By Wayne Pantini, PDI President
It is a great honor for me to serve in the role of PDI President this year. PDI thrived under Jason Hutcheson’s leadership in 2015. Your board of directors and I are committed to continuing this momentum.
The first task out of the gate is membership renewal. Members should have received their dues statement to renew membership for 2016.
We believe all of our members are a tremendous asset to this organization! The networking and mentoring opportunities are endless. Our spring event/fall conference, legislative efforts, webinars, website resources and newsletters ensure you receive significant membership value. We appreciate each of our members and thank them for their past support thru membership, volunteering and attending PDI events.
Developing Iowa takes many more people than those assigned the job title of "economic developer". Attracting and retaining business in Iowa involves city and state officials, governmental agencies, real estate professionals, workforce and education experts, legal, financial and construction talent and knowledgeable people from all divisions of transportation and utilities. While completing your dues renewal, think about those professionals you work with and invite them to join PDI as well.
Learn more about your member benefits at /join-pdi/. Join your peers again and invest in your professional development while advancing the economic base in Iowa today. By connecting with a network of over 330 PDI members ready and anxious to work with you and learn more about your role in making Iowa the best place to work, live and enjoy.
Wayne J. Pantini