The Financial Planners Association of Kansas has named its board of directors for 2014. Officers are Brent Buller, Stifel Nicolaus, past president; Sue Tirukonda, Financial Benefits, president; Blake Allen, Kennedy & Coe, secretary/treasurer; David Gramkow, Ameriprise Financial, president-elect; Bruce Brinkman, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, programs chair; Martin Thurman, Wedel, Thurman & Hall, director; Kathy Mikols, Waddell & Reed, director; Vance Garwood, SJ Prill Fianncial & Investment Planning, director; Gregory Scafe, Intrust Bank, director; and Richard Stumpf, Financial Benefits, honorary director.
Physician Stacey Nicholson has been named medical director of Medi-Weightloss in Andover.
The Mid-Continent Center for Health Care Simulation has announced its board of directors for 2014-15. Officers are: Gary Oborny, Occidental Management, chairman; Diana Lippoldt, retired nursing executive, vice-chairwoman; Jon Rosell, Medical Society of Sedgwick County, treasurer.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority has hired Pam Anderson as IT administrative assistant, Merlin Eck as safety coordinator, Brett Eitzen as digital media intern and Jennifer Szambecki as brand director. The KTA has promoted Rachel Bell to marketing & communications director, Jeri Biehler to communications manager, Heather Kord to toll secretary and Darlene Morgan to executive assistant.
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