•STAR Bank has named Patti Rethlake and Teala Shideler senior retail operations officers for the North and South regions, respectively. Both have served in a variety of positions for 37 years from drive-up tellers to indirect loan-servicing clerks.
In addition, Chris Penar has been promoted to electronic banking officer. He will oversee the development, implementation, enhancement and support of STAR's electronic banking products and services.
•Michelle Bojrab, MS, RDN, CD, of Fort Wayne has been selected as a 2014 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She earned her bachelors degree from Purdue University and masters degree from Ball State University.
•North Pointe Dental Care recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at its new office at 10505 Lima Road. Dr. Angela
Coleman and her team will provide services for the community at the state-of-the-art dental office. Dr. Coleman currently practices at East State Dental Care. She graduated from the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry where she earned a doctor of dental surgery degree. The new office is scheduled to open in August.
•Tastefully Simple, a national direct-sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods, welcomes Lyndsay Kline as an independent consultant.
•First Federal Savings Bank has added Joe Cavacini as the vice president of commercial lending and business development officer for the Fort Wayne market. His office will be located at 5317 South Bend Drive. He earned a double major from IPFW and an MBA from Indiana Tech and has more than 20 years of financial experience. He will complete the Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Wisconsin this summer.
•Vera Bradley welcomes Rosemary Ricketts as vice president merchandising and Steve Bohman as vice president global production to the company. Ricketts brings more than 30 years of experience in the retail and merchandising industry. She will manage the seasonal assortment planning process and will work cross-functionally with the company's product design, marketing and sales teams. Bohman has more than 25 years of experience. He will be charged with leading the development and implementation of global sourcing strategy to support the company's evolving merchandising initiatives.
•Independent Alliance Banks, holding company for iAB Financial Bank has reelected the following directors to serve a three-year board term Brent L. Clifton, vice chairman of Independent Alliance Banks, retired president and CEO, Grabill Bank. He has served since 2005. Michael C. Marhenke, president and CEO Independent Alliance Banks, and iAB Financial Bank. He has served since 2005. Dr. Ann
McPherren, vice president of Strategy and Graduate & Professional Programs and Professor of Business & Economics, Huntington University. She has served since 2012; and James A. Witmer, senior vice president, Parkview Health. He has served since 2012.
In addition, the retirement of Gregory L. Myers, president, Wayne Metals, LLC from the board was announced. He had served since 2011.
•260media will launch the public relations consulting firm along with a website and social presence under the leadership of Nicole
Wilkins, public relations professional with over 15 years experience in the industry. She received a degree in English from the University of California-Irvine and has worked in marketing and communications. Most recently she worked as the chief communications officer for IPFW.
•MSKTD & Associates partner and architect Gary Voirol recently participated as a speaker at the ACUHO-1 21st Century Symposium at Indiana University presenting IU's new Rose Avenue Residence Hall and its applications to the future of campus housing.