Tonya Miller and Jason Ellis with Emprise Bank have completed the 2015 Principles of Commercial Lending School.
Melissa Knoeber has been promoted to human resources director at the level of senior vice president at Fidelity Bank.
First National Bank of Hutchinson has announced the following promotions: Carol Carr, senior vice president, commercial lending; Angela Adams, vice president and branch manager, retail banking; Myrna Baird, vice president and eBranch manager, retail banking; Tonya Penny, vice president, retail banking; Jennifer Maxwell, assistant vice president, retail banking; Sara Warren, officer and branch manager, Dillons location; and Jessica Flax, officer and assistant branch manager.
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Paula McNutt has been promoted to loan operations officer at Equity Bank.
Donna Richardson has been promoted to assistant vice president-deposit operations manager at Equity Bank.
Daren Miller has joined Building Controls and Services DDC Controls department as a design engineer.
Debbie Smith has joined Kaw Valley Engineering as an administrative assistant II.
Ekaterina “Kate” Mikhaylichenko has been promoted from part-time engineering intern to full-time engineering intern at Kaw Valley Engineering.
Joseph Baba, a dentist and director of the TJM and Sleep Therapy Centre of Kansas, has recently earned the designation of Diplomate by the American Board of Craniofacial Pain.
The KU School of Medicine-Wichita and its pediatrics department, in partnership with Wesley Medical Center, have hired two hematologist-oncologists. Rajoo Thapa will start work in Wichita next week, and Nathan Scott Hall will begin work in July. Both will have offices in the Wesley Medical Arts Tower.
John Bentley Gariglietti has joined the law firm of McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan in Kansas City, Mo., as a shareholder.
Fred Timberlake has joined Nonprofit Solutions as vice president of human services.
The Wichita Community Foundation has announced the following hires and promotions: Hector Cortez has been hired as chief financial officer; Mary Hetherington has been hired as communications coordinator, and Courtney Bengtson has been promoted to director of strategic initiatives.
Jan Stark, an associate in the east office of J.P. Weigand & Sons, has earned Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification.
Lora Grooms with Sharp Realty has earned Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification.
Christina Splane has joined the east office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty as a sales associate.
Daniel Hoyer and Rhonda Overman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty have been awarded the designation of Company Designated Trainer by the company.