Des Moines
Dec 06, 2019
Jay Byers, CEO of the Gtr. DM Partnership
Des Moines

Jay Byers is CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The Partnership is the regional economic and community development organization serving Central Iowa with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and a network of more than 6,600 regional members.

Byers is a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE), graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management (IOM), graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OUED!) and graduate of Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives' (ACCE) Ford Foundation Regionalism and Sustainable Develpment Fellowship.

Prior to his current role, Byers served as the Partnership's Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy.  Before joining The Partnership, he worked as District Director for Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell and as an attorney at the Ice Miller Law Firm in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Byers is a graduate of Simpson Colege and the University of Iowa College of Law.  He resides in Des Moines with his wife, Katie, and two daughters, Sophie and Charlotte.