Since July 2011, Craig Lang, Brooklyn, Iowa, has served as president of the Iowa Board of Regents, the group that oversees the state's public universities.
He also is president and CEO of The Prairie Strategy Group, a company that identifies and solves complex challenges in food production, policy and logistics. And in partnership with his father and brother, Lang runs a large dairy operation.
Lang was one of the longest serving leaders of both the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, where he served as president for a ten-year period from 2001 through 2011, and the FBL Financial Group, where he served as chairman of the board for a concurrent term.
He also was chairman of the Grow Iowa Values Fund and, under Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, vice chair of the Iowa Economic Development Board.
Regent Lang's term on the Board of Regents expires April 30, 2013.
The Iowa State University graduate conducted the installation of the 15th president of his alma mater (Sept. 14, 10-11:30 a.m., Stephens Auditorium).