Drew Conrad Named Recipient of Annual Leadership for Iowa Award

1 Jun 2021

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) Foundation names Drew Conrad of Waterloo/Cedar Falls as the recipient of its annual Leadership for Iowa Award. The award honors a distinguished alumnus of the organization’s Leadership Iowa program who exemplifies outstanding leadership in his/her respective community and for the State of Iowa. Conrad is a 2005-06 graduate of Leadership Iowa and will be presented with the award on June 10 at ABI’s Taking Care of Business Conference in Coralville.

As the Director of the Institute for Decision Making at The University of Northern Iowa, Conrad is responsible for the design, delivery and follow-up of community and regional-level services. He leads efforts involving strategic planning, organizational development, workforce analysis and strategy development, and conducts a variety of applied research projects. For more than 28 years, Conrad has worked with hundreds of communities, economic development organizations and their partners in Iowa and beyond.

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