ALEXIA HAMLETT joined PDCM Insurance as assistant account manager in the Life and Health division. Previously with Buchanan County ISU Extension, she graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with a bachelor of science degree in child adult family services, with an emphasis in youth, and a minor in agricultural life sciences education.

EMILY BONNSTETTER of Cylinder joined Byrnes & Rupkey Inc. as an ETechnology recruiter. She will graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in May with a bachelor of arts degree in management, with an emphasis in human resources. She was with PDCM Insurance as an HR connect student assistant.

KRISTY STAGGS, executive vice president for Byrnes & Rupkey Inc., will celebrate her 20th anniversary with the company and has been acknowledged as the Number One Recruiter for IPA (InterCity Personnel) for July. She was named the Number Two Recruiter for the Top Echelon National Association of Recruiting Firms. She continues to be a Top Ten Producer for both groups for 2017.

BRETT CRAWFORD joined the Brenda Holzer Agency of American Family Insurance in Cedar Falls and Waterloo as an agency sales specialist. Crawford is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa who has seven years of insurance experience.

VGM Group Inc. has added four new associates to its campus in Waterloo. CINDY DIEHL YANG is the new vice president of VGM Education. She was with the University of Northern Iowa. JACQUELYN CYRZAN joined as an events coordinator for VGM’s Events Department. She is a graduate of Iowa State University and was employed at JM&A Group. SAMANTHA MOORE is a work comp nursing patient care coordinator with VGM HOMELINK. She worked at Bickford Senior Care and graduated from East Buchanan High School. RAQUEL ITU is an internal account executive for VGM Forbin. She is a graduate of UNI and previously was at Target Distribution.

ANGIE WRIGHT joined ACES as the admin and scheduling assistant. She was the Waverly retail manager at Goodwill and resides in Waverly.

JENNY BORWIG joined Group Benefit Partners in Waverly as the Medicare Supplement Specialist. Borwig has been working in the health insurance industry specializing in Medicare since 2006.