Week of Dec. 27

Brittany Gunderson
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to residential property manager.

Elke Robb
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to residential property manager.

Alex Nickeson
Schneider Graphics Inc.
Hired as a designer.

Craig Olson
Orchard Place
Joined as director of communications.

Brianne Niedermyer
Homesteaders Life Co.
Joined as an account executive.

Greg Votava
Des Moines Performing Arts
Hired as digital marketing manager.

Sarah Bannon
Des Moines Performing Arts
Hired as a community programs coordinator.

Kari Leahy
Hubbell Realty Co.
Joined as a marketing assistant.

Andy Lehman
Hubbell Realty Co.
Joined as a building maintenance engineer in the property management department.

Carrie Silvers
Hubbell Apartment Living
Joined as a residential property manager.



Week of Dec. 20

Brandon Porter
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a database analyst.

Nathan Banse
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a local area network administrator.

Christine Villalobos
The Conley Group Inc. 
Hired as office manager and executive assistant.

Andrew Endelman 
Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
Hired as an Investment Advisors Corp. analyst.

Daniel Smith 
Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
Joined as vice president of operations.

Mike Gabrielson 
Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
Hired as a financial adviser.

Thomas Sherzan 
Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
Joined in private client services.

Nathan Reeder
Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
Joined as vice president for trading and mutual funds.

Emily Stork
Davis Brown Law Firm
Hired as an associate.

Chris Jones
Kum & Go LC
Hired as senior vice president of marketing.

Krystle Campa Berry
Davis Brown Law Firm
Elected shareholder.

Sarah Franklin
Davis Brown Law Firm
Elected shareholder.

Michael Richards
Davis Brown Law Firm
Elected shareholder.

Christopher Talcott
Davis Brown Law Firm
Elected shareholder.

Brian D. Torresi
Davis Brown Law Firm
Elected shareholder.

Cindy Doll
Telligen
Hired as a senior review coordinator.

Bob Dickerson
Telligen
Hired as a lead health informatics solutions coordinator.

Tammy Mahan
Telligen
Hired as an engagement specialist.

Cynthia Puetz
Telligen
Hired as temporary nurse care manager.

Kimberlee Price
Telligen
Hired as an operational support specialist.

Artrina Sturges
Telligen
Hired as a lead health informatics solutions coordinator.

Patrick McGill
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as marketing insights director.

Erich Baker
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as an account supervisor.

Aerica Hasz
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as an account executive.

Sara Jensen
Shive-Hattery Inc.
Hired as a landscape architect intern.

Steve Davis
Shive-Hattery Inc.
Hired as a senior designer.

Beth Wright
South Story Bank & Trust
Joined as a credit administration officer.

Scott Snyder
Foster Group
Joined as a lead adviser.





Week of Dec. 13


Jon Harris
BKD LLP
Joined as a managing director.

Andrew Muehling
BKD LLP
Joined as a tax manager.

Sid Juwarker
Terracon Consultants Inc.
Joined as a project manager II and client development specialist.

Traci McBee
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Promoted to public and media relations manager.

Sue Grandquist
Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa P.C.
Promoted to patient care coordinator.

Jennifer Terry
Iowa Environmental Council
Hired as an agricultural policy specialist.

Matthew Weller 
Hubbell Realty Co.
Joined as an assistant project manager in the construction and development department.

Lisa Johnson 
Hubbell Realty Co.
Joined as an accountant.

Enrique Herrera  
Hubbell Construction Services
Hired as a carpenter.

Andrew Hubbell
Hubbell Realty Co.
Promoted to operations development manager, land development.

David May
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to regional manager.

Tracey Benson
Express Logistics Inc.
Joined as an account executive.

Jenny Gibbons
Express Logistics Inc.
Joined as a truckload logistics manager.

Erica Van Weelden
Express Logistics Inc.
Joined as a customer account representative.

Sean McCubbin
Express Logistics Inc.
Promoted to senior truckload sales representative.

Aric Cunningham
Express Logistics Inc.
Promoted to senior sales executive.




Week of Dec. 6


Vicky Ohrtman
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to tax credit property manager and compliance coordinator.

Mackenzie Scharf
Hubbell Apartment Living
Joined as a leasing agent.

Kelsey Ledger 
Hubbell Apartment Living
Joined as a leasing agent.

Jeff Diehl
Hubbell Apartment Living
Joined as a leasing agent.

Daphne Christensen (no photo)
Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa P.C.
Promoted to marketing and administrative manager.

Darcy Valline
Hubbell Realty Co.
Promoted to vice president, Hubbell Apartment Living.

TJ Neyens
Hubbell Construction Services
Joined as a project manager.

Randy Snider
Hubbell Homes
Joined as a purchasing manager.




Week of Nov. 27

Jessica Brown
Easter Seals of Iowa
Hired as director of marketing and communications.

John Boehm
The Mansion
Joined as an interior designer.

Todd Versteeg 
AKC Marketing
Hired as a media relations supervisor.

Cassie Wills
AKC Marketing
Hired as an administrative assistant.

Sarah Kern
Wright Tree Service 
Hired as a payroll and billing specialist.

Kacy Webster
Kaplan University, Des Moines campus
Appointed president.

Andrew C.M. Gress
Kaplan University, Des Moines campus
Appointed  academic dean.

Larry Kirsner
L. Kirsner Enterprises Inc.
Became an authorized dealer for Revolution Lighting Technologies/Seesmart LED lighting products.

Kari Smith
Principal Financial Group Inc.
Joined as a financial representative at the Midwest Region Business Center – Des Moines office.

 




Week of Nov. 22 

Kim Berg-Olsen
Marketlink Inc.
Hired as a human resources and recruitment manager.

Tobit Bowles
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to regional manager.

Ryan Eaton
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to lease-up manager.

Randy Timm
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to maintenance supervisor.

Joe Williams
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to regional manager.

Cy Fox
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to lease-up specialist.

Adam Douglas
Graham Construction
Promoted to project manager.

Ryan Drew 
Graham Construction
Promoted to project manager.

Robert Rypma
Graham Construction
Promoted to project manager.

Seth Elgin
Graham Construction
Promoted to senior project manager.

Victor Aspengren
Prairie Capital Advisors Inc.
Promoted to director.

Doug Cretsinger
GuideOne Mutual Insurance Co.
Promoted to chief information officer and senior vice president of business transformation.

Julia Gauthier
The Weidt Group
Promoted to principal.

Carmen Goebel Sr.
Telligen
Hired as a review coordinator.

Raychell Henry-Shoop
Telligen
Hired as a clinic health coach.

Shanna Raygor
Telligen
Hired as a project assistant II.

Robert Stewart Sr.
Telligen
Hired as a senior information architect.

Jonna Johnson
Great Southern Bank
Hired as a residential lender.

Mark Berg (no photo)
DLR Group
Promoted to senior associate.

Jennifer Peters (no photo)
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter
Hired as a communications assistant.

Deborah Andersen
Northwest Bank
Joined as a mortgage loan originator.

Marla Lacey
Homesteaders Life Co.
Promoted to executive vice president and general counsel.

Kim Medici Shelquist
Homesteaders Life Co.
Promoted to vice president of planning and development.

 


Week of Nov. 15

Leslie Ware
Marco Inc.
Hired as an inside account manager.

Chelsea Olson
Saxton Inc.
Joined the business development team.

Tom Hudson
Larson and Larson Construction LLC
Joined as director of business development.

Mike Woodard
Westside Auto Pros
Joined as a service consultant.

Chris Wheeler
Westside Auto Pros
Joined as a certified master automotive technician.

Craig Childs
Delta Dental of Iowa
Hired as a product manager.

Melissa Ewing
Delta Dental of Iowa 
Joined as a customer service representative.

Lauren Ehlers
Lexicon Content Marketing
Hired as a graphic designer.

Kelsey Schirm
Lexicon Content Marketing
Hired as a writer and assistant editor.

Kassandra Cline
AIB College of Business
Hired as assistant dean of institutional effectiveness.

Tristan Lynn
AIB College of Business
Promoted to director of financial aid.



Week of Nov. 8

Tiffany Cornelius
Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau
Joined as visitor services coordinator.

Lisa Church
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a research and development analyst.
 
Nick V. Rogers
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as an application administrator I.

Maggie Fulton
Iowa Credit Union League
Joined as an administrative assistant.

Ben Olsen
Broadlawns Medical Center
Promoted to section chief of the Foot and Ankle Surgery Department.

Debra Peckumn
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Joined as development director.

Whitney Bouma
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Joined as education and outreach manager.

Shaun Guyer
CSB Insurance Group
Hired as a personal lines agent.

Steven Kirts
Big Creek Design Group Inc.
Joined as project manager and intern architect.

Heather Culbertson
Big Creek Design Group Inc.
Joined as a CAD technician.

Todd Ringgenberg
Hubbell Construction Services
Promoted to commercial construction project superintendent.

Craig Brindle 
Hubbell Construction Services
Promoted to carpenter.

Amber Stroud
Hubbell Homes
Promoted to assistant sales manager.

Cassandra Pudenz
Hubbell Realty Company
Promoted to marketing manager.

Katheryn Thorson
BrownWinick Law Firm
Joined as an associate.

Jonathan Napier
BrownWinick Law Firm
Joined as a member.

Michael Jenkins
BrownWinick Law Firm
Joined as an associate.

Kevin Christensen
Management Professionals Inc.
Hired as a maintenance technician at Country Club Village Apartments.

Levi Foster
Management Professionals Inc.
Hired as a groundskeeper.

Jeff Krajcir
Management Professionals Inc.
Hired as a maintenance technician.

Scott Gillespie
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to  audit senior manager.

Brent Wilberts
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit senior manager.

Tara Amundson
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to manager in business tax services.

John Keyes 
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit manager.

Andrew St. John
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit manager.

Mike Beals
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit senior.

Chunyan Han
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit senior.

Rob Gilligan
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit senior.

Sean Rooney
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit senior.

Joel Ryerson
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit senior.

Adam Schmidt
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit senior.

Staci Schoorman
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to audit senior.

Kayla Vandehaar
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Promoted to senior in business tax services.

Samantha Rollins
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Joined as an associate in the labor and employment group.

Tina Lothi 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Joined the insurance client service center as a client representative.

Blair Siebersma
NCMIC Group Inc.
Joined the insurance client service center as a client representative.

Jeff Copeman
Professional Solutions Insurance Services
Joined as a sales executive.

Melanie Franke
Telligen 
Hired as an HIT advisor.

Jeanne Freeman, 
Telligen 
Hired as a nurse care manager.

Edward Hodges
Telligen 
Hired as contracts director.

Wendy Lewin-Gladney
Telligen 
Hired as a data analyst.

Becky Payne
Telligen 
Hired as a practice facilitator. 

 




Week of Oct. 25

Justin Bogers
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa
Hired as the Career Connection Center coordinator.

Erin Cassidy
LaMarca & Landry P.C.
Joined as an associate attorney.

Chris Piper
Wright Service Corp.
Hired as a staff accountant.

Mark Land
Snyder & Associates Inc.
Promoted to vice president.

Nile Hartline
ATW Training & Consulting
Joined in client relations.

Rachel Spyksma
ATW Training & Consulting
Joined as an instructional designer/trainer.

Meghan Pinkley
ATW Training & Consulting
Joined as a communications specialist.

Tim Olson
Big Creek Design Group
Promoted to president.

Susan Voss
American Enterprise
Joined as vice president and general counsel.

Brian Damman
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Joined as an associate.

Benjamin Fee
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Joined as an associate.

Brian A. Melhus
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Joined as an associate.

Carole Garnett
Trilix
Hired as an operations specialist.

Jamie Stokka
Trilix
Hired as an interactive designer.

Lindsay Vaught
Ahlers & Cooney P.C.
Joined as an associate.

Rocky Robbins
Ahlers & Cooney P.C.
Joined as an associate.

Nathan Canova
Ahlers & Cooney P.C.
Joined as an associate.

Todd Skonan
BirdDog
Joined as CEO.

Ric Chaney 
BirdDog
Joined as vice president of sales.

Ann Torry
BirdDog
Joined as director of marketing.

Michelle Haacke 
OnMedia Precision TV Advertising
Hired as an account executive.

Jesse Frey
Hubbell Construction Services
Promoted to project manager.

Rachel Flint
Hubbell Homes
Promoted to vice president.

Casey Port
Hubbell Realty Co.
Promoted to vice president of construction and development.

John Bergman
Hubbell Realty Co.
Promoted to vice president of property management.

Grant Taylor
Hansen Co.
Joined as vice president of development.

Dan Pflepsen 
Marco Inc.
Promoted to information technology sales manager for the northwest region.

Steve Beaumont 
McGladrey LLP
Promoted to assurance manager.

Carl Duffy
McGladrey LLP
Promoted to assurance manager.

Korey Keninger
McGladrey LLP
Promoted to assurance director.

Troy Kunz
McGladrey LLP
Promoted to assurance manager.

Scott German
McGladrey LLP
Promoted to consulting director.

Patrick McConnell 
McGladrey LLP
Promoted to assurance manager.

Kyle Hoekstra 
McGladrey LLP
Promoted to tax manager.

Katie New 
McGladrey LLP
Promoted to tax manager.

Kristen Curran 
McGladrey LLP
Promoted to human resources manager.

 




Week of Oct. 18

Alison Hinrichs
Veridian Credit Union
Hired as a supervisor at the Ankeny Hy-Vee Prairie Trail branch.

Jennifer Anderson
PolicyWorks
Joined as a compliance attorney.

Tana Krumm
PolicyWorks
Joined as director of marketing and communications.

Jill Tobin
Wintrust Mortgage
Joined as a mortgage loan originator.

Stacey Ward
Wintrust Mortgage
Joined as a mortgage loan originator.

Nathan Olson
Wintrust Mortgage
Joined as a mortgage loan originator.

Joe Sharp
Wintrust Mortgage
Joined as a mortgage loan originator.

Trent Drake
Northwest Bank
Joined as a wealth adviser.

Josh Hellyer
Polk County Housing Trust Fund 
Joined as a policy and communications coordinator.

Russ Lewton
Ryan Companies US Inc.
Joined as a division manager.

Megan Pitz
AIB College of Business
Promoted to senior director of admissions.

Ann Wright
AIB College of Business
Promoted to associate professor.

Jennifer Beal
AIB College of Business
Promoted to assistant professor.

Amanda Daugherty
AIB College of Business
Promoted to assistant professor.

Joshua Woods
AIB College of Business
Promoted to assistant professor.

Danielle Edwards
AIB College of Business
Hired as an associate professor.

Mike Smith
AIB College of Business
Hired as an academic adviser.

Deb Headington 
AIB College of Business
Hired as an area coordinator.

Austin Benge
AIB College of Business
Hired as an area coordinator.

Courtney Maxwell Greene
AIB College of Business
Hired as vice president for enrollment and communications.

David Hack
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant professor.

Jude Igbokwe
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant professor.

Justin Haas
AIB College of Business
Hired as an admissions executive.

Amy Vos
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant director of activities.

Daren Henriksen
AIB College of Business
Hired as a network specialist I.

Trent Smith
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant men’s basketball coach and area coordinator.

Tracy Johnson
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant men’s basketball coach.

Chelsea Cline
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach.

Christopher Glynn (no photo)
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant baseball coach.

Margo Shandri
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant women’s volleyball coach.

Chad Shellmeyer
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant women’s softball coach.

Jean Angel
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant softball coach.

Garland Shirkey
AIB College of Business
Hired as an assistant softball coach.

Kory Dammeier
AIB College of Business
Hired as assistant men’s golf coach.

Denika Almburg
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired in account service.

Kelsey Barnett
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as a copywriter.

Diane Heldt
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired in public relations.

Jeremy Scavo
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired in video production.

Clayton Cogley
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as a consumer lender at the 3850 E.P. True Parkway office in West Des Moines.

Joie Creasman
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as bank manager at the 640 Lincoln Way office in Ames.

Larisa Zheludkova
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as a sales associate at the 8701 Douglas Ave. office in Urbandale.

Lydia Thies
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as a sales associate at the 4605 Fleur Drive office.

Stephanie Mohon
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to operations associate at the 640 Lincoln Way office in Ames.

Michele Anderson
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to investment assistant at the 3580 E.P. True Parkway office in West Des Moines.

 




Week of Oct. 11

Sara Bonney
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Joined as the director of marketing and communications.
 
Marilee Mitchell
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Joined as an executive assistant.

Pooja Rahman
New York Life Insurance Co.
Joined as vice president of international regulatory affairs.

Heidi Thach
Hunziker & Associates
Joined as an agent.

Nathan Erickson
Hunziker & Associates
Joined as an agent.

Nathan Franje
Development Services Corp.
Joined as director of project development and construction. 

Mark Schroder
Marco Inc.
Joined as a technology adviser.

Terry Rempe
Marco Inc.
Joined as a technology adviser.

Kathleen Jones
WesleyLife Hospice
Joined as medical director.

Alison Good
UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
Joined as a medical provider in occupational medicine.

Sara Coen
Susan G. Komen Iowa
Joined as mission initiatives manager.

Caleb Bailey
Strategic America
Promoted to junior media buyer.
 
Brianne Boysen
Strategic America
Promoted to project manager, interactive services.
 
April Gaxiola
Strategic America
Promoted to art director.
 
Sid Shrivastav
Strategic America
Promoted to application systems analyst III
 
Heath Smith
Strategic America
Promoted to creative services manager.
 
Joey Taylor-Moon
Strategic America
Promoted to manager, interactive services.
 
Bryce Thomson
Strategic America
Promoted to vice president, account group director.

Macy Ossian
LS2Group
Joined as an account associate.

Matt Bierl
LS2Group
Joined as an account associate.

Aly Van Lent
LS2Group
Joined as an executive assistant.

Natasha Sayles
LS2Group
Joined as a marketing assistant.

Kandi Klack
LS2Group
Joined as a staff assistant.

Jennifer Deputy
LS2Group
Joined as an accounting assistant.

Jeffrey Boeyink
LS2Group
Joined as vice president.

Aaron Clutts
LS2Group
Joined as creative director.

Jennifer D.L. Jaschen
Patterson Law Firm
Joined as an associate.

Ben Hansen
QA Graphics
Joined as a heating, ventillation and air conditioning graphics specialist.

 



Week of Oct. 4

Gail Brashers-Krug
Weinhardt & Logan P.C.
Joined as an attorney.

John Marshall
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Joined as a supervisor.

Bryan Dopheide
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Joined as a senior auditor.

Sarah S. James 
Whitfield & Eddy PLC 
Joined as an associate and attorney at law.

Bryce K. Dalton 
Whitfield & Eddy PLC 
Joined as an associate and attorney at law.
 
Randy Pingel
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to quality control analyst II.
 
Jim Wilson
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa  
Promoted to quality control manager I.
 
Karin Edelen
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a learning and development specialist II.
 
Teresa Maeder
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a process improvement coordinator II.

Josiah Burton 
Terrus Real Estate Group
Joined as a property manager.

John Hlas
Veridian Credit Union
Joined as senior vice president of insurance services.

Sara Richter
Denman & Co. LLP
Joined as an in-charge accountant.

Jonathan Smith
Denman & Co. LLP
Joined as an in-charge accountant.

Bryan Lantz
Denman & Co. LLP
Joined as a tax manager.

Kate Ross
Schneider Graphics Inc.
Joined as a production manager.

Sarah Schroeder
Schneider Graphics Inc.
Joined as a counter salesperson.

Ryan Lloyd
Schneider Graphics Inc. 
Promoted to senior sales manager.

Mickey Webb
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Joined the conference planning and management department.

Joshua Johnson
Shive-Hattery Inc.
Joined as a designer.

John Waldron
Shive-Hattery Inc.
Joined as an electrical engineer.

Larry Stonehocker
Shive-Hattery Inc.
Joined as a construction representative.

 




Week of Sept. 20

Tara McFarling 
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel 
Hired as director of sales and marketing.

Chad Alley
Dean Snyder Construction
Hired as vice president of business development.

Jeff Dick
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Promoted to manager.

Jenny Smith
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Promoted to manager.

Kristin George
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Promoted to manager.

Rachel Burds
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Promoted to supervisor.

Tracy Faust
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Promoted to supervisor.

Michael Jensen
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Promoted to senior accountant.

Grant Taylor
Hansen Co. Inc.
Hired as the vice president of business development.

Toby O’Berry
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers
Hired as director.

Shannon Woods
Whitfield & Eddy PLC
Hired as an attorney.

Marc Hollander
Whitfield & Eddy PLC
Hired as a business development coordinator.

Eva Moritz
Foth Infrastructure and Environment LLC
Hired as an environmental engineer.

Adam Wilhelm
Foth Infrastructure and Environment LLC
Promoted to lead engineer.

Inde Miller
Legacy Pointe Retirement Community
Hired as memory care program director.

Josh Fleming
The Meyocks Group
Hired as a brand counselor.

Madison Linkmeyer
The Meyocks Group
Hired in account services.



Week of Sept. 13

Eric Ensey
QA Graphics
Hired as a 3-D designer.

Karen Cannon
NCMIC Insurance Services
Promoted to senior insurance sales producer. 

Emily Harper
NCMIC Group Inc. 
Hired as a compliance analyst.
 
Courtney Larson
Professional Solutions Insurance Co. 
Hired as a senior underwriter.

Josh DeKruif
Professional Solutions Insurance Co.
Hired as a dental account manager.

Nick Payne
Nations Equipment Finance LLC
Hired as vice president of business development.

Sara Coleman
Realty Marketing Group 
Hired as a corporate assistant.

Emily Abbas
Strategic America
Hired as executive director of public relations.

Anne McKibben
Greater Iowa Credit Union
Hired as a business loan officer.

Kyle French
Telligen
Hired as an accounting manager.

Kerry Gillman
Telligen
Hired as a senior software tester.

Paul Mulhausen, M.D.
Telligen
Hired as the chief medical officer.

Dawn Payne-Greger
Telligen
Hired as a clinic health coach.

Katrina Sizemore
Telligen
Hired as a lead business analyst.

Michael Townsend Sr.
Telligen
Hired as a quality improvement facilitator

Patrick Weatherford
Telligen
Hired as a data analyst.

 



Week of Sept. 6

Holly Baumgartel 
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Promoted to senior creative designer.

Molly Bochanyin 
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Hired as digital communications manager.

Jason K. Clevenger
BTC Capital Management
Promoted to managing director II.

Daniel Neumann
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as a sales associate.

Jennifer DuPey 
Midwest Heritage Insurance Services 
Hired as as a property and casualty account manager. 

Teresa Kavan
Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc.
Hired as construction practice manager.

Margaret A. “Maggie” Hanson
Davis Brown Law Firm
Hired as an associate attorney.

Kelsey A. Knutson
Davis Brown Law Firm
Hired as an associate attorney.

Margaret E. “Meg” Wade
Davis Brown Law Firm
Hired as an associate attorney.

Brian Hemesath
Doextra CRM Solutions LLC 
Hired as a senior sales engineer.

 



Week of August 30

Melissa Billings
Sogeti USA LLC
Joined as a senior consultant.

Jasvin Kakar
Sogeti USA LLC 
Joined as a senior consultant.

Tyler Glass
Sogeti USA LLC 
Joined as a consultant.

Matt Dolan
Sogeti USA LLC 
Joined as a senior manager consultant and client partner.

Tim Starr 
Sogeti USA LLC 
Joined as a consultant.

Alex Staroselsky
Sogeti USA LLC 
Joined as a consultant.

Sally Mitchell
Sogeti USA LLC 
Joined as a senior consultant.

Joe Ross
Sogeti USA LLC 
Joined as a consultant.

Patty Fazio
Sogeti USA LLC 
Joined as a consultant.

Stacey Sieloff
Sogeti USA LLC 
Joined as a senior consultant.

Jamie Carlson 
The Iowa Clinic
Joined as director of human resources.

Kym Dresback 
CDS Global Inc.
Joined as a corporate travel coordinator.

Hannah Norcross
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 
Joined as a client service associate.

Kathy Schact
Bergan Paulsen Greater Des Moines office 
Hired in the client accounting services department.

Renee Ricklefs 
Bergan Paulsen Greater Des Moines office 
Joined as a staff accountant.

Jordan Fink 
Bergan Paulsen Greater Des Moines office 
Joined as a network support technician.

Kevin Lex 
Construction Services Inc.
Joined as a project manager and project supervisor.

Nick Colletti
Junior Achievement of Central Iowa
Joined as president.

Janice Cichowlas
Telligen
Joined as a quality improvement manager. 

Ram Pathak
Telligen 
Joined as a senior programmer analyst.

Stacy Smith
Telligen 
Joined as a quality improvement manager.

Melissa Green
Telligen 
Joined as a quality improvement facilitator.

Karen Johnston
Telligen 
Joined as a clinic-based health coach. 

Cyndi Harmeyer Fisher
LS2group
Joined as director of marketing.

Bradley Smerage
Hamilton Juffer + Associates LLP 
Promoted to partner.

 



Week of August 23


Grant Crow
Ground Breaker Homes
Joined as a project manager.

Cassandra Halls 
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa
Joined as vice president.

Hannah De Cleene
Des Moines Christian School
Joined as a secondary Spanish instructor.

Karen Kehoe
Des Moines Christian School 
Joined as a secondary art instructor.

Kari Minter
Des Moines Christian School 
Joined as a secondary British literature instructor.

Marcia Baldwin
Des Moines Christian School
Joined as an elementary guidance counselor.

Kendra Christiansen
Des Moines Christian School 
Joined as a third-grade teacher.

Emilie Reha
Des Moines Christian School 
Joined as a fourth-grade teacher.

Michael Reeder
Des Moines Christian School 
Joined as a junior high science instructor.

Cloudy Namanny
Des Moines Christian School 
Joined as an early education lead teacher.

Alicia Schmidt
Des Moines Christian School 
Joined as an early education lead teacher.

Tyler Miller 
West Bank
Promoted to assistant manager at the Des Moines branch - 809 6th Ave.

Nasija Heder 
West Bank
Promoted to assistant manager at the Urbandale branch - 3255 99th Street.

Andrea Hutson 
West Bank
Promoted to customer service representative at the West Des Moines office - 1601 22nd Street.

Shannon J. Morton
Hansen Real Estate Services Inc.
Joined as a commercial agent.

Jacquelyn Lyons
Nelson Construction Services
Joined as an interior designer intern.

Brian McGraw 
Belin McCormick P.C.
Joined as director of information technology.  

Jonathan Brendemuehl
Bankers Trust Co.
Promoted to corporate communications manager.

 



Week of August 16

Stephen Crane
Slash/Web Studios
Joined as a user interface developer.

David Wingert 
Ryko Solutions Inc.
Joined as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Jonathan Brendemuehl
Bankers Trust Co.
Promoted to corporate communications manager.

Elizabeth Klinge 
KCCI 8 News
Joined as a news anchor.

Carolyn Larson
Des Moines Symphony Orchestra & Academy
Joined as assistant manager of development, marketing and finance.

Karla Bromwell
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Joined as a membership and database coordinator.

Sara Vanderpool
Iowa Hospital Association
Joined as director of government relations and staff attorney.
 
Jeremy Whitaker
Iowa Hospital Association
Joined as director of health care policy.
 
Erika Eckley
Iowa Hospital Association
Joined as director of government relations and staff legal counsel.

Rachel Rice
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to senior accountant.

Whitney Harbach
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to senior accountant.

Katrina Gardner
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to accountant II.

Betsy Bane-Ocak
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to accountant II.

Adam Lekin
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to accountant II.

Adam Theis
Kiesling Associates LLP
Joined as an accountant.

Scott Straka
Kiesling Associates LLP
Joined as a senior accountant.

Jaclyn Wallace
Kiesling Associates LLP
Joined as an accountant.

Eric Heck
United Brick & Tile
Joined as an architectural salesperson.

Cassie Roth
Management Professionals Inc.
Joined as assistant manager at Country Club Village Apartments. 

Angie Thompson
On With Life
Promoted to director of nursing.

Ryan Anderson
The Members Group
Hired as vice president of product.



Week of August 9

Lisa Kinzebach
INVISION Architecture
Joined in an administrative role.

Katherine Kelly
Slash/Web Studios
Joined as an account services coordinator.

Wesley Noble
Slash/Web Studios
Joined as a UX intern.

Deb Fry
Story Construction Co.
Joins as marketing communications manager.
 
Clint Jensen
Story Construction Co.
Joins as a project manager.
 
Jeff Reid
Story Construction Co.
Joins as a project superintendent.

Tyler Weig
South Suburban YMCA
Joined as executive director.

Gary Busack
Midlands Choice
Joined as senior director of contracting.
 
Julie Hahn
Insurance Finance Corp.
Promoted to vice president.
 
Brian Anstoetter
Insurance Finance Corp.
Promoted to president.

Katie Byam 
Community State Bank
Promoted to human resources officer. 

T.J. Brand
Community State Bank
Promoted to commercial banker.

Sam Rasmussen
Community State Bank
Promoted to commercial banker – asset administration. 

Jennifer Farringer
Community State Bank
Promoted to bank manager. 

Angela Carroll 
Community State Bank
Promoted to senior club coordinator.

Erin Wells
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a customer service representative.

Kris Foss
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a customer service representative.

Stephanie Windom 
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a senior business analyst.

Kim Johnson
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as an operations manager.

Melissa Tangen
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as director of professional relations.

Beth Russett
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as human resources director.

Kyla Cairns
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a peer help desk coordinator.

Hayley Keil
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a summer intern in the marketing department.

Sidvash Lajevardi
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a summer intern in the marketing department.

James Meader
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a senior database analyst.

Liz Myers
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as director of operations.

Dave Dvorak
Genesis10
Joined as business development director.

Jeri Williams
Mediacom
Promoted to vice president for residential marketing and sales.

Leann Treloar
Mediacom
Promoted to senior director of marketing for Mediacom’s National Field Operations Group.

Henry Clay Dean
Mediacom
Promoted to director for Mediacom’s national Network Operations Center, located in Des Moines.

Scott C. Allen
OPN Architects
Joined  as a project manager. 

Bill Harger
The Hansen Co. 
Joined as a senior estimator and project manager.

Amela Suman
Midwest Heritage Bank
Joined as a sales associate.

Becky Becker 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to call center service representative.

Morgan Kramer
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to full-time sales associate.
 
Faith Dorn
Midwest Heritage Insurance Services
Joined as a property and casualty account executive.

Robin Wagner
Midwest Heritage Insurance Services
Joined as a benefits account executive.

Kevin Schomer
Midwest Heritage Financial Services
Promoted to financial planner.

Julie Wilson
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to executive assistant and corporate events planner.
 
Becky Paterson
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to multiperil crop insurance analyst manager.
 
Mary Beth Bell
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to property and casualty underwriter I.
 
Elyse Erickson
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to property and casualty underwriter I.
 
Samuel Peterson
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to property and casualty underwriter I.

 




Week of August 2

Joseph Copley
Architects Smith Metzger
Joined as an intern.

Angela Acker
Telligen
Joined as a review coordinator.

Eric Bridges
Telligen
Joined as a review assistant II.

Angela Dean
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Rhonda Lord-Chandler
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Jennifer Nettle
Telligen
Joined as senior manager for health management.

Gay Pasley
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Thomas Prescott
Telligen
Joined as a support technician I.

Sherry Robinson
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Margaret Starkey
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Debbie Weaver
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

James Lang
Des Moines University
Joined as an assistant professor of physical therapy.

Katherine Heineman
Des Moines University
Joined as a clinical instructor in osteopathic manual medicine. 

Alicia Lynch 
Des Moines University
Joined as student services assistant.

Kate Stoffer
Work Systems Rehab & Fitness 
Joined the physical therapist staff.

Lisa Hetzel
AIB College of Business
Joined as dean of students.

Taylor Nolte
AIB College of Business
Joined as an assistant bookstore manager.

Amy Pettit
AIB College of Business
Joined as an assistant professor in the communication and general studies department.

Kay Schroeder
AIB College of Business
Joined as an assistant professor in the accounting department.

Amy Tagliareni
AIB College of Business
Joined as an assistant professor in the sports and event management department.

Justin Wise
AIB College of Business
Joined as an adjunct faculty member.
 
Carlos Acebey
AIB College of Business
Joined as an assistant men’s soccer coach.

John Carle
AIB College of Business
Joined as a co-head women’s basketball coach.

Alan Dorenkamp
AIB College of Business
Joined as director of athletics.

Jerry Kindhart
AIB College of Business
Joined as a co-head women’s basketball coach. 
                  
Tara Zika
AIB College of Business
Joined as an assistant women’s soccer coach.

Troy Boelman
Northwest Bank
Joined as president.

Shaunna Larson
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate.  

Tiffiny Dlouhy
Des Moines University
Joined as an academic assistant.

Karie Meisgeier
Des Moines University
Joined as a student accounts administrator.

Alexis Slade 
Des Moines University
Joined as an academic assistant. 

Amy Stanwood
Des Moines University
Joined as an information technology services project manager.

June Froehle
Marketlink Inc.
Joined as a recruitment specialist.

Natalie Norrell 
Des Moines University
Joined as a  financial aid counselor.

Ann Tenner
Des Moines University
Joined as a major gifts officer. 

Rhonda Talton
Des Moines University
Joined as a clerkship coordinator for clinical affairs.

Suzanne Bohlson 
Des Moines University
Joined as an associate professor of microbiology and immunology.

 



Week of 7/26

Ian Bullion
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Promoted to assistant vice president of human resources.

Peter Lahn 
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Promoted to associate general counsel. 

Barb Baker
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Promoted Director of advertising and community relations.  

Amber Battani
The Samuels Group
Joins as a business development manager.

Susmitha Alla
CDS Global Inc.
Joins as a senior systems analyst.
 
Mary Schaben Porter
CDS Global Inc.
Joins as a senior technical project manager.
 
David Wilbur
CDS Global Inc.
Joins as a business intelligence analyst and modeler.

Meredith McAnelly
Saxton
Joined the business development team.

Anna Peña
Coopera
Promoted to client relations manager.

Mark Hogge
Sammons Annuity Group
Promoted to manager of information technology.

Katy Stovall 
The Integer Group
Joined as a senior account executive. 

Nick Grant
The Integer Group
Joined as a senior account executive. 

Andi McIlwee
The Integer Group
Joined as an associate media director. 

Joe Riley
The Integer Group
Joined as an account supervisor. 

Barbara Bennett
Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp. 
Joined as West Des Moines branch manager.

Debra Smith
Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.  
Joined as an operations specialist.

Sally Guisinger
Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp. 
Joined as an operations specialist.

Dana Riley
Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp. 
Joined as a senior operations specialist.

Susan Halterman
WesleyLife 
Joined as chief information officer.

Caitlin Schlader 
Van Nice Design
Joined the interior design team.

Seth Comfort
Foster Group
Joined as an associate adviser.

Christina Lesko 
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP  
Joined as an associate.

Mike Owen
Iowa Public Policy
Promoted to executive director.

 


Week of 7/19

Matthew Lair 
Wright Tree Service
Joined as asset project manager.

Melissa Swanson
Wright Tree Service
Promoted to payroll and billing team lead.

Jenna Mushro
Wright Service Corp.
Joined as a marketing and communications coordinator.

Michelle Wendell
Wright Service Corp.
Joined as a human resources manager.

Jennie Beery
Telligen
Joined as a review coordinator.

Heather Harrison
Telligen
Joined as a senior marketing and communications consultant.

Kasey Morgan
Telligen
Joined as a project assistant.

Eric Mahoney
Telligen
Joined as a health informatics solutions coordinator.

Andria Battaglia 
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
Joined as development director.

Chris Flynn 
The Meyocks Group 
Joined as an account planner-strategist. 
 
Beth Ann Boyd
The Meyocks Group
Joined in a database role. 
 
Trista Jensen 
The Meyocks Group
Joined as a digital developer.  
 
Katelyn Cateron
The Meyocks Group
Joined as a print production coordinator.
 
Kayla Bries
The Meyocks Group
Joined the account services staff.

Shae Wolett
Skin Iowa P.C.
Joined as administrative assistant.

Ron Taylor 
Prudential First Realty
Joined as a Realtor. 

Dustin Blythe
Iowa Taxpayers Association 
Joined as president.

 


Week of 7/12

Bryant Blay 
Bergan Paulsen
Promoted to tax senior.

Jason Trenkamp
Enventis
Joined as an account executive.

Al Dorenkamp 
AIB College of Business
Joined as athletics director.

Erika Schrader 
Two Rivers Marketing 
Joined as a copywriter.
 
Katie Lovan
Two Rivers Marketing
Joined the account service department.

Nicole Dillenburg
Two Rivers Marketing
Joined the account service department.

Doug Struyk
Carney & Appleby law firm
Joined as an associate. 

LaRayne Lilley
West Bank
Joined as a compliance officer.
 
Michael Marlow 
West Bank
Joined as a mortgage loan officer.
 
June Stackhouse
West Bank
Joined as a mortgage loan officer.

David Fast
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
Joined as corporate sales manager.

Josh Ehlen, 
Reynolds & Reynolds Inc.
Joined as an account executive.

David Burrack
Iowa State Center
Promoted to event and conference services manager. 

Josh Oakland 
Iowa State Center
Joined as event and conference services supervisor. 

David Derong

Iowa State Center
Joined as a digital marketing coordinator.  

Allison Bugg 
AIB College of Business
Joined as head dance and cheer coach.

John Carle
AIB College of Business
Joined as co-head women’s basketball coach.

Catherine Frost 
AIB College of Business
Joined as an adjunct faculty member.

Angela Hanson
AIB College of Business
Joined as an instructor.

Jillian Havran
AIB College of Business
Joined as an adjunct faculty member.

Jerry Kindhart
AIB College of Business
Joined as co-head women’s basketball coach.

Carrie Manning
AIB College of Business
Joined as an adjunct faculty member.
 
Terry Peters
AIB College of Business
Promoted to vice president for enrollment.

Keena Canevit 
AIB College of Business
Promoted to director of sports information and game management.

Angie Calhoun 
Heartland Area Education Agency
Joined as a regional director supporting the Van Meter and Waukee school districts.

Mark Crady
Heartland Area Education Agency
Joined as a regional director supporting the Ames school district.

Kathie Danielson
Heartland Area Education Agency
Joined as a regional director supporting the Des Moines school district.

Erik Bonstrom
LWBJ Financial
Promoted to director of audit services.
 
Phil Goldsmith
LWBJ Financial
Promoted to director of tax services.
 
Jason Ihle
LWBJ Financial
Promoted to tax manager.

Adam Theis 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Joined as an accountant.

Steve Probst
Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc.
Joined as senior vice president and a voting shareholder. 

Sherry Fuller 
Special Olympics Iowa
Joined as vice president of development.

Dustin Blythe
The Iowa Taxpayers Association (ITA), 
Joined as the new president.

 


Week of 7/5

Jim Henry 
Des Moines office of Principal National and Principal Life Insurance Company
Joined as a financial representative.

Alex Feilmeier 
Telligen 
Joined as a health informatics solutions coordinator.

Destiny Moneysmith
Telligen 
Joined as a senior business analyst.

Courtney Wilson 
Telligen 
Joined as a review assistant II.

Jeff A. Jergens
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Joined as a Realtor in the Des Moines office.
 
Julie Young
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Joined as a Realtor in the Des Moines office.

Kevin Waetke
National Pork Board
Joined as vice president of strategic communications.

Kristin Rutledge
The Stetler Co.
Joined as human resources director

Kendra Heimes 
OPN Architects 
Joined as a summer intern in architecture.

Brian Lindgren 
OPN Architects 
Joined as an architect.

Dan Williamson 
OPN Architects 
Joined as an intern architect.

Daniel Zegers 
OPN Architects 
Joined as a summer intern in architecture.

Eli Goll 
OPN Architects 
Joined as a summer intern in architecture.

Erika Gebard
OPN Architects 
Joined as a summer intern in architecture.

John Kerner 
OPN Architects 
Joined as an intern architect.

Mike Phillips 
Greater Iowa Credit Union 
Joined as a new business loan officer.

Jordan Wright 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Joined as a sales associate.

Samantha Stonehocker 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Joined as a sales associate.

Amanda Gerardy 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Joined as an administrative assistant.

John Harris 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to operations associate.

Beth Perkins 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to operations associate.

Alyssa Adams 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to operations associate.

Kevin Waldron 
Midwest Heritage bank
Promoted to full-time sales associate.

Kathleen O’Brien
Pyramid Healthcare Solutions
Joined as director of coding compliance.

David Fuller
Combined Systems Technology
Joined as a network engineer.

Gary Hull 
Combined Systems Technology
Joined the network sales staff.

Chad Nielsen 
Combined Systems Technology
Joined as a network technician.

Cindy Petersen 
Combined Systems Technology
Joined as office manager.

Spencer Sutton
Combined Systems Technology
Joined as a network technician.

Tim French
Combined Systems Technology
Joined as a network technician.

Guy R. Cook 
Iowa State Bar Association
Joined as president.

Kristin Foxhoven
LS2group
Joined as an executive assistant. 
 
Lauren Arndorfer
LS2group
Joined as an account associate.
 
TJ Kerger
LS2group
Joined as an account associate.

 




Week of June 28

Eric Hockenberry
VisionBank
Joined as assistant vice president, commercial lender in Ames.

Rebecca Kmett
Real Estate Equities Development LLC
Joined as sales manager for Village Cooperative of West Des Moines.

Sherry Fuller
Special Olympics Iowa 
Appointed as vice president of development.

Melissa Andrade
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Melinda Brown
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Diana Flick
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Cynthia Franklin
Telligen
Joined as a senior review coordinator. 

Glenda Lane
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Heidi Lourens
Telligen
Joined as a project assistant.

Bibhuti Rana
Telligen
Joined as a senior programmer analyst.

Jackie Gardner
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate.

Susan Lorch
Shive-Hattery Inc.
Joined as anelectrical designer.

Devin Brennan
Shive-Hattery Inc.
Joined as a civil engineer intern.

 




Week of June 21

Jared Barthel
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Joined as a Realtor.
 
Tom Miller
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Joined as a Realtor.

Ann Lohry-Smith 
Iowa Soybean Association
Joined as a meeting management specialist.

Shannon Murphey
Marketlink
Joined as a business development associate.

Kelly Sheldon O’Byrne
Applied Art & Technology
Joined as business development and marketing manager.

Taylor Broshar
INVISION
Joined as a receptionist. 
 
Cort Widlowski
INVISION 
Joined as a summer intern.
 
Allie Gardner
INVISION
Joined as a graphic design intern. 
 
Holly Pohlmeier
INVISION 
Joined as a summer intern.

Matthew Haney
John Deere Financial
Joined as deputy chief counsel.

Joel Schultz 
KPMG LLP
Joined as a director in the federal tax accounting methods and credit services practice.

Mark Teigland 
Calvin Community
Promoted to president and CEO.

Amanda Greteman 
AKC Marketing
Joined as graphic designer. 

Andrew Tulp
Woodruff Design
Promoted to president.

Naura Godar
RDG Planning & Design 
Joined as a project architect.
 
Matt Niebuhr 
RDG Planning & Design 
Joined as an artist.

Gerry Wilwerding, 
RDG Planning & Design
Joined as a mechanical engineer.

 



Week of June 14

Michael Egel

Des Moines Metro Opera
Named general and artistic director.

Andrea Stoos
Management Professionals Inc.
Joined as property manager at Winwood Apartments.

Peggy Hampton 
Telligen
Joined as aquality assurance officer.

Daniel Huhn 
Telligen
Joined as a database administrator I intern.

Vicki Lewis
Telligen
Joined as a community resource specialist.

Megan Pixler 
Telligen
Joined as a documentation specialist intern.

Yijia Luo
Telligen
Joined as a clinical pharmacy specialist intern.

Rebbecca Reed
Telligen
Joined as a senior review coordinator. 

Sanjeeta Shrestha
Telligen
Joined as a senior programmer analyst. 

John Watson 
Telligen
Joined as a project administrator intern.

Kendra Williams 
Telligen
Joined as a project assistant II.

Sandy Swallow 
Telligen
Promoted to clinical project manager.

Betsy (Knoblock) Grabinski
Greater Iowa Credit Union
Joined  as a senior marketing and public relations specialist.

Paul Edenburn
The Hansen Co.
Joined as superintendent.

Jeremy Purdy
Principal National and Principal Life Insurance Company
Joined as a financial representative.

Missy Hyde
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group
Joined as a sales associate.

Jim Bouma
FASTSIGNS
Joined as a visual communications expert.

Mike Reagan
Prudential First Realty
Joined as a Realtor.

Tresa Moon
Prudential First Realty
Joined as managing broker.

 



Week of June 7

Brandon Vis 
Premier Credit Union 
Joined as a junior loan officer. 

Kim Kempker 
Premier Credit Union
Joined as an assistant manager. 

John Schuh
Iowa State University School of Education
Joined as director.

Chris Schreiber
Management Professionals Inc.
Joined as a maintenance technician.
    
Dana Huff 
R&R Realty Group
Joined as a receptionist.

Shawna Weis   
Lessing-Flynn Advertising Co.
Joined as a marketing coordinator.

Shelly Baugh
Greater Des Moines Partnership 
Promoted to Web and publications manager.

Dory Crees
Skin Iowa P.C.
Joined as a registered nurse. 

Alisa Wilder
Skin Iowa P.C.
Joined as an administrative assistant.

Shae Wolett
Skin Iowa P.C.
Joined as an administrative assistant.

Lori Telford
Storey-Kenworthy Co.
Joined as a furniture sales representative.

Darcy Suchman 
Storey-Kenworthy Co.
Joined as a furniture sales representative.

Amy Meyer 
The Integer Group
Joined as a marketing analyst. 

Betsy Robson 
The Integer Group
Joined as a digital producer.

Rachel Nehl 
The Integer Group
Joined as an art director.

Cathy Lee Fredrickson 
The Integer Group
Joined as senior social media strategist. 
 
Craig Baier
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a business analyst I. 
   
Julie Stillman
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of UIowa
Joined as a senior accountant.

David Neff
Midwest Clothiers
Joined as a full-time sales associate.

Kiley Stenberg
Midwest Clothiers
Joined as a full-time sales associate.

Andy Swanson
Midwest Clothiers
Joined as a full-time sales associate.

Jeremy Cooper
Caleris
Joined as chief operating officer.

Justin Olson
Bluestone Engineering LLC
Joined as an electrical engineer.

Alisha King 
Bluestone Project Management LLC
Joined as a project coordinator.

Emily Steding
The Mansion
Joined as a design assistant.

 


On the Move: Week of May 31

William Kurtz
Regions Bank 
joined as city president in the Iowa area.

Taylor Bennett
Storey-Kenworthy Co.
Joined as an account manager.

Mike Swainey
The Integer Group
Joined a a group account director.

John Currie
The Integer Group
Joined as an account director.

Ken Rye 
The Integer Group
Joined as an account director.

Genevieve Dean 
The Integer Group
Joined as a senior account executive.

Julie Petersen
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Conference Planning and Management
Joined as finance manager.

Shannon McCormick
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Conference Planning and Management
Joined as a registration services coordinator.

Ben Voaklander 
Des Moines Area Community College
Promoted to controller.

Gordon Fischer
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Joined as vice president of gift planning strategies.

Cal Woods 
Prudential First Realty
Joined as a Realtor.
 
Jordan Tchon 
Prudential First Realty
Joined as a Realtor.

Shawna Weis
Lessing-Flynn Advertising Co.
Joined as a marketing coordinator.

 


On the move: Week of May 24

Bob Stewart
Knapp Properties Inc.
Joined as a commercial real estate broker.

Megan Lanik
Children’s Cancer Connection
Hired as a program services manager.
 
Phonsavanh Lovan
Children’s Cancer Connection
Hired as operations manager.

Greg France
EmbarkIT
Joined as major accounts business development.

Alexander Fischman 
Telligen
Joined as an information technology intern.

Nathan Halbmaier
Telligen
Joined as an information technology intern.

Kyle Johnson
Telligen
Joined as an information technology intern.

Michael Johnson
Telligen
Joined as an information technology intern.
 
Rebecca Metzger
Telligen 
Joined as a senior program manager.

Luke Pint
Telligen
Joined as an information technology intern.
 
Jacob Stein
Telligen 
Joined as a data analyst intern.

Caleb Van Dyke
Telligen
Joined as an information technology intern.
 
Eric Wilson
Telligen 
Joined as an information technology intern.

Nathaniel Young
Telligen
Joined as an information technology intern.

Amy Johnson
BrownWinick law firm
Promoted to member.

Britney Schnathorst
BrownWinick law firm
Promoted to member.

Adam C. Van Dike 
BrownWinick law firm
Joined as a member.

Taylor Bennett 
Storey-Kenworthy Co.
Joined as an account manager.

 


Week of May 17

Vicki Comegys 

Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
Promoted to vice president of sales, sports and services.

Katie Fencl
Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
Promoted to director of events.

Janelle Hiller
Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
Hired as a housing assistant.

Brock Konrad 
Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau 
Has been named a Web and digital media specialist.

Jannae Lane 
Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
Promoted to marketing manager.

Kristine Reeves 
Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
Has been named a marketing specialist

Addison Speck 
Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
Hired as a marketing partner specialist.

Kara Stalzer
RE/MAX Real Estate Group - Des Moines
Joined as a Realtor.

Jason Henness
RE/MAX Real Estate Group - Pleasant Hill
Joined as a Realtor.

Heather Wright
RE/MAX Real Estate Group - Des Moines
Joined as a Realtor.

Jillisa Hayward 
Midwest Heritage Bank - West Des Moines
Hired as bank manager.

Vicki Stork
Telligen
Hired as senior review coordinator.

Alexandria Christian
McKee, Voorhees & Sease
Hired as an attorney.

Scott Williams 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group
Hired as a sales associate. 

Melanie Schriver
Blue Compass Interactive 
Joined as a project manager.

Katie Andrew 
AKC Marketing
Hired as a copywriter/editor.

Jim Bouma
Fastsigns
Joined as a visual communications expert.

Chandler Faldet
KCCI News
Joined the sales team.

Susan Judkins
KJWW Engineering Consultants
Joined as project developer.

Amy MacGregor 
Marketlink
Promoted to human resource and recruitment manager.

Rick Buyens 
CenturyLink Inc.
Named regional sales vice president (Midwest region).

Steve Crucq
The Members Group 
Hired as director of new client partnerships.

Mike Ham 
The Members Group 
Hired as director of new client partnerships. 

Jake Sargent
The Members Group 
Hired as director of new client partnerships.

Justin Vorster 
AIB College of Business
Hired as head women’s soccer coach.

Shena Thompson 
AIB College of Business 
Hired as financial aid specialist I.

Tami Goodhue
Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau
Joined the sales team.

 


Week of May 10

Jacqueline Mahoney 
Principal Financial Group Inc.
Joined as a financial representative.

Justin Olson 
Bluestone Engineering 
Joined as an electrical engineer.

Alisha King
Bluestone Project Management 
Joined as a project coordinator. 

Thomas Lograsso
Iowa State University
Named interim director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory.

Jaime Brinkman
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Hired as an account manager.

James Lofflin
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Hired as an associate landscape designer. 

Austin Kennedy 
Wright Service Corp. 
Hired as general counsel.
 
Kelley Brady
Wright Service Corp.
Hired as a receptionist. 

Michael Foley
Wright Service Corp. 
Hired as chief information officer. 

Bill Rapp
Wright Service Corp. 
Promoted to business systems manager.

Bonnie Strom
Wright Tree Service
Promoted to assistant payroll and billing supervisor.

Jennifer Heilman
Wright Tree Service
Hired as a payroll and billing specialist.

Melissa Swanson
Wright Tree Service 
Hired as a payroll and billing specialist.

Troy Strother
VisionBank of Iowa
Promoted to executive vice president.

Chris Brinkmeyer
VisionBank of Iowa
Promoted to market president (Ames).

David Abram II 
VisionBank of Iowa
Promoted to market president (Grimes).

Doug Thompson
VisionBank of Iowa
Promoted to market president (Boone).

Nick Lentz
VisionBank of Iowa 
Promoted to vice president-commercial banker.

Matt Cole
Brooks Borg Skiles Architecture Engineering LLP
Joined as a partner.

Pamela French
American Institute of Architects, Iowa chapter
Promoted to director of office management and membership.

Julie Hudrick
South Story Bank & Trust
Joined as an electronic banking specialist.

Tim Kufner
Telligen
Hired as a quality improvement facilitator.

Nina Lo
Telligen
Hired as a senior financial accountant.

Suzanne Seehusen
Telligen
Hired as a senior review coordinator.

Bikram Shrestha
Telligen
Hired as a senior programmer analyst.

Cheryl Timmons
Telligen
Hired as a senior review coordinator.

Jessica Peters
Des Moines Performing Arts
Hired as ticket office stage manager.

Christina Shanks
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a quality assurance analyst II.

Jed Gammell 
TrueNorth
Joined as a risk management specialist. 

Matt DeMey 
Principal Financial Group Inc.
Joined as a financial representative.

Vicki J. Wade
The Vernon Co.
Promoted to director of marketing.

Courtney R. Hill
Premier Credit Union
Named assistant vice president of business and employee development.

Jessica Wardenburg
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired for public relations.

Sarah Andrews
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as a graphic designer.

Jennifer Bryant
Bankers Trust Co.
Hired as a senior vice president of human resources.

Gilbert Hantzsch
MSA Professional Services
Promoted to president.

Traci Galligan
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to assistant vice president for human resources.

Val Williamson
Professional Solutions Insurance Co.
Promoted to senior AttorneyShield representative.

Angee Moeller 
NCMIC Insurance Co.
Transitioned to account coordinator.

Zach Mefferd 
Professional Solutions Insurance Services
Joined as a sales executive.

Steve Genck 
NCMIC Insurance Services
Joined as a customer service renewal specialist.

Julie Smilich
NCMIC Finance Corp.
Joined as a merchant services specialist.

Lacey Crank 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Joined as an administrative services specialist.

 



Week of April 26

Sharon Haning
Children & Families of Iowa 
Joined as director of human resources.

Lisa Stevenson
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Joined as a Realtor in the Des Moines office.

Michael Volquardsen
RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Joined as a Realtor in the Pleasant Hill office. 

Kent Sorenson
EXIT Realty North Star
Joined as a Realtor.

Candace Linville
EXIT Realty North Star
Joined as a Realtor.

Tyler Haroldson
EXIT Realty North Star
Joined as a Realtor.

Shelby DuPree
EXIT Realty North Star
Joined as a broker associate.

Doni Kenoyer
EXIT Realty North Star
Joined as a Realtor. 

Greg Steward
EXIT Realty North Star
Joined as a Realtor. 

Elizabeth Albright
EXIT Realty North Star
Joined as a closer.

Ryan Crane
Primary Health Care Inc. 
Joined as director of development.

Daneille Slifka
CoOportunity Health 
Joined as vice president, product and distribution channel management. 

Dana McNeill 
CoOportunity Health 
Joined as vice president, corporate communications and stakeholder engagement. 

Dexter Bodin 
CoOportunity Health 
Joined as vice president, provider relations and network administration. 

Lois Crilly 
CoOportunity Health 
Joined as vice president, operations and information technology. 

Judy Stark 
CoOportunity Health
Joined as vice president, health management and accreditation. 

Scott Galenbeck 
CoOportunity Health 
Joined as vice president and general counsel. 

Scott Geistkemper 
CoOportunity Health 
Joined as controller. 

Mary McConville 
CoOportunity Health 
Joined as leader of integrated care and accreditation.

Lindsay Allen 
AIB College of Business 
Joined as an admissions executive.

Kim Carstens 
AIB College of Business
Named payroll accountant.

Michael Cook
AIB College of Business
Named head men’s and women’s bowling coach.

Mark Risvold 
AIB College of Business
Named safety specialist.

Trenton Burd 
The Meyocks Group Inc.
Joined as a senior art director. 

Bridget Annear 
The Meyocks Group Inc.
Joined as an account executive. 

Kelsey Orrell 
The Meyocks Group Inc.
Joined as an account executive.

LaSybill Mitchell 
The Meyocks Group Inc. 
Joined as an administrative assistant. 

Jay Iverson
Home Builders Association of Iowa 
Named executive driector.

Myndee Walker
TrueNorth Co. LC
Joined as an account manager in risk management.

Matt Moeckl 
Wildwood Hills Ranch
Promoted to executive director of community outreach.

Claudia Miranda
West Bank
Promoted to vice president/trust officer.  

Sue Ann Niehaus 
West Bank
Promoted to vice president/trust operations. 

Bobbi Jo Kemble 
West Bank
Promoted to first vice president. 

Lesley Wacker 
West Bank
Promoted to second vice president/commercial banking assistant.  

Jennifer Hansen 
West Bank
Promoted to second vice president.  

Dzevida Vodenicarevic 
West Bank
Named second vice president/assistant teller manager. 

Lanet Chareunsab 
West Bank
Named Bank Secrecy Act specialist.   

Luke Mohlenhoff 
West Bank
Promoted to first vice president/construction lending officer.  

Carly Peters   
Deaf Services Unlimited Inc. 
Joined as an interpreter coordinator.

Andrea Stackhouse 
Neumann Monson Architects
Joined as client relations/business development director.

 

 

Week of April 19

Tiffany Alberty
Storey Kenworthy Co.
Joined the Des Moines location as an interior designer.

Jordan Ray 
QA Graphics
Joined as a 3D designer.

Matthew Steen
On With Life Inc.
Named the chief strategic officer.

Brian Clark
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
Joined as unit director, First Christian Club.

Jason Nelson
West Bank 
Promoted to first vice president and security officer.

Curt Sedgley
West Bank 
Joined as senior vice president and residential mortgage sales manager.

Richard Leopold
Polk County Conservation Board 
Named deputy director.

 


Week of April 12

Georgann Smith
The Members Group
Promoted to vice president of marketing.

Darron Dunn 
The Members Group
Promoted to vice president of client services.

Karen Postma
The Members Group
Promoted to director of client services.

Craig Schoenfeld 
DomiKnow
Named chief operating officer.

Steve Bennett 
Principal Financial Group Inc.
Joined as a financial representative.

Laura Heineman
Two Rivers Marketing Corp. 
Joined as an account service associate.

Erica Andersen
Veridian Credit Union 
Promoted to business relationship officer.

Teresa Roof 
The Meyocks Group
Joined as a public relations account manager.

Michael Maloney Jr. 
Ruan Securities, a division of D.A. Davidson & Co.
Joined as a public finance banker.

Nathan Summers
Ruan Securities, a division of D.A. Davidson & Co.
Joined as a public finance banker.

Michael Osgood 
Veridian Credit Union
Joined as a financial services representative.

Toby Davis
The ReWall Co. LLC
Named regional sales manager.

Keri Farrell-Kolb

Mark J. Becker & Associates LLC
Joined as director of compliance.

Morgan Kramer 
Midwest Hertitage Bank
Joined as a sales associate at the 8701 Douglas Ave. location.

Kelsey Kaska 
OPN Architects Inc. 
Joined as a data analyst.

Robin Wadle 
OPN Architects Inc. 
Joined as an administrative assistant.

Heather Van Essen 
OPN Architects Inc.
Joined as a senior interior designer.

Katherine Harrington 
Business Publications Corp. Inc.
Promoted to innovationIOWA sales manager.

Jeanine Simnick
The ACLU Foundation of Iowa 
Joined as director of development. 

Hal Pittman
The Special Olympics Iowa 
Named president and CEO.

Zach Van Horn
Bettcher Industries Inc. 
Joined as a regional manager. 

Dale Williamson
EW Nutrition USA 
Joined the poultry account management team. 

Steve Pick
Homesteaders Life Co. 
Named executive vice president and chief financial officer and treasurer. 

 


Week of April 5

Ashley Holter
Business Publications Corp.
Promoted to Business Record & Custom Publishing sales manager.

Brianna Blake
Business Publications Corp.
Joined as senior graphic designer.

Lori Bratrud
Business Publications Corp.
Promoted to Book of Lists sales manager.

Rachel Heinrichs
Business Publications Corp.
Joined as an account executive.

Carole Chambers, 
Business Publications Corp.
Transitioned to director of strategic partnerships and Business Record events.

Becky Hotchkiss
Business Publications Corp.
Joined as an accounting assistant.

Yolanda Chrystal
Business Publications Corp.
Promoted to dsm magazine sales manager.

Julia Immel 
Palmer Group 
Joined as a research specialist.

Sue Conard 
Professional Solutions Insurance Co.
Promoted to senior AttorneyShield client representative.

Meaghan Kandt 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to account analyst.

Matt Mandel 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Joined as a technical services specialist.

Roger Newman
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a software developer III.

Abby Shontz
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a software developer II.

Ethan Wilder
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a software developer II.

Keith Leslie 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales assoicate in the Northpark office.

Mike Kreft
New York Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to partner.

Daniel Siedenburg 
Bank Iowa Home Loan Center 
Joined as a mortgage loan officer.

Sheri Smith
Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa 
Joined as an administrator.

Tanner Hockensmith
ALS Association - Iowa chapter
Named executive director.

Megan Main
The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Joined as a sales associate. 

Mark David
Confluence Brewing Co.
Joined as taproom manager.

Gloria Batts
Telligen
Joined as a documentation specialist.

Scott Clair
Telligen
Joined as a senior statistician.
 
SueAnn Odam
Telligen
Joined as a member services representative.

Zane Patten
Telligen
Joined as a programmer analyst.

Lisa Tagye
Telligen
Joined as a senior review coordinator.

Jamie Frisk
Telligen
Joined as a support technician II.

Louise Garza
Telligen
Joined as a nurse care manager.

Jacob Bonner
Telligen
Joined as a lead health infomatics solutions coordinator.

Andrea Bacon
Telligen
Joined as a senior review coordinator.

Melinda Berner
Telligen
Joined as a senior review coordinator.

Lisa Bussard
Telligen
Joined as senior director of care coordination.
 
Jocelyn Brincks
Telligen
Joined as a senior procurement specialist.

Lisa Harpenau
Telligen
Joined as a senior quality improvement facilitator.

Julie Raasch
Telligen
Joined as a nurse care manager.

Kalli Saland
Telligen
Joined as a senior financial data analyst.
 
Shellie Boyer
Telligen
Promoted to practice facilitator.

Allison McGrew
Telligen
Promoted to human resources assistant.

Emina Nisic
Telligen
Promoted to recruiter.

Bobbie Zediker
Telligen
Prmotoed to lead financial accountant.

Leah De Vries 
Workspace Inc.
Joined as an interior designer.

Chantell Harris 
Anawim Housing General Partner LLC
Joined as Baker Creek housing manager. 

Cynthia Latcham 
Anawim Housing General Partner LLC
Joined as Shelter Plus Care housing manager.

Tim Maynard 
Palmer Group
Moved into an information technology recruiter position.

 


Week of March 29 

Adam Greiner 
West Bank
Promoted to assistant branch manager at the 2440 E. Euclid Ave. location.  

William Orton 
West Bank
Promoted to personal banking officer at the 1601 22nd St. location.  

Cindy Hughes Anliker
Des Moines Performing Arts 
Named communications manager. 

Rachel Woodhouse 
Des Moines Performing Arts
Named donor relations coordinator.

Dale Stark 
Des Moines Performing Arts 
Named digital marketing manager.

Sabra Nosek
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a sales executive.

Anhtuan Dinh
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an analyst/architect.

Kate Williams
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an operations processor.

Kenna Dixson
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an operations processor.

Laura Debartolo-Tow
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a human resources administrator.

Cortnie Peterson
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a client relationship manager.

Lynn McCann
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a client relationship manager.

Jami MaGee
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a benefits specialist.

Hilary David
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a benefits specialist. 

Phone Imbouathong-Johnson
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a client relationship executive.

Jennifer Eddleman
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a client relationship executive.

Mollie Batten
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a client relationship manager. 

Angela Strang
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a system relationship manager.

Chastity Anderson
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an operations analyst.

Kirk Collins
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a quality assurance lead.

Tiffany Blazenko 
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a benefits specialist. 

Jamie Taft
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a benefits specialist. 

Crystal Rodgers
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a benefits specialist. 

Bridget Bingaman
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a national account executive.

Kaylene Barnes
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a participant services leader.

Nate Oxenford
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an operations analyst.

Pam Janousek
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a system relationship manager.

Brittany Schmidt
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a benefits specialist. 

Michael Hutchison
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a client relationship executive.

Bob Davenport
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an analyst.

Rick Adams
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a national account executive.

Shannon Hedges
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a talent coordinator.

Beverly Kinney
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an operations processor.

Kristin Beiner
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a system relationship manager.

Shawnda Poortinga
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a project coordinator.

Ashley Jordan
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a benefits specialist. 

Kristin Brandenburg
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a system relationship manager.

Jon Foss
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a system relationship manager.

Ashlee Brooks
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an operations analyst.

Kim Barney
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a training consultant.

Lynn Kooker
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a client relationship executive.

Dessa Faircloth
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a benefits specialist. 

Josh Paulsen
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a system relationship manager.

Nate Pierson
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an analyst.

Vanessa Dauterive
Businessolver LLC
Joined as an analyst.

Lisa Naaktgeboren
Businessolver LLC
Joined as a project manager.

Ashley Baldinelli 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Joined as a bank manager at the 4605 Fleur Drive location.

Lexi Bergler
Midwest Heritage Bank
Joined as a sales associate at the 7101 University Ave. location.

Dennis Kester 
Palmer Group Inc. 
Joined as an account executive.

Jake Loffredo 
Palmer Group Inc. 
Joined as a staffing recruiter.

Andrew Farmer 
Foster Group Inc. 
Joined as an associate adviser.
 
Laurie DuFoe 
Foster Group Inc.
Joined as a client hospitality coordinator. 

Dawn Ethofer
Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail 
Named executive director.

 

 


Week of March 22

Kelly Carstens 
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Joined as an accountant.

Joey Hersheway 
RDG Planning & Design 
Joined as an intern architect.

Jesse Caston
Terrus Real Estate Group
Will now oversee new business development in Eastern Iowa.

Tony Herring 
Woodruff Construction LLC
Became a minority owner.

Kevin Larsen 
Woodruff Construction LLC
Became a minority owner.

Sara Orr 
Woodruff Construction LLC
Became a minority owner.

Lonnie Davison 
Principal Financial Group Inc. 
Joined as a financial representative.

Michael Giudicessi
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP 
Named the Des Moines office leader.

Joe Albrecht 
Iowa Bankers Insurance & Services Inc.
Promoted to marketing representative III and assistant vice president.

Dawn Atwood 
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to marketing coordinator.

Graham Dahler 
Iowa Bankers Insurance & Services Inc.
Promoted to marketing representative III and assistant vice president.

Marilee Davis 
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to senior member services coordinator.

Nichole Davis 
Iowa Bankers Insurance & Services Inc.
Promoted to marketing representative I and assistant vice president.

Don Easter 
Iowa Bankers Insurance & Services Inc.
Promoted to marketing representative III and assistant vice president.

Tim Noring 
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to lead developer.

Scott Sauber 
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to information technology programmer and network administrator.

Nathan Smithey 
Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corp.
Promoted to vice president. 

Dr. Craig Stark
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Joined Iowa Health Cardiology and will open the new cardiology clinic at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. 

Barb Hooper 
Tero International Inc.  
Joined as executive assistant/office manager.

Deb Pultorak 
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Named director of Big M Agency. 

Lauren Augustin 
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Named personal lines underwriting director.  

Lynn Mawe 
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Named director of farm casualty underwriting. 

Ron Nott 
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Named claims director for the central region.

 


Week of March 15

Mickey Davis
Des Moines Social Club 
Named the event manager. 

Tony McKillip
Veridian Credit Union 
Promoted to indirect lending team lead. 

Todd Lantz 
Weinhardt & Logan P.C.
Joined as an attorney. 

Liz Price 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate in the Altoona office.

Emily Garlock Dickenson 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate in the Altoona office.     

Stuart Oxer  
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines
Named the executive director.

Kelli Brendeland
South Story Bank & Trust 
Joined as a loan assistant.

Scott Henry 
South Story Bank & Trust
Promoted to senior vice president/business banker. 

LuAnn Carlson
South Story Bank & Trust
Promoted to chief financial officer/cashier.

Stephanie Bolles 
Bearence Management Group LLC
Joined as a financial adviser. 

 


Week of March 8

Mike Reed
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to multi-peril crop insurance analyst I. 

Kathy Yori
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to multi-peril crop insurance analyst I.

Eileen Bruton
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a business analyst II. 

Melissa Enger
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a multi-peril crop insurance analyst II. 

Megan Thibodeau 
Central Iowa Shelter & Services 
Joined as the programs manager. 

Carla Tolson 
Central Iowa Shelter & Services 
Joined as the community resource and referral center case manager. 

Traci Noll 
QA Graphics
Transitioned to sales assistant.

Kinzy Grant 
QA Graphics
Joined as an office assistant. 

Lynn Steele 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Retired as vice president and director of operations.

Stacy Nimmo
Wildwood Hills Ranch of Iowa 
Named director of operations.

Chris Ellifritt
Wildwood Hills Ranch of Iowa 
Joined as director of finance and administration.

Justin Halverson
Schneider Graphics Inc. 
Joined as an account manager.

Ian Hillgartner
Schneider Graphics Inc. 
Joined as an account manager.

John Hansen
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown
Names the general manager.

Julie Benson 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Joined as an administrative assistant at the Ankeny campus dental hygiene clinic.

Will Bond 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Joined as an accounting instructor on the Ankeny campus.

Dale Chell 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Joined as a counselor on the Urban campus. 

Kaci Kohlhepp Conetzkey 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Joined as the academic adviser in career advantage/program development on the Ankeny campus. 

Julie Maurer 
Des Moines Area Community College  
Joined as a child development specialist in early childhood education on the Ankeny campus.

Kelly Mitchell 
Des Moines Area Community College
Joined as a business resource consultant.

Rob Reynolds 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Joined as a math instructor at the Ankeny campus Academic Achievement Center.

Stacey Schroder 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Joined as a medical assistant instructor on the Ankeny campus.

Jeff Wheeler 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Joined as a project assistant in the Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Consortium.

Kate Evans 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Joined as an academic adviser on the Urban campus.

Stephanie Ferraro 
Des Moines Area Community College
Joined as the project manager for the Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Consortium.

Chelli Gentry 
Des Moines Area Community College 
Joined as the assessment director in the institutional effectiveness area on the Ankeny campus.

Sadie Gunther 
Des Moines Area Community College
Joined as a child development specialist in early childhood education on the Ankeny campus. 

Matthew Gardner 
Gardner Law Firm P.C. 
Established the firm. 

Jodi Lang 
Waterstone Mortgage Corp.
Joined as a loan processor.  

Kyra Sommerville Moore 
Waterstone Mortgage Corp.
Joined as a producing branch manager.    

Lisa Char 
Waterstone Mortgage Corp.
Joined as a mortgage loan officer.  

Tiffany Tokarz 
Waterstone Mortgage Corp.
Joined as a mortgage loan officer.  

Dr. Tamara Chance
Des Moines University 
Named interim associate dean of clinical affairs in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Chad Pietzsch
PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital company 
Joined as a mortgage loan officer.

Brittany Martinez 
Realty Marketing Group
Promoted to commercial real estate representative.

Brandon Woolery 
Construction Services Inc. 
Joined as project manager/project supervisor.  

Marty Roush
Kum & Go LC 
Named vice president of operations for the company’s south division.

Megan Elfers
Kum & Go LC 
Named marketing director. 

AJ Anderson 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors 
Named assistant sales manager for the Northpark office. 

 


Week of March 1

Karri Jarchow
Veridian Credit Union 
Joined as a mortgage loan originator at the West Lakes branch in West Des Moines. 

Sheila Kamerick 
Foster Group Inc.
Joined the client services team.

Erin Kintzer
Stroh Corp.
Joined as a receptionist.

Bev Hutney
The Stelter Co.
Promoted to chief operating officer.

Laura Garvey 
AIB College of Business 
Joined as a graphic designer.

Michael McCoy 
AIB College of Business
Joined as director of activities center operations and events.
 
Megan Pitz
AIB College of Business
Joined as director of admissions.

Phil Behnke 
AIB College of Business
Joined as an adjunct faculty member.
 
Brian Gabel
AIB College of Business
Joined as an adjunct faculty member. 
 
Kara Hanlon
AIB College of Business
Joined as an adjunct faculty member. 

Bob Jeppesen
AIB College of Business
Joined as an adjunct faculty member. 

Gina Wernimont
AIB College of Business
Joined as an adjunct faculty member. 
 
Jennifer Beal 
AIB College of Business
Promoted to business administration faculty.
 
Lucas Casey 
AIB College of Business
Named the Phi Beta Lambda student organization sponsor. 

Richard Witt 
Terrus Real Estate Group 
Joined as a sales associate-transaction services.

John Gilliland
Gilliland Group at Morgan Stanley 
Joined as a financial adviser.

Ken Ford 
Shive-Hattery Inc.
Joined as a building envelope specialist.

Brian Breci 
Roberts Dairy Foods
Named general manager of the Nebraska division.

Lisa Wolf 
ARAG
Joined as director of human resources.

 



Week of Feb. 22

Joe Jerkins
Westside Auto Pros Inc. 
Joined as a service manager.

David Bogaczyk
Impact7G Inc. 
Joined as vice president and general counsel.

Sophie Feng 
RDG Planning & Design 
Joined as a landscape architect intern.

Lynn Augspurger 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate in the Northpark office.      

Jennifer Scott 
New Leaf Wellness PLLC
Joined as a nurse practiioner.

Jaime Niblo
CBRE/Hubbell Commercial 
Joined as a sales associate.

Karen Clarkson 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate in the Northpark office.     

Tyler Moore 
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Joined as an associate and will focus on agricultural litigation.  

John Brown 
Storey-Kenworthy Co.
Joined as a sales associate. 

Greg Lagan 
Storey-Kenworthy Co. 
Joined as a sales associate. 

Aubrey Orisek
QA Graphics 
Joined as a three-dimensional designer.

Chris Chiaramonte 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate in the Westown office.

Michael Admire
WHO-HD 
Joined the news team as a sports photographer, reporter and anchor. 

 


Week of Feb. 15

Brian Daugherty 
Stroh Corp. 
Joined as an account executive.

Brian Shotwell 
North Iowa Transition Center
Named executive director. 

Lewis Todtz
South Story Bank & Trust 
Named vice president and ag banker.

Jenn Schulte
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network 
Named the Iowa director of government relations.

Stuart Ruddy 
Knapp Properties Inc. 
Joined as general counsel.

Philip Blumberg
Des Moines University
Joined as the clinic operations administrator. 

Melinda Rexius
Des Moines University
Joined as a physical therapy technician.  

Emily Grillo
Des Moines University
Joined as an admission assistant.

Don Coffin 
Bankers Trust Co.
Named executive vice president and chief credit officer.

Scott Eltjes
Bankers Trust Co.
Named executive vice president for wealth management.

Tim Kintner
Bankers Trust Co.
Named executive vice president for consumer, private and regional banking markets.  

Rebecca Szymanski 
Palmer Group 
Joined as an account executive.

Clint Rabe
Brooks Borg Skiles Architecture and Engineering 
Promoted to associate. 

Steve Gus 
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Promoted to assistant vice president, data center 

 



Week of Feb. 8

Steve Lacina 
Iowa Small Business Development Center 
Elected to its State Advisory Board.

Brandi Shay 
Iowa Small Business Development Center 
Elected to its State Advisory Board.

Debbie Ladehoff
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Named to the board of directors.

Aaron Rutledge
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Named to the board of directors.

Jerry Besch
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to quality control analyst II.

Cheri Brooks
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to crop hail systems administrator. 

Marlene Churchill
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to crop insurance underwriting coordinator. 

Dona Cretors
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to crop insurance underwriting coordinator. 

Daren Cunningham
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Pomoted to regional claims specialist in Arkansas and Missouri. 

Georgia Schiltz
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to crop insurance underwriting coordinator.

Darla Wing
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to crop insurance underwriting manager.

Ray Yori
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to crop insurance underwriting coordinator.

Michelle Kite
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a technical writing coordinator.

Hannah Johnson
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a crop insurance underwriter. 

Deborah Lancaster
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a process improvement coordinator II. 

Carie Marienau
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as the building and fleet supervisor.

David Lyons 
CoOportunity Health
Founding director and CEO.

Cliff Gold 
CoOportunity Health
Founding director and chief operating officer.

Stephen Ringlee 
CoOportunity Health
Founding director and chief financial officer.

Kim Dreher
Knapp Properties Inc.
Will retire as director of sales. 

Shane O’Malley
BDF Investments
Recevied certification as a certified financial planner.

Michelle Guinn
The Des Moines Public Library Foundation 
Elected to the board of directors.

Emy Kelly 
The Des Moines Public Library Foundation 
Elected to the board of directors.

William Scales
The Des Moines Public Library Foundation 
Elected to the board of directors.

Brianne Boysen
Strategic America Inc.
Joined as digital marketing coordinator.

Rebekah Brandmeyer
Strategic America Inc. 
Rejoined as senior project manager after serving as production manager and contractor.

Bianca Carbonara
Strategic America Inc. 
Joined as client services account coordinator.

Ashley Hartkorn
Strategic America Inc. 
Joined as project specialist.

Andy Hewitt
Strategic America Inc. 
Joined as public relations account coordinator.

Kelsey Reitmeier
Strategic America Inc. 
Joined as client services account coordinator.

Jenny Wise
Strategic America Inc. 
Joined as assistant account manager.

Michele Anderson 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to operations associate at the E.P. True Parkway location.

Emmeline Quinde 
Midwest Heritage Bank 
Promoted to sales associate floater at the E.P. True Parkway location.

Kelly Reed
Lifespace Communities Inc. 
Named regional director of sales and marketing.

Jason Allen
Des Moines University 
Joined as director of admission.

Holly DeJon
Des Moines University 
Joined as a CME/CITL assistant.

Jason Luedtke
Des Moines University 
Joined as a colleague specialist.

Brianna Mello
Des Moines University 
Joined as a student services assistant.

Rachel Sindelar
Des Moines University 
Joined as an assistant librarian.

Darci Signs
Des Moines University 
Joined as a certified medical assistant in the foot and ankle clinic. 

Selena Wood
Des Moines University 
Joined as an accounting administrative assistant.

Chick Herbert
Special Olympics of Iowa
Appointed chairman of the board of directors. 
 
Gary Harms 
Special Olympics of Iowa
Appointed vice chairman of the board of directors. 

John Michel
Special Olympics of Iowa
Appointed treasurer of the board of directors. 

Jill VanDerPol
Special Olympics of Iowa
Appointed secretary of the board of directors. 

Deb Eldred
Special Olympics of Iowa
Appointed to the board of directors. 

Brian Wessels
Special Olympics of Iowa
Appointed to the board of directors.

Anne Starr 
Orchard Place 
Named CEO.

Mike Foley
Holmes Murphy and Associates Inc. 
Appointed to the board of directors.

Rod Schlader 
Trinity Health 
Appointed chief financial officer for the Iowa region

Nathan Katzer
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation 
Joined as the farm business development manager.  

Carla Hicklin
The Wallace Centers of Iowa 
Joined as the civility programs coordinator.

Steven Wood
Ruan Transportation Management Systems Inc.
Named senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer.

Marty Wadle
Ruan Transportation Management Systems Inc.
Promoted to senior vice president of supply chains solutions.

 


Week of Feb. 1

Brian Erickson
NAI Ruhl & Ruhl Commercial Co. 
Promoted to senior vice president.

Elissa Thompson 
Whitfield & Eddy PLC
Joined as an associate attorney in the firm’s Ankeny office.

Stephen Tyler
Whitfield & Eddy PLC 
Elected as a member of the firm.

Andrea Nelson
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Polk County
Named executive director.

Angela Ousley
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts
Joined as a Realtor.

Heather Starr
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts
Joined as a Realtor.

Kim McMaster
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts
Joined as a Realtor.

Corey Morrison 
On With Life Inc. 
Joined as the director of external relations.

Greg Hayes
Children’s Cancer Connection
Appointed president of the board of directors.

Mike Whitmer
Children’s Cancer Connection
Appointed vice president of the board of directors.

Dennis Markway
Children’s Cancer Connection
Appointed treasurer of the board of directors.

Stephanie Pohren
Children’s Cancer Connection
Appointed secretary of the board of directors.

Carole Tillotson
Drake University Law School
Received Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award.

John Fatino
Whitfield & Eddy PLC
Appointed co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Fidelity and Surety Law Committee’s Mid-Winter Surety Program in 2014.

Alison Stevens 
FirstLight HomeCare LLC
Joined as a care coordinator.

Alyssa Adams 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to sales associate floater at the E.P. True Parkway location.

Lindsay Kral 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to operations associate at the South 51st Street location.

Greg Hayes 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to bank manager/sales associate trainer at the E.P. True Parkway location.

Julie Robertson 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to AVP retail operations specialist at the E.P. True Parkway location.

Douglas Jones 
Prudential First Realty 
Joined as a Realtor in the Westown office.

Liz Lidgett
Liz Lidgett Fine Art LLC 
Started art advisory business.

Shane O’Malley 
Financial Planning Association of Iowa Board
Elected treasurer. 

Adam Obrecht
Financial Planning Association of Iowa Board
Elected membership director. 

Andrew Wrightsman
Financial Planning Association of Iowa Board
Elected program director.

Paul Juffer
LWBJ Financial LLC
Elected managing partner.

Dave Wilson
The Samuels Group Inc. 
Joined as an estimator in the Des Moines office. 

 



Week of Jan. 25

Ben Bjorholm
Keller Williams Realty, Greater Des Moines
Joined as a Realtor

Diane Bjorholm 
Keller Williams Realty, Greater Des Moines
Joined as a Realtor

Erin Lemon 
Keller Williams Realty, Greater Des Moines
Joined as a Realtor.

Amy Shafer
Keller Williams Realty, Greater Des Moines
Joined as a Realtor. 

Lynn Monier 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate in the Westown office.

Mindy McNew 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to a senior NCMIC client representative.

Rita Oetker 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to senior account analyst.

Amy Day 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Joined as an account coordinator.

Cherie Holmstrom 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Joined as a business analyst II.

Shanna Patrick 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Joined as a claims representative.

Jason Kaiman
PrimeLending
Joined as the production manager.

Erik Bergeland 
Finley Law Firm 
Named a shareholder. 

Beth Bezdicek 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors 
Joined as a sales associate in the Westown office.

Teri Wynn
Telligen 
Joined as lead quality assurance analyst.
 
Fawn Farver
Telligen 
Joined as a review assistant II.

Ewa Humphrey
Telligen 
Joined as a health-care information technology adviser.

Jennifer Lynn

Telligen
Joined as a project assistant II.

Karen Maggard
Telligen 
Joined as a senior review coordinator. 

Ellen Williams
Telligen Health Management Solutions Inc. 
Joined as the nurse care manager.

Troy Henry
Telligen  
Joined as a senior review coordinator. 

Michelle Van Maaren
Telligen 
Joined as a quality improvement facilitator.

Diana Schroeder
Telligen 
Promoted to project assistant II.

Greg Hazen
Telligen 
Promoted to programmer analyst.

Tamara Hebron
Telligen 
Promoted to senior review coordinator.

John Brix
QA Graphics 
Joined as a 3-D designer.

Kristina Mehmen 
INVISION Architecture Ltd. 
Joined as a health-care planner.

John Amato 
Tero International Inc.
Hired full time as director of integrated training. 

Peggy Ochylski
Tero International Inc. 
Joined as client services coordinator. 

Tyson Greiner 
Dardis Communications Inc. 
Named vice president of sales for Eastern Iowa and Illinois. 

Jon Olson 
Principal Financial Group Inc. 
Joined as a financial representative.

Sebastian Silvestro
Hydrotex 
Joined as the division partner for Central and Western Iowa. 

Shane Zimmerman
Wells Fargo & Co. 
Named area business banking manager for Central and Western Iowa. 

Julie Wildebour
Conference Event Management LC
Joined as the meeting supervisor. 

Becky Harpenau
Peoples Co. 
Named executive coordinator.

Christina Freese-Decker
American College of Healthcare Executives 
Received the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. 

Andrew Wheeler
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation 
Joined as a public relations coordinator.  

Sally Scroggs   
R&R Realty Group 
Joined as a staff accountant. 

Tami Rubino
Delta Dental of Iowa 
Named the vice president of marketing and business development.

Brian Cheese
Roth & Co. P.C. 
Named a shareholder. 

Rebecca Herold
Privacy by Design
Named an ambassador. 

Week of Jan. 18

Mark Petri 
Iowa Energy Center
Named director.

Nick Finkenauer
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C. 
Joined as a supervisor.

Kara Hogue
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Joined as a supervisor.

Sherry Stuart 
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Joined as an accounting specialist.

Drew Murray
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Joined as a senior accountant.

Beth Bezdicek
Coldwell Banker Mid-American Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate in the Westown office. 

Kirstin Baer-Harding 
Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority
Promoted to director of marketing. 

Gunnar Olson 
Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority
Promoted to public affairs manager. 
 
PJ Sass 
Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority
Promoted to customer service and RideShare manager. 

Jason Speck 
Academy Mortgage Corp.
Joined as a processor.

Danielle Chasten 
Academy Mortgage Corp.
Joined as a processor.

Meredith McMahon
Academy Mortgage Corp. 
Joined as an intern.

Marie Svet 
AccuWeather
Promoted to chief revenue officer of digital media.

Amy Smith
PrimeLending
Joined as a loan originator.

Jessica Richter 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to senior manager.

Joe Lynn 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to manager.

Mike Spratt 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to manager.

Melissa Gerrard 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to supervising senior.

Margo Muhlbauer 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to senior accountant.

Tricia Kremmin 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to senior accountant.

Lesley Olson 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to senior accountant.

Heather Quandt 

Kiesling Associates LLP
Promoted to senior accountant.

Betsy Bane-Ocak 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Joined as an accountant.

Whitney Harbach 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Joined as an accountant.

Adam Lekin 
Kiesling Associates LLP
Joined as an accountant.

Kyle Hanson
AKC Marketing & Consulting Inc. 
Joined as a public relations account coordinator.

Lucas Casey
AIB College of Business
Named director of institutional accountability and compliance.

Gina Gazzo
AIB College of Business
Joined as an information technology projects coordinator.

Chad Harris 
AIB College of Business
Named head baseball coach.

Shannon Langan 
AIB College of Business
Joined as an academic adviser.
 
Roger Mattiussi 
AIB College of Business
Joined as an admissions executive.

Sophia Sledge 
AIB College of Business
Joined as an academic adviser.

Kirk Trow 
AIB College of Business
Named director of human resources.
  
Joan Hitzel 
AIB College of Business
Named associate director of human resources.
 
Mike Finley 
AIB College of Business
Promoted to financial aid specialist III.

Kacie Swanson 
AIB College of Business
Promoted to financial aid specialist II.
  
Mike Finley 
AIB College of Business
Received AIB’s EAGLE (Enthusiastic, Achiever, Go-getter, Leader and Excellence) Award.       

Peter Kenne
Iowa Network Services Inc. 
Promoted to director of corporate business.

Will Walling
Iowa Network Services Inc. 
Joined as the market expansion/business development manager.

Don Branjord 
Marketlink Inc.
Joined as the training and quality assurance manager.

Mario Sanchez
Coldwell Banker Mid-American Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate for the Metro office. 

Lana Holt 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate for the Ankeny office.

Sandy Dunn 
Marketlink Inc. 
Promoted to chief financial officer. 

Eric Sonksen
Palmer Group 
Promoted to recruiting supervisor.

Mary McCracken 
Palmer Group  
Joined as an administrative specialist.

Brian Berry 
Palmer Group
Promoted to human resources manager.

Orlando Hernandez 
Palmer Group
Joined as a recruiter.

Christian Howell 
Palmer Group 
Joined as an account executive. 

Monica Janelle 
Prudential First Realty 
Joined as a Realtor for the Ankeny office.

Jon Buys
CDS Global Inc.
Joined as the Linux systems administrator.

Roy Cacek
CDS Global Inc. 
Joined as the senior Web-to-print designer and front-end Web developer.

Corinna King
CDS Global Inc.
Joined as an executive assistant. 

Mike Nell
CDS Global Inc. 
Named the chief technology officer.

Paul Polus
CDS Global Inc. 
Named the chief financial officer.

Lindsay Lassek  
Management Professionals Inc.
Joined as a leasing agent at Country Club Village Apartments. 

Jennifer Schenck 
Management Professionals Inc.
Joined as a property management assistant. 

Aric Sharp 
Iowa Health System
Named vice president of network development.

Dan Kueter
University of Iowa Health Alliance
Named executive director. 

Lisa Short 
R&R Realty Group Ltd. 
Joined as a legal assistant. 

Garth Adams 
Belin McCormick Law Firm  
Elected president.

 



Week of Jan. 11

Jenna Guiter

KCCI television
Joined as a national sales assistant.

Nancy Baltzley
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C.
Joined the client accounting services department.

Bryant Blay
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C.
Joined as a staff accountant.

Norton Gegner
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C.
Joined as a tax partner.

Clint Boatman
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C.
Joined as a staff accountant.

Kellee Hildreth
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C.
Joined as a tax and audit supervisor.

Kim Hutchison
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C.
Joined as a staff accountant.

Karey Meysenbergn
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C. 
Joined the client accounting services department.

Sue Richardson
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C.
Joined the client accounting services department.

Adam Tillman
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C.
Joined as a tax and audit supervisor.

Trisha Smith
Bergan, Paulsen & Co. P.C.
Joined as a tax and audit supervisor.

Mitch Johnson
Principal Financial Group Inc.
Joined as a financial representative.

Dave O’Brien
Woodruff Cos.
Named west regional president.

Jason Reckhemmer
Woodruff Cos.
Named central regional president,

Nick Ford
Woodruff Cos.
Named east regional president.

Kristy Latta
Ahlers & Cooney P.C.
Elected a shareholder.

Brian Pittman
Koester Construction Co. Inc.
Promoted to senior project manager.

Major Ennen
Koester Construction Co. Inc.
Promoted to project manager.

Ronald Kuethe
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Named senior vice president and reinsurance department manager and has also been named to the management committee.

Brad Warth
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to assistant vice president of IS crop insurance.

Connie Doud
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to senior R&D analyst.

Kirk Arbuckle
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to systems architect III.

Denise Cahalan
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to software developer III.

Donna Christensen
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to data processing specialist II.

Heather Lester
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to business forms designer II.

Georgia Sysouchanh
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to graphic designer II.

Karly York
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to data processing specialist II.

Sandy Bergman
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to IS eCrop manager I.

Becky McCrea
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to IS policy manager I.

Katie Hultgren
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a data processing specialist.

Joe Mather
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as software developer II.

Terry Papenberg
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Joined as a network administrator II.

Todd Bishop
DLR Group Inc.
Appointed a senior associate.

Rob Collins
DLR Group Inc.
Promoted to associate.

Benjamin A’Hearn
DLR Group Inc.
Promoted to associate.

Andrew West
DLR Group Inc.
Promoted to associate.

Joe Leo
BrownWinick law firm
Named a member.

Ashley Fuhrmeister
BrownWinick law firm
Named a member.

Haley Van Loon
BrownWinick law firm
Named a member.

Dr. Mark Mogler
Harrisvaccines Inc.
Promoted to head of research.

Mike Jones
Tometich Engineering Inc.
Received his professional engineer license.

Jill Goedken
Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Elected to the board of directors.

Julie Schaub
INVISION Architecture Ltd.
Became a registered interior designer in the state of Iowa.

Jason DeVries
INVISION Architecture Ltd.
Licensed as a registered architect in the state of Iowa.

John Stark
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Named sales manager for the metro office.

Luke Anstoeter
OnMedia
Joined as an account executive.

Leslie Reagan
OnMedia
Joined as an account executive.

Matt Reeves
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined the Westown office as a sales associate.

Craig Schrader
West Bank
Named a vice president and senior trust officer.

Jerry Foster
Foster Group Inc.
Appointed chairman of the board of directors.

Mark Stadlander
Foster Group Inc.
Appointed CEO.

Travis Rychnovsky
Foster Group Inc.
Appointed chief operating officer and named a shareholder.

Buck Olsen
Foster Group Inc.
Appointed chief marketing officer.

Kent Kramer
Foster Group Inc.
Appointed chief information officer.

Ross Polking
Foster Group Inc.
Named a shareholder.

Joe Bantz
Foster Group Inc.
Named a shareholder.

Katie Lauer
Foster Group Inc.
Promoted toan  associate advisor. 



Week of Dec. 31

Jim Davies

Preservation Iowa
Appointed secretary of the board of directors.

Kevin Kuckleman
Preservation Iowa
Appointed treasurer of the board of directors.

John Ryan
Preservation Iowa
Appointed vice president of the board of directors.

Gloria Betcher
Preservation Iowa
Appointed president of the board of directors.

Bruce Cheek
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to chief operating officer.

Kirby Wood
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to chief marketing officer.

Jamie Moher
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to chief suitability officer.

James Jones
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to senior vice president of annuity new business.

Paulette Philpott
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to senior vice president of agency services.

Linda Bennett
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to senior vice president of general services.

William R. Kunkel
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Joined as executive vice president as well as legal and general counsel.

Jackie Ward
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Joined as chief compliance officer.

Michael Abbott
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Named partner.

Karin Johnson
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Named partner.

Lance Lange
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Named partner.

Bruce Johnson
McKee, Voorhees & Sease PLC
Joined as a patent attorney for the firm’s Austin, Texas, satellite office.

Cade Ingle
QA Graphics
Promoted to marketing coordinator.

Sheila Kinman
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Promoted to vice president of advancement.

Karla Jones-Weber
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Promoted to chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration.

Frederick Buie
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Joined the board of directors.

Sandy Hatfield Clubb
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Joined the board of directors.

Alejandro Piedras
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Joined the board of directors.

Cara Heiden
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Appointed chair of the board of directors.

Richard Deming
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Appointed vice chair of the board of directors.

Fred Weitz
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Appointed secretary and treasurer of the board of directors.

Kristy McDermott
Iowa Network Services
Named vice president of products and services.