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2018 genYP Leadership Team

Katie Wheeler
2018 Chair
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Mortgage Loan Officer
Nick Darrah
2018 Past Chair
Jiffy Lube
Vice President
As the vice president of Ord Enterprises ltd. I perform many functions within our organization. I am in charge of the commercial sales for our business. This is an exciting part of my job, it provides many challenges and opportunities to get out in our community and network with business owners and professionals in our community. I am our HR department. In this capacity I perform many duties which include; payroll processing, recruiting and hiring, developing employee retention programs, training and employee development. HR has been my passion since college and I have the privilege to do this in my career for our family business.
Jessica Carlson
2019
Northwestern Mutual
Financial Advisor
Shelby Mensen
2019
Sarah Nielsen
2020
Showplace Cabinetry Design Center
Designer/Sales
Sarah Nielsen has always had a passion for design. With her father working construction and a woodworker on the side, she began building and designing at a young age. She attended Iowa State University, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree emphasizing in Woodworking and Photography with a Minor in Business. In 2014, she started at Showplace Cabinetry Design Center as an Assistant Designer/Customer Service representative. This allowed for Sarah to learn the design process from measuring a space, selecting design details, to finishing the project. She became a designer in 2016 completing roughly $400,000 in sales in the last year and a half. With her background in woodworking, she strives for a function-oriented design to create one of kind spaces that work well for the particular client.

 
Megan Ries
2020
Keystone Chiropractic
Owner/NeuroStructural Chiropractor

Megan is a co-owner of Keystone Chiropractic in West Des Moines. Her clinic's unique focus, NeuroStructural Correction aims to identify core issues that may be affecting a person's body in ways they notice or feel, but more importantly, in ways they have no idea about. Dr. Megan also assists people in making changes to their lifestyle both in the office and in the Des Moines community through her Onsite Health Education. This improves the likelihood that people can make lasting improvements to their health.

Megan joined the chamber in 2016 and is currently involved with the chamber Connectors and serves on the Leadership Committee for genYP. When she's not in the office or out in the community, she enjoys running, trying new workout classes or recipes, volunteering at church, and reading.

Luke Van Roekel
2020
Phillips Stafford Insurance Group
independent insurance Agent
Eric Williams
2018
AO Wealth Advisory
Associate Financial Planner
My responsibilities include executing financial plans and assisting clients. I also help clients create personal and business budgets focused on achieving their financial goals.
Ryan Moon
Chamber Membership Director-Staff
Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
Membership Director
Ryan Moon began working for the Urbandale Chamber in 2017. Previously, he worked in Washington, D.C. for 270 Strategies and various projects for the United States Global Leadership Coalition and Union of Concerned Scientists. He also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Iowa House of Representatives. He is responsible for membership recruitment, development, and retention for the organization. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Political Science. He enjoys spending time with friends, family, and his dogs Hilton and Stark. 
Brittney Ledford
2018 co-chair
One Sweet Kitchen
Owner
Wm. Curvin Larson
2021
Midwest Family Lending
Mortgage Originator
Willy Kappie
2019
Concentra
Center and Operations Director