E.J. was nominated and ultimately chosen among the “business people who made a difference.” E.J. is actively involved in the community and dedicates a significant portion of his time serving the public on various boards and committees. He and the other 18 honorees were honored at a reception on Thursday, November 7 at Franklin Junior High School.About E.J. Giovannetti: A graduate of Creighton University, E.J. has practiced law in Iowa since 1966 and has worked at Hopkins & Huebner for over 45 years. E.J. has served both in the past and present on several boards and commissions that includes Prairie Meadows Board of Directors, Iowa Public Information Board, Central Iowa Drinking Water Commission, Iowa National Heritage Foundation Advisory Committee, Greater Des Moines Civic Center Executive Committee, Des Moines Art Festival Board of Directors, and the Des Moines Performing Arts Executive Committee. E.J. previously served on the Polk County Board of Supervisors and was the mayor of Urbandale for 20 years. In his free time, E.J enjoys spending time with friends and family, entertaining, cooking and visiting Clarke County where he has a cabin.To learn more about the “19 in 2019,” please visit CITYVIEW’s Business Journal website.