2022/2023 Meeting Schedule

Meetings, Schedule

Most meetings begin with lunch at 11:30.

November 10, 2022
Location SpareTime – West Des Moines
Speaker: Chris Cook; Chief Investment Strategist – Gilbert & Cook Inc.
Topic: Economic Update

January 12, 2023
Location To Be Announced
Speaker: To Be Announced
Topic: To Be Announced

February 9, 2023
LocationTo Be Announced
Speaker: To Be Announced
Topic: To Be Announced

March 9, 2023
Location To Be Announced
Speaker: To Be Announced
Topic: To Be Announced

April 13, 2023
Location To Be Announced
Elections to be held
Speaker: To Be Announced
Topic: To Be Announced

May 11, 2023
Location To Be Announced
Speaker: To Be Announced
Topic: To Be Announced

Past Events

September 8, 2022
Spare Time – West Des Moines
Speaker: Paul Galloway, CFA – Strategic Treasurer
Topic: “Navigating Uncertain Times: A Guide to Scenario Analysis”

September 29, 2022
Big Grove Brewery – Des Moines
Membership Drive & Social Hour
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

October 13, 2022
Location: Spare Time, 340 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Speaker: Christopher A. Proskey – BrownWinick Law
Topic: Intellectual Property

May Meeting and Social Hour

Meetings, Schedule

Panel discussion begins at 3:00 pm with social hour to follow at 4:00 pm.

Thursday 5/19/22 – Location: Spare Time, 340 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Topic: Labor Market

Panelists:

Amanda Young – SVP, Chief Human Resource Officer with Bankers Trust

Wendy Mayfield – AVP, Talent Management with Farmers Mutual Hail

Alex Stagnone – Account Manager with Aston Carter

Panel discussion begins at 3:00 pm with social hour to follow at 4:00 pm

Meetings, Schedule

Meetings begin with lunch at 11:30 and speakers at 12:00.

Thursday 4/14/22 – Location: Spare Time, 340 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines

Speaker:

Elizabeth Burns-Thompson – VP of Government and Public Affairs, Navigator CO2

Topic: Carbon

Website: https://www.navigatorco2.com/

Bio: Raised in Iowa, it was Elizabeth’s passion for agriculture that led her to Iowa State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business & International Agriculture. Elizabeth also holds a Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School, specializing in agricultural law and policy, and is a licensed attorney in the State of Iowa. 

Throughout her professional career she has specialized in helping farmers and rural agricultural businesses sustain their voice in the political process, in roles with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Corn Growers Association, and Renewable Energy Group. Much of her time now is focused on promoting carbon capture and sequestration with ethanol and fertilizer facilities across the Midwest as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Navigator CO2. In addition to her professional career, she is an active resident and volunteer within her community, and was elected to the Altoona City Council in November of 2019. 

She also holds leadership roles within the BRAVO Greater Des Moines regional arts initiative, Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Altoona Chamber of Commerce. She’s also been a long-standing volunteer for the ISU Alumni Association, American Agricultural Law Association, and the Young Professionals in Agriculture. Elizabeth was recognized as of the 2020 Altoona Young Professional of the Year, Des Moines Register’s “15 To Watch in 2020,” AgGrad’s “30 Under 30 in Agriculture,” and was named the 2019 Emerging Leader Award winner by Iowa State University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. 

Outside of her professional and community commitments, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, gardening, and the occasional Pinterest project.

Meetings begin with lunch at 11:30 and speakers at 12:00.

2019/2020 Meeting Schedule

Meetings, News, Schedule

ALL EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

All meetings begin with lunch at 11:30.

April 9, 2020
CANCELLED

May 14, 2020
Venue: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

Previous Meetings:

September 12, 2019
Funny Bone Comedy Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Iowa AFP Board of Directors
Topic: “Making the Most of Iowa AFP”: Tools for Treasury Professionals, Upcoming Iowa AFP Announcements, Board of Directors Panel Discussion, Roundtable Discussion with Peers, & New Member Benefits

October 10, 2019
Embassy Club West – West Des Moines
Speaker: Kevin Christensen, Senior Vice President of Market Intelligence & Data Analytics – SHAZAM Network
Topic: Faster Payments, debit card industry, and the 2020/2021 NACHA rule changes

November 14, 2019
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Derek Svoren, Interest Rate Risk Specialist, Commercial Rates and FX Solutions
Topic: Transition from LIBOR to SOFR

January 9, 2020
Venue: Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Michael A. Salerno, VP of Global Banking – FNBO
Topic: Global Banking

February 12, 2020 – NOTE WEDNESDAY NOT THURSDAY!
Venue: Holmes Murphy – 2727 Grand Prairie Parkway, Waukee, IA
Speaker: Ross Ingersoll – Holmes Murphy
Topic: Cyber Liability and Current Trends

March 12, 2020
Venue: Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Panel – Courtney Clarke, Miles Capital; Debbie Ladehoff, Farmer’s Mutual Hail; Melissa Schilling, Dickinson Law
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2018/2019 Meeting Schedule

Meetings, News, Schedule

All meetings begin with lunch at 11:30.

September 13, 2018
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Adam Gregg, Lt. Governor State of Iowa
Topic: Iowa Economy, Tax Reform, Rural Iowa Initiative

October 11, 2018
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Becky Gibson – Senior Vice President, RVP Middle Market Banking, Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Topic: Cyber Security

November 8, 2018
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Jon Augustine – Chief Investment Officer, BTC Capital Management
Topic: Economic & Market Overview

January 10, 2019
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Megan Vollstedt – Executive Director, Iowa AgriTech Accelerator
Topic: Iowa AgriTech Accelerator

February 14, 2019
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Aaron Pearce, General Counsel for Continental Western Group
Topic: Planning, Strategy and Risk Management in the Vendor Selection Process

March 14, 2019
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Adam Claypool, Managing Principal – BP Growth Partners
Topic: Investing in Innovation – Essential Do’s and Dont’s

April 11, 2019
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Tom Myers, Investment Professional
Topic: Bitcoin

May 9, 2019
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: John Lande, Dickinson Law Firm & Reed McManigal, Holmes Murphy
Topic: Cybersecurity – Threats, Liability, Insurance, & Mitigation

Speaker Suggestions

Speaker or Topic Ideas

Please send us any suggestions for speakers.

2017 – 2018 Meeting Schedule

Meetings, News, Schedule

All meetings begin with lunch at 11:30.

We return again for the 2018/2019 season in September!

Previous Meetings:

September 14, 2017
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Mike Fitzgerald, Treasurer State of Iowa
Topic: Budget

October 12, 2017
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Nina Hanselmann, VP – Working Capital Consulting
Topic: Faster Payments: Impact on Working Capital Strategies

November 9, 2017
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Todd Wegener – Grant Thornton
Topic: “Moving your Budgeting Process to the Cloud”

January 23, 2018
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Patrick Dix, Shazam
Topic: Standards In Payments

February 8, 2018
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: John Schmidt, GuideOne
Topic: Lean Operations at GuideOne

March 8, 2018
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Miles Weis, Holmes Murphy
Topic: Cyber Trends and Exposures

April 12, 2018
Des Moines Golf & Country Club – West Des Moines
Speaker: Jonathan Hall, CFO – Krause Holdings
Topic: Get Your Head Out of the Sand: Finance Pros Need to Embrace the Wave of Disruptive Tech

May 10, 2018
Des Moines Embassy Club – Downtown Des Moines
Speaker: Adam Schwab, Director of Investments – American Enterprise Group
Topic: The U.S. Pension Crisis: Learning from Past Mistakes