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Conklin named CFO, executive VP at Horace Mann

Bret A. Conklin. Photo courtesy of Horace Mann. Springfield-based Horace Mann Educators Corporation has named Bret Conklin executive vice president and chief financial officer. Conklin, who started working at Horace Mann 15 years ago, has served as acting CFO since January due to the hospitalization and passing of Horace Mann's former CFO, Dwayne [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Klickna to retire as IEA president

By Patrick Yeagle When Cinda Klickna first started teaching in 1973, it was a yearly event for teachers to be pulled out of their classrooms in April, handed a pink slip and told to continue teaching until the end of the year. "We waited all summer to know whether we were going to be rehired," [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: News, People on the Move|2 Comments

Springfield physician at SIU to lead national doctor’s group

By Patrick Yeagle A Springfield doctor was named last week to lead a nationwide group of internal medicine specialists. Dr. Susan Thompson Hingle. Photo courtesy of SIU Medicine. Dr. Susan Thompson Hingle, professor and internal medicine specialist at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, was chosen as chair of the Board of Regents [...]

Pudenz named VP at H.D. Smith

By Patrick Yeagle Kyle Pudenz. Photo courtesy of H.D. Smith. Springfield pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith recently named Kyle Pudenz corporate vice president of supply chain management. Pudenz joined H.D. Smith in 2014 and most recently served there as senior director of purchasing. In his new role on H.D. Smith's executive leadership team, Pudenz [...]

Meet Kara Rapacz – Q and A with SHG’s first lay principal

On March 13, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School named Kara Rapacz as its next principal and its first lay principal. Katherine O’Connor, president and interim principal of SHG, said the school examined several qualified candidates from around the nation, but Rapacz, who currently serves as assistant principal, was clearly the best fit. “This is an exciting [...]

Island Bay Yacht Club hires Bo Oliver as executive chef

By Patrick Yeagle Island Bay Yacht Club has a new executive chef in James "Bo" Oliver. A Springfield native, Oliver previously served as a sous chef at Illini Country Club and received his training from the Culinary Institute of America, located in Hyde Park, New York. The club announced Oliver as its new chef on [...]

Sikich announces CPA promotions in Springfield office

Professional services firm Sikich LLP has recently announced promotions in the firm’s accounting practice. Craig Fiorito, CPA, and Danielle Caldwell, CPA, were promoted to Audit Managers. Fiorito was promoted from Supervisor to Audit Manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois College and his master’s in accounting from the University of Illinois Springfield. He has [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Hickory Point Bank appoints Dave Brandon

Hickory Point Bank has announced the appointment of Dave Brandon as an associate in its trust and wealth management group. In addition to trust account management, Brandon will develop new business in the areas of trust, shareholder services, investment management, and farm management. “Dave is a great addition to our team and we are confident [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Brooke Thomas joins Marine Bank

Brooke Thomas has been named marketing coordinator for Marine Bank. Thomas has a strong background in nonprofit marketing and fundraising, with an emphasis on event planning. She has previously worked for Family Service Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region. She is heavily involved in the Springfield community and currently serves [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments
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