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People You Should Know (July 19)

  • Published Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 6:55 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 7 a.m.

Accounting

Teresa Mapes has joined Insight Wealth Strategies, an affiliate of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, as an administrative assistant.

Emily Jaax has joined Kirkpatrick, Sprecker & Co. as a staff accountant.

Advertising

Greteman Group has added senior art director Garrett Fresh and brand director Jennifer Szambecki to its chief operating group. Ashley Bowen Cook, a member of the chief operating group, has been promoted to vice president.

Architecture

Erica Bender has joined Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture as an architectural intern and Derek Thome has joined the firm as a summer intern.

Banking

Carson Bank has promoted Roberta Payne to senior vice president and cashier and Frank Carson, IV to senior vice president and director.

Dwight Ray has been named president of Community National Bank & Trust in Newton.

Education

Sara Muzzy, business coordinator at WSU’s Cooperative Education & Work-Based Learning, recently completed WSU’s Center for Management Development-Leadership Elite Program at the top of the class.

Financial

Sean Miller, Brad Anderson and Gene Fisher of Northwestern Mutual RPS Financial Group have each achieved the designation of Certified in Long-Term Care.

PJ Phachantry of Northwestern Mutual RPS Financial Group and a senior at Wichita State University has been named a “Target 20 Award Winner” by the company.

Insurance

Sally McHugh, group consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, has been honored for her sales performance during the first quarter of 2012.

The following agents with American Family Insurance have earned Distinguished Insurance Agency distinction from J.D. Power and Associates: Phil Havens and Steve Bahr, McPherson; Sara Long, Dan Beat, Gerald Amato, Rachel Fenske and Jon Green, Wichita; Tim Denk, Valley Center; Jay Jensen, Lindsborg; and Lisa Moling, Derby.

Law

Doug Coe, Michael Keenan, Alexander King and Travis Pfannenstiel have joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch as summer law clerks.

Amy Lemley, an attorney with Foulston Siefkin, has been named by Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 250 Female Litigators in America.

Organizations

The Society of Financial Service Professionals has named its board of directors for 2012-13. Angie Tejeda, Tejeda Financial, president; Marti Johnson, New England Financial, treasurer; Scott Colby, New England Financial/Met Life; Mike McCafferty, McCafferty Law Group; Jan Stembridge and Bernie Zaleski, New York Life, directors.

Real estate

Lisa Carter, Marsha Franklin and Debra Medlin have joined Weichert Realtors-Compass Point as licensed real estate agents. Marie Stewart has joined the firm as an associate broker and recruiter/trainer.

People You Should Know, compiled by Peggy Smith, reports new hires, promotions and accomplishments. Items for the column can be mailed to The Eagle Business Team, 825 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202 or e-mailed to psmith@wichitaeagle.com. E-mailed photos must be in JPEG format.

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