Isaiah has been called one the exciting fresh faces of Metro Des Moines and anyone who knows Isaiah McGee knows he is a passionate visionary concerned about people reaching their full potential.
McGee is Publisher of Des Moines Performance Magazine and Principal of McGee Strategies LLC, a consulting, training, and coaching firm focused on being a catalyst for individuals, organizations, and businesses seeking resources and solutions that lead to growth, engagement, functionality and fulfillment. McGee Strategies LLC specializes in the areas of professional development, learning strategies, government relations, and strategic planning.
An educator and former football coach, McGee’s background, experience, and training pushes him to continually emphasize that success is achievable when a firm foundation is laid, clear goals are set, and available resources are utilized.
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Isaiah attended Cornell College, where he was a two-sport athlete in football and wrestling, hosted a popular radio program, and served in many leadership roles. Isaiah also received a Master’s degree in Education from Drake University in Des Moines.
Continuing his commitment to active engagement, McGee has established bipartisan working relationships with officials at every level of government and has successfully worked on numerous issues from local ballot initiatives to campaigns for local, state, and federal offices and other advocacy efforts. At age 26, Isaiah was elected to the city council of Waukee, one of the fastest growing communities in the nation.
Isaiah has also received recognition for his leadership and efforts in a number of organizations and non-profit boards including the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Jaycees, YSS, the African-American Business Association and other civic groups and leadership Institutes.
Isaiah has been featured in numerous national, state, and local press and media, including Time Magazine, The Weekly Standard, the New York Times, Associated Press, MSNBC, Des Moines Register, Des Moines Business Record, Des Moines Juice, KCCI, WHO, WOI, KDSM, IPTV, WHO radio, KWKY radio, and Radio Iowa. The Des Moines Register has even hailed Isaiah as "One of Des Moines Movers and Shakers under 40”.