News & Updates

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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 experience, leadership, and community involvement. Below we would like to recognize some of the most recent accomplishments from our Kunkel & Associates employees.

Best Places to Work in Dubuque

The Telegraph Herald and Dubuque Chamber of Commerce named Kunkel & Associates, Inc. as one of the Top 13 workplaces in the city, and we placed 2nd of the Top 13.

Watch the interview with Jason Knockel, CEO.

Iowa Top Workplaces

The Des Moines Register named Kunkel & Associates, Inc. as one of the 139 Top Workplaces in the state of Iowa, and we are in the Top 20 amongst Small Businesses! This is our 5th year in a row receiving the Iowa Top Workplaces Award. 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. At Kunkel & Associates, Inc., culture and employee engagement are our top priority!

2022 Tim Kunkel Award

Kunkel & Associates announced Erin Sieverding as the recipient of the Tim Kunkel Character Award for 2022. 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. Congratulations, Erin!

Kunkel & Associates Awarded Agency of Excellence

We’re thrilled to announce Sentry has named Kunkel & Associates, Inc. as a 2022 Agency of Excellence and recognized our own Producer Justin Bettcher as its 2022 Producer of the Year. These awards reflect our commitment to the trucking industry and the relationships we’ve built and strengthened over the past year—and we’re just getting started!

Kunkel CEO Awarded for Outstanding Achievement

Jason Knockel, Class of ’96, presented with Outstanding Professional Achievement and Success award from Clarke University.

Read more about Jason here.

New Hires

Kunkel & Associates has recently hired Abbey Efken as an Accounting Assistant, Lexee Sullivan as an Account Service Representative, Mike Keating as a Marketing Specialist, Jessica Wall as a Benefit Manager, Taylor Bushke as a Benefits Service Representative, Meriah Martin as a Client Service Representative, Olivia Blosch as a Marketing Representative, Denver Kammerude as an Associate Account Executive, Nesia Smith, Account Manager and Ireland Quinn, Administrative Assistant.


Brittany Olson, Account Manager, has been named to Senior Account Manager, Tricia Slater, Account Manager, has been named to Senior Account Manager, Travis Buch, Director of Transportation Safety & Analytics, has been named to Director of Strategic Growth, Jason Brown, Senior Accountant, has been named to Accounting Manager, Rachel Schmitt, Benefit Manager, has been named to Benefits Team Lead, Kayla Wedewer, Claim Counselor, named to KCS Claims 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; Trisha Mueller, Client Service Manager has been named Vice President, Nolan Knabel, Claims Assistance has been named Claims Consultant, and Jamie Sprank, Claims Consultant has been named, Senior Claims Consultant.

Why Kunkel?

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

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