Tribute to Heather Starrby Former Representative Tom Latham
Posted on 2013-03-05
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize
Heather Starr 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.
Heather Starr is currently in the second year of her real estate career as a Real Estate Agent for RE/MAX Innovations. Prior to her current role, Heather owned her own communications firm, North Starr Communications, and was the director of development and communications for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, tasked with raising nearly $4 million to meet the capital campaign goal. Mrs. Starr is an Iowa native with degrees from Iowa State University and Drake University. She currently resides in rural Winterset with her husband Jason and their two sons, Drake and Brody. Heather has lived her life as an example of the famous Iowan work ethic and dedication to service that our state can be proud of.
Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Heather in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mrs. Starr 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 Heather 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.