•Mahara Wealth Partners president Rudolph A. Mahara Sr., ChFC, has qualified for the “Court of the Table” recognition. He is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and has now qualified a third time for the Court of the Table.
•BEERS MALLERS BACKS & SALIN announces that its attorney Stephen W. Adair, certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, has been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2013 for Elder Law. He has practiced for more than 40 years and focuses his practice on Medicaid estate planning, financial estate planning, estate administration, and elder law issues. He earned an A.B and his juris doctorate degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington. W. Wayne Walston, Warsaw, has been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2013 for Elder Law. He has practiced law more than 40 years and focuses his practice on seniors and persons with disabilities in the areas of estate planning, asset protection and live care matters. He is a graduate of Ball State University where he earned an A.B and his juris doctorate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. G. William Fishering has been included among Best Lawyers in America 2013 for Construction Law. He has practiced for over 30 years and focuses his practice on municipal finance law, construction law, and labor law. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from Hillsdale College and earned his juris doctorate degree cum laude from Indiana University.
•MKM architecture + design partners Zach Benedict and Dodd Kattman were recently featured as the keynote speakers at the LTC Senior LINK National Conference in Chicago. Their presentation, entitled “Revolutionary Community Engagement: How Sesame Street Can Change Senior Living” discussed the changing market trends for senior living providers.
•The Good Ones Clothing has hired Leslee Hill. She will oversee design development, production and sourcing, forecasting and marketing for the boys clothing company. She is a Fort Wayne native and earned a bachelor of science in apparel design and fashion merchandising from Ball State University.
•Reimbold & Anderson, Ameriprise Financial, welcomes Troy Cozad as marketing consultant. His office will be at 5750 Coventry Lane, Suite 110. He will provide marketing, media relations and community relations support. He has more than 25 years of corporate communications experience.
•TOWERbank has hired the following: Cindy Goodman as portfolio manager. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Paller designations, and earned her MBA from the University of Notre Dame; and Kevin Besore as portfolio manager in Trust Investments for Tower private advisors. He has over eight years in the fields of accounting and personal finance. He is a Certified Financial Planner professional and has obtained his MBA from Indiana University.
•Anthony Wayne Rotary has named its new board. Officers: president, Bryan
Sharp, Perry proTECH; president elect, Carol Keplar, Hallmark Home Mortgage; vice president, Fred Haigh, teacher and writer; past president, Amber Recker, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana; secretary, Larry McChessney, McChessney Appraisal Services; and treasurer, Troy Heisler, Bob Buescher Homes. Members: Paul Bouza, BRC Rubber & Plastics; Deb Conklin, IPFW; Lynette Fager, Business People; Sarah Horacek, The Towne House Retirement Community; Pam Joachim, Aaron Chiropractic; Robert Moore, retired; Brian Pickering, Burkhart Advertising; Dr. Mark Stetzel, Stetzel Dental Group; Jeff Walls, Indiana Tech; and John Waszak, A.J. Michaels & Associates.
•Northwestern Mutual financial representative Mark R. Boyd was awarded the Sapphire Award for top sales achievement at the annual meeting held recently in Milwaukee, Wisc. He has been with the company for 18 years. Kevin J. Bontrager, CLU, ChFC, AEP, a Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Advisor has received the company's Emerald Top Producer award based on an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security.
•Byron Health Center welcomes John Drebenstedt as director of marketing and public relations.
•The Hagerman Group has named Matt Grossman project manager. He will be based in the Fishers office.
•Brotherhood Mutual has promoted Dan Book
to vice president sales. He is a graduate of Taylor University and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor and Associate in Claims professional designations. Mitzi Thomas has been promoted to vice president marketing. She joined the company in 1995. She is a graduate of Taylor University and is accredited through the International Association of Business Communicators.