Connie Wimer


Connie Wimer

“She has made herself available to any woman
needing her help in business – and in life.”
–Joan Fitzpatrick Bolin, 2002

Connie Wimer, of Des Moines, has been an active business and community leader for many years. She was the owner and President of Iowa Title Company from 1976 until 1985 when she sold the company to Central Life Insurance Company, but continued as President until 2001. In 1981 she purchased a small legal paper and transitioned it in 1983 to become the Des Moines Business Record. She publishes another ten publications including dsm, Intro, Daily Business Record, and Book of Lists. Additionally, she created a number of annual events, including Women of Influence and Forty under 40, recognizing women and younger people who contribute to the community. In addition to the publishing business, Wimer sits on a number of business and charitable boards. She founded Winefest Des Moines and was the first woman to chair the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce as well as the first woman to chair the National Alliance of Area Business Publications. She was the first woman elected to the Greater Des Moines Committee’s Business Hall of Fame in 2002 and she has received many other awards throughout her career. Born in Merrill, Iowa in 1932, Wimer moved to Des Moines in 1950 and in Des Moines she earned her reputation as a competent, caring and sharing business leader. She was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 2007.