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    Capt. Geneori Hogan, a 17-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Fire Department, was recently sworn in as district chief of information & technology. Scott Heim joined F.
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    Fort Wayne Meijer pharmacist Jeremy Thain was recently honored with the Joseph E. McSoley Pharmacist of the Year award by the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.
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    Tamela Zollinger and Donzionetta Pegues were hired in the maintenance department of 80/20 Inc., and Adam Bridges, James Fisher and Scott Roberts joined the extrusion processing team.

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Sweetwater has hired Mike Begala as vice president of customer service and support; Jimmy Blankenship, director of technical services; Tyler Berggren, Kyle Miley, Adam Briggs, Austin Davis, Jake Longardner as sales engineers; Nathan Decker, sales assistant; Marissa McGinnis, receptionist; and Ashley Haegert on the kitchen staff.

Larry Druckamiller with Ruan Transportation Management Systems in Fort Wayne was recently named by Ruan as a region winner for professional drivers for 2012 Driver of the Year.

Jonathan Barker has joined One Lucky Guitar Inc. as an art director.

Tom Goff of Northern Insurance has earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

Mark Darrall has joined Hoch Associates as a project manager.

Allstate Insurance Co. has recognized Steven Westrick with the Circle of Champions Award; and William Simmons and Merle Maples achieved the Allstate Honor Ring Award.

Ed McCutcheon with Century 21 Bradley was the top individual producer for May.

80/20 Inc. has hired Carmen Anderson into the accounting department; Trevor Wilkinson, inventory control; Gregory Loosle, extrusion processing team; and Manuel Martinez in the shipping department.

Sunshine Bible Academy of Miller, S.D., has contracted with Fort Wayne’s Jodi Dean, consultant to faith-based, independent and private schools, to assist the Christian school in the areas of fund development and enrollment management.

David C. Johnson has joined City Securities Corp. as vice president, financial adviser in the private client group.

Allison McSherry was named by U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman as deputy district director.

Michelle Miller has joined Salin Bank as a mortgage consultant.

YWCA Northeast Indiana announced the promotion of Mary Jo Hardiman to chief program officer, and Stephanie Feldman has been promoted to director of case management services.

The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana paid tribute to six Fort Wayne law firms and 44 individual attorneys at its recent annual volunteer attorney awards ceremony. Haller & Colvin; Barnes & Thornberg; Beers, Mallers, Backs & Salin; Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom; and Barrett McNagny were all acknowledged for multiyear financial commitments in support of the Volunteer Lawyer Program. The law firm of the Year for 2012 was Van Gilder & Trzynka. Attorneys of the Year for 2012 were Yvonne Spillers of Spillers Law Office; Erik Weber from Mefferd, Weber & Blythe; Mathew Roth from DeLaney, Hartburg, Roth and Garrott; and William Bryan from the Bryan Law Office. Awards of Appreciation for Excellence in Client Assistance were given to Cynthia Amber of the Amber Law Office; Mark Chamber of Haller & Colvin; David Van Gilder and Sherry Hartzler of Van Gilder & Trzynka; Laura King Boyer and Grant Shipley of Shipley & Associates; John Cowan of Tourkaw, Crell, Rosenblatt & Johnston; R. David Boyer, II of Boyer & Boyer; and Stephen Griebel of the Griebel Law Office. Also receiving the Award of Appreciation for Excellence in Client Assistance for their work in the VLP Guardianship Program were Damian Gosheff of Faegre Baker Daniels; Ben Williams of Shambaugh, Kast, Beck and Williams; and retired attorney Kenneth Yahne.

Barb Julian of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola has been appointed as emergency department director; and Sharon Springer is medical/surgical director.

Ruoff Home Mortgage has announced that Colleen Petras was the top loan originator for the Dupont office and Larry Dickey Jr. for the southwest office for May.

Kristin Marcuccilli has been promoted to senior vice president, chief operating officer at Star Financial Bank.

Anne King ranked No. 1 and Nick Staker ranked No. 2 in purchase loan volumes for the month of May at Academy Mortgage.

Local chiropractic physician James M. Cox recently led a continuing education weekend for physicians from around the world at the downtown Hilton/Grand Wayne Center. Dr. Cox taught 18 hours and Dr. George Joachim, also of Fort Wayne, taught 12 hours.

Christopher P. Moore of Moore & Associates has recently been featured in the Trademark Who’s Who Biography Pro-Files VIP Directory 2012-13 Edition.

Daniel Sattison has been named director of the Fort Wayne campus of National College.