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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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    The women appointed to the board of directors for The Junior League of Fort Wayne for 2014-15 are Michelle Kearns, Physicians Health Plan, president; Cheryl Felger, Raytheon Fund, development vice president; Christine
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Zehr
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Ayers
Smith
Schendel

Byron Health Center has hired the following: Billie Starr and Victoria Zehr, registered nurses; Susan Warnken, qualified medication aide; and Erica Bright, Krystal Johnson and Stephanie Lindsey, certified nursing assistants.

General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly announced the promotions of Vic Pereira, to assistant plant manager; Todd Johnson, material director; Brian Burns, material business manager; and Jack Kelly, trim business manager. Pete Adgalanis was transferred to global facilities procurement and contracts as a service agreement analyst. Reassigned are Donna Ankenbruck to salaried human resources; Garry McNew, hourly personnel coordinator/labor relations representative; William Gillespie IV, production shift leader in chassis/final; Luis Aldolfo De Luna Calderon, production shift leader in general assembly; James Klonica, production shift leader in body shop; and Christopher Adasczik, plant launch operations manager. Joining the Fort Wayne Assembly workforce are Daniel Billingsley, process and technical support for general assembly maintenance; Robert Combs, Robert Riley, Jack Lutz and Douglas Parsons, general assembly group leaders; Craig Keller, paint group leader; Brian Suriani, material group leader; David Wadman, quality group leader; Melvin Seibert, controls engineer; and Ralph “Chip” Lindsey, dimensional engineer in body shop.

New Haven’s Continental Diamond Tool hired Jay Bachman and Matt Robin, inside sales; Brian Forsyth and Debbie Pucher, customer service; Brian Shaffer and Shylo Howard, finishing/quality control; and Zach McLaughlin, plating technician.

Sweetwater Sound Inc. hired Clint Bransteter, Jeff Bohan, Ed Burwell, Michael DeFraties, Jason Kovach and Devin Cunningham as sales engineers; Michele Jones and Alli Richardson, sales assistants; Colin Williamson, service specialist; and Karin Dees, kitchen staff.

Julie Inskeep, publisher of The Journal Gazette, has been elected president of Inland Press Association, which includes nearly 900 newspapers from all 50 states, Canada and Bermuda.

Natalie Wagoner was named director of career services at the University of Saint Francis. Richard A. Poinsatte, vice president and treasurer of Steel Dynamics Inc., was named a director for the university.

SCAN Inc. (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) announced its 2014 board of directors: Carl Drummond, IPFW, president; Larry Weigand, Weigand Construction, vice president of operations; Judy Pursley, community volunteer, vice president of resource development; and Dennis Pressler, Stony Point LLC, secretary/treasurer. Newly elected members include: Rabbi Javier Cattapan, Congregation Achduth Vesholom; Linda Johnston, Tower Financial Corp.; Deborah Leonard, U.S. Department of Justice; Becky McCutcheon, Lincoln Financial Group; Get Nichols, Fort Wayne Community Schools; and Theingi Tin, East Allen Community Schools.

Elias Cabello was named Latin America project manager for Brock Grain Systems in Milford.

David S. Terry joined Creative Technology Solutions Inc. as an accounting solutions consultant.

New hires for 80/20 Inc. are Nathan Holley, accounting department; Daniel Solis, extrusion processing team; Brandon Brown, manufacturing department; and Kristie Eber, inventory team.

David J. Smith, real estate agent, recently retired after almost 40 years in the business. The former Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber employee worked in Fort Wayne his entire career, which included a term as president of the Fort Wayne Area Association of Realtors.

Cory Ayers joined MagniFI in retail design and concept development.

Andrew J. Krafcheck and Matthew C. Olsen joined the Fort Wayne law office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as associates.

Anne King and Nick Staker with Academy Mortgage completed an eight-hour Safe Comprehensive Fairness Awareness in Mortgage Lending course.

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana recently announced its 2013 Communities for a Lifetime-Awards of Excellence recipients at its annual meeting. The award recognizes achievements by individuals who have contributed to building a livable community for older adults and all ages. The recipients are Frank Gray, The Journal Gazette; Sue Johnson and the Rev. Richard Hartman, Epiphany Lutheran Church; and Sheriff Ken Fries and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

Tony Laudazio, key account manager for Cadillac Coffee Co., was appointed to serve on the Board of Governors for the Indiana Vending Council.

Laura Becker joined the Columbia City dealership of Auto Credit USA.

N. Jean Schendel, attorney and partner for Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP, was inducted into the Women of Excellence registry by The National Association of Professional and Executive Women.

Keith P. Huffman of the law firm of Dale, Huffman & Babcock in Bluffton was recently elected chairman of the Elder Law Section of the Indiana Bar Association.

Edward D. Bean joined Moore & Associates in the investment department. Christopher P. Moore qualified for the Chairman’s Advisory Council and recently attended the Ameriprise Chairman’s Advisory Conference in Prague.

Laura Schutte of Fort Wayne has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc.

Kevin Noll of Tower Investment Services was recently invited to attend the LPL Financial Retirement Partners Annual Conference 2013, an industry forum for advisers who are leaders in the retirement plan industry.

Buck Consultants of Fort Wayne promoted Rob Behan and Andy Blough to senior consultants and Patrick Digan to senior associate.

Kathy Moses-Denig, Karen Spake and Carolyn Spake-Leeper of CBRE Sturges recently attended the 2013 Society of Industrial and Office Realtors Fall World Conference held in Chicago. Moses-Denig also received recognition for over 20 years’ membership in the association.

Reanna L. Kuitse and Jessica L. Pixler joined the Fort Wayne law firm of Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP as associates.

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