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Personnel updates for January 21 to February 3, 2022


New personnel imageInformation supplied by the Bureau of Budget and Business Systems








New Hires

Dianne Armintrout, clerk specialist, Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services

Joshua Barela, highway technician, Carlisle garage

Jenifer Bates, transportation engineer specialist, Local Systems

Harold Bennitt, highway technician associate, Grimes garage

Phillip Brezina, highway technician associate, Coralville garage

Chase Chapman, highway technician associate, Washington garage

Lane Crumly, highway technician associate, Onawa garage

Jared Demmer, highway technician, Dubuque garage

Oliva Forrest, driver & identification service center specialist, Davenport driver’s license service center

William Fox, highway technician associate, Carlisle garage

Jessica Hahn, driver & identification service center specialist, Mason City driver’s license service center

Brian Hearron, highway technician associate, Leon garage

Jason Karns, highway technician associate, Adair garage

Ryan Kastner, highway technician associate, Spencer garage

Brett Mellinger, mechanic, Burlington garage

David Phillips, track inspector, Rail Transportation

Jeremy Sandbothe, highway technician associate, Adair garage

Kyle Telecky, driver & identification service center specialist, Cedar Rapids driver’s license service center

Rob Verdoom, highway technician associate, Spencer garage

Thomas Warwick, driver & identification service center consultant, Ottumwa driver’s license service center



Blake Asberry, from highway technician associate to highway technician senior, Adair garage

Andrew Frey, from information technology specialist 5 to information technology administrator 2, Motor Vehicle Support

Traci Furstenau, from accountant 2, Accounting, to information technology specialist 4, Budget & Business Systems

Kristin Haar, from transportation planner 2 to transportation planner 4, Public Transit

Ryan Holtkamp, from highway technician associate to highway technician senior, Burlington garage

Eric Johnsen, from transportation engineer specialist to transportation engineer senior, Contracts

Frank Leong, from transportation engineer specialist, Bridges & Structures, to transportation engineer manager, Grimes construction

Jon Rees, from program planner 3, Location & Environment, to transportation planner 2, Right of Way

Michael Rothe, from highway technician senior to garage operations assistant, Denison garage

Kip Siems, from garage operations assistant to highway maintenance supervisor, Waterloo garage

Adrian Simonson, from transportation engineer to transportation engineer manager, Davenport construction

John Smith, from driver & identification service center specialist to driver & identification service center consultant, Ankeny driver’s license service center


Other personnel matters

Joseph Cuva, right-of-way agent 3, from Right of Way – Fiscal & Title to Right of Way - Appraisal, (intra-agency transfer)

Hossein Naraghi, transportation planner 4, Traffic & Safety (transfer from other state agency)

Nathan Takes, highway technician associate, from Boone garage to Cedar Rapids garage (intra-agency transfer)



Cheryl Barton, materials technician 5, District 1 materials inspection

David Doolittle, purchasing agent 2, Procurement & Distribution

Greg Durbin, transportation engineer specialist, District 1 Office

Jay Larson, transportation planner 2, Systems Planning

Tony Lazarowicz, public service executive, District 3 Office

Cathy Mather, executive officer 1, Field Operations

Gene Pavelka, engineering technician senior, District 2 Office

Brenda Sanders, engineering operations technician, District 5 field staff

Roger Walton, transportation engineer specialist, District 6 field staff

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