Okoboji Native Honored By Hy-Vee
Wed 1-6-2016 
(West Des Moines)-- An Okoboji native has been inducted into the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame. Brooke Barnes, assistant vice president of restaurant development, was named as the 2015 Department Director of the Year at the company’s annual stockholder’s meeting last month.
Barnes was nominated by her peers who noted her positive attitude during the opening of many Hy-Vee Market Grille and Market Cafe openings.
Barnes began her Hy-Vee career in 2012 as director of restaurant development. She was promoted in 2015 to her current position.
Barnes is a graduate of Okoboji High School. She holds a bacheler’s degree in communications and business from the University of Iowa and an associate degree from Iowa Lakes Community College.