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    Terena Kumfer joined Fort Wayne’s Gibson as a client manager in the employee benefits practice. Michelle L.
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    Named in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition from the Fort Wayne law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP are Kevin K. Fitzharris, Thomas A. Herr, N. Thomas Horton, Robert T. Keen Jr., Patrick G.
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    Linda Bruinsma is celebrating her 25th year of being a Merle Norman Cosmetic owner at 6386 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Covington Plaza.

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Brigadoon Financial hired Kathy Gonya as executive vice president-administration, Amy Thompson as vice president-finance, Fred Hewitt as director of operations, Ken Feldman as facilities manager and Wendy Hammonds as accounting manager. Hotel Fitness, a division of Brigadoon Fitness, hired Jennifer Dye as account manager, Dale Hansen as customer care manager and Jennifer Dawkins as commercial sales and design manager.

Thomas P. Yoder and Thomas A. Herr of Barrett & McNagny LLP and Stephen W. Adair, G. William Fishering and W. Wayne Walston of Beers Mallers Back & Salin LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.”

Moore & Associates announced that Edward J. Brower attended the Financial Planning 2012 Annual Conference in San Antonio, and Lisa Thompson was hired in the client services department.

Oreste Romeo and Joseph C. Muller joined Indiana Surgical Specialists as physicians. Romeo joined in July and Muller joined in September.

Ed McCutcheon, a broker with Century 21 Bradley, was one of the top individual producers for September.

Dustin Shirey joined the sales team at Colligan Insurance Agency. Shirey has nearly 10 years of experience in auto, home, commercial and life insurance.

The following students were recognized by the Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-NE Indiana for earning national recognition in the property management industry by completing the Certified Apartment Manager course from the National Apartment Association: Tara Arms, Guardian Management; LaToya Crowder, Richfield Apartments, Gene B. Glick Co.; Dena Fiorucci, Orchard Ridge, Flaherty & Collins; Anita Gordon, Autumn Creek, IGC Management; Lynn Heldenbrand, Willow Creek Crossing, Sentry Management; Meg McCorkle, Golfview Apartments, Princeton Management; Melissa Moriarty, Newburyport Apartments, Guardian Management; Aleisha Wall, The Reserve at Norwood, IGC Management; Terri Wooley, Hauenstein Hills, Guardian Management; and Beth Wyatt, Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-NE Indiana.

Tim Lankenau joined Bowmar LLC as chief executive officer. Lankenau has 28 years of manufacturing experience.

Steve Law joined 80/20 Inc. on the order processing team.

Dian Sullivan is opening Sullivan Counseling on Oct. 22. Sullivan will focus her practice on individual, family and marital counseling. For information, call 312-8675.

Connie McCahill joined Cameron Memorial Hospital as chief operating officer. McCahill was previously executive director of Memorial Epworth Center and chief safety officer for Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

Eagle’s Wings Air hired Lynn Mertes as national sales manager and Anne Wladecki as customer service manager and promoted Tim Hill to corporate project manager and Danielle Long to business support specialist.

John H. Foxworthy II, financial adviser at Phillips Financial, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the certification marks CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and CFP (with flame design).

Jeff McGraw joined SYM Financial as a financial adviser. McGraw has nearly 15 years of fee-only financial planning experience.

Leadership Whitley County announced its class members for the 2012-13 program. They are: Renee Wozniak Anderson, South Whitley Public Library; Shawn Beard, Micropulse; Patrick Buesching, 80/20 Inc.; Penny Denison, L’Attitude Salon; Gail Diedrich, Parkview Whitley Hospital; Jennifer Duff, LT Foundations Real Estate; Brandon Ferrell, Whitley County Chamber of Commerce; Marc Gatton, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department; Colton Geiger, Churubusco High School; Kathy Greenawalt, Parkview Whitley Hospital; Doug Hanes, Star Financial Bank; Tony Hively, Columbia City Police Department; Lindsey Hively, Kernel Colada’s Popcorn; Amy King, educator; Tim Longenbaugh, Columbia City Police Department; Angela Miller, The Chapel; Scott Newman, Ultra Electronics-USSI; Keith Nickolson, C&R Plating; Sage Rentschler, Columbia City High School; Holly Schrader, community volunteer; and Tiffany Schuman, Whitko High School.

Heather Winter was promoted to accounting operations supervisor by Partners 1st Federal Credit Union at its Fort Wayne headquarters. Winter was previously senior accounting clerk.

Karen Kaplan, president of Hill Holliday, was elected a director by the Vera Bradley Inc. board of directors.

Sheila Roesler McCampbell of Northwestern Mutual earned the Chartered Advisor for Senior Living designation from The American College.

Ruoff Home Mortgage announced that Colleen Petras was the top loan originator for its North office and Yolanda Snover for the Southwest office for September.

Julie Herron joined Indiana Data Center as a systems administrator. Herron was previously a network engineer for Intellinet Corp.

Emily Bashore joined Fetters Construction Inc. as administrative and marketing assistant. Bashore is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University.

Terry L. Anderson, a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Wayne, recently attended the Financial Planning Association Annual Conference in San Antonio.