Tribute to John Mickelsonby 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
John Mickelson 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.
John Mickelson is the Associate Managing Director at the PrivateBank and Trust Co. and also serves as a City Councilman for the City of West Des Moines. He has previously started, owned, and operated three small businesses. John received three degrees from the University of Iowa, where he was also a letter-winner on the football team. Outside of work, John serves as Vice-Chair for the State Historical Society of Iowa and a Board Member for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Mr. Mickelson resides in West Des Moines with his wife Brooke and their three sons. In both facets of his life, John 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 John in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mr. Mickelson 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 John 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.