213 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
A lifelong Iowan, Rod Blum put himself through college, earning a BA in finance from Loras College and an MBA from the University of Dubuque. After graduating he entered the software industry and set out to achieve his version of the American Dream, eventually becoming President and CEO of Dubuque-based Eagle Point software.
Rod’s company grew from 5 to over 300 employees in just five years and as a result Rod was awarded Iowa Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Iowa Exporter of the Year by Governor Branstad. His company went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in 1995 and was named an INC 500 fastest growing company in America 3 times.
Rod also served as Dubuque county Republican Chairman, a volunteer high school basketball coach, and was a columnist for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.
A freshman member of Congress, Rep. Blum represents the First District of Iowa. He serves on the House Budget Committee, as well as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.