People You Should Know (May 2)

05/02/2013 12:00 AM

05/01/2013 11:48 AM


Kathy Bretches has been promoted to loan officer at Rose Hill Bank. Bretches and Zach Weast, assistant vice president-commercial lending, have successfully completed the 2013 School of Lending Principles conducted by the Schools of Banking and sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations.

Troy Hutton has joined First National Bank of Hutchinson as senior vice president and assistant chief lending officer. Marc Ronan has joined the bank as officer and portfolio manager, First Wealth Management Services.

Timothy Givan, vice president and trust officer, Personal Trust Services division of the First Wealth Management department of First National Bank of Hutchinson, has been awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers.

Ryan Runnells has been hired as branch manager of the Goddard location of Credit Union of America, and Kristin Smet has been hired as the youth and education coordinator.

Pete Phachantry has joined Meritrust Credit Union as assistant branch manager at the Tyler Road branch.

Madison Mosiman has joined Legacy Bank as a teller.


Dawn Pledger, trust operation specialist, has joined The Trust Company of Kansas.

Health Care

Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita have presented the 2013 St. Catherine of Siena Nurse Recognition Award to Keisha Humphries. The hospitals also gave these awards: Polycarp Mochama, New-To-Nursing Award; Elizabeth Hedges, Human Dignity; Michele Hemberger, Stewardship; and Kalen Dusek, Excellence.


Lisa Oathout-Marshall, group consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, has been awarded the company’s President’s Award for sales achievements in 2012.


The Kansas Credit Union Association recognized the following at its annual meeting: Jim Peebler, TECU Credit Union, John Michener Volunteer of the Year Award; and Jane Hammil, Credit Union of America, Political Involvement Award.


K2 Companies has added these personnel: Lori Wright, account manager; Dinah Strange, visual designer; and Destiney Landrum, office manager. K2 Companies is the parent company of K2 Advertising, Print for Less US and Mighty Wraps.

Real Estate

Ray Seif and Nancy Skinner have joined the west office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as residential real estate sales associates.

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

Gina Hall has joined the east office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.

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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