Tony Tomash (see photo) joined Bernardi Investment Services Inc. His responsibilities include investment and planning services as well as assisting with strategic growth and oversight of the company.
AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance announced new staff members Nancy Rohwedder (see photo) as receptionist/administrative assistant, Tyler Riddle (see photo) as client services agent in the Personal Lines department, and Jordan Allen (see photo) as administrative assistant.
Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa in Cedar Rapids hired Dr. Kahlil Andrews (see photo) as part of its Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team.
Orchestra Iowa announced new staff members Kelley Cole (see photo) as controller, Megan Nolte (see photo) as ticket office manager, Jessica Mallow (see photo) as executive assistant, and Neal Marple (see photo) as chief development officer.
Anne Barber (see photo) has joined the Coe College advancement team as development officer. Barber previously worked for Pennington and Co.
Health Solutions in Hiawatha hired Ashley Stickney (see photo) as health coach, Kailey Smith (see photo) as health and wellness coach and account manager and Hannah Jahns (see photo) as health and wellness coach.
Archer Daniels Midland named Gary Towne vice president of its ADM Corn Processing division.Towne previously served as chairman of the management board of Alfred C. Topefer International GmbH.
GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. hired Brittney Robinson (see photo) as marketing specialist, Doug Hochstedler (see photo) as operations support specialistand Heather Simmons (see photo) as project manager.
Adam Carros (see photo) has been named news director for KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids. Carros started with the station as a news producer in 2009.
The Iowa City Area Association of Realtors installed its 2013 board of directors. Mark Kamps (see photo) of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals was named president. New officers include Dave Biancuzzo, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals, president-elect; Jill Marshek, Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors, vice president; and Teresa Morrow, Blank & McCune, the Real Estate Co., treasurer.
The Marion Chamber of Commerce announced new members to its board of directors: Cathy Petersen (see photo), Witte’s End Coffeehouse; Chad Zrudsky (see photo), Marion Independent School District; Ryan Luehrsmann (see photo), Bouslog Insurance Corp.; and Theresa Bornbach (see photo), Business & Talent Made Better.
The Southside Investment board elected officers and appointed new board members: Dale Todd, Hatch Development Group, president; Jim Piersall, St. Wenceslaus Church, Central States Warehousing, vice president; Fred Timko, BottleWorks, secretary; and Bill Gardman, Horizons, treasurer. Re-elected to a new term were Mel Andringa, Legion Arts; Lijun Chadima, Thorland Companies; Mary Meisterling, Alliant Energy; Judi Whetstine and Don Barrigar, both of Water Tower Place; and Robert Kazimour, St. Wenceslaus Church. Newly elected board members include Christy Venne, Cargill and PatrickDePalma, New Bo City Market.
Rex Brandstatter (see photo) with Re/Max was named Realtor of the Year by the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors. The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Le Ann Tyson with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals. Gold Star Awards in appreciation of outstanding professional cooperation were awarded to Dawn Slezak, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals; Jerome Howe, Iowa Realty; Terri Larson, Lepic-Kroeger, Realtors; Karol Miller Lepic-KroegerRealtors; and Cayla Swift, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals. 25 year pins were presented to Jerome Howe, Iowa Realty; Rex Brandstatter, Re/Max Affiliates; and Danette Raley, Creekside Realty. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Chip Miller of Iowa Realty. Professional Newcomer of the Year Award was presented to Maria White of EXIT Hawk Realty. President’s Merit Award was given to Pamela Jaben, association executive of the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors.
The Iowa Association of Realtors named Bob Hackney (see photo) 2012 Realtor of the Year. Hackney has been a realtor since 1994 and is vice president of Skogman Realty, where he has worked since 1997.
Yusung Kim, assistant professor of Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Iowa, presented his research findings at the 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Boston.
Midamar Corp. in Cedar Rapids received the Employer of the Year Award for Eastern Iowa, from Systems Unlimited Inc.
Solon-based homebuilder Legacy GreenBuilders is the first custom builder in Iowa to enter into an agreement with the Residential Energy Services Network to use RESNET’s HERS Index. Use of the HERS Index will differentiate homes built by Legacy GreenBuilders.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker will speak at Cornell College at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in Kimmel Theatre, on “The Worldwide Boom in Higher Education and Why the United States is Falling Behind.” His talk is co-sponsored by the Berry Center for Economics, Business and Public Policy and the Roe Howard Freedom Lecture.
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission’s Fair Housing Conference on current fair housing issues will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, at Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. Cost is $25. The conference is designed to give housing professionals, lawyers, social service staff and community members a strong understanding of Fair Housing laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Credit. Register at: www.eventbrite.com/event/4550536778/eivtefrnd#
Mario Zuchovicki, vice president for manufacturing operations at Rockwell Collins, will speak Nov. 13, at the Longbranch Hotel, Cedar Rapids, on “Lean and How We Can Approach It Every Day.” Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m. Cost is $25. Visit www.cedarvalleyapics.org/?page_id=192
AAF Cedar Rapids Iowa City will host Justin Ahrens, founder, principal and creative director of Rule29 Creative in Geneva, Ill., on “Matters of Wonder,” at 11:30 a.m., Nov. 15, at Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Register by Nov. 12 at www.aafcric.com. Cost is $24 for members, $39 for non-members, $18 for students and additional $5 for walk-ins.
SCORE will hold a public reception at the Hotel Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday. The event will showcase SCORE activities.
Woofables Gourmet Dog Biscuit Bakery has opened a kiosk in Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids. The bakery makes gourmet dog biscuits with natural ingredients.
Lean Six Sigma Learning Network will meet at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 14. at ESP International, 5920 Dry Creek Lane NE, Cedar Rapids. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEEE Cedar Rapids Section will present “Softronics: History, Business Model and Tour” from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Softronics LTD, 1080 East Post Rd., Marion. Dinner at Mr. Bean’s will begin at 5:30 p.m. Reservations: www.ieee-cr-section.org.