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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:00 am

Business people

Compiled by The Journal Gazette

Jennifer MacAleese joined Phillips Financial as a compliance consultant and investment adviser representative.

Tricia Willard is now the chief center administrator for Early Childhood Alliance, and Dora Kurpierz is the co-director at the downtown learning center.

Sweetwater hired 22 new employees. They are John Lubic, senior director of distribution center operations; Skyler McGlothlin, Joe Perrone, Alex Arvizu, Alex Rodriguez, Grant Embury, Brandt Miller, Matthew LaMarche, Abraham Sanchez, David Brehm, Trevor Parks, Ronuel Viera, Pat Walsh, Reid Bright, Josh Kattner, Scott Leininger and Rane Haynes, sales engineers; Zach Matthews, sales assistant; Aaron Steele, digital marketing specialist; Michael Kelley, web programmer; Kyle Snyder, support technician; and Sean Godsey, support technician.

Hajira Khan of Kiddie Academy won the national franchise's Life Essentials Brand Champion Award.

The 2017- 18 Questa Education Foundation's board of director officers are Raylene Rospond, Manchester University, chair; Gary Adkins, Parkview Noble Hsopital, vice chair; Cynthia Wirtner, Leonard J. Andorfer & Co., treasurer; and James Koday, Barrett & McNagny, secretary. New board members are Jason Callahan, Wabash City Schools; Allyn P. Decker, Ivy Tech Community College; Dr. Kim Barnett-Johnson, Ivy Tech; Todd Jones, STAR Insurance Agency; Marcia

McNagny, Hockemeyer & McNagny LLP; Emily Pichon, Cole Foundation; Steven R. Smith, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co.; and Daniel Solms, Huntington University.

Named in the Best Lawyers in America publication in their respective practice areas from Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams were Edward E. Beck, Stephen J. Williams and Robert A. Wagner.