Quad-Citians Honored As Young Leaders

Nineteen young leaders were named 2011 Quad-Cities Area Leaders Under 40.

The community is invited to celebrate with them at the Black Hawk College Foundation's annual Quad-Cities Area Leaders Under 40 recognition dinner at 6 p.m. April 28 at the i wireless Center in Moline. The cost for the event is $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10. For reservations, contact the Black Hawk College Foundation office at (309) 796-5061 or durnalp@bhc.edu.

The honored leaders live and work in the Quad-City area and take on various roles to create change and move their workplaces and communities forward. "The business organizations of the Quad-Cities are making a concentrated effort to keep our young people in the Quad-Cities area," event chairman Dennis Pauley said. "Events like Leaders Under 40 highlight the quality, young professionals we have in the area. They are the future of the Quad-Cities."

The honorees are:
Audrey Adamson, Rock Island, assistant director, Office of Residential Life, Augustana College
Rakesh Alla, Moline, chief operating officer, Quad-Cities Kidney Center
Hollie Bedford, Moline, staff sergeant, Warrior Transition Unit-Illinois
Kelly Burich, Rock Island, senior territory manager, Novartis Animal Health
Joan Frank, Davenport, sales and servicing manager, Quad-Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tim Heim, Davenport, director of sales and marketing, Hotel Blackhawk
A.J. Loss, Bettendorf, president, Bush Construction Company Inc.
Amanda Olderog, Bettendorf, director of business operations, surgical services, Trinity Regional Health System
Jason Pettit, Geneseo, vice president, marketing and administration, Hazelwood Homes Inc.
Paul Rumler, Coal Valley, Ill., senior vice president of community development, Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce
Benjamin Samuelson, Moline, partner, Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton and Noe LLP
Danielle Scott, Port Byron, marketing associate, Yash Technologies
Kerry Smith, Bettendorf, audit director, McGladrey and Pullen LLP
Thomas Terronez, Davenport, president, Terrostar Technology Solutions
Dan Turner, Davenport, director of IT, Per Mar Security Services
Susan Wahlmann, Rock Island, director of performing art and arts-in-education, Quad-City Arts Council
Mike Wennekamp, Moline, associate executive director, Two Rivers YMCA
Kent Wiersema, Eldridge, Iowa, corporate controller, Genesis Health System
Daniel Witkowski, Moline, pastor, First Lutheran Church, Moline