Legos, trains, trucks and cows. It’s not all suits in the Business Record. Or at least not for one issue every year. 

This is the encore of last year’s, “The Photo Issue”, which was our first attempt to feature local business leaders out of the office and showing off their unique talents and hobbies.

Still no swimsuits in this year’s issue, so don’t be afraid to peruse the issue at work. 

Alas, maybe next year. 

At any rate, A big thanks to Duane Tinkey, our excellent staff photographer, who rocked it again. And a big thanks to our four models in this year’s issue.

We hope you enjoy this inside look at the talents and interests of our community.

– Chris Conetzkey, Editor of the Business Record



We took a photographic peek into the hobbies of some of Des Moines leaders. Check out the photo galleries of the leaders below.

2013

W. Kim Austen 

Railroading is a family tradition with this insurance executive, who spends his time on his own HO scale railroad






Scott Bowman 

This mechanical engineer spends his time off the clock building items out of Lego bricks






Rob Denson 

Truck driving is just in the DMACC president’s blood






Kim Waltman

She fancied the frenetic pace of public relations, but open spaces and cattle have Kim Waltman’s attention







2012

Bonnie Campbell
Hobby: Cooking




Jay Byers
Hobby: Musician




Mary O'Keefe
Hobby: Showing Horses




Steve & Susan Skold
Hobby: Big Game Hunting




Seeking Models for 2014:
It’s never too early, the Business Record is currently looking for business leaders with interesting hobbies and/or talents to be featured in next year’s Photo Issue. If you or someone you know would make for an interesting photo shoot, please send the name, hobby and contact info to my email address: chrisconetzkey@bpcdm.com