Kyle Galloway (see photo) was hired as chief financial officer of SouthGate Companies. Galloway had been a CPA with McGladrey in Iowa City.
Charles Geyer II (see photo) joined Knutson Construction in Iowa City. Most recently, Geyer worked in North Carolina and in the Quad Cities.
Tanager Place Mental Health Clinic hired Courtney Powers (see photo), as a board-certified behavior analyst and Amber Cook (see photo), as a board-certified music therapist.
Courtney Grau (see photo) was named youth ministries director with the Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids. Grau previously worked for the Salvation Army in Indiana.
Kinseth Hospitality Companies promoted Liz Conlon (see photo) to director of sales, for the Holiday Hotel Inn & Conference Center in Coralville. Conlon was formerly catering manager.
The Iowa City Area Development Group board of directors appointed 11 new members: Joe Baker (see photo), Acciona Windpower; Joe Barry (see photo), Innovative Software Engineering; P. Barry Butler (see photo), University of Iowa; Josh Cramer (see photo), Cramer Dev; Anita Falkofske Eaton (see photo), Procter & Gamble; Mike Hahn (see photo), McComas-Lacina Construction; Mike Heinrich (see photo), Mercy Iowa City; Kent Jehle (see photo), MidWestOne Financial Group; Kathryn Kunert, MidAmerican Energy; Steve Quigley (see photo), University of Iowa Community Credit Union; and Aaron Warner (see photo), Integrated DNA Technologies.
The Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary announced 2012-2013 officers: Mike Gary (see photo), president; Kim Blankenship (see photo), president elect; Rob Gettemy (see photo), vice president; Chris Overturf (see photo), treasurer; Diane Potter (see photo); and Bill Bogert (see photo) past president.
Suzy McGrane-Hop (see photo), a certified fine art appraiser, received the Foundation for Appraisal Education scholarship award in the experienced appraiser category for the advancement of appraisal studies. McGrane-Hop is the owner of Gilded Pear Gallery in Cedar Rapids.
Cat Brown (see photo), broker associate/Realtor with Century 21 Premier Realty in Marion, was awarded the Pacesetter Gold Award, for top achievement for the first half of 2012.
Cambridge Investment Research Inc. reported Investment Advisor magazine has announced Cambridge as 2012 Broker-Dealer of the Year in the division representing independent broker-dealers with more than 1,000 producing advisers.
Sean Costigan, Helen Lavoix and Chris Pallaris, experts in technology, political science and commercial intelligence, will lead a panel discussion at Luther College at 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. The panel, “Can the Past Predict the Future? (And Why it Matters)” is free to the public.
Iowa Economic Development Authority Green Infrastructure Programming will present “Comprehensive Approaches to Stormwater Management” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 18, at the Hiawatha City Hall. The event is free, but registration is required at (319) 360-1395 or at www. iowastormwater.org.
A buy/sell/trade symposium will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 18, at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Guest speaker will be Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett. Cost is $35 for International Traders of Iowa members, $50 for non-members and $10 for students. Registration is required at www.iowatraders.org/eastern.
The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance will host “The Art of Social Media” 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 18, at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Rd. NW, Swisher. The session will be presented by de Novo principals Heather Smith Friedman and Jen Neumann. The event is free to ICCA Partners and $15 for non-ICCA partners. RSVP by Wednesday to Jessica Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 849-8278.
The Marion Music Academy has expanded by opening the Westside Music and Dance Academy, 3315 Williams Blvd. SW, Suite 5, Cedar Rapids.
The Life-Line Resources in Manchester has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation in all aspects of its organization. The COA accredits community-based, behavioral health and human services organizations.
Mike Gerdin, president and chief executive officer of Heartland Express Inc. in North Liberty, will participate in the Deutsche Bank 2012 Aviation and Transportation Conference in New York City.
Dermatologic veterinarians Dr. Craig Griffin and Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz are conducting controlled trials on Coralville-based Pinnaclife Animal Health Products’s animal health product line. Griffin and Rosenkrantz oversaw initial case studies of those products and collaborated with the product’s inventor, Darlene McCord of McCord Research, Pinnaclife’s parent company.
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