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2021 Speaker Series
Seneca Wallace
June 29th
Charlie Wittmack
September 16th
Matt Smith
October 28th
Tom Coates
November 18th
Series Table Sponsorship
 Reserves you a table for 8 to all four events for $1100.
Thursday, November 18th 
(11:30 - 1:00 PM)

Tom Coates

Executive Director - Consumer Credit of Des Moines

Tom is the President and co-founder of Consumer Credit of Des Moines, Iowa. The office was established in 1987, and continues to be Iowa’s largest credit counseling service for over 30 years. They have directly assisted over 150,000 individuals and families in the repayment of their debt. They counsel hundreds of new people each month and have returned over 600 million dollars to creditors.

Tom has a BA degree in Accounting and Business from Simpson College in Indianola, IA (1976). He was in the investment brokerage business for ten years before starting Consumer Credit of Des Moines. Tom has given numerous talks and interviews on credit and gambling. Among those is The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Focus on the Family, Business Week, and the BBC. He is also very active in the community and appears on TV and is frequently a guest on local radio.

Tom has been married to Lee Ann for 47 years. They have 3 married children; two daughters, Sarah and Katie, and a son, Grant. They have 4 grandsons and 3 granddaughters. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching grandchildren’s sporting events, walking, biking, reading and cigars.

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We are a non-profit organization with a mission to build-up men to be better husbands, fathers, and leaders at work and in the community. In short, we seek to help men find the best versions of themselves. We do this by having power lunches each month with inspired and dynamic speakers from all over the country.

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Building up men to be better husbands, fathers, leaders at work and leaders in the community.