The Journal Gazette
Sunday, January 09, 2022 1:00 am

Business people


Jarin Hart was named chief programming officer for Embassy Theatre.

Elected to serve new three-year terms on the board of directors for Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers are Mike Berry, retired, Verizon; Dana Brechbill, retired, Taylor Made Glass; and Leslie Chalfant, Neighborhood Code, city of Fort Wayne. Members of Crime Stoppers' executive board for 2022 are Royce White, retired, Allen County police, chair; Nick Groves, DeHayes Group, vice chairman; Janice M. Felger, Houlihan CPA-Consultants, treasurer; and Leslie Chalfant, Neighborhood Code, city of Fort Wayne, secretary. Past chair members are Jim Riecken, retired, WANE-TV, and Jeff Stanford, Sonitrol of Fort Wayne. Elected as at-large members of the executive committee are Judy Elwell, retired, Raytheon, and Dana Brechbill, retired, Taylor Made Glass.

Katherine Ridenour with the Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom law firm was named as a partner. She practices family law.

Mike Ziembo was named as the new managing director for Baden Gage & Schroeder.

Eric Lonsbury was named vice president of operations at Memorial Coliseum.

Rachel Baker joined Do it Best Corp. as an order support specialist; Leila Garcia Amaral Certo, Nathan Islam and Logan Luffman, software developer interns; Amanda Siri, forest products trader; and Peyton Wilson, accounting coordinator. Promoted were Brady Brown, manager of internal audit; Richard Euckert, merchandise coordinator; Jenna Grannan, consumer marketing sales and service manager; Betsy Harris, senior financial analyst; and Shonda O'Brien, accounting coordinator.


Troopers from the Fort Wayne Post of the Indiana State Police were recently recognized for their years of service.

30 years: 1st Sgt. John R. Petro and Sgt. Lionel “Andy” Smith.

25 years: Master Trooper Trent Kiefer, Master Trooper Steve Malone and Master Trooper Steve Smeltzley.

20 years: Master Trooper/Detective Matt Teusch and Master Trooper Jason Ward.

15 years: Master Trooper/Detective Jake Quick, Master Trooper/Detective Shannon “Mike” Carroll and Master Trooper Bobby ”Doug” Jackson.

10 years: Sgt. Justin Snyder.

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