Tara Laughlin and Kelli Mack have each been promoted from supervising associates to supervisors in the assurance department at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik.
Caleb McNary has joined Justin McClure Creative at director of operations.
Dan Wharton has been promoted branch manager of the Washington Road branch of Midland National Bank in Newton.
Southwestern College Professional Studies in Winfield has announced the following promotions: Loita Repp, assistant director of academics and assessment; Julie Galliart, assistant director of faculty; and Linda Kissire, academic records and processes.
Sara Muzzy has been promoted to associate director of Wichita State University’s office of cooperative education and work-based learning.
Tamim Qaum, an ophthalmologist with Via Christi Clinic, has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine by the Wilderness Medical Society.
W. Steven Trombold, a pulmonologist with Via Christi Clinic, has achieved recertification by the American Board of Internal Medicine and was awarded a Certificate of Critical Care Medicine.
Family practice physician, Sara Purdy, has joined Via Christi Clinic and will see patients at the Augusta location.
Physician Bradley Saunders has joined the orthopedics department of Via Christi Clinic and will see patients at various Via Christi Clinic offices.
Lindsay Blick, a fourth-year medical student at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, is receiving hands-on, clinical training in Newton.
Jessica Leiker, fourth-year medical student at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, is receiving hands-on, clinical training in Belleville.
Todd Alstatt, a licensed practical nurse, has joined ComfortCare Homes as community liaison.
Carrie Brecheisen, registered nurse, has joined ComfortCare Homes as a home supervisor.
Jeffery Carmichael, a partner in the law firm of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, has been installed as president of The Kansas Association for Justice for 2012-2013.
Sonia Cox has been named director of marketing for Bunting Magnetics in Newton.
United Way of the Plains has announced the following loaned executives for the 2012 United Way campaign: Laura Bernstorf, Airbus Americas Engineering; Leslie Bounous, sponsored; Paula Branizor, sponsored; Kellie Brumback, sponsored; John Buselt, Via Christi Health; Della Dailey, Delta Dental of Kansas; Valarie Florio, Sedgwick County; Jeffery Francis, QuikTrip Corporation – Wichita Division; Karrie Gonzalez, Bombardier Learjet; Matthew Johnston, Wesley Medical Center; Carrie Jordan, sponsored; Kimberly Mallon, sponsored; Morgan Manlove, Capitol Federal; Major James McCosh, Kansas Air National Guard; Brandon McGuire, City of Wichita; Donna Mollett, Bank of America; Meredith Mork, sponsored; Laura Roddy, sponsored; Audrey Ronnfeldt, sponsored; Mark Stilwell, Via Christi Health; Jake Williams, City of Wichita; Dianne Wyatt, USPS – Remote Encoding Center. Sponsoring companies include: American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter, Cessna Aircraft; Davis-Moore Auto Group, Emprise Bank, Intrust Bank, Meritrust Credit Union, NuStar Energy L.P., Spirit AeroSystems, and United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas.
The board of directors of Starkey has announced its officers and members for the fiscal year 2012. Greg Sevier, Peterson, Peterson & Goss, president; Richard Dinkel, Koch Industries, vice president; Zelda Pipkin, Starkey parent, secretary; and Eric Larson, Bever-Dye, treasurer. Board members include: David Dear, Wells Fargo Advisors; Paul Fowler, the Trust Company of Kansas; Mike Graf, Graf Garage Doors and Starkey parent; Don Klausmeyer, Klausmeyer Construction; Cara Ledy, Wichita South High School; Lt. Lori Marceau, Wichita Police Department; DeAnn Merry, Wichita East High School; Marty Rothwell, Arc of Sedgwick County and Starkey guardian; Tom Schmeidler, SBA Construction; Gene Shifton, Starkey parent; and Jo Templin, retired Sedgwick County human resources director.
Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce have chosen the following for its 2012 Leadership Wichita class: Kreg Anderson, Kansas Air National Guard; Renee Anderson, Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce; Anne Anderton Warren, City of Wichita; Kelly Arnold, County Clerk; David Austin, Westar Energy; Ted Barney, Hyspeco Inc.; Brock Campbell, Sullivan Higdon & Sink; Cari Clayton, Fidelity Bank; Ebony Clemons, Wells Fargo; Debbie Coan, CBIZ MHM LLC; Vernon Dolezal, High Touch; Kim Doze-Lohmann, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP; Molly Edwards, Bombardier Learjet; Bill Faflick, Wichita Public Schools; Stephanie Harder, Cessna Aircraft Company; Chris Howell, UMB Bank; Kara Hunt, The Arnold Group; Rachel Janes, Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau; Tim Kaufman, Sedgwick County; Dave Mattingly, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office; Mindy McPheeters, Delta Dental of Kansas; Nick Museousky, INTRUST Bank; Hassan Ramzah, Wichita Police Department; Steve Randa, Jajo; Cynthia Schmucker, Cox Business; Miah Schneider, American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter; Lance Spence, CIG Insurance; Coleen Tabor, Spirit AeroSystems; Kevin Ulwelling, Midwest Single Source; Kelly Uran, Bank of the West; and Terry Wiggers, Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture
Clarence Zoglman and John Koehn have joined Crown III Realty as realtor associates.
Angie George with the east office of Prudential Dinning-Beard, Realtors, has earned the NAR ePro certification.
Maria Nuno has joined the west office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.
Sara Renei has been promoted to assistant manager of Lucinda’s in Old Town. Kristin Wells and Channing Taylor have joined Lucinda’s as sales associates..
DeAnn Most has accept the positon of director of programs for Senior Services of Wichita.
Starkey has promoted the following: Nicole West, work activity supervisor; Denise Grabendike, operations support supervisor; and Grecia Chavira, community living supervisor. Angela Miller has joined Starkey as marketing/sales representative.
Steven Royse, services supervisor at Lowen IT in Hutchinson, has completed training and earned the title of CCA “Ceitrix Certified Administrator.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mailed photos must be in JPEG format.