Make nominations to Leadership Iowa by May 1

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The deadline is approaching quickly to submit nominations for Leadership Iowa, a premier statewide issues awareness program provided by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation.

Nominations will be accepted through May 1 for the 2017-18 class, which begins in October.

Leadership Iowa is an eight-month program designed to educate, inspire and grow a network of informed leaders and to encourage their ongoing local and statewide engagement to create a better future for Iowans.

“Through Leadership Iowa, I was able to increase my knowledge of issues facing Iowans and gain a new perspective on how business is done in our state,” said Lawrence Cunningham, publisher and general manager of the Iowa State Daily Media Group and chair of the Leadership Iowa board of directors. “My involvement in the program helped me to grow my personal and professional network, which I still call upon today.”

More than 1,000 leaders from across Iowa and from all industries have graduated from Leadership Iowa over the past 35 years.

The program is open to all current and emerging leaders who are interested in learning about macro issues important to Iowa and discovering many of Iowa’s outstanding communities and organizations. Leadership Iowa offers participants a seat at the table with some of our state’s top subject-matter experts, as well as unique opportunities to connect with leaders of diverse opinions, occupations and backgrounds. Leadership Iowa gives participants the tools they need to have a positive impact on organizations, communities and the state of Iowa.

Learn more about the Leadership Iowa program and nominate someone you know or yourself at