CRST adds three new officers

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New employees

Stacey Jo Wisnousky (see photo) joined the Cedar Rapids office of Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors.

Mount Mercy University named Lisa Lafler (see photo) as assistant vice president for communications and marketing.

Jay Petersen (see photo) joined Skogman Realty in Marion as Realtor Cathy Hill’s assistant. Petersen is a licensed Realtor

Mobile TV provider Syncbak added Herb Skoog (see photo) to its staff as vice president, finance and operations. Skoog was previously with BIM/TitanTV. Cole Duke (see photo) also joined the company as broadcast services manager. Duke was formerly with Transamerica.

Michelle Kreutner (see photo) joined GreatAmerica Financial Services of Cedar Rapids as documentation specialist. Kreutner had been with GOA Inc.

Collins Community Credit Union announced that Scott Frost (see photo), formerly employed at American Trust & Savings Bank in Dubuque, joined as chief lending officer; and Todd Holverson (see photo), with more than 15 years experience, joined as commercial loan officer.

Brenda Hogan (see photo) is now manager of Center 4 Orthopedics at St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids.

Jerry Fleagle was named executive director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association. Fleagle, a native of West Branch, previously led the Iowa Grocery Industry Association.

Brian Crowe joined the Economic Alliance as interstate business attraction and retention specialist. Crowe has been a business development manager with the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

John Gallardo (see photo) joined CRST International as group president of asset light division. Paul Molnar (see photo) is now with CRST Expedited as director of safety. Matt Stiles (see photo) joined CRST Logistics as director of inside sales.

Kevin Boge (see photo) joined Farmers State Bank as vice president, commercial lending. He previously worked in the lending department at Community Savings Bank in Robins.


Timothy Kintner (see photo), formerly president and chief executive officer of Bankers Trust Co., will be promoted March 1 to executive vice president of consumer, private and regional banking markets. analyst and then commercial loan officer. This will expand his responsibilities to include operations in the greater Des Moines area; Ames; and Phoenix, Ariz. Also, Patrick Deignan (see photo), executive vice president and chief lending officer, will be promoted to fill Kintner’s position as president and CEO.

Richard Seely (see photo) was promoted to principal with OPN Architects. He has been an associate since 2005.

Emily Reddish (see photo) was named nurse manager for Hallmar at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Reddish has been Hallmar’s assistant nurse manager.

The city of Marion promoted Mike Carolan (see photo) to director of the Parks and Recreation Department. He recently served as interim director.

Mary White (see photo) was promoted to first vice president, branch manager with Hills Bank and Trust Co.’s Third Avenue and Third Street Cedar Rapids branch. White was previously assistant branch manager.

Bryan Brown (see photo) was promoted to director of CAD services with Modern Piping Inc. in Cedar Rapids. Brown has been with the company since 2009.

Deputy sheriff Pat Brady (see photo) of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office was promoted to the rank of sergeant and has been assigned as a supervisor in the Linn County Correctional Center.

Board Members

The East Central Chapter of the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa elected Joe Linn (see photo), St. Lukes Hospital’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, president; Nichole Plagge (see photo), Mercy Medical Center, vice president; Roger Norton, secretary; Carol Patterson, treasurer; and Emily Emonin, past president. New board members are Ashley Spain, NeuroRestorative Services; Annie Streng, REM Services; Barbara Chadwick, Linn County Public Health Department; Sarah and Joann Bender, Iowa City family members; and Jamee and Linda Weber, Cedar Rapids family members.

United Fire Group Inc. appointed John-Paul Besong of Rockwell Collins to its board of directors.


Mirela Taylor (see photo), a Realtor with Skogman Realty in Cedar Rapids, was awarded the Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists.


Farmers State Bank in Marion was recognized as a top lender in Iowa by the U.S. Small Business Administration for fiscal year 2012.


SCORE will hold a “How to Really Start Your Business” seminar 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 5, and continuing March 12 and 19, at the Kirkwood Training & Outreach Service Center, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. Cost is $59. Email or call (319) 431-4574.

The American Business Women’s Association’s Cedar Rapids charter chapter will present “The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team,” by Sheila Hildebrand, 5:45 to 8 p.m., March 6, at the Best Western Longbranch, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for guests. Reservations are due by noon Friday via email to

John Jantsch, marketing consultant, speaker, author and creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System, will headline a half-day program 8:30 a.m. to noon, April 9, at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. The event is hosted by the American Advertising Federation: Cedar Rapids-Iowa City and BizSAVVY. Cost is $65 for members, $79 for non members and $59 for students. Register at

Job Fair

An advanced manufacturing career expo will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, in the Conference Center at Northeast Iowa Community College’s Peosta campus. Community members who attend are eligible to win a scholarship for a free three-credit course at NICC or $500 toward an NICC Business and Community Solutions training program. Advance registration is required. Call (563) 556-5110, ext. 221, or visit


ImpactCR Siren Wednesday will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 6, at Whitestar Ale House, 305 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. The event is sponsored by the University of Iowa MBA Program for Professionals and Managers. No registration required.


In conjunction with new efforts to brand a seven-county region in Eastern Iowa as Iowa’s Creative Corridor, the economic development agencies representing Linn, Johnson, Cedar, Iowa, Washington, Jones and Benton Counties launched a redesigned website to provide information to interstate commerce companies seeking to expand or locate in the region. The website,, will serve as the primary source of information on available buildings and sites, infrastructure, work force and other resources for start-ups and emerging companies.

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