Personnel updates for August 20 to September 2, 2021

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New Hires

Daniel Bales, mechanic, Iowa Falls garage

Ryan Girsch, highway technician, Waterloo garage

Austin Modlin, highway technician associate, Iowa Falls garage



Jarid Catrenich, from compliance officer 2 to public service manager 1, Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services

Myron Fox, from assistant survey party chief to survey party chief, Design

Daniel Frettim, from power plant engineer 3 to HVAC coordinator, Support Services

John Hahn, from assistant survey party chief to survey party chief, Design

Matthew Heuvelmann, from garage operations assistant, District 5 Office, to highway maintenance supervisor, Sigourney garage

Russell Schmidt, from materials technician 3 to machinist, Construction & Materials

Frederick Specht, from driver & identification service center associate to driver & identification service center specialist, Clinton driver’s license service center

Kevin Weber, from mechanic to highway technician senior, Ida Grove garage

Wei Zhao, from information technology specialist 4 to information technology specialist 5, Administration, Planning & Modal


Other personnel matters

Benjamin Allen, highway technician associate, Alton garage (reemployment to DOT)

David Readnour, highway technician senior, Cedar Rapids construction (reemployment to DOT)

Stava Beatty, highway technician associate, from Waterloo garage to Des Moines garage (intra-agency transfer)



Shannon Anderson, engineering office assistant 2, Maintenance

Jeff Hanson, highway technician associate, Spirit Lake garage

Darlene Ries, driver & identification service center specialist, Dubuque driver’s license service center

Mary Kay Solberg, environmental specialist senior, Environmental Services Unit

Jeffery Vander Zwaag, highway maintenance supervisor, Boone garage

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