People you should know (Jan. 24)

Health Care

Debbie Love, advanced practice registered nurse – family medicine, has joined Via Christi Clinic in Derby.


Patrick Thorpe has joined the Josh Bolduc State Farm Insurance agency as a licensed office associate. Mary Sampson has joined the office as an unlicensed team member. Josh Bolduc has been awarded the 2012 Most Innovative Agent Award from State Farm and the 2012 NAIFA Quality Award for Life Insurance and Annuities.


Garth Herrmann has been promoted to shareholder in the Wichita office of Gilmore & Bell.


Custom Cupboards has appointed Bill Speights vice president of sales. Wendy Hay has been promoted to customer service manager with the company.


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


The East Wichita Business Association has named its officers and board of directors for 2013. Beth Woods, president; Tera Benefiel, treasurer; John Rouse, vice president; Ron Mayes, past president; and board members Lin Harris, Robert Gelzat, Joanne Rogers and Leah Bailey.

The Midian Shrine Center will hold its public installation of officers Friday, when Lonnie Nichols will become Midian’s Potentate for 2013. Nichols owns and operates Nichols Farms in Greenwood County.

The Kansas School for Effective Learning, Inc. has announced its executive committee members. They are: Lynette Murphy, WSU Foundation, president; Joyce Stockham, Mid-Kansas Community Action Program, vice-president; Byron Watkins, Waddell & Reed, secretary; Kirk Royse, Devlin Enterprises, treasurer; and Kevin Jamis, International Association of Machinists, Spirit AeroSystems, past-president. Board members are: Tracee Adams, New York Life; John Chrisman, Plumbers and Pipefitters; Gail Foley, Send Out Cards; Robert Gainer, IAM, Cessna; James Hans, Spirit AeroSystems; John Irving, IAM, Spirit AeroSystems; Robin Mishler, The Research Partnership; Courtney Powers, AG Hospitality; Debra Seely, children’s author; Dennis Williams, IAM, Spirit AeroSystems.

Mark Vierthaler, director of communications of Servi-Tech, Inc., Dodge City, and Alyssa Davis, coordinator at the Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau, have joined the Public Relations Society of America Kansas Chapter.

Dress for Success Wichita has named its officers for 2013. They are: Roz Hutchinson, Via Christi health, president; Katie Baker, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, vice president; Deanna Yates, Ameriprise Financial, secretary; and Pam Peppard, CBIZ MHM, treasurer. Additions to the board of directors include Vanessa Kanaga, Hinkle Law Firm, and Sarah Patterson, Delta Dental of Kansas.

Real Estate

Paula Yaussi and Todd Harder have joined the west office of Prudential Dinning-Beard as sales associates.

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.