AMES, Iowa — Lana Fox, president and chief executive officer of ClinicNote, Inc., in Des Moines, is a recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Young Professional Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design.

Established in 2020, the award recognizes College of Design alumni who received their most recent degree from Iowa State within the past 10 years and have excelled in their professions early in their careers.

Fox, originally from Williamsburg and now of Urbandale, received a bachelor of industrial design from Iowa State in 2014. She will be honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association’s 90th Honors and Awards Ceremony at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, and streamed live online. A dessert reception will follow. Both the ceremony and reception are free and open to the public.

Fox joined ClinicNote in early 2016 and became president and CEO in 2017. The electronic medical record helps outpatient therapists streamline mandatory documentation, reporting, billing and communication with patients. Fox uses her industrial design background to understand the needs of clients and synthesize conversations into design briefs for her developers to implement solutions. Under her leadership, ClinicNote has grown to serve private practice and university clinics across the nation.

Prior to and following graduation from Iowa State, Fox was a product design intern with Kreg Tool Company. She also owned and operated a profitable College Pro franchise from 2012–2015. She was a founding member of the Iowa State University student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America and a member of the ISU President’s Leadership Class.

Fox currently is a member of LINC–United Way of Central Iowa and a co-organizer of Female Founders DSM. She serves as a Techstars Iowa Accelerator mentor and an ISU CYstarters mentor. She was named the Technology Association of Iowa’s 2020 Prometheus Awards Week Emerging Technology Leader of the Year.


Lana Fox, ClinicNote president and CEO, lana@clinicnote.com
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, 515-294-9289, hsauer@iastate.edu