People you should know (Jan. 31)


Emily Cannata, Maria Green, Travis Liebl, Tara Mollhagen, Moon Pham and Kristen Ranalli have joined BKD as interns for four months.

Jenni Gerken has been promoted to audit supervisor in the National Health Care Group of BKD.

Brandon Riggs has been promoted to manager at Koch Siedhoff Hand & Dunn. Phillip Case has joined the firm as a staff accountant.

Manny Marroquin has joined the FIG group of Kennedy and Coe as an associate.

Julie McCoy has joined Kennedy and Coe as an associate in the general practice group. K risten Rathert has joined the firm as an intern in the general practice group.

Gerie Byrum has joined Allen, Gibbs & Houlik as a supervisor in the assurance department. Jared Tracy has joined the firm’s assurance department as an associate.

The Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants has announced its 20 up to 40 Leadership Program participants. Participants this year include: Julie Allen, Kennedy and Coe, Wichita; Ross Berry, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Wichita; Brent Bradbury, Davis & Bellomo, Overland Park; Gina Case, McFarren & Magnifico, Wichita; Joshua Cicora, Spirit AeroSystems Wichita; Brian Cox, Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita; Lori Downing, CBIZ MHM, Topeka; Joy Free, Ernst & Young, Wichita; Thomas Galle, Grant Thornton, Wichita; Kailyn Hendrickson, Berberich Trahan & Co., Topeka; Keith Knickerbocker, The Louis Berger Group, Kansas City; Tara Laughlin, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, Wichita; Hernan Owen, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Kansas City; Stephanie Pape, BKD, Kansas City; Courtney Rierson, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, McPherson; Andrew Rooks, Kirkpatrick, Sprecker & Co., Wichita; Alyssa Sharp, JMW & Associates, Overland Park; Michelle Spence, Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Colby; Andrew Spikes, Mize Houser & Company, Topeka; Johnna Vosseller, Clubine and Rettelle, Salina; Julie Wondra, Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, McPherson; and Laura Zellers, Wichita State University, Wichita.


Zach Weast has joined Rose Hill Bank as assistant vice president-commercial lending.

Dale Lonker has been named branch president of the Citizens Bank of Kansas location in Medicine Lodge. Lonker, who is currently a vice president, has been serving as interim branch president since October.

Courtney McAdam Hardgrave has joined the Kingman branch of Citizens Bank of Kansas as a mortgage loan officer.

Yimiao Li Wormington has joined Meritrust Credit Union as a contact center associate.


Elaine Steinke, a professor in the School of Nursing at Wichita State University, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Health Care

Suni Lyn has been promoted to office manager of the medical office of Edward J. Lind, M.D. The office recently moved to 1431 S. Bluffview, Suite 102.

John Tran has joined Jordan Chiropractic as an associate doctor.

John Hunninghake, a fourth-year medical student at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita is receiving clinical training in El Dorado from H. Richard Kuhns, Jr., M.D., at El Dorado Internal Medicine.

Paige Hutsey-Harwell, a fourth-year medical student at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita is receiving clinical training in El Dorado from Diane Nightengale, M.D., at El Dorado Clinic PA.

Michele Riggins, a neuro-ophthalmologist at Grene Vision Group has earned certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Plastic surgeon Kelly Killeen has joined Healing Waters to lead its plastic surgery department. Killeen is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Abby Lara, a financial representative for RPS Financial Group, has been named a Gold Award Winner by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Doug Leiker, a financial representative for RPS, has qualified for the Sapphire Star Club Award from The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Brian Lester, a financial representative for RPS, has qualified for the Emerald Star Club Award from The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.


Cynthia Wentworth has been named vice president of marketing at Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Derrick Prichard, executive director of New Perspectives Counseling Center, has been elected to the board of directors of Independent Living Resource Center.

Real Estate

Yvette Howey has joined the west office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.

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.