Mount Mercy University promotes two, hires two

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Skywalk Group hired Carla Werning (see photo) as business development manager. She previously worked with McGladrey.

GreatAmerica Financial Services hired Hannah Erb (see photo) as account manager and Beth Launius (see photo) as credit analyst.

Kyle Austen (see photo) is now with Insurance Associates of Iowa City as an agent.

Mount Mercy University hired Blake Mikesell (see photo), previously with the State Public Defender’s office, as director of public safety. Also, Sara Baughman (see photo), formerly with RuffaloCODY, was hired as assistant director for communications and marketing.

Ryan Shenefelt (see photo) has started with de Novo Alternative Marketing as a digital strategist.

Goodwill of the Heartland hired Dawn Turano (see photo) of Anamosa as its business development specialist. Also, Steve Darrow (see photo) of Cedar Rapids was hired as manager of the Marion Goodwill store.

Tallgrass Business Resources, Cedar Rapids, hired Carol Montag (see photo), previously with Yellowbook and Stamats Business Media, as furniture account manager.

Jon M. McCright (see photo) has joined Lynch Dallas Attorneys at Law in Cedar Rapids as a shareholder.


Shive-Hattery named Iowa City architect Mark Seabold (see photo) as its commercial sector leader.

Mount Mercy University promoted Clinton Dietrich (see photo), previously assistant director of institutional events, to director of events, and Erin Harville (see photo), formerly institutional events assistant, to assistant director of institutional events.


Scott Pantel (see photo), Merit Construction Co. vice president of marketing, was named president of the Johnson County I-Club beginning this month.


Swisher-based Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center elected its board of directors: Chris Jensen (see photo), Schneider Electric; Colleen Jensen (see photo), Amana Family Practice Clinic; Karla Laubenthal (see photo), University of Iowa; Jim McNutt (see photo), McNutt Equine Veterinary; Joyce Snyder (see photo), Miracles in Motion; Ruth Paarmann (see photo), Paarlance Creative Writing; Becky Tranter (see photo), retired from Rockwell Collins; Laura Westemeyer, Children’s Center for Therapy.


Dawn Ainger of Genova Technologies was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Upper Midwest by Ernst & Young. Ainger is among Upper Midwest winners who will compete at the national level.

Johanna Rundlett (see photo), AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance Inc., was recognized with the Individual Sales 2012 Top Producer Award by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa.

Paul P. Morf, a lawyer with Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman, received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award.

MercyCare Community Physicians’ family practice clinics, Cedar Rapids, received a three-year Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

United Way of East Central Iowa recognized its volunteers. Marc and Cathy Gullickson, 2012 campaign chairs, received the John B. Northcott Award; Joe Schimberg, Schimberg Co., the Community Philanthropist Award; and United Fire Group and its employees, the Spirit Award.


Wyffels Hybrids’s “Corn Strategies 2013” will be Wednesday, July 10, at Willimack Farms, 1418 108th Ave., Oxford Junction. Sign up and trade show begins at 7:30 a.m. To register, call (800) 369-7833 or go to

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