Spencer Parkinson

Spencer Parkinson

As President, CEO and Founding Member of Decision Innovation Solutions, Spencer Parkinson is responsible for business generation, ensuring client satisfaction and managing the overall operations of the business. He also seeks to understand clients’ data challenges, propose potential solutions and works with clients to enhance their decision-making processes. Originally from the southeastern Idaho/northern Utah corridor, Spence relocated to the Des Moines, Iowa area in 2005 when he began working as a Research Analyst for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Areas of research at Farm Bureau included agricultural policy analysis and economic modeling related to several industries important to Iowa agriculture. Spence also instructed QuickBooks classes to farmers while working as a Research Assistant for Utah State University Extension. Spence has extensive hands-on agriculture experience, including 12 years working on a Utah dairy farm. Spence earned a dual BS degree in Accounting and Economics from Utah State University. He also earned an International MBA in Food and Agribusiness from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, England.

Blog posts by this Author:

  • The DIS Team Continues to Win and Complete Exciting Projects

    While it seems that 2023 just started, looking at the calendar does indeed show that we have just 10 weeks left in the year. With another year soon coming to a close, I thought an update on the exciting work the DIS Team has been engaged in would be appropriate. As in previous business updates, we continue to be grateful for such a dedicated, hard-working team of professionals here at DIS.

  • The Latest Exciting Work from the DIS Team

    With 2023 almost being halfway through here is a recent update of what we have been up to here at DIS!

  • Invite DIS 15-yr Anniversary Open House

    Come celebrate our 15 year anniversary with us!

  • 15 Year Anniversary!

    DIS is celebrating 15 years!

  • Project Delivery: Bordeaux, France

    As we celebrate our 15th year in business here at Decision Innovation Solutions, we truly do look forward to forging new, maintaining current and nurturing long-standing relationships with those with whom we are fortunate to serve.

  • Agricultural and Food Systems Statistical Analyst Opening

    Decision Innovation Solutions is in need of a Agricultural and Food Systems Statistical Analyst.

  • Newsletter - July 2021

    This month we see how Kades first month at DIS went, talk about Trends in Iowa's Ethanol blend fuel sales, the CRP and trade, and our work with MoSoy.

  • Dynamic Flow Analysis™ in Action

    Our Dynamic Flow Analysis™ methodology has been used in various studies for our clients. We show how we used this methodology in the commodity flow study we conducted for biodiesel in Missouri, and how it is being used in Illinois in regard to the potential expansion of local meat processing.

  • Dynamic Risk-Based Modeling™, a Timely DIS Service

    Identifying, quantifying and maintaining historical relationships among variables allows DIS to develop projections that provide our clients decision-making tools that help them understand how their risk appetite corresponds to certain levels of quantified risk associated with various defined scenarios.

  • DIS Continues to Innovate Despite COVID-19

    Greetings! Thankfully, the restrictions that have come with the COVID-19 challenge are beginning to thaw, at least here in Iowa. And…thanks to an exceptional team and great clients the steady drumbeat of projects continues here at DIS.

  • COVID-19 Update from DIS

    The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting essentially all areas of our personal and professional lives. “Social distancing”, a term never heard in all my (increasing!) years, may end up being the “phrase of the year” before this challenge is put in the rear view.

  • Missouri Commodity Flow and Infrastructure Social Media Campaign

    As we wrap up 2019, we look ahead to year 2020! We will be wrapping up our American Feed Industry Association Social Media Campaign in January and after that, we will be starting our Missouri Commodity Flow and Infrastructure Social Media Campaign.

  • The "Quilt Map" Returns

    2019 has been a very busy, productive year for the DIS team. From long-term additions to the team, an intense, short need from six interns and a bit of churn, we have had a great ¾ of 2019. At any one time, the DIS team could be working on 20-25 different projects – some big, some small, some short-term, some long-term. I often say that getting laid off in 2009, while difficult at the time, has turned out to be a rather enjoyable ride in the ten years since I've been working with the company. I

  • American Feed Industry Association Social Media Campaign

    As a Marketing-Communications Intern at Decision Innovation Solutions, I have had the opportunity to take on many different tasks regarding our social media channels. Most recently, I have started to create a social media campaign for the economic research and contribution DIS did for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the Institute for Feed Education & Research (IFEEDER).

  • Looking Back on 2018

    With the upcoming close of a successful 2018, we recognize that we are undoubtedly blessed as we prepare to look back at the many great things that happened here at Decision Innovation Solutions this past year.

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