people in business [Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA)]
(Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Colleen Walters has joined CHE Trinity Health and Mercy Medical Center as the regional mission leader for Iowa. In addition to serving as the regional mission leader responsible for coordinating mission-related activities among Mercy Medical Center-Clinton, Dubuque, North Iowa and Sioux City, she also will be the on-site mission leader for Clinton and Dubuque. She has a diverse background in health care, and most recently served as the chief operating officer of Medical Professional Resources in Ohio.
Vicki Dirksen has joined the board of directors for Project Concern, a nonprofit social service agency focused on helping homeless and low-income individuals and families become strong, independent and healthy members of the community.
The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors
announced that Joe Pins, of TRICOR Insurance, has been honored for dedication and leadership in the insurance industry. He was awarded a certificate of achievement, recognizing five consecutive years of active affiliation with the society.
Crescent Electric Supply Co. announced that Erich Lemke has joined the company as vice president, chief information officer. In this role, he will oversee all IT growth initiatives, implementations and infrastructures. He formerly resided in Ohio, where he was chief technology officer for an Internet marketing platform. His experience also spans e-commerce, open architecture and legacy systems.
The Community Bankers of Wisconsin named Richard "Rick" Busch, president, Royal Bank, in Gays Mills, as the 2013 Banker of the Year.
Brian Carroll, of Dubuque, was appointed as senior grand steward by Eric Rozeboom, grand master of Masons in Iowa. He was installed in the
office during Iowa Masonry's 169th Annual Meeting in Des Moines. He is a dual member of Mosaic Masonic Lodge No. 125 at Dubuque and Julien Masonic Lodge No. 551 at Farley. He will be traveling the state representing the Grand Lodge of Iowa and promoting the Grand Master's theme of "Growing Iowa Masonry."
Cartegraph Systems Inc. announced the following:
Ben Murray joined the company as chief financial officer, vice president of corporate services. He is a corporate finance executive and CPA with more than 15 years of experience in finance and operational management. A Dubuque native, Murray joins the company from a software company out of Tennessee where he was the executive vice president and CFO.
Chris McDonough joined the company as a software engineer in the tactical development group. He worked for the past eight years as a software engineer at a local company and also assisted with technical support.
Cody Sand was rehired as a software engineer III. He had two and a half years of prior tenure with the company. He brings with him more than five years of experience in his field.
Eric Peters joined the company as a product designer. He has been working as a graphic designer for a Switzerland-based manufacturer, in a satellite office near Chicago. He is a graduate of Wartburg College.
Greg Halverson joined the company as an implementation specialist. He has a professional background in economic development, working with communities to recruit and retain industry as well as grant administration. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in geography from the University of Northern Iowa as well as an associate's degree in Web programming and development from Hawkeye Community College.
Eric Martens joined the company as a product designer. He comes to the company from the marketing department at a local gaming organization. He graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College.
Jack Ansley joined the company as a GIS technician and is based out of Cartegraph's Monument, Colo., office. He has a background with the Army and the technology industry.
Justin Wilson joined the company as a GIS technician based out of Cartegraph's Monument, Colo., office. He is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Brian Coopman joined the company as a subject matter expert. He has worked in multiple areas of municipal government for the past nine years. Most recently, he worked in public works operations as a capital improvements projects manager.
Eric Bennethum joined the company as an information systems support technician. He previously worked for a company out of Brookfield, Wis., as a data engineer and most recently as a data operations assistant manager.
Brian Peterson was promoted to strategic development manager.
Dubuque Bank &Trust announced that Nick Patrum has been named portfolio manager. He formerly served as a credit analyst at Heartland Financial USA Inc.
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