West Bank promotes four in Iowa City office

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March 28, 2014 | 3:32 pm

NEW HIRES

Storey Kenworthy hired Jill Grekoff (see photo) as an interior designer in its Cedar Rapids office.

Ginsberg Jewelers hired Melinda Bickford (see photo) as a sales associate. She previously worked for Karen Marie Jewelers.

Honkamp Krueger & Co., Dubuque, has hired Brian J. Bourke (see photo) as health care consultant. Bourke will work with clients in Cedar Rapids.

Clickstop in Urbana hired David Arnold as a sales specialist-product expert with the EcoFoil brand group, Tonya Kremer as a sales specialist with the US Cargo Control division, and Tanner Christensen, Ryan Chaney and Kean McBurney as part-time workers with the US Cargo Control warehouse and fulfillment teams.

Schroeder & Associates, Mechanicsville, hired Rosalie Ahrendsen (see photo) as office manager. Chuck Hoy (see photo) joined as a property-and-casualty agent.

Dave Kenneson (see photo), previously with Starbucks, was brought on by GreatAmerica Financial Services as support administrator-systems.

Neal Marple (see photo) started with Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids as director of technical services for information services. Marple was previously chief development officer at Orchestra Iowa.

PROMOTIONS

Altorfer Inc. promoted Corey Nuehring (see photo) to vice president of financial services and chief financial officer. He had been corporate controller.

West Bank has promoted four employees in its Iowa City office: Adisa Alibasic-Weston (see photo) and Juliana Stewart (see photo), both to second vice president; Eric Olsen (see photo) to first vice president-residential mortgage; and Brooke Lozano (see photo) to second vice president-commercial banking assistant.

Shane Wicks (see photo) became president of Hall & Hall Engineers, succeeding Dick Ransom (see photo) who is now chairman.

Rockwell Collins announced that Scott Gunnufson (see photo) was promoted to vice president of sales, marketing and support for Commercial Systems, Thierry Tosi (see photo) to vice president and general manager of Service Solutions in I & SS, and Alan Prowse (see photo) to vice president and managing director for the Americas.

BOARDS AND APPOINTMENTS

Victoria Sharp (see photo), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, was installed as president of the Iowa Medical Society and Paul Mulhausen (see photo), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as secretary-treasurer of the IMS board of directors and will serve on the board’s executive committee. Scott Truhlar (see photo), Radiologic Medical Services, also was elected to the board.

Doug Jontz (see photo), Mercy Medical Center, and Scott Labus (see photo), Cedar Rapids city assessor, have been elected to three-year terms on the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Salvation Army advisory board.

Elected to the executive board of Hall & Hall Engineers were Ken DeKeyser, vice president, Chad Pelley, treasurer, and Allen Witt, secretary.

HONORS

Scott Schroeder (see photo), Schroeder & Associates, Mechanicsville, was recognized with the 2012 Grow Your Business Award by KHI Financial Solutions.

Jerry K. Ask, financial adviser in Cedar Rapids, was named a member of the Raymond James Financial Services 2013 Leaders Council.

LeAnn Erenberger, U.S. Bank financial adviser, has earned the 2012 President’s Club Inner Circle Recognition Award from U.S. Bancorp Investments Inc.

Jeff Barnes (photo), American Family Insurance agent in Cedar Rapids, earned the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification.

AWARDS

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa presented Engineering Excellence Awards: Grand Place Award to Shive-Hattery Inc., Iowa City, (buildings and systems category) for East Side Recycling Center and (energy production category) for the University of Iowa Biomass Boiler; and Shive-Hattery Inc., Cedar Rapids, (buildings and systems category) for Cedar Rapids Community School District Educational Leadership and Support Center. An Honor Award was awarded to Shoemaker & Haaland Professional Engineers, Coralville, (transportation category) for Dubuque Street over the Iowa River-PCC sidewalk and trail.

Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, was awarded a Blue Distinction Center Plus in the areas of spine surgery, knee and hip replacement by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Kirkwood Community College was named a winner of Iowa’s Career Preparedness Award by the State Board of Education.

Terracon was ranked 38th in Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms list.

Advertising work created by J.W. Morton and Associates for UnityPoint Health Clinic Family Medicine-Urgent Care won one gold award and one silver award in the 2013 Aster Awards.

Rabe Hardware, Blairstown, was honored with a sales award by Enertech Global for being one of the top GeoComfort dealers in an eight-state area.

NOMINATIONS

The Iowa Pork Producers Association is seeking nominations for the 2013 Master Pork Producer and Environmental Steward awards. For forms, go to www.iowapork.org or contact Tyler Bettin at (800) 372-7675 or tbettin@iowapork.org. Nominations must be received by Aug. 19.

SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES

Corporate espionage and cyber wars will be addressed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday,, at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd. NE, sponsored by the International Traders of Iowa. To register, go to http://www.iowatraders.org/eastern/registration?event_id=38.

The first Iowa Women’s Landowner Conference will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at the Michael J. Manatt Community Center in Brooklyn. Fee is $20. To register, contact Whitney at (641) 623-5263 or whitney@iowalandsales.com or go to http://iowalandsales.com.

FORUMS AND WORKSHOPS

“Women and Democratic Movements in India: Changing Dynamics, Altered Perspectives,” presented by Dr. Ilina Sen, professor of Gender Studies at Mahatma Gandhi Hindi University, will be 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Old Capitol Museum, on the University of Iowa campus. Contact Liz Watson at (319) 335-6817 or elizabeth-m-watson@uiowa.edu.

“General Statistics” will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 29; “Measurement System Analysis,” 8 a.m. to noon, May 30; and “Value Stream Mapping,” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 17. All sessions will be facilitated by John Heise, Lean Six Sigma Certified Master Black Belt, at Kirkwood Training Outreach Services, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. Email info@iowaqc.org or call (319) 398-7101.

The Benton County Women, Land and Legacy committee, a statewide outreach project focused on women involved in agriculture, will host its first listening session 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 4, at Central Lutheran School in Newhall. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Call (319) 472-2161, ext. 3, or email james.brown@ia.usda.gov.

“Strategic Marketing: Your Critical Checklist for Success” will be 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, June 10, at Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, and sponsored by the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance and NextGen Marketing Group. Cost is free for ICCA partners, $15 for non-ICCA partners. To register, email jessica@culturalcorridor.org or call (319) 849-8278. Deadline is June 3.

TRAINING

A tractor rollover extrication training program will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at the Johnson County Extension Building, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City. Sponsored by Rural Health and Safety Clinic of Greater Johnson County, registration deadline is May 24. Contact Andy Winborn at andy@ruralhealthandsafety.org or (319) 936-5854.

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