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People You Should Know (April 25)

  • Published Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 12 a.m.


Kennedy and Coe Certified Public Accountants and Consultants announce the admission of new members of the LLC: Kent A. Simpson, who joined the firm in 2003, is with the general practice group out of the Wichita office. Cassandra “Sandy” Sporleder, who joined the firm in 2001, has responsibility for services provided to the financial institutions of the firm.


Randy Pankratz, an attorney with Adrian & Pankratz, has been appointed as a member of the First Bank board of directors.

Laura Moore has been promoted to vice president of First Bank.


Universal Lubricants has appointed Bill Kennedy as director of environmental health, safety and compliance.


Schreck Financial Group announces the following staff achievements: Bruce Schreck, Brian Schreck and Brad Schreck have qualified for the “Court of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals; Dan Buck and Shawn O’Mara have qualified as members in the Million Dollar Round Table; John Toothaker and Ron Gabel have qualified for the “Top of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table.

Health Care

Pat Garrett, an internal medicine physician and nephrologist, has joined the Galichia Medical Group.

Debbie Gruenbacher, a family physician associated with Via Christi Clinic, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Mitchell L. Walter, a 2012 graduate of the Washburn University School of Law, has joined Gilmore & Bell as an associate in the Wichita office.


Associated Integrated Marketing announces the addition of three new communications professionals: Alexa Hodes, account executive; Tim Landwehr, account coordinator; and Ben Lymer, front end developer.


Jenna Huffman has joined the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Kansas Chapter as a family care coordinator. Linsey Norton has been promoted by the association to program director.


Mark Lumpkin has been hired as the general manager of Wichita for Protection 1, a business and home security company.

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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