Business and professional briefs, Dec. 22, 2013

Business and professional briefs, Dec. 22, 2013

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Three join Iroquois Federal. Jason Rome, Scott Perkins and Randy LeBeane have joined the Danville office of Iroquois Federal.

Rome and Perkins are loan officers. Rome has a diversified background in banking and financial services with expertise in personal and commercial banking, finance and investment management for clients. Perkins is responsible for all types of real estate lending.

LeBeane, who relocated from Effingham, has been named commercial credit officer.

Iroquois Federal has offices in Watseka, Danville, Hoopeston, Clifton and Osage Beach, Mo.

Adams appoints leadership team. Brad Mitchell has been promoted to regional general manager in charge of Adams Outdoor Advertising in Champaign, Peoria and Bloomington.

Since January 2011, he had been general manager of Adams Outdoor Advertising in Peoria. He has been with the company since 2008 and was previously a regional/national sales executive with WEEK-TV, Peoria.

Amanda Beckler has joined Adams Outdoor Advertising in Champaign as sales manager. For the last seven years, she was director of development for the American Heart Association in central Illinois. Before that, she was local sales manager for a cluster of radio stations.

Based in Atlanta, Adams Outdoor Advertising has national coverage in 14 markets. Its Champaign office has 15 full-time employees in sales, real estate, graphic design and operations.


Rocco named Physician of Year. Dr. Carmen Rocco has been named 2013 Physician of the Year by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.

Rocco, an anesthesiologist, is chair of the hospital's Department of Anesthesiology and a member of the hospital foundation's board of directors.

Also honored at the hospital's physician recognition event were: Dr. Bhirom Buranakul, Dr. Muhammad Mushtaq and Dr. Manoucher Ravaee, each for 40 years of service.

Congratulated on their retirement were five physicians: Buranakul, Dr. Suguna Siramdasu, Dr. Carlos Gotardo, Dr. Rafael Diokno and Dr. Muthiah Thangavelu.

Hinton earns designation. Joni Hinton has achieved the Graduate, Realtor Institute designation following completion of a three-year program that included more than 90 hours of classroom instruction.

Hinton is affiliated with Waldhoff Gard & Associates at Keller Williams Realty.

High school issues awards. Ed Kral has been named the 2013 Paideia Award winner by the High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign.

Kral, a former principal and athletic director at the school, established the groundwork for many of the school's programs and policies. He continues to serve on the school's board of trustees.

Mary Hinders and Annessa and Jack Parisi were named recipients of the school's Carl D. Stewart Volunteer Service Award.

Lake Land honors three. Adra Baldwin of Charleston, Dave Cox of Mattoon and Art Turner of Trilla recently received the Shine Award for employees at Lake Land College, Mattoon.

The award recognizes employees who display the values of communication, caring, innovation, excellence and teamwork.

Baldwin is training coordinator and adjunct instructor in the Technology Division. Cox is director of foundation and alumni, and Turner is lead custodian.

Young receives designation. Dan Young recently received the Professional Farm Mutual Manager designation.

He is manager for Central Illinois Mutual Insurance Co., Villa Grove.

Young joined the company in 2010 as a marketing representative and was named mutual manager in 2012.

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