People You Should Know (Jan. 30)


Michael Hermreck has joined the staff at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball as a staff accountant.


Wendy Pelz has joined Meritrust Credit Union as a recruiter.

Jenni Johnson has been promoted to credit manager at Meritrust Credit Union.


April Woodman has been promoted from client service manager to financial planning assistant at the practice of Richard Campbell, private wealth adviser for Ameriprise Financial Services.

Milissa Hengel has joined Equity Financial Services Group as a financial adviser and registered representative of Invest Financial.

Health Care

Elizabeth Ablah, associate professor of preventive medicine and public health at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, has been appointed to the Kansas Governor’s Council on Fitness.


The Wichita Professional Communicators has announced its board for 2014. Deb Umberger, president; Suzanna Mathews, past president; Beth Chiles Hershberger, president-elect; Angela Gaughan, secretary; Shirley Baker, treasurer; Nancy Tieter Wiebe, vice president, programs; Adrienne Churchill, vice president, membership; Beth Bower, Melanie Jenney and Kathy Souter, at-large members; Cori Sedgwick Dodds, vice president, scholarship; Amy Geiszler-Jones, newsletter editor; Erin Perry O'Donnell, Web manager; and Shannon Littlejohn and Liz Kennedy, historians.

Real Estate

Joyce Lyon and Michelle Abdul-Kader have joined the west office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as residential real estate sales associates.

Scott Shanks has joined the new homes division of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a new homes sales associate.

Sunnie Goentzel, Seth Patterson and Ashley Carrillo have joined the Belle Plaine office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as residential real estates sales associates.

Sunstone Apartment Homes in Andover has announced the following new hires: Ryan Farrell, property manager; Joey Quinn, assistant manager; and Chelsea Cook, leasing agent.


Amanda Gorecki, founder and president of Healing Waters Spa & Cosmetic Clinic, has been named a winner in the 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards by Enterprising Women magazine.

Autumn Cale has joined the east location of Charisma Inner Beauty as a spa specialist.

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.