People You Should Know (July 25)


John Exline, special projects consultant for the technology service group at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, has been appointed to serve as chairman of the Institute of Management Accountants’ Small Business Finance and Regulatory Committee.

Kirsten Londeen has joined the assurance department at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik as an associate.


Jennifer Holtman has joined Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture as an intern architect.


Paul Ryan has been appointed operations manager at Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and will manage the company’s manufacturing operations and repair lab.


Denise Hearson has been hired as branch manager-loan officer at the College Hill branch of Carson Bank.

Susan Davis has been hired at Legacy Bank as a branch manager, and Julie Green has joined the bank as a teller.

Rachel Farrar, an associate internal audit and compliance officer with CornerBank, has completed the Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer Program, which is sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Donna Kennedy has been promoted to consumer loan specialist at Intrust Bank.


Shane Cornelius has been promoted to operation supervisor for south-central Kansas at Black Hills Energy.

Larry Claycomb has been promoted to compliance supervisor in the technical services and compliance department at Black Hills Energy.

Health Care

Physician Steve Chavez has joined KU Wichita Pediatrics. Chavez had been been a member of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita teaching faculty as a clinical assistant professor.

Physicians Carmen Cosio, Nancy Powers and Alisha Sanchez have joined the KU School of Medicine-Wichita department of pediatrics as associate professors and will see patients as part of the KU Wichita Pediatric Hospitalist team.

Molly Smith, an audiologist, has joined Via Christi Clinic.

Physician Landon Johnson has joined the staff at Moeller Dermatology.

Keri Myers has been hired as director of development at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado.


Kristen Hoffman has been promoted to account manager at Delta Dental.

Jody Parker, sales leader, State Farm; Cindy Cobb, financial advisor, Waddell & Reed; and Chris Jacoby, partner, New York Life have each graduated from the Leadership in Life Institute sponsored by The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.


Nicholas Means has joined the Joseph, Holland & Craft as a member of the firm’s Kansas DUI Defense Team.

Rachael Pirner, with Triplett, Woolf & Garretson, has been elected to represent the Kansas Bar Association in the American Bar Association House of Delegates.


Michael Montana has joined Envision as senior vice president of Strategic Business Development.

Julie Brin has joined KMUW as assistant to the general manager.


The Rotary Club of Wichita has named its officers for 2013-2014. They are: Gayle Goetz, president; Bill Gardner, vice president of programs; Doug Stark, vice president of members; Shelly Prichard, secretary; Sue Tirukonda, treasurer; Allen Clouse, sergeant at arms; Chris Goebel, past president; and Arlen Honts, president elect.

Eric Kirby has joined Wichita Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore as store manager.

Jill Spratt has joined Wichita Habitat for Humanity as a development associate.

Real Estate

Deanna Stafford has joined the west office of Prudential Dinning Beard Realtors as a sales associate.

Tim O’Halloran has joined the east office of Prudential Dinning Beard Realtors as a 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.