Quincy University has appointed Tony Hayes as its new director of information technology. Hayes owns and operates his own Web design company, Castellian Web Designs. He previously served as manager of operating systems and later as a consultant for Boston College. Before joining Boston College, he served as senior Unix systems administrator for Navisite and as manager, Unix support, for Engage, both in Andover, Mass. Hayes holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Southwest Missouri State University, a master's degree in physics from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in astrophysics from Iowa State University. Among his many duties as director of information technology, Hayes will provide strategic leadership while overseeing the planning, management, implementation and direction of all technology initiatives in support of both academic and administrative operations.
Jayne Huseman, a professional engineer, has been named Blessing Hospital construction project manager. Huseman will have oversight for the patient care addition under construction at Blessing Hospital along Oak Street between 10th and 11th, the Blessing Health Center addition at the corner of Ninth and Broadway, and for other facility improvements in planning and design phases within Blessing Health System. Huseman joins Blessing from Wight Construction in Darien. She earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional, building design and construction. The LEED AP BD+C credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable and environmentally sound buildings.
Two physicians from Blessing Physician Services have earned board certification in their specialties. Dr. Robina M. Iqbal has earned board certification in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine and Dr. Shahab Mohiuddin has earned board certification in family medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine. Iqbal and Mohiuddin joined the Blessing Physician Services team in September.
John Lavery, a wealth management professional with Investment Partners, has been approved as a new member of the Illinois Chamber Board of Directors. Lavery, a Quincy resident, serves as president of the Quincy Notre Dame Foundation, sits on the Board of Directors at Quincy Notre Dame High School and is a member of State of Illinois Treasurer Rutherford's Financial Education and Literacy Advisory Board. He is also the past president of Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, past treasurer of Young Professionals-Quincy and past president of St. Peter's School Advisory Board. Lavery is a Millikin University graduate with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Philip Krupps of Brown County State Bank in Mount Sterling has been named to Bank Investment Consultant's annual listing of The 50 Bank Advisors. Krupps was listed as No. 40. He was cited for the relationships he shares with the community, his approach to the agricultural economy and his business-on- a-handshake mind-set. The rankings are based on six variables, which are weighted and combined into an average. They are: 2012 assets under management; trailing-12 month production; percentage change in AUM from the previous year; percentage change in T-12 production; amount of fee business; and the ratio of production-per-AUM.
Officer Kelly VanderMaiden and Deb Beebe have been selected as Employees of the Month for December 2012 by the Quincy Police Department. VanderMaiden joined the QPD on Jan. 3, 2000, and attended basic police training at Police Training Institute, University of Illinois, in Champaign. She is assigned to the department's Pro-Act Unit. Additionally, she has served the department as a patrol officer and elder service officer. Beebe formerly worked in the city's IT Department and transferred to the Quincy Police Department as Pro-Act assistant on May 18, 2009.
Daisy Palmer, a bookkeeping clerk, has retired after 48-plus years of service with Mercantile Bank in Quincy. She joined the bank in 1964 in the Proof Department, where she ran the proof machine and balanced all items. With technology advancements, the proof machines went away and she became a bookkeeping clerk. In this position Palmer was responsible for processing all insufficient funds checks and ACH items, stop payments, and returns from the Federal Reserve Bank. She also balanced cash items, closed accounts, handled refunds and processed all charged-off accounts and payments received. Prior to joining Mercantile, Palmer worked at Marine Bank in Springfield, Ill. She has attended numerous banking seminars during her years of service.