Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will headline the FAMiLy Leader’s 10th annual Leadership Summit on July 16th, 2021, in Des Moines. The FAMiLY Leader, a socially conservative Iowa-based organization, made the announcement Tuesday.

Gov. Noem is frequently mentioned as a possible 2024 presidential candidate. Her visit in July will come after several other 2024 candidates have visited or announced planned visits this year, including Sen. Rick Scott, Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott, Sen. Tom Cotton, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“We are grateful to once again welcome nationally prominent voices and leaders to Iowa for the FAMiLY Leadership Summit,” said Bob Vander Plaats in a prepared statement.


“From pastors, authors, and entertainers, to thought leaders and elected officials, the Summit’s star-studded lineups through the years are a recognition of the prominence Iowa plays in the national discussion and the unique stage the Summit provides to explore how faith impacts every sphere of life,” continued Vander Plaats, who serves as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

The 2021 Leadership Summit will occur at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines. Previous speakers at the summit include Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Tim Scott, Tom Cotton, and Marco Rubio.