Raised on a farm, Dwaine graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska with an BSME. After interning with John Deere in college, he joined them full time and rose to Manager, Facility Engineering. Dwaine joined a national search firm in 1974. As a managing partner, Dwaine helped grow the firm from two offices with 5 professionals to ten offices with 33 professionals.
In 1983, Francis & Associates opened its doors with Dwaine at the helm.
There has been particular pride in developing clients that liked Francis & Associates and that we working for also. That includes doing over 75 assignments for an international chemical company included the USA President and most of his key staff. Dwaine has enjoyed building and maintaining the highest level reputation in Des Moines and the Midwest. Today Dwaine continues to be an active and key member of the Francis & Associates team assisting in targeting, research, and candidate development.
Dwaine is married to Kay. They live in West Des Moines and have 5 children.