Dennis Carpenter (see photo), previously with Stamats Communications, was rehired by the company as director of marketing services with the commercial buildings group. Also hired were Andrea Castek (see photo) as production designer; Tom Davies (see photo) as account executive with the commercial buildings group; Samantha Nissen (see photo) as e-Media content editor for its Buildings magazine; and Erin Koeppen (see photo) as front-end web developer.
GreatAmerica Financial Services hired Mike Langfald (see photo) as vendor relationship manager. He previously was with Hy-Vee Food Stores.
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation hired Karin Frantz (see photo) as accounting assistant. She had been with St. Luke’s Hospital.
The Buchanan County Health Center board of trustees hired Steve Slessor (see photo), currently with UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo, as chief executive officer.
Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center named Beth Disselkoen (see photo) as financial assistant and Jenna Marzen (see photo) as marketing assistant.
McCord Research, Coralville, hired Kyle Hilsabeck as vice president of pharmaceutical affairs.
Bankers Trust promoted Sara Harrison (see photo), vice president-treasury services officer, to vice president-treasury services managing officer.
Paul Newman (see photo), previously architectural group leader in Shive-Hattery’s Iowa City office, joined the Cedar Rapids office as design team leader. David Dobson (see photo), education architect, was named architectural group leader; Monica Sargent (see photo), mechanical engineer, as engineering group leader; Russ Murphy (see photo), building envelope consultant, as building envelope group leader; and Wade Wamre (see photo), land surveyor, as survey group leader.
Brent and Kathy Rickertsen, Quill Insurance consultants, Cedar Rapids, completed certification to sell the new health insurance plans available on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.
Beck Equine & Chiropractic Services, a mobile veterinary clinic owned by Helen Beck, Solon, has opened. Call (319) 640-0921, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.equineandchiro.com.
The city of Iowa City’s Summer of the Arts named new board members Loyce Arthur (see photo), University of Iowa Theatre Arts Department; Mike Huber (see photo), Toyota-Scion, Iowa City; Dick Noble (see photo), University of Iowa Community Credit Union; and Brent Watkins (photo), Goodwill of the Heartland. Diana Lundell, University of Iowa Health Care, was elected president. Other officers are Mike Zaiger, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, vice president; Jason Weeks, McGladrey & Pullen, treasurer; Brent Hawkins, MidWestOne Bank, secretary; and Steve Parrott, University of Iowa, past president.
Mercy Iowa City presented Jeremy Ovington (see photo) of Cedar Rapids, a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, with the Legacy Award for Outstanding Nursing Care, and Kathy Pearson (see photo), an operating room assistant in surgery, with the Dr. George S. Anderson Friend of Nursing Award. Also, fall nursing education scholarship recipients recognized were Brent Strabala, Erusha Family Nursing Education Scholarship; Lisa Simon, Sister Mary Josephus Scholarship; Emily Hansen and Danyl Lown, Margaret G. Fox Scholarships; Stephanie Atkinson, Janey O’Brien Strub Scholarship; and Kim Cusic, Bill Cory Scholarship.
Damon D. Walker (see photo), Premier Investments of Iowa, received its Premier Pinnacle Award.
Systems Unlimited, Iowa City, presented Jude West (see photo) with the Lifetime of Service Award.
“The Gender Gap,” on female leadership in Iowa, will be the topic for a Power Breakfast Series 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Nov. 6, at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Panelists will include Lydia Brown, president and CEO of Ascent and founding partner of Skywalk Group; Katie Mulholland, superintendent, Linn-Mar Community School District; Diane Ramsey, executive director, IWLC; Debra Schwinn, University of Iowa College of Medicine dean; and Dee Vandeventer, a founder and partner with ME&V. To register, visit www.corridorbusiness.com or call Kristin Reynolds at (319) 887-2251, ext. 314, by Oct. 30.
The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Employers’ Council of Iowa are hosting a seminar on unemployment insurance 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Cedar Rapids. To register, contact Susan Ellenberger at Susan.Ellenberger@iwd.iowa.gov or call (319) 365-9474, ext. 31119.
“Connecting in the Corridor Student and Employer Networking Reception,” will be held 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the atrium of the Kirkwood Center, Cedar Rapids. Free registration is open through Oct. 29. Company representatives can RSVP online at www.bit.ly/corridorrsvp. The event is sponsored by the Iowa City Area Development Group and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.