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Key Leadership Changes

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DMACC hires academic dean of business and IT for Ankeny campus

Anne Power

Des Moines Area Community College announced that Anne Power has been hired as a new academic dean of business and information technology at the college’s Ankeny campus. Power comes to DMACC from Wayne …

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Joe Vande Kieft Named Central College’s CIO

Central College announced the appointment of Joseph Vande Kieft, a 1999 Central graduate, as its new chief information officer. He will oversee the Information Technology Services department in strategic planning and enhancing the college’s digital …

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Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons announces promotion of Rich Green to CEO

Rich Green has been promoted to chief executive officer of Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons. “We are confident that elevating Rich Green to this role will maximize his talents,” said Dr. Nicholas Honkamp, the board president of …

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DMARC announces staffing transitions

Blake Willadsen has been named the new marketing and communications manager at the Des Moines Area Religious Council. He moves into the position as Luke Elzinga transitions to a new policy and advocacy manager position …

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DeJong named Urbandale economic development director

Aaron DeJong has been promoted to director of economic development for the city of Urbandale, the city announced.

DeJong joined the city staff in July 2019 as assistant economic developer. During his time with the city, …

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Penning to become West Des Moines’ parks, recreation director

  Ryan Penning will become West Des Moines’ director of parks and recreation on April 1, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of the department’s current director.   Penning is now assistant director of…
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Executive promotions announced at Bankers Trust

Bankers Trust announced the promotion of Emily Abbas and Todd Wishman to executive vice president, which is the top level of leadership at the bank next to the CEO. Wishman has been with the bank for 20 years and …

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Pleasant Hill names assistant city manager/community development director

The city of Pleasant Hill announced Madeline Sturms has been promoted to the position of assistant city manager/community development director. Sturms will coordinate activities of the city, as well as develop and administer policies, programs and projects. …

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VizyPay announces promotions for new employee development department

Waukee-based payments company VizyPay announced today two promotions to build out its new Learning and Development Department. Alex Schaffer, bottom picture, will move into the role of director of learning and development and Marj Chaffin, top picture, is being …

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Ortgies retiring after 34 year with WDM’s parks department

Sally Ortgies plans to retire in March after serving for 34 years in various roles with West Des Moines’ Parks and Recreation Department.

Ortgies began her career with West Des Moines in 1989 as a…
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