•Embassy Theatre has hired the following new employees: Jared Duymovic, programming director, has experience in theater administration as well as technical and ticketing operations. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication with electronic media emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. Jeremy (Jake) Brames, finance director, will direct the Embassy's financial policies and reporting, including management of budgets, audit and financial communications. He holds a bachelor degree in accounting from IPFW. Barb Richards, marketing director, formerly worked for Majic, 95.1-FM, as radio program director and on-air personality. She has experience with marketing, promotions, sales, sponsorships, budgets, media and the entertainment industry.
•Barrett & McNagny welcomes Emily S. Szaferski. She will concentrate her practice in the area of domestic and family law with an emphasis on dissolutions, adoptions, custody disputes and guardianships. She earned her bachelor's in accounting and business administration from the University of Saint Francis and her juris doctor from Indiana University's McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis.
•iAB Financial Bank's executive vice president, Karen J. Cameron, recently attended a Regional Exchange trip to Cincinnati along with 50 area leaders in business, education and community service. The trip was the largest of its kind in recent history.
•Leadership Fort Wayne has graduated the following community leaders from its community leadership program Class of 2013. Graduates are Christopher Angellatta, COO, YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne; Eric Barie, director of regional marketing, Frontier Communications; Nora Bass, vice president, surgery & trauma, Parkview Health; Nick Harmon, director, Jack Laurie Group; Ciera Houle, Nitinol process engineer, Fort Wayne Metals; Brenda Houtz, supervisor, Indiana Michigan Power; Kirk Rodgers, contracts manager, Raytheon; Kim Sabrosky, community relations manager, Indiana Michigan Power; Christy Sandmaier, director of administration, Fort Wayne Ballet; 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 FWPD; Stephen Franks, CMO, Vertical Leap, LLC; Kimberly Fuhrmann, marketing and administrative manager, Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority; Kari Huston, VP 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; Albert
Kohout, principal/owner, Galecki Financial Management; Timothy Kuhnen, VP, business relations manager, Tower Bank; Rich Lynch, retail marketing director, Do it Best Corp.; 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, VP credit analysis, Wells Fargo Bank; Rebecca Trump, IT director, Lincoln Financial Group; Gilda Chan, senior merchandise planner, Vera Bradley; Marci Hamilton, CNO, Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network; Lindsay Hanas, Sr. IT business analyst, Vera Bradley; Cathy Maxwell, vice chancellor, academic affairs, Ivy Tech Community College; Alan Nauts, department chair, art and communication, University of Saint Francis; Kevin Neebes, specialty investment manager, Ambassador Enterprises; Olivia Warner, president, Indiana Stamp; Matthew Wirtz, deputy director, City Utilities Engineering, City of Fort Wayne; and Gina Yonkman, administrator, Home Nursing Services.
•State Alliance of Indiana YMCA's has hired Brent Wake, director of Health Living Initiatives to participate in the YMCA's Statewide Pioneering Healthier Communities. He will be supported by Marty Pastura, YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and other statewide volunteer committee members.
•Partners 1st Federal Credit Union welcomes Debra Frank as regional sales manager. She has more than 25 years of service with the company.
•T-E INCORPORATED new operations manager is Jeff Geller. He is a Purdue graduate with over twenty years of operations and management experience.
•Spherion owners Tom and Elizabeth Pentenburg have received the 2013 Spherion Owner of the Year Award for consistently building, maintaining and advancing profitable growth on a yearly basis. They own two Spherion franchises in Fort Wayne.
•STAR Bank welcomes Lisa Kuhn Phillips as vice president marketing and communications. She has 25 years experience in financial services including operations integration, organizational and leadership development and business culture and branding. She earned a finance degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Glenn Bogan has been promoted to vice president electronic banking. His 15 year career with STAR spans retail sales, retail product and electronic delivery areas, assuming position of increasing responsibilities in both management and leadership. He earned a bachelor's degree in management for Indiana Tech and is presently working towards his MBA.
•Greater Fort Wayne Inc. announces the following appointed interim positions. Mick McCollum, interim chief operating officer for Greater Fort Wayne Inc. He will continue to perform his duties as interim president at the Alliance. He will be responsible for developing and managing the transition of operations, including financial management, office space, administration, and human resources. Mike Landram will continue to head the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce with his concentrated focus being on Chamber functions, including member relations and recruitment, government affairs, and graduate retention. He will work to ensure coordination of all membership communications through Marla Schneider. Marla Schneider will lead the departments of marketing, communications and technology during the transition phase. She will be responsible for all GFW public relations and consolidation of marketing materials as well as technology planning during the transition. Deb Boyd will be responsible for consolidating finance systems of GFW. She will also provide support for the transition of HR policies and technology.
•Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana has named Vince Buchanan executive director.