Here’s to Johnny Danos – leader, mentor and friend

WEST DES MOINES, March 26, 2018 – You’re already, no doubt, aware of the many accomplishments of Johnny Danos, who passed away last Sunday following a short illness. Through his work with KPMG and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, as well as numerous other charitable and civic organizations, he built a legacy of leadership and vision that will benefit us all for many years to come.

We were fortunate to work closely with Johnny at LWBJ.

Shortly after he left the Foundation, he joined our firm as a strategic advisor. He helped us develop growth initiatives and became an advocate for us in the community. He was a true mentor, not only to our partners, but also to the younger members of our management team. He developed business relationships with our clients – and became their mentors, too. He loved debating issues and giving valuable advice.

We will miss Johnny, the man, as much as we will miss his friendship and advice. We are a better firm because of him. And our thoughts are with his family.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ambrose Cathedral on March 26 at 3:00 p.m. There will be a reception immediately following the service at Wakonda Country Club from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.

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