Jonathan Gallagher, an attorney at BrownWinick, was selected to the West Des Moines Leadership Academy Class of 2013-2014. Individuals from a variety of industries and backgrounds were selected for inclusion in the Academy. The West Des Moines Leadership Academy is an intensive, regionally-oriented leadership development nine-month program designed to give potential and emerging leaders the knowledge, skills, and ongoing support they need to succeed in the community. It is designed for outstanding individual who desire to sharpen their leadership skills and gain a greater understanding of the region’s economy and community networks. The interactive program combines hands-on training, panel discussions, site visits and speaker presentations to engage leaders in the community and create greater awareness and understanding of the leadership needs in the years to come. This unique program provides participants with an in-depth look at specific topics of community interest, such as city government, education, economic development, heath care resources, civic and community involvement, and non-profits and charities.