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    Tribute to Josh Fleming

    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 Josh Fleming 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.

    [[Page E314]] Josh Fleming is the Digital Strategy Director at Lessing-Flynn Advertising Company. In this role, Josh has excelled through his outstanding creativity and enthusiasm. One of Mr. Fleming's creations for Lessing-Flynn, AdMavericks.com, has now become one of Iowa's most- read marketing blogs. Another creation, Lessing-Flynn's Battle of the Brands, provides Iowa companies a chance to compete and showcase their brands in an innovative social media format. Outside of the office, Josh serves as president of the American Marketing Association of Iowa, is a board member of Prevent Blindness Iowa, and travels the country as a public speaker on topics relevant to advertising in the digital age. Josh's passion for his work and community engagement is something that our state can be proud of.

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