CAMERON HAYWARD, CSCS, DC, joined Vanderloo Chiropractic in Waterloo. Hayward, a native of Independence, is a recent graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
JANET WOODS of Waterloo, general agent of Catholic Order of Foresters, was elected president of the Iowa Chapter of the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors. Woods has been a licensed insurance agent since 1998 and earned her Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation in 2008.
KRIS SPROUL joined Cedar Valley United Way as campaign director. She has a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University and 18 years of experience in banking, with 16 of those at Wells Fargo. She also is owner of Peppy Bands Inc., a local headband business.
DUSTIN WRIGHT will begin as president of UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown on May 15. He is currently the CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner. JENNIFER HAVENS, currently CEO of Grundy County Memorial Hospital, will serve as vice president of operations of UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown and CEO of GCMH. Wright is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business and has a master’s in healthcare administration from University of Missouri. A graduate of Jackson College, Miami, Havens is a registered nurse and received her master’s in health administration from Des Moines University. Both have held numerous health care positions.
RYAN TUCKER, FD, CFSP, of Denver, qualified for the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. A licensed funeral director with Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes in Waverly, Shell Rock, Denver and Readlyn, Tucker has been with the firm for more than 10 years.
SARAH BUZYNSKI joined VGM’s marketing division as a content strategist. Buzynski is a graduate of Southeast Community College and was with Visual Logic Group. LISA KOTOUC is the new web marketer at VGM Forbin. Koutouc, previously with hibu, is a graduate of Kaplan University. BRYAN HENDRICKSON joined VGM’s Homelink division as a referral reviewer/patient care coordinator. He was at West Music and is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. VGM’s Information Technology division added JOSHUA MELVER to its team. He is a Hawkeye Community College graduate and was with Distek Integration.
SCOTT MILLER, DYLAN EASTERLA and JAMES RADWILL joined DISTek. Miller is in IT Systems Support and was the technology coordinator at Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Charles City and a webmaster/student technician for UNI, where he graduated from in 2015 with a degree in computer science. Easterla, a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor of science degree in applied physics and mathematics, is a test engineer. Radwill, also a test engineer, has a master’s degree in computer engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from MSOE in Milwaukee and worked at Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee as an electronics engineer/mechatronic engineer.
KATIE GISLESON, RDH, MHEA, an instructor at Hawkeye Community College, was named the 2017 Registered Dental Hygienist of the Year by the Iowa Dental Hygienists’ Association. Gisleson earned her associate of applied science in dental hygiene from Hawkeye in 2007. She has a bachelor of arts degree in human resource management from UNI and a master of higher education administration from Upper Iowa University. She has taught at Hawkeye since 2013. She also practices dental hygiene during the summer at Dental Associates of Manchester.
TODD BLANFORD was appointed by BankIowa as a mortgage banking officer at its Cedar Falls location. He has more than 30 years of mortgage and real estate experience.
DANA COOLEY, a native of Waterloo, was named a principal with the Edward Jones’ holding company, The Jones Financial Companies LLLP, in St. Louis. Cooley graduated from UNI with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and was a buyer for Younkers Department Store in Des Moines for two years before moving to the St. Louis area. She joined Edward Jones in 2008 and currently is the director of sourcing with the firm’s finance division.
BOB RITZ was named CEO of Mercy Health Network-Des Moines. Ritz has led Mercy as president and CEO since 2013.
New promotions at CBE Companies include MELISSA GALBRAITH and SCOTT LOUX, who were promoted to manager, operations. Galbraith has been with CBE since 2014 and has a bachelor’s degree from UNI. Loux has been with CBE since 2012 and is a certified nursing assistant. KRISTEN ROWLES, who has been with CBE for 11 years, was promoted to manager, third party training.