The Iowa CEO Summit is a one of a kind, invite-only event that is  meant to create a space where Iowa Business Owners, CEOs and Presidents can come together once a year to grow, share and learn from one another and from keynote speakers. Have you ever heard the phrase, "it's lonely at the top?" At The Iowa CEO Summit you have the opportunity to speak with and connect with others just like you, facing the same types of decisions and business issues you are. Here, you don't have to feel that sense of isolation. The CEO summit is a place where business leaders can go to find practical ideas, creative inspiration, valuable new connections and a little fun. Care to join us?


Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about growth.

Jen Shirkani

CEO & Best Selling Author

Penumbra Group 

Mike Kleis

Renaissance Executive Forums

 Mike utilizes peer advisory boards, one-on-one coaching and a host of proprietary resources to help CEO’s and business owners address their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities so they can take their businesses to next level.

Jen Shirkani is a:
 Best-selling author of Ego vs. EQ –How CEOs can avoid the 8 traps that undermine their capacity to lead and grow. 

•Featured keynote speaker at national and regional conferences, has been a frequent guest of several national radio programs, and featured in Bloomberg/Businessweek, Leadership Excellence Magazine, Fast Company, and many other publications.

•Executive Coach to Fortune 500 executives


The Iowa CEO SUMMIT will be an invaluable, interactive experience taking place over a compact 3+ hours on Wednesday, November 16th. 

The day will include a well-known  keynote presentations and panels from some of the brightest minds in Iowa. 

Wednesday, November 16th:

  • 7:30am: Private CEO Forum
  • 9:20am: Arrival
  • 9:40am: Welcome & Introduction
  • 9:50am: Keynote by Jen Shirkani
  • 11:00am: Break/Networking
  • 11:15am: Panel/Application/Discussion
  • 12:00pm: Lunch (Included)
  • 12:45pm: Closing Remarks
  • 12:50pm: Adjourn
  • 1:15pm: Private CEO Forum


 Des Moines Golf and Country Club 

1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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We look forward to having you be a part of this day. 
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