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 PAGE 6 UPPER PENINSULA BUSINESS TODAY MAY 2020
 Range Bank Announces
Several Local Employee
Promotions
MARQUETTE — Range Bank President and CEO, Roxanne Daust, recently announced the promotions of several Range Bank employees. “Each of these individuals brings a unique set of skills and go above and beyond liv- ing our core values each day,” said Daust. “I am pleased to announce these promotions, as each of these employees were deserving of this recognition.”
Sally Shaver, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Underwriting
Sally Shaver was promoted to Senior Vice President, Mortgage Underwriting. Sally began her career at Range Bank in 2007, and has made a significant contribution to the Home Mortgage Services department during her time at her bank. Sally holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Northern Michigan University. She is on the Board of Directors for both the Rotary Club of Marquette and Habitat for Humanity of Marquette County. She was recent- ly awarded the Habitat for Humanity of Marquette County’s volunteer of the year for her many contributions and dedication to Habitat for Humanity. She lives in Marquette with her husband.
Rachel Simonsen, Vice President, Branch Administration
Rachel Simonsen was promoted to Vice President, Branch Administration. Rachel started as a Management Trainee ten years ago and has had several positions within the bank prior to moving to branch administration. Rachel plays a signifi- cant role as part of the Leadership Team and has contributed to many positive changes within Range Bank. Rachel is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a concen- tration in business management. She is a volunteer t-ball coach for the Negaunee Little League. Rachel is a Negaunee native, and currently resides in Negaunee Township with her hus- band and two daughters.
Lucy Grove, Vice President, Human Resources Officer
Lucy Grove was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources. Lucy began her career at Range Bank two years ago and plays an important role in making Range Bank a great place to work. Lucy also contributes as part of the Range Bank Leadership Team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Roosevelt University in Chicago
and has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources. Lucy is on the Board for the Women’s Center in Marquette and is the President of Marquette West Rotary. She resides in Marquette with her husband.
Kim Kaura, Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer
Kim Kaura was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer in the Copper Country Region. Kim had her twentieth anniversary with Range Bank in February 2020. Kim has developed into one of the premier lenders in the bank and market and has played a major role in the growth within the Copper Country market. She serves on the board of directors for both the Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness and Kiwanis Club of the Copper Country. She is also the Reading is Fundamental coor- dinator for Kiwanis. She resides in Allouez with her husband and has two sons, a grandson and a step-grand- daughter.
Chris Gobert, Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer
Chris Gobert was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer in the Marquette County Region. Chris has been with Range Bank for ten years. He consistently produces a high mortgage volume, and does a great job taking care of his customers and promoting Range Bank within the community. Chris is a graduate from Northern Michigan University with a concentration in Managerial Finance. He is a volunteer coach for the 10U Range Bank hockey team and is also on the Northern Michigan University Athletic Council. He resides in Marquette with his wife and children. ----------------------------
Padgett Retires After
36 Years At VA Center
IRON MOUNTAIN – Rebecca Padgett of Faithorn retired March 27 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Padgett was born and raised in Florence, Wis., and graduated from Bay College with an associate degree in nursing. She started her VA career at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center on Jan. 8, 1984, as a licensed practical nurse.
In 1987, Padgett was selected for the upward mobility program and went back to college to become a registered nurse. She was charge nurse on the inpatient ward for many years before transferring to an outpatient clinic. In 2007, Padgett was selected to be a case manager for veterans who participated
in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, where she helped more than 3,000 transition from active duty and get the care and they earned and deserved.
Padgett has received many awards during her tenure, including Employee of the Month, Federal Women’s Program Outstanding Achievement Award, and the Hearts and Hands Award, the latter being the highest honor of her career.
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Erickson Named To Retail Jewelers Board
SOUTHPORT, Conn. — Sherri Erickson of Erickson Jewelers in Iron Mountain recently was appointed to a three-year term on the board of direc- tors of the Independent Jewelers Organization.
“Sherri was chosen from among more than 750 retail jeweler member candi- dates which really says a lot about her leadership abilities, and the confi- dence the membership as a whole has in her,” said Jeff Roberts, IJO presi- dent and CEO. “I’m excited to be working with Sherri, as is the rest of the board.”
The IJO Board of Directors is com- posed of nine retail members and two vendor members.
The board acts as a liaison between the membership and IJO management, and to help form ideas for the better- ment of the overall operation of IJO. “Sherri will be a great asset to IJO’s board — she’s been an active, con- tributing member of the organization since she joined more than eight years ago, and we’re privileged to have her input,” said Penny Palmer, IJO’s director of member services.
IJO is a jewelry-buying group and service organization that has helped retail jewelers work smarter and com- pete in their marketplace for more than 48 years, as well as enabling them to buy at group savings and pass those savings along to their customers. “Being associated with IJO represents integrity, quality and trust, and I’m proud to be able to give back to this organization that has helped our busi- ness in so many ways,” Erickson said. Erickson Jewelers is at 511 S. Stephenson Ave. in downtown Iron Mountain. The Ericksons first opened an Iron Mountain store at 1820 S. Stephenson Ave. in August 2009, after years in Escanaba. Erickson operates the business with her husband, Randy Erickson
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