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Logan Lewis recently joined Hills Bank as a Trustee in the Hills office.
Jason Sanders joined the MercyCare Community Physicians team as a nurse at MercyCare Tama.
Luke Johnson recently joined Hills Bank as Security Engineer Officer in Hills office.
Tony Roetlin recently joined Hills Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in the Hills office.
Added by Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman Alexandria M. Ransom as a partner, effective from January 1. Ransom joined the firm in 2017 and is a member of its estate planning and private wealth group.
Christi Smeed has been promoted to manager of development services at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.
Roy Leaf was named a shareholder in the law firm Nyemaster Goode.
Ethan Olson was named a shareholder in the law firm Nyemaster Goode.
John Hammar was promoted to senior vice president, accounting, at QCR Holdings, the parent company of Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. He previously worked as deputy resident, assistant treasurer.
Tyler Clark was promoted to vice president, specialty finance group, at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. He previously held the position of assistant vice president.
Brooke McLaughlin was promoted to vice president, commercial real estate, at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. Previously, she was assistant to the vice president.
Cathy Lopez was promoted to assistant vice president of human resources at QCR Holdings, the parent company of Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. She previously worked as a human resources officer.
Andrew Messerschmidt was promoted to assistant vice president, trust, at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. He previously worked as an investment officer.
Mitch Dellamuth was promoted to assistant vice president, trust, at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. He previously worked as an investment officer.
Dawn Barrett was promoted to clerk, specialty finance group, at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. She also works as an administrative assistant.
Hailey Rutherfurd has been promoted to Clerk, Retail at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. She also works as a manager of trade union relations.
Lindsay Reisner has been promoted to officer, loan, at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. She also works as a commercial loan support manager.
Insights and sessions
The third quarter Gazette Business Breakfast panel, “The 2023 Small Business Toolkit: Lessons We’ve Learned and the Challenges — and Opportunities — We Can Be Prepared For,” is now online at https://bit.ly /3eD04Wv . Panelists include Paul Andreasen, founder and owner, Saucy Focaccia; Sydney Rieckhoff, CEO, Almost Famous Popcorn; and Kymberly Stevenson, Small Business Targeted Development Program Manager, Iowa Economic Development Authority. The discussion series was sponsored by BerganKDV.
The final installment of the 2022 “Gazette Spotlight on…” taped interview series is also available for viewing at business.thegazette.com. This group recognizes companies and organizations for their focus on growth. Interviewees include Luke Bishop from BAE Systems; Matt Swift of Big Grove; Sarah Nelson of Comm-Unity Crisis Service; and Drew Martel of Foundation 2. Also, the Better Business Bureau Cedar Rapids office joined The Gazette in conversation with Inteconnex’s Marc Meyer. The series was sponsored by TrueNorth Cos.
Alexandria M. Ransom