Sherri Brown, Hays, recently was appointed as a member of the Kansas State Board of Nursing effective July 27. She will serve a four-year term. Brown graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from Fort Hays State University in 1987 and has been actively employed as a registered nurse for the past 28 years. She is employed at the dialysis center in Hays as the manager for the home program which teaches patients to do dialysis in their own home.

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Tami Norris has been a realtor with Advanced Real Estate for the past five years, focusing on residential and commercial real estate. Norris has since secured her broker license and is an associate broker with the firm. As a Hays native, she is a graduate of Hays High School and Fort Hays State University. Prior to getting her real estate license, she had a diverse background in business and social services. The experiences have proven to be useful in navigating the process of purchasing and selling real estate.

Dalaan Organ, Hays, recently passed his exams and received his real estate license. Organ is an agent with Advanced Real Estate. He will be specializing in residential and commercial real estate in Hays and the surrounding area. Organ graduated from Colby High School and is attending Fort Hays State University.

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Scott Heimann, McDonald’s of North Hays crew trainer, has been promoted to the position of swing manager. Heimann became a part of the North Hays team May 10, 2011, and was promoted to crew trainer June 29. A swing manager is (1) accountable for proper levels of quality, service and cleanliness; (2) responsible for morale, productivity and profit when in charge of a shift; (3) complete goals and assignments; (4) conduct regular observations and performs corrective training when deviations occur; and (5) participate in self-development of management skills.

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McDonald’s of North Hays employees Mikhail Brown and Alex Feyerherm have been promoted to the position of crew trainer. Brown has been a part of the North Hays team since May 20, 2014, and Feyerherm since June 30, 2014. A crew trainer performs the following duties: (1) conducts initial training for new employees; (2) trains current employees on new procedures; (3) makes regular observations; and (4) performs corrective training when deviations occur.

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TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback recently announced new appointments to boards and commissions. Northwest Kansas members include Dr. Paul Ritter, Monument, State Board of Veterinary Examiners; and Lance Waymaster, Russell, Kansas Military Selective Service.

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Cheryl Burns, La Crosse, joined The Hays Daily News on Sept. 2 as an employee in advertising services and as a graphic designer. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University and the Art Center of Tucson, Ariz. She previously worked for MWR at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and in ad layout graphics design at the Sierra Vista Herald in Arizona and the Maryville (Mo.) Daily Forum. She has two sons, Kevin, Dallas, and Kody, Manhattan.

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Mayo Schmidt was appointed president and chief executive officer of Hydro One in August. Schmidt was formerly head of Viterra, a grain-handling company acquired by commodity trader Glencore in 2013. With Viterra, Schmidt was named chief executive of the year in 2009 by Canadian Business Magazine. Schmidt spoke at the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet in 2014. He is a graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian and Washburn University. He is the son of Marion and Donna Schmidt, Hays.

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