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Lauren Augustine (MBA12) named VP of Product Transformation and Delivery at Grinnell Mutual

Grinnell Mutual, the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America, announced it has added two positions to its senior leadership team. Lauren Augustin will lead Grinnell Mutual’s multiyear enterprise project to transition all of its business platforms to the Guidewire system, and oversee the development of new products and the company’s positioning in the market. To read more click here.

Stephen Timm (EMBA02) Named President of Collins Aerospace Avionics

Collins Aerospace announced that Stephen Timm will now lead Avionics following the retirement of Kent Statler (EMBA98) after 32 years. The avionics unit at Collins Aerospace, a division of United Technologies Corp., designs and manufactures a wide variety of cockpit electronics such as displays, navigation systems and flight controls. To read more click here.

S.P. Kothari (PhD86) named Chief Economist at the SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that Tippie alum, S.P. Kothari, has been named Chief Economist and Director of the agency’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). You can read the full press release here.

Joe Ceryanec (BBA84) Named Deloitte CFO of the Year

Tippie alumnus, Joe Ceryanec, the chief financial officer at Mereditch Corp., has been selected by the Business Record as the Deloitte CFO of the Year. Ceryanec has been the CFO for over 10 years and currently serves on the Tippie College Advisory Board. You can read more here.