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Board Elects Brown as President, Lipman as Vice President

On Monday, Sept. 22, the West Des Moines Board of Education elected David J. Brown as its president and Andi Lipman as its vice president.

Brown was elected to the Board in 2011. He is vice president of compliance at David BrownPrincipal Financial Group. He is a graduate of Valley High School. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University and a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He and his wife, Julie, have three children: Ross is a 2010 graduate of Valley; Keegan is a 2012 graduate of Valley High School; and Chase is a ninth grader at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School. Brown has served on the board of directors of Youth Emergency Services & Shelter and on the board of directors of Hospice of Central Iowa. He is also a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

Andi LipmanLipman was also elected to the Board in 2011. She is an attorney in West Des Moines. She is also a graduate of Valley High School. Lipman holds a bachelor of science honors degree from the University of Iowa and a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. She and her husband, Jeff, have four children: Arielle is a 2010 graduate of Valley High School; Dani is a senior at Valley; Meier is a sophomore at Valley; and Asher is a fourth grader at Western Hills Elementary. Lipman has served as Western Hills PTA president and Valley PTO volunteer coordinator. She also served on the district boundary committee, school improvement team and School Community Network.