People You Should Know (Jan. 8)


Drew Rooks has been promoted to tax manager for the certified public accounting firm of Kirkpatrick, Sprecker & Company.

Monty Allen has been named a partner at Kirkpatrick, Sprecker & Company.

Jim Hubbard has been named managing partner of Kirkpatrick, Sprecker & Company.


Donna Bachman has joined Cohlmia Marketing as media director.


Scott Nelson, CFO of Carson Bank, has been selected to participate in the Kansas Bankers Association’s 2015 Bank Leaders of Kansas program.


Katie Olsen, trust administrator with The Trust Company of Kansas, has been recognized as a United Way of the Plains volunteer for serving on the 2014 Citizens Review Panels.


The Regional Economic Area Partnership , a voluntary council of governments in a nine-county region in south-central Kansas, has appointed Kelly Bergeron as executive director and Keith Lawing as senior adviser.


Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, has announced its officers and trustees for 2015. Officers are: Stephen English, Trust Company of Kansas, president; DeeAnne Fahnestock, Fahnestock, vice president; and Charles Wilson, Berexco, treasurer. Trustees include: Cari Clayton, UMB Bank; Roarke Gordon, Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch; and Linda Kizzire, Sedgwick County treasurer.

Real Estate

Daniel Heady has been named director of government affairs for the Wichita Area Association of Realtors.

Brandon Tidemann has joined the east office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential sales associate.

Bri Nelson has joined Landmark Commercial Real Estate as a receptionist.


Jon Simon has been promoted from purchasing director to vice president of purchasing at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

Ben Hesse has been promoted from training director to vice president of training at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. Hesse joined Freddy’s in 2004 as a cashier.