Bob Fairfax Appointed As Director Of Iowa Prison Industries

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On Friday, March 24, 2023, Iowa Department of Corrections Director Beth Skinner announced the appointment of Bob Fairfax as Director of Iowa Prison Industries. 

Previously serving as IPI's Director of Sales & Marketing, Bob has been a member of the IPI management team for 25 years. His leadership of the sales, marketing, and customer service teams has allowed IPI to grow sales and expand the work training opportunities for the incarcerated men and women in the IPI program. 

When asked about his new role with IPI, Bob said, "I look forward to helping Iowa Prison Industries continue the success of its program, providing training and skills development that is needed for our incarcerated associates to successfully transition back to society. We have a great team that understands how we can affect an individual's life in a positive manner, and I am honored to work with each and every one of them."

During his tenure with IPI, Bob has gained vast experience in Government relations and has worked with 4 different Governors and their administrations. He also served on the National Board for the National Correctional Industries Association. 

In his spare time, Bob can either be found on the golf course or spending time with his family. Bob and his wife Deb are blessed with three sons and four granddaughters. 

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