Dwana Bradley will share her spark story—or what inspired her to step up and make Des Moines a better place to live. She is the General Chairperson of Iowa Juneteenth, chair of the Des Moines School Board, executive director of the Des Moines Urban Experience, and owner of Iowa Urban Media, a community-focused publishing company. She is co-hosting with the Business Record The Power of Us, a speaker series which brings together people from different perspectives to discuss key community issues.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in child and family services from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in Elementary Education and Literacy from Drake University as well as a specialist’s degree in administration and is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. She serves as choir director at True Bible Baptist Church.