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Lean on the Locals

It takes a village to plan a top-notch event and that's what our team is here for. Let us help you from start to finish!

Meet the team

Chris Baker

Chris Baker
Director of Event Experience
(515) 699-3456

Catch Des Moines - Bailee Arnburg

Bailee Arnburg
Event Experience Manager
(515) 699-3445

Favorite thing about Greater Des Moines: I love that visitors always comment on how friendly everyone here is – that's "Iowa Nice" for ya! Locals are always willing to help with recommendations on what to do in Greater Des Moines. You can catch world-class food, arts, festivals, and sports all in our wonderful city. Hope to catch you soon in my favorite destination!

Mary Ann Moore

Mary Ann Moore
Sales Coordinator
(515) 699-3444

Favorite thing about Greater Des Moines: Greater Des Moines is an undiscovered jewel for first-time visitors. Our city is varied and vibrant, and its residents are approachable and warm. Whether your tastes run the gamut from festivals to trails, Greater Des Moines has many options. We hope you will catch all that our city has to offer!

Catch Des Moines - Laura Smidt

Laura Jass
Event Experience Sports Manager
(515) 699-3455

Favorite thing about Greater Des Moines: My favorite thing about Greater Des Moines is that everyone who visits says, "Yeah, I could live here." And it's true. The city's energy will magically match yours. You can explore the city with ease, and your heart will feel happy and filled with the culture, tempo, and friendly locals. But don't take my word for it—catch Des Moines and see for yourself!