Break-Out Speaker, General Session Panelist
Sid Juwarker was born in Mumbai, India and moved to #DSMUSA 21 years ago by way of Singapore, where he attended high school. Sid is a Senior Associate with Terracon, an engineering firm. Sid is also an adjunct professor at his alma mater Drake University where he teaches a class on Environmental Consulting and is the current President of the Environmental Professionals of Iowa. Sid realized at the start of his career that he was an exception to the rule that people in the engineering field are introverted. He decided to use his technical knowledge and love for connecting with people to transition into a business development role within the engineering field and has never looked back.
Sid is an active member of the Des Moines community and has had the honor of serving on the Boards of Des Moines Social Club, Downtown Chamber of Commerce, Business Horizons, Environmental Professionals of Iowa, and Des Moines Leadership Network. He is a graduate of Leadership Iowa, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and a past Forty Under 40 Award recipient.
Sid fuels his creative passion by performing improvised and stand-up comedy in his free time. He has featured/headlined as well as produced multiple standup comedy shows in Des Moines and is a regular opener at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in West Des Moines. Sid is an improv cast member of the Last Laugh Comedy Theater and is part of “Chowdown,” a monthly improv show, at the Des Moines Social Club. Sid is currently working on opening a comedy club in Des Moines which will feature local improv and standup comedic talent.
Sid loves Iowa, coffee and IPAs.