North Central College - Naperville, IL

Richard Wilkey

Class Year: 
1962

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1992

Richard Wilkey spent most of his professional life in city government and was regarded by colleagues and employers as “a person who can turn vision into reality.” Under his leadership as city manager, Des Moines twice received the “All America City” Award. Since 1990, Wilkey has been a management and development consultant and serves on numerous boards. He has been the Midwest regional vice president, has served on the executive board of directors for International City Management Association from 1981-83 and is a past member of the board of directors for Boatman’s National Bank of Des Moines and the Metropolitan Des Moines YMCA.