Advisory Council

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) Advisory Council is a select group of members who advise ABI on trends and critical business issues in the marketplace to deliver the best possible programming for its members. These trusted advisors invest in ABI both monetarily and through regular meetings to stay at the forefront of business issues and share best practices.

For more information about the Advisory Council and how to get involved, contact Holly Mueggenberg, 515-235-0572.

  • Anthologic

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    Marketing and Technology - Anthologic is a collective of highly-specialized companies living at the intersection of marketing and technology that combine their expertise to bring you more impactful solutions.

    • Performance Marketing: Delivers marketing solutions with an emphasis on connected content
    • Blue Traffic: Maximizes online visibility with SEO and SEM
    • Vector Haus: Engages audiences with video, animation and motion graphics
    • Flatout: Extends brand reach though engaging and scalable brand imaging solutions
  • AssuredPartners

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    Property/Casualty Insurance - As one of the nation’s largest independent brokerage firms, AssuredPartners helps our clients prosper, protect value and reach their goals by providing tailored property casualty insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans and risk management services. Reduce your total cost of risk and gain access to AssuredPartners’ expertise and value-added resources.

  • Bankers Trust

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    Commercial Banking - Since 1917, Bankers Trust has been a leading financial institution for commercial and consumer banking services. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and with total assets of $6 billion, Bankers Trust is the largest independently owned depository institution in the state. The company employs nearly 600 people across the country, with branches in Central Iowa (including Ames), Cedar Rapids, and Phoenix, and offices in Omaha and Sioux Falls. Bankers Trust invests more than $1 million annually into the community, and Bankers Trust employees volunteer 11,000 hours each year at nonprofit organizations. Learn more at BankersTrust.com.

  • BCC Advisers

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    M&A/Business Valuation/Litigation Support/Real Estate Appraisal - Known for our technical expertise and commitment to excellence, BCC Advisers specializes in merger & acquisition consulting and business valuation services for privately held businesses. We provide ownership transition, succession planning, ESOP valuation/consulting and litigation support. Commercial and agricultural real estate appraisals are provided by our affiliate, Iowa Appraisal.

  • BrownWinick

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    Legal/Law - BrownWinick is proud to work with many of the most innovative companies in Iowa, delivering tailored commercial solutions through our dedicated and uncompromising approach to quality and service. BrownWinick provides a broad range of legal services across practice areas and industries, including securities, tax, corporate law, employment, government relations, intellectual property, environmental, manufacturing, estate planning, construction and litigation. We bring the courage, vision and understanding that you would expect from a good business partner and complement it with deep legal knowledge to ensure our clients are in a stronger competitive position in the marketplace.

  • CIRAS

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    Business Operations - Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) makes businesses better. Its “Engage. Educate. Embed.” approach creates a specific solution that allows each business to prosper and grow.

  • CLA

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    Wealth Advisory/Outsourcing/Audit, Tax and Consulting - CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax and consulting services. With more than 7,400 people, 120 U.S. locations and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. For more information visit CLAconnect.comInvestment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. 

  • EMC Insurance

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    Property/Casualty Insurance - EMC Insurance Companies has stood the test of time. Founded in 1911 to write workers’ compensation insurance in Iowa, EMC has grown to become one of the largest property and casualty companies in Iowa. EMC ranks among the top 50 insurance organizations in the nation and is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the premier insurance credit rating organization.

  • Focus OneSource | G&A Partners

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    Employer Administrative Services - Focus OneSource is an Iowa-domiciled Professional Employer Organization. We offer companies solutions to their business administration needs in a trusted and transparent partnership. Our model has proven to have a positive impact on employee acquisition, retention and overall well-being. Our services include Fortune 500-type benefits, payroll management, tax administration, human resource administration, wellness, 401K and more.

  • Fredrikson

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    Law/Legal - Fredrikson’s growing Iowa office serves businesses throughout Iowa and beyond. Clients appreciate our broad range of legal services including corporate and securities, banking & financial, construction, employment and labor, employee benefits, energy, government relations, immigration, intellectual property, international, commercial litigation, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, administrative law, and higher education law.

  • HDH Advisors

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    Business Valuation/M&A/ESOPs/Litigation Support - HDH Advisors focuses on providing premium professional consulting services to privately-held businesses and their advisors, including ownership transition, exit planning, ESOP advisory, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support and over 800 business valuations every year for a variety of purposes. Our 30+ professionals bring over hundreds of years of valuation experience to every engagement and testified hundreds of times as an expert witness in various court proceedings. We serve clients across the country from offices in Des Moines, Iowa and Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Principal® Financial Network of Central Iowa

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    Financial Services - Principal® Financial Network of Central Iowa, with its multiple locations, is a client-focused financial services organization representing Principal.  We help individuals, businesses and their employees establish priorities and develop strategies to achieve financial success.  Our financial professionals will work closely with you on a consultative needs-based approach to find solutions that will help you reach your goals. Insurance products offered by Principal National Life Insurance Co (except in NY) and, Principal Life Insurance Co. are issuing insurance companies of the Principal Financial Group®.  Securities and advisory products offered through Principal Securities, Inc., 888-774-6267, member SIPC.  Principal National, Principal Life and Principal Securities, Inc. are members of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392.

  • The Iowa Clinic

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    Wellness - The Iowa Clinic mission is to provide excellence in healthcare through a patient-focused, physician-governed multispecialty clinic. Our Employer Health Services program collaborates with companies to keep their employees healthy and productive. Services include: executive physicals, high performance networks, flu-shot clinics, vein screenings and on-site clinics, just to name a few.

  • Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)

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    Commercial Banking - Wells Fargo is a diversified, community-based financial services company with total assets of $1.9 trillion. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, consumer and mortgage, insurance, merger and acquisition, treasury management and commercial banking services through more than 8,400 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 268,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.