People You Should Know (Aug. 22)


Daniel Chaney, an accounts payable analyst at Flint Hills Resources, earned the top score in the April-May 2013 CPA exam in the state of Kansas.

Eric Thummel has been promoted from manager to senior manager in the tax department of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik.


Ryan Reid has been promoted to account manager and chief pilot at Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics.

Tracy Vetruba has joined the engineering department at Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics as a mechanical design engineer.

Baylee Cunningham has joined Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics as an engineering specialist.


Julie Strelow has joined the Regency Lakes office of KANZA Bank as residential lending specialist.

Health care

Tina Powell, a dental hygienist, has joined Hunter Health Clinic.

Chuck Welch has been named national director, new business development at EagleMed.

The following medical students have begun clinical training at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita: Stacey Kraus, Colwich; Logan Gibson, Towanda; and Jonathan Baalman, Samir Bhakta, Thomas Greaves, Sylvester Marshall, Holly Messamore, Daniel Mettman, Joseph Moore, Vinh Pham, Trang Pham, Rachel Quaney, Cecilia Scrafford and Anthony Truong, all of Wichita.

Marilee McBoyle, surgeon and clinical associate professor at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, won the 2013 Teacher of the Year award. The annual award is given by the graduating class of surgery residents.

Willis Heck of Newton, has been appointed to the board of directors of Prairie View.


Kara Hunt has joined Delta Dental of Kansas as vice president, human resources. Ambur Alfaro has been named senior professional relations representative.


Stephen Joseph of Joseph, Hollander & Craft has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America - 2014.


Envision Inc. has announced its board of directors, and the members are: Sam Williams, Sullivan, Higdon & Sink, chairman; Jon Rosell, Medical Society of Sedgwick County, vice chairman; Michael Monteferrante, Envision president and CEO; Bert Denny, Regier, Carr & Monroe; Gregory Ek, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; David Harris, RelianzBank; Douglas Hobbs, Wallace, Saunders, Austin, Brown & Enochs; Terry Keller, private investor; Penny Mishkin, private practitioner, New York City; Bob Ring, consultant; Joseph Sullivan, optometrist; Randy Summers, UMB Bank; and George Timberlake, Kansas City VA Medical Center.

The board of directors of Starkey has announced its officers for 2013: Cara Ledy, Wichita South High School, president; Richard Dinkel, Koch Industries, vice president; Eric Larson, Bever Dye, secretary; and Paul Fowler, The Trust Company of Kansas, treasurer. Board members include: David Dear, Wells Fargo Advisors; Mike Graf, Graf Garage Doors and Starkey parent; Mark Koch, Bank of Kansas, Lt. Lori Marceau, Wichita Police Department; DeAnn Merry, Wichita East High School; Jorge Martinez, JR Custom Metal; Zelda Pipkin, Starkey parent; Tom Schmeidler, SBA Construction; Greg Sevier, Peterson, Peterson & Goss; Jill Tinsley, Sedgwick County; and David White, Howard and Helmer Architects.

Real estate

Ed Burrows has joined the Belle Plaine office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.

Tyson Bean has joined the east office of Prudential Dinning-Beard as a sales associate.


Tawnya Anderson has joined Metro Appliances & More as marketing and event coordinator.

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.