Heather Becerra will assume the role of chief marketing officer at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Luke Weinman IV will move into the role of chief technology officer. Nicki Mackowski-Gladstone will take on the expanded role of vice president and chief communication officer.
Scott Hamilton, of Chesterton, has joined Metal Production and Processing Market Division of R.E. Warner & Associates Inc.
Becky Hagge has joined the management team of the the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce and will specialize in Investor Relations.
Primary care physician Shaily Macker recently joined Indiana University Health La Porte Physicians and accepts patients at her Westville practice.
Esthetician Sandi Richardson has joined About Face Skin Care in Schererville.
Kevin Symons, of Portage, joined the The Ross Group in Portage , as a senior project manager.
Realtor Candace Taylor has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Highland office.
Samantha A. Schelling, of Valparaiso, recently joined Laciak Accountancy Group P.C.
James Adomitis, Owner of Servepro of Western Lake County, received the Director's Bronze award during the company's annual convention. Diane Hodges, owner of Servepro of Eastern Lake County, received the Director's Gold award. Carley Burton of Servepro of Benton, Jasper, Newton and Southern Lake County, and Sean Mitchell of Servepro of Porter County, also attended the convention.
Douglas A. Hass, a resident of Munster and a labor and employment attorney with Franczek Radelet, in Chicago, is the author of “Employers and Immigration Law: Be Careful Who You Hire – and Who You Don’t,” an article which appears in the July 2013 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal, the monthly magazine of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Heidi Edinger, of Valparaiso, has joined the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau as regional director of sales Midwest.
Purdue University Calumet Professor of International Business Charles Rarick received a Fulbright Specialists Award to serve this summer at Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia. Chenn Zhou, director of PUC’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, delivered the keynote address at the Baosteel BAC 2013 academic steel conference in Shanghai, China. PUC Associate Professor of Chemistry Libbie Pelter joined 20 inorganic chemistry faculty peers and graduate students nationwide at the workshop, VIPEr: Solid State Materials for Alternative Energy Needs. Dolores Rinke, a PUC accounting professor and certified public accountant, is serving the foundation of former professional and college football and baseball standout Bo Jackson. Jimmie Sanders, who grew up in Gary and participated in Educational Talent Search at West Side High School is the the new director of PUC’s Educational Talent Search program.
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