The WDM Chamber’s Leadership Academy Opens New Seats on Advisory Council for Local Leaders

WEST DES MONES, IA (SEPTEMBER 8) – As the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (WDM Chamber) transitions to its 14th year of the West Des Moines Leadership Academy (WDMLA; WDM Leadership Academy), additional leaders have been added to the WDMLA Advisory Council.

The WDM Leadership Academy is a 9-month bootcamp that offers a 3-tiered approach of leadership skills training focused on better leading oneself, leading others, and leading in the community. The program develops and enhances leadership skills of participants, educates leaders on issues facing our community, and stimulates increased leadership throughout the community.

The course begins in September of ’21 with graduation in May of ’22. In between are 9 sessions with experiential learning with top facilitators. The program is possible thanks to Presenting Sponsor Carrier Access and Supporting Sponsor Renzo. WDMLA is led by a group of alumni who have been through the program in various years.

Due to the program’s growth, the WDM Chamber has added additional seats to the Advisory Council to meet the expanding needs of WDMLA. The leaders serving on the 2021 – 2022

WDMLA Advisory Council include:

Chair, Tiffiny Gaskill, R&R Realty Group
Vice Chair, Jeremy Bielski, ITA Group
Past Chair, Shane Stark, Carrier Access, Inc.
Alumni Chair, Jordan Bouslog, Cushman & Wakefield Iowa Commercial Advisors
Curriculum Co-Chair, Dave Ling, Beisser Lumber Company
Curriculum Co-Chair, Cara Treybal, Northwest Bank
Recruitment Co-Chair, Molly Skoda, Great Western Bank
Recruitment Co-Chair, Debby Hudson, Genesis Health Clubs
Class Project Co-Chair, Ashley Charnetski, Whitfield & Eddy Law
Class Project Co-Chair, Brad Munford, City of West Des Moines
Marketing Co-Chair, Mary Clayton, IMT Insurance
Marketing Co-Chair, Megan Stelter, Financial Plus Credit Union

Learn more about the West Des Moines Leadership Academy at

About the WDM Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce is to champion all things West Des Moines by strengthening our area companies, providing personalized resources and attracting a top workforce to position WDM as the best suburban city in America. With 700+ members, we provide something for everyone. Learn more about the chamber and how to get involved at