Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust hires four

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ImOn Communications hired Kim Sieck (see photo), previously with The Financial Group Inc., as customer care manager.

Geonetric has hired Erin Tiesman (see photo) as content strategist and Rob Schillinger as client advisor.

Phelan’s Interiors, Cedar Rapids, hired Leah LeDuc (see photo) as an interior designer.

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust has hired Randy Frescoln (see photo), previously with USDA Rural Development; Jack Gonder (see photo), previously with InterOcean Advisors, and David Stoltenberg (see photo), previously with Gee Asphalt Systems, as vice president of commercial banking. Also Sarah Halbrook Olson (see photo), previously an independent consultant, was hired as vice president of private banking.

Coe College hired Lois Mulbrook (see photo) as assistant vice president and controller. Mulbrook formerly was controller at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.

Metro Wire and Cable, Iowa City, hired Alysse Koch (see photo) as sales consultant. Koch formerly was with Cumulus Media and Centriq Training.

Acumen, an employee benefits firm in Cedar Rapids, has hired Jessica Stevens (see photo) as benefit advisor and Sarah Jorgensen (see photo) as account coordinator.


UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, promoted Robin Brown (see photo), previously cardiac care unit supervisor, to cardiac care unit manager. Also, Ashley Gutschmidt (see photo) was promoted from staff nurse to cardiac critical care unit supervisor.

Hills Bank and Trust, Coralville, promoted Jill Droll (see photo) from trust investment analyst to trust officer, audit and compliance, in its North Liberty office.

Coe College promoted Jane Chesshire (see photo) from assistant controller to assistant vice president and budget director.

U.S. Cellular, Cedar Rapids, has promoted Erryn Andersen (see photo) to director of sales in Iowa and Nebraska. Andersen formerly was director of sales in the company’s Northwest market. Don Cochran, based in Cedar Rapids, was promoted from director of sales in Iowa and Nebraska to director of sales for business development.


David Drewelow (see photo), head coach with ActionCOACH Heartland, has been certified as leadership trainer and coach with The John Maxwell Team.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa has named Damon Hines (see photo), Rockwell Collins, and Joel Kasparek (see photo), U.S. Bank, to its board of directors.

International Traders of Iowa-Eastern Iowa Chapter named Kyle Gingrich (see photo) of Apache Inc. to its board of directors.

SouthGate Companies, Iowa City, has named Janie Braverman, vice president and general counsel, as chairwoman of the firm’s board of directors and Jerry Waddilove, chief operating officer, as secretary of the board.

The National Association of Senior Move Managers has named Christine Smart (see photo), president of Designing Moves LLC, Cedar Rapids, to its board of directors.

The Cedar Rapids Sunrise Rotary Club has named Phil Hershner (see photo) of U.S. Bank as president of the organization and Roger Worm (see photo) of OPN Architects Inc. as president elect.

Nathan Koch (see photo) was promoted to president of NXT Bank in Central City. Koch, formerly senior vice president and chief operating officer, also was elected to the bank’s board of directors.


Designing Moves LLC, Cedar Rapids, has been awarded A-plus accreditation for its excellence in senior move management operations and client service by the National Association of Senior Move Managers.

QDogs BBQ has opened for business at 895 Blairs Ferry Rd. in Marion. QDogs BBQ started as a part time catering business.

Chad Wade of Iowa City received the 2014 Auto Care Association-ASE World Class Technician Award from the Auto Care Association and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Wade is a technician at Toyota Motor Insurance Services.


The Social Brand Forum, a social media and digital marketing event, is scheduled for Sept. 25-26 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 300 E. Ninth St. Speakers include Chris Brogan, Owner Magazine; Ann Handley, MarketingProfs; John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing; Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer; Joe Chernov, HubSpot; and Kerry Gorgone, MarketingProfs. For more information and to register, go to http://smgs.us/3jk9. Students may register by emailing info@branddrivendigital.com

The Cedar Rapids Employers’ Council and Iowa Workforce Development are offering a 10-hour OSHA Safety Training Certificate Course for employers interested in promoting safety in their workplace. Sessions will be Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at IowaWORKS, located in the lower level of Lindale Mall, 4444 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Suite 436. Cost is $40. Deadline to preregister is July 11; contact Frank Rubero at (319) 365-9474 or frank.rubero@iwd.iowa.gov.

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