Tribute to Kate Banasiakby 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
Kate Banasiak 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.
At age 29, Kate Banasiak is the President and CEO of Diversified Management Services Inc. In this role, Kate oversees the successful consulting services that her company provides to nonprofit organizations, trade groups and professional associations. As time- consuming as running a company can be, Mrs. Banasiak is also heavily involved in her community through the Des Moines Embassy Club, Iowa Society of Association Executives, and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. Kate and her husband Mike also created Devour Des Moines, a fundraising event that has hauled in more than $3,500 for the Iowa chapter of Buy Fresh, Buy Local. In all aspects of her busy life, Lindsay 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 Kate in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mrs. Banasiak 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 Kate 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.