People You Should Know (Aug. 30, 2018)


Aron Dunn has been promoted to senior vice president of assurance services at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik.


Melissa Kelly, of Melissa Kelly Imagery, had three photographs accepted into the general collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2018 International Photographic Competition.


Kansas Agri-Women elected its 2018 board of directors: Lori Bammerlin, president, northeast district director, Flint Hills Chapter president, Council Grove; Lesley Schmidt, past president, Wichita; Lisa Nichols, vice president, Carbondale; Barbara Roux, secretary and south-central district director, Moundridge; Donnell Scott, treasurer, Manhattan; Melissa Wahl, national and state legislation, Riley; Lynn Woolf, public relations, Milton; Jerilyn Longren, website coordinator, Wichita; Marlene Peters, northwest district director, Phillipsburg.


Andy Tretiak has been named chief marketing officer of Executive AirShare.


Sid Graber, market president for Citizens Bank of Kansas, graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.


Friends University has announced these faculty members: Andrea Vázquez Aguirre, visiting lecturer of dance; Sean Cash, assistant professor of business management and program director of business management; Rebecca Culver-Turner, program director, marriage and family therapy program; Craig Curry, visiting lecturer of music; Shelly Hoffman, assistant professor, physical education; Ana Jurcak-Detter, assistant professor, biology; Jim Long, associate professor of finance.


Angela Conley has been promoted to vice president/sales at Riedl First Securities Company of Kansas.

Jerry Juhnke, private wealth advisor with Prairie Hills Financial Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, has earned membership in the Ameriprise Financial Hall of Fame.

Health Care

Jesus Val-Mejias, cardiologist, has joined Essential Health & Wellness of Derby.

Reena Patel has been recognized by the American Institute of Medical Professionals as a Two Years 10 Best Eye Surgeons for client satisfaction.


Alice Burns, senior litigation attorney, has joined Cordell & Cordell.

Joseph, Hollander & Craft lawyers have been included in Best Lawyers in America’s 2019 edition: Ross A. Hollander, employment law–management and litigation–labor and employment, Wichita; Roger Falk, DUI/DWI defense, Wichita; M. Kristine Lawless, criminal defense: white collar and general practice, Topeka; Christopher Joseph, criminal defense: general practice, Topeka; Casey Meek, criminal defense: general practice, Lawrence. Hollander was also named Wichita Lawyer of the Year in labor law management; Lawless was named Topeka Lawyer of the Year for criminal defense: white collar.

Stinson, Lasswell, & Wilson lawyers have been included in Best Lawyers in America’s 2019 edition: Jeffrey Lowe, family law, family law mediation; T. Michael Wilson, family law.

Law Enforcement

The Wichita Crime Commission has elected its 2018-2019 board of directors: Jackie Williams, deputy attorney general, director Medicaid fraud and abuse division, Kansas attorney general’s office, chairman; Todd Johnson, general sales manager, Scripps Broadcasting Company, president; Mike Relihan, Bullseye Shooting Range, vice president; Bob Aldrich, Wichita Railway Services, secretary; Derry Larson, Larson & Company, treasurer.


Leslie Marshall has joined United Way of the Plains as director of major and planned gifts.

Pat Jones has been named executive director of the Raise My Head Foundation.

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