Jude Conway, Executive Director

Jude Conway
Executive Director
2009 4th St SW, Suite 1, Mason City, IA 50401

Biography:   He began working at AgVA on February 26, 2014.  Jude replaces Terry Carpenter, who was the part time executive director of both AgVA and Rural Development Partners.  Mr. Carpenter decided to dedicate himself full time to Rural Development Partners.  Jude Conway has over twenty years’ experience in early stage investing in Iowa and Illinois.  He also has significant knowledge and contacts in the agriculture and food industries, having invested in successful Ag related investments and served on several Ag and food related boards and task forces.

Jude has written one book and several published articles on venture capital and economic development. He has spoken at dozens of local, regional and national workshops and conferences.  He received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of South Dakota.  He is a native of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and has lived most of his adult life in the Des Moines area.  He is married to Jane Conway and has six children, ranging from 15 to 31 years of age.

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