Class Notes

Class Notes

’10 Pernell Cezar, BA, Des Moines, was selected as one of 27 Influential Leaders for 2022 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. He co founded BLK & Bold, the first Black owned coffee business with national distribution.

’10 Nicki (Vallentine) Davis, BM, MM ’12, Cedar Falls, received the Phillip Sehmann Excellence in Teaching Award for the elementary level by the North East Iowa Bandmasters Association. She is the band director for Hansen, North Cedar and Lincoln Elementary schools.

’10 Jordan Dunn, BA, MSW ’11, Waterloo, was named one of the Cedar Valley’s 20 under 40 by the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier for 2022. He is a clinical director at Pathways Behavioral Services.

’10 Christina McDonough, BA, Princeton, was named one of the Quad Cities Business Journal’s inaugural Forty Under 40. She is a community transformation consultant for Scott County and city council member for the city of Princeton.

’10 Julia Ruetten, BA, Albuquerque, NM, is the director of government regulation and reimbursement policy with the New Mexico Hospital Association.

’11 Heather (White) Boyce, BA, Frankfort, IL, is a managing director with Cloud Untitled, a Salesforce implementation partner.

’11 Jenny Gibbs, BA, MA ’13, Phoenix, AZ, is a delivery manager for Workiva.

’11 Brad McLaury, BA, Saint Louis, MO, was promoted to area president with Midwest Regional Bank.

’11 Taryn Parker, BA, Chicago, IL, was promoted to vice president with KemperLesnik.

’11 Corey Pottebaum, BA, Lakeville, MN, is a customer engineer at Microsoft.

’12 Joyce (Payer) Beyer, BM, MA ’19, Des Moines, received the 2021 Dr. Robert E. and Phyllis M. Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award. She is an orchestra teacher at North High School and Harding Middle School.

’12 Lauren Booten, BA, MA ’19, Ames, received the 2021 Dr. Robert E. and Phyllis M. Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award. She is an eighth grade math teacher at Ames Middle School.

’12 Jacci Linn, BA, London, England, is an internships manager with IES Abroad. While London is now home, Cedar Falls will always have a special place in her heart.

’12 Reilly (Zlab) Martin, BA, Portland, OR, ran the 2022 Boston Marathon in honor of and to raise money for the pediatric cancer unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

’12 Jamie (Harthoorn) Pfeiffer, BA, Waterloo, is an account manager with Lessing Flynn.

’12 Aaron Quinby, BA, Schertz, TX, joined the Moss & Barnett firm in the area of real estate finance, real estate and business law.

’12 Katelyn (Pedersen) Tungland, BA, Cedar Falls, was promoted to regional director for Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, overseeing the development team and three area boards.

’12 Josh Wilson, BA, Cedar Falls, was named one of the Cedar Valley’s 20 under 40 by the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier for 2022. He is a senior publicist with Otter PR.

’13 Lauren Hernandez, BA, Saint Paul, MN, is a senior corporate business recruiter for Indeed.com.

’13 Veena Kallambettu, MA, Powell, OH, received the 2022 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement from the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation. She is a third year doctoral student and practicing speech pathologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

’13 Margaret Nervig, BA, MA ’15, Ankeny, received a Fulbright scholarship to the Slovak Republic and served as an English teaching assistant for the 2021-2022 school year.

’14 Jessica (Woodward) Auel, BA, Mankato, MN, is a mental health therapist at Gustavus Adolphus College.

’14 Megan (Ruebel) Hamm, BA, Waverly, received the 2021 Dr. Robert E. and Phyllis M. Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award. She is a science teacher at Denver High School.

’14 Austin Hedstrom, BA, Ankeny, received the 2022 Broker of the Year award from the Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association. He is a senior vice president with JLL.

’14 Alex Jantsch, BA, Rogers, AR, is the senior director of analytics and strategy with Transplace.

’14 Sydney (Bricker) Naranjo, BA, MACC ’14, Des Moines, was promoted to senior manager at EY.

’14 Nick Reeve, BA, MACC ’15, Urbandale, is controller for AgencyBloc, Inc.

’15 Katherine (Striegel) Farnsworth, BA, Des Moines, works for Ruan Transportation Management Systems.

’15 Jay Fruechte, BA, Des Moines, is mobile product owner at Pella Windows & Doors.

’15 Ty Smith, BA, Waterloo, was named one of the Cedar Valley’s 20 under 40 by the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier for 2022. She is a fitness trainer with Bodied by Ty Fitness.

’15 Alyssa Turcsak, BA, Lansing, MI, is the outreach coordinator and consultant support specialist at Nonprofit Network

’15 Daniel Vorwerk, BA, MA ’17, North Liberty, is the event and communication project specialist for international programs at the University of Iowa.

’16 Carissa (Schneider) Barrett, BA, Dubuque, is a victim witness coordinator with the Dubuque County Attorney’s office.

’17 Tanner Bernhard, BA, Des Moines, is the director of marketing for the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance.

’17 Jonah Eide, BA, Tampa, FL, works for Rapid7, a cybersecurity company.

’17 Jordan Hanson, BA, Cedar Falls, is a supply management planner at John Deere.

’17 Mikayla Montgomery, MA, Waterloo, was named one of the Cedar Valley’s 20 under 40 by the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier for 2022. She is assistant principal at the Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence.

’18 Karlene (Izer) Clark, BA, Galena, IL, is a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate with Riverview Center.

’18 Trevor Rayhons, BA, Chicago, IL, is a manager of digital communications at Pfizer.

’19 Jordan Gehlhaar, BA, Waukee, joined the Peddicord Wharton law firm as an associate attorney.

’19 Maria Maddy, BA, Albia, is an inside sales representative at Legrand North America.

’19 Champagne (Hubert) Mouw, BA, Bettendorf, is a logistics analyst at John Deere in Moline.

’19 Kirstin Samuels, BA, Schofield, WI, is a human resources generalist focusing on retention of manufacturing production staff.

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