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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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Melissa Hayden was appointed local office director of the Adams County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services. Hayden was previously the Decatur County local office director.

Matt Stopa joined Re/Max Results as a real estate agent.

Jeffrey B. Harding joined Haller & Colvin P.C. as a partner. Harding’s areas of practice include business law, real estate, estate planning and complex commercial litigation.

Andrea Ash joined 80/20 Inc. as an HR generalist.

Linda J. Harnish joined Ellenberger Brother Real Estate Inc. as a sales associate. Harnish has 12 years of real estate experience in the Fort Wayne area.

Casey Mitchell and Travis Tracy were appointed to the mortgage department of Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union.

Frank Shoener of AXA Advisors LLC attended the AXA Advisors Institute Program at Harvard University. The program provides financial professionals with a deeper understanding of asset allocation, wealth advisory strategies, portfolio management and the development of effective client relationships.

Plastic Composites Co. promoted Matthew P. Plummer to plant engineer in charge of facilities and E. Dario Polanco Hernandez to assistant plant engineer in charge of the mold making department.

Michelle L. Crone, a business banking administrative manager with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., was elected District V vice president of the American Business Women’s Association.

Bruce Ewing Landscaping hired Mark Gorczyca as a landscape designer and architect, Peggy Gerardot as art director, Kari Geary as floral designer and Maggie Haus as a floral designer and bridal consultant.

David Irmscher of Faegre Baker Daniels was named to the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation as a leading Indiana litigator. Irmscher was selected in the area of intellectual property.

Chris Forcucci, senior vice president, integrated services and research at Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, was accepted into the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy, which is presented by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Hospital Care Group, founded by Khurrum A. Shaikh, has contracted with Community Memorial Hospital to provide 24/7 coverage for Community Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit program.

Donna Hawk has started a private-duty nursing company to serve the senior, disabled and mental health populations in the Decatur area. The company is called Serenity Grace Private Duty Nursing LLP. For information, call 724-3343 or email

Rosemarie Bostelman, president of Bostelman Insurance Services Inc., completed education requirements to receive the professional designation of Associate International Trainer from the International Board of Certified Trainers.

BKD LLP hired Kim Clapp as operations/human resource manager and Anne Boese as a first-year staff in tax.

Vincent A. Scavo Jr., Alan C. Peterson and Christopher A. Danby are now seeing patients at Community Memorial Hospital as part of its expanded cardiology coverage. The physicians are part of Lutheran Medical Group.

Amy Westendorf, Marianne Baker and Mona Lane were recognized as Trusted Advisors of D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes by Forethought Life Insurance Co. for being in the top 15 pre-need advisers in 2011. Nate Hoeffel, pre-need service manager at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes, was presented the Excellence in Leadership award.

WFWA PBS 39 hired Kelly Hardesty as director of development, Deb Marquardt as an administrative assistant and Rakaya Thompson as an accounting clerk. It also announced its board of directors and officers. The officers are Randall S. Steiner, board chair; Judy Pursley, 1st vice chair; Catherine Diamente, 2nd vice chair; Connie Scott, secretary; Nagin Shah, treasurer; Peter G. Mallers, past chair; and Bruce R. Haines, president. The directors are Janelleyn Borden, Tamesha Fikes, Janelle Graber, Byron Hayes, Herb Hernandez, J.L. Nave III, Tamzon O’Malley, Pam Satek, Alfred J. Zacher and Mary Ann Ziembo.