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WEST DES MOINES, IA (September 21, 2016) – Hubbell Realty Company President and CEO Rick Tollakson was named the 2016 Executive of the Year by the Des Moines Chapter of Executive Women International at a dinner event on September 15.

The award is presented each year to a local executive who exhibits exceptional support to the Des Moines Chapter of Executive Women International. The president of the local chapter is Carmella Heckard, representing the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

In addition to his work with the group, Tollakson also dedicates his time to serving on boards for the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Downtown Community Alliance, Des Moines Redevelopment Company, Iowa State University Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Industry (Advisory Council), Greater Des Moines YMCA, Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa, and Iowa Association of Business and Industry. He has also been instrumental in the development of a comprehensive water trails plan for the Des Moines region.

Those interested in membership in the local chapter of Executive Women International should email


About Hubbell Realty Company
Hubbell Realty Company is a leading commercial and residential developer and commercial property management firm. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, Hubbell Realty Company has 35 residential communities, 35 apartment communities, and 12 business parks. Always breaking new ground, Hubbell Realty Company has been a catalyst for growth in Greater Des Moines and can trace its presence in Iowa back to 1856. For more information, call (515) 243-3228, or visit

About Executive Women International
Executive Women International (EWI) brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development and encouraging community involvement. EWI is the premier organization for networking and leadership development for today's business professionals and their firms. There are over 3,000 member firms and 3,500 representatives in major cities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information on EWI’s Des Moines Chapter, visit

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