Six Fort Wayne residents completed certified nursing assistant training at a communitywide program offered by Heritage Park: Klurressa Mays, Melinda Phovemire, Shalanda Bell, Jessica Scott, Cassandra Edgell and Stanita Lang.
Fort Financial Credit Union hired Barbara Boyd as branch manager at its Dupont Road location; Emily Zeiger, branch manager at its corporate headquarters; Ron Dial, branch manager at the Illinois Road Meijer in-store location; and Andrea Ruoff was hired as a service manager/corporate trainer.
Jim Bloomfield joined Summit Hearing Solutions as a hearing health practitioner.
United Methodist Memorial Communities made Andrew Wiley its human resources director; Donita Bauman joined as admission liaison; Chod Boxell, controller; James Flueckiger is now the executive director for The Heritage of Fort Wayne; and Iyvonne Schumaker, executive director for The Heritage of Huntington.
Steve Rinehart assumed the position of chapter chairman for the Fort Wayne Chapter 50 SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) for 2014.
Allied Specialty Vehicles in Decatur announced the formation of Allied Recreation Group Inc. with the appointment of John Draheim as CEO for the new group.
Michael Messerly was named retail advertising manager in addition to his duties as online manager at Fort Wayne Newspapers. David Cuddihy was hired as advertising sales manager. Cuddihy had been advertising director for the Naples Daily News in Florida.
Huntington County Referee Jennifer E. Newton received an Indiana Judicial College Certificate at the recent 2013 judicial conference; and Allen Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Felts and DeKalb Superior Court Judge Kevin P. Wallace were presented with an award for 24 years of service on the bench.
AccuTemp Products Inc. of Fort Wayne hired Alex Alford and Josue Rivera as lead specialists and Laura Rolsen as a sales assistant.
A.T. Kohout with Galecki Financial Management was named in the 2013 list of Best Financial Advisers for Doctors in Medical Economics.
John Andrew Morrow, associate professor at Ivy Tech-Northeast, published a book titled “Islamic Images and Ideas: Studies on Sacred Symbolism.”
MKM architecture + design hired Jared Burt as an associate and Jacob Slifer as an intern.
Joshua Fern, a commercial lender with 3Rivers, is a recent graduate of the NAFCU Management and Leadership Institute.
Mitch L. Hansel joined Fleis & VandenBrink, a civil/environmental engineering and architectural firm, as manager of its Fort Wayne office.
Greg Smitley, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Indiana, was invited to present a session on The New Banking Realities as part of the recent 40th annual Caribbean Association of Banks conference held in St. Lucia.
New hires for 80/20 Inc. in Columbia City are Jacob Rhodes and Ed Thomas, shipping department; Dominique Evans, extrusion processing team; and Darren Burke, manufacturing department.
William Lupkin, local stained glass and liturgical artist with William L. Lupkin Designs, received the prestigious Art and Architecture Award from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Trent Lawrence joined Minear Real Estate in Columbia City.
The following were elected to three-year terms on the board of directors for Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers: Dale Bloom, Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom; David Schnepp, Centier Bank; Judy Elwell, retired; Jeff Stanford, Sonitrol Security; Keith Hanson, Custom Art; Rich Vinson, Beachcombers Auctions; Tom Rhodes, Parkview Health, Aaron White, Walgreens; and Jim Riecken, WANE-TV.