Newsmakers: People On The Move


Ian Ashton recently joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as a branch manager in its Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Portage offices.

Peggy Campbell has joined State Savings Bank’s new loan center in downtown Traverse City as vice president of mortgage lending. Campbell brings more than 35 years of banking experience, including 20 years of mortgage lending. Most recently, she spent seven years as vice president for the mortgage department at another local institution.

Andi Dolan has joined the benefits team at Peterson McGregor and Associates in Traverse City. She has more than 15 years of experience managing group employee benefits and human resources. She specializes in health care reform and financial analysis.

Ann Eckerly recently joined the team at Peterson McGregor and Associates in Traverse City in its commercial lines division. She brings more than 25 years of insight and understanding to tailor risk management insurance programs for businesses.

Cindy Godmer has been named branch manager and bank officer at Traverse City State Bank’s downtown location. She has more than 16 years of banking experience.

Gregory Gurka is the new CEO at East Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union in Traverse City. He follows longtime CEO Len Classens, who recently retired. Gurka brings more than 28 years of credit union experience.

Victoria Jenkins has joined the team of Dennis Brodeur and Trevis Gillow at Raymond James & Associates in Traverse City as a financial planning assistant. She first joined Raymond James in 2009.

Kenneth Pell has been named retirement plan services recordkeeping supervisor at Chemical Bank in Traverse City. He consults with clients on matters related to plan design and compliance, and manages the daily activities of the recordkeeping team. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Helen Postma recently joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as a home mortgage consultant in its Traverse City office.

Linda Waisanen has joined State Savings Bank’s new loan center in downtown Traverse City as assistant vice president of mortgage lending. She has worked in mortgage lending in the Traverse City region for more than 18 years.

Brian Ursu of Intentional Wealth Management in Traverse City recently attended the Business Leaders Forum 2014 in Austin, Tx., one of two invitation-only regional events hosted by LPL Financial. These forums are tailored for top-producing advisors at LPL Financial to help them learn new business development and proactive management techniques.


Peter J. Jenema, D.C. has joined Gaston Family Chiropractic in Traverse City. He specializes in treating acute or chronic pain effectively and naturally.

Steve Greenman has joined Mental Wellness Counseling in Traverse City with the Intensive Recovery Program, a 12, 20, or 36-hour outpatient addictions program. This program offers help for individuals dealing with addictions issues including alcohol, drug dependency, pornography, and gambling.

Physical therapist Bryan J. Parshall recently joined Munson Medical Center Rehabilitation Services as a spine and pain specialist. Parshall is certified in the McKenzie Method A-D for spinal pain, vestibular rehabilitation for vertigo and other inner ear problems, advanced spinal manual therapy and advanced sports physical therapy. He works at the Rehabilitation Services Munson Community Health Center location in Traverse City.

Lucy Seefried of Mental Wellness Counseling in Traverse City has passed the national certification exam for counselors. Seefried serves clients dealing with depression, anxiety and addictions issues.


Cheryl Bartz is the new fundraising coordinator for Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN). She replaces David Abeel, who retired after 3 years at BACN. Bartz brings experience in fundraising, marketing and communications in the nonprofit sector.

Brian Beauchamp has joined TART Trails in Traverse City as outreach and program director. He is responsible for volunteer coordination, program management and media relations. Previously he was a clean energy policy specialist for the TC-based Michigan Land Use Institute.

The Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI) in Traverse City announces the following personnel news:

Douglas Orr is the newest member of MLUI’s Advisory Council. Orr recently moved to Traverse City from Seattle where he was the site director at Google. A veteran of the technology industry, he started his career at Ann Arbor-based Arbor Networks and then worked for various tech companies on the West Coast before joining Google.

Tricia Phelps is the new project coordinator for the institute’s local food marketing program, Taste the Local Difference. Phelps previously worked as the market manager for TC’s Sara Hardy Farmers Market and the farmers market at the Grand Traverse Commons. Most recently, she worked for the Minervini Group where she performed a host of marketing, communication and event roles.

Amy Schneider is the new administrative coordinator at MLUI. She has worked for ten years in the insurance industry in Traverse City, most recently as an account manager.


Randy Dye of RE/MAX Bayshore Properties in Frankfort is the recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Less than 22 percent of all RE/MAX Affiliates have earned this prestigious award.

Lisa Rossi of RE/MAX Bayshore Properties in Traverse City has earned the certified international property specialist (CIPS) designation. The designation means she can work with all international buyers, including U.S. residents looking to invest overseas, foreign buyers purchasing in the U.S., as well as recent newcomers to the states.


Bailor B. Bell is now an associate attorney with the Jay Zelenock Law Firm in Traverse City. He was first hired as a law clerk in September and is now an associate after passing the bar exam.

Don Cunningham has been named interim director of Extended Educational Services at Northwestern Michigan College. He remains the NMC University Center director, a position he has held since 2011.

Kristal Flateau has been named general manager of Northern Broadcast Inc. for the Traverse City/Petoskey radio market. Flateau has been a part of the Northern group for 19 years and has held several positions within the company, including business manager, human resources and traffic.

Rich Rhynard has been hired as The Homestead’s senior manager of property management, a result of the reorganization of the Glen Arbor resort’s management structure. He is responsible for grounds, utilities, snowmaking/lifts and mechanics, and other property management services. He previously served as a senior manager at the resort, from 2008 to 2011.

Matthew Turek is the new general sales manager at KLT (97.5/98.9) The FOX-FM (94.3/92.5) and ESPN Radio Northern Michigan(105.5/106.7). Turek is responsible for leading the sales teams in the Traverse City, Petoskey and Gaylord areas. He was first hired as an account executive in 2003.