Jose R. Burgos 
Senior Project Manager
Office: 866-664-4182

Jose Burgos has worked in the translation industry since 2003. For the past 20 years, he has worked as a Senior Project Manager for Innerlingua Translation Services managing projects in many international settings. He is a regular attendee/speaker at conferences around the world, and an active participant in translation/internalization/localization L10N forums. In 1986, Jose was awarded the Central America Scholarship Program sponsored by Georgetown University, and graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an AAS degree in Agriculture. He later continued his education at the University of Iowa earning a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance in 1995. Jose has lived in Costa Rica and Panama and speaks Spanish, English, and French. His professional career has taken him to the People’s Republic of China, the Caribbean and Central America region, Spain, Belgium, France, Italy, Israel, Germany and Greece.

David Connolly
Economic Development Specialist
City of Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Office: 319-389-1476

David Connolly serves as the Economic Development Specialist for the City of Cedar Rapids. In his current role, he administers the city’s existing industry program. David has over 12 years of professional experience working in local economic development at the municipal, county, regional and federal levels. Areas of professional focus include business retention and attraction, economic impact assessment, financial analysis, post-disaster recovery, project evaluation and international trade. He currently serves on the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) Board of Directors. David holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Iowa and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). In 2020, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.

Trevor C. Gingrich
General Manager
Apache Agricultural Group
A division of Mi Conveyance Solutions
Office: 515-410-3423
Cell: 319-361-9026

Trevor Gingrich is the General Manager of Apache Agricultural Group, a division of Motion Conveyance Solutions, headquartered in Des Moines, IA. His responsibilities encompass oversight of sales and operations as well as providing strategic direction for the division’s domestic and international brands. Trevor is a dynamic senior leader with 19 years of industry experience and an outstanding track record of driving sustainable growth and results in both general management and key business development and marketing roles. Trevor holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa. The Apache Agricultural Group services a diversified network of customers from Original Equipment Manufacturers to wholesale distributors and big box retailers with a focus on engineered rubber components and fluid conveyance products. The Apache Agricultural Group carries a global footprint with multiple locations in North America and a distribution hub in Beringe, Netherlands.

Jason Ross
Dentons Davis Brown
Des Moines, IA
Office: 515-288-2500

Jason Ross is a partner at Dentons Davis Brown. With over 20 years of experience, he is a go-to resource for businesses engaging in cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial matters. Jason is a member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership International Council and the Iowa State Bar Association Council for the International Section. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the Iowa District Export Council.

Adam Leach

Adam Leach
Commercial Banking Relationship Manager III
Commerce Bank
West Des Moines, IA
Office: 515-348-3561

Adam Leach is a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager in Commerce Bank’s Iowa Commercial Banking office. Adam joined Commerce in 2023, bringing 9 years of commercial lending experience, from both community and large money center banks. His responsibilities include the management and development of banking relationships across the entire state of Iowa, focusing on delivering a full suite of banking solutions to corporate and middle market companies. Adam received his BA in Economics and Entrepreneurial Management Certificate from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.