Cambridge Investment Research; Hawthorne Direct; Iowa State Financial Services; TSC
Cambridge president named to IA25
Cambridge Investment Research Inc. President Amy Webber has been named to Investment Advisor magazine’s list of the 25 most influential people shaping the advisor space.
The IA25 is a subjective list published annually naming the 25 most influential people in and around the advisor universe.
Webber’s IA25 profile highlights her efforts on strengthening the industry for the future through several initiatives focused on supporting the next generation of advisors. These initiatives include an advisor mentoring program, Cambridge’s New Century Council and WealthPort, a new technology and service platform for managed account solutions.
In addition to strengthening the industry for the future, Webber’s profile showcases her commitment to the independent model and the industry as a whole. To view Webber’s full profile, visit www.thinkadvisor.com.
Hawthorne-Castro promoted to CEO
Hawthorne Direct has promoted Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to chief executive officer.
Hawthorne-Castro had been the company’s chief operating officer since March 2013, and, earlier, served the agency as its vice president of operations and client services.
Representing the “next generation” of brand marketing experts, Hawthorne-Castro will remain based in the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles. In her new position, she will continue to oversee the agency’s position as a leader in accountable advertising. She will spearhead further innovations in creative solutions and analytic systems that consistently deliver optimum return on investment for Hawthorne’s clients.
Hawthorne-Castro, a board member of the Digital Hollywood organization, was the moderator of a panel presented May 7 in Marina del Rey, California, by that group entitled “Women in Advertising.” Joining her on the session were seven other high profile female advertising and marketing executives, including those from Adobe, WongDoody, The Woo, SapientNitro and other industry leaders.
May 8, Hawthorne-Castro was named a 2014 Women in Business Award nominee by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The annual awards event honors the most successful female business leaders in Los Angeles, recognizing women who are making a difference within the LA business community.
Iowa State Financial Services holds annual meeting, elects officers
The 14th annual meeting of the shareholders of Iowa State Financial Services Corporation was held May 19 in the lobby of the downtown branch of Iowa State Bank and Trust Company.
David Eastburn was appointed the chairman and presiding officer while Marcia Gaines was appointed as the secretary of the meeting.
A resolution from the shareholders was passed unanimously approving all the actions of the directors and officers of the corporation for 2013. Additionally, Pat Kessel, Mike Greiner, Tom Thompson and Marcia Gaines were unanimously re-elected to the board of directors for a three-year term of office. The shareholders celebrated the 80th anniversary of the bank’s opening for service to the community on May 19, 1934.
Promotions and new officers were announced by the board of directors at the annual meeting. Dena Morrissey was promoted to vice president of customer service and customer service manager; Karl Metcalf was named vice president of commercial lending; and Kaley Fleig was appointed vice president and director of operations and compliances.
In other action, the board of directors of Iowa State Bank and Trust Company unanimously elected Aaron Kness as president and CEO, Marcia Gaines as senior vice president, Sue Buch as vice president of real estate lending, Susan Booth as vice president of consumer lending, Sheri Stone as vice president of operations and cashier, Laurie Smith as vice president of investments and cash management, Jackie Hinshaw as vice president of ag lending, Kathy Conger as assistant vice president and assistant cashier and Diana Wolf as the bank security officer.
David Eastburn was elected as the chairman of the board of directors, and Deanne Hickenbottom was chosen as the corporation’s chief financial officer and its secretary.
David Eastburn reviewed the financial condition of the organization and its subsidiary banks located in Fairfield and Cedar Rapids. He thanked the shareholders for their support and expressed the appreciation for the help of the board, the chief executives of the subsidiary banks, and all of the staff for their hard work and efforts during this time of economic uncertainty.
Iowa State Financial Services Corporation if a multi-bank holding company headquartered in Fairfield.
TSC promoting pets, 4-H during two events
The Tractor Supply Company store in Fairfield will be promoting pet adoptions, horse vaccinations and 4-H during two upcoming events.
TSC is celebrating Purina Days Saturday. The Jefferson County Cattlemen will be grilling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the store’s parking lot and serving steak sandwiches and hamburgers. Information will be available on pet adoption and horse vaccinations.
TSC will have “4-H in Action Day” June 7. Local 4-H members will be sharing information about 4-H and their activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store.