Summer of the Arts adds officers, board members

First row: Denise Cambridge, Travis Cavanaugh, Casey Cooney, Susan J. Corrigan. Second row: Michael Givens, Brent Hawkins, David Jontz, Tiffini Kieler. Third row: Terrence Neuzil, Jon Rasmussen, Gabriela Rivera, Lisa Stephenson. Fourth row: James H. Trewin, Allison Slager, Deb Smilski, Jason Weeks
First row: Denise Cambridge, Travis Cavanaugh, Casey Cooney, Susan J. Corrigan. Second row: Michael Givens, Brent Hawkins, David Jontz, Tiffini Kieler. Third row: Terrence Neuzil, Jon Rasmussen, Gabriela Rivera, Lisa Stephenson. Fourth row: James H. Trewin, Allison Slager, Deb Smilski, Jason Weeks

New hires

Ben Langston will start in the animal health division as Pinnaclife’s Animal Health territory manager in Coralville.

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman in Cedar Rapids announced three new associate attorneys: Lisa Stephenson (see photo), Allison Slager (see photo) and Travis Cavanaugh (see photo). All three are members of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Linn County Bar Association.

MobileDemand named Jon Rasmussen (see photo) as senior director of product management.

David Jontz (see photo) joined Ohnward Bank & Trust as senior vice president and manager of Commercial Banking for the Cedar Rapids and Marion market. Jontz was formerly with Farmers State Bank in Marion.

Michael Givens (see photo) joined CRST International Inc. as director of infrastructure. Givens was previously with Pearson.

Stamats in Cedar Rapids hired Casey Cooney (see photo) as desktop support analyst and Denise Cambridge (see photo) as sales, marketing & content coordinator in the business media division.

Nidey Erdahl Tindal & Fisher hired Patricia J. Meier as an associate in the Cedar Rapids office. Previously Meier was a staff attorney at Iowa Legal Aid in Cedar Rapids.


Tiffini Kieler (see photo) was promoted to senior art director and design team leader at ME&V in Cedar Rapids. Kieler had been marketing designer for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Board members


Summer of the Arts elected a new slate of officers and welcomed five new members to the board of directors: Steve Parrott, University of Iowa, president; Diana Lundell, UI Health Care, vice president; Jason Weeks, McGladrey & Pullen, treasurer; Karin Franklin, secretary; and Dennis Green, KCCK, past president. Summer of the Arts also welcomed five new board members for this fiscal year: Jason Weeks (see photo), McGladrey & Pullen; Brent Hawkins (see photo),

MidWestOne Bank; Terrence Neuzil (see photo), Johnson County Board of Supervisors; Gabriela Rivera (see photo), University of Iowa; and Deb Smilski (see photo), ACT Inc.

St. Martin Land Co.’s board of directors elected James H. Trewin (see photo) as chairman of the board and named Susan J. Corrigan (see photo) as president and treasurer.


Social Brand Forum 2012 will be held Oct. 17 and 18 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Coralville. The event will run from noon to 7 p.m., Oct. 17, and 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Oct. 18. To register, go to

ISO internal auditor training will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Iowa Quality Center, KTOS Building, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. Cost is $850 for IQC members, $1,100 for non-members. Visit

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance will host “Getting Grants” 4 to 6 p.m., Oct. 23, in the University of Iowa Conference Center, Room 2520D, in Old Capitol Town Center, Iowa City. The program will be presented by Community Foundation of Johnson County and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Cost is free for ICCA partners and $15 for non partners. Reservations, due by Thursday, can be made via email to

Regional economic development partners in Iowa’s Creative Corridor will host a “Building Culture” workshop 1 to 5 p.m., Oct. 25, at South Slop Community Center, 980 N. Front St., North Liberty. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the event is free. Visit

John Pickerill, chairman of Fredrikson & Byron’s Advertising, Marketing & Trademark group in Minneapolis, Minn., will present “The Wild, Wild Web: Protect Yourself Before Getting Social,” hosted by the AAF: CR-IC at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 25, at Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Cost is $21 members, $35.50 non-members, $18 students and an additional $5 for walk-ins. Register by Oct. 22 at


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The Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will host author Peter Kageyama at its “For the Love of Cedar Rapids” workshop 8 a.m. to noon, Oct. 30, at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. A light breakfast will be served. Tickets are $20. Register at or by calling (319) 398-5009.

CEC in Hiawatha will host a business technology conference 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 30, at the Coralville Marriott. Registration for the event begins at 7 a.m. Visit


Cedar Rapids-based CRST International Inc. was ranked 211th on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. CRST’s inclusion on the list was due in part to its integration of Specialized Transportation Inc. following its acquisition by CRST.

Iowa City-based FxRedux Solutions received third place and a $10,000 prize in the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. The company provides preoperative planning services for articular fracture surgery utilizing 3D puzzle-solving software and complementary technologies, to help surgeons more precisely restore broken bones.

Simon Property Group Inc., owners of Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids, has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project with inclusion in its select Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the second consecutive year. SPG was also named a regional sector leader in retail by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark in its 2012 report.

St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids was been named one of the nation’s best when it comes to caring for women, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. The national publication named St. Luke’s to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs.

For the 2012-2013 school year, Iowa City was placed No. 4 in the ranking of the best college towns (populations under 250,000) in the country for college students, as well as the No. 4 overall college destination of all 227 MSAs assessed in the American Institute for Economic Research College Destinations Index.


The Veridian Credit Union branch in Coralville has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The branch’s location at 704 Second St. contributed to the certification, offering access to pedestrians, bicycles and public transportation lines.

New location

Second Ave Corner Pocket moved to 609 Second Ave., Cedar Rapids.


Integrity Integrated, a leadership development and executive coaching organization, opened a new office in Cedar Rapids in the Business Exchange Center at 305 Second Ave. SE.


iig will have a SKYPE meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, at Community Savings Bank in Robins. Steve Greenberg of Invention Hunters will speak on “How to Get Your Invention on TV.” For more information, visit


Dee VandeVenter, partner of ME&V, will speak at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Suncoast Chapter’s monthly meeting in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 16. VandeVenter will present “Fem-anthropy: Supersizing Your Major Gift Efforts.”



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