Professional Women's Network names officers

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Martha May has been named senior vice president of human resources at Rockwell Collins. She had been with Bell Helicopter in Texas.

Steve Wilson (see photo) has joined ActionCOACH Heartland as a certified business coach for the Iowa and Nebraska territory.

Ryan Buresh (see photo), a certified public accountant, has joined ImOn Communications as senior manager, financial planning and operations.

Marilee Short (see photo) has joined GreatAmerica Financial Services as a funding specialist. She previously was with Pratt Audio Visual & Video Corp.

Tammy Urquhart (see photo) has been hired as service manager of Acumen. She has 17 years of experience in the health insurance industry.


Ron Nott of Cedar Rapids has been named claims director for Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. He was previously a claims manager.

Bryan Kohler (see photo) has been promoted to construction project manager and estimator at Acterra Group Inc. in Marion. He was formerly an account manager.

Chelsey McDill (see photo) was promoted to senior manager of Customer Care at ImOn Communications. She was previously customer care manager.


The Professional Women’s Network has named as board officers and directors Sue Snyder (see photo), Cedar Rapids Marriott, as president; Amber O’Connor (see photo), Options of Linn County, as immediate past chairwoman; Laura Kamienski (see photo), Ackley, Kopecky and Kingery, as secretary; Kelly Couchman (see photo), Hills Bank, as treasurer; Nette Nugent (see photo) as PWN administrative coordinator. Directors now are Marlo Higgins (see photo), Success Business Coach and Motivator; Nicole Hodge (see photo), US Bank; Pat Roland (see photo), Personal Assistant to You and My Everyday Image; Kathy Mobley (see photo), Quality Resource Group; and Nancy Shields, retired.


TrueNorth Wealth Management has named Dave Verhille (see photo), Russ Nieland (see photo), Charlie Weber (see photo) and Kevin Welu (see photo) as managing partners.


Three employees of Woodruff Construction LLC, based in Fort Dodge and with offices in Iowa City, bought into the company and became minority owners. Superintendents Tony Herring and Kevin Larsen and Human Resources Generalist Sara Orr now have a stake in the ownership of the company.


Liam Larkin (see photo), Shive-Hattery in Cedar Rapids, obtained his professional architecture license from the state of Iowa.


Three nurses at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids are among the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2013 who will be honored in Des Moines: Celeste Barkley (see photo), outreach coordinator for the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center; Lisa Ridge (see photo), nurse manager for the cardiac-stroke center; and Linda Weiler (see photo), clinical specialist orthopedics for the hospital’s Improvement and accreditation department.

Sandy Andreasen, PIP Printing and Marketing Services in Iowa City, has been recognized as a 2012 Platinum Level Top Performer.

Rick Zettler (see photo), president of Z-Comm in Cedar Rapids, has received the Distinguished Toastmaster Award from Downtowners Watts of Talk Toastmasters Club 684.

The Professional Women’s Network recently named Amber O’Connor (see photo), Options of Linn County and PWN past president, as Woman of the Year.

Rinderknecht Associates has been recognized at the state level for its achievements in workplace safety.

Dealernews has named McGrath Powersports to its 2013 Top 100 Dealers in the nation list as well as 2013 Dealer of the Year for the fifth time.

Pat McGrath Chevyland has been awarded the 2012 Dealer of the Year award from General Motors for the third consecutive year.

West Side Agency of Palo has been named to the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. President’s Club for 2013.

Honkamp Krueger & Co. PC, based in Dubuque with a branch in Cedar Rapids, has moved up in its rankings, from 88 to 83, for the Top 100 CPA firms in the U.S. The company also was recognized as the fastest growing Top 100 CPA firm in the Midwest by Accounting Today.

Fleck Sales Co. has been awarded the MillerCoors President’s Award for the fourth time.

The University of Iowa Community Credit Union’s Marketing Department has received an International Midas Award for its TV ad campaign featuring local Blues musician Kevin B.F. Burt.

Julie Perrine, founder of All Things Admin, presented a workshop on administrative procedures March 22-24 at the Executive Secretary LIVE event in London.


The Linn County Extension Office of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has moved to 383 Collins Rd. NE, Suite 201, Cedar Rapids. An open house will be held 4 to 6 p.m., Monday


A networking session on design thinking, Systems Thinking Learning Network, will be held 7:30 to 9 a.m., Wednesday at the Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 4401 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids. The event is sponsored by the Iowa Quality Center in Marion.

Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom fraud whistle-blower and 2002 Time Magazine Person of the Year, will present “Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century” at the Cedar Rapids Marriott on Tuesday, April 2. Cost is $35 at the door. The event is sponsored by the Heartland-Iowa Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, at (319) 560-7896.

The 2013 Voorhees Supply Chain Conference, sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Business and focusing on developing collaborative supply chains, will be held Friday, April 5, at Iowa State University’s Reiman Gardens in Ames. Registration deadline is April 1. Call (515) 294-6882 or email


“Process Data Tracking and Analysis Training,” sponsored by the Iowa Quality Center, will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, at Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. To register, call (319) 398-7101 or go to


The Cedar Rapids Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet 5:45 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at the Longbranch. Bill Walker Sr., regional vice president of LegalShield, will discuss identity theft. Reservation deadline is noon Friday and may be made by email to Cost is $15 for members before deadline, and $20 for members and guests afterward.

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