Amy Spurgeon has joined Advance Catastrophe Technologies as controller.
The following KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty members have been promoted: Elizabeth Ablah, preventive medicine & public health, promoted to associate professor with tenure; and Naomi Shields, surgery/orthopaedics, promoted to clinical professor. Also, the following were all promoted to the position of clinical associate professor: Daniel Davis, radiology; Brent Lancaster, surgery; R. Joseph Nold, surgery; David Netherton, family & community medicine; Robert Freelove, family & community medicine; Michael Porter, surgery; M. Camden Whitaker, surgery/orthopaedics; and Patricia Wyatt-Harris, obstetrics & gynecology.
Chelsea Mayans has been promoted to member service associate III at the Tyler Road branch of Meritrust Credit Union.
Shelly Malone has joined Meritrust Credit Union as a real estate loan processor.
Jamie Perry has joined Meritrust Credit Union as a member service associate I.
Leah Redding has joined the Kansas Credit Union Association as an administrative assistant.
Trinidad Galdean, of counsel attorney, has joined the employment law team at Hinkle Law Firm.
The Public Relations Society of America-Kansas Chapter has announced its 2012 Board of Directors. Officers: James Williams, Midway-Kansas Chapter-American Red Cross, president; Cynthia Wentworth, City of Derby/Derby Public Schools, president-elect ; Deborah Stockman, Southwestern College, secretary; Tom Gdisis, My TV Wichita & Fox Kansas, treasurer; and Carolyn Russell, Russell Public Relations, past-president. David Austin, The Orpheum Theatre, ethics chair; Denny Bender, Arthritis Foundation, accreditation chair; Shannon Boone, Shay Chic Events, Clarus Awards chair; Angela Breer, United Way of the Plains, communications chair ; Jennifer Keller, American Red Cross Blood Services, membership co-chair; Jill Laffoon, Kansas Masonic Home, sponsorship chair; Lynn Woolf, consultant, membership co-chair; and Jennifer Strong Worrell, Nye & Associates, diversity chair. At-Large members include: Kindra Goertzen, United Way of the Plains; Deanna Harms, Greteman Group; and Jessica Richardson, Sullivan Higdon & Sink.
Laurie Engle, Sandy Dunn, Curtis McCoskey and Joel Foltz have joined Mike Grbic Real Estate Experts.
Abbey Wolfert has joined Landmark Commercial Real Estate as an administrative assistant.
Shan Streeter, Carol Sponsel, Clarence Sponsel and Shirley McBryde have joined Realty Executives of Wichita as licensed real estate agents.
Meghan O’Mara has joined the west office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.
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