People in Business
– Laura Hawks, ASLA, has joined Durrant as a landscape architect. She has more than 20 years of landscape design and architecture experience. She is currently the vice president of the Landscape Architectural Examining Board.
— Medical Associates Clinic announced the following:
— Brandi Lee Henning, AuD., joined the group as a licensed audiologist. She graduated from Missouri State University, Springfield. She is located in the Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat), Medical Associates East Campus.
— Preeti Joseph, M.D., joined the group as a neurologist. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed a neurology residency at Oklahoma University Medical Center. She acquired fellowship training in neurophysiology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville. She is located in the Department of Neurology, Medical Associates East Campus.
— Robert Magnus, M.D., joined the group as an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed an Orthopedic residency at Metropolitan Northwest Hospitals of Detroit Program, and acquired fellowship training in Adult Reconstructive/Total Joint Replacement from Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill. He is located in the Department of Orthopedics, Medical Associates West Campus.
— Amy Reisen, A.R.N.P., joined the group as a family nurse practitioner. She received a master’s degree in nursing from Clarke College in Dubuque and a bachelor of science in nursing from Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu. She is located in the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Associates West Campus.
— Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque announced the following:
— Kate Schemmel, PharmD., joined the center as ICU/cardiology pharmacy specialist and pharmacy clinical coordinator. She received her pharmacy degree from Creighton University and completed her residency at Midwestern University, Chicago.
— Jennifer Faley joined the center as communication coordinator in the marketing department. She formerly worked as a technical writer and editor at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
— John Portz joined Vanguard Inc. as display project manager for its store fixture and point of purchase display division. He will direct sales and marketing activities toward continued growth and expansion. He formerly worked in the engineering department at Dubuque Stamping & Mfg.
— Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. announced the following:
— Nicole Gantz was promoted to director of marketing. She will be responsible for the marketing strategy of the firm’s CPA and business consulting services. She has been with the company since 2007 as a marketing manager, specializing in identity theft prevention.
— Karen Ridings was appointed to be in charge of the new marketing and consulting practice. She will be available to help businesses tackle their marketing challenges. She formerly worked in San Francisco and Seattle, working at multinational advertising agencies. She also has experience as an independent marketing consultant working with both large and small businesses.
— Keith Habel was appointed as a state and local tax specialist.
— Nikki Connolly has been appointed staff accountant.
— Nancy Miller joined the company as a staff accountant.
— Tiffeny Bruggeman and Cassie Ingles joined the company as payroll service representatives.
— Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois announced the following:
— Brooke Gassman has been named development manager for the Dubuque office. She formerly worked as development and marketing director for Opening Doors, Dubuque.
— Stephanie Carmichael joined the Dubuque office as regional membership manager for Cedar, Clinton, Jones and Jackson counties. She formerly was located in the Rock Island, Ill., office.
— Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. announced the following:
— Dennis Jaeger was promoted to senior strategic accounts and operations manager for the PreK-12 Division.
— Chadwick Schockemoehl was promoted to national sales manager for the PreK-12 Division.
— Michelle Melssen was promoted to senior executive secretary and professional development assistant for the PreK-12 Division.
— Janell Edwards was promoted to senior graphic designer in marketing.
— Jennifer Gehl was promoted to senior manager of manufacturing.
— Marlene Mier was appointed health coach for the Northeast Iowa area with the Iowa Farm Bureau and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield joint statewide wellness initiative. She will be based in the Farm Bureau county offices within her region.
— Mike Sullivan, of Weber Paper Co., Dubuque, was awarded a certificate of achievement for having completed a seminar for the sales professional conducted in Ohio, by Spartan Chemical Co., Inc.
— The Telegraph Herald has announced two promotions in its Advertising Department:
— Cathy Brandt has been named ADvisor supervisor in the Classified Advertising Department, overseeing day-to-day activities in the department. She has been with the TH since 2002.
— Amy Green has been named niche publication supervisor/ Business Times coordinator. Her responsibilities include advertising for Telegraph Herald magazines, Business Times and Territory Times, which the TH produces under contract with the Galena Territory Association.
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