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.

Executive Committee

  • Kim Butler Hegedus

    • TitleChair
    • CompanyCommunity State Bank
    • CityAnkeny
  • Lori Schaefer-Weaton

    • TitleVice Chair
    • CompanyAgri-Industrial Plastics Company
    • CityFairfield
  • Mike Ralston

    • TitleTreasurer
    • CompanyIowa Association of Business and Industry
    • CityDes Moines
  • Joe Benesh

    • TitleOperations Committee Chair
    • CompanyThe Ingenuity Company
    • CityDes Moines
  • Jason Gross

    • TitlePrograms Committee Chair
    • CompanyManchester Story
    • CityDes Moines

Board of Directors

  • Tom McMahon

    • TitleTrustee
    • CityFairfield
  • Linda Crookham-Hansen

    • TitleBoard Member
    • CompanyMusco Sports Lighting, LLC
    • CityOskaloosa
  • Wes Ehrecke

    • TitleBoard Member
    • CompanyIowa Gaming Association
    • CityDes Moines
  • Mary Landhuis

    • TitleSW Iowa Representative
    • CompanyEZ Way, Inc./Lisle Corporation
    • CityClarinda
  • Dick Davidson

    • TitleNE Iowa Representative, Endowment Committee Chair
    • CompanyThombert
    • CityNewton
  • Michele Farrell

    • TitleAffiliate Representative: Elevate Advanced Manufacturing
    • CompanyMeasured Intentions
    • CityUrbandale
  • John Osako

    • TitleProgram Chair: Leadership Iowa
    • CompanyInformatics, Inc.
    • CityCedar Rapids
  • Jeff Dentlinger

    • TitleWest Central Representative
    • CompanyFarm Bureau Financial Services
    • CityCarroll
  • Lori Thielen

    • TitleNE Iowa Representative
    • CompanyRainbo Oil Company
    • CityDubuque
  • John Economos

    • TitleProgram Chair, Leadership Iowa University
    • CompanyBâton Global
    • CityDes Moines
  • Alex Gates

    • TitleProgram Chair, Business Horizons
    • CompanyPetFriendlyDirect.com
    • CityOmaha
  • Alyson Fleming

    • TitleProgram V. Chair, Leadership Iowa
    • CompanyIowa Finance Authority/State Revolving Fund
    • CityDes Moines