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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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The Fort Wayne law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP announced that Anthony M. Stites was elected to serve as chairman of the firm’s executive committee for 2014. Also serving on the committee will be Charles C. Dub es, Michael P. O’Hara, Samuel J. Talarico Jr. and Kevin K. Fitzharris.

Visit Fort Wayne announced appointments to its 2014 board of directors: Gary Shearer, president and CEO, Tower Trust Co., board chairperson; Mike Nutter, president, Fort Wayne TinCaps, vice chairman; Michael Sperry, commercial sales manager, Gordon Food Service, treasurer; and Dawn Rosemond, attorney, Barnes & Thornburg, secretary.

Linda Jenkins of Travel Leaders in Fort Wayne recently returned from an invitation-only International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes, France. Ruth Schulien was named by Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii as one of its top 50 travel agents for 2014.

Brian Bauer, CEO of Lutheran Health Network, was named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Joan M. Isaacs joined the Fort Wayne law firm of Murphy Ice LLP.

Steve Kohrman, owner of Cedar Creek Carry Out in Grabill and Cedar Creek Beverage in Leo-Cedarville, is the new chairman of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers.

Bradley S. Seaman with Tricor Pacific Capital Inc. was appointed by the board of directors of Steel Dynamics Inc. as an independent director.

Karla Yauchler was hired by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department to manage the outdoor recreation program, and Marsha Ort was promoted to supervisor of project administration.

Allstate Insurance Co. recognized local area agency owners who have earned the designation of Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2013: Kevin Gwozdz, Justin Harkelroad, Merle Maples and Steven Westrick, Fort Wayne; William Simmons, Leo-Cedarville; and Kathleen Jordan, New Haven.

The Fort Wayne NAIFA chapter honored 19 members who have received the NAIFA Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors: Al Cyr and Kyle Cyr, Cyr and Cyr Insurance Services; Randy Lehman, Lehman Financial Advisors; Dan Doehrmann and Troy Tom, New York Life; Scott Bond, Kevin Bontrager, Grant Goeg lein, N ick Harter, Matt Henry, Stan Koehl, Aaron Moore, Jeff Rapp, Shelia Roes ler and Ben VanOrder, Northwestern Mutual; Joyce Hefty-Covell, State Farm Insurance; Deborah Beck and Art Schroeder, Thrivent Financial; and Gary Woolman, Woolman Financial Group.