Hills Bank announces recent staff promotions

Published: January 5 2014 | 7:00 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 1:38 am in


Hills Bank and Trust Co. has promoted Dale Farland (see photo) from trust officer to vice president, trust officer, in the North Liberty office. Also promoted were Heidi Hancock (see photo) from real estate loan originator to real estate loan officer in the Cedar Rapids office and Dave Hochstetler (see photo) from vice president, commercial banking, to senior vice president, commercial banking, in the Kalona office.

Design Engineers, Cedar Rapids, has promoted Justin Marxen (see photo), previously an associate and mechanical project engineer, to associate principal. Also promoted were Jonathan Gettler (see photo) and Eric Bruxvoort (see photo), both previously electrical project engineers, to associates.


Caroline Moniza (see photo) has joined Mercy Family Counseling as a child clinical psychologist. Previously, she was in private practice and was also a consulting psychologist for the Minnesota Early Autism Project.

Knutson Construction Services has hired three associates in its Iowa City offices. Kevin Knoll (see photo) and Richard Mills (see photo), both previously with Carl A. Nelson & Co., based in Burlington, were named general superintendent and superintendent respectively. Justin Holthaus (see photo), previously with InVision Architecture, based in Denver, Colo., was named project engineer.


Eric Weiler (see photo), Kirkwood Foundation, earned the Certified Fundraising Executive credential.

Linn County Jail Health Services Coordinator Dana L. Murray (see photo) has received the national designation of Certified Correctional Health Professional.


Delta Dental of Iowa has named Rowena Crosbie (see photo), president and founder of Tero International, to its board of directors through June 2016.

The Greater Cedar Rapids Area Home Builders Association elected Paul Brundell (see photo) of Allan Custom Homes as president for 2014. Other officers are Randy Dostal of Thomas Dostal Developers, first vice president; Benton Frey of First Construction, second vice president; Peter Jacobs (see photo) of CliftonLarsonAllen, treasurer, who was also honored as a Hall of Fame inductee; Justin Zimmerman of CliftonLarsonAllen, secretary; and Robert Riley of Windows by Pella, remodelers council chair.

Bradley & Riley PC named its 2014 Practice Groups leaders: Bradley G. Hart (see photo), Business Entities and Transactions; Maureen G. Kenney (see photo), Estate Planning and Probate; Donald G. Thompson (see photo), Construction; Timothy J. Hill (see photo), Litigation; Vernon P. Squires (see photo), Labor & Employment; William J. Neppl (see photo), Real Estate; and Dean A. Spina (see photo), Health Law.


ADF Engineering Inc., based in Dayton, Ohio, has expanded its operations to Cedar Rapids. The offices, located at 465 Northland Ave. NE, Suite 202, will be managed by Jeff Bartmess (see photo), a project manager/designer for ADF. Phone number is (319) 892-0546.


Marco Inc., a carrier services company with offices in Cedar Rapids and Decorah, has acquired Twin Cities-based TelePro Communications.


Robin Walenta (see photo), president and CEO of West Music Co., based in Coralville, will be honored at the 2014 Women’s International Music Network She Rocks Awards ceremony Jan. 24 in Anaheim, Calif.

The Iowa City Area Development Group was honored by the MidAmerica Economic Development Council with an Economic Development Award for FY 2012 Annual Report.


The Society for Technical Communication, Eastern Iowa Chapter, will host a webinar on “You Want It When? Content Strategy in an Impatient World” at noon Tuesday, Jan. 14. It will be presented by Sarah O’Keefe, president of Scriptorium Publishing. Cost is $5 for STC members and $10 for non-members plus Eventbrite fees. For more information and to register, visit http://stc-easterniowa.org/events/want-content-strategy-impatient-world.


Two Listening Sessions, sponsored by Johnson County Women, Land and Legacy, are planned for Feb. 6 at the Iowa State University Extension office, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd. SE, Iowa City. The sessions are scheduled for 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (2 p.m. registration) and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (6 p.m. registration), with a potluck from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. To preregister, call Wren Almitra at (319) 337-2322 (Ext 3) or visit online at www.jcswcd.org. Deadline is Jan. 31.

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