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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.

2020 Women of Achievement Awards

Each year the Women’s Leadership Network of Dubuque honors women in the tri-states through the Women of Achievement Awards program. The Women of Achievement Awards ceremony is designed to recognize and honor women who provide, or aspire to provide, significant contributions in their professional or community roles. Kunkel & Associates is proud to have had four Women in our organization nominated for this year’s award ceremony. Congratulations to all those that were nominated for awards and to those that won.

Anne Osterholz- Unsung Champion Award

Kim Budde- Organizational Impact Award

Lauren Minert- Up & Coming Leader Award

Tammy Feller- Nominated for Women of Achievement Award

Iowa Top Workplaces

The Des Moines Register named Kunkel & Associates, Inc. as one of the 116 Top Workplaces in the state of Iowa, and 13th amongst Small Businesses! This is our third year participating in the survey. 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.

2020 Rising Stars Award

Heather Freiburger is the recent recipient of the 2020 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.

2020 Leadership Circle

Integrity Insurance announced Kunkel & Associates, once again, as one of the recipients for the 2020 Leadership Circle. Kunkel & Associates met specific requirements based on premium, profitability and growth in 2019 to earn a spot in this elite group.

New Hires

Kunkel & Associates has recently hired Michael Canevello as an Account Executive, Natalie Timmerman as an Accout Manager, Thomas Macari as an Account Executive,Mike Coughlin as an Account Executive and Morgan Hess as an Administrative Assistant.

Promotions

Sierra Budde, Admin Assistant, has been named to Client Service Representative. Cheryl Gregory, Client Executive, has been named Vice President. Hayley Till, Client Service Representative, has been named Account Manager. Spencer Radabaugh, Account Executive, has been named Vice President. Chris Murphy, Senior Benefits Manager, has been named Vice President. TJ Wagner, Vice President, has been named to Senior Vice President.

2019 Tim Kunkel Award

Kunkel & Associates announced Mike Spalla as the recipient of the Tim Kunkel Character Award for 2019. 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?

Dedicated. Trusted. Insurance. We provide services in the transportation, property and casualty fields, and employee benefits.

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