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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.

2021 Rising Stars Award

Lauren Minert is the recent recipient of the 2021 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.

New Hires

Kunkel & Associates has recently hired Taya Hess as a Client Service Representative, Kelli Wilker as an Account Manager, Abby Heiderscheit as an Account Manager, Miles Brosamer as an Assocaite Account Executive, Abbey Efken as an Accounting Assistant, Lexee Sullivan as an Account Service Representative, Mike Keating as a Marketing Specialist, Gus Nickel as an Assocaite Account Executive, McKenzie Capesius as an Administrative Assistant and Jessica Wall as a Benefit Manager.


Brooke O’Shea, Marketing Representative, has been named Marketing Manager, Kristin Bean, Marketing Representative, has been named Marketing Manager, Amy Steger, Client Service Representative, has been named Account Manager, Erin Sieverding, Employee Benefits Supervisor, has been named to Vice President, Employee Benefits, Mike Spalla, Account Executive has been named to Vice President and Morgan Hess, Administrative Assistant has been named to Sales Support Representative.

2021 Tim Kunkel Award

Kunkel & Associates announced Chad Kunkel as the recipient of the Tim Kunkel Character Award for 2021. 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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