People you should know (Jan. 17)


Armstrong Chamberlin has added Zack Armstrong as project manager. Sarah Coffman has also joined the firm as project manager.


Bob Blouin, vice president, industry affairs at Hawker Beechcraft, has been elected to the board of directors of the Aero Club of Washington and re-elected to the board of directors of the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association.


Equishare Credit Union has announced the following promotions: Gary Torres, president/manager; Freda Reynolds senior vice president/downtown manager; and Lori Knight vice president/west branch manager.

Meritrust Credit Union has announced the following new hires: Kimberly Dooley, teller II; Thanh Nguyen, teller I; Kathy Manivanh, teller; Aaron Emerson, teller; Kimberly Pham, contact center associate; and Bethanie Bockman, teller.

Business Services

Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas has promoted Amanda Duncan from director of special projects to vice president and chief business development officer. Chad Pettera has been promoted from director of finance to vice president and chief operating officer.


Leah DiPietro has joined the Office of Cooperative Education and Work-Based Learning at Wichita State University as coordinator for the College of Engineering. Kelley Mattivi has joined the office as coordinator for the College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Suzy Finn, engineering coordinator/job developer in the WSU Office of Cooperative Education and Work-Based Learning, has been accepted in the Young Professionals of Wichita, 2013 Leadership Academy.


Keith Hammerschmidt has joined Basis Consulting Engineers as an intern engineer.

Health Care

Physician Sara Purdy of Via Christi Clinic has achieved certification by the American Board of Family Medicine.


Emily Cassell Docking and Joshua Hofer have been named partners at the law offices of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy.


Bunting Magnetics in Newton has added the following staff to its field sales organization: Jason Cohen, Texas and Oklahoma; Darrick Litten, Ohio, West Virginia and western New York; Dan Murphy, Illinois and Wisconsin. Bunting Magnetics has named two manufacturers representatives: Pat Perkins for Southern California and John Weber for Arizona and New Mexico.


Milt Radford has joined Wichita Public Radio 89.1-FM as news director.


The Wichita Area Psychological Association has announced its officers for 2013. They are: Gloria Jones, president; Desirae Moreno, president-elect; and Luke Carter, secretary.

Real Estate

Erin Haneberg has joined the west office of Prudential Dinning-Beard as a sales associate.

Rebecca Keiter has joined Golden Realtors as a sales associate.


Jennifer Kroening has earned the credential of registered play therapist from the Association for Play Therapy.

Linda Dirksen and Cindy Lindsey, massage therapists, have joined Integrity Therapeutic Massage.

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.