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Business People

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    Sweetwater recently hired Ian Roegels, Johnny Blaul, Brent LaCasce, Adam Bruce, Andrew Neuenschwander, Mike Winebrenner, Justin Sunday, Josh Lively, Brad Thomsen, Steve Ploense,
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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.
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    Ultra Electronics in Columbia City hired Brad Grimes, CAD drafter; Russell Heibel, staff electrical engineer; John Vachon, senior electrical engineer; Thomas Weisenberger, senior production engineer; Betty Kunard,
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Business people

Reecer Properties in Fort Wayne promoted Cory Allen, who recently acquired his realtor/broker associate license, to operations director; Linda Halloran and Heather Reagan were promoted to realtor/broker associate. Donna Del Priore, marketing manager, acquired her realtor/broker associate license. Christina Hay was hired as the showings coordinator and administrative assistant; Son Huynh as a realtor/broker associate; and Jean Kaste as a financial associate.

Deb Gates and Marc Goeglein were named co-directors of the Early Childhood Alliance Children’s Learning Center, which also hired Nick Claypool as its IT specialist.

Bryce Murphy and Thomas Williams joined BKD LLP’s Fort Wayne office as audit associates and Kyia Faurote as a tax associate.

Mark DePrez, formerly of Fort Wayne, was named vice president and general manager for Farm Journal Media in Philadelphia for its radio business.

Renea Salyer was promoted to vice president of member relations for the Warsaw/Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce and Alyssa Lowe to manager of marketing & communications.

Terry L. Anderson, a financial adviser with Reimbold & Anderson, was selected to serve on the board of directors of the Central Branch YMCA.

Tom Carroll was named business development director for CME Corp., design builder and general contractor.

Leila Brumfield, an assembler in PHD’s Fort Wayne location, celebrated her 25th employment anniversary on Jan. 2.

Joseph Colone joined Dulin, Ward & DeWald Inc. as a senior accountant.

William Cooper, professor emeritus in IPFW’s department of biological sciences, is lead author of an article titled, “Island tameness: living on islands reduces flight initiation distance.” Also, Frank Paladino, Jack W. Schrey professor and department chair at the university’s department of biological sciences, is co-author of an article, “Predicting by catch hotspots for endangered leatherback turtles on longlines in the Pacific Ocean.” Both articles will be published in the Feb. 22 print edition of Proceedings of the Royal Society B and are now available on the society’s website.

Andrew F. Brooks, president of Fort Wayne’s Brooks Construction Co. Inc., was appointed to the Conexus Indiana board of directors.

LaMiena Burns joined Byron Health Center as a dietary aide and Brittany Jackson as a certified nursing assistant.

Dr. Ahad Sadiq joined the staff of physicians at Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology.

New hires for 80/20 Inc. in Columbia City are Brian Marsh and Adrian Harris, maintenance department; Ashley Rudd, learning and development team; Jennie Collingsworth, engineering software development department; Erik Bowen and Danny Tima II, shipping team; April Myers, inventory department; and Kurt Sanders, outside sales department.

Tim Rooney, senior vice president/investments and branch manager for Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Inc., qualified for the firm’s 2013 Chairman’s Council, and Dennis Voegele, senior vice president/investments, qualified for the 2013 President’s Council.

Courtney Rinehold, a registered dietitian/nutritionist and owner of Rinehold Nutrition Services LLC, recently passed the examination to become a certified lifestyle eating and performance therapist.

Tafadzwa Bwititi joined Viridian Architectural Design Inc. of Fort Wayne as a graduate architect and Brooke Longcore as an architectural intern.

Kevin Woodward, Wells County commissioner, was elected to a four-year term on the advisory committee of Governmental Interinsurance Exchange.

Sean Connolly was appointed regional manager of Haverfield Aviation Inc., a provider of aerial power line inspection and construction services, for its new operational base in Fort Wayne.

Karen Penn joined The League for the Blind & Disabled as a DeafLinkcase coordinator.

Scott Maddox joined Fort Wayne-based Riverside Mfg. LLC as its director of engineering.

Tonya Aron joined CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) in its Head Start department.

Tim Durnell joined First Republic Mortgage Corp. as a senior mortgage loan officer.

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