Accounting and Business
Plante earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1996, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Morningside College in 1993. She also holds a Certificate in Political Journalism from The Fund for American Studies- Georgetown University and a Certificate from the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems-Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Plante has been an Iowa licensed attorney since 1996.
Plante has held legal positions at a Fortune 500 company, Woodbury County Attorney’s office, City of Sioux City legal department, and most recently private practice. She also held an adjunct teaching position at Morningside College, and created a new curriculum for paralegal studies at a local institution. Plante has taught law in the areas of paralegal studies, business law, employment law, human resources, legal research, contracts, torts, and litigation. She is a registered lobbyist at the Iowa State Capitol for Families United Action Network.
Plante served as the President of the Iowa State Bar Association’s Public Service Project, is a past president and Woman of the Year for the local chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, and was honored as the 1999 Legal Services Corporation Volunteer Lawyers Project & ISBA Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. She received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)—Teaching Excellence Award in May 2011 and named a NISOD Master Presenter.
Plante is involved throughout the Midwest as a certified Iowa Master Gardener and Conservationist. Along with her husband, she founded and is the director of the Green Ambassador program that educates individuals about gardening and encourages them to grow fresh produce and donate to food pantries and kitchens that feed the hungry.
Note: "Negligent Retention: An Expanding Doctrine", Defense Counsel Journal, July 1996.