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    Tribute to Erin Bemis

    by Former Representative Tom Latham

    Posted on 2013-03-15

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    LATHAM of iowa in the house of representatives Friday, March 15, 2013 Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize Erin Bemis 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.

    Erin Bemis is the Senior Vice President of Logistics and Operations at IronWorks, which provides individualized training solutions for various fitness goals. At IronWorks, Erin is tasked with managing many of the company's operations, including billing, communications, and organizing board meetings. Outside of work, Mrs. Bemis is heavily involved in her community through her role as assistant community vice president with Junior League of Des Moines and organizing numerous fundraisers, including the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Run, which she chaired. Erin is also planning a mission trip in June to assist orphans living in Rwanda. In all aspects of her life, Erin 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 Erin in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Ms. Bemis 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 Erin 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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