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George N. Bewley, Jr. and James Koday of Bewley & Koday LLP were selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers. From Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Kathleen M. Anderson, D. Randall Brown, Stephen L. Fink and William T. Hopkins Jr. were named Indiana Super Lawyers 2013 and selected as Indiana Rising Stars were Adam L. Bartrom, Jason T. Clagg and Lisa D. Updike. Also included as Super Lawyers were C. Erik Chickedantz of Hawk, Haynie, Kammeyer & Chickedantz LLP and Neil Hayes of Hayes & Hayes.

Tower Bank promoted James Underwood, executive vice president, to EVP and chief risk officer, Shelton Hawkins was hired as a mortgage loan originator, Kathy M. Goffer was hired as the health savings account relationship manager, Tony Patrick as a private banking adviser, Angela Fulk, officer, Cassie Dawes, lead deposit specialist, Dana Snyder was named vice president, director of credit administration and Eric Todd was promoted to assistance vice president, credit and central underwriting supervisor.

The McGuffey Group consisting of Pat McGuffey, Claire McGuffey, Kim Doster and Twylia Gottfried has achieved the level of “Masters Team” by Century 21 for its sales success in 2012.

Futurity First Insurance Group, which has a Fort Wayne office, has hired from the Fort Wayne area John Ginther, financial adviser and Kathy Klinger, securities agent specialist, and from the Huntington area Andrew Stephan, field trainer; Matthew Hoagland, Michael Reed and Christopher Shively, financial advisers.

Susan Trent, partner at Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP, wrote an article titled “Plan Drafting Requirements Pursuant to §1123(b)(3)(B) Tackled” that was published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal in February.

Sports Insurance Specialists LLC of Fort Wayne announced the company’s expansion into the golf market with the appointment of PGA professional Chris Montagano as director of golf and the creation of a comprehensive line of insurance coverage for areas of the golf business.

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne announced its officers and board of directors for 2013. They are Gary Shearer, Tower Private Advisors, president; Andy Hufford, Summit Brands, vice president; Rich Bienz, University of Saint Francis, treasurer; and Christanne Bauer-Deitering, Fort Wayne Newspapers. Members at large are Matt Frost, Hylant Group; Bonnie Hanson, Dupont Hospital; Katrina Kay, Upstate Alliance of Realtors; Doug Kline, TJ Nowak Supply; Steve Mitchell, Five Star Distributing; Amos Norman, Boys & Girls Club; Alex Platte, Rothberg, Logan & Warsco LLP; Noelle Reith, Club Soda; Gretchen Shellabarger, community volunteer; Brad Stanfield, iAB Financial Bank; Mark VanBurk, Courtesy Motors; and Brandon Wolf, Do it Best Corp.

Joe Larry has been hired by Wayne Fasteners as a sales representative to cover northwest Ohio.

Jon Dize, advancement director for The Lutheran Schools Partnership, received two prestigious honors – the Outstanding Chapter Leader Award and the Creativity Award – during the annual national conference of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives in Indianapolis in February.

Chloe Inskeep has joined Galecki Financial Management Inc. as a para-planner.

Pam Petit has celebrated her 25th employment anniversary with PHD Inc. as a payroll/accounts receivable specialist.

The Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-NE Indiana recently installed its 2013 board of directors and executive officers. Tracy Stolte of Black Bear Creek as president; Tammy Brandt, New Generation Management, vice president; Jeff Vaughan, Vaughan Development, secretary; Miriam Larmore

of Teakwood Arms, treasurer; and Kelly Durkes of Windsor Oaks, past president. New and re-elected members of the board of directors include John Ehrhardt; Fred Gould of PGPM Management; Lynn Heldenbrand of Willow Creek Crossing; Carole McConnel of Jehl Apartments LLC; Karen Potter of ProFed Credit Union; Scott Taylor of Brandy Chase; and Brian Ternet of Tower Bank.

Century 21 Bradley Realty Inc. announced its top producers at an awards banquet Feb. 25. Katie Ohlman Brown was recognized as a Top 100 Agent in the Indiana/Ohio Region, a Masters Ruby Performer, was awarded the Quality Service Pinnacle Producer for client satisfaction and had also passed the real estate broker licensing class in January.

Three Grace College faculty received promotions that will take effect in the fall.

Kim Reiff was promoted to associate professor of art; Cheryl Bremer to associate professor of education; and Roger Stichter to professor of accounting after recently receiving his doctorate.

Tina Roy, assistant program director and children’s advocate for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, recently received her certification as an oncology social worker-certified.

Mike McAllister has joined ACE Gameroom Gallery as director of sales and marketing.

Terry L. Anderson, CFP with Reimbold & Anderson, recently attended the Ameriprise Financial Mid-America and South Regional Top Performer Conference in Miami.

Equitable Realty Team was the No. 3 team for the Century 21 Corp. Indiana/Ohio region in 2012. The team consists of Judy Baumgartner, Clay Weir and Chuck Forget.

Brad Sturges of CBRE Sturges has received recognition as the 2012 CBRE Top U.S. Affiliate Performer for the Fort Wayne Office.

Doug Carroll was the top loan originator and Julie Carroll was the top loan volume originator for the Legacy Lending Group in January.

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce announced 12 nominees for the Ninth Annual Northeast Indiana Athena Award Program. The 2013 ATHENA Leadership nominees are Mary Bell, regional president, Wells Fargo Bank; Nancy Nightingale Gillespie, Ph.D, school of health sciences dean, University of Saint Francis; Randi Lincoln, senior sales director, Mary Kay Cosmetics; Katherine MacAulay, CEO, American Red Cross; Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D., chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast; Holli Seabury, CEO, McMillen Center for Health Education;

Janet Stephenson, community volunteer; Jo Young Switzer, Ph.D., president, Manchester University; and Debra Williams, senior vice president/chief human resources officer, Parkview Health. The 2013 Athena Young Professional Leadership nominees are Angie Garcia, attorney, Carson Boxberger LLP; Kylee Shirey, associate attorney, Barrett & McNagny LLP; and Pone Vongphachanh, government affairs director, Upstate Alliance of Realtors.

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