Augustana College Quad Cities Employers Council
The Augustana College Quad Cities Employers Council (QCEC) is a volunteer advisory group to President Steve Bahls focused on sharing information and building relationships between the college and the community.
The goal of the QCEC is to increase by 50 percent the number of Augustana graduates who remain in the Quad Cities to work. This goal is part of a larger plan to support Q2030, a comprehensive plan to grow the vitality of the entire region.
Augustana recognizes that the Quad Cities faces issues that are increasingly intertwined and complexly layered. Through initiatives brought forward by this group, it aims to attract and retain Augustana graduates who can critically and ethically address contemporary challenges, apply their problem-solving skill set to important work and community projects, and enjoy becoming engaged citizens.
Quad Cities Employers Council
Angela Bagby, Development Manager, Russell Construction, Davenport, Iowa
Jennifer Feeney, Vice President, Human Resources, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Davenport, Iowa
Lynn Hunt, Vice President, Sales, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, Moline, Illinois
Michelle Lewis, Regional Business Development Director, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Moline, Illinois
Matt Mendenhall, President, Regional Development Authority, Davenport, Iowa
Dan Portes, CEO, Management Resource Group, Davenport, Iowa
Matthew Phares, CFO, American Bank & Trust, Davenport, Iowa
Teresa Richart, Human Resource Manager, Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island, Illinois
Jennifer Schmidt, Director of Talent Acquisition & Workforce Development, Genesis Health Systems, Quad Cities
Tom Schuetz, Co-President, Group Services/Alera Group, Bettendorf, Iowa
Jon Sexton, Senior Vice President of Culture & Leadership Development, Vibrant Credit Union, Moline, Illinois
Kerry Smith, Partner, Honkamp, Krueger & Company, Davenport, Iowa
Brad Stoefen, Member and Community Relations Business Partner, HNI Corporation, Davenport, Iowa
Bill Stoermer, Communications Manager for the Quad Cities Generating Station, Exelon Corporation, Cordova, Illinios
Sarah Turner, Talent Acquisition Manager, Unity Point Health, Moline, Illinois
Paul VanDuyne, CEO, IMEG Corporation, Rock Island, Illinois
Jennifer VanGenderen, Director of Marketing, Per Mar Security, Davenport, Iowa
Jon Hillmann, Partner, RSM, Davenport, Iowa
AJ Loss, President and CEO, Bush Construction Company, Davenport, Iowa