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Farmers State Bank, Marion, hired Shelley Schroeder (see photo) as treasury management officer. Schroeder was previously with Wells Fargo.

Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, hired Tyler McCarville (see photo) as employer services program developer of Kirkwood’s Continuing Education & Training Services.

TrueNorth has hired Sue Nelson (see photo), formerly with Rockwell Collins, as vice president of operations in the benefits division; Allyson Merfeld (see photo), formerly with Integrated DNA Technologies, as contractor risk advocate in the transportation division; Whitney Comried (see photo), formerly with General Mills Federal Credit Union, as client services associate in the Wealth Management division; James Sindt (see photo), formerly with Borgenson Sales in Cedar Rapids, as contractor risk advocate in the transportation division; and Anthony Reynolds (see photo), formerly with Berthel Fisher, as junior financial advisor in the Wealth Management division.

Terry Lockridge & Dunn has hired Joel Kratzer (see photo) as senior accountant in its Iowa City office. Kratzer was previously with Ernst & Young in Los Angeles. Also, Jen Morgan (see photo), previously an intern, was hired as a staff accountant in the Iowa City office.

Amperage Marketing has hired Brianna Sudrla as public relations and marketing intern in its Cedar Rapids office.

Gina Frederiksen (see photo) joined Terry Lockridge & Dunn/World Trend Financial as central receptionist. Frederiksen was previously with Joel Grandon Accounting, Marion.

Collins Community Credit Union, Cedar Rapids, hired John Lewis (see photo) as information technology director. Lewis previously owned and operated On Call Computer Services in West Dennis, Mass.


UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, promoted Cheryl Mahoney (see photo) from advance practice nurse to 5 West nurse manager.

Corridor Business Journal, Coralville, has promoted Andrea Rhoades (see photo), previously vice president of operations, to chief operating officer and associate publisher and Jean Suckow (see photo), previously circulation manager to marketing distribution manager.

Paul Conter (see photo), Marques Maryland (see photo) and Dan Ostrander (see photo) were each promoted from correctional officer to senior correctional officer at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Also promoted were Jean Even (see photo) from correctional supervisor I to correctional supervisor II and Paul Nemmers (see photo) from correctional supervisor II to correctional security manager.


The Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Sunrise named the following officers for 2014-2015: Phil Hershner, president; Roger Worm, president elect; Rob Rolfes, secretary; and Karen Nemecek, treasurer.


Jeremy DeMoss (see photo) of Price Industrial Electric Inc., Hiawatha, was named 2014 Bill Yeager Craft Professional of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Iowa Chapter.

John Blackcloud (see photo) and Nancy Cleary (see photo) of Four Oaks, Cedar Rapids, received state awards from the Coalition for Family and Children’s Services in Iowa for their work with children and families. Blackcloud was given the Childcare Worker of the Year Award and Cleary, the Al Schulte Award. Also, community supporter Kevin Slater (see photo), vice president of the Fairfax State Savings Bank, received the Friend of Children Award.

Ben Golding of Cedar Rapids, employed with Advancement Resources; Chad Simmons of Coralville, employed with Diversity Focus; and LaSheila Yates, Cedar Rapids, employed with the city of Cedar Rapids, have graduated from the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s Leadership Iowa program.

Johanna Rundlett (see photo) of AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance, Iowa City, was awarded 2013 Top Producer Award for individual sales by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa.

Crystal Group in Hiawatha was recognized by the Corridor Business Journal as one of the Coolest Places to Work in the greater Cedar Rapids area.

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