December 19, 2019 Amb. Kenneth Quinn
In December 2019, in his capacity as the Chair of the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Statue Committee, Ambassador Quinn presented the first copy of a commemorative book to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, which recalled the historic unveiling of the Borlaug Statue in the US Capitol on March 25, 2014. The ceremony, which took place in the Governor's office, welcomed an array of state officials, members of Congress, and key participants in the project to create the Borlaug statue and who took part in the unveiling ceremony in Statuary Hall. Chris Kramer, the director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, co-hosted the event with Ambassador Quinn. The elegant book had been prepared by Waterbury Publications with guidance and direction by Nicole Barreca of the World Food Prize staff. Crystal Harris, who had worked closely with Ambassador Quinn on the entire project, was also present for this event.