Future in Focus in 2020

July 12, 2019 | The joys of Iowa summers Cindy Dietz, ABI Chair, Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids,

Last month, ABI hosted the 2019 Taking Care of Business Conference in Ames. If you weren’t there, you missed one of the best business meetings of the year. Don’t make the same mistake next year! Make plans now to join us in my community of Cedar Rapids next June for the 2020 conference. You will not want to miss it!

This edition of Business Record Iowa provides my first opportunity to pen this column as your ABI Chair. Under the leadership of outgoing chair David Bywater, and because of your support, ABI just completed another successful year. It’s my goal to build on that success as we move forward.

My role at Collins Aerospace is leading state government relations in Iowa and the western U.S. It’s an opportunity to advocate on behalf of Collins’ team members here and around the world who design, test and manufacture technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the aerospace and defense industry. The work is fascinating and the people are fantastic. I am privileged to work on their behalf.

And now, I’m also privileged to work on your behalf as the ABI Chair. It is evident to me that the strength of ABI is in its members, so thank you for your investment in and support of ABI. My goal as chair of ABI is to continue expanding the association’s incredible record of positive impact on Iowa—from policy, to programming, to foundation programs, and to the 2020 annual conference. I look forward to working with you to put our Future in Focus in 2020. Thank you again for your support of ABI.