People You Should Know (May 29)

05/28/2014 10:02 AM

05/28/2014 10:02 AM

Banking

Steven Regier, CFO of Medical Development Management, has been selected by the board of directors for Verus Bank in Derby to serve as a director for the bank and its holding company.

Education

Joel Schaefer, a teacher at Andover High School, has been named the Kansas History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Environmental

Steven Linehan has joined Terracon as environmental department manager. Other new hires at Terracon include: Heather Rogers, environmental project engineer; Eric Sponsel, driller I; and KJ Robinson, materials technician I.

Financial

Blake Martin and Tim Kaiser, financial representatives with Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group, have each qualified for the NAIFA Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Geoff Stalker, a wealth management adviser with Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group, has qualified for the NAIFA Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Brad Anderson, a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group, has earned the Gold Award for his work in 2013.

Health Care

Aaron Holman, a chiropractor with Northwest Chiropractic Clinic, has been selected to be part of the South West Cross Fit Regional in Sandy, Utah.

Insurance

The following American Family Insurance Agents have earned the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification from the company: Lisa Moling, Derby; Jay Jensen, Lindsborg; Ken Hall, Newton; Tamara Potter, Rose Hill; and Jennifer Mabry, Rachel Fenske, Dan Beat, Sara Long, Jon Green, Gerald Amato and Sammy Oduniyi, Wichita.

Law

Alan Rupe, Wichita partner and chair of Kutak Rock’s national employment practice group, has been recognized in the 2014 Chambers USA guide to best law firms and lawyers. Rupe was also recognized in the 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.

Jason Stitt, Jessica Skladzien and Mark Kanaga, attorneys with the law firm of Kutak Rock, have been recognized as Rising Stars in the 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.

Foulston Siefkin has hired Kelsey Frobisher, Mike Kolich, Robert McFadden, Nicki Rose, Adeel Syed and Kate Wary as summer associates.

Manufacturing

Jeffrey “Scott” Smith has been named supply chain manager of Bunting Magnetics in Newton.

Organizations

The Wichita Area Insurance Professionals recently held its annual PR Breakfast and recognized the following: First Responder Award Winners: Nathan Schwiethale, Wichita Police Officer of the Year; Chad Dunham, Wichita Firefighter of the Year; Benjamin Romero, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Officer of the Year; Stewart Segraves, Sedgwick County Firefighter of the Year; Kyle Burtch, Sedgwick County EMS Paramedic of the Year; Honey Ochoa, Sedgwick County 911 Emergency Dispatcher of the Year; Phillip Wickwire, Burtler County Sheriff’s Officer of the Year; Keri Korthals, Butler County EMS Paramedic of the Year; Jeremy Seglem, Butler County 911 Emergency Dispatcher of the Year; and Terry Whiteside, Citizens Award for Bravery.

The Wichita Area Insurance Professionals named Deborah Hull its Insurance Industry Person of the Year and Carla Pfannenstiel as WAIP Member of the Year.

Justin Smith of Derby has been named Kansas Funeral Director of the Year by the Kansas Funeral Directors Association. Smith is president of Smith Family Mortuaries, which has funeral homes in Derby, Wichita, Haysville, Mulvane, Douglass and Belle Plaine.

The Starkey Foundation has announced its officers for the coming year. Ron Terzian, a Boeing retiree, president; Judy Hull, Starkey parent, vice president; Richard Honeyman, Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, secretary; and Deanna Strella, Lincoln Financial Group, treasurer.

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 psmith@wichitaeagle.com. E-mailed photos must be in JPEG format.

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