EVAN BENSON joined TCF Equipment Finance as an accounting operations specialist. He was with Gates Park Golf Course, and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
CORTNEY ALBER, of Independence, earned the Registered Play Therapist credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy. Alber is a licensed independent social worker.
SIDRAH ABID, MD, joined Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa at Covenant Medical Center. Abid, a hospitalist, received her medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan in 2010 and completed her internal medicine residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., this summer. She has a special emphasis in internal medicine.
LINDSEY BARACZ joined US Bank as a mortgage loan originator. Baracz, of Cedar Falls, was a mortgage loan originator at Lincoln Savings Bank, and has 19 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry.
KURT SEGER and JIM MOODY were named partners for Safety Solutions LLP, formerly Seger’s Safety Service LLC. Seger and Moody have a combined 36 years of experience in the fields of risk management/loss control. MICHAEL MESSER joined the company as a safety specialist. Messer, a graduate of the construction management program at the University of Northern Iowa, was in the safety department at Merit Construction. He will support accounts in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Burlington area.
VGM Group’s HOMELINK division added three associates. KAYLA TANNER is a patient care coordinator for the Workers’ Compensation department, and was with NorthCrest Specialty Care. RUBY CONTRERAS is a bilingual patient care coordinator and RYLEE RASMUSSEN is a patient care coordinator for the Workers’ Compensation department.