Anita Norian
Leigh Parker

The InnoVenture Iowa Fund, the state’s first publicly funded venture capital fund, has announced the members of its investment committee, who will decide which early-stage Iowa-based companies the fund invests in. Leigh Parker (left) and Anita Norian (right) have joined Tom Trone, Martina Bockenstedt and Shane Larson, who started on the committee after the fund’s launch last year. Norian is president of GW Nutrition and has 25 years of business leadership with expertise in food ingredient manufacturing, wholesale consumer goods and e-commerce sales. Parker is the owner and principal consultant of a consulting firm. Her background is in engineering and technology, including 24 years with Rockwell Collins/Collins Aerospace, and leading large R&D organizations. More information about the five-member committee is available on the