Eric Mies has been promoted to manager at BKD..
Kristofer Quillin has been hired as director of Plymouth Preschool and Learning Center at Plymouth Congregational Church.
Chris English, assistant vice president and trust officer of The Trust Company of Kansas, has completed the requirements to earned the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (C.T.F.A.).
Praveena Gorantla, a rheumatologist, has joined Via Christ Clinic.
Robert Bunting, Jr., of Bunting Magnetics in Newton, has been named business strategist - metal detection.
Kate Clause has joined the staff of KMUW-Wichita Public Radio 89.1 as its morning edition host.
The Financial Planners Association of Kansas has named its 2013 board of directors. Russell Hall, Wedel, Thurman & Hall, past president; Brent Buller, Stifel Nicolaus, president; Blake Allen, Kennedy & Coe, secretary/treasurer; Sue Tirukonda, Financial Benefits, president-elect; Bruce Brinkman, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, programs chair; and Deanna Yates, Ameriprise Financial Services; Richard Stumpf, Financial Benefits; Martin Thurman, Wedel, Thurman & Hall; Kathy Mikols, Waddell & Reed; Vance Garwood, S.J. Prill Financial & Investment Planning; Gregory Scafe, Intrust Bank; and David Gramkow, Ameriprise Financial, directors.
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 email@example.com. E-mailed photos must be in JPEG format.