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    Kathy Callen joined Old National Bank as community engagement executive for its Fort Wayne region.
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    Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network designated Byron Braun, president and fundamental choice portfolio manager of Braun Wealth Management Group LLC, as a member of its Premier Advisors Program.
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    Do it Best Corp. hired Travis Adams as a business technical support technician and Bryan Chamberlain, forecasting and logistics planner.
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Business people

John Brandt, Craig Patterson, Matt Elliott, Pat Hess and Jack Lawson of Beckman Lawson LLP, Cathleen Shrader, Thomas P. Yoder, Thomas A. Herr, John P. Martin, N. Thomas Horton II, Thomas J. Markle and Robert S. Walters of Barrett & McNagny LLP’s Fort Wayne office and Dennis D. Sutton of Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

The following people were elected to the University of Saint Francis board of trustees: Kathryn Callen, Steve Corona, Richard Fox, B. Matthew Hicks, David Lupke, Thomas Obergfell, Richard Yarger and Margaret Mary Mitchel. Jim Vann was named trustee emeritus, and Marilyn Oliver was recognized for 32 years as a trustee.

Do it Best Corp. hired Bill Habegger as a web developer and Jon West as a database developer. It also promoted Steve Coker II to programmer and Teresa Guffey to order entry clerk.

Rob Cleveland joined Indiana Michigan Power as economic development manager. Cleveland was previously executive director of the Blackford County Economic Development Corp.

Brad Lefever was promoted to technical services/quoting supervisor at 80/20 Inc. Lefever has been with the company for more than 12 years.

Nicholas (Nick) Alwine joined Fetters Construction Inc. as project manager. Alwine will oversee the overall coordination of the preconstruction, construction and post construction process.

The Philharmonic Friends, the volunteer auxiliary of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, announced its board of directors for the 2012-13 season: Jill M. Nussel, IPFW, president; Amy J. Beatty, Amy J. Beatty Valuations LLC, president elect; John McFann, North American Van Lines retired, vice president education; Jill Gutreuter, Hilliard Lyons, vice president fundraising; Jayne Van Winkle, Magnavox retired, vice president hospitality; Carole Fuller, Professional Office Systems, vice president marketing; Patty Arata, St. Joseph Hospital, recording secretary; Kathie Sessions, Canterbury School retired, secretary; Marylou Hipskind, community volunteer, treasurer; Ken Bugajski, University of Saint Francis; Mary Campbell, Re/Max Results; Patricia Day, ACCDC; Annie Eckrich, Re/Max Results; Fred Haigh, retired; Pat Holtvoigt, retired; Samm Johnson, Purdue Extension; Robert Ketcham, Orthodontic Specialty Services; Susan Lehmann, community volunteer; Marita O’Neil Maloley, Parkview Hospital, retired; Nellie Bee Maloley, retired; Naida MacDermid, Philharmonic, retired; Barbara Mansfield, community volunteer; Christine Mallers, FWCS retired; Diane McCammon, retired; Shelby McFann, Pin Oak Group LLC; Marilyn Miller, FWCS retired; Tamzon O’Malley, DeKalb County retired; Janet Ormiston, retired; Rebecca Ravine, community volunteer; Ruth Springer, Raymond James; and Alexandra Tsilibes, Philharmonic

Dave McComb, co-owner of D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes, recently participated in the 94th Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes in Boston.

Jim Richardson joined Northern Apex Corp. as a radio frequency identification systems engineer and project manager. Richardson will install and test RFID equipment and software at customer locations and manage customer projects.

Pam Guzman, an independent team Beachbody coach, became a P90X certified instructor. Guzman is the first person in Indiana to receive the certification from Beachbody LLC.

Jonathan Baltes joined Hefty Wealth Partners to lead the newly created retirement plan division. Baltes has extensive experience working in the retirement plan space.

ENS Group announced Seth Fry, infrastructure consultant, earned his Cisco LCSAWLAN Certification and is now a Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Implementation Specialist and Ben Freistroffer, business development manager, earned his VMware Technical Sales Professional 5 Certification.

Katie Ohlman Brown was recognized as a Top Producer for Century 21 Bradley Realty Inc. in August and was selected to the Indiana Association of Realtors Leadership Academy class of 2013.

Barton Shaw joined Grand Wayne Convention Center as director of operations. Shaw is currently director and operations manager of Dayton Convention Center and director of the Dayton Airport Expo Center.

Barth Ragatz joined Huntington University as a visiting professor in chemistry and biology as well as a scientist-in-residence. Ragatz will teach January Term courses, direct independent studies and seek external funding to develop an undergraduate thrombosis research laboratory.

Deb Moser was promoted to vice president at 1st Source Bank. Moser was previously the regional sales manager for the bank’s Fort Wayne region.

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast promoted Joyce Baker to career services assistant and Belinda Walker to human resources data entry clerk and hired Sara Whitmer as assistant director of career services.

Ruoff Home Mortgage announced that Tracy Adams was the top loan originator for its North office and Kim Arnos for the Southwest office for August.

Christopher P. Moore, owner of Moore & Associates, was recognized by qualifying for the Ameriprise Financial “Circle of Success” annual incentive program. This establishes Moore as one of the company’s top advisers.

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