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New Leaders Council

New Leaders Council Des Moines

NLC Des Moines was founded in 2010. You can follow the Des Moines Chapter on Facebook and Twitter.

Please also visit our NLC Des Moines website:

Chapter Directors | Advisory Board and Roles | Elected Officials and Dignitaries | Fellows | Alumni | Previous Leadership


New Leaders Council is only possible because of our tremendous volunteers and supporters in communities across the country. (Back to All Chapters)

 Meet the 2016 Fellows:

 ~ Take a look at our previous classes ~

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  ~ Meet our previous leadership ~


Chapter Directors

E.B. Updegraff, Chapter Director
Nathan Erickson, Chapter Director-Elect
Erin Wickering, Chapter Director-Emeritus

Des Moines Advisory Board and Roles

Karla Bromwell, Institute Co-Chair
Megan Bendixen, Institute Co-Chair
Stacie Bendixen, Recruitment & Selections Chair
Michael Weeks, Finance Co-Chair
Nathan Erickson, Finance Co-Chair
Kelli Lydon, Outreach & Advocacy Chair
Maggie Carlson, Communitcation Chair
Gracie Brandsgard, Mentorship Chair
Ruth Lapointe, Alumni Chair
Annika Schilke, Secretary Chair
Zebulon Beilke-McCallum, At-Large Co-Chair
Keegan Kautzky, At-Large Co-Chair
Matt Blake,  At-Large Co-Chair
Patrick Rynard, At-Large Co-Chair
Natalie Koerber At-Large Co-Chair

Elected Officials and Dignitaries that support our NLC mission in Des Moines

Tyler Olson, State Representative
Christie Vilsack, Former First Lady of Iowa
Scott Ourth, State Representative
Marti Anderson, State Representative

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New Leaders Council is a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed. NLC does not engage in political or legislative activities of any kind, does not support or oppose any candidate for public office, and serves only as an educational leadership training ground.