In honor of President's Day we will not be having a noon meeting.
Judge Greve, Bettendorf, was appointed to the bench in 2006 and named as chief judge in 2013. She received her undergraduate degree from Upper Iowa University Magna Cum Laude and her law degree from the University Of Iowa College Of Law in 1992 with High Distinction. After graduation from law school, she was in private practice from 1992-2006. Judge Greve is a member of the Scott County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the Iowa Judges Association. She is married and has one child.
Mr. SHARMA has over eigthteen years of experience as an accomplished executive with a demonstrated history of success. For the past seven years managed the City of Raytown, Missouri as its City Administrator. Mr. Sharma is highly adept at management of limited resources in the face of budgetary constraints. He is a proven creative/forward strategic thinker with exceptional people skills; comfortable in motivating and supervising culturally diverse work force, and interfacing with the media.
Comprehensive knowledge and experience in municipal operation with financial management, planning, participatory decision-making ability, excellent presentation, and communication skills. Mr. Sharma is a published writer with a strong sense of vision, purpose, and direction. Mr. Sharma published technical paper in National Journal and was presenter at various local groups, schools, and at a national level conference.
Michael Ralston was elected president of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) in November of 2005.
Prior to his service as ABI President, Ralston was appointed by Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and served for almost three years as Director of Revenue for the State of Iowa. He led a staff of nearly 400 employees in administering Iowa’s tax laws, collections operations, internal audit systems and other essential functions.
From 1999 to his appointment, Ralston was Director of Policy and Law for Iowa for Qwest Communications, an international Fortune 500 telecommunications and broadband services company. Ralston led the company’s governmental affairs and community affairs in Iowa, with primary responsibility for representing Qwest with Iowa’s Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the Iowa General Assembly, and the Iowa Congressional Delegation.
Prior to joining Qwest in 1999, Ralston was president of the Iowa Taxpayers Association, a statewide corporate tax policy organization. In the past, Ralston has served as the chief executive of a local government tax research organization, as a corporate vice president with a health services company, and as chief Iowa assistant to former Congressman Cooper Evans. Ralston was elected mayor of Grundy Center, Iowa at age 18 and re-elected three times.
Ralston is a past member of the board of directors of the Iowa’s Jobs for America’s Graduates program, is a past member of the of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Governmental Research Association, the Deputies Committee of the Iowa Business Council, the Board of Directors of the Iowa Taxpayers Association, and is a graduate and past chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leadership Iowa program. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Federation of Tax Administrators, and is a member and past member of several other boards and organizations.
Ralston holds a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, which recognized him as an Outstanding Alumnus in 1992.