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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Mayor's Appointments to Firefighters' Pension Board and Police Pension Board

Mayor Stephanie Acri appointed Alderman Kevin Schoonmaker to the Firefighters’ Pension Board for a full two-year term, retroactive from May 1, 2017, to expire April 30, 2019, and Rick J. Jennings to the Police Pension Board for a full two-year term, retroactive from May 1, 2017, to expire April 30, 2019, at the Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Alderman Kevin Schoonmaker is a life-long resident of the Quad Cities, and has resided in Moline since 2000. He was elected to City Council on April 2009 to represent Ward 6. His current term will expire on May 1, 2017.
 
Alderman Schoonmaker is active in the community as past president and current member of Moline Kiwanis and board member of Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities. He is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Alderman Schoonmaker is a graduate of Alleman High School and Augustana College. He is employed as a Loan Officer/Vice President at BankORION, Moline branch.
 
Alderman Schoonmaker actively supports working to help retain and attract businesses to Moline, promoting fiscal responsibility to ensure that the City’s finances are spent wisely and keeping public safety as a high priority.

Rick Jennings, CPA, is a Senior Vice President and Trust Officer at Quad City Bank and Trust Company. Rick heads the Trust Department of thirteen officers and twelve staff people which has grown to $1.4 billion in assets under administration in the 23 years the bank has been open. Prior to joining Quad City Bank and Trust Company, Rich was an Assistant Vice President at the former Davenport Bank and Trust Company where he worked for ten years. Prior to joining Davenport Bank, Rick worked for four years with the public account firm of KPMG Peat Marwick.

Rick graduated in 1979 from Northern Illinois University with B.S. degrees in Accounting and Finance. He is a 1975 graduate of United Township High School. Rick has lived in Moline for the past 35 years.
 
Rick has served on the Boards of the Child Abuse Council, Friendship Manor Retirement Village, Seton Dads Club, Sacred Heart Church Council, Children’s Advocacy Center and PEDALS Daycare. He is a member of the Quad City Estate Planning Council, American Institute of CPAs and Iowa Society of CPAs.

Rick has worked with several Taft-Hartley pension and health and welfare plans for unions in the Quad Cities and other cities through the Trust Department at Quad City Bank & Trust. He currently oversees the custody or investment management of over $413 million of assets for the various unions he is involved with.
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