Dick Goodson in many ways represented the magic that is Des Moines as he worked to bring countless individuals together to work to better our community and make an impact. For many of our long-term clients, he was the face of our company – the first person they met – the leader of providing “service beyond expectation.” For our staff he was the leader that saw their individual talents, beyond their title.
Dick purchased DMS in 1996 after working with the Iowa League of Savings Institute to build it from the ground up. He spent many years working with nonprofits and organizations throughout the Des Moines metro, including the Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations, the 5th Judicial District as well as the Guardian Project and the Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimers Association.
Dick lead this company to many successes, including the 2002 Associations Advance America Award from ASAE for security focused work following 9/11 and the “Small Business Best Kept Secret Award” from the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Business Record. Around our office we talk about our DMS family, and he was definitely at the heart of that, which many of us feel is perhaps one of the best of his successes.
Our ongoing testament to him will be to live up to that level of client and community commitment.
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