Tribute to Joey Hinkeby Former Representative Tom Latham
Posted on 2013-03-15
in the house of representatives
Friday, March 15, 2013
Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize
Joey Hinke 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.
Joey Hinke is president of his company, Miller, Fidler and Hinke Insurance Agency Inc. From a startup company in 2009, Joey's insurance agency has grown rapidly through acquisition and now achieves annual revenues of $1 million. Joey takes pride in the fact he has been able to provide his employees with 100 percent company-paid health insurance as well as connecting several other entrepreneurs with the resources to launch their own businesses. Outside of work, Joey is kept busy through his extensive involvement in several professional organizations and charities including, but not limited to, the Emerging Leaders Initiative, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa and the Young Professionals Connection. An Iowa native, Joey met his wife Angie while they attended the University of Northern Iowa, and today have been married for 12 years with three children. In all aspects of his life, Joey is an example of service and hard work that our state can be proud of.
Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Joey in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mr. Hinke 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 Joey 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.