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    Sweetwater recently hired three nationally known music professionals: producer and keyboard player Phil Naish; drummer and vocalist Nick D’Virgilio; and guitarist Don Carr. Ken W.
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    Asher Agency hired Beth Chester as a staff accountant; Tina French and Mary Modezjewski, media processors; Laura Lichauer, account coordinator; and Jenny Murphy, account executive.
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    Kimberly Waugh, a school counselor for Eagle Tech Academy at Columbia City High School, was named a director to the University of Saint Francis board of trustees.

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Dave Knuth, Lighthouse Wealth Management Group, was elected the 2014-15 president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Fort Wayne Chapter. Other elected association officers include Lee McAllister, Allstate, president-elect; John Becker Jr., Advocate Financial, vice president; Bruce Andrews, Mutual Financial Services, associate executive; Melissa Satterthwaite, State Farm, secretary; Terry Vanette, Farm Bureau, past president; and Neil Bryson, New York Life, national committeeman. Other elected directors are Dan Doehrmann, New York Life; Arlene Stutzman, American Family Insurance; Tracy Troyer, Troyer & Good PC; Greg Slack, APPS; Alan New, Lighthouse Wealth Management Group; and Matt Henry, Northwestern Mutual.

Tom Martin with Larson Financial Group in Fort Wayne was named to Investment News magazine’s inaugural list of the Top 40 Financial Advisors Under Age 40 and included as one of eight visionaries in the group.

Danny Maringer was hired by Fort Wayne’s Hamil, Lehman & England as a staff accountant and Maggie Lambert and Teresa Steed as paraprofessionals.

Heather Schoegler joined MKM architecture + design as a senior associate; Stephanie Crow, interior designer; and Zach Herbst, intern.

Fort Wayne’s JH Specialty Inc. promoted Patrick Florea to director, account management, and Chris Polhamus was promoted to account manager. Hired were Allison Nicklin, digital project manager; Norman Jackson, warehouse specialist; Justin Rainsberger, senior Web developer; and Claire Daisey, digital designer.

Academy Mortgage’s Nick Staker was ranked No. 1 for June.

Walt Hessler, vice president of sales at PHD Inc. Fort Wayne, will celebrate his 40th employment anniversary Tuesday. Roger Emley, saw operator in Huntington, celebrated 25 years July 19.

Southwest Allen County Schools Assistant Superintendent Lynn Simmers will serve as one of 13 mentors for the members of the second Indiana Principal Leadership Institute class.

Simon May was selected as the next communications manager of AWS/Benchmark Human Services.

The election of officers for the Visiting Nurse’ 2014 - 2015 board of directors are Brian Fehlhaber, SummitRE, board chair; Jerome Baer, Miller’s Health Systems, vice chair; James Brunnemer, PHP, treasurer; and Vicki Bandor Braun, IPFW, secretary.

Chris Stoler was named executive vice president and general manager of the Chore-Time Group.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Slagle with the University of Saint Francis was appointed a committee on accreditation member to the board of directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Brett Harter of Freeman & Harter Custom Homes is the June builder member announced by The Builders Association Kosciusko Fulton Counties, and Kyle Wurtzel of Northwestern Mutual Financial Services as the June associate member.

Liz Harry joined cinda b USA LLC as national sales manager.

Jon Halliwill joined Centier Bank as assistant vice president/Fort Wayne mortgage market manager.

Sheila Sauers joined 80/20 Inc. in its marketing department.

Aaron M. Duff was promoted to staff sergeant at the 122nd Fighter Wing.