People You Should Know


Emily Jaax has been promoted to audit supervisor for the certified public accounting firm of Kirkpatrick, Sprecker & Co.


Annette Knauss has been promoted to manager of the Hesston branch of First Bank of Newton.

Carrie Springer has been promoted to assistant branch manager of the Hesston branch of First Bank of Newton.

Kimberly Richtig has been named marketing director for First Bank of Newton.

Business Services

Courtney Sendall has been promoted to communications manager for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce.


Chris Conner has joined the Art Park staff as the instructor for Learning with Legos. Conner is also the Recovery Room instructor with the B.I.S.T. program at Dodge Elementary School.

Health Care

Casey Guber has joined Wesley Medical Center as associate chief operating officer. Guber will assume several operations and leadership duties following the transition of Bill Voloch from the hospital’s chief operations officer role to interim president and CEO.

Kylie Moore, a licensed marriage and family therapist, has joined the staff of Prairie View in Newton.


Ty Hedlund has joined Executive Benefits Network as a marketing executive, specializing in the sale of Bank Owned Life Insurance. Hedlund was previously chairman and president of the Montezuma State Bank in Montezuma.


Douglas Cranmer has been named managing member of Stinson, Lasswell and Wilson. Cranmer succeeds T. Michael Wilson. Wilson will continue his active practice at the firm.


The Salvation Army has announced its advisory board members for 2014-2015. They are: Drayton Alldritt, Bank of America; Tom Butz, Koch Industries; Craig Duerksen, Commerce Bank; Kara Hunt, Delta Dental of Kansas; Steve Lombardo, Koch Industries; Ben Scriven, Westar Energy; Kevin Sheehan, Cargill; and Jennifer Szambecki, Kansas Turnpike Authority.


Bike Walk Wichita has announced its new officers and board members for 2015. Officers are: Kim Neufeld, president; Charlie Fair, vice president; and Barry Carroll, founder and secretary/treasurer. Board members include Dominic Canare, Lisa Jones, John Lewis, Jack Murphy, Jane Byrnes, Byron Rupp and Jack Brown.

Real Estate

Mark Collier has joined Jeff Lange Real Estate as a real estate agent.

Elizabeth Stanton has joined the Derby office of J.P. Weigand & Sons as a residential sales associate.