Patrick Mundt has joined Residences at Deer Creek in Schererville as the executive chef.
Schererville resident Renee J. Mortimer, a partner-in-charge at the firm Hinshaw & Culbertson, received the 2012 Civility Award from the Indiana State Bar Association.
Kellie K Hanner, originally from Griffith, has been named the president and CEO of the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization.
The following local residents have become independent consultants with Tastefully Simple Inc.: Mindy Rich, of Hobart; Diane Cummings, of Valparais; and Missy Benak, of Dyer.
Financial adviser Jason R. Topp has become an Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services adviser based on the success of his financial services practice in 2011. Topp, with an office in Merrillville, is one of about 20 percent of the nearly 10,000 Ameriprise financial advisors to achieve this status.
Dr. Darius Bliznikas, board certified in otolaryngology, has joined the medical staff at the Franciscan Hammond Clinic specialty center in Munster.
William J. Kozlowski, of Kozlowski & Associates in Highland, has been honored with the 2013 Award of Excellence by Safeco Insurance for the second year in a row.
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