Meeting with a delegation from the China Ministry of Agriculture in Cultivation Corridor offices; June 2017

Meeting with a delegation from the China Ministry of Agriculture in Cultivation Corridor offices; June 2017

 My much better half, Emily

My much better half, Emily

 Iowa AgriTech Accelerator press conference; June 2017

Iowa AgriTech Accelerator press conference; June 2017

 With Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds; Iowa State President Steven Leath and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, L-R, foreground

With Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds; Iowa State President Steven Leath and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, L-R, foreground

 Discussing the merits of free trade on Michael Libbie's BusinessHour radio program; Washington, D.C.

Discussing the merits of free trade on Michael Libbie's BusinessHour radio program; Washington, D.C.

 With wife Emily at Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards

With wife Emily at Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards

 With Ni Hongxing, Director General, Agricultural Trade Promotion Center, Ministry of Agriculture, People's Republic of China at Cultivation Corridor offices; June 2017

With Ni Hongxing, Director General, Agricultural Trade Promotion Center, Ministry of Agriculture, People's Republic of China at Cultivation Corridor offices; June 2017

 2016 Iowa Food Leadership Reception

2016 Iowa Food Leadership Reception

 Capital Crossroads 2.0 regional planning unveiling event

Capital Crossroads 2.0 regional planning unveiling event

  One morning my daughter- unbeknownst to me- got a hold of the clippers I use to keep my eyebrows in check, changed the setting to zero, and I shaved them clean off.  Had to speak to 1,000 people that night.

One morning my daughter- unbeknownst to me- got a hold of the clippers I use to keep my eyebrows in check, changed the setting to zero, and I shaved them clean off.  Had to speak to 1,000 people that night.

 My daughter is judging me for watching my own press

My daughter is judging me for watching my own press

 With John May [2014-16 Chairman, Cultivation Corridor] & Gage Kent [current Chairman]

With John May [2014-16 Chairman, Cultivation Corridor] & Gage Kent [current Chairman]

 Cultivation Corridor Board Fellowship Dinner; October 08, 2016

Cultivation Corridor Board Fellowship Dinner; October 08, 2016

 A face for radio

A face for radio

 Speaking at the unveiling of the 2016 Innovation Iowa  publication in Ames

Speaking at the unveiling of the 2016 InnovationIowa publication in Ames

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 Speaking at 2015 Des Moines  Business Record  40 Under 40 event.

Speaking at 2015 Des Moines Business Record 40 Under 40 event.

 Speaking to the chamber in my hometown of Quad Cities

Speaking to the chamber in my hometown of Quad Cities

 Press conference to jointly announce Ag Technology Accelerator with Greater Des Moines Partnership and industry partners

Press conference to jointly announce Ag Technology Accelerator with Greater Des Moines Partnership and industry partners

 Witnessing Gov. Terry Branstad sign legislation creating nation's first biorenewable chemical economic incentive program.  Huge step forward for economic development in Iowa.

Witnessing Gov. Terry Branstad sign legislation creating nation's first biorenewable chemical economic incentive program.  Huge step forward for economic development in Iowa.

 Had the honor of moderating a discussion between Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst at caucus time in 2016.

Had the honor of moderating a discussion between Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst at caucus time in 2016.

 Ames Noon Rotary Club, 2014

Ames Noon Rotary Club, 2014

 With Sen. Amanda Regan at Iowa State Capitol, 2013

With Sen. Amanda Regan at Iowa State Capitol, 2013

 SMART Economic Development Conference, 2012

SMART Economic Development Conference, 2012

 Two ears, one mouth [though I'm talking]; Lake Community Listening Post, Clear Lake, 2013

Two ears, one mouth [though I'm talking]; Lake Community Listening Post, Clear Lake, 2013

 Finishing out term as chairman of board, Professional Developers of Iowa, 2013

Finishing out term as chairman of board, Professional Developers of Iowa, 2013

 Conferring with City Administrator Scott Flory and Mayor Nelson Crabb of Clear Lake [L-R] at the site of what would become home to a 500,000 square foot, 210-job distribution center for McKesson Corporation, 2013.

Conferring with City Administrator Scott Flory and Mayor Nelson Crabb of Clear Lake [L-R] at the site of what would become home to a 500,000 square foot, 210-job distribution center for McKesson Corporation, 2013.

 My first press.  Maintenance job in college.  That headline though.

My first press.  Maintenance job in college.  That headline though.