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Gamrath-Doyle & Associates; Cambridge; Alzheimer’s Association; Tenco; Van Buren County Hospital

Dec 18, 2017

Doyle Ward earns CIC credentials

The designation of Certified Insurance Counselor has been conferred on Alissa Doyle Ward, of Gamrath-Doyle & Associates Inc. in Fairfield.

Doyle Ward demonstrated her professional competence through the successful completion of the five CIC courses and the corresponding comprehensive examinations that focus on all major fields of insurance and insurance management, such as property and casualty, personal and commercial lines, commercial multiline, agency management, insurance company operations, life and health, and risk management.

Cambridge promotes Bockting to vice president of Human Resources

Cambridge announces Teri Bockting has been promoted to vice president of Human Resources.

In this role, Bockting serves as the senior level adviser to Cambridge management and associates on all human resource related matters, while contributing to the implementation of the firm’s service standards and initiatives.

Bockting joined Cambridge in 2014 with more than 20 years of comprehensive human resource experience, with an emphasis in employee engagement, talent acquisition, benefit administration, 401(k) plan administration, and workers’ compensation. Before joining Cambridge, she served as a member of the Henry County Economic Development Commission, chairwoman of Henry County Business Support Committee, and held leadership positions in the Mt. Pleasant Area Human Resource Association.

Bockting earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa. She holds the Professional in Human Resources, Senior Professional in Human Resource, and Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional designations.

Bickford named executive director of Alzheimer’s Association Iowa chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Iowa Chapter has announced Doug Bickford as new executive director.

Bickford joins the association after most recently serving as the executive director for the American Diabetes Association covering Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Bickford brings more than 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience to the Alzheimer’s Association and deep connections to the community.


Tenco elects officers, foundation trustees

The Tenco Board of Directors Trustees recently elected a new slate of officers. Liz Wilson is the new president, Bianca Myers will serve as vice president, and Josh Hall will serve as treasurer, while Deb Pumphrey will continue to serve as secretary.

Tenco Foundation president Nancy Emanuel will continue in that role for the coming year, along with vice president Greg Pixley. Recently three new trustees, Liz Schiller, Sheryl North, and Dan Dowling were elected to the foundation.

The Tenco Board of Directors is the governing body of Tenco Industries, while the Tenco Foundation supports the good work of Tenco through grants, special events, an annual campaign, and planned giving. The foundation recently established an Endow Iowa account, which provides donors a 25 percent Iowa Tax Credit, in addition to traditional federal tax incentives.

Additional members of the Tenco Board of Directors include Lisa Bishop, Nate Bissell, Kathy Henry, Jim Lindenmayer, Teri Messerschmitt, Payson Moreland, and Leisa Walker.

Additional Tenco Foundation Trustee membership includes John Helgerson, Julian Martinez, Bob Perkins, Kent Walker and Liz Wilson as board president.


Van Buren County Hospital ER, ambulance receive LUCAS devices

KEOSAUQUA — Van Buren County Hospital’s emergency department and ambulance service each have received a LUCAS chest compression system.

The new wireless medical technology of the LUCAS device delivers hands-free uninterrupted chest compressions, allowing EMT’s to give cardiac arrest patients other lifesaving therapies, such as ventilation, medication and defibrillation. The system delivers high-quality, consistent compressions in the field and in the hospital.

Van Buren County Hospital’s emergency staff has trained in the use of the LUCAS device.

A grant from the Iowa Department of Public Health enabled the hospital to obtain the equipment.

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