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People You Should Know (Aug. 29)

  • Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 12 a.m.

Architecture

David Dresher has been promoted to project manager at GLMV Architecture.

Banking

Eric Kurtz, president of Union State Bank, Arkansas City, has joined the board of directors of The Kansas Bankers Association as a regional representative.

Construction

Gary Friend, a design engineer, has joined Building Controls and Services.

Education

Brian Austin has joined Wichita State University’s Office of Cooperative Education & Work-Based Learning as job developer/coordinator for the College of Engineering.

Lance Lechtenberg and Dalton Patterson have been elected to the board of directors of the Butler Community College Foundation.

Engineering

Tim Lenz has been named assistant manager for the electrical division of Professional Engineering Consultants.

Greg Schunk has been named manager for the mechanical division of Professional Engineering Consultants.

Financial

Brad Anderson, a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group, has qualified for the NAIFA Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Health Care

Physician Landon Johnson has joined the staff of Moeller Dermatology and is accepting new patients.

David Timler, a family medicine physician, has joined the staff of Via Christi Clinic on East 21st St. and is accepting new patients.

Insurance

Jalaa Miller has joined IMA as an account manager.

Brian St. Jacques has joined IMA and will lead the Oil & Gas and Alternative Energy team. Brandon Coffee has joined the team as risk control specialist. Geoff Baker will join the team and continue his role as a claim advocate.

Janet McMurry has been promoted to regional manager of the Wichita Regional Marketing office of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

Law

The following attorneys with Triplett, Woolf & Garretson have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for 2014: Timothy McKee, Natural Resources Law; Eric Metz, Labor & Employment Law; Jeffrey Leonard, Construction Law; and J.T. Klaus, Public Finance Law.

The following attorneys with Kutak Rock have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for 2014: Alan Rupe, Civil Rights Law; Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation -Municipal and Richard Olmstead, Litigation - Labor and Employment.

John Robb of Somers, Robb & Robb in Newton has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for 2014 in the area of Education Law.

Stephen Joseph of Joseph, Hollander & Craft has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for 2014 as 2014 Wichita Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar.

Nonprofits

Linda Eaves has been named executive director of KANSEL Kansas School for Effective Learning.

Real Estate

Jennifer Anderson and Cody Rajtar have joined Weichert Realtors-Compass Point as sales agents.

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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