People You Should Know (Aug. 26, 2015)


Marjorie Engle has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of organizational development and family business services at Allen,Gibbs & Houlik.

Brad Bechtel has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of employee benefits services at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik.

Emily Appel and Jordan Brungardt have joined BKD as associates in the firm’s audit department.


Annie Wake and Scott Steele have joined BNC National Bank Mortgage Division as mortgage loan originators.

Peter Peterson, a Salina attorney, has been elected to the board of directors of Rose Hill Bank.

Russell Dunn has been promoted to portfolio manager at Intrust Bank.

Business Services

David Bossemeyer, vice president-business development for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, has earned his Professional Certification from Business Retention & Expansion International.


The KU School of Medicine-Wichita has named directors for two of its graduate medical education programs: Bradley Dart, program director for the orthopaedic surgery residency, and Andrew Porter, program director for the sports medicine fellowship at Via Christi.

Health Care

Via Christi Clinic has added four specialists to its staff: Surendra Kolla, urologist; Andre Saad, invasive cardiologist; Shaundra Rodriguez, ENT/otalaryngologist, and Joshua Linnell, orthopedic hand surgeon and plastic surgeon.


Kent Meyerhoff, Charles Millsap, Gregory Stucky, William Townsley III, Ron Campbell, Charles Cole, Linda Constable, J. Eric Engstrom, John Gerdes, Thomas Kitch, Thomas Lasater, Stephen Robison, David Seely, Steven Stark, William Tretbar and Lyndon Vix, attorneys with the law firm of Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, have been recognized by Best Lawyers 2016.

John Robb, an attorney with Somers, Robb & Robb, has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2016.

Matthew Bretz, an attorney with the Hutchinson law firm of Bretz &Young, has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2016.

Ross Hollander, an attorney with the law firm of Joseph, Hollander & Craft, has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2016.

Joseph Schremmer has joined the law firm of Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer as an associate.


Teena Johnston, former trauma outreach coordinator with Wesley Medical Center, was awarded the 2015 Support Person of the Year Award from the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA). KEMSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of EMS in Kansas.


Cody Weber has joined Optimal Performance as a full-time personal trainer and sports performance coach.


Kent Olson has joined the Kansas Turnpike Authority as director of finance.

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