Marci Chickering (MBA94) | Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Wellmark, Des Moines, Iowa
Tuesday, February 28, 2023


Spontaneous / Planned

As I have gotten older, I appreciate the value of planning, yet some of the best experiences happen with spontaneity.

Optimist / Pessimist

Introvert / Extrovert

Talk / Listen

Coffee / Drinks

Short term / Long term

Home / Office

I love being together whenever possible! The energy and connection from being with others is unmatched. However, I also appreciate having greater flexibility, and there are days it's nice to be remote.

Phone call / Email

It's so easy to email or text. However, I'll always prefer in-person conversation whenever possible.

Twitter / LinkedIn

Simple / Complex

Research / Wing it

Price / Value

Des Moines Art Festival / Iowa State Fair

The Des Moines Art Festival is one of my favorite events, and I look forward to it every year. I wish I h ad just a little bit of artistic talent.

Change Management / Continuous Improvement

Learn, adjust, and embrace—it's critical for success in so many circumstances.



This article appeared in the Spring 2023 issue of Tippie Magazine.