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    Kathy Callen joined Old National Bank as community engagement executive for its Fort Wayne region.
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    Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network designated Byron Braun, president and fundamental choice portfolio manager of Braun Wealth Management Group LLC, as a member of its Premier Advisors Program.
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    Do it Best Corp. hired Travis Adams as a business technical support technician and Bryan Chamberlain, forecasting and logistics planner.
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Roth Wehrly Graber hired the following realtors to its sales team: Molly Barnhart, Laurie Braun, Tisha Harmon, Anthony McDonald, Kira McKinley, Mina Patel, Lisa Tomkinson and Justin Williams.

The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana announced the election of officers and directors to serve on its 2014 board of directors: Devon Kirk, Robert E. Crosby Inc., president; Mark Veerkamp, Shambaugh & Son L.P., 1st vice president; Ron Roberts, Schmidt Electric, 2nd vice president; and James Lemberg, Tile Interiors Inc., treasurer.

The Upstate Alliance of Realtors honored six members with awards at its December membership meeting: Adam Smith, Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber, Realtor of the Year; David Smith, Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber, Hall of Fame Award; Steve McElhoe, Tower Bank; Affiliate of the Year; Joel Essex, Schrader Real Estate & Auction, Outstanding Service Award; Beth Goldsmith, North Eastern Group Realty, Community Service Award; and Mary Mauger, Century 21 Bradley Realty, President’s Award.

Seven agents with Real Living/Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co. were recently honored: Terry Miller received the Ruby Medallion Award; Linda Sparks, Rodney Funk, Dawn Harvey and Steve Smithly, the Sapphire Medallion Award; and Andy Eckert and Kyle Ness received the Emerald Medallion Award.

Milford’s Trupointe Cooperative, scheduled to open in April, named Jim Wolf as regional sales director; Chase Snyder, location manager; and Rick Roberston and Spenser Penrod, sales associates.

Robert Caspar of The Cornerstone Landscape Group Inc. in Fort Wayne achieved recertification of the landscape industry certified technician national designation.

Larry Dahl was named president of Ash Brokerage, headquartered in Fort Wayne.

Jennifer Callison with Mike Thomas Associates/F.C. Tucker Co. was named to the board of directors for Centier Bank.

Katherine R. Gould joined the Fort Wayne law firm of Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom LLP as an associate attorney.

Keith Wise, who worked more than two decades in packaging operations for The (Monterey County, Calif.) Herald, was named packaging manager for Fort Wayne Newspapers, the business agent for The Journal Gazette and The News-Sentinel.

John Snider, vice president of retail logistics at Do it Best Corp., will retire June 30, and Tim Miller, vice president of marketing, will move into that role.

KatiAnne Blair joined the Asher Agency as an account coordinator.

Emilie Henry Murphy was hired to oversee the advertising sales division of Fort Wayne’s Patterson Riegel Advertising.

The following people assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne were selected from nearly 2,000 eligible members from across the state as Indiana’s Air National Guard 2013 award winners: Senior Airman Rece Khamalah, Medical Group, Outstanding Airman of the Year; Staff Sgt. James Lewis, Security Forces Squadron, Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the Year; Master Sgt. Eric Butler, Force Support Squadron, Base Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year; and Master Sgt. Cruz Rosales, Logistics Readiness Squadron, First Sergeant of the Year.

Lierin A. Rossman joined the law office of Tracey L. Rosswurm LLC as an associate attorney.

Michelle Widenhoefer was the top loan originator in January for the Legacy Lending Group.

Aaron Hoover, Scott Pressler and Shannon Pomfred with The Visibility Group at Century 21 Bradley were the No. 1 team in sales volume from their office for 2013 and recently received the Centurion Team Award.

Rudy A. Mahara Sr. of Mahara Wealth Partners was recently recognized by the governor as a Distinguished Hoosier for significant contributions to his community.

Machinist Paul Thompson will celebrate his 35th employment anniversary with PHD Inc. on Wednesday, and maintenance coordinator Tom Gearhart will celebrate his 30th on Friday, both at the Huntington location.

Michelle Mickem joined Byron Health Center in the environmental services department and BreAnna Wimes as a certified nursing assistant.

The Foellinger Foundation elected Sarah Strimmenos to its board of directors and John Meyer to its investment and finance committee.

Do it Best Corp. announced the following additions to its world headquarters in Fort Wayne: Genevieve Arend, CAD operator; Sandra Fultz, order entry clerk; Jessica Waggoner, pricing analyst; and Sarah Weaver was promoted to forecast inventory planner.

Jeremy L. Brickey, P.E., recently joined MartinRiley architects-engineers.

Mike Langellier was appointed to the board of directors of STAR Financial Bank. Langellier is the president and CEO of TechPoint and TechPoint Ventures Inc.

Donald Linn, professor of chemistry at IPFW, was published in the Royal Society of Chemistry publication, Dalton Transactions, with his research article, “The Novel Hydrogen-Rich Binuclear Cobalt Complex Anion.” Linn co-authored the article with IPFW alumnus Jerod Kieser and Jason Shearer, a researcher working at the University of Nevada, Reno. The article was published Jan. 3.

Janice Blevins-Hannah and Mona Patterson joined CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) in Head Start. Jennifer Renner, development supervisor, was selected from youth serving organizations for the 2014 Executive Journey Fellowship.

Scott Harrison, president and CEO of Rea Magnet Wire Co., was elected to its board of directors.

Daniel Sands, Solstice Medical’s founder and current CEO, announced Todd Melioris will be the new CEO. Sands will remain executive chairman of the board and will continue daily involvement as chief strategy officer.

Shambaugh & Son LP hired Angela Barton as a service coordinator; Jason Brock, driver; Mathew Endean, controls engineer; Jay Klopfenstein, junior designer; Kendall Perkey, cafe worker; and Kelly Tucker, administrative assistant.

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