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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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Alyssa Brumbaugh was named the Outstanding Prospective Elementary Teacher of the Year by the School of Education at Grace College.

PHD Inc. announced the retirement of Peggy Ehrsam, the 35th employment anniversary of Jonathan Dent, the promotion of Thomas Allred to director of Huntington operations, William “David” Givens to Huntington manufacturing manager and the hiring of Brian Becker as a software engineer II.

Jonathan P. Leman an independent financial adviser affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network and managing principal of Leman Financial Advisors Inc., achieved Commonwealth Leaders status. The status recognizes the most successful financial advisers based on a ranking of annual production.

The University of Saint Francis promoted Douglas Meador to associate professor in the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and granted tenure to Mat Fisher, an associate professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Mark Hagar, president of Specialized Printed Products, and Geyer Instructional Products, was interviewed by Fiscal Times Magazine. The article is available at

Mark Dobson of the Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce was awarded a Regent Scholarship from the Institute for Organization Management. The scholarship recognizes the recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service and professional background.

Kevin Knuth joined Northern Apex Corp. as an RFID business development manager. Knuth will use his sales and marketing experience to acquire and maintain business for the company.

Brian Sheehan and Kelly Shepherd joined the Fort Wayne Center for Learning as instructors.

Sheila Roesler McCampbell, wealth management adviser with Northwestern Mutual, was named a Qualifying/Life Member in the Million Dollar Roundtable. The career milestone indicates sales and service achievement.

Tavara Phillips joined National College as career center director for the Fort Wayne campus. Phillips will provide current students and graduates with job search guidance and preparation.

Kent Pribbernow joined Catalyst Marketing Design as a digital developer. Pribbernow was previously a senior web designer at Sweetwater Sound.

Shane O’Donnell joined The Mako Group LLC as chief audit executive. O’Donnell was previously manager of financial controls and senior Sarbanes-Oxley analyst at Ally Bank in Detroit.

Devin Maloy of PayChoice was named 2011 Top Payroll/HR Sales Revenue Representative for the company. Maloy was also a President’s Club Award recipient with PayChoice.

Mark Reecer was certified as the only SottoPelle bio-identical hormone pellet therapy physician in Indiana.

Dr. James Dumas has opened Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a new oral surgery practice, at 10020 Dupont Circle Ct., Suite 150. For information, call 451-2000.

Scott M. Wyman was named general manager at Lucky Harley-Davidson. Wyman has been with the company for over 10 years.

Tim Maxson was promoted to director at Buck Consultants. Maxson has been with the company for over 15 years.

Jim Mosher joined The Broadbent Co.’s leasing department as a leasing representative. Mosher was previously with the company from 2000 to 2003.

Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union appointed Travis Tracy as St. Joe Office branch manager and loan representative and Kimberly Johnson, new account representative in charge of member services.

Brain Gallagher joined Embassy Theatre as patron services sales manager. Gallagher was previously the audience development director for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Katie Brown ranked 96th in units sold among individual producers in the Indiana/Ohio region of Century 21 Real Estate LLC for 2011. Brown was also recognized as a Quality Service Producer and among the top producing agents for Century 21 Bradley in March.

Staff Sgts. Christopher Cruser and Alicia T. Ryan joined the U.S. Army’s Fort Wayne Company and Fort Wayne North Recruiting Station.

USA Football hired Heather Bremer of Berne as communications coordinator and Tyler Collins of Harlan as NFL FLAG program coordinator.

USSI announced the retirement of Joe Grimes, promotion of Greg Clark to manager of quality systems, Richard Schultz to production quality manager and David Schmidt to mechanical technician and the hiring of Derrick Van Zuidam as a program manager for the audio products business unit and Andy Archias as an electrical engineer for the audio products business unit.

Indiana Tech honored Morgan Delagrange as intern of the year for her internship with Parkview Health. Honorable mention recipients were David Dalman with Do it Best Corp., Benjamin Swygart with the Fort Wayne Police Department-Hostage Unit and Tressa Garty with Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center.

Jason Hilty was promoted to senior vice president at First Bank of Berne. Hilty was previously the chief financial officer.

Caitlin Henry joined Patterson Riegel Advertising to manage its newly launched digital media division. Henry was previously employed at the IPFW Educational Computer Lab.

Chris Matthews joined the O’Daniel Automotive Group as the Porsche-Audi new car manager.

Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast chancellor, was selected by Indiana Campus Compact as chair of the board.

The Kaylor Bowers Team at Century 21 Bradley, consisting of Teresa Kaylor, Kent Bowers and Brenda Williams, was ranked sixth in the Indiana/Ohio region for units sold in the first quarter of 2012.

Marc Levy joined Questa Foundation for Education as executive director. Levy was previously president and CEO of the United Way of Columbia-Willamette, Portland, Ore.