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    Tribute to Angela Dethlefs-Trettin

    by Former Representative Tom Latham

    Posted on 2013-03-12

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    LATHAM of iowa in the house of representatives Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize Angela Dethlefs-Trettin for being named a 2013 Forty Under 40 honoree by the award-winning central Iowa publication, Business Record.

    Since 2000, Business Record has undertaken an exhaustive annual review to identify a standout group of young leaders in the Greater Des Moines area who are making an impact in their communities and their careers. Each year, forty up-and-coming community and business leaders under 40 years of age are selected for this prestigious distinction, which is based on a combined criteria of community involvement and success in their chosen career field. The 2013 class of Forty Under 40 honorees join an impressive roster of 560 business leaders and growing.

    Angela Dethlefs-Trettin has been an active member of the philanthropic community in Iowa and across the country for nearly her entire life. Originally from Waterloo, she first served on the foundation board Teen Trust as a high school student. She went on to work at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa and helped to establish community foundations in many of the rural communities in that part of the state, working with local citizens to capture charitable dollars that will positively impact important community projects for generations to come. Her passion led her to the Iowa Council of Foundations, where she worked with grantmakers across our great state, and ultimately to her new role as Director of Community Investment and Initiatives at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Angela continues to volunteer her time for various philanthropic initiatives throughout her community and was recently named to the National Standards Board for U.S. Community Foundations. Outside of her personal and professional philanthropy efforts, Angela's focus is on her husband, Matt, and her son, Henry. In every facet of her life, Angela is an example of service and Iowa work ethic that our state can be proud of.

    Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Angela in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mrs. Dethlefs-Trettin for utilizing her talents to better both her community and the great state of Iowa. I invite my colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating Angela on receiving this esteemed designation, thanking those at Business Record for their great work, and wishing each member of the 2013 Forty Under 40 class continued success.


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