RONDA JANS has joined The Courier as an inside sales specialist. Jans, most recently with Heronimus, Schmidt, Allen, Schroeder and Geer, was also previously with Pioneer Communications Inc.
MARY BALDWIN has joined The Courier as cash receipts clerk. She previously was a customer service rep at Grainger. She has a bachelor’s degree in human services from Upper Iowa University.
ANGELINE KELLY has been hired as project manager at Veridian Credit Union. Kelly, of Cedar Falls, previously was a first vice president and project manager at Lincoln Savings Bank. She has a degree in marketing from Upper Iowa University.
TEAYA HAYES has joined Veridian Credit Union as compliance officer. Hayes, a Waterloo resident, previously was a home retention supervisor for Ocwen Loan Servicing. She has a master’s degree in business administration from Upper Iowa University.
GWEN BRAMLET-HECKER has assumed the position of director of development for the Riverview Center Waterloo office. She most recently was director of academic operations for Ancora Education in Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas after serving as president of Kaplan University-Cedar Falls for eight years.
VGM Group Inc. has added four new associates. LATHAN EHLERS joins VGM Marketing as a copywriter. Ehlers is a recent graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Strategic Imaging has hired JENNIFER JACOBSON, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, as its new customer service representative. JERRY HOALT, a graduate of Wartburg College, has been hired by VGM’s Information Services department to support the help desk. TAYLOR HAHN joins VGM as a workers’ compensation patient care coordinator for Homelink.
KELLY KIMMICH has moved into the role of business strategist at Far Reach in Cedar Falls. NATALIE THOMPSON has joined Far Reach as a product owner. She previously was a digital sales specialist at KWWL TV in Waterloo (Quincy Media Inc.). She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2011.
DANIEL CAOUETTE has joined The Samuels Group as a superintendent. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the construction industry.
LISA WALL of Hogan-Hansen, P.C., was named to the HK Financial Services President’s Club. She was recognized for providing wealth management services to clients and for being a valued partner.
TRAVIS HENNING is joining DISTek Integration as a test engineer. He previously was at Sparton in Watertown, S.D. He’s also worked at Trane, Benchmark Electronics and Medtronic. He has a bachelor of science degree in electronics engineering technology from DeVry University in Phoenix. MITCH DOWELL has joined the team as a software engineer. He was a summer intern with DISTek in 2015 and 2016, and most recently worked with RFA Engineering in Dubuque. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from UW-Platteville in Platteville, Wis.
GEORGE NUNEZ recently joined the Waterloo office of BerganKDV as a client accounting services staff member.