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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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The women appointed to the board of directors for The Junior League of Fort Wayne for 2014-15 are Michelle Kearns, Physicians Health Plan, president; Cheryl Felger, Raytheon Fund, development vice president; Christine Marcuccilli, IPFW, sustainer adviser; Joelle Grigsby, community volunteer, finance vice president; Nicole Penar, Junior Achievement, community vice president; Emily Bondus, ENT Associates, recording secretary; Amy Shurley, Northwestern Mutual, membership vice president; and Robyn Trainer, Depuy Synthes, treasurer.

USSI in Columbia City promoted Benjamin Cooper, Brett Mravec and Kevin Jacobs to senior electrical engineer I; David Schmidt, mechanical technician II; and Rick Schaefer to senior production engineer II. Alvin Somerlott was hired as an electrical designer.

Whitney Caudill was named vice president for university engagement at Manchester University.

Joseph Gruber, president, founded Grabill Comfort Solutions Inc. in June. Its focus is heating, air conditioning, ventilation and generators.

New hires for 80/20 Inc. are Carla Morris, maintenance department, and David Emrie joined the learning and development team.

Former Huntington University graduate Marcy Hawkins was named director of alumni relations and director of the Forester Fund for the university.

Local chiropractic physician James M. Cox recently led a four-day continuing education weekend for back pain specialty physicians from the U.S., Canada and Australia. Dr. George Joachim, Fort Wayne, arranged the continuing education credits.

Catherine Soellinger, general manager of Olive Garden in Fort Wayne, has attained Darden Restaurants’ Diamond Club status.

Kerry Price recently retired from Milford’s CTB Inc. after 35 years of service most recently as a senior buyer, and Charles “Mike” Miner retired after 10 years of service.

Rev. Julie Scott Peters of Clear Waters Serenity Center received her certification and credentials of ministry from the Universal Life Church.

Kay Farber, an MRP systems specialist at PHD’s Fort Wayne location, will be celebrating 35 years on Wednesday.

Michael (Mike) Cahill, president & CEO of AWS Foundation, is joining the board of directors at Gibson, a regional insurance broker and risk management services firm.

Leslie Koehlinger, an executive level advisor and strategist for both nonprofit and for-profit entities, was elected to serve on the board of Recovery Health Services, the nonprofit organization that supports the long-term health care work of Byron Health Center.