Hills Bank and Trust Co., Coralville, has promoted the following employees: Susan Moore (see photo) from financial reporting and risk management officer to vice president, Risk Management, in its Hills office; Dean Stockman (see photo) from vice president, Commercial Banking, to senior vice president, Commercial Banking, in its Coralville office; and Lori TeBockhorst (see photo) from first vice president, Real Estate Lender, to vice president, Real Estate Lender, in its Kalona office.
VenuWorks of Cedar Rapids has promoted David Soper (see photo) from operations manager to general manager of the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.
Terry Lockridge & Dunn announces the following promotions: Chad Stecher (see photo) from senior accountant to tax manager and Hayley Norton (see photo) from staff accountant to senior accountant, both in its Iowa City office; Ben Seyfer (see photo) from staff accountant to senior accountant and Paige Zieser (see photo) from administrative assistant to accounting specialist, both in its Cedar Rapids office.
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust announces the following promotions: Brad Curtin (see photo) from assistant vice president, controller, to vice president, controller; Sue Lowder (see photo) from assistant vice president, Commercial Real Estate, to vice president, Commercial Real Estate; Tiana McGuire (see photo) from retail supervisor to retail banking officer, retail supervisor; Amanda Opfer (see photo) from business service specialist to treasury management officer.
Samuel E. Jones (see photo) and Jason R. Sytsma (see photo) have joined the law firm of Shuttleworth & Ingersoll.
Mercy Medical Center has hired Alan Whitters (see photo) as medical director of behavioral services at Mercy Family Counseling, 1340 Blairs Ferry Rd., Hiawatha. He previously was with Associates for Behavioral Healthcare, Hiawatha.
Courtny Pacha (see photo) and Erin Duncan (see photo) have joined AW Welt Insurance as customer service agents in the financial services department.
Metro Wire and Cable-Iowa City hired Nathan Lovich as its sales consultant. He previously worked with Ensignal Wireless in the Aspen Valley, Colo., area.
Diversity Focus, Cedar Rapids, hired Gabe Erickson, previously with CBS 2/FOX 28 in Cedar Rapids, as its director of communications and media affairs. He can be reached at (319) 363-3707, Ext 201.
VenuWorks of Cedar Rapids has hired Robert Blevins (see photo) as skating program director at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. He was previously a youth hockey coach there.
Mary L. Brobst (see photo) has joined Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. She was previously with St. Clare Health Center, an affiliate of the SSM Health Care System that operates in Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma and Missouri.
Angie Schultz (see photo) has joined Adfinity Marketing Group as a copywriter.
Lottie Miller (see photo) of Millhiser Smith Agency has earned the Certified School Risk Manager designation.
Kyle Zimmerman, financial representative with Securian Advisors MidAmerica Inc. has earned the Certified Financial Planner designation.
Barry Frantz (see photo), a partner with Terry Lockridge & Dunn, has earned the Enrolled Agent designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
The Ecumenical Community Center board elected Peter Riley (see photo) as its president for 2014. Other officers are David Jiruska, vice president; James Kennedy, secretary; Conrad Baumler, treasurer; and Don Leonhart, past president.
Anne Duffy, professor and veterinary technician at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, was named immediate past president of The American Association of Veterinary State Boards for the 2013-2014 year. She previously was president.
Chad Keune, president and owner of Advantage Custom Builders Inc., was named 2014 president of the Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association. Other officers and directors are Tim Ruth, McCreedy-Ruth Construction, first vice president; Mike Manfull, Prime Ventures Construction, second vice president; Karyl Bohnsack, Latta Harris Hanon & Penningroth, secretary; Marty Tunning, McGladrey, treasurer; Randy Rempel, Rempel Construction & Cabinets, past president; Skyler Maxson, Maxson Masonry, Aaron McGlynn, Cabinetworks, Andy Martin, Martin Construction, Mike Bails, Lepic-Kroeger Realtors, and Art Floss, Freedom Security Bank, directors; Kim Miller, Light Expressions by Shaw, Women’s Council; and Tom Balmer, Plumbers Supply Co., Remodelers Council. Named to the State Executive Committee are Glenn Siders, Southgate Companies, legislative chair; Melissa Schooley, Great Western Bank, treasurer; and Rob Hajek, Home Repair Team, past president.
The American Institute of Architects-Iowa Chapter has elected Joseph Tursi (see photo) of OPN Architects Inc., Cedar Rapids, to its 2014 board of directors as president-elect. Also elected from the Corridor was John Phung, with Neumann Monson Architects, Iowa City, as directer.
Chris Honkomp has been named Bergan Paulsen’s managing partner in Cedar Rapids. Honkomp, who oversees the strategic direction for the firm, succeeds Dave Happel, who is retiring this year.
The Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has been awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.
The Iowa City Learning Network, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood,” will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the State Hygienic Lab, 2490 Cross Park Rd., Coralville. Sponsored by the Iowa Quality Center. For more information or to register, call (319) 398-7101 or go to www.iowaqc.org.
"GetSAVVY: Your Expert Directory,” a presentation on merging online and offline referrals by Theresa Bornbach, will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Business Exchange Center, 305 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Cost is $25. To register, go to www.bizsavvyleaders.com/register.
WORKSHOPS & FORUMS
An informational meeting on angel investing will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Cedar Ridge Vineyards in Swisher. To register, call the ICAD Group at (319) 354-3939 or go to http://tinyurl.com/mqo8t43.The newly formed Farmer Veteran Coalition of Iowa will host a free workshop for Iowa veterans who want to farm from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 22 in Bremer Hall, Room 165, at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. To register, go to http://iowafarmerveteran.org/workshops-for-veterans-in-agriculture.