Dan Wilburn, an independent financial advisor at LPL Financial in Valparaiso, was recently named a Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor. The recognition is based on criteria including years of experience, community involvement and client retention data. Wilburn has been providing financial services for more than 25 years in Northwest Indiana.
Sims Professional Engineers has announced the promotion of Cody Kasten to the position of Engineering Supervisor, Analysis. Kasten earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University and has been with the company since August 2007.
The Purdue University Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of eight Purdue University Northwest faculty members. The promotions become effective with the start of the 2018-19 academic year. Appointments to the rank of professor are: Arifin Angriawan of Dyer, strategic management; Lizbeth Bryant of Valparaiso, English; Chandramouli Viswanathan Chandramouli of Munster, civil engineering; Meg Rincker of Frankfort, Ill., political science; and Steven “Kim” Scipes of Chicago, sociology. Appointments to the rank of associate professor include: Taryn Eastland of Gary, nursing; Janet Garwood of LaPorte, nursing; and Wei He of Westville, management and strategy.
Century 21 Affiliated-Winfield recently announced awards for several of its associates. Alex Nickla has been awarded the Quantum Leaper award for 2017, which is presented to independent sales associates who double their sales from the prior year. Vanessa Kwasny, sales affiliate with the office, was recognized as a top-producer nationwide when she earned the Multi-Million Dollar Producer award. The Likas Team, made up of Steve Likas, Kim Brown, Dan Sisk, Janice Margiotta, Chris Ronning, Alex Nickla, Kelly O’Neill and Heidi Blum, was recently recognized with the Double Centurion Team Award for 2017 by Century 21 Real Estate for generating a minimum of $740,000 in sales production or 212 closed transaction sides during the calendar year. The Taylor Team, made up of David Taylor, Michael Cacovski, Samantha Cheatham, and Bridget Pace, was awarded the Centurion Team Award for generating a minimum of $370,000 in sales production or participating in the closing of 106 or more units bought or sold during the calendar year.