Honkamp Krueger & Co.
PROMOTED: Rosanne Lahr to accounting supervisor. She has been with the firm since 2008.
HIRED: Rachel Lemon as an administrative assistant.
Heartland Financial USA
HIRED: Matt Camden as chief information security officer.
PROMOTED: Andrew Ehrlich to customer data consultant.
PROMOTED: Adam Killion to customer compass project director.
HIRED: Brandi Herrald as a loan QC analyst II.
HIRED: Sara Quinn as deposit application coordinator.
HIRED: Ashton Katusak as a credit analyst assistant.
HIRED: Shelby Lynch as a customer care center representative.
HIRED: Meiying Lu as a item processing clerk II.
HIRED: Halea Griffin as a customer care center representative.
HIRED: Anne Staley as a customer care center representative.
HIRED: Dominique Stapleton as a customer care center representative.
PROMOTED: Samantha Cook to retail branch operations administrator.
Eagle Point Solar
HIRED: Andy Anton as solar energy consultant. He has more than 20 years of sales experience with solar and technology.
HIRED: Mandy Schueller as assistant controller. She has more than 10 years accounting experience. Previously, she was a financial analyst at Mercy Medical Center and a Senior Accountant at East Dubuque Savings Bank.
HIRED: Steve Kelly as energy analyst.
HIRED: Ashley Wojtalewicz as solar projection analyst.
HIRED: Kimberly Glaser as community services assistant. Her responsibilities include technical and advisory work in the administration of federal and state grant programs by working with city and county governments, community partners, property owners, contractors, clients, non-profits and the general public. She was previously employed in the Housing Department at the City of Dubuque.
HIRED: Kelli Theisen, OD, for the ophthalmology department. Theisen previously worked for the Illinois College of Optometry.
HIRED: Amy Grobstick for the neurology department. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner.
Achievement: Charley Cook, of Kendall Hunt Publishing, has mentored a youth for 10 years.
Achievement: Morgan Doty, of social services, has mentored a youth for five years.
Achievement: Sharon Daly, of Carnegie-Stout Public Library, has mentored a youth for five years.
Crescent Electric Supply
APPOINTED: John Hammer as vice president of marketing. Hammer will be responsible for traditional marketing activities combined with vendor management and product category strategies. He has experiences in both manufacturing with Dupont, Dow Chemical, Owens Corning and Univar.
Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA
PROMOTED: Chelsey Dzaboff to school age child care coordinator. She has been with the Y since 2013 working with the Before-and-After School Care.
HK Financial Services
PROMOTED: Michele Smith to trade specialist. She has been with the firm since 2016.
PROMOTED: Lindsay McElmeel to general manager, supply management.
PROMOTED: Jordan Fullan to vice president of human resources.
HIRED: Jay Agnew as operations manager, warehousing and distribution.
Cottingham & Butler
HIRED: Amy Tranel as account administrator.
HIRED: Bailey Bolsinger as mail prep associate.
HIRED: Brad Kane as business analyst.
HIRED: Brenden Pattee as IT business analyst/project manager.
HIRED: Chase Bushaw as sales executive.
HIRED: Clint Michels as IT support analyst II.
HIRED: Cody Kramschuster as associate consultant.
HIRED: Justine Kalmes as account administrator.
HIRED: Kevin Hannan as casualty claims representative.
HIRED: Mara Campbell as casualty claims assistant.
HIRED: Michelle Roling as property claims representative.
HIRED: Tanya Heister as client service representative.
HIRED: Tim Blocklinger as account administrator.
Steeple Square Officers
ACHIEVEMENTS: President, John Schmidt, CFO, A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co.; vice president, Steve Fisher, publisher, TH Media; secretary, Bret Tuley, senior vice president of operations and finance, Dubuque Bank & Trust; treasurer, Judy Wolf, retired, John Deere; immediate past president, Jack McCullough, president, McCullough Creative.; new board member, Chris Kolle, human resources manager, Diamond Jo Casino.
The Friedman Group
ACHIEVEMENTS: Board of directors: James Rang, vice president, assistant treasurer; Jay Lukens, vice president, employee benefits; Merlin Santjer, director; and Brenda Green, director.
ACHIEVEMENT: James Rang, vice president in the employee benefits department, was recognized by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa with the 2018 Promise Award in the Small Group segment. The award recognizes agents for their commitment to excellence. This is his second time winning this annual award.
Women’s Leadership Network Board
ACHIEVEMENTS: President: Stacey Hines, Dubuque Bank and Trust; president-elect: Kelly Wenzelman, Cottingham & Butler Inc.; past-president: Jennifer Mond, Platinum Supplemental Insurance; secretary: Jill Gogel, Dupaco Community Credit Union; treasurer: Stephanie Meyers, Giese Companies; communications: Christina Moore, Platinum Supplemental Insurance; membership: Diana Miller, Kunkel & Associates Inc.; programming: Julie Kronlage, Travel Dubuque; special events: Miranda Heiar, HealthCheck360; member-at-large: Erin Sieverding, Kunkel & Associates Inc.; connections: Justine Bemis, American Trust & Savings Bank.
Dubuque Bank & Trust
HIRED: Jennifer Farrey as a retirement plan services administrator.
HIRED: Jeff Reichert as a retirement plan services conversion coordinator.
HIRED: Judy Bitter as an insurance agent.
PROMOTED: Michael Clasen to commercial banker I.
PROMOTED: Nicole Mensen to insurance agent.
PROMOTED: Holly VanDerZyl to senior insurance agent.
PROMOTED: Anita Adams to licensed wealth adviser.
Bodine Electric Co.
HIRED: Echo Morgan as a buyer.
HIRED: Tyler Baethke as help desk coordinator.
HIRED: Clarence Hoftender for the structural department.
HIRED: Kim Dunivan for the assembly department.
HIRED: Leo Putz for the gear department.
HIRED: Ryan Pauly for the structural department.
HIRED: Samantha Hoftender for the shaft department.
HIRED: Tonia Smith for the structural department.
HIRED: Mark Hollenback for the gear department.
PROMOTED: Hunter Wallace to CNC setup and operator.
PROMOTED: Shayne Reinhardt to CNC setup and operator.
PROMOTED: Judy Hurley to CNC setup and operator.
PROMOTED: Ed Pollock to technical employee.
The Metrix Co.
PROMOTED: Mike Regan to operations manager. He has been with the company for two years.
PROMOTED: Tim Tipple to quality assurance manager. He has been with the company for 12 years.
HIRED: Shawn Edwards as quality assurance engineer. He previously was employed by Rockwell Collins.
HIRED: Nicole Nielsen as a product engineer.
Strategic Financial Solutions
HIRED: Erick Kephart as a corporate enterprise adviser. He has 10 years experience. Kephart was recently with American Trust Retirement.
Dubuque Area Heart Walk Leadership
ACHIEVEMENTS: Officers: 2019 Heart Walk co-chairs: Erin Sieverding, senior benefits manager Kunkel & Associates Inc.; Rob Sieverding, head men’s basketball coach University of Dubuque; Lennie Theilen, Paulson Electric; Kathy Thielen; and Leading with Heart chair, Scott Leibfried, president StackStone Wealth, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.
Executive team members: Scott Dalsing, 2018 Heart Walk chair, vice president — commercial lending Premier Bank; Jason Knockel, chief executive officer Kunkel & Associates Inc.; Sarah Hasken, executive director network and business relations UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital; Jill Busch, second vice president marketing American Trust & Savings Bank; Theresa Leisen, advertising sales executive Telegraph Herald; Brian Ormord, retirement consultant Premier Investment Services; and Zach Keeling, chief operating officer Medical Associates Clinic & Health Plans.
Goldman Sachs Program
ACHIEVEMENTS: Luke Hoffmann, of Higley Industries, and Tom Rauen, of Envision, are among 37 Iowa entrepreneurs taking part in the “10,000 Small Businesses” program through Goldman Sachs, an investment bank and financial services company. The program aims to help entrepreneurs create growth, jobs and economic opportunity across the country. The class lasts for three months and includes a variety of in-classroom and online learning. Iowa’s 15 community colleges are serving as partners in the program.
Dubuque Homebuilders and Associates Board of Directors
ACHIEVEMENTS: Officers: President Gerb Smith, of Smith Home Gallery & Cabinet Works; vice president Joel Mozena, of Mozena Construction; treasurer John Cook, of Spahn & Rose Lumber; secretary Rick Barton, of Barton Construction & Painting; social director Mark Gudenkauf, of Mark Gudenkauf Construction.
Board members: Joe Schmitt, of Cedar Ridge Construction; Ron Sterr, of Dubuque Bank & Trust Bank; Brian Bowles, of Builders FirstSource; Phil Brennan, retired from Dubuque Bank & Trust; executive director, Julie Kinsella.
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
PROMOTED: Melissa Daykin-Cassill to inside learning technology rep.
PROMOTED: Natalie Kremer to manager, marketing automation.
PROMOTED: Braden Waddick to manager, CRM systems and data quality.
PROMOTED: Naomi Weidman to senior manager, sales support and telequalifying.
HIRED: Michael Wissing as a user access administrator.
Exit Realty Dubuque
ACHIEVEMENT: Steve Davis was awarded the Seller Representative Specialist designation. The designation is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute and is an official credential of the National Association of Realtors.
ACHIEVEMENT: Shannon Lundgren, Iowa Legislature, joined the board of directors.
Dupaco Community Credit Union
APPOINTED: Kristin Boeck as a member experience trainer I at the Pennsylvania Avenue location in Dubuque.
APPOINTED: Nacole Carlyle as mortgage servicing specialist at the Pennsylvania Avenue location.
APPOINTED: Mara Coomes as service representative II at the South Locust Street location in Dubuque.
APPOINTED: Dan Dimitroff as member service representative at the Hillcrest Road location in Dubuque.
APPOINTED: Heather Johnson as senior card services representative at the Operations Center in Dubuque.
APPOINTED: Justine Leslein as help desk representative at the Pennsylvania Avenue location.
APPOINTED: Cindy Loso as member experience trainer I at the Hillcrest Road location.
HIRED: Kelsie Mason as an insurance agent at the Pennsylvania Avenue location.
APPOINTED: Katie Schueller as financial analyst supervisor at the Pennsylvania Avenue location.
APPOINTED: Crystal Simon as accounts payable representative at the Pennsylvania Avenue location.
HIRED: Caitlyn Tekippe as a member service representative at the Hillcrest Road location.
APPOINTED: Emily Valentine joined Dupaco as a contact center supervisor at the Operations Center in Dubuque.