People You Should Know (July 11)


Erica Plummer has joined Kennedy and Coe as a senior associate.

Abigail Felter has joined the AGH Wealth Advisors as an administrative assistant.


Kyle Reynolds and Stephanie Schulz have joined Associated Integrated Marketing as communications interns. Reynolds is in the client service department and Schulz is in the creative department.


William Moore, retired president, chief executive officer and board member of Westar Energy, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Fidelity Bank.

Matt Wendling has been promoted to vice president/regional manager of the Kansas and Missouri markets of Bank of Oklahoma Mortgage.

Ian Worrell has been promoted to small business lender at Intrust Bank.

Stan Brodhagen has joined the commercial business development department of Union State Bank.


Sean Miller, a wealth management adviser with Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group, has qualified for the company’s Sapphire Star Club Award. Timothy Rogers and Megan Picket, financial representatives with Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group, have each qualified for the company’s Bronze Award.

Health Care

Bailey LeGrand and Steve Schmidt have joined the community based services department at Horizons Mental Health Center in Hutchinson. Melissa Valentine has joined the center’s community support services department.

Via Christi Clinic has added three physicians. Aamr Arif Herekar, epileptologist; Somsupha Kanjanauthai, cardiologist; and Allan Smith III, pathologist.

Kevin Hoppock, a family physician at Via Christi Clinic, has been awarded the 2013 Exemplary Teaching Award in the volunteer category by The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.


Debbie Butcher, agency service manager for MRH Insurance Group, has been named Kansas Outstanding CSR of the Year by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.


Robin Guenthner of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy has been awarded the Professionalism Award by the Kansas Bar Association for 2013.


The Wichita Bar Association has named its officers for 2013-2014. Kari Schmidt, Conlee Schmidt & Emerson, president; Jennifer Hill, McDonald, Tinker, Skaer, Quinn & Herrington, president-elect; Holly Dyer, Foulston Siefkin, vice president; and Marcia Wood, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, secretary Treasurer. The board of governors for 2013-2014 include: Gwynne Birzer, Hite, Fanning & Honeyman; Aaron Bretenbach, Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office; Suzanne Dwyer, Law Offices of Suzanne R. Dwyer; Hon. Jeff Goering, 18th Judicial District; Jeff Kennedy, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer; and Sylvia Penner, Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch.

The National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors-Wichita has announced its 2013-2014 board of directors. Mark Ricklefs, Central Financials, past president; Brent Thummel, Gouch Financial Group, president; Geoff Stalker, Northwestern Mutual, president elect; Rob Hendrickson, New York Life, treasurer; Ron Avey, Waddell & Reed, director; Josh Bolduc, State Farm, director; Christy Cobb, Waddell & Reed, director; Scott Colby, New England Financial, director; Rob Davis, American Family, director; Lacie Leatherman, New York Life, director; and Jody Parker, State Farm Insurance, director.

Real Estate

Anacelia Marquez has joined the Casas and Homes Team at Realty Executives as a licensed real estate agent.


Hannah Brockman has joined the stylist team at Planet Hair.

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.