Board of Directors

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation Board of Directors provides organizational leadership and guidance for the Foundation along with general oversight of ABI Foundation programs and activities.

Board of Directors

  • Kim Butler Hegedus

    • TitleChair of the ABI Foundation
    • CompanyCommunity State Bank
    • CityAnkeny
  • Lori Schaefer-Weaton

    • TitleVice Chair of the ABI Foundation
    • CompanyAgri-Industrial Plastics Company
    • CityFairfield
  • Mike Ralston

    • TitleSecretary/Treasurer of the ABI Foundation
    • CompanyIowa Association of Business and Industry
    • CityDes Moines
  • Ami Burns

    • TitleChair of Business Horizons (program)
    • CompanyVermeer
    • CityPella
  • Joe Sorenson

    • TitleChair of Leadership Iowa University (foundation program)
    • CompanyCommunity Foundation of Greater Des Moines
    • CityDes Moines
  • Jason Gross

    • TitleChair of Leadership Iowa (foundation program)
    • CompanyEMC Insurance
    • CityDes Moines
  • Kay Snyder

    • TitleVice Chair of Leadership Iowa (foundation program)
    • CompanyIowa Area Development Group
    • CityDes Moines
  • Emilee Richardson

    • TitleYoung Professionals of Iowa (foundation affiliate)
    • CompanyScience Center of Iowa
    • CityDes Moines
  • Michele Farrell

    • TitleElevate Advanced Manufacturing (foundation affiliate)
    • CompanyMeasured Intentions
    • CityUrbandale
  • Joe Benesh

    • TitlePast Chair of Leadership Iowa University (foundation program) and Young Professionals of Iowa (foundation affiliate)
    • CompanyThe Ingenuity Company
    • CityDes Moines
  • Linda Crookham-Hansen

    • CompanyMusco Sports Lighting, LLC
    • CityOskaloosa
  • Wes Ehrecke

    • CompanyIowa Gaming Association
    • CityDes Moines
  • Mary Landhuis

    • CompanyEZ Way, Inc./Lisle Corporation
    • CityClarinda
  • Tom McMahon

    • TitlePast Chair of the ABI Foundation
    • CityFairfield
  • Ann Thelen

    • CompanyThelen Public Relations, LLC
    • CityJohnston