For the second 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. 

The online survey of Business Record members, which was conducted in the summer of 2019, asked participants to identify the most influential leader and 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.

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