April 18, 2012

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Dan Smith has been promoted from supervisor to senior consultant at AGH Wealth Advisors, an affiliate of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.

Heather Smith has been promoted from supervisor to operations supervisor at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik. René Weese has been promoted from senior associate to supervisor/conversion specialist at AGH.

Tyler Walden and Alison Nittler have joined the assurance department of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C. as interns.


Citizens Bank of Kansas and the Kansas/Nebraska Schools of Banking have announced that Stephen “Homer” Green has graduated from the 2012 School of Lending Principles, held recently in Grand Island, Neb. Green joined the bank’s Kingman branch in January as operations officer.

Carson Bank has hired Debbie Christiansen as vice president of Carson Investment Group.

Scott Nelson of Carson Bank has been promoted to chief financial officer.

American State Bancshares has announced that Robin R. LacKamp has been named to the newly created position of vice president, director of human resources for the three-bank holding company, which includes rose Hill Bank, Peoples Exchange Bank in Belleville and American State Bank & Trust in Great Bend.

Health Care

Dr. Tamim Qaum received the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award with Commendation for 2012-2015. The three-year award recognizes physicians who demonstrate a commitment to continuing medical education. Qaum joined Via Christi Clinic in 2006.


Fifteen people recently completed the Young Professionals of Wichita Leadership Academy, a program that builds leadership skills. The participants were nominated for the class and selected by an academy committee. The 15 who completed the training were: Preston Brin, Sullivan Higdon & Sink; Tessa Brungardt, Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce; Ryan Caplan, Intrust Bank NA; Christi Carter, Kansas Medical Center; Lindsey Caudle, Intrust Bank NA; Kristine Contemplacion, Grant Thornton; Adriele Dixon, Young Professionals of Wichita; Katie Haffield, Legacy Bank; Beau Hudson, IMA; Hannah Lang, City of Wichita; Marc Mason, iSi Environmental; Aubrey Naylor, Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care; Amy Nichols, Wichita State University; Omar Rodriguez, Cox Communications; and Angelina Vaquera-Linke, Senior Services Inc. of Wichita.

The Public Relations Society of America – Kansas Chapter has announced that Maurice G. Pritz Jr. has joined the group. Pritz is public affairs officer for the U.S. Army Reserve.


Britt M. Brown, senior vice president-investments at UBS Financial Services Inc., has been named to Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors. The list is based on multiple criteria, including assets under management, the firm’s regulatory record, the quality of practice and philanthropic work.

Dean O. Smith, senior vice president-investments at UBS Financial Services, was named to the Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors list for the third year in a row.

Real Estate

Marion Jones has joined Realty Executives as a licensed real estate agent.

Tracie Miller has joined Prudential Dinning-Beard Realtors as a sales associate on the Diane Z Park team at the east location.


Anna Howell and Stacey Stamps have been named Animal Academy educators at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills.

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 E-mailed photos must be in JPEG format.

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