•Asher Agency has hired Margaret Davidson as vice president of strategic development to head up the agency's Indianapolis office. She brings more than 25 years of advertising industry experience in the creation and execution of branding campaigns across multiple business segments. She is a graduate of DePauw University.
•GO Veggie, formerly Galaxy Nutritional Foods, has hired Whitney Valesco-
Aznar as vice president of marketing. She was born in Fort Wayne. She earned a bachelor of science from Indiana University and a master of business administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
•Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana announces the following new hires and promotions. New hires: Kay McGinn as job coach; Donna Norris as a general accountant; Julie
Siebenaler as a retail training specialist and Laurie Walls as corporate administrative assistant. Kiara Corey was promoted to assistant manager in training; Ruth Koontz to director of community relations and marketing; and Jessica Rosales to assistant manager.
•Granite Ridge Builders welcomes Traci Garner and Noe Andrade as drafting specialists.
•Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo, Ohio, has been assigned a patent developed by James C. Rutherford, Fort Wayne, for an “organic electroluminescent display device driving method and apparatus.”
•Skill-Link Northeast Indiana Works collaborative initiative's recent honorees for computer numerical control are Melinda
Stackhouse, Brad Brandeberry, Andre Fleck, Jeromie Bengs and Jordan Chapman of B & J Specialty, Albion; Susana Orduno,
Kayley Ort and Steven Lill, Symmetry Medical, Avilla; Nhat Le, Josh Rigsby and Michael Godbey, Reliable Production Machining and Welding, Kendallville; Jeff Manier, Precision Medical Technologies, Rome City and Ryan Cureton, Busche Workholding, Albion. Northeast Indiana Works contracted with Ivy Tech Corporate College to provide the training.
•Tenth Annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon hosted by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. announces this years Leadership Award winners. The Leadership Award was presented to Josette Rider, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana and the Young Professional Leadership Award was presented to Rachida Bejja, clinical director at Quality Counseling & Psychological Services.