Tribute to Dustin Petersenby Former Representative Tom Latham
Posted on 2013-03-13
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize
Dustin Petersen 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.
Dustin Petersen has been a partner with McGladrey LLP since 2007. His roles at McGladrey certainly keep him busy as a national tax leader for the firm's consumer products group as well as a national practice leader for the alternative energy sector. In 2002, Mr. Petersen started a national renewable practice with McGladrey that today has clients across the country and the world. Outside of work, Dustin serves his community as the chair of Ankeny Economic Development Collaboration Start-up and Entrepreneurial Growth Group, as well as a board member for the Blank Park Zoo Foundation and the Blank Park Endowment Corporation. Raised on a second generation farm in northern Iowa, Dustin now resides in Ankeny with his wife Nicole and their three children, Alex, Megan and Zach. In all facets of his life, Dustin 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 Dustin in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mr. Petersen 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 Dustin 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.