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FuseDSM Monthly Luncheon - Success in a Multi-Generational Workforce

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Name: FuseDSM Monthly Luncheon - Success in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Date: April 4, 2024
Time: 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
FuseDSM Monthly Luncheons 

The FuseDSM Monthly Luncheon will typically be held on the 1st Thursday of every month. Each month the Chamber invites a dynamic speaker to provide timely information affecting our community, insight on issues concerning the community, or inspirational stories which resonate within the community. 

There is networking time prior to the start of the program and lunch being served. This is the monthly event you do not want to miss to maintain those important relationships with your fellow members. 

 Success in a multi-generational workforce

This panel discussion will give you a deeper understanding of different generational experiences.
and through this deeper understanding create a more collaborative working environment for everyone.


DR. ANDERSON, PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS AT GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY Dr. Anderson is a Professor of Business at Grand View University with a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Dr. Anderson teaches courses focused around Economics and Finance that include Strategic Management, Personal Finance, Investments, Macroeconomics, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Money, Banking, and Financial Systems. Prior to completing his doctorate, Dr. Anderson, obtained his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Drake University.



Meet William Wade Thompson Jr., graduated Des Moines Public Schools' North High School Class of 1963 alum, has attained numerous licenses and certifications including American Savings & Loan Institute, Realtors and Appraisers Institute, NASD Securities License School, Sports Car Club of America Competition Drivers and Stewards schools, and Northwest Pilots Flight School. He began his career in diversified brokerage services as a licensed real estate and securities officer. He has worked as a broker and appraiser at Iowa Realty Company and established and operated Des Moines Appraisal Services for 35 years. He taught Real Estate Appraising at DMACC & Des Moines Adult Education and established and operated Highland Real Estate and Insurance Services, TW Construction Company, Willy & Dave's Deli and Catering with David Winders from the NHS Class of 1963, and Event Services Incorporated of America. He has managed events such as the Ruan Greater Des Moines Grand Prix, Sports Car Club of America Pro Racing Motorsports events, Trans-Am, Indy Car, and FIA Formula One World Racing events. His management experience includes the General Motors International Motor Sports Association Pro-Racing Team, which won five International Sedan championships. He has also managed Winefest Des Moines and the music industry, including logistics, recording, funding, production, publishing, and touring. He is an ASCAP member with a catalog of 300 original songs and has released three albums internationally. Additionally, he has sixty years of experience as a band member, bass player, guitarist, and vocalist. He has also worked in political fundraising events and has traveled for a year with a candidate for governor. He is a past  member of the Board of Directors, Vice President, and Treasurer of Parks Area Foundation, past Board of Directors with the Legion of Food Trucks Association, appointed by the Des Moines City Council to the Des Moines Parks Board, past Board or Directors member at H.O.M.E. Inc., and consultant & advisor Captain Roy’s at Birdland Marina and Prairie Meadows Riviera Stage at Riverview Park. Bill is also an owner/partner of SouthPaw Ventures, LLC and was the 2020 FuseDSM Citizen of the Year!

Marni Hockenberg serves professionals contemplating a career transition, actively seeking a new role, and organizations in need of professional outplacement services for departing team members. Raised in the 1950’s, Marni is a baby boomer who grew up with black and white TV, Captain Kangaroo, and walked uphill (both ways) to school in the snow. The boomer generation values relationships, are goal centric and resourceful.

Tina is a Mom of three, Wife, Business Owner, Real Estate Investor and Mentor. Tina is a supporter of Suicide & Mental Health Awareness. Tina has an extensive background in property management and real estate. She began her career as a leasing agent 27 years ago and has since gained experience in various aspects of property management to apply to her own ownership of real estate and a management company. Tina’s industry accomplishments include co-founding the GIAA an affiliate of NAA, NAAEI certified, holding CAM & CAPS designations and a broker’s license. In 2019, she made a notable move by acquiring her alma mater and transforming it into workforce housing for the market. Tina assists as able in various facets of providing housing opportunities for all. Supporting small Iowa woman owned businesses is a must for her. Tina’s biggest successes are found by lifting those up around her and giving back whenever possible.

"Meet Dallas Downey, CLCS, your go-to commercial insurance expert, connector, and social media marketing master. A Des Moines Metro native and proud graduate of Simpson College, Dallas excels in leveraging automation and personal development to nurture growth in both his business and personal life. With his roles as Managing Principal at DSMIG and Commercial Account Executive, Content Strategist, Dallas is a seasoned leader. He’s held pivotal roles on local and national boards, including Director, Advisor, and Chairman. Not just confined to boardrooms or digital landscapes, in his downtime, you'll find Dallas either tinkering on his latest project in his garage, embarking on a journey with friends and family, or spending quality time with Kinzer, his beloved black lab rescue. Ever the community advocate, Dallas’s volunteer portfolio is as extensive as his professional one—he’s devoted to preserving the history of West Des Moines, bringing together like-minded young professionals as the Co Founder of The Loop DSM, and connecting with the community on a deep philanthropic level."

My name is Emma Webb and I am a senior at Grand View University studying marketing and finance. Originally from Pleasant Hill, IA, I didn't have to travel far to find the next place I'd call home. During my time at college, I have gained many valuable experiences that have helped shape me into who I am today. Through clubs, student leadership teams, jobs, internships, and classes, I have learned more about myself and the career I hope to obtain. As graduation is nearing, I look forward to the possibility of finding a full-time role in marketing at a nonprofit organization, though I am eager for any opportunity that may present itself. While my roots are certainly in Des Moines, Iowa, I would love to travel or move elsewhere for just a couple of years following graduation. I look forward to embarking on the next stage of my life and career. 

Holiday Inn Downtown
Top of the Tower

1050 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

Parking: Free underground parking available. 
Date/Time Information:

11:15 -11:45  - Registration/Networking (buffet lunch starts serving at 11:30am)
11:45 - 1:00pm - Program

Contact Information:
Lisa Treptow
$26/pp - Member
$32/pp - Non Member

No Walk In Registrations will be allowed. There is a FIRM registration deadline of Tuesday April 2nd at 10:00am. No refunds will be given after April 2nd, 48 hours prior to the event. 

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