Leadership Iowa Graduates

Stupfell graduates from Leadership Iowa 2022-23

June 30, 2023

Treynor, Iowa, Friday, June 30, 2023 - TS Bank a southwest Iowa based community bank and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, is pleased to congratulate, TS Banking Group Director of Public Relations, Kelsey Stupfell on her graduation from the Leadership Iowa program, a premier statewide issues-awareness program for current and emerging Iowa leaders. Stupfell was one of 39 professionals in the state accepted into this year’s cohort and was recognized Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) annual conference in Cedar Rapids.


Pictured above: Kelsey Stupfell, Director of Public Relations with TS Banking Group is pictured with Mike Ralston, President of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry at the annual conference on June 15, 2023, in Cedar Rapids.

Stupfell was joined by two other southwest Iowa leaders in the program including Connie Casson, president of Blue Seats Consulting and Matt Johnson, owner of Barley’s Bar and Grill and Railway Inn.

Forty Iowa leaders are selected annually to participate in the program, which takes place October through June. Participants represent all regions of the state in a variety of industries, employers, backgrounds and key components and observes two to three-day monthly sessions throughout the state. More than 1,300 Iowans have graduated from Leadership Iowa since 1982.

Each session provides class members with a wide range of first-hand awareness exploring the opportunities and challenges facing Iowa including subject-matter experts, interactive experiences, industry tours and more. The program is part with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) and provides resources for motivated Iowans to effect change within Iowa’s organizations and communities.

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Pictured Left:  Kelsey Stupfell receives Leadership Iowa graduation recognition 
Pictured Right (left to right): Kelsey Stupfell with TS Banking Group, Matt Johnson with Barley’s Bar & Grill and Railway Inn and Connie Casson with Blue Seats Consulting pose for a photo at the annual Iowa Association of Business and Industry conference upon their Leadership Iowa graduation,

This year, the following Iowa communities hosted the group: Jefferson, Red Oak and Stanton, Ames, Des Moines, Sioux City, Waverly and Burlington. Session topics include agriculture/renewable resources, education, government, manufacturing, transportation, community vitality, economic development and workforce development.

Workplaces and communities across the state benefit from representation in the program, as the ideas and inspiration gained through their participants can often be applied locally in a number of ways. Leadership Iowa is one way that companies can retain talent and invest in the personal and professional development of their employees. To learn more about the program, visit www.LeadershipIowa.com.

Pictured in header: Leadership Iowa Class 41 Graduates

Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation: The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization with a mission to provide valuable shared experiences that positively impact Iowans, communities, organizations, and our state. The ABI Foundation fosters personal and professional development through its statewide programs, and promotes multigenerational civic engagement and leadership across Iowa. To learn more, visit LeadershipIowa.com.

About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Creating long-term community prosperity, TS Bank reinvests 10 percent of its net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. TS Bank was chartered in 1923 and has $390 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $260 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Corning and Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit tsbank.com.