The WDM Chamber’s Young Professional Program Welcomes New Leadership

WEST DES MONES, IA (JULY 20) – Due to significant growth throughout the first six months after the launch of West YP, the committee has expanded to welcome new leadership into additional roles.

West YP is the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce’s (WDM Chamber) new program developed by young professionals for young professionals. It provides the opportunity to grow one’s leadership, make an impact on the community, develop lasting connections, and have memorable experiences. There are various benefits such as free events, an exclusive YP directory, public recognition opportunities and scholarships, and more. The members meet monthly, rotating between socials and professional development opportunities thanks to Event Partner, ISU Ivy College of Business. The West YP Committee works to make this program a success for young professionals across the metro.

The leaders serving on the new West YP Committee include:

Chair, Alec Wilcox with R&R Realty

Vice-Chair, Adam Ries with Keystone Chiropractic

Social Chair, Nora Walsh with SVN Create

Membership Co-Chair, Nick Schmidt with Two Rivers Bank & Trust

Membership Co-Chair, Emma Gerdis with Merchants Bonding Company

Marketing Co-Chair, Cara Treybal with Northwest Bank

Marketing Co-Chair, Emily Cooper Smith with Cooper Smith & Company

Professional Development Chair, Britton Klomstad with SVN Create

Philanthropy Chair, Moses Sloven with Great Western Bank

Young professionals can join this dynamic and driven group as an individual or with the business package available. Learn more about West YP, upcoming events, and other opportunities for young professionals to set themselves up for success 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