People You Should Know (Oct. 31)

10/31/2013 12:00 AM

10/30/2013 9:41 AM


Brittany Ferguson, Kati Blue, Keli Russell, Kristen Rathert, Michele Ellington and Sam Zerger have joined Kennedy and Coe as associates. Erika Schittker joined the firm’s Topeka office as an associate.

Emily Keesling, Tom McDonald, Kyle Miller and Zach Strack have each been promoted from associate to senior associate at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik.


Steve Farmer has joined Fidelity Bank as a senior residential loan officer.

Stephen “Homer” Green has been appointed cashier of Citizens Bank of Kansas. Green replaces Victoria Goetz, who retired after 25 years with the bank. Green also serves as operations officer.


Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick has announced its board of directors for 2013-2014, and they are: Katherine Sanneman, CrossFirst Bank; Mark Douglass, Wells Fargo Advisors; Greg Scafe, Intrust Bank; Kasey Baker, Greenwich AeroGroup; Susan Hussey, Wichita State University; Bob Jewett, Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Brooke Aziere, Foulston Siefkin; Ryan Bond, SASNAK Management ; Jennifer Bradford, Emprise Bank; Terry George, Spirit AeroSystems; Freda Haynes, Royal Caribbean Cruises; Kathryn Lammers, community volunteer; Carol Linnens, community volunteer; Rebecca Mitchell, Airbus; Terri Moses, Safety & Security USD 259; Diana Papadelis, community volunteer/Koch representative; Renee Reed, Cargill; Tim Russell, Grant Thornton; David Shannon, The Shannon Group; Tony Stark, American Family Insurance; Ryan Tacke, Deltal Dental of Kansas/Surency Life and Health Insurance Company; Steve Webb, BKD; Lori Wenrich, Ernst & Young; Barbara Fuller, USD 259; Janet Sprecker, USD 260; Susan Walston, USD 261; and Rhonda Price, USD 262.


Rod Blackburn, co-owner of WB Construction, has been named chairman of Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas. Kathy Jewett, human resources manager for Kaman Composites has been named vice chairwoman.

Health Care

Sheldon Preskorn, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, was awarded the Faculty Investigator Research Award at KU’s Faculty Research Day.

Kyle Vincent, a surgeon with Via Christi Clinic, has been named a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Kevin Miller, director of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita at Wesley Medical Center, has completed National Board Certification in the new subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Phillip Challans, diabetes specialist, has joined Galichia Medical Group.


Kim Madison with Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites, has been awarded the Hotelier of the Year from the company.


Dan Monnat of Monnat & Spurrier has been inducted into the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.

Arthur Chalmers, Don Gribble II, Richard Honeyman, Kim Martens, Jon Newman, Linda Parks, F. James Robinson, Gaye Tibbets and Randy Troutt, attorneys with Hite, Fanning & Honeyman have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America - 2014.

Sally Salguero, assistant district attorney of Wichita, has been awarded the Life Time Achievement Award from the Kansas County & District Attorneys Association.


Goodwill Industries of Kansas has announced its 2013-2014 board of directors and they are: Rhonda Dennis, Capitol Federal Savings; Tom Dondlinger, Dondlinger & Sons Construction; Blair Horner, community volunteer; Alicia Thompson, USD 259; and Tod Wawzysko, Spirit AeroSystems.

The following have joined KU Endowment’s 4-Wichita board: John William Bardo, president of Wichita State University; Kevin Mullen, president of Ritchie Associates; and David Murfin, president of Murfin Drilling Company and member of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees.

Real Estate

Karen Walden has joined the west office of Prudential Dinning-Beard as a sales associate.


Janice Trammel has joined ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink as customer service coordinator.

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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