Reflections of Leadership: A Final Farewell and Insights

June 12, 2023 | ABI CEO Survey Reveals Cautious Optimism Among Leaders Kim Augspurger, ABI Chair, Pigott,

Each year, ABI surveys member-company CEOs. These folks are some of Iowa’s best business leaders and they are terrific resources when it comes to the condition of their business and Iowa’s economy in general. Their insights are always interesting, and they make this annual survey edition one of the most popular Business Monthly editions of the year.

Also of note, this edition of the Business Monthly is set to be published in conjunction with the 2023 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference. The event will bring hundreds of business leaders to Cedar Rapids for ABI’s 120th annual gathering. I hope to see you there!

This column is my last as Chair of the ABI Board of Directors. The year has passed more quickly than I imagined, and serving as Chair of this great organization has been both an honor and privilege.

As Chair, I have been thankful for the strong leadership provided by the ABI Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Their leadership and support have led to a very successful year for ABI, with terrific achievements in several program and finance areas. 

It is often said that ABI’s strength is in its members. Companies throughout Iowa make our organization strong, and it is their support that leads to ABI’s success. It is the people of ABI that make our work to build a better Iowa a reality. 

Very best wishes to you, your family, and your company and its employees in the coming years. THANK YOU for support of ABI.