Iowa ABI announces Leadership Iowa participants for 2020-21 class
Forty leaders from across Iowa have been selected as members of the 2020-21 class of Leadership Iowa, an issues-awareness program. “It’s more important than ever to recognize the role our state’s leaders have in developing solutions,” said Mike Ralston, president of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and a 1991 graduate of Leadership Iowa. “For the past 38 years, Leadership Iowa has provided them with the resources to make our great state even better.” More than 1,200 Iowans have graduated from the program since it started in 1982. This year’s host communities are Atlantic, Sioux City, Ottumwa, Des Moines, the Quad Cities, Mason City and Marshalltown. Participants will meet in person, following local, state and federal recommendations related to COVID-19. The program culminates with ABI’s annual Taking Care of Business Conference, which will be held next year in Iowa City/Coralville.