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Rockford library welcomes new board members
Paul Logli, president of the Board of Trustees of the Rockford Public Library, has announced the appointment of three new members to the trustees board. Monica Primm, owner of HR Solution Services; Dawn Durkin, office manager/accounting with her family’s business; and Jessica Koltz, career services adviser at Rasmussen College, began their terms as RPL Trustees at the November board meeting.
Primm, a Rockford native, graduated from Rockford Auburn High School. She has more than 20 years of human resource management experience and owns and operates HR Solution Services, an outsourcing consulting firm specializing in human resources needs of businesses. Primm has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in human resource management and a master’s degree in organizational leadership. She has been professionally certified by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and is also a Certified Diversity Trainer through the SHRM organization.
Durkin has lived in the Rockford area for more than 14 years. As an avid library user with a love of libraries all her life, becoming a trustee was a natural fit. Since moving to the area, Durkin and her family have been ongoing patrons at the East Side Branch. Married with four children, Durkin takes an active role in her children’s education in District 205 and has served as a member of the Washington Academy PTO and as the sole coordinator for Washington Academy’s first Race For Education fund-raiser. She also volunteers at the school and has been involved with her neighborhood association.
Koltz is a Rockford native and a graduate of Rockford East High School. She and her family reside in the northwest side of town in the North End Commons Neighborhood. Since 2009, she has worked at Rasmussen College-Rockford Campus. In August 2011, Koltz completed her master’s of arts in organizational leadership. She earned her undergraduate degree at Judson University in business management.
Outside the academic realm, Koltz enjoys cooking, working out and spending time with her family. She sits on Alignment Rockford’s Career Awareness Committee, Rockford Area Economic Development Council’s Business Retention & Expansion Committee, Rockford Chamber’s IGNITE EDUCATE Committee, Rosie’s Birthday Club’s board, and serves as an ambassador for Rockford Health Systems. Previously, she sat on United Way’s Success by 6 Advisory Board and IGNITE’s Leadership Board.
From the Jan. 1-6, 2014, issue