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Business People

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 12:01 am

Junior League of Fort Wayne recently chose Natalie Hugon and Jenna Keirns to be representatives at the Organization Development Institute held Oct. 19-21 in Cleveland.

Serenity Grace Private Duty Nursing LLP has been started by Donna Hawk, RN. The private-duty nursing company serves the senior, disabled and mental health population within a 40-mile radius of Decatur.

Bruce Ewing Landscaping has added the following people to its staff and new services: Mark Gorczyca, landscape designer and architect, with more than 20 years' experience in the landscaping business; Peggy Gerardot, art director; Kari Geary, floral designer for the new wedding and event floral design division. She formerly owned Lillian Rose, which merged with Bruce Ewing; and Maggie Haus, floral designer and bridal consultant.

•PBS39 announces its board for 2012-2013. Officers: chair, Randall S. Steiner; first vice chair, Judy Pursley; second vice chair, Catherine Diamente; secretary, Connie Scott; treasurer, Nagin Shah; past chair, Peter G. Mallers; and president, Bruce R. Haines. Directors: Janelleyn Borden, Tamesha Fikes, Janelle Graber, Byron Hayes, Herb

Hernandez, J.L. Nave III, Tamzon O'Malley, Pam

Satek, Sue Snyder, Alfred J. Zacher and Mary Ann Ziembo.

WFWA PBS39 welcomes the following new staffers: Kelly Hardesty, director of development; Deb Marquardt, administrative assistant; and Rakaya Thomson, accounting clerk.

J. P. Morgan has hired Chad E. Slaughter as executive director in the High New Worth group. He will be located in Indianapolis. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business from Marian University and earned his juris doctorate at Nova Southeastern University.

Faegre Baker Daniels partner David Irmscher, intellectual property, has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2013 as a “Local litigation star,” an individual who is recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigator by clients and peers.

D. O. McComb & Sons associates Amy Westendorf, Marianne Baker and Mona Lane have been recognized by Forethought Life Insurance Company for being three of the top 15 preneed advisors in 2011. They were rewarded with a stay at the Greenbrier America's Resort, West Virginia.

In addition Nate Hoeffel, preneed services manager, has been presented the excellence in leadership award. He has been a partner of Forethought's for the past 20 years.

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