Stamats Communications hired Jeffrey Rich (see photo), previously with Hamline University and St. Scholastica, as consulting manager in its educational services group.
Graphic designer Lea Sullivan (see photo) joined Henry Russell Bruce as an art director.
Farmers State Bank, Marion, hired Rick Weber (see photo), previously with Wells Fargo, as vice president for retail banking.
MindFire Communications hired Tony Nagy (see photo), formerly with Terrostar Interactive Media, as digital programmer arsonist.
MercyCare Community Physicians hired Wei Li (see photo), formerly with United Medical Associates in East Orange, N.J., as an internal medicine specialists at Internist Associates of Iowa.
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation hired Kaitlin Oswood (see photo) as development officer.
Cedar Rapids Smile Center started Kristyn Watson (see photo) as an associate dentist.
Okpara Rice (see photo) is now executive director at Tanager Place. He was with Starr Commonwealth in Coumbus, Ohio.
GreatAmerica Financial Services hired Matt Lacina (see photo), previously with Farner Bocken, as vendor relationship manager.
Frank N. Magid Associates, Marion, has hired Sue Clausen (see photo) and Marla Commons (see photo) as managing directors, and Julie Davis (see photo) as senior research analyst.
Dayton Freight Lines Inc., based in Dayton, Ohio, hired Kevin Worthy as account manager of its Cedar Rapids service center.
The Western Fraternal Life Association promoted Ann Day Freeman (see photo) to senior vice president and chief underwriter. She was previously vice president and chief underwriter.
Doug O’Reilly (see photo), predictive maintenance engineer for Advanced Technology Solutions, Fairfax, achieved certification as Level II by the Vibration Institute.
United Way of East Central Iowa named to its board of directors Pat Deignan (see photo), Bankers Trust; Jared Hanlin (see photo), GreatAmerica; Dennis Jordan (see photo), Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance; James Klein (see photo), Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust; Paula Land (see photo), Catherine McAuley Center; Linda Mattes (see photo), Alliant Energy; Brooke Willey (see photo), CRST International; and LaSheila Yates (see photo), city of Cedar Rapids.
Josh Rice (see photo) was named president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Cedar Rapids board of directors. Also named to the board were Mark Vanderzyl, president-elect; Joshua Katcher, immediate past president; Matt Brunson, membership; Jeff Kaiden, professional development; Elizabeth Rickels-Ster, secretary-treasurer; Marvin Stallman, national committee; Michael Rozum, health chairman; Ryan Brems, government relations; and Erin Worden, Vince Welsh, Ryan Bosch and Eric Kaestner as board members.
Doug Schleimer (see photo), general manager of Red Lobster in Cedar Rapids, received Darden Restaurants’s top honor in the Joe R. Lee Diamond Club Award.
Van Meter Inc. was named 2013 Overall Best of the Best Distributor by tED Magazine and will be featured in the publication’s August issue.
Erb’s Technology Solutions will hold its fourth-annual Tech Expo on 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Dee Snider, lead singer of Twister Sister, will give the keynote address at 5:15 p.m. Call (319) 364-5159.
The Society for Technical Communication Eastern Iowa chapter will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Brown Bottle in North Liberty. Jared Curtis, Contact Center Operations Communications manager at General Dynamics Information Technology in Coralville, will speak on “Using SharePoint Successfully with Collaborative Communication.” RSVP Ben Leu at (319) 321-8683 or email email@example.com by Sept. 6. More information is available at http://smgs.us/3j1c.