Dan Houston, chairman, CEO and president of Principal Financial Group, has been voted by Business Record readers as the Most Influential Business Leader in Greater Des Moines. 

Houston topped the annual list of the top 25 influential leaders that appears in the new 2019 Book of Lists.

The online survey of Business Record members, which was conducted in the summer of 2018, asked participants to identify the most influential leader and to pick nine other influential leaders.

The votes were tallied and IP addresses were analyzed to remove suspicious voting and obvious attempts to fraudulently influence rankings.

25 Most Influential Business Leaders:
1. Dan Houston
2. Jay Byers
3. Kim Reynolds
4. Fred Hubbell
5. John Pappajohn
6. Suku Radia
7. Jim Cownie
8. Kyle Krause
9. Dennis Albaugh
10. Connie Wimer
11. Bill Knapp I
12. Greg Edwards
13. Angela Connolly
14. John Ruan III
15. Rick Tollakson
16. Don Coffin
17. Gerry Neugent
18. Marty Martin
19. Kristi Knous
20. Steve Lacy
21. Elisabeth Buck
22. Wendy Wintersteen
23. Debi Durham
24. Rich Willis
25. Nora Everett

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