Tribute to Courtney Strutt Toddby Former Representative Tom Latham
Posted on 2013-03-12
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize
Courtney Strutt Todd 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.
Courtney Strutt Todd is a shareholder attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm where she utilizes her talents to assist private colleges, hospitals and other nonprofit organizations obtain public financing for building projects. In the last three years alone, Courtney worked as bond, underwriter's and issuer's counsel on nearly $1.4 billion in general government bonds. Mrs. Strutt Todd also volunteers her legal talents pro bono and was recognized in 2008 by the Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project for providing more than 200 hours of volunteered legal services. Outside of work, Courtney is heavily involved with the American Cancer Society, assists Urbandale High School as a volleyball coach, is a member of the Iowa Advisory Council for the Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, and is currently serving as treasurer of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute board. Courtney has been married to her husband Matthew for six years, and they have two children, Bryson and Brinley. In every facet of her life, Courtney 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 Courtney in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mrs. Strutt Todd 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 Courtney 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.