• History



Wayne Pantini and Jim Gossett present lifetime membership to LaDene Bowen


The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) was established in 1973 as an organization of economic development professionals working to grow and develop Iowa’s economic base. PDI’s more than 330 members come from a variety of disciplines: county and regional developers, community developers, utilities, legal and financial firms, universities, community colleges, engineering and construction firms, and railroads. This diversity and the dedication of our membership has made PDI the strong and effective organization that it is today.

Kelly Halsted
2018-2019 PDI President
Brief History of PDI
Past Presidents and Lifetime Member Honarees