Natalie T. Pedraza, of Munster, has joined James McHugh Construction Co. as its new director of compliance.
LaPorte resident Louis W. Voelker III, of Eichhorn & Eichhorn LLP, has been named the Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2012 by Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.
Brock Lloyd, LaPorte Savings Bank vice president of commercial lending, was named the 2012 Lender of the Year by the Regional Development Corp.
Attorney Monica J. Conrad of Hodges & Davis P.C. in Merrillville presented, “Managing Behavior through Intervention Plans, Including the Use of Restraint and Seclusion” at the Indiana School Boards Association Conference in Indianapolis.
Christopher J. Szalajko has joined the engineering staff at Vanair in Michigan City.
Indiana University Health Occupational Services Physical Therapist Ron Knickrehm, of LaPorte, received the Astym certification. IU Health Occupational Services Physical Therapy Assistant Amy Kolb, of Kouts, received the Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist certification.
Crown Point attorney John M. “Jack” O’Drobinak was elected secretary of the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum for its 2012-14 term.
Sarah Fandrei, of Cedar Lake, and Jackie Serrano, of Schererville, earned top honors for lia sophia's Excellent Beginnings Program Achievers program.
Mark W. Chamberlain, CEO of Lakeside Wealth Management, Chesterton, has been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Jennifer Wojcikowski has joined local nonprofit SouthSTAR Services as a new director of development and community relations,
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