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    Tribute to Erica Axiotis

    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 Erica Axiotis 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.

    Erica Axiotis resides in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband Christopher and is currently serving as the Director of Development for the Mercy Foundation, where she works with businesses interested in providing donations to assist the healthcare work done by Mercy Medical Center. Also a board member of the Junior League of Des Moines, the Iowa Shakespeare Experience, and Young Variety, Mrs. Axiotis' commitment and passion for assisting her community and beyond are outstanding.

    Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Erica in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mrs. Axiotis 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 Erica 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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