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    Ultra Electronics in Columbia City hired Brad Grimes, CAD drafter; Russell Heibel, staff electrical engineer; John Vachon, senior electrical engineer; Thomas Weisenberger, senior production engineer; Betty Kunard,
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The Dave Hefner Foundation announced its newly elected officers. They are: Karen Spake, CBRE Sturges, commercial and industrial real estate senior broker, president; Randy Roberts, president, retired, Lincoln Printing Company, vice president; Matt Schomburg, executive, state of Indiana, secretary; Mike Marhenke, president/CEO of Independence Alliance Banks Inc. and president/CEO of Grabill Bank, treasurer; and Sara Quigley, FWCS and De Klocke, community volunteer, co-executive directors.

Lisa Terry joined AIDS Task Force Inc. as executive director. Terry is a seasoned non-profit administrator with leadership experience in diverse non-profit agencies.

Amy Knepp, assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at the University of Saint Francis, was elected secretary of the board of directors of the Indiana Center for Nursing.

Brad Sturges of CBRE Sturges was recognized as the 2011 CBRE Top U.S. Affiliate Professional for the Fort Wayne office.

Keith Winnett was promoted to the process quality control department’s training team at 80/20 Inc. Winnett has been with the company since April 2010.

1st Source Bank promoted Debra Moser to regional sales manager, Cindy Frederick to manager of the Downtown Banking Center, Andrea Ehresman to manager of the 1st Source New Haven Banking Center, and Jamie Bankert to business banker at the downtown Fort Wayne Banking Center. It also hired Charles Kreie as manager of the 1st Source Covington Banking Center.

Jim Gabbard, owner of Henri’s Photo in Fort Wayne, received the Horace Chase Memorial Award as the best wedding photographer in the category by the Professional Photographers of Indiana. The award is given to the top photographer who creatively tells the story of a wedding. Gabbard has a website at

J.D. Sitton of MartinRiley architects/engineers recently acquired the certification of Registered Roof Observer by the Roof Consultants Institute.

Tiffany Berry of St. Joseph Hospital joined the Fort Wayne Center for Learning board of directors.

Community Harvest Food Bank announced newly elected members to its board of directors and its 2012 slate of officers. Joining the board are: Jeff Beights, Source One Solutions Inc.; Bruce Boxberger, Carson Boxberger; Jeremy Carnahan, BKD LLP; Larry Rottmeyer, Ambassador Enterprises; Rob Young, CME Corp.; and Ben Williams, Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams. Elected to the 2012 Community Harvest Executive Committee are the following: president, Matt Bell, Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana; vice president, Danette Fitzgerald, Parkview Health; secretary, Deb Treesh, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry; treasurer, Casey Scheurich, Dulin, Ward & Dewald Inc.; at large, Beth Bechdol, Ice Miller LLP; at large, Ben Williams, Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams; and Capital Campaign chairman, Christopher Guerin, Sweetwater Sound. Those CHFB board members join the following in service: Jason Fabini, Merrill Lynch; Jim Hauguel, Parkview Health; Ronnie Irwin, Wal-Mart Distribution Center 6074; Paul Jacobs, Beck’s Seeds; Patrice Jordan, Kraft Foods; Tim Livingston, Kroger; Gonzalee Martin, Purdue Cooperative Extension Services; and Stan Ziherl, Five Star Distributing.

Janis Sobieski was named Orizon Real Estate’s listing agent of the month for January, and the team of Anita and Tim Hess was named the top sales team of January at Orizon Real Estate’s Kendallville office.

Vera Bradley promoted Joan Maxwell to vice president of merchandising and hired Lisa Mis as vice president of global sourcing.

Cathleen M. Shrader of Barrett & McNagny LLP was re-elected executive committee chairwoman for the Indiana Debate Commission.

Ian Boyce, principal owner of Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management Inc., and Joseph Dorko, CEO for Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, were appointed to the Academic Affairs Committee of the board of trustees for the University of Saint Francis.

Baden Tax Management hired Florence “Flo” Gaylord as a tax consultant, Teri Harman as a senior tax consultant and Teresa Swaim as a tax associate.

Anthony Juliano, vice president of marketing and social media strategy at Asher Agency, gave two presentations at the 2012 Association of Lutheran Development Executives Annual International Educational Conference in Minneapolis.

Nick Miller and Jeff Schenher joined the Mike Thomas North Office as agents.

Brian Wiley joined MarkleBank as a mortgage originator in the Huntington office. Wiley has 12 years of experience in residential lending and owned his own company for eight years.

The following lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers: John R. Burns III, Steven L. Jackson and Michael L. James from Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s Fort Wayne office; and Edward Liptak, Bruce Boxberger, Robert Keen, Rick Samek and Howard Sandler of Carson Boxberger LLP. Shellie L. Goetz of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and Andrew Boxberger, Kelly Pautler and Jeremy Senk of Carson Boxberger LLP were named Rising Stars in the same publication.