Business and professional briefs, March 23, 2014

New jobs

PNC Bank promotes Lewis. Robert Lewis has been promoted to vice president for business banking at PNC Bank in Champaign.

He is responsible for serving business clients and providing services such as business deposits, business credit and treasury management.

Lewis has eight years of banking experience, most recently as assistant vice president working with business clients.

Two advance at First Bank. Melissa Tovey and Brandon Nash were promoted recently at First Bank & Trust, Savoy.

Tovey was made assistant vice president of deposit operations. She was previously the Savoy branch manager.

Nash was appointed branch manager at Savoy. He previously worked in deposit operations.

McDaniel brothers named mortgage loan officers. Brothers Tad McDaniel and Kip McDaniel, both of Champaign, have been named mortgage loan officers at Avenue Mortgage, a division of Central Illinois Bank.

The bank acquired the assets of Avenue Mortgage Corp. in the fall of 2013.

Kip McDaniel joined the bank in December 2012.

Tad McDaniel has worked as a mortgage lender in Texas for banks including Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

Carle adds dermatologist. Dr. Thomas Graham has joined Carle as a dermatologist.

He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois in 2009. He completed his residency and internship at Indiana University, Indianapolis.

Graham is certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and is a Fellow of that academy.

Frasca International hires two. Jeremy Weber and RB Kotnik have joined the staff of Frasca International, a flight simulator manufacturing firm in Urbana.

Weber is a fiberglass production worker. He laminates layers of fiberglass on molds to form trainers that accurately represent the physical and visual attributes of an aircraft. He was previously employed at United Prairie, Dewey.

Kotnik is an aeronautical engineer. His duties include engineering tasks related to model development in the flight simulation industry. He was previously employed at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Marietta, Ga.

Kane joins Pixo. Marty Kane of Champaign has joined Pixo, Urbana, as a senior software developer.

He previously worked for Wolfram Research.

McGladrey adds Lipscomb. Jemeca Lipscomb has joined McGladrey LLP's Champaign office as assurance associate.

Lipscomb received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University and is pursuing her certified public accountant designation.

PR firm taps Pfingsten. Former WDWS-AM reporter Patrick Pfingsten has joined the Bandy Carroll Hellige advertising and public relations agency in Indianapolis as assistant manager of brand engagement.

Pfingsten, a native of Crescent City, previously served as press secretary for the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus. He also has worked as communications director, campaign manager and chief of staff for several political campaigns.

Simmons appointed specialist. Robert Simmons has been appointed a curriculum operations specialist at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign.

He will assist Kurt Glosser, program director for curriculum and testing.

Simmons joined the institute eight years ago, working part time with the fire investigation program and more recently in the curriculum office.

He also recently worked at the front desk of the Champaign Police Department and continues to assist the Savoy Fire Department in its hiring process.

Achievements

Manselle wins Lifetime Achievement  Award.Tonya Manselle has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

She has worked predominantly in health care, holding both direct service and administrative positions in hospitals, rehabs, hospices and home health.

She has worked as consultant and clinician in long-term care and also as an inpatient psychiatric worker.

Manselle was both an adjunct and faculty member at the University of Illinois, served as an Association of Social Work Boards exam contributor and is a licensing review instructor for the National Association of Social Workers.

After retiring in 2008, she continues to teach a course at the UI and work on an as-needed basis at a local hospital.

Four inducted into hall of fame. Julius W. Hegeler II, Fred Faulstich, Dick Read and Vicki Haugen have been inducted into the Vermilion County Business Hall of Fame.

The hall of fame recognizes business people in Vermilion County who have been successful and invested time, talents and resources in the community. The hall display is housed at the Vermilion County Museum in Danville.

Hegeler of Danville was recognized for his founding of Peterson Filling and Packaging, later known as Peterson/Puritan, the world's largest contract packager of chemical specialties. In 1992, he founded the Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation, which has given millions of dollars to groups in Vermilion County.

Faulstich of Danville continues to operate Faulstich Printing, the business his father founded 82 years ago. Working with brother Bill Faulstich and cousin Con Bateman, he moved the business forward. Fred Faulstich and his family have given generously to the community, and he is described as a consummate volunteer.

Read of Hoopeston owns Crown Ford and Star Chrysler in Hoopeston. He worked to ensure that Hoopeston kept its hospital and was instrumental in opening a Hoopeston campus of Danville Area Community College.

Haugen, the president and CEO of Vermilion Advantage, was recognized for her 32-year career in economic development.

Langendorf wins London trip. Stacie Langendorf, owner of Stacie Marie's salon at The Salon House in Champaign, recently won an all-expenses educational trip to London, courtesy of The Salon House.

She was one of 18 studio owners there that had a chance to win the trip. She will attend a four-day training course at the Vidal Sassoon Academy.

All beauty professionals who had joined the Salon House since July were eligible for the drawing, with Karly Combest of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce drawing the names.

Angie Jones, esthetician at A Journey Esthetics, was the first name drawn, but she passed on the prize to allow a stylist the opportunity.

Jacinta Storey, studio owner of JStylez Hair, won a pair of $1,200 professional hairdressing shears.

Bryan Batstone is CEO of The Salon House. The Champaign location is the first of five locations planned for central Illinois. The Salon House has 19 fully equipped private studios, each leased to an independent licensed cosmetologist.

UI prof co-chairs assembly. Michelle Nelson will be co-chair of the American Academy of Advertising pre-conference Thursday in Atlanta.

The pre-conference, "Big Data for Advertising Research and Education," will consist of four 90-minute sessions covering data acquisition, methodology, computational advertising and its use in education and demonstrations of tools available from vendors.

Nelson is an associate professor of advertising at the University of Illinois. She will also serve as moderator for one of the sessions, "Computational Advertising and Big Data Implications for Education."

Stauffer listed in publication. Dental hygienist Marva D. Stauffer of Onarga has been inducted by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals into Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and Providers of Excellence.

She will be listed in the association's annual publication "The Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare."

Flying Farmers choose Amdor. Patricia Amdor of Mansfield has been chosen as International Flying Farmers Queen at the annual convention in Indianapolis.

She will be an ambassador for Flying Farmers and will represent the group at several chapter conventions throughout the year. She will hold her IFF Queen's Day May 30-31 at the University of Illinois.

Morrissey honored for service. Dale Morrissey of Champaign was recently recognized for 35 years of service to Developmental Services Center, Champaign.

He began work there as an associate director on March 26, 1979. Over time, he also served as: director of vocational services; chief operating officer/associate executive director; and chief executive officer/executive director, which he has been since Sept. 14, 1987.

Morrissey was appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to the Employment & Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force in December.

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