March 14, 2013

People you should know (March 14)

Stephanie Hancock and Tyler Clary have joined the tax department at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik as interns.Banking


Stephanie Hancock and Tyler Clary have joined the tax department at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik as interns.


Verus Bank in Derby has announced the following promotions: Susan Thompson, executive vice president and cashier; Dana Quigley, senior vice president; and Tami Molloy, retail banking officer.

Cari Clayton has joined Intrust Bank as senior commercial relationship manager.

Business Services

The Wichita Metro Chamber has promoted Jaime Dupy to manager of Young Professionals of Wichita. Courtney Sendall has joined the Chamber as communications coordinator.

Ariel Davis has joined Signs & Design as front office specialist, and Naomi Shapiro has joined the firm as marketing manager.


Jeff Martin has been named vice president, regulatory affairs of Westar Energy.


Christine Pileckas, director of sales and marketing at Intrust Bank Arena, has been nominated by Venues Today Magazine for its annual Generation Next Award.


Tyler Parker has been promoted to environmental health and safety technician at iSi Environmental.


Ron Paul, Jared Peters and Geoff Stalker, financial representatives at Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group, have qualified for the NAIFA Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Megan Pickett, a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group, has been awarded the company’s Bronze Award.

Health Care

The following fourth-year medical students at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita are receiving clinical training at medical offices across the state: Jenna Sloan, C. Scott Owings, M.D., Salina; Matt Kielt, Brood Mason, M.D., Hutchinson; Julie Kielt, Timothy Crater, M.D., Hutchinson; Betsy Cammack, Robert Roeser, D.O., Newton; and Aaron Thiessen, Bruce LaBes, M.D., Minneapolis.


Gregory Franken, Hellen Haag, Scott Jensen, Brian Turney, Eric Parkhurst and Jeff Arbuckle, attorneys with Bever Dye, have received Best Lawyers designations.


The following people recently completed the young Professionals of Wichita Leadership Academy: Nicole Alexander, Beechcraft; Brandon Bulla, Building Controls and Services; Jill Engstrom, Youth Entrepreneurs; Suzy Finn, Wichita State University; Amy Forbes, Adecco – The Employment People; Aaron Good, Klenda Austerman; Josh Herrman, Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey; Kristy Hoffman, The Arnold Group; Jennifer Horchem, Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law; Dustin Kuhn, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Joslyn Kusiak, Klenda Austerman; Joymesia Lee, Spirit AeroSystems; Kristen Ouellette, Sherwin Williams; Karianne Stevens, Spirit AeroSystems; David Peters, Viega; Jennifer Regan, Koch Creative Group; Jessica Richardson, Sullivan Higdon & Sink; Nathan Sander, Bank of the West; J odi Schmitz, the Independent School; Josh Smith, Simmons First National Bank; Matt Smith, MKEC; Ryan Tacke, Surency Life & Health; Jaimie Zellner, Wichita Downtown Development; and Emily Zimmerman, Johnson Controls.

Wichita Professional Communicators has announced its 2013 board members. They are: Suzanna Mathews, The Date Maven, president; Jill Miller, Jill D. Miller Creative Solutions, past president; Deb Umberger, president-elect; Angela Gaughan, Wichita State University, secretary; Kathy Souter, freelance writer, treasurer; N. Adrienne Church, Webster University at McConnell AFB, vice president membership; Jessica St. Clair, vice president programs; Becky Funke, Active Aging, courtesy/reservations; Amy Geiszler-Jones, Golden Light Communications, newsletter/e-news editor; Erin Perry O’Donnell, freelance writer & blogger; web manager; Shannon Littlejohn, Wichita State University, historian; and Cori Dodds, Via Christi, scholarship chairwoman. Members at large are Shirley Baker, Roz Hutchinson of Via Christi, and Skyler Lovelance, Butler Community College and Pixel Time at CityArts.

Real Estate

Jordan Noone has joined the west office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.

Carolina Loera has joined the Derby office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.


Emilee Clark has joined Auburn Spirits as director of marketing. Matt Coleman has been hired as director of wine, and Cameron Leverington has been promoted to assistant manager.

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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