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MB"Eye" on the Future Graduate Mark Thompson to Serve on the MBI Board of Directors

Friday, March 18, 2011

Des Moines, IA (March 2011) - Recent MB"Eye" on the Future graduate and Neumann Project Manager, Mark Thompson was elected by his peers to serve one year on the Master Builders of Iowa Board of Directors.

"Being selected to sit on the MBI Board of Directors is a great learning and leadership opportunity," Thompson said.

The MB"Eye" on the Future program was designed to promote leadership within the construction industry. The program discovers individuals who can become industry leaders at the local, state, and national levels. Ultimately the program is about encouraging passion and fostering a high level of industry involvement.

Each year the MB"Eye" on the Future class nominates and votes for a member of their class to serve on the MBI Board of Directors for one year. The 2011 class nominated and voted to have Mark serve the one year term at their final class meeting

Six classes were held from August to January in various locations across the state of Iowa where once a month students receive training on leadership, management, presentation skills, HR, project delivery and other pertinent industry issues. In addition, they develop relationships with their colleagues from around the state and build a network of professionals across geographic, professional and economic lines. While all of the class members are considered our industry's future leaders, the class selected Mark as their candidate to observe the processes and decisions the MBI Board of Directors handles year after year.

"By putting yourself outside of your comfort zone and into a challenging atmosphere, you learn to grow and develop new skill sets that help position your company and professional life to be more successful," Thompson said. Master Builders of Iowa will welcome a new set of industry leaders when the program begins again next August.

Neumann Brothers, Inc. is a general contractor in Des Moines, Iowa specializing in pre-construction and construction services including new construction, historical restoration and renovation, tenant improvements, industrial and millwright and design-build construction. Neumann will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2012.