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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.

2018 Woman to Watch Award

Lauren Minert is the recent recipient of the Young Woman to Watch Award for the 2018 Salute to Women Awards. This award aims to recognize a woman who is in her early stages of her career, who has proven a track record of accomplishments and is stepping up to help shape the tri-state area of tomorrow.

150 Top Workplaces

The Des Moines Register named Kunkel & Associates, Inc. as one of the 150 top workplaces in the state of Iowa, and 23rd amongst small businesses! Our organization wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing employees.

2018 Rising Stars Award

Krista Shadley is the recent recipient of the 2018 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.

2018 Leadership Circle

Integrity Insurance announced Kunkel & Associates as one of the recipients for the 2018 Leadership Circle. Kunkel & Associates met specific requirements based on premium, profitability and growth in 2017 to earn a spot in this elite group.

New Hires

Kunkel & Associates has recently hired Ryan Tomkins as an Account Executive, Hanna Burgmeier as an Administrative Assistant, Stephanie Georgen as a Benefits Services Representative and Tonya Hayes as a Nurse Case Manager.


Lauren Minert, Benefits Administrative Assistant, has been named Human Resources Generalist. Sarah Zeimet, Administrative Assistant, has been named Client Services Representative. Krista Shadley, Human Resources Generalist, has been named Human Resources Manager. Travis Busch, Account Executive, has been named Director of Transportation Safety and Analytics. Joe Murray, Account Executive- Transportation, has been named Vice President- Transportation.

2017 Tri-State Human Resource Association Professional of the Year Award

Kim Budde is the recent recipient of Tri-State Human Resource Association Professional of the Year Award 2017. 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.

2017 Tim Kunkel Award

Kunkel & Associates announced Andi Even as the recipient of the Tim Kunkel Character Award for 2017. 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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