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Mary L. Wells

County Treasurer

Term expires: 2022

Polk County Treasurer Mary L. Wells was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Mary obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Upper Iowa University cum laude in Business Administration, majoring in Management. She has held leadership positions for over 20 years in operations management, managing business operations for three Fortune 100 companies. Her career has provided her with extensive experience in leadership, administration, strategic operations, technology, process improvement, and communications.

A veteran of the National Guard, Mary is also very dedicated to the Des Moines community. She is the Co-founder and President of Investing In My Future, Inc., a member of the Des Moines Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., a member of the Des Moines Branch of the NAACP, and a member of Corinthian Baptist Church.

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