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  • Published Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 12 a.m.

Accounting

Tyler Boss, Casey McMillan and Jason Seaton have each been promoted to senior associate II in the audit department of BKD.

Jon Garrett has been promoted to senior association II in the tax department of BKD.

Corey Wells and Kori Zey have each been promoted to senior associate in the tax department of BKD.

Elena Leth-Nissen has been promoted from senior associate to supervising associate in the assurance department of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik.

Ellen Decker has been promoted from senior associate to supervising associate in the tax department of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik.

Architecture

Daniel Gensch has joined Shelden Architecture as an intern architect.

Aviation

Jason White, general manager of Aero-Mach Labs, will become president of the company Dec. 1. White succeeds Chuck Perkins, who will take on the role of executive director of business development.

Banking

Eric Grooms has been named executive vice president of Community National Bank & Trust in Winfield.

Eileen Phelps has been promoted to senior vice president and chief services officer at Credit Union of America.

Lea Ann Gabbert has joined Credit Union of America as senior vice president and chief administrative officer.

Energy

Thomas Fredrickson has been named vice president for human resources at Universal Lubricants.

Health Care

Ed Cornejo has been named home health development director for Progressive Home health and Hospice.

Pediatric intensivist Manish Bajracharya has joined the pediatric services team at Wesley Medical Center.

Law

Mike Cannady has joined the law firm of Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch as special counsel, concentrating primarily in the areas of estate planning and probate law.

Jeffrey Lowe of the law firm Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson is now a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Kyle Sollars has been named an associate attorney of the law firm of Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson.

Richard Hite, of the law firm Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, has been named Lawyer of the Year 2014 by Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the area of bet-the-company litigation. Hite was also recognized as a Best Lawyer in the areas of commercial litigation law and personal injury litigation-defense.

Cory Buck and Stephen Netherton have joined the law firm of Hite, Fanning & Honeyman as associate attorneys practicing in the area of civil litigation.

Todd Tedesco, Trisha Thelen, David Traster, Patricia Voth Blankenship, Darrell Warta, Shannon Wead, Stewart Weaver, Craig West, William Wood II and Charles Woodin, attorneys with the law firm of Foulston Siefkin, have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Marketing

Blythe Thomas has joined the Kansas Health Foundation as vice president for communication and will lead the organization’s marketing and communication activities.

Nonprofits

Heartspring has announced its new board of directors. Members include Deborah Cape, Cox Communications; John Engels, Berry Cos., retired; Mike Flores, School of Accountancy, Wichita State University; Phil Garrison, Wells Fargo Advisors; Kimberly Gattis, UMB Bank; and Krishan Goyle, M.D. Newly elected officers include: Laurie Labarca, Via Christi, board chair; and Brenda Koehring, Flint Hills Resources, retired, vice chair; Andrew Thengvall, Foulston Siefkin, returns as board secretary-treasurer.

Organizations

The Optimist Club of North Wichita has announced its officers for 2013-2014. Officers are Joe Allan Lang, president; Clark Owens, vice president; Donna Kozera, secretary; Gaye Erwin, treasurer; and Muriel Walpole, past president. Board of directors include Tom Garrelts, Richard George, Jane George, Don Kirkland, Charles Mansfield and Joseph Voss.

The Optimist Club of West Wichita has announced its officers for 2013-2014. Officers are Jessica Rall, president; Dan Hernandez, vice president; Bill Young, secretary-treasurer; and Mick Cayless, past president. Board of directors include Marilyn Landreth, Ralph Rudy, Tommy Johanson, Bob Keesling and John Rawson.

Marena Assarsson has joined the Public Relations Society of America Kansas Chapter.

Real Estate

Tom Johnson and Steve Martens of the Martens Cos. have been named inductees in the 2013 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News magazine.

Trisha Hood has joined Realty Executives as a licensed real estate agent.

Ashley Johnson has joined the east office of Prudential Dinning-Beard as a sales associate.

Linda Howard has joined the west office of prudential Dinning-Beard as a sales associate.

Services

K.B. “Brad” Key has joined the restoration company Advance Catastrophe Technologies as chief operating officer.

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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