Executive Vice President
Nicole Crain is Executive Vice President for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. She handles finance and operations for the organization and leads the partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on child care issues. Crain previously served as Senior Vice President, Public Policy and also as Director, Government Relations. During that time, she was engaged in working on members' behalf on employment, environmental and economic growth issues.
Before returning to ABI in 2012, Nicole was President of the Iowa Taxpayers Association, a statewide business tax policy organization. She has also served as Director of Government Affairs for the Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa, where she worked closely with the national association to activate Iowans in the fight to defend Iowa's Right to Work law.
Nicole is a magna cum laude graduate of Simpson College, which recognized her as an outstanding alumnus in 2010. Following college, Nicole spent almost two years in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Lesher & Russell, where she worked on behalf of global agri-business companies on federal issues. She is also a former intern for U.S. Senator Charles E. Grassley.
Nicole is a native of Blockton. She continues to be involved with her alma mater and serves on the Board of Trustees and is a member of the Presidents’ Society. She lives in Windsor Heights with her family, where she is active as a volunteer and civic leader.