Professionals on the move 

Jan 10

The Gary SouthShore RailCats have named Alan Bowman as director of group sales and Nikki Kimbrough as assistant manager of merchandise and community relations. Bowman was the Director of Ticket Sales for the Bowling Green Hot Rods and is a graduate of Valparaiso High School. Kimbrough, a Gary native, was part of the RailCats internship program in 2009 before being hired as full-time employee.

Michael Matz, investor adviser representative at Matz Financial Services Inc. LTD in Crown Point, recently attended Summit Business Media's inaugural Retirement Income Symposium in Chicago. The two day program covered a host of critical retirement income topics.

Matt Harvey, of Valparaiso, has joined Scannell Wealth Management Group of Valparaiso as an associate wealth advisor providing individualized financial planning, support and analysis services for its clients.

The Rev. Cynthia Reynolds has joined the Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors. Reynolds is the Calumet District Superintendent for the Methodist Church. Beth Sullivan has joined Methodist Hospitals as the new executive director business development, a newly created position that will ensure the development and achievement of the organizational mission and strategy through the effectiveness of all new business project plans and startup.

Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, of Crown Point, senior judge of the Lake Superior Court, Juvenile Division received a presidential citation at the Indiana State Bar Association's annual meeting recently.

Jeff Biesen has joined Bekan Insurance Group, with offices in Lowell, Schererville and Valparaiso. Biesen, who has 20 years of insurance industry experience, designs risk management and insurance solutions for contractors and commercial developers.

Dr. Tim Watkins has joined the Valparaiso office of HealthLinc (formerly Hilltop Community Health Center). Dr. Aileen Puno has joined the company's Michigan City location. Watkins will be HealthLinc’s new OB/GYN, servicing pre- and post-natal women. Puno will be the new pediatrician at the Michigan City location.

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