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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:00 am

Business people


Linemen John McMaster and Zak Kauser, along with 15 other line workers from Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op, came together in March to be part of Project Ohio, a statewide effort led by Ohio Electric Cooperatives to electrify rural parts of Guatemala.

Frank Shoener with AXA Advisors LLC's financial services earned its Advisors Circle of Excellence Requalifier.

Joel A. Targgart was promoted to paraplanner with Reimbold & Anderson, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.

Lucretia Cardenas, editorial director at KPC Media Group Inc., was named one of Editor & Publisher's 2018 25 Under 35.

Larry Lechel joined First Federal Bank as a retail lender for Fort Wayne.

Jamie Freeze with Movement Mortgage was the top producer in applications and closings for March.

Andrew Wiley is a client manager for Gibson in its employee benefits practice.

Tom Croteau, Julia Dunlap, Christi Kroft, Mike Miller, Dana Myers, Chip Perry and Tyler Secrist joined Century 21 Bradley as sales associates. Eric Thrasher and the home experts team were the top producers for March.

Carissa Ryan was promoted to controller and human resource manager of Preferred Automotive Group.

Carrie Blackham is now the first chief operating officer for Pathfinder Services.


Sgt. Shane Coleman, a 22-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Police Department, was promoted to lieutenant; Detective Cary Young, 22 years, was promoted to sergeant; and Detective Anthony Forte, 18 years, was promoted to sergeant.