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Business people: awards and achievements

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Monday, November 05, 2012 12:01 am
•Indiana Association of School Principals will recognize Rebecca Schaefer, assistant principal at Weisser Park Arts Magnet, at the 2012 Elementary Assistant Principals from IASP District 3 at a luncheon and Kathleen Perfect, principal at Arcola Elementary, at the 2012 Elementary Principals from IASP District 3 dinner both to be held Nov. 18 at the Indianapolis Marriott, Indianapolis. District 3 is located in northeast Indiana and is made up of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

Northeast Indiana Urology welcomes George Martin, M.D., to its practice. Martin is a Fort Wayne native and Snider High School graduate. He graduated with highest honors from Indiana University where he attended college and medical school. He received the Ruth Lilly Medical Scholarship Award and the Pittman Surgical Scholarship. He completed his urology residence at the Mayo Clinic, Ariz., where he received the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Fellow Award. He has published more than 20 journal articles and book chapters, presented research at national urological association meetings, and been an invited guest to speak at international meetings on kidney and prostate cancer.

Baden Tax Management has hired Bill Campbell as a manager in its property practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in both real property and business personal property taxes.

Fetters Construction, Auburn, hired Craig A. Linnemeier as controller. He will be responsible for planning, conducting, monitoring, reviewing and approving books and records, keeping banking activities, information, data processing, and administrative/reporting functions in accordance with GAAP and within the limits of approved accounting policies and procedures. He graduated from Manchester College, North Manchester. He earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a master's degree in accountancy.

Salin Bank announces that Brooks Diller is a new assistant vice president, commercial banking. He will serve the banking needs of commercial businesses in Allen County and surrounding markets. He earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from IPFW and a master of business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Do it Best Corp. has hired Brant Harbert as retail project leader and Seth Richardson as publishing specialist and promoted Mike Post home decor merchandise manager.

Haller & Colvin welcomes attorney Jeffrey B. Harding as partner. His areas of practice include business law, real estate planning and complex commercial litigation.

•IPFW professor and chair of the department of sociology Peter Iadicola recently spoke at a violence and crime prevention symposium Oct. 26-27 in New Orleans.


ett & McNagny associate Philip A. Wagler has been admitted to practice law in Florida. He focuses his practice in the area of estate planning and administration. He earned his law degree from the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington, and holds an MBA in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington, and is a graduate of Bethel College, Mishawaka.

Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Realtor John-Michael Segyde has earned his accredited buyer's representative (ABR) and ePro designations. He has been a licensed real estate agent since 2005 and is based out of the Stellhorn office

The New Huntington Theatre, Huntington, owners Rich Najuch and Joel Froomkin received the 2012 Business of the Year Award during the statewide Indiana Main Street Conference held in downtown Kokomo. They purchased the theatre in 2007 and have restored the entire theatre.

Avon announces that representative Janelle S. Newton has completed the ELITE (Educating Leaders In Transformational Excellence) professional development certification. She attended a three-day all-expense-paid graduation celebration along with 75 other representatives in October at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Fla.

Carson Boxberger welcomes the following new attorneys. Jamie C. Woenker will advise clients in multiple practice areas including personal services and general litigation as well as various aspects of litigation including guardianships and other personal services related issues. She is a recent graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law. Tyler Winkleman is a member of the firm's business section and will focus his practice on an array of corporate matters including securities offerings, corporate real estate, nonprofit organization and issues related to corporate governance as well as building an emerging practice in estate planning. He is a recent graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

Asher Agency has hired Brandon Peat as art director and interactive developer. He has more than five years of design experience including freelance and agency work. He will specialize in illustrative design and interactive Flash development. He graduated from the University of Saint Francis.

Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth has appointed Cassandra Porter as the state director in Indiana. She will be responsible for the treatment and care of nearly 1,000 youth and families throughout the state and for the fiscal and contractual viability of all Indiana programs and services. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Tennessee State University and a juris doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law.

Geyer Instructional Products has added Daniel Leeper as general manager and Faith McNall as a customer service associate.

McMillen Center for Health Education has promoted Frances Brooks to director of operations and marketing. She will be responsible for leading the IT, marketing, administrative and facility functions of the center. The following have been hired: Bethany Clapper, MBA, as director of development. She will work to further support the mission of McMillen Center for Health through corporate sponsorships, grants, and local and national funding sources; Hollissa Estep as a health educator and brush program coordinator. She will coordinate the activities of the new preschool dental program, called brush!, as well as present health education programs to youth and adults; and Rhonda Ridgeway-Hall as finance manager. She also works as the controller for BND.

1st Source Bank has promoted James Seitz to president. He has more than 32 years of banking experience. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business marketing from Indiana University and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Embassy Theatre Foundation announces its board for 2012-13. Officers: president, Marla Peters, American Specialty Insurance; vice president, Gilmore Haynie Jr., Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Chickedantz; treasurer, Rick Maples, Angel Corps; and secretary, Tom

Barfell, Do it Best Corp. Members: Tom Borne, Asher Agency; Carolyn Brody; Michael Cahill, Raytheon; Heather Presley-Cowen, City of Fort Wayne; Tim Durnell, STAR Financial Bank; Chris Gomez, Kroger; Paula Hughes; Sister M. Elise Kriss, University of Saint Francis; Douglas K. Nelson, Stewar, Brimner, Peters & Co.; Jeff Potter, Fort Wayne Mad Ants; Keitha Wesner; Barbara Williams, Donaldson Williams LLP; and Deborah Woodroof, Sweet Violets Tea and Antiques. Three-year terms: Ryan Bergdoll, Haines, Isenbarger & Skiba; Tim Rooney, Stifel Nicolaus; Jeremy Senk, Carson Boxberger; and Gary Wasson.

In addition, the volunteer of the year award was presented to Mary Carney a six-year volunteer.

Headwaters Counseling announces its board for 2012-13. Officers: president, David Storey, Parkview Corporate Office; vice president, Kevin Kreilach, Jehl & Kreilach Financial Management; treasurer, Chuck Clark, Parkview North Hospital; and secretary, Scott Burns, Faegre Baker Daniels. New and continuing members: Danielle Collins, Lutheran Social Services; Amy Gustin, Raytheon; John Hudson, Grinsfelder Associates Architects; Keith Neuman, Lutheran Health Network; Eric Norman, IPFW; Deb Overcash, FW Radiology; and Wesley Shie, NE Indiana SBDC Hobson Center.

Terex Advance was the manufacturer of the mixer truck driven by Z-Comm employee Trent Slavens of Frankfort. He became the only two-time champion of the National Concrete Ready Mix Association's National Driver's Championship.


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