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    Tribute to Curtis Brown

    by Former Representative Tom Latham

    Posted on 2013-03-05

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    LATHAM of iowa in the house of representatives Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize Curtis Brown 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.

    Curtis Brown lives in Ankeny, Iowa with his wife Rachel and sons Maximilian, Adrian Benet, and Jude, and serves as Economic Development Director for the city. Professionally, Curtis serves the people of Ankeny by building relationships with business leaders and economic development leaders. Privately, Mr. Brown is an active member of Our Lady's Immaculate Conception Church and volunteers as a Spanish interpreter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa. Both personally and professionally, Curtis is an example of hard work and service that our state can be proud of.

    Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Curtis in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mr. Brown for utilizing his talents to better both his community and the great state of Iowa. I invite my colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating Curtis 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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