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2017 Greater Des Moines Partnership Annual Dinner

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Name: 2017 Greater Des Moines Partnership Annual Dinner
Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced that its 2017 Annual Dinner will feature the husband and wife duo of Bloomberg View Columnist Albert R. Hunt and “PBS NewsHour” Anchor Judy Woodruff as the headlining speakers. The Partnership’s 128th Annual Dinner program will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines. 

Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist and regular contributor on Bloomberg Television, where he has worked since 2005. He previously served for 35 years in the Washington, D.C. bureau of The Wall Street Journal. There, he acted as bureau chief and executive Washington editor in addition to roles as a Congressional and national political reporter. Hunt served as a panelist on CNN’s weekly public affairs program “The Capital Gang” for more than 17 years and was a member of CNN’s “Novak, Hunt & Shields.” He has been a regular panelist for NBC’s “Meet the Press” and PBS’ “Washington Week in Review” was well as a political analyst for CBS Morning News. Hunt is the co-author of a series of books on U.S. national elections by the American Enterprise Institute and co-authored the Brookings Institution’s book, “Elections American Style.”

Woodruff is the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.” She has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC and PBS. For 12 years, Woodruff served as anchor and senor correspondent for CNN, where she anchored the program “Inside Politics.” At PBS from 1983 to 1993, she was the chief Washington correspondent for “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.” From 1984 to 1990, Woodruff also anchored PBS’ award-winning weekly documentary series “Frontline with Judy Woodruff.” From 2006 to 2013, she anchored a monthly program for Bloomberg Television, “Conversations with Judy Woodruff.” Prior to her time as an anchor, Woodruff was a White House correspondent for NBC News, and wrote the 1982 book “This is Judy Woodruff at the White House.”  In 2011, Woodruff was the principal reporter for the PBS documentary “Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime.” 

The Partnership’s Annual Dinner is the Central Iowa business community’s celebration of the past year’s economic and community development successes. The dinner includes a social hour beginning at 5 p.m., with the dinner and program beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program includes a presentation of The Partnership’s Annual Report, summarizing the accomplishments of the organization’s work in 2016.

Questions should be directed to Katie Hernandez, (515) 286-4913 or khernandez@desmoinesmetro.com.
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Program and Dinner
Contact Information:
Katie Hernandez - 515-286-4913
Center Stage Table of Ten: $1,500
Center Stage Single Seat: $150
General Seating Table of Ten: $1,250
General Seating Single Seat: $125
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