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

    • TitlePast Chair
    • CompanyCommunity State Bank
    • CityAnkeny
  • Lori Schaefer-Weaton

    • TitleChair
    • CompanyAgri-Industrial Plastics Company
    • CityFairfield
  • Mike Ralston

    • TitleTreasurer
    • CompanyIowa Association of Business and Industry
    • CityDes Moines
  • Tom McMahon

    • TitleTrustee
    • CityFairfield
  • Joe Benesh

    • TitleCentral Iowa Representative
    • CompanyThe Ingenuity Company
    • CityDes Moines
  • Jason Gross

    • TitleCentral Iowa Representative
    • CompanyManchester Story
    • 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
  • 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 Chair, Leadership Iowa
    • CompanyIowa Finance Authority/State Revolving Fund
    • CityDes Moines
  • Michele Waber

    • TitleSE Iowa Representative
    • CompanyMusco Lighting
    • CityOskaloosa
  • Kelly Barrick

    • TitleLeadership Iowa Vice Chair
    • CompanyCIBC
    • CityJohnston