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

  • Lori Schaefer Weaton

    • TitleChair
    • CompanyAgri-Industrial Plastics Company
    • CityFairfield
  • Kim Butler Hegedus

    • TitlePast Chair
    • CompanyCommunity State Bank
    • CityAnkeny
  • Mike Ralston

    • TitleSecretary/Treasurer
    • CompanyIowa Association of Business and Industry
    • CityDes Moines
  • Joe Benesh

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

    • TitleCentral Iowa Representative
    • CompanyManchesterStory
    • CityDes Moines
  • Lori Thielen

    • TitleNE Iowa Representative
    • CompanyRainbo Oil Company
    • CityDubuque
  • Dick Davidson

    • TitleEast Central Representative
    • CompanyThombert
    • CityNewton
  • Michele Waber

    • TitleSE Iowa Representative
    • CompanyMusco Lighting
    • CityOskaloosa
  • Jeff Dentlinger

    • TitleWest Central Representative
    • CompanyFarm Bureau Financial Services
    • CityCarroll
  • Mary Landhuis

    • TitleSW Iowa Representative
    • CompanyEZ Way, Inc./Lisle Corporation
    • CityClarinda
  • Alyson Fleming

    • TitleProgram Chair, Leadership Iowa
    • CompanyIowa Finance Authority
    • CityDes Moines
  • Kelly Barrick

    • TitleVice Chair, Leadership Iowa
    • CompanyCIBC
    • CityDes Moines
  • John Economos

    • TitleProgram Chair, Leadership Iowa University
    • CompanyJeid Studio
    • CityDes Moines
  • Alex Gates

    • TitleProgram Chair, Business Horizons
    • CompanyAlexPGates.com
    • CityOmaha
  • Tom McMahon

    • TitleTrustee
    • CityFairfield