•Century 21 Bradley Realty broker Katie Brown was one of 16 graduates from the Indiana Association of Realtors Leadership Academy at the IAR State Convention in September. She also earned her designation as an accredited buyer representative. Century 21 recognized her with a midyear Pacesetter Award for residential real estate sales.
•Faegre Baker Daniels announces that David Irmscher has been named a local litigation star by Benchmark Litigation 2014. He practices in the area of intellectual property.
•Huntington University President's Advisory Council on Excellence welcomes Cindy Brady, student services coordinator for the Wawasee Community School Corp. and Greg Smitley, alum and president/CEO of the Better Business bureau of Northern Indiana to the council. They were appointed by President Sherily Emberton and will serve with 21 other members on PACE.
•Fire & Ice Heating/Cooling, a Michael R. Coe Company, will be operated by Huntington resident Russ Kaufman. He has over 30 years of experience in the heating and cooling industry and has earned his NATE certification. The new store will be located at 905 West Park Drive, Huntington.
•LABOV Marketing Communications and Training has hired Tondra Call as controller. She will proactively manage the company's financial resources according to GAAP while maximizing profit, as well as efficiency of processes within current systems. She brings 16 years of experience in the fields of private accounting, public accounting, and financial planning and analysis in government contracting. She holds a bachelor of science in accounting and systems and an MBA from Taylor University.
•Early Childhood Alliance board has approved Kevin Carey, CFEA, investment advisor, PNC Financial Services Group and Ben
Michael, IT manager, Fort Wayne Metals as new members for three-year terms.
•Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has promoted Lucy LaHurreau to assistant professor in health information technology; Richard Washburn as a full-time faculty member in design technology; and Robert McMichael as director of career services.
•SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) announces its board for 2014. Officers are Dr. Carol Drummond, IPFW, president; Larry
Weigand, Weigand Construction, vice president of operations; Judy Pursley, community volunteer, vice president of resource development; and Dennis Pressler, Stony Point LLC, secretary/treasurer. Newly elected members: Rabbi Javier Cattapan, Congregation Achduth Vesholom; Linda Johnston, Tower Financial Corp.; Deborah Leonard, U.S. Department of Justice; Becky McCutcheon, Lincoln Financial Group; Get Nichols, FWCS; and Theingi Tin, EACS. Reelected members: Thomas Black Jr., Safer Worker Systems; Cathy Diament, community volunteer; John McIntire, Hamil, Lehman & England, PC; and Naomi Muselman, community volunteer. Returning members: Patricia Adsit, community volunteer; Kim Barnet-Johnson, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana; Dave Davis, Lake City Bank; Kathy Eikenberry, community volunteer; Michael Hausfeld, OmniSource; Diane Humphrey, community volunteer; Jerry Witte, PNC Bank and Al Zacher, Zacher Company.
•Kroger Central Division store manager at 6002 St. Joe Center Road, Jim Weaver has received the highest recognition given to a Kroger associate, the 2013 President's Award. He began his career in 1977 as a bagger. His store was the first in central division history to earn a perfect score in a comprehensive operational excellence audit.
•Acculube, the region's distributor for ExxonMobil, Castrol, Henkel, Houghton and other branded industrial lubricants, coolants, and metalworking fluids has appointed Jim Simpson sales director for Indiana. He brings over 25 years of extensive experience in the manufacturing sector.
•Mad Anthonys Children's Hope House has appointed Andrew Gritzmaker executive director. He is a Fort Wayne native and has six years of prior experience with the Lutheran Health Network.
•Tower Bank has promoted Cathy Stidham to vice president regional retail manager; Andrew Dance to downtown financial center manager; Dan Beechy to manager of the Stellhorn financial center; and Lavina Taylor to manager of the Waynedale financial center.