Reflecting on Success and Looking Ahead to 2024

January 15, 2024 | ABI Survey: Cautious Optimism As 2024 Begins Chad Reece, ABI Vice Chair, Winnebago Industries,

I am pleased to share that from my perspective, 2023 was a very busy and highly successful year at ABI. Those successes reflect directly on the strength of our members and the quality and professionalism of our staff. While it is great to think you are winning, leading organizations ensure winning by always looking ahead. At ABI, one of the things we are looking ahead to is the 2024 session of the Iowa General Assembly.

In that regard, outreach with our legislative delegations is one of the most important things each of us can do to help build relationships that advance ABI’s membership-driven public policy agenda. At Winnebago Industries, like many other ABI members, we provide exceptional innovation, quality, and service in the industries we engage and are an additive factor to our communities. We foster opportunities to touch base with elected officials by inviting them into our facilities on a regular basis and sharing input on issues that are impacting our employees and our business. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities in your plants and offices not just during session, but all year long.

2024 is a presidential election year and with that we are flooded with political messaging. One great resource for objective, nonpartisan information about candidates and issues is found at is ABI’s award-winning voter resource and issues website. Go to to find information about candidates, see candidate videos, and learn about issues.

By the time you read this, ABI will have held its second largest event of the year, the association’s annual Legislative Briefing and Reception. Over 500 Iowa businesspeople and elected officials will have participated. The largest event is the upcoming annual conference. The 2024 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference will be held in Davenport on June 4-6. Visit for more information and to register. We hope to see you there! As I noted earlier, ABI enjoyed a strong 2023 and ended the year better than ever. That is thanks to your support, and we never take that support for granted. Thank you for all you do. ABI