Kathryn Dickel | CEO

“Kathryn’s greatest talent is that of connector. She has the unique and invaluable ability to create a comprehensive and distinctive vision around a complex set of needs, then bringing the resources to the table to execute on that vision. Whether it be a vendor, a lead sponsor, press contact or national touring band, Kathryn gets the job done with mastery few others have in the field of marketing and events.” -Sam Carrell, Executive Director Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation.

Heather Hansen | CEO

Heather has been a part of growing the creative communities and supporting entrepreneurs for 15 years. While still in her mid-20s she started Swaelu Media, a marketing and web development company in 2000, with Kathryn. Realizing that their hometown, Des Moines, Iowa needed a serious cultural renaissance and the world, in general, needed a ticketing company that put the community first, they applied their creative and technological resources to found MIDWESTIX. MIDWESTIX provides event marketing and services to clients across the upper Midwest, including some of Iowa biggest events like the Des Moines Arts Festival (2013), Clay County Fair in Spencer Iowa, River Roots Live in Davenport and 80/35 in Des Moines.