Sages Over 70 – 2023

dsm magazine is pleased to recognize the 2023 Sages Over 70. These seven Greater Des Moines leaders have made the city a better place to live through their civic and business leadership, mentorship endeavors and community advocacy. A reception to celebrate their achievements will take place Nov. 7 at the FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 S.W. Prairie Trail Parkway on the DMACC campus in Ankeny.

Corporate table reservations are now available! Contact Suzanna de Baca at to reserve your spot. General admission ticket information to come.

Wayne Ford, retired state representative and former executive director of Urban Dreams
Joe Gonzalez, retired lieutenant with the Des Moines Police Department, executive director of the Latino Heritage Festival
Tom Koehn, chairman of the board of the Waldinger Corp.
Linda Koehn, retired teacher and philanthropist
Pat Schneider, vice president of Ferguson Commercial Real Estate Services
Martha Willits, retired president and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership
Doug West, retired financial consultant and branch manager for Wells Fargo Advisors