For the fourth straight year, Dan Houston, chairman, president and CEO of Principal Financial Group Inc., 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 2022 Book of Lists.
The online survey of Business Record readers, which was conducted in 2021, asked participants who they think the most influential leader is and asked them to pick nine other influential leaders.
The votes were tallied and IP addresses were analyzed, much as we do for Best of Des Moines, to remove suspicious voting and obvious attempts to fraudulently influence rankings.

 

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Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders

1. Dan Houston

2. Jay Byers

3. Kyle Krause

4. Suku Radia

5. Renee Hardman

6. John Pappajohn

7. Connie Wimer

8. Teree Caldwell-Johnson

9. Izaah Knox

10. Deidre DeJear

11. Dennis Albaugh

12. Tanner Krause

13. Jim Cownie

14. Debi Durham

15. Angela Walker Franklin

16. Angela Connolly

17. Kristi Knous

18. David Stark

19. Mary Sellers

20. Wendy Wintersteen

21. Don Coffin

22. Tiffany Tauscheck

23. Rick Tollakson

24. Greg Edwards

25. Emily Abbas