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									Welcome to the 74th Annual Meeting & Tax Symposium
                       of the
             Iowa Taxpayers Association


The Iowa Taxpayers Association’s Annual Meeting is traditionally recognized as the
forum in Iowa for tax and government affairs professionals to meet and interact with
national tax experts and key state government policymakers.

This year’s program will provide you the opportunity to become informed on current
business tax laws and potential tax issues for the 2010 Legislative Session. You will have
an opportunity to interact with state and national tax experts and key policymakers in state
government.

I hope that you find our two-day tax symposium interesting, informational, and engaging.
A special thank you is extended to members of the 2009 Annual Meeting Planning
Committee. Rich Wireman served as Chair of the Committee comprised of Mark
Douglas, Michael Eversmeyer, Steve Evans, Michael Sadler, Tom Jarrett and Tim
Wilkinson.

On behalf of the ITA Board of Directors and its officers, thank you for taking the time to
attend the 2009 Annual Meeting & Tax Symposium. We hope to see you again next year
for the 75th Annual Meeting & Tax Symposium to be held on Monday, December 6 –
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Sincerely,




Edward T. Wallace
President, Iowa Taxpayers Association

Monday, December 7, 2009
                                 The Linda S. Weindruch Award
Award Committee:
Steve Evans, ITA Board Member, Chair
Mark Douglas, ITA Board Member
Jerry Hadenfeldt, ITA Board Member
Tom Hobson, ITA Board Member
Tom Jarrett, ITA Past Board Chair
Russ Samson, ITA Member
Bruce Weindruch, Weindruch Family
Ed Wallace, ITA President

Purpose:

To recognize outstanding accomplishments and contributions in promoting and protecting the principles and
policies of fair business taxation.

In Recognition:

The Iowa Taxpayers Association offers this award in memory and in recognition of Linda S. Weindruch.
Linda was an active, long-time member of the Iowa Taxpayers Association. She was elected to serve on its
Board of Directors in 1994, and served in that capacity for ten years. She was a tremendous friend of Iowa
business and worked diligently to develop and shape legislative and regulatory policy that supported sound
taxation principles.

Linda was an attorney, law school lecturer, noted Iowa tax authority, and advocate for the rights of disabled
Americans.

One of her most notable career achievements was her work involving the passage of the Iowa Taxpayers’
Procedural Bill of Rights. As chair of the Iowa Bar Association’s Taxation Section, Linda worked with the
Iowa Department of Revenue, the governor’s office, and members of the General Assembly for passage of
the bill that legally recognized certain fundamental procedural rights to which all Iowa taxpayers are entitled.
In 1994, she was presented the Iowa State Bar Association President’s Award in recognition for her work in
its passage.

Reflecting on her personal civic leadership, Iowa Governor Thomas Vilsack appointed Linda as a member of
the state's Vocational Rehabilitation Council in 2004.

Linda was a 1983 graduate of Drake University Law School with Honors, Order of Coif. In 1988 she
received her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She received her B.A. from St.
Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa.

Award Criteria:

The Linda S. Weindruch Award will be given annually to an individual who has demonstrated within the
past decade his or her commitment to the principles of fair business taxation that Linda so revered. The
individual’s accomplishment/s must have had a positive impact on Iowa’s business tax climate and great
significance to a broad section of the business community.

The award recipient should also display the attributes that epitomized Linda Weindruch: Advocacy,
Leadership, Fairness and Strong Moral Compass.
The 2009 recipient of the Linda S. Weindruch Award is Burns Mossman, (posthumously)

The late Burns Mossman was a tax attorney with the Nyemaster Goode law firm in Des Moines.
Most of Burns' practice involved tax disputes with the IRS or Iowa Department of Revenue. Burns
began his career as a trial lawyer for the IRS in St. Paul, Minnesota where he practiced from 1970 to
1978. He was later appointed the first IRS District Counsel for Iowa and in 1982 he joined
Nyemaster Goode. Burns was a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the
Tax Sections of the American and the Iowa State Bar Association. He was Co-Chair of the Iowa
Bar Association committee that drafted the Iowa Taxpayer Bill of Rights in 1994 and actively
lobbied for its passage. He regularly spoke at many continuing legal education programs for the
Iowa Bar Association, University of Iowa law school and other sponsors. Burns was active in many
civic organizations. He had served as co-chair of the National Government Relations Committee of
the American Diabetes Association; was on the board of WestParks Foundation; served as president
and as a board member of the Des Moines Golf & Country Club; was on the Chairman of the Board
of Directors of the Iowa Donor Network (organ retrieval for transplantation); and served on the
boards of Camp Hertko Hollow Children's Diabetes Camp and the Iowa Taxpayers Association
Board of Directors.

2008 Recipient: Leonard B. Allen, Deere & Company (retired)
2007 Award Recipient: Steven R. Evans, MidAmerican Energy & ITA Past President
2006Award Recipients: Senator Mary Neuhauser, Former Democratic State Legislator &
Representative Dwight Dinkla, Former Republican State Legislator
2005 Award Recipient: Harry Griger, formerly with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office
                              2010 Iowa Taxpayers Association Board of Directors
Rich Wireman, Chair                                                   Ann Stocker, Secretary/Treasurer
Principal Financial Group                                             Cargill, Inc.
Des Moines, IA                                                        Eddyville, IA

Thomas R. Hobson, Vice-Chair                                          Myron R. Linn, Immediate Past Chair
Rockwell Collins                                                      Pella Corporation
Cedar Rapids, IA                                                      Pella, IA


Bruce W. Baker                            Jerry L. Hadenfeldt                              Stephen R. Ringlee
Nyemaster Goode Law Firm                  Meredith Corporation                             Centesimus Capital
Des Moines, IA                            Des Moines, IA                                   Ames, IA

Brian Bohmsach                            Jim Hansen                                       Stephen W. Roberts
Alliant Energy Corporation                MUSCO Corp.                                      Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts
Madison, WI                               Oskaloosa, IA                                    Des Moines, IA

Paul E. Carey                             Todd Hendricks                                   Joe Robertson
Brown Winick, Graves                      RSM McGladrey, Inc.                              Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Des Moines, IA                            Cedar Rapids, IA                                 Decator, IL

Denton Childs                             Justin Hupfer                                    Curtis A. Rouse
Tyson Foods                               Iowa Credit Union League                         Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Springdale, AR                            Clive, IA                                        Des Moines, IA

David Cooper                              Thomas K. Jarrett                                Michael Sadler
Bridgestone Bandag, LLC                   Deere & Company                                  Qwest
Muscatine, IA                             Moline, IL                                       Des Moines, IA

Dennis M. Creveling                       Brian E. Johnson                                 Rick Smith
Iowa Network Services, Inc.               Capitol Consultants                              Clow Valve Corporation
West Des Moines, IA                       Panora, IA                                       Oskaloosa, IA

John Davis                                Jeffrey L. Johnson                               John K. Sorensen, CAE
MidAmerican Energy Company                PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP                      Iowa Bankers Association
Des Moines, IA                            Minneapolis, MN                                  Johnston, IA

Mark Dicken, Jr.                          Judith K. Kendzora                               Sharon A. Sorensen
KPMG, LLP                                 American Republic Insurance Company              Ernst & Young, LLP
Des Moines, IA                            Des Moines, IA                                   Des Moines, IA

Mark H. Douglas                           Chad Kleppe                                      Jo Ellen K. Stock
Iowa Utility Association                  Master Builders of Iowa                          Union Pacific Railroad Company
Des Moines, IA                            Des Moines, IA                                   Omaha, NE

Steve Evans                               Lance C. Leslie                                  David Uphaus
MidAmerican Energy Company                Deloitte Tax LLP                                 BNSF Corporation
Des Moines, IA                            Davenport, IA                                    Fort Worth, TX

Mike Eversmeyer                           Steven D. McClelland                             Steve Van Dusseldorp
Muscatine Foods Corporation               Wells Fargo & Co.                                Vermeer Manufacturing Company
Muscatine, IA                             Des Moines, IA                                   Pella, IA

Terry Federko                             Alan Packard                                     Lynell Wendell
IPSCO Enterprises, Inc.                   Deere & Company                                  M.A. Ford Mfg. Co., Inc.
Lisle, IL                                 Johnston, IA                                     Davenport, IA

Daniel B. Garry                           Don Petersen                                     Cheryl Woods
3M Company                                Iowa Farm Bureau Federation                      Rockwell Collins, Inc.
St. Paul, MN                              West Des Moines, IA                              Cedar Rapids, IA

Trisha Gradert                            Richard Pullen
                                                                                           OPEN
HNI Corporation                           Principal Financial Group
Muscatine, IA                             Des Moines, IA
                            IOWA TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
                                                    PAST BOARD CHAIRS
Francis Johnson - Iowa Farm Bureau, Des Moines .............................................................. 1935 - 1941
Don V. McLean - Marshalltown County Taxpayers Association, Marshalltown................. 1942 - 1947
Guy E. Logan - Standard Chemical Co., Des Moines .......................................................... 1948 - 1949
John S. Heffner - farmer and banker, Webster City.............................................................. 1949 - 1953
George E. Pike - Pike, Sias & Butler, Waterloo ................................................................... 1953 - 1954
Joseph P. Lawlor - General Filter Co., Ames ....................................................................... 1955 - 1956
Lyle R. Mercer - Aluminum Company of America, Davenport ........................................... 1957 - 1959
Walter R. Cochran - John Deere Tractor Works, Waterloo .................................................. 1960 - 1964
Murray B. Nelson - Maytag Corporation, Newton ............................................................... 1965 - 1967
Walter E. Brown - KIOWA Corporation, Marshalltown ...................................................... 1967 - 1968
Hugh H. Hannah - ALCOA, Davenport ............................................................................... 1969 - 1971
John Munger - Deere & Company, Des Moines................................................................... 1972 - 1973
Elmer E. Bloom - Grain Processing Corporation, Muscatine ............................................... 1973 - 1975
Guy G. Gilchrist - Iowa Light & Power Company, Des Moines .......................................... 1976 - 1977
John W. Brust - ALCOA, Davenport.................................................................................... 1978 - 1980
Jack E. Knapp - Northwest States Portland Cement Company, Mason City........................ 1980 - 1981
Gregory M. Brown - KIOWA Corporation, Marshalltown .................................................. 1981 - 1984
Stan R. Hill - M.A. Ford Mfg. Co., Davenport..................................................................... 1984 - 1986
John F. Shanafelt - Iowa Public Service Co., Sioux City ..................................................... 1986 - 1988
Sander L. Schoonover - Winnebago Industries, Forest City................................................. 1988 - 1989
Richard D. Spencer - Lennox Industries, Marshalltown....................................................... 1989 - 1991
Leonard B. Allen - Deere & Company, Waterloo ................................................................ 1991 - 1993
Warren H. Heidbreder - Bandag, Incorporated, Muscatine .................................................. 1993 - 1995
Jerry L. Hadenfeldt - Meredith Corporation, Des Moines .................................................... 1995 - 1997
Timothy M. Wilkinson - ALCOA, Bettendorf ..................................................................... 1997 - 1999
Michael A. Eversmeyer - Varied Investments, Inc., Muscatine ........................................... 1999 - 2001
Mickey J. Bladel - Bandag, Incorporated, Muscatine...........................................................2001 – 2003
Steven R. Evans, MidAmerican Energy Company, Des Moines..........................................2003 – 2005
Thomas K. Jarrett, Deere & Company, Moline ....................................................................2005 – 2007
Myron R. Linn, Pella Corporation ......................................................................................2007- present



                            IOWA TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
                           PAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS/PRESIDENTS
Joe Long................................................................................................................................ 1935 - 1954
Ray Edwards ......................................................................................................................... 1954 - 1974
Mel Grummert ...................................................................................................................... 1974 - 1977
Richard Phillips..................................................................................................................... 1977 - 1994
Michael Ralston .................................................................................................................... 1994 - 1999
Elliott G. Smith ..................................................................................................................... 1999 - 2002
Stacey L. Johnson .................................................................................................................2002 – 2006
Edward T. Wallace...............................................................................................................2007-present
                       2010 ITA Calendar of Events
                                 (Dates Subject to Change)


Wednesday, January 6      Pre Legislative Session Forum – 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
                          Carroll, IA

Thursday, January 7       Pre Legislative Session Forum – 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
                          Des Moines, IA

Friday, January, 8        Pre Legislative Session Audio Conference - 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 25        Legislative Breakfast - Iowa State Capitol – 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 25         Board Meeting – Embassy Suites on the River,
                          East Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Week of May 3 - 7         Post Legislative Session Forums – Locations TBD

Tuesday, June 22          Board Meeting –African American Museum
                          55 12TH Ave., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Monday, June 28           ITA Biennial Tax Seminar – 1:00-5:00 p.m.
                          State Historical Building, Des Moines, IA

Tuesday, September 21     Board Meeting – Book Vault
                          105 S. Market St., Oskaloosa, IA
                          Sleeping Rooms: Comfort Inn, 2401 A Ave West, Oskaloosa, IA, US, 52577
                          Phone: (641) 676-6000

Wednesday, September 22   Legislative Roundtable – Oskloosa Golf
                          2114 South 11th Street, Oskaloosa, IA 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 22   ITA 18th Annual Golf Outing – Oskloosa Golf
                          2114 South 11th Street, Oskaloosa, IA 8:00 a.m.


Monday, December 6        Board Meeting – West Des Moines, IA, 10:00 a.m.
                          Sheraton, 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA

Monday, December 6        Tax Symposium – Sheraton, West Des Moines, IA
                          12:30-4:30 p.m. (Time subject to change.)

Tuesday, December 7       75th ITA Annual Meeting & Tax Symposium – Sheraton, West Des
                          Moines, IA 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

								
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