Title: Marketing director, HomeServices of Iowa
Family: Husband Colby Black; daughter Elle, son Wesley
A reason why she is a Forty: Black co-established the "young professional" division, Grand Cru, of the Des Moines Wine Festival Foundation and serves on the executive board of directors.
What drives her: “My first job out of college was with Iowa Realty. I was very nervous to start; the one piece of advice my dad gave me for my first day was, ‘Work as hard as you can, do everything with a smile on your face, and you'll go as far as you want in life.’ I've always carried that advice with me, and it still drives me to this day.”
An interesting fact about Black: She has owned and shown quarter horses since she was 5 years old.