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We recognize each of our team members is extremely talented. Inside or outside the office, our employees receive recognition for their expertise, leadership, and community involvement. Below we would like to recognize some of the most recent accomplishments from our Kunkel & Associates employees.

Iowa Top Workplaces

The Des Moines Register named Kunkel & Associates, Inc. as one of the 135 Top Workplaces in the state of Iowa, and 19th amongst Small Businesses! This is our second year participating in the survey where last year Kunkel ranked 23rd. The companies nominated have been recognized solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. Our organization wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing employees.

2019 Young Professional of the Year Award

Kevin Meyers is the recent recipient of the 2019 Young Professional of the Year award. This recipient is being recognized for their take charge approach, portrays a positive attitude and can see the bigger picture while inspiring others. This recipient also takes a proactive approach to make things happen.

2018 Meghan Hackett Leadership Award

Kevin Meyers is the recent recipient of the 2018 Meghan Hackett award. This award is given to a promising Young Professionals member that embodies the vision and work-ethic Meghan lived. Meghan was instrumental in spearheading the formation of Dubuque’s Young Professionals Chapter.

2019 Rising Stars Award

Erin Sieverding is the recent recipient of the 2019 Rising Stars Award. This award celebrates the up-and-comers of the tri-state business world. Each of the winners of this award excels in his or her profession while volunteering and sharing their inspiration to make the community better through hands-on efforts.

2019 Leadership Circle

Integrity Insurance announced Kunkel & Associates, once again, as one of the recipients for the 2019 Leadership Circle. Kunkel & Associates met specific requirements based on premium, profitability and growth in 2018 to earn a spot in this elite group.

New Hires

Kunkel & Associates has recently hired Jason Brown as Senior Accountant, Trent Stringer as Senior Vice President - Transportation, Amy Steger as Client Service Representative and Shelby Hoppman as Client Service Representative.


Gary Kunkel, Vice President-Transportation, has been named Senior Vice President-Transportation. Hope Jackson, Benefits Manager, has been named Senior Benefits Manager. Andrea Weede, Account Manager, has been named Senior Account Manager. Hayley Till, Administrative Assistant, has been named Client Service Representative. TJ Wagner, Account Executive, has been named Vice President-Commercial & Employee Benefits.

2018 Tri-State Human Resource Association Professional of the Year Award

Krista Shadley is the recent recipient of Tri-State Human Resource Association Professional of the Year Award 2018. This award recognizes a TRIHRA member who has consistently been a strategic leader in his/her organization and who has actively contributed to TRIHRA and the local community.

2018 Tim Kunkel Award

Kunkel & Associates announced Chet Medinger as the recipient of the Tim Kunkel Character Award for 2018. This award recognizes exemplified professionalism, leadership, compassion, hard work, and a great sense of humor.

The Tim Kunkel Award is presented to a Kunkel & Associates employee who portrays closely to Tim’s character.

Why Kunkel?

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