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Grandin to serve on Iowa 4-H Board

Holly Grandin was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at its annual meeting on Oct. 11 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines.

Grandin, of State Center, is an ag finance specialist at New Century FS in Grinnell. Grandin has a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. She was a member of the Orange Buds/Orange Blossoms 4-H Club in Black Hawk County, Club Leader in Cass County, Illinois and parent leader in Knox County, Ill. Grandin’s two children were 4-H members in Illinois.

Her favorite 4-H memory includes 4-H fairs at the Cattle Congress Grounds in Waterloo and 4-H Dances.

“4-H is a constant in my life. It has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old and for our children since they were 8 years old. It has shaped our values, solidifies our friendships, and shown us the paths to our careers,” Grandin said.

Along with six other newly elected trustees, Grandin joins a board that has pledged embark on a new capital campaign for the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteers in various industries: Iowa State University Extension staff, private business and government professionals, farmers, community leaders and State 4-H Council representatives and others.

Hilsabeck is vice president at McCord Research

McCord Research has expanded its research and development division to pursue the future of innovative healing. The company has hired a master in the healthcare and research fields who was educated locally in Iowa.

Kyle Hilsabeck BA, PharmD, was recently employed as the vice president of pharmaceutical affairs at McCord Research. He joins the company to assist the science team in formulation and product development using the most up-to-date research and practice guidelines. He also serves as faculty to educate healthcare providers on the safe and appropriate use of the products.

Hilsabeck comes with a wealth of education and experience both clinical and scientific. He is an Iowa native, originally from Marshalltown, who received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in 2006 from Wartburg College in Waverly. In 2011, he received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, completed a postgraduate residency in Mt. Vernon and Cedar Rapids pharmacies and was a clinical pharmacist with Hy-Vee for the past year. “I hope to utilize my experiences, share my ideas, collaborate with and learn from our team members so that we can continue to provide cutting edge, high quality, scientifically and clinically sound products that benefit and improve the health of the public,” Hilsabeck said. “I also hope to provide education to healthcare professionals that use and recommend our products, so they can better serve their patients and customers.”

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