Palmer Group Receives 2024 BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics

June 20, 2024 | West Des Moines, Iowa – Palmer Group receives a 2024 Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau serving Greater Iowa.  

“Winning a Torch Award for Ethics is not only extremely exciting but also very humbling. At Palmer Group, we strive every day to earn the trust of every candidate and organization we have the pleasure of serving,” said President and CEO, David Leto. “We understand that trust is earned, not given. Receiving this recognition highlights what a great group of people we have at Palmer Group. Our company’s purpose is to ‘make lives better’ and we work hard to never lose sight of that.” 

The BBB serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities, and the Siouxland Region has supported local communities since 1940. The organization was founded on the belief that integrity amongst consumers and businesses is vital to a healthy community and their mission is to advance trust throughout the marketplace. 

Each year the BBB serving Greater Iowa publicly honors businesses that demonstrate exceptional integrity, transparency, and ethics in their operations with the Torch Award for Ethics. To be considered, organizations must have at least a “B” rating in the BBB database to apply. The application is evaluated by a panel of BBB-appointed judges and scored by reputation within the community and industry, organizational practices, customer and supplier relationships, and advertising and communication practices.  

“We are immensely proud of the effort Palmer Group puts into living by our principles,” said Executive Vice President, Chris Lorenz. “One of our principles is ‘do the right thing’ and that’s kept in the forefront of every decision we make because we strongly believe that doing business the right way will lead to the long-term success of our company.” 

This year’s honor marks Palmer Group’s second torch award, the first awarded in 2016. In the BBB Greater Iowa chapter, only six other businesses have received two Torch Awards for Ethics.  

Award Video

Group of employee owners sharing the award trophy


Palmer Group is a premier employment agency headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. For over 25 years, we’ve been providing a range of talent and business solutions spanning three offices and seven states. We are a 100% employee-owned company founded on strong ethics, values, and a passion for making lives better. Our solutions include contract and contract-to-hire staffing, direct-hire placements, outplacement and career transition programs, executive search, and consulting services. 

Areas of Expertise: Accounting & Finance, Administrative & Customer Service, Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, Mortgage & Banking, Sales & Marketing.