Business and professional briefs, Nov. 17, 2013

Business and professional briefs, Nov. 17, 2013

New jobs

Heartland Bank promotes Rudisill. Ann Rudisill of Farmer City has been promoted to customer security officer and Bank Security Act officer at Heartland Bank and Trust.

She most recently was the bank's assistant customer security officer.

Rudisill has 32 years of banking experience, both at Heartland and the former Farmer City State Bank.

Specialists join Carle. Three physicians have joined the medical staff at Carle.

Dr. Robert W. Dodson has joined the colon and rectal surgery department. He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md. He completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Dr. Kenyon Duncan earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn.

Dr. Anuj Garg received a bachelor's degree in medicine/surgery at Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India. He completed a fellowship in electrophysiology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch/Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston.

McGladrey promotes two. Christine Wiegel and Amanda Miskell have been promoted to assurance senior associates in the Champaign office of McGladrey LLP.

Wiegel joined the firm in 2012, and Miskell joined in 2011. Each is pursuing a certified public accountant license.

Conservatory names jazz studies coordinator. Easton Stuard has been appointed coordinator of jazz studies at the Conservatory of Central Illinois, Champaign.

He joins jazz specialists Michael Anderson, George Turner and Dennis Wiziecki.

Stuard specializes in jazz piano, flute, theory and improvisation. Originally from California, he previously taught at the Stillwater Foundation in Durango, Colo., and at the University of Northern Colorado.

Christie adds ophthalmologist. Dr. Angela R. Lewis has joined Christie Clinic's Department of Ophthalmology.

She received a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans. She fulfilled a residency in ophthalmology at the Eye Foundation Hospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Lewis completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic.

She will practice at Christie's Savoy clinic.

Clark-Lindsey names vice presidents. Clark-Lindsey Village, Urbana, has named three directors to vice president positions, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Tim Mast has been named vice president of finance and technology services. He will oversee the business office, technology support services and environmental services, including maintenance, housekeeping and grounds. Mast, a certified public accountant, has been with Clark-Lindsey for three years.

Rikki Brady has been named vice president of health services. She will oversee Meadowbrook Health Center and human resources. Brady, who has been with Clark-Lindsey for 12 years, is a licensed nursing home administrator and a registered nurse.

Ron Wilcox has been named vice president of residential services. He will oversee the front desk, home support and transportation as well as food services, marketing, community relations, wellness and activities and philanthropy. Wilcox has been with Clark-Lindsey for seven years.

Deb Reardanz is president and CEO of Clark-Lindsey.

Two take jobs at Fox Development. Andrea Ruedi has rejoined Fox Development Corp., Champaign, as chief executive officer, and Brandon Hahn has joined the company as tenant services manager.

Ruedi previously served as chief operating officer and then chief executive officer for Fox Development from 2004 to 2009.

Before rejoining the company, she served as deputy director of the Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois and earned a master's degree in business administration from the UI.

Hahn manages tenant work-order requests and construction projects. Before coming to Fox, he was employed by State Farm Insurance as a field fire claims representative in Milwaukee and Lake Geneva, Wis.

He holds the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Associate designation.

Clayborn joins SEDAC. Wesley Clayborn of Champaign has joined the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, Champaign, as a building energy specialist.

Clayborn, who graduated from the University of Illinois in May with a bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning, was previously employed by the UI Facilities and Services Maintenance Department.

Shields Auto Center adds two. Paul Egerton and John Albers, both of Rantoul, have joined the staff of Shields Auto Center, Rantoul.

Egerton is service manager. He has more than 30 years of automotive service experience, 22 of those in management positions. He previously worked as a service manager at Worden Martin, Champaign.

Albers is a service adviser. He has more than 10 years of automotive experience, having worked previously as a service adviser at Shelby Motors, Champaign.

Hill joins law firm. Austin Hill has joined the Thomas, Mamer & Haughey law firm in Champaign.

His practice focuses principally on estate planning, probate, real estate and general business law.

Hill graduated from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, in 2013. He interned as a law clerk for Judge Holly Clemons of the 6th Judicial Circuit and as an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 law clerk for the Champaign County state's attorney's office and the Illinois attorney general's office in Chicago.

Rominger takes new position. Ian Rominger of Tuscola has been promoted to sales manager for Paul's Machine & Welding, Villa Grove.

Rominger has been with the company for five years, most recently as a sales engineer.

Houlihan's promotes two. Mike Aquino and Jennifer Garza have received promotions at Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar, Champaign.

Aquino was promoted to assistant back-of-house general manager. He was previously front-of-house manager at the restaurant, but his culinary talents propelled him to oversee the kitchen.

Garza was promoted to assistant front-of-house manager. She has been with the restaurant for more than a year.


Kirby earns Forum membership. Justin Kirby has earned membership in Northwestern Mutual's 2013 Forum group, which recognizes individuals for an outstanding year.

Kirby is a financial representative affiliated with McClure Financial Group, Champaign. It is the second time he has received the Forum honor.

Honorees were recognized at a conference Nov. 3-6 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Of more than 6,500 Northwestern Mutual financial representatives, only about 5 percent were invited to attend.

Bernthal receives designation. Jane Bernthal has earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Dallas.

She is affiliated with Re/Max Realty Associates, Champaign.

Center reaps award. The Illinois Fire Service Institute's Learning Resource and Research Center, Champaign, has been recognized for design excellence by Fire Chief magazine.

Fire Chief recently announced the winners of its 13th annual Station Style Fire Station Design Awards, and the center received the bronze award in the training facilities category.

The building, dedicated in January 2011, was designed by Oak Brook-based FGM Architects.

"The facility has the look of a traditional fire station, with arched windows and a hose tower in the front, but also brings in the best of modern technology with a fiber-optic Internet connection, a computer laboratory, expanded library and research facilities and an incident management training center," said Brian Brauer, the institute's associate director.

Hannah wins community service award. Jacqueline Hannah received the 2013 Cooperator Community Service Award at the regional Crossroads Cooperative Summit organized by the Indiana Cooperative Development Center.

As general manager of Common Ground Food Cooperative, Urbana, Hannah led the co-op's Food for All program, which improves access to healthy food and serves as a model for food co-ops across the country.

She also oversaw creation of the co-op's Round-Up program, which allows customers to donate change to local nonprofits at the checkout register.

Hannah has managed Common Ground since 2006 and has led two expansions of the grocery store. During that time, the staff has grown from 10 to 95, and the number of co-op owners has more than tripled.

Realtor named to committee, board. Alex Ruggieri has been appointed to the National Association of Realtors Commercial Committee and to the Commercial Real Estate Research Advisory Board.

His term on those committees begins in December.

Ruggieri is affiliated with Sperry Van Ness | Ramshaw Real Estate, Champaign.

Other business news

Doctors see patients in Danville. Dr. Terence Young and Dr. Glenda Kaplan of Christie Clinic's Obstetrics and Gynecology Department have begun seeing patients at Christie Clinic in Danville.

Young has been with Christie for more than a year, and Kaplan has been with the clinic for four years.

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