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Jennifer Badal has been appointed director of global human resources for Franklin Electric, Bluffton.

Brandon Downey recently joined Sperry Van Ness Parke Group as an associate adviser specializing in the sale and lease of commercial, industrial and retail property as well as property management.

Thomas Marcuccilli joined Star Bank as AVP, retail sales manager; and Lisa Kuhn Phillips as vice president, marketing and communications.

Pamela S. Clark, founder and director of New Heights Educational Group, Defiance, Ohio, was presented with a Gold Stevie Award in the category Executive of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations while her organization, New Heights Educational Group, was presented with a Bronze Stevie Award in the category Company of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations in The 11th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago.

Rob Cleveland, manager of economic and business development for Indiana Michigan Power, earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council.

Charles Hatten has been named president/CEO by The New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

Heather Beasley has been hired by Partners 1st Federal Credit Union as assistant branch sales manager at its Dupont Road office.

Brett Meyer and Gwyn Eastom have been named as new board members by NeighborLink Fort Wayne.

John R. May has been appointed chief executive officer and a member of the company’s board of directors by Group Dekko, a provider of engineered products.

Carrie Ebersole and John Fosnaugh of Micropulse Inc., a leader in the medical device manufacturing industry, have celebrated 20 years with the company.

Barb Richards, former Majic 95.1 radio program director and on-air personality, joined the Embassy Theatre staff as marketing director.

Fremont’s Richard Jinks, driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, has been named a recipient of the CEO Constellation Award, the highest honor bestowed by the company to recognize exemplary employees.

Jessica Harrison has been hired by Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber as an agent marketing coordinator; and Tony Didier was promoted to vice president of marketing.

United Way of Allen County has announced the officers and new members of the organization’s 2013-14 board of directors effective July 1: Judge Wendy Davis, Allen Superior Court, is the new board chair; Steve Smith, Allied Physicians, vice chair; Janet Chrzan, Vision Management Consulting LLC, treasurer; Scott Senger, Indiana and Michigan Power Co., secretary; and Ron Turpin, Lincoln, is the immediate past chair. New board of director members are Tom Braun, PACE Local 6-903; Janet Chrzan, Vision Management Consulting LLC; Tina Farrington, Tower Bank; Kristi Harkenrider, Lincoln Financial Group; William Dent Johnson, BF Goodrich Tire Manufacturing; and Dan Starr, Do it Best Corp. Clarence Mickey Benton, UAW Local 2209, was honored for fulfilling his third three-year term of service to the board; and Rita Freed, Exelis, for fulfilling her second three-year term.

Davon Bultemeier, a wealth adviser with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Hoagland, received the 2012 Voices in Philanthropy Award from the Lutheran Community Foundation.

Vince Buchanan has been named the new executive director by the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana.

Wendy Griffin-Allen has been named director of clinical services by Crossroad Child & Family Services for its Crossroad Counseling office in Huntington.

Dress for Success Fort Wayne has established an advisory board consisting of MaryClare Akers, Women’s Bureau; Joyce Kelly-Dickey, Women’s Bureau volunteer; Trina Evans, Dress for Success Fort Wayne; Leslee Hill, The Good One’s; Women’s Bureau board of directors; Lydia M. Runge-Quinn, Ethan Allen Design Center; Lariza Seanez, community volunteer; Jason Stanford, Indiana Tech; Kendra Thomas, philanthropist/community volunteer; and Westley Falcaro, Westley Enterprises.

Tom Moellering of Moellering Management has been named to the Chairman’s Club of TTI Success Insights for the seventh year in a row.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne elected the following officers on its board of directors for the 2013-2014 term: Jane M. Gerardot, president, Boeglin & Gerardot PC; Christine Rupp, vice president, Bair CPA Group; Thomas B. Trent, secretary, Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP; and Shannon H. Hardiek, treasurer, Phillips Financial. Newly elected board members are Michael Barranda, Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom LLP; Trois Hart, University of Saint Francis; and Bruce K. Menshy, community leader. Greg Johnson, vice president of finance, Fort Wayne Newspapers, is returning to the board of directors. Johnson previously served on the board from 2006 through 2012.

Jeffrey T. Jones, Jr. joined Myers, Hockemeyer & McNagny LLP in its Columbia City office.

CrossRoads RV, headquartered in Topeka, recently released a new structure: Entry Level division headed by Darin Elswick and Troy Nusbaum with five sales representatives; Light Weight & Mid-Profile division headed by John Fisher and Tom Wylie with six sales representatives; Toy Hauler division in Syracuse at Redwood RV headed by Rob Groover with one sales representative; and High-End, Residential division in Syracuse at Redwood RV headed by Dan Tauer and Brad Whitehead and five sales representatives.

Louisa Visocky and Daniel Moore of Fort Wayne were community service winners for Kroger Food Stores; and Richard McCleary, Warsaw, was the overall community service winner for the division.

Jim Janeway, quality specialist, will celebrate his 40th employment anniversary with PHD on Saturday.

Kelly Hudson joined the staff of Summit Mortgage Inc. as a loan originator.

Dr. Andrea Murray, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice (ambulatory care) at Manchester University, received the 2012-13 Outstanding Service Award of the Manchester University College of Pharmacy.

Shambaugh & Son has hired Daniel Ambrose and Jose Fuentes as piping designers; Brenna Auker, computer programmer; Raymond Begin Jr. and Steven Hirschy, project managers; Corbin Buckler and Aury Keller, food process engineers; Charles Dame, driver; Douglas DeMoss, outside sales consultant; Joshua Duran, mechanical designer; Nicole Easley, administrative assistant; Matthew Gerber, estimator; David Gilbert II, warehouse helper; Edward Govin and Wayne Newbury, sales consultants; Devin Leas, Harley O’Neal Jr. and Jared Trimble, controls engineers; Carl Martin and Charles Sanders, controls specialists; Michael Messman, fire protection designer; Cody Scheumann, sales assistant; Heather Springer, electrical engineer; Adam Steiner, mechanical designer; Christine Stephen, purchasing clerk; Joseph Sturm, inspection sales; Courtney Sutton, dispatcher; Perry Wood II, senior estimator; and Alaina Fritcha, Andrew Fuksa, Joshua George, Joshua Leichty, Eric Maginn, Tyler Navarro, Jeffrey Perkey, Casey Richardson, Ehsan Setork, Molly Smith, Molly Sturm, Christopher Uecker, Samuel Wiesenberg and Keegan Worley as summer interns.

Jerry Ford has joined Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent based in the Fort Wayne office at 7217 Engle Road.