People You Should Know (Oct. 3)

10/03/2013 12:00 AM

10/02/2013 11:25 AM


Zac Spear has been promoted from supervising associate to supervisor in the assurance department of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik. Adam Manlove has been promoted from supervising associate to supervisor in the tax department of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik.


Taneice Garrett has joined Meritrust Credit Union as an assistant branch manager. Jeanize Cilliers has joined Meritrust Credit Union as a graphic designer.


David Miller has been selected as chief information officer for Sedgwick County.

Health Care

Liz McNown, simulation lab coordinator at Butler Community College, has become a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator through the the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Josh Burrow, a certified physician assistant, has joined the orthopedics department at Via Christi Clinic’s Founders’ Circle office.

Katie Washburn, a hospitalist, has joined Via Christi Clinic and will see patients at Via Christi Hospital by physician referral.

James Fast has joined Galichia Medical Group and will start seeing patients Monday.

Ruth Wetta, associate professor of preventive medicine at Public Health at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, has been honored by the Kansas Health Association and awarded the Dorothy Woodin Award, a yearly award given to a public health nurse in recognition of outstanding public health nursing services.


Dylan Donner, Art Allen, Michael Carpenter, Christopher Gassman, Garrett Harper, Kevin Payne, Justin Case and Darrick Hoover, agents with New York Life, have been named to the company’s Executive Level of Kansas Council Agents 2013.


Ross Hollander, president of the law firm of Joseph, Hollander & Craft, has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America-2014 as Wichita Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law-Management. Hollander was also recognized in two other areas: Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & Employment.

Stanley Andeel, James Armstrong, Kevin Arnel, Gary Ayers, Donald Berner, Boyd Byers, Terry Cupps, Holly Dyer, Charles Efflandt, Jack Focht and Jay Fowler, attorneys with the law firm of Foulston Siefkin, have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America-2014.


The Kansas Learning Center for Health in Halstead has named its board of trustee executive committee for the year. Officers are: Lois Loflin, retired USD 440 teacher, president; Jack Bender, retired U.S. Air Force, vice president; Colin Bailey, retired Hertzler Clinic, vice president; Frank Chesky, retired psychiatrist, secretary; Don Grossardt, Grossardt & Gilbert, treasurer; David Burns, Sizemore, Burns & Gilmore, general counsel; Donald Decker, retired Hertzler Clinic; Vernon Nikkell, Nikkell Farms; Leon Schmidt, Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas; and Larry Williams, Halstead Bank.

Real Estate

Alisa DePontier, Michele Bruch, Brenda Wise, Charlie Combs, Ashley Johnson and Ashutosh Chaturvedi have joined the east office of Prudential Dinning-Beard as sales associates.


Leland Hinkle of Handyman Matters of Wichita has completed ILX Construction Training and is now a ILX Certified Craftsman Level II.


K.B. “Brad” Key has joined Advance Catastrophe Technologies as chief operating officer.

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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