People You Should Know (Jan. 16)


Scott Terrel has joined the tax department of Edward M. Plopa & Associates.


Jenna Kramer and Kelsey Rawson have joined Sullivan Higdon & Sink as brand managers. Courtney Williams has joined SHS as a project manager.


Ronnie Nutt has been promoted to chief operating officer at Vess Oil. Nutt previously served as senior vice president of operations, engineering and business development.

Don Sherman has been named vice president, community relations and strategic partnerships at Westar Energy.


Brittany Merriam has been named administrative assistant for the Hartman Arena team.


The Financial Planners Association of Kansas has named its board of directors for 2014. Officers are Brent Buller, Stifel Nicolaus, past president; Sue Tirukonda, Financial Benefits, president; Blake Allen, Kennedy & Coe, secretary/treasurer; David Gramkow, Ameriprise Financial, president-elect; Bruce Brinkman, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, programs chair; Martin Thurman, Wedel, Thurman & Hall, director; Kathy Mikols, Waddell & Reed, director; Vance Garwood, SJ Prill Fianncial & Investment Planning, director; Gregory Scafe, Intrust Bank, director; and Richard Stumpf, Financial Benefits, honorary director.

Health Care

Physician Stacey Nicholson has been named medical director of Medi-Weightloss in Andover.


Stephanie Anderson has joined Fee Insurance Group in Hutchinson as an agency services assistant.

Ryan Henry has joined Chapple Insurance Group as a producer.


Sal Intagliata, an attorney with Monnat & Spurrier, has been appointed to serve on the Kansas Judicial Council Criminal Law Advisory Committee.

Jon McConnell, an attorney with Monnat & Spurrier, has been named to the The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 list.


Kathryn Lyon has been named executive director of the Genesis Foundation for fitness and tennis.

Forrest Ehmke, a social worker, has been named program director for Dear Neighbor Ministries.


The Mid-Continent Center for Health Care Simulation has announced its board of directors for 2014-15. Officers are: Gary Oborny, Occidental Management, chairman; Diana Lippoldt, retired nursing executive, vice-chairwoman; Jon Rosell, Medical Society of Sedgwick County, treasurer.


The Kansas Turnpike Authority has hired Pam Anderson as IT administrative assistant, Merlin Eck as safety coordinator, Brett Eitzen as digital media intern and Jennifer Szambecki as brand director. The KTA has promoted Rachel Bell to marketing & communications director, Jeri Biehler to communications manager, Heather Kord to toll secretary and Darlene Morgan to executive assistant.

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.