WDM Watch List

Standout leader from the community featured each month

Meet Jake Kirpes.

A University of Iowa graduate with degrees in both industrial engineering and finance, Jacob has always enjoyed strategy, creating change and embracing innovation. He also went on to get his Masters in Engineering at Iowa State University. Jacob excels at working with business owners, their leaders, and organizations to identify, develop and convert what matters most to them… READ MORE

Meet Gretchen Schrock.

Born and raised in Western Illinois on a small family Farm, Gretchen found her way to Iowa by attending Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!). She studied Agronomy and actually worked in that industry fresh out of college. Gretchen found her way to insurance as she quickly realized she wanted to be a valuable resource for small business owners and families. In her previous work she was managing and onboarding subcontractors and was shocked at… READ MORE

Meet Jordan Bouslog.

After being born and raised in Urbandale, Jordan took his University of Northern Iowa degree of Management, Real Estate and Finance right back to Central Iowa to launch his career. He is a Commercial Real Estate Broker at Cushman & Wakefield Iowa Commercial Advisors. Jordan just completed the WDM Leadership Academy among a class of exceptional leaders. During a year when most people were trying to just get by, Jordan and his peers pushed through more than 80 hours of development to better themselves… READ MORE

Meet Tom Florian.

We are excited for this month’s very special feature of the “WDM Watch List.” Tom is an experienced marketer successfully building relationships with sponsors and brand partners, creating social media and digital network content, generating revenue, and increasing attendance & viewership.

He has spent the last 3 and a half years as… READ MORE


Meet Britton Klomstad.

Britton is Iowa born and bred, moving to Des Moines at two years old. After graduating from Valley High School and then earning a degree in Finance from Iowa State University, he chose to launch his career in West Des Moines.

Britton is a Commercial Real Estate Associate Advisor at SVN | CREATE. Growing up here exposed Britton to the knowledge and expertise of the area and surrounding suburbs at an early age, which gives him a competitive edge in… READ MORE

Meet Claire Muselman.

Everyone in the WDM Leadership Academy presents a “Time to Shine” about themselves, but Claire took shine to a whole new level. 

Her sparkling bodysuit, mask, and cookies coordinate perfectly with her bright personality. 

Passionate, fearless, and insightful are three other words that… READ MORE