CRST International hired Lance Votroubek (see photo) as director of Operations After Hours and James Dockery-Jackson (see photo) as director of Inside Sales, Cedar Rapids.
Ian Kerns (see photo) and Jennifer Gage (see photo) joined Covenant Family Solutions, Cedar Rapids, as marriage and family therapists.
Catherine McAuley Center hired Malory Dreasler (see photo) as housing program coordinator, Chelsea De Larm (see photo) as support services coordinator and Tina Gossman (see photo) as volunteer coordinator.
Desiree Shaw (see photo) joined Physical Therapy Center, Cedar Rapids, as a physical therapist.
GreatAmerica Financial Services has hired Sasha Olinger (see photo), previously with the Anamosa Elementary School, as account support adviser.
Chad Brandmeyer (see photo), formerly with CliftonLarsonAllen, Cedar Rapids, joined McGladrey LLP as a tax director.
Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, added Eduardo Celis (see photo) to its medical staff at the Mercy Pulmonology Clinic.
UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, promoted Carmen Kinrade (see photo), previously director nursing operations, to vice president Nursing Excellence; Peg Bradke (see photo), formerly director of Heart Care Services, to vice president Post-Acute Care; and Joe Linn (see photo), previously director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, to vice president operations.
Cary Jordan (see photo), formerly a principal writer, has been promoted to editorial director at Stamats.
Myrna Loehrlein (see photo) was named president of the League of Women Voters of Linn County for 2013-2014. Other officers are Mary Ann Nelson, first vice president; Janet Boddicker-Rampulla, second vice president; Kathleen McNamara, secretary; Joanne M. Smith, treasurer; and Loisann Hoper, membership chairwoman. Members of the board of directors are Ann K. Bromley, Catherine Basile, Jean McMenimen, Tina Pace, Teel Salaun, Noreen Tonkin and Carol Wickey. Nominating Committee members are Nina Bappe, Judy McDowell and Maryann Stewart.
New members of the Catherine McAuley Center board of directors are Martha Barry (see photo), Sisters of Mercy associate; Rama Muzo, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Steve Ovel (see photo), Kirkwood Community College; and Cheryl Tabarella-Redd (see photo), Mount Mercy University. Appointed officers are Maureen Kenney, board president; Joan McVay, president-elect, and John Chaimov, secretary.
Iowa State Chapter PEO Sisterhood elected Glenda Dixon (see photo), Cedar Rapids, as president of its executive board.
The Cedar Rapids Sunrise Rotary board of directors for 2013-2014 are Clayton Cubbage, Ryan Companies, president; Theresa Mickelson, Stonefield Investments, past president; Phil Hershner, U.S. Bank, president elect; Rob Rolfes, RF Services, secretary; Karen Nemecek, Clifton Larson Allen, treasurer; Katie Goldberg, KJWW Engineering Consultants, Foundation chairwoman; George Kanz, Shive Hattery, Foundation spokesman; Roger Worm, OPN Architects, membership chairman; Larry Guthrie, AAA Iowa, service chairman; Dan Kuempel, Common Sense Advertising, program chairman; Tim Michels, Michels Family Dentistry, student chairman; Phil Wasta, Tall Grass Business Resources, interact chairman; Sondra Nelson, Linn-Mar Community School District, interact chairwoman; Adam Kaefring, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, New Generations chairman.
Ruhl Mortgage, with offices in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, is the name of the company formerly known as Shelter Mortgage and 1862 Mortgage. It is based in Moline, Ill.
Katherine Bell (see photo) and Andrea Nus (see photo) are now in private practice, offering Marriage and Family Therapy, at 3047 Center Point Rd. NE, Suite A, Cedar Rapids.
Nicole Keck (see photo), AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance Inc., Iowa City, received the 2013 National Outstanding CSR of the Year Award.
Tim Markham of Holy Cross was first runner up in the Iowa Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest the Iowa State Fair. Jordan Cannon of Central City was third runner-up.
Frank Hazen, owner of Cranky Hank’s pizzeria, Cedar Rapids, won the People’s Choice Best Pizza contest, sponsored by Performance Foodservice, Roma, Minn.
George H. Brunscheen (see photo), Northwestern Mutual, Cedar Rapids, qualified for membership in the Million-Dollar Roundtable and also earned the NAIFA Quality Award.
Inc. magazine ranked RuffaloCODY on its annual list of the 500/5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the eighth year. The Cedar Rapids-based company grew by 57% over the last three years and is ranked at No. 4,286. Inc. also ranked RuffaloCODY at No. 24 in the list of top 100 Iowa companies. Raining Rose Inc. also made the list for the sixth year, ranking No. 2,864, with a three-year sales growth of 120 percent.
Metro Wire and Cable, Iowa City, has been selected for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 200 Electrical Distributors in the United States for 2013.
The Iowa Finance Authority will host the statewide 2013 HousingIowa Conference, Wednesday through Friday, at the Marriott, 300 East Ninth St., Coralville. To register, go to www.IFAMeetings.com.
Economist Elliot Eisenberg will speak about the GDP and other topics 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, at the Hills Bank & Trust Community Room, 590 E Forever Green Road, North Liberty. The event will be sponsored by the Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association, Greater Cedar Rapids Area Home Builders Association and Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, and the cost will be $40. Register by calling (319) 351-5333 or email@example.com.
The first Eastern Iowa Partnership and Networking event will be 1 to 4 p.m., Sept. 12, at the Hotel Kirkwood, Cedar Rapids. The free event, open to Iowa small business manufacturers or manufacturing support companies, will help companies learn about the benefits of re-shoring and local sourcing, as well as teaming and partnering to increase opportunities in government sales. To register, contact Beth White at firstname.lastname@example.org.