Tim Mabee is Foster Group’s Director of IT. He oversees all our technology-related issues, including system innovation, IT strategy, information security, development, and systems maintenance. Prior to joining Foster Group, Tim spent seven years in the Financial IT industry with a Des Moines based Fortune 500 Company. Throughout his career, Tim has spent time as a developer, system/infrastructure administrator, messaging engineer, and as an IT Team Leader. Tim has led large scale IT projects that have had an international user base with products from industry leading vendors. Tim earned his Bachelors of Science degree in 2007, majoring in management information systems at Iowa State University.
In my spare time, you will either find me on the golf course, working on a project around the house, or at the lake. My wife, Angie, and I met on the sand volleyball court and were married in May of 2012. We enjoy traveling as much as possible. For most of the year we are on the same team, but when the Cyclones play the Hawkeyes, it’s a different story; we are definitely a “House Divided.” During the summer, we spend most free weekends relaxing at Angie’s family’s lake house on Twin Lakes (where our two nephews keep us extremely busy).
Growing up, my parents taught me (and always reinforced) how important it is to “do the right thing.” Whether that was on the football or baseball field, extending a hand to help an opposing player up off the ground, or befriending the one who was an outsider to include them in a group. I feel it is just as important in business as it is in life to “do the right thing,” even when it may not be comfortable or profitable to do so. A related quote that I like from Zig Zigler reads: “With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.” I’ve learned that making mistakes is inevitable, but doing the right thing when we make those mistakes is what is really important.
B.S. Management Information Systems, Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)