People you should know (June 3)


Ben Wilson, CPA, has been promoted from senior manager to principal with the accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball.


Cooper Dahms has joined GLMV Architecture as a student intern.

Daniell Ouellet has joined GLMV Architecture as an office assistant.


Chris Purdum has been promoted to vice president at Commerce Bank.

Jake Baird has been elected to the position of private banking officer at Commerce Bank.


Jerry Lovett-Sperling, city clerk of Lindsborg, has been awarded the 2015 Quill Award from The International Institute of Municipal Clerks.


Amy Timson, regional underwriting manager, and Jason Hageman, senior field claims adjuster for Farmers Alliance in McPherson, have each been chosen to receive the company’s President’s Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Scholarship by The Institutes.


Gaye Tibbets, with Hite, Fanning and Honeyman, has been recognized by Chambers USA 2015 for her work in labor and employment law.

Dan Monnat, with Monnat & Spurrier, has been recognized by Chambers USA 2015 for his work in white-collar crime and government investigations.


Jeff Martin, vice president of regulatory affairs for Westar Energy, has been named chairman of the board for Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters. Martin has served on the board since 2013.

Kate Buenger has joined Special Olympics Kansas as director of development.

Real Estate

Melissa Mobley, Cassandra Spoonemore, Sunni Chaplin and Victoria French joined Keller Williams Signature Partners as residential real estate sales associates.