Personnel updates for Feb. 19 to Mar. 4, 2021

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New Hires

Dustin Brown, mechanic, Cedar Rapids garage

Julio Guzman, mechanic, Coralville garage

Kaden Morgan, highway technician associate, Carlisle garage

Aryn Taylor, driver & identification service center specialist, Waterloo driver’s license service center

Dirk Thesing, highway technician associate, Waterloo garage

David Thomas, temporary worker, Support Services – Grounds crew



Matthew Buttz, from right-of-way agent 2 to right-of-way agent 3, Right of Way

Brent Pearson, from highway technician associate to garage operations assistant, Knoxville garage

Benjamin Pettitt, from garage operations assistant to highway maintenance supervisor, Coralville garage

Cody Stoecker, from highway technician associate to equipment operator senior, Williams garage

Emily Whaley, from training specialist 2, Construction & Materials, to executive officer 2, Systems Planning

Jerzy Wiench, from information technology specialist 4 to information technology specialist 5, Information Technology Division

Lori Wilkens, from secretary 1 to engineering office assistant 2, Grimes construction


Other personnel actions

Andres Amador, information technology specialist 4, Information Technology Division (Reemployment to DOT)

Cody Cleghorn, mechanic, from Newton garage to Carlisle garage (intra-agency transfer)

Cole Fishwild, from transportation aide to highway technician associate, Anamosa garage (change in type of appointment)

Tyler Huizenga, highway technician, from Sioux City – Leeds garage to Le Mars garage (intra-agency transfer)

James Lemke, highway technician, Waverly garage (Reemployment to DOT)

Randy Leavengood, from transportation aide, Knoxville garage, to transport driver, Support Services – Distribution (change in type of appointment)

Max Mull, design technician associate, Design (Reinstatement to DOT)

Tahnee Selim, highway technician, from Osceola garage to Martensdale garage (intra-agency transfer)



William Brown, highway technician associate, Des Moines garage

Cheryl Hemmen, driver & identification service center supervisor 2, Driver & Identification Services

Brent Klaahsen, engineering operations technician, District 3 field staff

Jeffry McCollough, engineering technician senior, Right of Way

Kurt Miene, motor vehicle officer, Motor Vehicle Enforcement


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