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[January 09, 2014]

biz people [Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA)]

(Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) american trust PROMOTIONS Darin P. Fischer to executive vice president-director of the Commercial Banking Group. He will develop commercial banking strategies for product and services solutions and manage the commercial banking line of business. He has more than 20 years of banking experience with focused expertise in credit, commercial banking and business development.


Robert I. "Bob" Peacock to executive vice president-director of compliance and risk management. In his new position he also will serve as director of community affairs. He joined the bank in 1986 and during his tenure he has managed the retail banking division, served as senior vice president of business development and/ government relations and chaired the bank's compliance committee.

APPOINTMENT Justin Carley to first vice president-portfolio manager in the bank's Wealth Management Group. He will be responsible for managing client portfolios, participating in the management of American Trust's common/collective funds, and providing research and recommendations with an emphasis on fixed income and related asset classes. He formerly was senior investment analyst with FBL Financial Group in West De Moines, Iowa.

hartig drug PROMOTIONS Jennifer Hayes to client services executive of MedOne Healthcare Systems. She started with MedOne Healthcare Systems in 2012 and will be responsible for the co-development of long-term account strategy and supervising the operations of the client service representatives and member services representatives.

Aaron Viertel to president of MedOne Healthcare Systems, a subsidiary of the Hartig Drug Co. He began working for MedOne in January 2008 as its director of sales.

hk payroll services NEW HIRE Spencer Kirschbaum has joined as technical support staff in the payroll department. He earned his associate degree in IT network communications from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore, Wis.

APPOINTMENT Tiffeny Bruggeman, previously customer service representative III, has accepted a position as payroll services training coordinator. She has been with the firm since 2008.

ACHIEVEMENT Michael P. Moes, previously payroll manager, is now a partner at HK Payroll Services Inc. A graduate of the University of Iowa, he has almost 30 years of experience in the finance and workforce management fields, and is a member of the Independent Payroll Provider Association. He has been with the HK companies since 2001.

tricor NEW HIRE Steve Kapparos has joined the group benefits producer in the Lancaster, Wis., location. For the last three years he has worked for Cottingham & Butler as a sales executive developing sales in the group benefits area.

ACHIEVEMENT Jill Conrad, commercial account executive, has successfully completed the educational program requirements of the Society of Certified Insurance Service Representatives. To earn this designation, she attended five courses covering all phases of the insurance business and passed five examinations.

medical associates NEW HIRES Rebecca Watts, M.D., has joined the Acute Care Department. She graduated with her medical degree from the University of Iowa and completed her residency at Bethesda Family Practice, St. Paul, Minn. She spent 10 years as an urgent care physician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is board certified in family medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Diane Rambousek has joined the Acute Care Department. She graduated with a masters of science degree in nursing degree from Clarke University and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. She formerly worked as a registered nurse in the cardiology department for 13 years.

honkamp krueger NEW HIRES Taylor Lewis has joined as help desk support in the IT department. He earned a bachelor of art in computer science along with a minor in business administration from the University of Dubuque.

ACHIEVEMENTS Michael P. Welbes general services and accounting partner, has passed the Series 65 test and is a licensed investment adviser representative. He has more than 15 years of tax, accounting, business valuation and management advisory experience in a variety of industries. He leads the firm's employment tax credit department and valuation advisory service department.

Katie J. Thomas has passed the Series 7 test, qualifying her to process trades with all types of corporate securities. She also has passed the Series 63 test, a securities license entitling her to solicit orders for any type of security in a particular state. She specializes in corporate, partnership and individual tax planning and preparation, financial planning, financial statement preparation, general business consulting and management services, and strategic planning.

Keith J. Habel, CPA, is a partner. He joined Honkamp Krueger in 2002 in the audit department, developed the firm's state and local tax department in 2007, and became SALT manager in 2012. He specializes in consulting with businesses on state and local tax issues by helping them find potential refunds, minimizing exposure to sales tax audits and representing clients during tax examinations.

mercy medical center-dubuque APPOINTMENTS Jackie Bierman acceptto clinical director of rehabilitation and skilled services. She was previously the clinical nurse specialist serving the medical unit, surgical services, rehab/skilled, float pool services and Mercy-Dyersville. She obtained a BSN from St. John's College of Nursing and an MSN from Clarke University.

university of dubuque APPOINTMENTS Dr. Roseanne Wolf to the Hazel Rothlisberger Chair in Mathematics, which acknowledges the significance of the study of mathematics and the development of competencies across a range of aspects in this field which is a keystone of excellence across various disciplines. Wolf is in her second year at the University of Dubuque. Wolf also serves as an instructor in the UD for KIDS summer program.

Dr. Adam Hoffman to the Dorothy Taylor Chair in Chemistry. The Dorothy Taylor Chair in Chemistry recognizes the importance of chemistry in the undergraduate learning experience and promotes the vibrant and rigorous study of chemistry. Hoffman has served the University of Dubuque for more than five years. In addition to teaching campus courses in both chemistry and environmental science, he has led Environmental Field Study Courses on Sustainability in Sweden and the Boundary Waters and Sylvania Wilderness.

Dubuque chorale APPOINTMENTS Peg Jones to operations coordinator of the Chorale. The operations coordinator is responsible for coordinating the work of the board, committees, and volunteers, as well as securing additional funding sources for future projects.

7g distributing 7G Distributing LLC, the Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler of Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Clinton, Iowa: APPOINTMENTS Mason Lee as vice president of operations. He was previously with Archstone Consulting of Chicago as manger of supply chain and procurement practices.

Michele Raymer as marketing manager. She is a spring graduate of the University of Iowa.

colts youth organization APPOINTMENTS Jeff MacFarlane is the new executive director. MacFarlane has been with the Colts Youth Organization since 2005, serving as controller and designer.

friedman group ACHIEVEMENTS Terry Friedman, CEO of the Friedman Group, attended the annual Mid-America Insurance Conference. He is a member of the Mid-America Insurance Conference Board of Directors, and has served as chair of the conference. The conference serves as a forum for discussing property and casualty insurance issues.

MIDWEST MEDICAL CENTER ACHIEVEMENTS Tracy Bauer, president and CEO, was elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network at its annual member meeting. She will support the organization and its mission to strengthen and provide assistance and resources to its 52 member hospitals. She has served as president and CEO since 2011.

bard materials ACHIEVEMENTS Dale Mescher, area manager, and Eric Glendenning, Delta Q quality assurance manager, passed the Levels 1-4 Concrete Durabilty Courses and Tests offered by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Level 4 is the highest level of technical certification in the industry.

federal reserve bank ACHIEVEMENTS Abram Tubbs, the chairman and CEO of Ohnward Bank and Trust, has joined the nine-member board in Chicago. Ohnward is headquartered in Cascade, Iowa. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve banks that help make up the nation's central bank, the release states. Chicago's district includes northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and all of Iowa.

mercy family pharmacy ACHIEVEMENT Christopher Parker has been awarded the designation of board- certified ambulatory care pharmacist. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy where he received his doctor of pharmacy degree in 2006. He has been a staff pharmacist at Mercy Family Pharmacy in Cascade since 2006.

Prudential financial NEW HIRES Stacie Henry and Tandra Bell-Louis to relationship managers.

Barbara Kass to relationship manager.

Sevad Sabanagic to relationship manager. He will be working in the emerging accounts segment, working with plan administrators and financial advisers on plan design and service.

Adam Heinrichs and Angela Boots to customer service specialist.

Emily Hepker, Elizabeth Small, Ashley Clapham and Ashley Harder to senior customer service associate.

Amy Smith-Mann to customer service associate, level 3.

Jennifer Farrey, Joshua Anton and Anne Everett to customer service associate, level 2.

Kate Knepper to director of business initiatives. She will lead the development and strategic direction of the business initiatives team. This role will focus on process, project, training and quality for defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans across the new business and implementation spectrum.

Tammy Bakey and Tara Eichhorn to data team lead.

Dan Steffen to manager, client transition. He will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a team of implementation managers and implementation coordinators within retirement new business and implementation.

Randy Naumann to data specialist, client transition.

Luke Anderson to customer service associate, level 3.

Platinum supplemental insurance NEW HIRES Jeff Cate to project manager in the IT department. He has more than 10 years experience in project management and has worked with information technology companies in past jobs.

Jessica Rolwes tostrategic communications specialist-external. She has more than five years of experience in communications, marketing and public relations, most recently working in nonprofit and school communications.

PROMOTIONS Bill Black to director of information systems in the IT Department. He is responsible for managing the IT information structure in the office and at Platinum's disaster recovery sites. He joined the company in March as manager of IT, systems, support and quality assurance. He has worked in IT systems management for 15 years.

Brandi Davis to sales team leader.

Gregory Gahm to sales assistant team leader.

Bill Reynolds to sales team leader.

o'connor & Thomas ACHIEVEMENT Jody Burns was elected to the Iowa Association of Legal Assistants Paralegals Board of Directors for Region 1.

Tour Dubuque APPOINTMENT Katie Bahl to vice president of operations. Bahl supervises the strategic plans, budget, integrated marketing, promotion and sales for the company. She formerly worked as the manager of alumni relations events at Clarke University.

Jessica Reimer to program coordinator. She will develop, promote and schedule tours. She also will help launch the Trogga fitness program. She graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

mcGladrey McGladrey LLP, announced the following at the Dubuque location: NEW HIRES Michael Rubel, associate, assurance services.

Jason Hoffman, client service representative, technology services, consulting services.

Karl Roth, associate, technology services.

Benjamin Cottrell, client service representative, technology services.

Sean Goff, associate, technology services.

Daniel Holz, client service representative, technology services.

Colten Anderson, client service representative, technology services.

Freddy Frick, associate, technology services.

Karla Francis, associate, tax services.

Kaley Bockhop, associate, tax services.

march of dimes The 2014 board of directors: Sue Moran, director of sales and marketing, Grand River Center/ Grand Harbor; Curtis Page, physician, Dubuque OB/GYN; Nicole Pfeiffer, sales executive, Cottingham & Butler; Karen Scott, physician, Medical Associates Clinic, P.C.; Chad Wolbers, chief operating Officer, UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital; Adam Moore, PDP quality engineer, John Deere; Sonja Boles, director of imaging services, Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque; Pete Soraparu, senior executive vice president, American Trust and Savings.

association for justice president Attorney Chris Stombaugh has been elected as president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice for 2014. Stombaugh, of The Keenan Law Firm in Platteville, Wis., was chosen to lead the association at the group's winter meeting in Milwaukee. A member of the association's board of directors since 1997, Stombaugh also is a member of the Iowa Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.

american trust APPOINTMENT Justin Carley to first vice president-portfolio manager in the bank's Wealth Management Group. He will be responsible for managing client portfolios, participating in the management of American Trust's common/collective funds, and providing research and recommendations with an emphasis on fixed income and related asset classes. He formerly was senior investment analyst with FBL Financial Group in West De Moines, Iowa.

DUPACO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION NEW HIRES Kandice Kerr to full-time business loan processor in Dupaco's business services department. She is located at the Hillcrest Road branch. She previously worked at Prudential Financial for four years.

PROMOTIONS Jill Rothenberger to vice president, consumer lending, where she manages the day-to-day operations of the loan department. She has 10 years experience in lending and will continue to work out of Hillcrest Road branch.

Angie Schultz to consumer loan processing supervisor. Schultz spent seven years in consumer loans, most recently as senior consumer loan processor. Schultz is located at the Hillcrest Road branch.

Georgia Slade, assistant vice president, consumer lending, also will serve as a loan trainer. Slade has 21 years of lending experience. She will be based at the Hillcrest Road branch.

kUNKel & Associates NEW HIRES Michael Spalla to associate account executive in the transportation division. He has more than seven years of sales and management experience and is a graduate from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa.

Larry Steffen to account executive. He has more than 30 years of experience in the sales industry and has held positions as executive sales director and director of national sales.

Lyndsey Haxmeier to health care services administrator. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, and holds a certification with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

ACHIEVEMENTS Thomas Aronson passed the Iowa Property & Casualty Insurance Exam. He has been safety consultant since May 2013.

Kim Budde was named the recipient of the Tim Kunkel Character Award for 2013. This award recognizes exemplified professionalism, leadership, compassion, hard work, and sense of humor. The award is presented to a Kunkel & Associates employee who portrays closely to Tim's character.

PROMOTIONS Ashley Jess to account administrator. She joined in November 2011 and held the position of P&C coordinator.

Erin Sieverding to benefit services representative. She joined in June 2011 and held the position of account administrator.

Andi Roeder to chief financial officer. She joined in December 2012, and held the position of controller. She will manage financial, accounting, reporting and information technology operations. In addition, she will assist in managing the strategic growth and vision of the organization.

blair & FItzsimmons NEW HIRES Sandra Trevino as associate attorney. She received her bachelor of arts from the University of Iowa and graduated from the Drake University School of Law. She will be engaged in the general practice of law. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Dubuque County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Dubuque.

Taryne Purcell as associate attorney. She received her bachelor of arts from Clarke University and graduated from William Mitchell College of Law. She will be engaged in the general practice of law. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Dubuque County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Dubuque.

girls scouts of eastern iowa The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Dubuque APPOINTMENT Jayme Ironside to development manager. Ironside was a senior membership outreach manager. She formerly was the aquatic director for the Dubuque Community Y and the Scott County YMCA in Davenport, Iowa.

Apple canyon lake association Apple Canyon Lake Property Owners Association, Apple River, Ill.

APPOINTMENT Timothy Ridder to operations director. He will manage the organization's staff and facilities. He received his master's degree in public administration from the University of West Florida.

report review committee ACHIEVEMENT Patrick C. McCarthy, CPA and principal in O'Connor Brooks & Co. P.C. has been elected as Chair of the Illinois CPA Society Report Review Committee. The committee performs oversight and peer review functions of approximately 250 audits of local governments in Illinois annually.

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