Michelle DeClerck, president and founder of Conference Event Management in West Des Moines, has been named one of the 2017 Top Innovative Women by Smart Meetings. Previously, DeClerck was named a 2016 Top Changemaker in the industry. Smart Meetings is a publication covering trends, technology and profiles in the meetings, conventions and events industry. In addition to her role at CEM, last year DeClerck founded Iowa Hospitality Donation Network to rescue usable products from hospitality venues and get them into the hands of the hungry and homeless, and Mentor Tank to provide opportunities for young women to jump-start their careers. She sits on the Executive Council for Iowa Women Lead Change and for the Lieutenant Governor's Million Women Mentors. She also enrolled her company in the Iowa Epic Challenge to foster opportunities for women at all levels of their careers.