LORI KNAPP joined Lee Enterprises/Courier Communications as a staff accountant in the finance department. She was finance officer at Heartland Inns of America and most recently director of finance and director of marketing for Barmuda Companies.
JAY SRIVATSAN, MD joined the anesthesiology department at Covenant Clinic. Srivatsan received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., and his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver. He was with Tower Oaks Surgery Center in Rockville, Md., since 2013.
MARK KENNEDY and GABE BERGER were named to the board of directors at Peters Construction Corp. in Waterloo. Kennedy has worked with Peters Construction for more than 35 years, serving as superintendent on many projects. Berger, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in management-business administration, started with Peters Construction in 2016 as operations manager. Berger will serve as secretary on the board of directors.
REBECCA NEADES was named vice-president of community development/governmental affairs at University of Iowa Community Credit Union. Neades was the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce vice president of public policy. She has a B. S. in business administration from Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids.
VGM has hired four new associates to join its Homelink division. BROOKE KRAFT is associate director of training and development. A graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Kraft was with Ruffalo Noel Levitz. MICHELLE FULLER, previously with Terex, is part of the billing department. LESLIE HILDEBRAND, a graduate of Upper Iowa University, is working as an intake patient care coordinator. Hawkeye Community College graduate JENA HEIMER joined the accounts payable department.
MALYNDA RYAN serves as a legal assistant for Trent Law Firm, PLLC. A native of Waterloo and an alum of Columbus High School, Ryan graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. While living in the United Kingdom, she earned an MFA with distinction from the University of Lincoln. She was a team manager in a customer service setting and also has served as a legal assistant at other law firms in Waterloo and Davenport.
RACHAEL HOLLAND joined Amperage Marketing & Fundraising’s client service team as an account executive. She graduated from UNI with a degree in leisure, youth and human services. She earned an MBA from Kaplan University. Holland, originally of Decorah, was regional director of business development at Kaplan University.
JACOB SHELLEY joined DISTek Integration in Cedar Falls as a software engineer. He graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., with a BS in electrical engineering.