People you should know (July 5)

07/05/2012 10:07 AM

07/05/2012 10:07 AM


Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C. has announced two additions to its staff: Mary Anne Leftwich has joined the organizational development and family business services department as an associate; Andrea Degenhardt has joined the employee benefits department as an associate.


Aaron Mayfield has joined Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group as a private client adviser in Wichita. Mayfield will also serve as market leader for the area.


Carolyn Cole of Emporia was recognized for her commitment to technology education with the Goodheart-Willcox State Advisor of the Year Award.


Cody Bird has joined the city of Derby as a city planner.

Health care

Dorothy Buck, hospice aide at Hospice Care of Kansas’ Wichita office, passed her Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association certification exam.

Linda Miller, RN, and Mary Miller, RN, have joined the Hospice Care of Kansas Wellington team.


The Hutton & Hutton Law Firm had several lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication, and Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. Mark Hutton was named to Best Lawyers for 2012 and Super Lawyers for 2011; Andrew Hutton was named to Best Lawyers for 2012 and Super Lawyers for 2011; J. Darin Hayes was named to Best Lawyers for 2012 and Super Lawyers for 2011; Anne Hull was named to Best Lawyers for 2012 and Super Lawyers for 2011; and Blake Shuart was named to Super Lawyers: Rising Stars for 2011.

Chambers USA included 21 Foulston Siefkin Wichita attorneys as leading lawyers in their field of practice in 2012. Those recognized were: Jim Armstrong, general commercial litigation; Gary Ayers, general commercial litigation; Donald Berner, labor & employment; Boyd Byers, labor & employment; Terry Cupps, corporate/M&A; Charles Efflandt, general commercial litigation; Jack Focht, litigation: white-collar crime & government investigations; Jay Fowler, general commercial litigation; Doug Hanisch, labor & employment; Karl Hesse, real estate; Andrew Nolan, real estate; Scott Palecki, corporate/M&A; Jay Rector, labor & employment; Harvey Sorensen, corporate/M&A; Douglas Stanley, labor & employment; Mikel Stout, general commercial litigation; T risha Thelen, labor & employment; Andrew Thengvall, corporate/M&A; Patricia Voth Blankenship, real estate; Darrell Warta, general commercial litigation; Bill Wood, corporate/M&A and real estate.

The Wichita Bar Association has installed new officers and board members. They are:

Hugh Gill, Hinkle Law Firm, president; Kari Schmidt, Conlee Schmidt & Emerson, president-elect; Sal Intagliata, Monnat & Spurrier, vice president; and Jennifer Hill, McDonald, Tinker, Skaer, Quinn, & Herrington, secretary treasurer.

Board members are: S uzanne Dwyer, Case, Moses Zimmerman & Martin; the Hon. Jeff Goering, 18th Judicial District; Kellie Hogan, Kansas Legal Services; Brooks Kancel, Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch; Jeff Kennedy, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer; and Sylvia Penner, Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch.


Newly elected Rotary Club of Wichita officers include Chris Goebel as president, Joe Johnson as vice president of programs, Martha Linsner as vice president of membership, Bill Gardner as secretary, Steve Criser as treasurer, Dave Perkins as sergeant at arms, Sheryl Wohlford, past president, and Gayle Goetz, president-elect. Directors are Noreen Carrocci, David Seely, Doug Stark, Alicia Holloway, Jennifer Szambecki, Kevin Colborn, Tammy Allen, Anne Chandler and Mike Garvey.

The Wichita Rotary Charitable Fund officers are: Mike Johnson, president; Charles Eby, vice president; Brenda Blazer, secretary; Richard Campbell, treasurer; and Jerry Aaron, past president.

Real estate

Garret Pike has joined Prudential Dinning-Beard Realtors, west location, as a sales associate and assistant to Linda Pike.

Isabelle Del Castillo has re-established her real estate career as a Realtor at Titan Realty.


Next Element has announced the addition of Kia Imandel as a West Coast business development associate.

Wendy Williamson has been elected chairperson of the Board of the American Society of Fitness Professionals.

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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