The Business Horizons Board is comprised of Iowa leaders who share in the desire to equip our young people with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully enter Iowa’s workforce and become our state’s future leaders. These dedicated individuals volunteer their time to assist in the planning and implementation of the program, and ensure that Business Horizons continues to be an opportunity for Iowa students for years to come.

Board of Governers

  • Joseph Jones (Board Chair)

    • CompanyThe Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement
      Des Moines, Iowa
  • Ami Burns

    • CompanyVermeer Corporation
      Pella, Iowa
  • Sara Deich

    • CompanyFBL Financial Group
      West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Alex Gates

    • CompanyTechnology Consultant & Web Developer
      Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sid Juwarker

    • CompanyTerracon Consultants
      Des Moines, Iowa
  • Karen Rieck

    • CompanyFBL Financial Group
      West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jana Shepherd

    • CompanyIowa Newspaper Foundation
      Des Moines, Iowa