•Leadership Fort Wayne announces the Community Leadership Development Class of 2013. Members are: Christopher Angellatta, COO, YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne; Eric Barie, director of regional marketing, Frontier Communications; Nora Bass, vice president, surgery and trauma, Parkview Health; Josiah Brown, assistant director employer services, IPFW Career Services; Ramona Coleman, coordinator of professional development, FWCS; William Davenport, commercial account executive, Old National Insurance; Dottie Davis, deputy chief, director of training, Fort Wayne Police Department; Stephen Franks, chief marketing officer, Vertical Leap, LLC; Kimberly Fuhrmann, marketing and administrative manager, Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority; Gilda Chan-Gonzales, senior merchandise planner, Vera Bradley; Marci Hamilton, chief nursing officer, Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network; Lindsay Hanas, senior IT business analyst, Vera Bradley; Nick Harmon, director, Jack Laurie Group; Stephanie Hoffherr, product development associate, Vera Bradley; Ciera Houle, Nitinol process engineer, Fort Wayne Metals; Brenda Houtz, supervisor, Indiana Michigan Power; Kari Huston, vice president and director of client community relations, PNC Bank; Jason Jolicoeur, dean, school of public and social services and school of education, Ivy Tech Community College; Nicole King, office manager, Family Quest, Inc.; Albert Kohout, principal/owner, Galecki Financial Management; Timothy Kuhnen, vice president, business relations manager, Tower Bank; Rich Lynch, retail marketing director, Do it Best Corp.; Cathy Maxwell, vice president academic affairs, Ivy Tech Community College; Alan Nauts, department chair, art and communication, University of Saint Francis; Kevin Neebes, specialty investment manager, Ambassador Enterprises; Wayne Robison, CFO, Briljent, LLC; Kirk Rodgers, contracts manager, Raytheon; Kim Sabrosky, community relations manager, Indiana Michigan Power; Christina Sandmaier, director of development and marketing, Fort Wayne Philharmonic; Beth Schrader, senior ECM consultant; Imaging Office Systems; Andrew Schumm, director of sales and service, Jack Laurie Group; Shawna
Squibb, associate bursar, IPFW; Mary Tonne, controller finance, General Motors; Chad Tranter, vice president, credit analysis, Wells Fargo Bank; Rebecca Trump, IT director, Lincoln Financial Group; Olivia Warner, president, Indiana Stamp; Matthew Wirtz, deputy director, city utilities engineering, city of Fort Wayne; and Gina Yonkman, administrator, Home Nursing Services.
•DeKalb Health Medical Group, Auburn, welcomes Cathy Snyder, MSN, FNP-C, and Jodi Strock MSN, FNP-C, who each brings more than 15 years experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner to the care team as nurse practitioners. Both earned their master's degrees in nursing from the University of Saint Francis and are certified in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support.
•Indiana Bankers Association has named Rep. Jeff Espich, R-Uniondale, the 2012 Legislator of the Year. He was recognized for his 40 years of exemplary service in the Indiana House of Representatives where he currently serves as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the State Budget Committee.
•Tastefully Simple, a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods, welcomes Jean Hogan as an independent consultant.
•STAR Bank president and CEO Jim Marcuccilli has been elected the 2013 chairman of the board of the Indiana Bankers Association. He was elected at the annual business meeting held Sept. 10 in French Lick. Other local board members are: Officers: chairman, James C. Marcuccilli, STAR Financial Bank; Constituent director: ICBA state director: Joseph G. Pierce, Farmers State Bank, LaGrange; ABA membership council: Michael C. Marhenke, Independent Alliance Banks and Grabill Bank; northeast region directors: Andre J.
Briggs, Bank of Geneva; James G. Hiatt, First State Bank of Middlebury; and Michael D. Cahill, Tower Financial Corp.
•Shilts Law Office attorney Perry D. Shilts has received Top Divorce Lawyer Distinction.
•Granite Ridge Builders has hired Dallas Barkman and Tony Doepker as new home specialists.
•LaBov & Beyond has promoted Marcus McMillen to art director. He will be responsible for directing, producing and reviewing creative design and art concepts for clients including UPS and MINI. He holds a bachelor of fine/commercial arts with a minor in business administration from the University of Saint Francis.
•Indiana Motor Truck Association has named Mark Leitch Master Truck Driver. He has been driving for Con-Way Freight for the last 10 years and has successfully navigated over 700,000 miles without an accident.
•Intrix Technology has hired Gretchen Schilb as vice president, business development officer for the Midwest region. She will be responsible for selling payment process solutions for the SMB Market, Middle Market and National accounts and has 12 years of experience in this industry.
•University of Saint Francis announces its recently elected board for three-year terms. Members are: Kathryn Callen, Steve Corona, president and owner, Corona Consulting; Richard Fox partner, Barrett & McNagny; Dr. B. Matthew Hicks Fort Wayne Orthopedics; David Lupke, president, Lupke Rice Insurance and Financial Services; Thomas Obergfell senior vice president, Grabill Bank; Richard Yarger, co-owner and CFO, Custom Radio Corp.; and Sister Margaret Mary Mitchel, OSF, Mishawaka. Jim Vann was named trustee emeritus in recognition of 15 yeas of service on the board, and Sister Marilyn Oliver, OSF, has concluded her board service and was recognized for 32 years as a trustee.
•Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom partner Dennis D. Sutton has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2012.