Iowans for Tax Relief (ITR), Iowa’s leading taxpayer advocacy organization, today announced the promotion of Chris Ingstad to President. Ingstad joined Iowans for Tax Relief in 2012. In 2015 he was promoted to Vice President and Policy Director, a role in which he has lobbied Iowa legislators and worked to educate and inform voters.
Before becoming part of the Iowans for Tax Relief team, Ingstad served as Vice President of Pearl Management Company, an investment management firm founded by ITR’s late founder and longtime Chairman, David Stanley. Prior to Pearl Management Company, he held various corporate finance roles for Allsteel Inc, an operating company of Muscatine-based HNI Corporation.
ITR Chairman Rob Solt said, “Chris worked closely with Dave Stanley, first at Pearl Management Company and later with ITR. Chris shares our founders’ values and vision that the growth of government spending and taxes should be limited for the benefit of all Iowans. He will continue to build ITR’s reputation as the taxpayers’ watchdog.”
Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and he graduated from Leadership Iowa as part of the 2014-2015 class.
Community involvement highlights include membership in the Bull Moose Club of Des Moines, serving as Vice President of the Muscatine Community YMCA, and a past member of the Boards of the ARC of the Quad Cities Area, Muscatine Community School District Foundation, and Muscatine Youth Basketball. Ingstad is also an active Rotarian.
Iowans for Tax Relief works to limit total government spending and total taxes for the benefit of all Iowa taxpayers. ITR was established in 1978 and is one of the largest taxpayer protection organizations in the country.