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The Harry A. Koch Co.

The Harry A. Koch Co. Trevor Fiala Katie Denson The Harry A. Koch Co. acquired the Property Casualty book of business from PJ Ramaekers & Associates Inc. effective September 30, 2019. With this acquisition Trevor Fiala and Katie Denson join The Harry A. Koch Co. Trevor Fiala joins The Koch Co.'s Koch Select commercial insurance team as a Sales Executive. He joined The Koch Select team because he knows the impact risk management has on a company's business goals and he is focused on guiding clients through their current and emerging risks. Katie Denson joins The Koch Co.'s Koch Select commercial insurance team as an Account Manager. Katie enjoys building relationship with her clients and helping them find solutions to their risk management needs and day-to-day questions. Koch Select offers insurance and risk management tailored to the needs of small businesses. Whether the business is just starting out, growing or well-established, Koch Select understands one-size doesn't fit all and one-size doesn't work forever. This acquisition has added resources and expertise to the Koch Select team that now consists of six risk management professionals, serving over 850 clients across the region with a focus on exceptional client service and delivery of real-world solutions. Founded in 1916, The Harry A. Koch Co. is a local, privately owned insurance agency and broker with offices in Omaha and Lincoln. The Koch Co. team understands the value of trust, integrity, and knowledge to provide quality risk management and insurance services in the areas of Business Insurance, Employee Benefits, Surety Bonds, Personal Insurance, and Loss Control. We employ over 130 professionals and are within the top 15 largest bank-owned insurance agencies in the United States.

Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts

Borsheims Hires, Promotes Managers Andy Brabec Adam Craig Marti Stephens As it prepares to celebrate 150 years in business, Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts is making changes and additions to its management. The store has combined its Marketing and eCommerce departments into one and promoted Andy Brabec to oversee the new team as Director of Marketing and eCommerce. The store also promoted Marti Stephens to Shop Assistant Manager and hired Adam Craig as Borsheims new Facilities Manager. Andy Brabec has been with Borsheims three years as its Director of eCommerce, helping Borsheims to double its online revenue in that time. With his 12 years of experience in marketing management, Brabec was a natural fit for the new role of Director of Marketing & eCommerce. The change in structure at Borsheims will allow the Marketing and eCommerce departments to work together on the store's strategy of ensuring all customers have the same signature Borsheims experience whether they shop online or instore. Prior to joining Borsheims, Brabec held a number of marketing and communication positions throughout the Omaha area. He is a graduate of Doane University and lives in Omaha with his wife and son. Adam Craig comes to Borsheims from The Boeing Company in St. Louis. As the Facilities Manager, he will oversee the functionality, comfort, safety, and efficiency of the Borsheims building. Craig is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College and volunteers his time at a food bank and the walk to end prostate cancer. He recently moved to Omaha with his fianc�e and their two dogs. Marti Stephens has been promoted to the Shop Assistant Manager at Borsheims, where she will help to oversee the jewelry shop, including appraisals, custom work, and repairs. She has held several different positions within the shop at Borsheims, most recently as Shop Support Supervisor. Stephens has her Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America and a degree in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She lives in Omaha with her husband and two children. Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts is one of the nation's largest independent jewelry stores and a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family. With an international clientele spanning 50 states and six continents, Borsheims continues to operate with the vision that has guided the company for more than a century: "We are privileged to share in the special moments in our customers' lives. We will treat this opportunity with the respect and importance it deserves." The store will celebrate 150 years in business in 2020.

rjngroup

RJN Opens Omaha Office with Roger Helgoth, PE, BCEE, FACEC RJN's Great Plains/Midwest-ern footprint expanded with the addition of Roger M. Helgoth, PE, BCEE, FACECa licensed professional civil engineer in Nebraska and Iowa, and a board-certified environmental engineeras the branch manager for the new Omaha office. Established in 1975, RJN Group Inc. is an employee-owned, professional engineering and specialty field services firm with a focus on water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. RJN's mission is to leverage technology to achieve pipeline clarity and engineer practical solutions across the spectrum of our services.

Children's Hospital & Medical Center

Sellout Crowd at Children's Gala Gives Standing Ovation as American Flag Brings $50,000 in Auction Children's Hospital & Medical Center's 2019 "Helping Children Soar" Gala on Nov. 9 was a night to remember, raising nearly $1 million to further innovation and expansion at Children's. Funds raised will support the Hubbard Center for Children, an expansion project that will make high-quality pediatric care available to thousands more children in Omaha and across the five-state region. A highlight of the gala was the live auction finale - an American flag flown in Afghanistan in honor of the brave children and their families Children's serves. The flag was donated by Major Amber R. Phipps, vice president of Quality and Patient Safety at Children's. Major Phipps, who is currently serving overseas, sent a special video message to Gala guests before the flag drew a record winning bid of $50,000. The sellout crowd of more than 1,500 people rose to their feet in appreciation for the donor and as a sign of respect to Major Phipps. Children's Gala was held at CHI Health Center Omaha where guests also enjoyed a silent auction, raffle, dinner and entertainment by multi-platinum pop artist Andy Grammer. Honorary chairs were Susie and John H. Nelson. Jessie Forrest and Kelly Nogg served as the Gala's co-chairs. Karen Thompson is the current president of the Friends Board, which plans the Gala along with Children's Foundation staff. "With gratitude to our sellout crowd, the leadership and generosity of our chairs and the Friends Board and the support of so many community sponsors and volunteers, we celebrated an incredibly successful gala!" said Beth Greiner, Executive Director of the Children's Hospital & Medical Center Foundation. "We are so appreciative of all our supporters who share our vision and value investing in the health of our region's children." The 2020 Children's Gala is scheduled for November 7.

Awards

Goosmann Law

Goosmann Law

Goosmann Law Named one of the Top Fastest Growing Law Firms in the United States for Third Consecutive Year The Goosmann Law Firm is proud to announce that they have been named on the 2019 Law Firm 500 Award Honorees list as one of the top fastest growing law firms in the United States. This is the third year the firm was listed as an Honoree, making the list in 2018 and 2017. Goosmann was ranked No. 82 on the 2019 Law Firm 500 Award Honorees list showcasing the top firms who have achieved significant growth in revenues over the past three years. To read the full list of Law Firm 500 Award Honorees visit, www.LawFirm500.com. Goosmann Law has locations in Omaha, Nebraska, Sioux City, Iowa, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visit their website at www.GoosmannLaw.com or call (855) 843-4531.

New Hires

Medica

Medica Kelly Lindberg has joined Medica as Chief Marketing and Experience Officer. Medica has a key regional office in Omaha. In her role at Medica, Lindberg will oversee all marketing, branding and consumer experience activities, including digital strategy, brand strategy, advertising, marketing communications, public relations, and member and provider communications. In this work, she will provide leadership and direction to ensure optimal customer experience across all touch-points. Lindberg has more than 20 years of experience defining strategy, driving change throughout organizations and delivering initiatives that resulted in enhanced consumer experience, operational efficiency and growth. Lindberg most recently served as Vice President, Consumer Experience for Optum where she was responsible for leading the consumer-facing efforts for six key lines of business with more than 200 products. In support of this work, she built a new consumer-centric discipline and team to envision and create the desired experience across all consumer touch-points and product lines.

Promotions

Lisa Bowen Vice President: Managing Director Bowen has been promoted to Vice President: Managing Director. In this role, she is responsible for growing KidGlov's Omaha office and helping brands advance their marketing and advertising goals in conjunction with the Denver and Lincoln offices. In 2017, Bowen joined KidGlov with 20+ years of marketing, communications and PR experience in both the private, non-profit and public sectors.

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