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    Tribute to Keith Olson

    by Former Representative Tom Latham

    Posted on 2013-03-13

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    LATHAM of iowa in the house of representatives Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize Keith Olson 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 29 years old, Keith Olson is one of Iowa's premier commercial brokers, utilizing his talents as a commercial associate at NAI Ruhl and Ruhl Commercial Company. Mr. Olson's impact on the Des Moines area has been undeniable after being named Downtown Community Alliances's downtown broker of the year on two separate occasions, as well as being named a Dave Ramsey Commercial Real Estate endorsed local provider. Outside of real estate, Keith is active in his church, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa, March of Dimes, and Young Variety, just to name a few. In all facets of his life, Keith 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 Keith in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mr. Olson 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 Keith 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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