Brad Weyer (see photo) joined the Salvation Army as youth recreation coordinator.
Chuck Tourtillott (see photo) was named executive director of the Cedar Valley Humane Society. Tourtillott served as executive director of the Humane Society for southwest Washington for five years.
Sellers Broadcasting Inc. named Eric Walker (see photo) vice president and station manager for 93.1 FM and 1450 AM KMRY Radio.
Steve Shepherd (see photo) joined Guaranty Bank as vice president, commercial lending. Shepherd was previously with Collins Community Credit Union.
Cassie Collins (see photo) now includes outpatient treatment as a licensed master of social work therapist for Tanager Place Mental Health Clinic. She has worked there since 2008.
Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids appointed Natalie Woerdehoff (see photo) as assistant nurse manager of the Cardiac Stroke Center. Woerdehoff was previously shift supervisor of Mercy’s Emergency Department.
Mount Mercy University promoted James Teahen to assistant director of technology operations. Teahen had been systems control specialist.
The International Traders of Iowa announced new officers and members to its board: Deanna Freeman (see photo), Rockwell Collins, president; Melissa Jones (see photo), ESP International, vice president; Melissa Tomer (see photo), Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, secretary; Sara Harrison (see photo), Bankers Trust, treasurer; Robert Helgens (see photo), Hybrid Transit Systems Inc.; Rob Kane (see photo), CliftonLarsonAllen; Ron Kirkpatrick, Freud Vector Corp.; George Lake (see photo), Marion Economic Development Co.; Nicolas Abou-Assaly (see photo), Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman; Debbie Franklin (see photo), Iowa Small Business Development Centers; Brian Miller (see photo), Expedited Worldwide Solutions; and Jim Williams (see photo), Saruling.
The Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals announced its 2012-2013 officers and directors: Kevin Lindblom (see photo), president; Wesley Hilleshiem, vice president and membership chair; Josh Oswald, secretary-treasurer; Mary Schneekloth, directory chair; Chris Overturf and Don Johnson, professional development co-chairs; Tim Hutto, director-at-large; and Dale Rettenmeier, immediate past president.
Workplace Learning Connection announced its new advisory council chairs and members for the 2012-2013 school year: Mary Gudenkauf (see photo), College Community school district, Advisory Council North, chair; Jean Knepper (see photo), University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Advisory Council South chair; Paul Kiburz (see photo), Grant Wood Area Education Agency; and Nathan Wear (see photo), Solon Community School District.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Geonetric in Cedar Rapids received the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.
Julie Perrine, owner of Julie Perrine International, spoke Sept. 13 at a virtual, international and Twitter chat that took place at an office show event in London.
SEMINARS AND MEETINGS
The Iowa Economic Development Authority Green Infrastructure Programming will hold “From Drizzles to Downpours: Drainage Management in Iowa Communities” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, at the Hiawatha City Hall. The workshop is free but reservations are required and can be made at www.IowaStormwater.org. For more information, call (319) 360-1395.
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., Tuesday, 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., Tuesday, 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 email@example.com or (319) 849-8278.
A SCORE workshop, “Why Most Businesses Don’t Work,” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the Marion Public Library, 1095 Sixth Ave. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (319) 431-4574.
Cedar Rapids Metro Alliance’s PM Exchange will be 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 20, at Rapids Reproductions, 6015 Huntington Ct. NE. Free.
American Advertising Federation Cedar Rapids Iowa City will present Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. of Portland, Ore., at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 4, at the Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Registration deadline is Oct. 1. Cost is $21 members, $35.50 non-members, $18 students and an additional $5 for walk-ins. Register at www.aafcric.com/events/d/tales-from-a-large-man.
The Tallgrass Workspace Expo, “Embrace Change,” will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 3, at 1239 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 4, at 218 Second St., Coralville. Exhibitors will include Steelcase, Turnstone, Hon and Mohawk. For more information, email email@example.com.