Greg Thomas was the top loan originator companywide for Ruoff Home Mortgage, and Chris Ruoff was the top loan originator for the southwest office for February.
Arthur A. Just Jr. was named director of Spanish-Speaking Pastoral Formation at Concordia Theological Seminary.
Sue Ehinger recently took on the newly created role of chief experience officer at Parkview Health; Jill Ostrem is now senior vice president, health and well-being; Ben Miles is chief operating officer, Parkview Regional Medical Center & Affiliates; Rick Henvey is chief operating officer, Parkview Health; and Michael GeRue is chief operating officer/senior vice president, Parkview Heart Institute & Cardiovascular Service Line.
David M. Smith, financial adviser with Edward Jones, moved his office to 3711 Rupp Drive, Fort Wayne. Phone is 471-9157.
Kayla Bauman was hired as a nurse practitioner at Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana.
Byron Health Center hired Joanna Elliott in the dietary services department; Sophina Mork in environmental services; and Tiffany Carlisle, Amanda Wood, Claudia Holmes, Tammy Sanders, Montrish McGee and Katelynn Keller as certified nursing assistants.
The 2014 ATHENA Leadership Award nominees are: Dr. Patricia Irene Bader, Northeast Indiana Genetic Counseling; Denice Beights, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir; Kristi J. Cortezano, Life Leadership; Cheryl Felger, Raytheon; Katrina Kay, Upstate Alliance of Realtors; Maria Krach, Medical Nutrition Therapy; Laura Kapp Miller, UBS Financial Services Inc. and Waggoner Miller Wealth Management; Julie Nill, Comcast Spotlight; Josette Marie Rider, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana; Lanni Ruiz-Connelly, The Bookmark; and Kathleen Turpin, Brotherhood Mutual. The 2014 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award nominees are: Rachida Bejja, Quality Counseling & Psychological Services; Sherry Holifield, Vera Bradley; Kristin Marcuccilli, STAR Financial Bank; Michelle Merritt, Merrfeld Resumes and Development and King + Knight LLC; Barbara Molargik-Fitch, Trine University; Nicole C. Moore, Creative Women of the World; Rachel L. Rayburn, IPFW; Jenna Strick, United Way of Huntington County; Lanah K. Hake Tarango, LanahLink Social Impact Solutions; Jami VandeVelde, People TrueCare; and Sue Wilhelm, Victory Noll Center.
Rachel E. Tucker joined the law firm of Murphy Ice LLP as a litigation paralegal.
Seelpa Keshvala was named campus president for Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw.
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. announced that Patrick Dooley has returned as director of airport development.
Justin Bowers joined PHD’s Huntington facility as the 5-axis machinist. Steve Bickel, quality technician, will celebrate his 40th employment anniversary Tuesday.
Michael D. Findley of Findley Financial Corp. is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and qualified for the annual meeting, to be held in Canada in June.
Melisa McCann is the new membership director at Renaissance Pointe YMCA.
Andrew L. Palmison, attorney at Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP, wrote a journal article titled, Can a Healthcare Provider Defendant in a Medical Malpractice Action Plead a Nonparty Defense as Purportedly Required by Section 17 of the Comparative Fault Act? and was published in the Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Volume X, for the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana in March. Thomas D. Logan, retired, spoke on The Irish in Fort Wayne and How They Came to be Here as part of the George R. Mather Lecture Series at The History Center in March.
Kayla Ripley, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1393 member, was recently honored in Washington, D.C., by the IBEW as the 2013 Hour Power Apprentice of the Year.
Tom Needham and Justin Heffernan announced the opening of Needham & Heffernan Properties LLC, a real estate brokerage firm, at 2829 Old Pond Cove and 1520 Glacier Ridge Road in Fort Wayne.
Tim Hess, Anita Hess and Natalie Hess were named sales team of the month for Orizon Real Estate in Kendallville, and Terri Deming was named listing agent of the month for February.
Sherrill Wm. Colvin and John O. Feighner with Haller & Colvin P.C. were named in the 2014 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers.
Matt Cobb of Fort Wayne was named a finalist for Texas Roadhouse Managing Partner of the Year Award.
Christopher P. Moore, owner of Moore & Associates, recently celebrated 25 years with Ameriprise Financial.
Tami Hartman joined SYM Financial Advisors as a client service representative.