Connie Wimer / Chairman, BPC

Connie started what is now BPC in 1981, after establishing a successful entrepreneurial career as the owner of a title company in Des Moines. BPC has expanded to include a large and respected family of publications and events. A business and civic leader, Connie sits on a number of business and charitable boards. She has started or chaired countless organizations, was the first woman to chair the Chamber of Commerce (now Greater Des Moines Partnership), was the first woman elected to the Greater Des Moines Committee’s Business Hall of Fame, has been named Master Editor/Publisher by the Iowa Newspaper Association, and was chosen for the Iowa Woman’s Hall of Fame.


Suzanna De Baca / President and Group Publisher, BPC

Suzanna joined BPC in January of 2019.  For over 20 years, Suzanna held senior leadership at global asset management and health care organizations. Recognized as a thought leader in finance and health care, she has written and been quoted in national publications including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, and Money Magazine. She earned a B.A. in Art and Design from Iowa State University and an MBA from the Harvard University School of Business (HBS).  She has been active on business and charitable boards of directors, community and alumni activities.


Chris Conetzkey / Publisher and Executive Editor, Business Record

Chris began his career with BPC in 2009. Chris took on the role as editor for the Business Record in 2011 and in 2017 was promoted to publisher, with the executive editor role added in 2019. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communications. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism and the publication board for the Iowa State Daily.


Jason Swanson / Vice President of Operations, BPC

Jason Swanson joined BPC in 1998 as an account executive and has held various positions before assuming his current role in 2017. He is responsible for a wide range of duties including audience development, accounting, copy editing, photography and customer service. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in journalism. He serves on the community advisory committee for the Pinky Swear Foundation, is on the steering committee for the Grubb YMCA’s Fathers and Families Cookout, is the assistant to the station manager at Valley High School’s 88.7 KWDM radio station and coaches basketball in the YMCA Capital City League.