•Wells Fargo Advisors has designated Michael Lundin, financial advisor, vice president-investments as a member of the firm's Premier Advisors Program. He has been with the company five years and has 27 years experience in the brokerage industry.
•Junior League of Fort Wayne recently honored Michele Platte as the 2013 Active Member of the Year at its recent annual dinner for her leadership and continuous involvement in many facets of JLFW.
•Northeast ISBDC client Shirley Drier, OTR/CHT has become a Certified Worker's Compensation Healthcare Provider after completing course work and an examination through the International Sports Professionals Association. She is the owner of the Choice Rehabilitation Clinic in Decatur.
•Ruoff Home Mortgage announces that Colleen Petras was the top loan originator for the Dupont office and Larry Dickey
. for the southwest office for the months of April and May. Petras has been with Ruoff since 2008 and in the mortgage lending industry since 1994. Dickey has been in the mortgage industry since 1995.
•STAR Financial Bank has promoted Kristin Marcuccilli to SVP, chief operating officer. Her new role is key to the digital evolution of STAR by overseeing five critical areas – marketing, information technology, bank operations, branch administration and electronic banking. Her specialty and focus will be on the customer experience and the intersection of high-tech with high-touch personalization.
•Sweetwater Sound has hired the following employees. Mike Begala as vice president of customer service and support and Jimmy
Blankenship as director of technical services. Sales engineer: Tyler Berggren, Kyle Miley, Adam Briggs, Austin Davis and Jake Longardner. Sales assistant: Nathan Decker. Receptionist: Marissa McGinnis. Kitchen staff member: Ashley Haegert.
Hallmark Home Mortgage welcomes Michelle Smekens as the top producing loan originator for the month of May. She was also April's leader, topping both the Fort Wayne rankings and the companywide rankings of more than 80 loan originators in 10 cities.
In addition, Chris Smith made the most gains from April to May and jumped seven spots in the companywide rankings and broke into the top 20 for the first time.
•Questa Foundation for Education announces its board for 2013-14. New members: Dan Copeland, Business People; Frances
Ganaway, community volunteer; Kerry Hubartt, The News-Sentinel; Dave McFadden, Manchester University; Jerrilee Mosier, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast; Lisa Updike, Barnes & Thornburg; Lisa Waterman, Fifth Third Bank; and Norm Yoder, mayor of Auburn. Officers: chair, Wilburn Smith, Smith & Associates Consulting; 1st vice chair, Jon Steiner, Lake City Bank; immediate past chair, John Snider, Do it Best Corp; treasurer, Judy Roy, Indiana Tech, and secretary, James Koday, Bewley & Koday. Continuing members: Peter Henry, Midwest Pipe & Steel; Maclyn Parker, Faegre Baker Daniels; Richard Poinsatte, Steel Dynamics; Kathleen Randolph, NE Indiana Regional Workforce Investment board; David Smith, STAR Bank; and Marc Levy executive director Questa Foundation for Education (ex officio).
•ENS Group congratulates Ed Short, Thor Motor Coach, Elkhart, for winning its giveaway contest for a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT. The giveaway was part of a campaign tied to ENG Group's SmartSource managed Services offerings, which are programs centralized around technology support tailored to a company's specific needs.
•PNC Financial Services Group has appointed Erika Halliwill vice president for PNC Wealth Management, Fort Wayne. She will be responsible for providing customized solutions designed to help clients meet their financial goals. She has more than 20 years of banking experience. She earned her MBA from Indiana University and holds her FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
•Century 21 Bradley broker Ed McCutcheon was the Top Individual Producer for May. He has 39 years of experience in real estate.