•Viridian Architectural Design has hired Tafadzwa Bwititi as a graduate architect and Brooke Longcore as an architectural intern. Bwititi graduated from Ball State University and is originally from Zimbabwe. Longcore currently attends Ball State's architecture program.
•BKD welcomes Bryce Murphy and Thomas Williams as audit associates and Kyia Faurote as a tax associate. Murphy earned a bachelor of science from Manchester University, North Manchester. Williams and Faurote both earned bachelor of science degrees from IPFW.
•Byron Health Center has added LaMiena Burns as a dietary aide and Brittany Jackson as a certified nursing assistant
•Early Childhood Alliance has named Deb Gates and Marc Goeglein co-directors of the Children's Learning Center on Beacon Street.
In addition, Nick Claypool has been hired at IT specialist. He will oversee all IT functions and equipment at the administrative office and two children's learning centers.
•Conexus Indiana has appointed Andrew F. Brooks, president of Fort Wayne's Brooks Construction Co. to its board. He is a third generation leader of his family's business with 37 years of experience in the construction industry. He earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from DePauw University.
•Baden Gage & Schroeder has named Tina M. Perez, CPA, CCIFP director of the firm. She will focus her practice primarily on providing audit, accounting, and tax services for clients in the construction, service, manufacturing and not-for-profit industries.
•Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department announces that attorney Richard Samek has been re-elected president of the board of park commissioners. Other members are Pamela Kelly, M.D., re-elected as vice president and Cheri Becker and William Zielke currently serving as park board commissioners.
•Riverside Mfg. welcomes Scott Maddox as director of engineering. He brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new role. He will be responsible for leading engineering initiatives and new product innovation.
•CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) has added Tonya Aron to its Head Start staff.
•Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne announces its board for 2014. Executive officers: president, Tamra Stier, Rockfield Development Group; vice president, Gregory Gerbers, The DeHayes Group; treasurer, Justin Berger, Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity; secretary, Sam Schenkel, Sturges Development Group; and immediate past president, Charlie Giese, Westport Homes of Fort Wayne. Members: Barclay Allen, Timberlin Homes; Kevan Biggs, Ideal Builders; Josh Barkley, Barkley Builders; Jeff Bushey, Bushey's Windows, Doors & Sunrooms; Duane Kees, Quality Crafted Homes; Brad Lombard, Carter Lumber; Greg Roberts, Donovan Engineering; Jessica Scheurich, Keller Development; Orrin Sessions, Emanco; Ryan Schiltz, 3 Rivers; Mike Smith, Monsma Marketing; Steve Thompson, Wayne Kitchen & Bath Works; and Rob Wacher, Windsor Homes by Gilmore.
•NAI Harding Dahm commercial real estate broker Alfred Stovall, Jr. has been invited by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne to be a member of its Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Scholarship Selection Committee.
•Dulin, Ward & DeWald welcomes Joseph Colone as a senior accountant.
•Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. senior vice president/investments and branch manager Tim Rooney, CFP, has qualified for the firms 2013 Chairman's Council, placing in the top 1 percent and senior vice president/investments Dennis Voegele has qualified for the firm's 2013 President's Council, placing in the top 10 percent. Both are based in the Fort Wayne branch.
•MKM architecture + design partner Ron Menze, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, was selected by Healthcare Design Magazine to serve on a 28 person national jury for their 2013 Remodel/Renovation Competition. Eighty-one projects were submitted in the nurse station and family space focused judging with award finalists and results published in the December issue of the magazine.
•The League for the Blind and Disabled has hired Karen Penn as a DeafLink case coordinator. She is deaf and resides in the Fort Wayne area.
•Design Collaborative has hired Rob Hines as marketing and communications coordinator. He earned a bachelor of arts in media and public communications at IPFW.
In addition, Tim Terman, RA, has been promoted to partner. He is a graduate of Ball State University. He was promoted to project manager in 2003 and today manages the design process for a number of significant higher education, corporate, and religious architecture projects.
•Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control director Belinda Lewis was certified by SAWA, the society of Animal Welfare Professionals as a certified animal welfare administrator at the SAWA conference held recently in Phoenix.
•Custom Art has hired Brandy Siler as a marketing specialist. She will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective contacts and relationships to promote and sell products. She is a graduate of IPFW.