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    Sweetwater recently hired three nationally known music professionals: producer and keyboard player Phil Naish; drummer and vocalist Nick D’Virgilio; and guitarist Don Carr. Ken W.
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    Asher Agency hired Beth Chester as a staff accountant; Tina French and Mary Modezjewski, media processors; Laura Lichauer, account coordinator; and Jenny Murphy, account executive.
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    Kimberly Waugh, a school counselor for Eagle Tech Academy at Columbia City High School, was named a director to the University of Saint Francis board of trustees.

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Lutheran Health Network announced Jeff Vice was appointed chief operating officer for St. Joseph Hospital, and Dr. Vikash Negandhi is now COO for RediMed. Matt Lehn was named COO for Bluffton Regional Medical Center, and Andy Guz is the new COO for Kosciusko Community Hospital.

Sweetwater hired Doug Hills as a sales manager; Phil Potts and Jake Griel as sales engineers; and Renee Hockemeyer as hospitality coordinator in the Downbeat Diner.

Cathleen M. Shrader of Barrett & McNagny LLP was re-elected by the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners as secretary of the board.

Eric Graft, chief estimator, and Chad Loggins, sales manager for Brooks Construction Co., were appointed to the company’s management team.

Fort Wayne native and U.S. Army veteran Jarod Myers was hired by RecruitMilitary, the nation’s leading full-service veteran recruitment company, as a national account executive overseeing the San Antonio area.

Jon Cook, Indiana conservation officer formerly assigned to Kosciusko County, was selected as the 2013 District 1 officer of the year.

Michelle Adler joined Gordon & Associates P.C. in Bluffton as a state-licensed legal counselor.

Brandon Deel joined Ferguson Advertising as an art director.

Fort Wayne’s David McComb was elected the 2014-15 chairman of the Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service.

Steve Tarr, a machinist with PHD Inc. in Fort Wayne, celebrated his 25th employment anniversary Dec. 19.

John Urbahns was named executive vice president of economic development for Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Charlie Melton, Corey Smith and Haley Hostetler were hired in the shipping department for 80/20 Inc. in Columbia City.

Paul Saalfield was the top producer in residential sales for the past three months for Century 21 Bradley Realty.

Angella Henson joined Byron Health Center in the environmental services department and Kimberly Poage as a certified nursing assistant.

Glenn Bogan was hired as support and implementation manager at Allied Payment Network, and Bill Shepp as vice president of sales and marketing.

Justin Blake, Indiana conservation officer currently assigned to Allen County, was selected as the 2013 District 2 officer of the year.

Mark Bradford, CEO, north central region for Old National Bank, and Ken Ellspermann, president, Old National investments, were promoted to its executive leadership group.

Realtor Jackie Clark relocated to Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber’s Dupont Road office from its Coldwell Banker office in Michigan.

Drs. Lance Burton, Dana Forrest and Todd Page joined Auburn Family Medicine with DeKalb Health Medical Group.

Tim Donlin was named PigTek controller and corporate financial analyst for Milford’s CTB Inc.