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Debi Durham

Debi Durham is a longtime economic and community development professional.

Ms. Durham serves as the Director of both the Iowa Finance Authority and the Economic Development Authority.

She was named to the positions by Governor Kim Reynolds in January 2019.

Durham was first appointed to lead IEDA in 2011 and during her tenure has turned the agency into a successful public-private partnership, landed billion-dollar economic development projects for Iowa and has worked tirelessly on expanding trade and investment opportunities for the state.

She prides herself on building coalitions, supporting new ventures and strengthening the state’s industries and communities.

Prior to joining IEDA, Durham served as president of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.