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Meet Our Team

The Dana Company

Chairman of the Board
Dana Ramundt
Chairman of the Board

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Chairman of the Board

Dana Ramundt

Chairman of the Board

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President
Cory Holland
President

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President

Cory Holland

President

Bio

Cory has been in the insurance industry since 1992. He spent 9 years as an insurance company underwriter prior to joining The Dana Company in 2001. He earned his CPCU designation in 1998. His specialty is working with clients on their business insurance, including auto, workers compensation, E&O, bonds, and D&O needs. He is a graduate from Central College in Pella, IA with a B.A. in Accounting.

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CFO
Marv Hiddleson
CFO

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CFO

Marv Hiddleson

CFO

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Marv has been the Chief Financial Officer for The Dana Company since 1997. Marv worked for Iowa Des Moines National Bank in their Audit Department from 1959-1963. He then worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co CPA Firm from 1963-1974, specializing in Bank and Savings & Loan audits plus taxation. From 1974-1991, he was the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of American Federal Savings and Loan Association. Marv was the Chief Financial Officer for FiServe from 1991-1996. Marv has a tremendous loyalty to The University of Iowa. He serves in several volunteer capacities for the institution. Marve has been a season ticket holder for the University of Iowa football and basketball games since 1974. He has attended numerous bowl games. Marv and his wife Ruth live in West Des Moines. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren. Marv graduated from The University of Iowa in 1959 with a B.S. in Commerce, majoring in Accounting. He passed the CPA examination on his first attempt in 1964.

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Account Executive
Jeff Gordon
Account Executive

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Account Executive

Jeff Gordon

Account Executive

Bio

Jeff has been in the insurance industry since 1984. As a producer of all lines, he specializes in business insurance, focusing on helping clients understand and manage their risk. Jeff holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation as well as a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow.

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Account Executive
Craig Jankowski
Account Executive

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Account Executive

Craig Jankowski

Account Executive

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Craig has been in the insurance industry since 2005. He brings thirteen years of experience in the commercial insurance market. Craig's passion involves educating clients on their insurance programming and contracts. He follows a structured approach of evaluating each client's risks and needs to properly program coverages needed for their business. Craig lives in Pleasant Hill with his wife Brandy and their two daughters Claire and Gracelyn. When he isn't working, you will find him chasing his girls around the soccer and softball fields in the Des Moines area.

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Account Executive
Tom Koenig
Account Executive

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Account Executive

Tom Koenig

Account Executive

Bio

Tom is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and has been in the insurance industry since 2002. He is a commercial insurance specialist with sixteen years of experience focusing primarily on small to mid-size family operated businesses. He holds several professional designations including CLU and LUTCF. Tom follows a structured approach to evaluating business risk that is first built on a trusting relationship.

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Account Executive
Dave Mackowski
Account Executive

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Account Executive

Dave Mackowski

Account Executive

Bio

Dave has been in the insurance business since 1991. He specializes in property casualty insurance including personal and commercial lines. He believes in a consultative selling approach where the client understands their exposures and options. Dave lives in West Des Moines with his wife Tammy and daughter Nicole. Dave graduated with a B.S. from Iowa State University. He then acquired his teaching certification from the University of Texas. He also holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

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Account Executive
Geoff Matlock
Account Executive

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Account Executive

Geoff Matlock

Account Executive

Bio

Geoff has been in the insurance industry since 2010 and joined The Dana Company in 2013. With his background in risk management and safety, it was natural for Geoff to focus on contractor and trucking clients as they present unique risk management needs. Geoff is a commercial insurance specialist including property, general liability, equipment, workers compensation, auto, umbrella, and bonds. 

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Account Executive
Gary McMaster
Account Executive

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Account Executive

Gary McMaster

Account Executive

Bio

Gary brings 30 years of experience to The Dana Company. He is an all lines agent, specializing in personal lines. Gary and his wife reside in Urbandale. His hobbies are golf, fishing, and hunting. Gary has three children and five grandchildren.

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Account Executive
Bill Pratti
Account Executive

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Account Executive

Bill Pratti

Account Executive

Bio

Bill has been in the insurance industry since 1997. He spent 12 years as an agent and sales manager prior to joining The Dana Company in 2009. His specialty is working with clients on their personal insurance needs, as well as life and annuities. He attended the University of Arkansas. Bill and his wife Jennifer reside in Clive. They have three children - Jordan, Jake, and Josh.

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Account Executive
Jon Raftis
Account Executive

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Account Executive

Jon Raftis

Account Executive

Bio

Jon has been in the insurance industry since 2008 and joined The Dana Company in 2016. He consults with businesses and individuals on risk management and insurance strategies. Jon’s insurance industry designations include: Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU), and Associate in Risk Management (ARM). He earned a BBA and an MBA from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Jon and his wife, Ashley, reside in Waukee.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Amy Badger
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Amy Badger

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

Amy joined The Dana Company in August of 2008 as receptionist and became a licensed agent in April of 2013. In December of 2011, she earned a B.A. in English from Simpson College. In her spare time, Amy likes to relax at home with a good book or catch up on her favorite TV shows.

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Lisa Buster
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Lisa Buster

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Lisa has worked in the insurance industry since 1980. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Marketing and Finance. Lisa holds the professional designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). In addition to being a loyal follower of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Lisa likes spending time with her family and enjoys golf and volleyball.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Alan Foertsch
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Alan Foertsch

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

Alan joined The Dana Company in 2013 and has over 20 years of experience working with personal lines insurance. Alan holds a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. He lives in Clive with his wife and two children. He enjoys following his kids' various sports activities, the Hawkeyes, and woodworking.

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Systems Coordinator / Commercial Lines Account Manager
Marilyn Lane
Systems Coordinator / Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Systems Coordinator / Commercial Lines Account Manager

Marilyn Lane

Systems Coordinator / Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Marilyn joined The Dana Company in March of 1998 and became a licensed agent in 1999. She obtained her CISR designation in 2006. A mother of two children and grandmother of three, Marilyn enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Megan Matlock
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Megan Matlock

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Megan joined The Dana Company in August of 2015.  She has been licensed in the insurance industry since 2009, working mainly on commercial accounts.  In her free time she enjoys sporting events, working out, and spending time with her daughter.  

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Samantha Meyers
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Samantha Meyers

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

Sam has been a licensed personal lines insurance agent for over 10 years. In addition to working as an agent, she worked as a personal lines appraiser for Chubb Insurance for 6 years. She joined The Dana Company in June of 2009 as a personal lines account manager. Sam enjoys her spare time with her young daughter, as well as gardening, horse riding, and swimming.

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Commercial Lines Manager
Vicki Pearson
Commercial Lines Manager

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Commercial Lines Manager

Vicki Pearson

Commercial Lines Manager

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Involved in the insurance industry for over 25 years, Vicki started at St. Paul Insurance Company and was there for 11 years. In 1991, she changed over to agency operations. Vicki joined The Dana Company in April of 2000. Designated as a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), she is dedicated to providing quality customer service to help you with your insurance needs. Vicki likes gardening and enjoys being outside during the warmer Iowa months.

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Operations Manager / Commercial Lines Account Manager
Margie Pope
Operations Manager / Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Operations Manager / Commercial Lines Account Manager

Margie Pope

Operations Manager / Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Margie brings history to the agency as she has been a licensed agent for 44 years. She joined Dana in January of 1991 when he purchased the American Flagship Agency. Margie wears many hats, but she is primarily involved in human resources, IT, accounting, and is a commercial account analyst. In her spare time, Margie enjoys reading.

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Rory Robson
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Rory Robson

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Rory has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has three sons and enjoys sports and exercise.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Max Schaefer
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Max Schaefer

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Max gained his personal lines license in October of 2017. He graduated from Iowa State University in December of 2017 with a degree in Communication Studies, minoring in Business and Sociology. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, watching movies, going out with friends, and relaxing with his loved ones.

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Personal Lines Manager
Kim Thuente
Personal Lines Manager

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Personal Lines Manager

Kim Thuente

Personal Lines Manager

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Kim joined The Dana Company as the receptionist in 2004.  She became a licensed customer service agent in 2006 and is now the manager of the personal lines department.  She lives in Des Moines and enjoys traveling, golfing, and attending music and sporting events.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Gayle Triezenberg
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Gayle Triezenberg

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Gayle joined The Dana Company in December of 2017 bringing with her over 23 years of experience in the insurance industry as a licensed agent.  As a native of the Chicagoland area, she loves to follow the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks.  In her free time, Gayle enjoys spending time with family and friends as well gardening, designing jewelry and decorating her home.

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Receptionist
Carolyn Victor
Receptionist

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Receptionist

Carolyn Victor

Receptionist

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Carolyn joined The Dana Company in February of 2017. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2016 with a degree in Child, Adult and Family Services. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time outside with family and friends. 

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Jenny Westphal
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Jenny Westphal

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Jenny joined The Dana Company in April 2013. She is a commercial lines account analyst and strives to provide excellent customer service support. A native of South Dakota, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.

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