO Iowa
Danielle Van Manen Welgaard CPA’s & Advisors Operations Manager
Danielle Hess Legendary Life Movement
David Shilling Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Altoona
David Leto Palmer Group President
David Gion
Dawn Erdmann Vine Co Consultant
Daycen Douglass AO Wealth Advisory
Debbie Kroeger Grow Lead Navigate
DeJ’on Slaughter Turner Construction Business Development Manager
Diane Hall Promotions Plus
Dominic Chiovaro ServiceMaster by Rice Sales Manager
Donovan Chestnut Chestnut Signs
Dorene MacVey Ithrive31 Founder & Head Coach
Dr. Rachelle Keck Grand View University President
Edgar Ortiz PRIA Logistics Owner
Elly Lattz Welgaard CPA’s & Advisors Business Development
Emilie Ball Thrive Family Chiropractic Community Relations
Emily Schnebbe Midwest Alarm Services
Emily McLain Greater Des Moines Partnership Small Business and Member Support Manager
Emily Bannister Accelerate ActionCOACH Business Coaching Independent Contractor Business Coach
Emily Goodyk Webspec Director of Sales
Emmett Fritz Van Meter, Inc. Inside Sales Representative
Eric Kuhn Mittera Iowa Business Development Sales Manager
Eric Meints ATW Training Solutions Business Development Executive
Eric Williams AO Wealth Advisory Certified Financial Planner
Eric Summers TeamLogic IT of Des Moines President | Owner
Erika Moore Legendary Life Movement
Erin Owen Guardian Real Estate Group Realtor
Evan Wyer Great Southern Bank – Clive
Gabe Moore ActionCOACH Vanguard
Geoff Matlock The Dana Company COO
Gina Wright Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Vice President
Gretchen Schrock Country Financial
Haley Heints
Haley Mosqueda University of Iowa Health Care Assistant Nurse Manager
Hank Norem Ramco Innovations President
Heather Breedlove Legendary Life Movement
Heather Rachel Aequum Capital Dr. of Business Development
Heather Gentry Imperfect Pathways
Hiram Houghton LaunchIT Corp. President
Holly Adams RE/MAX Precision – Adams Family Realty REALTOR
Holly Jacobson Mediacom Business Account Executive
Jack Ryan Legendary Life Movement
Jacki Boldt DMACC Business Resources Executive Director of 10,000 Small Business Program of Iowa
Jacob Langenberg Van Meter, Inc.
Jacqueline Robson Exemplar Care Business Development Manager
Jaina Hoyle
James Bierly Secure Point Solutions Owner
Jane Nady Imperfect Pathways Owner
Jane Nady Imperfect Pathways Owner
Janelle Ward Turner Construction
Jared Harrison R3 Roofing & Exteriors General Manager
Jason Parkin Avenue Scholars Des Moines
Jason Uhlenhake Buenzow Insurance Group Insurance Agent
Jason Breding Iowa Realty
Jay Mathes Edencrest at Green Meadows Community Relations Coordinator
Jay Byers Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO
Jeff Price Great Southern Bank – Clive Branch Manager
Jeff Holladay U.S. Bank VP Business Banking Relationship Manager
Jeff Kinning MetroNet Regional Sales Manager – Small Business
Jen Staley South Story Bank
Jen Boldt Financial Architects Registered Representative
Jen Nelson The Iowa Clinic, P.C. – Urbandale Business Development Consultant
Jenica Johnson Mid-Iowa SBDC Regional Director
Jennifer Barnes Midwest Alarm Service
Jennifer Cook Great Southern Bank – Clive
Jennifer Simpson Simpson Sales Solutions Owner
Jennifer Brown City of Waukee Economic Development Director
Jeremiah Terhark Webspec CEO/Founder
Jeremy Reed Van Meter, Inc.
Jeremy Riesenberg Cumulus Media Integrated Marketing Consultant
Jerri Gregory Small Batch Supplemnets & Bakery Owner/CEO
Jerrod Sieverding DPT Companies President
Jessica Harlow Delta Dental of Iowa
Jessica Hamell In2It Digital
Jill Latham Ryan Global Direct Mail & Marketing Owner
Jill Halvorson Global Direct Mail & Marketing Office Manager
Jim Becker UNITS of Central Iowa Owner
Joan Warren 2 Harts Boutique LLC Owner
Jodi Essex CIRAS PTAC Program Director
Jodi Schweiger The Iowa Clinic, P.C. – Urbandale Executive Health Program Manager
Jodie Schlotterbeck Chestnut Signs
Joe Stacy Secure Point Solutions Director of Corporate Growth
Joe Schmidt University of Iowa Health Care Employer Relations Manager
Joel Miller EO Iowa
Joey Hinke Vibrant Insurance Group President
Joey Higgins Decoding HR Owner
John Simpson Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Sales Coordinator
Jolene Goodman Iowa Living Magazines Advertising Sales
Jon Ingraham Homemakers Furniture Talent Acquisition Specialist
Joni Gammon Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Ames
Josh Braby Neumann Brothers, Inc. Business Development Manager, Shareholder
Juan Pablo Sanchez Greater Des Moines Partnership
Jules Bonz D.R. Horton Iowa New Home Specialist
Julie Premo Onward & Upward Thriving President
Justin Pery MMIT Business Solutions Group Business Solutions Consultant
Kalese Sheldahl Van Meter, Inc. Program Manager
Kamsa Thephavong K&G Digital 360 Owner & Founder/Digital Marketing Director
Kara Stalzer EF Contract
Karen Taylor Taylored Benefits Co-Owner
Karen Goldsworth Strauss Security Solutions Sales Manager
Karla Rendall KoKo Escapes
Kathy Lamb Guardian Real Estate Group Realtor
Kathy Evert Signarama-Ankeny / YESCO Sign & Lighting Service Owner
Kathy Swanson ReMax Concepts Altoona Realtor
Katie Kass University of Iowa Health Care Lead Nurse
Katie Gilbaugh Webspec Design
Katy Moon The Dana Company
Katy Mehrhoff Welgaard CPA’s & Advisors General Admin
KayDee Kinning Triplett Office Solutions Business Support  Specialist – AR/AP
Keith Ridden Shade Tree Auto
Kelly Daniel Van Meter, Inc. Marketing Specialist
Kerri Yost Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Manager, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Kevin Schlueter Reworc Partner
Kevin Kacere Baton Global Senior Consultant
Kim Knoll Executive Resources Executive Recruiter
Kirsten Weiland Prairie Escape Wellness
Kirsten Burgin Kissed Peach Wax Saloon
Kris Howard KSH Design Studio LLC Owner
Krista Lindholm Paychex HR Business Development Manager
Kristen Stone University of Iowa Student
Kristen Buenzow Mission Cancer + Blood Physician Liaison
KV Venkatraman Cerebral Group, LLC Owner
Kyle Meadows Signarama-Ankeny / YESCO Sign & Lighting Service Outside Sales Representative
Kyle Lee R&B Auto Glass Business Development
Lance Farrell Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Waukee Owner
Lauren Mason Van Meter, Inc. Sales Coordinator
Leisa Fox MakeDSM
Lindsey Newland The Newland Company
Lisa Behrends YSS Executive Director
Liz Van Hagen Delta Dental of Iowa
Logan Galloway Vibrant Insurance Group Sales Manager
Lori Gelhaar Bing Bang Chief Operating Officer
Lori Vande Krol Life Made Simple, LLC Owner
Lorri Stegall Golden Heart Senior Care
Lucas Palmer ESG – CJ Bio America Director
Luke Hassman Strauss Security Solutions
Lyndsey Lamb Guardian Real Estate Group Realtor
Lynne Roberts ATW Training Solutions Director of Operations
Mackenzie Ryan Walters StoryStruck Marketing Owner & Chief Storytelling Officer
Maria Knoll Principal Financial Group Salesforce Engineer
Mark Hildreth Hildreth Construction Services Owner
Mark Courter State Farm Insurance – Mark Courter Owner/Agent
Mary Mendenhall Core Avenue Scholars Des Moines Business Outreach Coordinator
Matt Davis Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Matt Smith Mittera Iowa Business Development Specialist
Matt Nuetzman Paychex HR Business Development Manager
Matt Shaw Coldwell Banker Mid-America Commercial Real Estate
Max Schaefer The Dana Company Core Business Account Executive
Meg Schneider Greater Des Moines Partnership
Meghan Powers-Risdal Conference Technologies Inc. Event Sales
Melanie Suljic Bing Bang Client Development Manager
Melissa Little Great Southern Bank – Clive Branch Manager
Melissa Gray Midwest Professional Staffing
Melissa Merrifield Merrifield, Melissa Director of Marketing & Communications
Michael Slomczewski Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Waukee
Michael Edwards Mediacom Business
Michael Bockholt CTi
Michael Hutney Michael Hutney Consulting
Michelle Polder DSM Homes
Michelle Stegeman Koch & Carlisle Plastic Surgery Director of Operations
Mike Torrez ActionCOACH Well-Done
Mike Krist North Risk Partners Risk Advisor
Mindy Webb-Todd The Dana Company CFO
Mindy Cooper Midland Credit Union – Urbandale Chief Financial Officer
Mitch Perdue Dahl Air Conditioning & Heating
Mitch Zeman Breiholz Construction Company
Molly Lopez Baton Global Senior Consultant
Morgan Hurd Lee Chamberlin Consultant Engineers Business and Project Development Manager
Morgan Athey Webspec Content & SEO Strategist
Nancy Zwickel First Interstate Bank Private Banking Officer
Nancy Gion
Nicholas Cicero Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Urbandale Co-Owner
Pat Pithan MMIT Business Solutions Group Director, Sales and Consulting
Pat Perez Ferrusca Webspec Client Aquisition Specialist
Patricia Everett Great Southern Bank – Clive VIP Banking Manager
Patrick Kearney Vibrant Insurance Group Vice President
Patti George Great Southern Bank – Clive Banking Center Mgr/Asst. Regional Mgr./Lender
Patti Hood Great Southern Bank – Clive Commercial Lender
Paul Hickey Applied Art & Technology
Penny Schmidt Iron Horse Wealth Management, LLC Associate Advisor Wealth Management
Rachel Waljasper Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Waukee
Ralph Compiano Applied Art & Technology Business Development Manager
Ray Main Mainstreet Consulting President
Renee Neppl Employee & Family Resources (EFR) Sales Account Executive
Reonna Snyder Hotel Renovo Sales Executive
Rhett Oselette U.S. Bank Business Banking Relationship Manager
Rhonda Mock The Vernon Company – Digital Sales Team Digital Sales Coordinator
Riana LeJeune LeJeune Ventures LLC
Rich Kacmarynski The Well
Riley Schneekloth MMIT Business Solutions Group Business Solutions Consultant
Rob Olney Van Meter, Inc. Regional Vice President
Rob Taylor EOS Worldwide Implementer – Rob Taylor Certified EOS Implementer
Rodney Dempsey KReate Business Brokers Business Broker
Ronelle Beek Vibrant Insurance Group Personal Lines Manager
Rusty Rohe Dahl Air Conditioning & Heating
Ryan Winter Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Jordan Creek
Ryan Nady Imperfect Pathways
Ryan Ford Berkley Technology Services
Ryan Bratvold BrownWinick Business Development Manager
Sally Ryan Legendary Life Movement
Samantha Winebrenner Bunker Labs Des Moines Ambassador
Sandee Cook Career Search Associates Executive Recruiter
Sarah Oyibo Studio Delta Des Owner
Sarah Denney Vibrant Insurance Group Operations Manager
Shannon Klaus Town Square Dental Consulting
Shannon Quinn Valpak of Central Iowa Senior Vice President
Shannon Howie Vibrant Insurance Group Commercial Lines Manger
Shelvie Jean Vero Health Center Marketing Director
Shey Moore ActionCOACH Vanguard
Sidney Jacobson Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Event Coordinator
Stephanie Kempf Colby Management Company Bookkeeper
Stephen Stegall Jr. Golden Heart Senior Care Co-Owner
Stephen Renze CTi
Suzanne Ryan T&H Financial Coaching, LLC Owner
Tami Biggerstaff Catch Des Moines! Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau Volunteer
Tammy Michaelson EO Iowa Chapter Manager
Tanner Dooley Great Southern Bank – Clive Branch Manager
Tanner Krause Krause Group
Tara Knight-Ortiz Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Membership Director
Tatum Reynolds ATW Training Solutions Marketing Coordinator
Teri Raney Employee & Family Resources (EFR) Sales Account Executive
Theresa Rademacker Upper Iowa University Center Director
Tiffany Menke Urbandale Chamber of Commerce President
Tim Gootee Raccoon Valley Bank Loan Officer
Tina Bakehouse Tina B. LLC President & CEO
Todd Dorr Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Waukee Vice President of Operations
Todd Herren Delta Dental of Iowa Sr. Vice President, Technology & Operations
Todd Tysseling Central Iowa Home School Softball
Todd McDonald ATW Training Solutions President
Tom Schrandt Mediacom Business Commercial Account Executive
Tom Valentine Triplett Office Essentials
Tommy Breedlove Legendary Life Movement
Tony Schmalz T&M Services
Tony Sly Keller Williams
Tony Patterson Financial Architects
Travis Albertson Van Meter, Inc.
Tricia Rivas Trixies Salon & Spa Owner
Trisha McFadden Massage Heights Owner
Wendi Fredregill In2It Digital President and CEO
Zach Vander Ploeg RODAN Office Cleaning Manager