Sweetwater Sound hired Eric Foster, David Onion, Jon Krempel and Wes Keisler as sales engineers, Derek Hill as a web designer, Rachel DuBois as a receptionist, Amber Heck as a dish washer, Allison Radke as an administrative assistant, and Jeff Kartholl, Michael Wadkins, Matthew
Belcher, Ethan Rector, Brady Gerber, Blake Lill, Justin Noggle and Allison Strickler as shipping specialists.
Elaine Williamson was promoted to director of A Babys Closet, a ministry of Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County. Williamson was previously a receptionist and administrative assistant at Associated Churches.
Russ Eagleson was promoted to shop coordinator at Dirig Sheet Metal. Eagleson has been with the company since 2005.
Larry Campbell, the city of Fort Waynes director of fleet management, was named the 2012 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year by Government Fleet magazine. The award recognizes excellence in public sector fleet management.
Mike Thomas Realtors hired Jack McCombs as a broker associate and Andy Huth as a sales associate and licensed contractor for residential homes.
Molly Link was promoted to communications director at United Way of Allen County. Link has been with the organization for more than a year.
Chris Potchka was promoted to panel shop team leader at 80/20 Inc. Potchka has been with the company since 2010.
Darren Vogt, an Allstate exclusive agency owner in Fort Wayne, has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2012. The designation is presented to agents who demonstrate a commitment to putting the customer at the center of their agencies work.
Hani Ahmad was promoted to medical director at The Bowen Center of North East Indiana. Dr. Ahmad has been practicing psychiatry at the center since 2006.
Edward Nagle is being honored for his length of service by the National Weather Service. Nagle has been taking weather observations as a volunteer since 1977.
Don Harter, owner of Harmony Outdoor Equipment, was selected as one of 10 independent Massey Ferguson dealer principals in the U.S. to serve on the AGCO Rural Lifestyle Dealer Panel.
Do it Best Corp. hired Matt Davis as a web developer, Kyle Fuhrmann as a systems support specialist intern, Lynn Kingdon as a switchboard operator, Tim Madigan for lumber and panel sales for the Northeast, Andrew Myers as an internal support technician, Vincent Ringger as a web development intern, Ryan Ripley as an IT project manager, Mica Smith as the INCOM merchandising coordinator and Jonathyn Truax as an engineered wood specialist. It also promoted John Gross to IT business analyst, Shannon Merkel to market planning coordinator, Leroy Pierce to PC web application support analyst and Steve Richardson to IT scheduler.
Rose L. Boneff, director of clinical care education for the Respiratory Care Program at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, received the colleges Presidents Award for Excellence in Instruction.
Scott Griffith joined The Zacher Co./CORFAC International as a sales associate for Elkhart, St. Joseph and Kosciusko counties. Griffiths capabilities include landlord/seller representation and buyer/tenant representation.
The History Center announced the following new board members and officers: New board members are Christanne Bauer-Johnson, Frontier Communications; Zach Higgins, Tower Bank and Trust; Craig Martin, North Eastern Group; and Brian White, Allen County Education Partnership. Officers for the coming fiscal year are Alan Grinsfelder, president; Orrin Sessions, vice president; Jennifer Balliet-Milholland, secretary; and Evan Hyndman, treasurer.
The Womens Bureau announced the following new members to the board of directors for 2012: Denice Beights, executive director, Fort Wayne Childrens Choir; treasurer Cecile Buchanan, senior vice president, Star Financial Bank; public policy chair Candace Schuler, owner, Candace Schuler Writes; Junior League liaison, Christy Landrigan, Junior League of Fort Wayne. In addition to the new members, the Womens Bureau board of directors for 2012 includes Michelle Gladieux, Gladieux Consulting; president-elect, Leslie-Anne Harants, vice president human resources, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union; Sarah Heil, attorney, Skekloff, Adelsperger & Kleven LLP; president Michelle Merritt, VP communications & member relations, Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce; Carmen Moore, RN BSN, Parkview Community Outreach nurse consultant; Heidi Musgrave, Ph.D., director of behavioral science, Fort Wayne Medical Education Program; campaign committee, Richard P. Samek, attorney, Carson Boxberger LLP; Evan Sexton, business analyst, Lincoln Financial Group; secretary Stacey Smith, president/CEO, Prairie Quest Consulting; and Erica L. Wehrmeister, chief operating officer, Lutheran Hospital.
Davon Bultemeier a wealth adviser with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, qualified for Pinnacle Council for 2011. This is the organizations highest recognition level for sales and service.