People You Should Know (March 20)


Gage Kepple has joined Allen, Gibbs & Houlik as a tax intern.


Credit Union of America has hired Bradley Dyer as branch manager of the West Douglas branch. Melanie Bautista and Carol Clifford have each been promoted to assistant manager. Bautista is at the West Douglas branch and Clifford is at the branch on West 21st. Melissa Gattenby has been promoted to deposit services manager.


SMG has announce that Kasey Thexton has been promoted to senior food and beverage manager for Savor Wichita at Intrust Bank Arena. Thexton will also remain the arena’s executive chef.


The Wichita Transit Advisory Board has named its members. They are: Sanford Alexander, Envison; Richard Carlon, retired; Moji Fanimokun, Wichita Area Association of Realtors; Jeff Fluhr, Wichita Downtown Development; Brad Gorsuch, Boeing; Robert Hamilton, Robert J. Dole V.A. Medical Center; George Harris, Starkey; Susan Robinson, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas; William Vanderburgh, Wichita State University; Richard Shodorf, Sunflower Title Services; Ron Terzian, Starkey Foundation; Steve Turkle, Spirit AeroSystems; and Janet Wilson, Wichita Independent Neighborhoods.

Health Care

Ernesto Eusebio, a sleep medicine specialist, has joined Via Christi Clinic. Eusebio has received certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine with a sub-speciality of sleep medicine.

Via Christi Clinic family medicine physicians, Emily VinZant, Jennifer Cheng, Michael Williams and Donny Ewy, are now certified medical examiners for the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and now have the professionals credentials to perform physical exams for commercial motor vehicle drivers in accordance with the federal carrier safety regulations.

Jeremy Crosby has joined Affiliated Family Counselors as a licensed psychologist.


Denice Bruce, director of public affairs at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, has been selected to participate in the Kansas Chamber’s 2014 Leadership Kansas Program.

Real Estate

Patrick Kelley and Carol Carpenter, residential real estate associates with the west office of J.P. Weigand & Sons have each earned the National Association of Realtors Senior Real Estate Specialist designation.

Louise Kabler and Jennifer Cook have joined the west office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as residential real estate sales associates.

Mike Horton has joined the Derby office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential real estate sales associate.

Sarah Olson a residential real estate sales associate with the east office of J.P. Weigand & Sons has earned the National Association of Realtors Senior Real Estate Specialist designation.

Tricia Amend, Tara Novak and Barbara Moehring have joined the east office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as residential real estate sales associates.

Alan Albarracin, Jessie Pepper, DeAngelo Green, Amanda Link, Dana Carroll, Robyn Rutherford and Mike Rutherford have joined Keller Williams Signature Partners Market Center at the Waterfront as sales associates.


Jacqueline Levings has joined Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers as general counsel.

Codi Busse and Jennie Doose, both who previously held in-store positions at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, have joined the franchise business coach team, which is part of the restaurant’s franchise training program.


Kansas Fiber Network (KsFiberNet) announces that four employees – Gary Vonada, Jeremy W. Gorsuch, Kam Gaston and Kevin Overman – have completed the significant Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification. The designation elevates the organization’s status as a top service provider that provides added benefits for its customers via MEF network standards.

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.