Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Finance Authority
Debi Durham, a longtime economic and community development professional who serves as director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority. Durham was named to the positions by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in January 2019. Durham was first appointed to lead IEDA in 2011, and during her eight-year tenure, has turned the agency into a successful public-private partnership, landed billion-dollar economic development projects for Iowa and 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.