Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance adds three board members

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New hires

GreatAmerica Financial Services added Tyler McDermott (see photo) as a credit analyst.

Stamats Communications hired two additions to its Meetings Focus Division: Jessica-Leigh Arends (see photo), formerly with Clarion Inn, as program coordinator; Steve Maxfield (see photo), formerly with PFG Best in Cedar Falls, as brand marketing specialist.

Justin Parker (see photo) has joined U.S. Bank as a private client relationship manager in Iowa City.


Christina Kirchmann (see photo) was appointed procurement supervisor at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Kirchmann most recently was a cost-savings specialist with Mercy’s Materials Management Department.

MidWestOne Bank promoted Lia Lovelace (see photo) to second vice president and trust officer and Corey Phillips (see photo) to second vice president.

Stamats Communications has promoted Mark Keele (see photo) to principal designer in its ESG Division. He had been a senior designer.

Board members

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance announced the election of three new members to the board of directors: Deb Dunkhase (see photo), Iowa Children’s Museum; Lynn Koos (see photo), African American Museum of Iowa; and Lisa Schreihart (see photo), Prairie Voices Productions.


Sarah Coleman (see photo) of Martin Design in Marion received her architectural license in the state of Iowa.

SecurityCoverage, a security software developer in Cedar Rapids, was named an Approved Partner of the National Cable Television Cooperative.


CEC in Hiawatha was named to the 2012 Top 50 Systems Integrators list released by Systems Contractor News.

Linn County Conservation board member Tom Peffer (see photo) was awarded a Distinguished Board Member Award. During his five-year tenure, he held the offices of secretary, vice president and president.

Ryan Bosch (see photo), a financial professional with AXA Advisors-Cedar Rapids Bosch Financial Inc. branch office, was named one of the four Under 40 Award Winners by NAIFA-Iowa.

Knutson Construction in Iowa City has earned the ENR Midwest’s Best Projects Award of Merit for the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has been selected as a SIRVA Relocation Preferred Broker for 2013-2014.


SCORE will host “Tax Deductions for Small Business” from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the Marion Public Library. To register, contact Dianne Martin at (319) 431-4574 or

Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2013 annual conference, “Soil and Soul,” will be held Jan. 10 through 12 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, Iowa State University. Those who register by Jan. 2 will save $10 per day. Register online at or contact Patrick Burke at or (515) 232-5661. Special rates are available for students and PFI members.

Brand Driven Digital, the social media and digital marketing division of Westergaard Agency, will hold the Social Strategy Boot Camp Jan. 24 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Cost for the all-day event is $95 through Dec. 31, then changes to $115. Fusionfarm, part of Iowa SourceMedia Group, parent company of The Gazette, is a media sponsor. To register, visit

New locations

The Science Center gallery at Lindale Mall will move to the lower level of mall, where the current Science Center Education center is located. The locations will be consolidated for the near term.

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