LaKetra Williams has been appointed branch manager/officer of Centier Bank's Gary–Miller location at 650 S. Lake St. The appointment was announced by Centier President and CEO Michael Schrage. Williams is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and brings nearly 15 years of banking experience to her role.
Anthony Gagliardi is the new Early College coach at Ivy Tech Community College’s Lake County campus. Gagliardi will manage Early College cohorts at the Hammond Area Career Center and Hobart High School, two of Ivy Tech’s partner schools. He previously worked for nearly 10 years as a math instructor at Ivy Tech’s Valparaiso campus and co-authored the state’s Quantitative Reasoning textbook.
Lauren Hull has been named Porter Health Care System's chief operating officer. Hull comes to Porter from Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, where she most recently served as associate COO and vice president of surgical services
Dr. Erik Mikaitis has accepted the position of vice president of medical affairs for Franciscan Health Crown Point, effective April 16. Mikaitis started his career with Franciscan Health as a hospitalist in 2012. He currently serves as Regional Palliative Care medical director and Franciscan Health Accountable Care Organization medical director for the Northern and South Suburban Chicago divisions, as well as interim ACO administrative director.