WEST DES MOINES, IA – April 10, 2015 – The President of The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Dave Schwartz, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the organization effective immediately. Schwartz, who joined the chamber in 2014, has led the organization through sweeping changes since joining as President.
“Dave has brought an aggressive strategic vision to the Chamber that has resulted in unprecedented growth in revenue and membership,” West Des Moines Chamber Board Chair Dr. Anthony Paustian noted. “Through his leadership and connectivity in the community he has been able to build relationships with so many businesses who may not have previously thought of the chamber.”
“He’s clearly an agent of change who has quickly rebuilt the chamber template to become more of a center of commerce than the traditional chamber model. Our membership is energized and taking advantage of all the new educational and resource offerings now available.”
Prior to joining the chamber, Schwartz was President of Bearence Management Group in West Des Moines, a firm he co-founded in 2005.