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    Terena Kumfer joined Fort Wayne’s Gibson as a client manager in the employee benefits practice. Michelle L.
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    Named in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition from the Fort Wayne law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP are Kevin K. Fitzharris, Thomas A. Herr, N. Thomas Horton, Robert T. Keen Jr., Patrick G.
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    Linda Bruinsma is celebrating her 25th year of being a Merle Norman Cosmetic owner at 6386 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Covington Plaza.

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YWCA Northeast Indiana recently held its 119th Annual Meeting. New board members elected were Cecile Weir, Star Financial Bank, to a one-year term; and Troy Hershberger, Allen County Sheriff’s Department; Leeanna Kirkwood, Wells Fargo Private Bank; John Rogers, The Rogers Co; and Sherri Miller, Vision Management Consulting, were elected to three-year terms. Officers elected were Jan Wilhelm, chair, 1st Source Bank; Barbara Phillips, vice chair, Lincoln Financial Group (retired); Jennifer Flanagan, secretary, Alliance/SmartFuture Administration, Lincoln Financial Group; and Cassie Dunn, treasurer, Haines, Isenbarger & Skiba. Katrina Kay, winner of the 2013 Peggy Hobbs Award, was recognized for her years of volunteer service. Cynthia Amber and Michelle Crone were also recognized for their outstanding volunteer service.

Peter Schnellenberger has been hired by CTN (Community Transportation Network) as development director.

Robin Harris of Office Concepts Inc. has earned her eighth “Million Dollar Club” award for outstanding sales achievement; and Dana Lehman is the 2013 salesperson of the first quarter.

Angela Jones of Plato’s Closet in Fort Wayne received a Sales Excellence Award at the company’s recent annual conference in Austin, Texas.

Mike Packnett, Parkview Health president and CEO, recently received an honorary doctorate from Huntington University at its recent 115th commencement.

Rob Young recently joined The Hagerman Group as director of business development and will be based in the Fort Wayne office.

Dr. James W. Fisher was awarded the Charles W. Gish Award by the Indiana Dental Association at its recent annual session in Indianapolis.

Emily Cowan, manager of marketing and customer service for KREMC, recently earned a master of business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Par-Kan Co., an industrial equipment and component manufacturer serving the airline ground support, agricultural, refuse and other material handling markets, has announced the appointment of Greg Wilkerson as president and Richard Burton as chief financial officer.

The Complete Dinosaur, second edition, co-edited by IPFW professor James O. Farlow, with chapter illustrations and other graphics by IPFW graphic designer James Whitcraft, and published by Indiana University Press, will be one of the featured books at “Best of the Best from University Presses” during the American Library Association’s annual conference, which will be June 30 in Chicago.

Kendra Klink has been promoted to serve as the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s chief operating officer.

The Fort Wayne office of Buck Consultants has had some recent promotions. Dan Koester and Nathan Hartman have been promoted to senior associate, Matt Feipel has been promoted to consultant and Cory Sehlhorst has been promoted to director.

Tom Till has been appointed director of Ivy Tech Community College’s Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Warsaw.

Alan New, Lighthouse Wealth Management, was recognized by NAIFA with the 2013 Advisor of the Year award at a recent dinner in Fort Wayne.

Susan Trent, partner at Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP, wrote an article titled, “Viewpoint: What in the World is Defalcation?” that was published in the Dow Jones-Daily Bankruptcy Review in May.

Brad Staats of Peak Enterprise Solutions has completed and received official certification for the administration and interpretation of the Resource Associates Corp. Attribute Index, DISC Index and Values Index.

Rick Hudelson has joined DWD Technology Group as a systems consultant.

John Perkey of CTB Inc. has been named a technical service representative for the PigTek Pig Equipment Group.

Tom Goff of Northern Insurance successfully completed the “Agency Management Institute” in April 2013.