Daniel Forbes has joined the certified public accounting firm of Kirkpatrick, Sprecker & Company as a staff accountant.
Heather Smith has been promoted to senior manager in Allen, Gibbs & Houlik’s employee benefit services department.
Brett Hartkopp, Wesley Healthcare’s vice president of quality and infection prevention, has been named a Certified Professional in Patient Safety by the national certification board.
Thomas Warner Jr. of Warner Law Offices has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Kaitlyn Alanis has joined the Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com as a real-time news reporter.
Nichole Manna has joined the Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com as a breaking news reporter.
Cheryl Rathbun has been promoted to chief clinical officer for Saint Francis Community Services.
Jenney Blevins has joined the Newton office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential sales associate.
Cari Palesano has joined the west office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential sales associate.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers co-founder Randy Simon has been named CEO and president.
Ariana Kauffman has been named vice president of marketing for Bluestem Communities.
Matt Buchanan has been named executive vice president of Legend Senior Living.
Rob Coleman and Jamie Mock have been elected to the board of the Kansas Manufactured Housing Association for 2017-2018. Coleman is manager of Stonegate Estates in Wichita. Mock is general manager of Shocker Homes in Augusta.