Hornsby makes Dubuque move after eight years at DCH

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DCH Public Relations Manager Jenny Hornsby's desk was unnaturally clear Friday because it was her last day on the job. Jenny starts her new job Monday at Heartland Financial USA Inc. in Dubuque.

Eight-year veteran of the DCH management team Jenny Hornsby is moving to Dubuque.
Eight-year veteran of the DCH management team Jenny Hornsby is moving to Dubuque.

Jenny Hornsby of Minburn, public relations manager since 2008 at the Dallas County Hospital, has taken a new job position as the advertising and marketing director at a Dubuque bank. Friday was her last day at work in the Perry hospital.

“I’ve made some wonderful friends here in Perry,” Hornsby said Friday, “and worked with some wonderful people. It’s hard to say goodbye, but this seemed like the right time to make the move.”

Without skipping a beat, Hornsby will take up her new duties Monday morning as the marketing and advertising director at Heartland Financial USA Inc. in Dubuque.

Hornsby will become the director of advertising and marketing at Heartland Financial USA Inc. in Dubuque starting Monday.
Hornsby will become the director of advertising and marketing at Heartland Financial USA Inc. in Dubuque starting Monday.

“I have family in eastern Iowa, which is where I grew up,” she said, “so this will be a good fit.”

The door to Hornsby’s DCH office bears a sign reading, “Community Presence,” and she has indeed been a visible presence in the Perry community, serving on the Perry-Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors and taking part in many activities of the Dallas County Hospital Foundation.

“We’re going to miss Jenny a lot,” said Perry-Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Wilson. “She’s made a huge contribution to the health of Perry and the visibility of Dallas County Hospital. We’re excited for her in this new adventure and wish her and her family all the best.”

Hornsby said the decision to move was difficult, but she wanted to get settled closer to home before her young son starts school. Her husband will be leaving the Pleasantville Hy-Vee.

A going-away party was hosted Thursday by Hornsby’s coworkers, where many fond memories were shared and good wishes expressed.

“You better get her picture before she starts crying,” said DCH Purchasing Manager Teresa Mulder.

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