PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President


CONTACT: Romney Press Office
December 29, 2011


Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of business leaders in Iowa.
“These business leaders are at the heart of our country’s economic engine,” said Mitt Romney. “Along with new policies in Washington, a renewal of the entrepreneurial spirit, and the hard work of individuals like these Iowa business leaders, we can turn around our country’s economy.”
Announcing the Iowa business leaders supporting Mitt Romney, Jim Kurtenbach of Prairie Oak Capital said, “The policies of this administration have stifled business and hurt job growth. Mitt Romney is the one candidate with experience working in the real economy and different sectors of business. Job creators across the country know that they will have a leader in Mitt Romney who supports pro-growth policies, will lessen the regulatory burden, and will free the private sector to do what we do best: create jobs.”

Iowa Business Leaders Supporting Mitt Romney:

Edward Babka, Dubuque

Tony Beck, Owner of Papa Murphy's Pizza Chain, Council Bluffs

Michael Bennett, Sioux City

John Bloom, West Des Moines

John Burgeson, CEO Iowa State Bank, Des Moines

David Caris, Des Moines

Jake Chapman, Midwest Ambulance Service of Iowa, Adel

Steve Chapman, President & CEO of Ruan Transport, Des Moines

Doug Cropper, Davenport

Carl Dallmeyer, Retired CEO, McClery-Cumming Company, Washington

John DeDoncker, President of The National Bank, Bettendorf

Mikel Derby, Partner, Matchpoint Strategies, West Des Moines

John DeVries, Retired CEO of ColorFX, Des Moines

David Fisher, Chairman, Onthank Company, Des Moines

Tom Giese, Giese Manufacturing, Dubuque

Charlie Giese, Giese Manufacturing, Dubuque

Jason Giles, Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O'Brien, P.C., Clive

David Greenspon, President, Competitive Edge, Inc., Des Moines

Curt Hames, CEO Hames Homes, Cedar Rapids

Levi Hancock, Smooth Surfaces, Inc., West Des Moines

Steven L'Heureux, CEO, Ryko Solutions, Inc., Grimes

Mark Hudson, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., Marion

Bob Jacobsen, Vice President and General Manager, Missouri Valley Steel, Sioux City

David Kenworthy, Storey-Kenworthy, Des Moines

Kyle Krause, President & CEO Kum & Go, LC, West Des Moines

Bill Krause, West Des Moines

Jim Kurtenbach, Prairie Oak Capital, Nevada

Kirk Leeds, Boone

William (Bill) Logan, State Central Bank, Keokuk

Chris McLinden, Adel

Andrew Morf, Group Benefit Advisors, Cedar Rapids

John Nelson, CEO Silverston Group, Council Bluffs

Brian Nikulski  CFP Nikulski Financial, Inc., Davenport

Mark Oman, Retired Executive Wells Fargo, West Des Moines

Spence Parkinson, Decision Innovation Solutions, Grimes

Ron Pearson, Chairman Emeritus & Former CEO of Hy-Vee, West Des Moines

Gary Ruble, Indianola

Mike Schreurs, CEO, Strategic America, West Des Moines

Karen Slifka, Partner, LS2 Group, West Des Moines

Tray Thomas, The Context Network, LLC, Booneville

Jon Troen, President, Rock Communications, Des Moines

Roger Underwood, Ames

Robert Van Diest, CEO Van Diest Supply, Webster City

Therese Wielage, Vice President, Merchants Bonding Co., Des Moines        

Sumner Worth, Waukee

Jack L. Zadow, Albert City

Steve Zumbach, Des Moines

*Company/business names are provided for identification purposes only.