People You Should Know (July 26)

07/26/2012 5:00 AM

07/26/2012 7:30 AM


Mike Shook has joined Allen, Gibbs & Houlik as vice president of outsourcing services.


Greteman Group has added senior art director Garrett Fresh and brand director Jennifer Szambecki to its chief operating group. Ashley Bowen Cook , a member of the chief operating group, has been promoted to vice president.


Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has added Lindsay Koster, CPA, as controller.


Tiara Hanson has joined Meritrust Credit Union as a teller II, and Ashley Newberry has joined the credit union as a teller I.

Southwest National Bank has promoted Janette Brooks to vice president and branch manager of the bank’s Tyler Crossing branch. Kyle Campbell has been promoted to assistant branch manager at the Tyler Crossing branch. Sue Chepil has been promoted to branch manager, and Amy Branch has been promoted to assistant branch manager of the bank’s Towne East branch. Tangie Brown has joined the bank as a customer service representative.


SMG Wichita has named Nate Johnson operations manager for Intrust Bank Arena.


Melissa Robb has been named director of marketing and business development for Central Star Financial Solutions. CSFS is a mortgage and insurance CUSO wholly owned by Central Star Credit Union in Wichita.

Janeen Smalley has joined Kansas Credit Union Association as vice president of member and strategic services.

Health care

Jessica St. Clair has been hired as director of marketing and development of the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas. Mary Mayes has been hired as director of human resources.


The following agents with American Family Insurance have been recognized for their customer service by J.D. Power and Associates’ Distinguished Insurance Agency Program: Sheila Metzger, Scott Smith and Gaylon Miller, Hutchinson; Forrest Hummel, Haysville; Leta Logan, Wellington; and Vern Harding, Ken Schuette, Greg Rogers, Pam Kirk, Chris Post, Shon Chapman, Kerri Mauck and Michael Rogers, Wichita.


Robert Overman has joined the law office of Stinson Morrison Hecker. Overman is joining the firm’s labor and employment practice as partner.


Brad Kiewel has joined Custom Cupboards as programmer and systems analyst. Arpan Gauchan has joined the firm as network support technician.


The Arc of Sedgwick County has announced its officers for 2012-2013: Sue Schmelzer, TECU, president; Dennis Artz, Safeco Insurance; first vice president; Sean Amore, Associated, second vice president; Deborah Gdisis, Ameriprise Financial Services, secretary; and Leonal Kilgore, Vantage Foods, treasurer.


Paul Blissett, Autocraft Collision Repair, has been named president of the board of directors of The Rotary Club of West Wichita. Other board members include: Greg Carr, Lori Taylor, Marv Fisher, Vern Klassen, Brian Goodie, Brian Turney, Cindy Hand, Mark Hansen, Chuck Bennis and Kerry Sabala.

Carol Rivers Mullikin has been named director of The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s spirituality center, The Magnificat Center for Unity and Reconciliation.

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors has named its board of directors for 2012-2013: Bob Arensberg, New York Life, past president; Mark Ricklefs, Central Financial Services, president; Brent Thummel, Gough Financial Group, president elect; Geoff Stalker, Northwestern Mutual, treasurer; Scott Colby, New England Financial, director; Rob Davis, American Family, director; Ray Mengelkoch, Independent, director; Christy Cobb, Waddell & Reed, director; Jody Parker, State Farm Insurance, director; Pam Rosenberry, Rosenberry & Associates, director; Ron Avey, Waddell & Reed, director; and Marilyn Brzon, executive director.

The Wichita Aero Club has announced its new board of directors members: Kim Nussbaum, publisher of The Wichita Eagle; John Ek, publisher of the Wichita Business Journal; Sean Weaver, executive vice president, assurance services, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik; Rod Wilson, business development, Goodrich Interiors; Stephanie Harder, manager of community affairs and internal communications at Cessna Aircraft Co.; David Van der Wee, vice president, marketing, business & general aviation for Pratt & Whitney Canada; and James Hansen, Hawker Beechcraft Corp. The board voted to elevate WAC executive director Dave Franson to the position of president of the organization.

Real estate

Kristin Stang has joined J.P. Weigand & Sons as a commercial sales associate.

Lynn Channer, professional development director of J.P. Weigand & Sons, has earned the e-Pro designation from the National Association of Realtors.

Theo Hanson, associate broker at the East office of J.P. Weigand & Sons, has earned the e-Pro designation from the National Association of Realtors.

Sue Wenger, assistant broker at the East office of J.P. Weigand & Sons, has earned the e-Pro designation from the National Association of Realtors.

Barb Boulanger, branch manager at the East office of J.P. Weigand & Sons, has earned the e-Pro designation from the National Association of Realtors.

Don Williams has joined the Belle Plaine office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.

Kelly Jobe has joined the East office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.

Tessa Hultz, chief executive for the Wichita Area Association of Realtors and the South Central Kansas MLS, has earned the Certified Association Executive credential.

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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