VGM Group has added four new associates. AERIELLE BURNETT joined VGM HOMELINK as an accounts payable associate. She is a graduate of Hawkeye Community College and previously was at Aerotek. MORGAN CORWIN was hired in HOMELINK’s accounts receivable department. She is a graduate of HCC and previously was at Fig & Frolic. SAMANTHA DABLE is an intake patient care coordinator with HOMELINK, a graduate of Normandale Community College and previously was at Kwik Star. HEATHER SEEVELL joined the team at VGM Forbin as an account executive. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and previously was at Mudd Advertising.
TREVOR RAYHONS, Amperage Marketing and Fundraising’s public relations and copywriting associate, was elected vice president of member services for the Public Relations Student Society of America’s national committee. Rayhons will join seven officials on the committee and serve a one-year term beginning June 1.
KRISTY STAGGS, president/CEO and owner of Byrnes & Rupkey Inc., was awarded the Co-Placer of the Year and the number five Top Counselor Award, 2017 at the InterCity Personnel National meeting. She also was named one of the Top 12 Highest Producing Recruiters within the Top Echelon organization for 2017, and led her team to a number three ranking nationally via IPA and a number six ranking nationally via TE.
SARA GALLAGHER was promoted to VP talent acquisition/account manager at Byrnes & Rupkey Inc. She was director of talent acquisition, has been with the firm for 13 years and has a bachelor’s degree in sports management administration from Loras College. KATY McCRACKEN was promoted to director of operations/account manager at Byrnes & Rupkey, where she has been for nearly five years. She was manager of talent acquisition and has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Northern Iowa.
MIRANDA KOCH joined Byrnes & Rupkey Inc. as a junior account executive. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and a background in communications, business and journalism. EMILY BONNSTETTER will become an e-technology junior account executive in May upon graduation from UNI, with a degree in management and an emphasis in human resources. She previously was a part-time e-technology recruiter for Byrnes & Rupkey.
LOIS COHRT was named executive vice president of accounts for Byrnes & Rupkey Inc. She received numerous top recruiter awards within Intercity Personnel Associates as well as the Top Echelon Network.