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Capital City Bank Hires Ernesto T. Hodison
Capital City Bank is pleased to announce the expansion of their Commercial Lending Team to include Ernesto T. Hodison. He joins Capital City Bank in the position of Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender after 16 years in a similar position at Douglas County Bank. His lengthy banking career also includes employment with the former Mercantile Bank.
Ernesto brings with him to Capital City Bank over 28 years of banking experience and a strong knowledge of commercial lending. “Ernesto is a welcome addition to our Team,” says Mark Gonzales, Senior Regional Executive Vice President and Lawrence Market President of
Capital City Bank. “He is known among his customers for his commercial lending expertise and his customer service skills. Our team looks forward to working with Ernesto as he continues to develop close relationships with new and existing Capital City Bank customers.”
Ernesto attended the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the ABA Commercial Lending School, the ABA Advanced Commercial Lending School, and the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado.
Family Centered Medicine
Stephanie A. Suber, D.O. is proud to announce Family Centered Medicine, LLC, (FCM) Lawrence’s newest family practice clinic. Practicing in the Lawrence area for the past seven years, Dr. Suber has taken a considerable entrepreneurial step by building her own facility located just north of 6th and Wakarusa Drive.
Heading up FCM office management is Danica Loftin who joined the new group after 10 years with Criticare of Lawrence. Suber says of Loftin that she is the glue that keeps everyone together.
The “we” is a big part of Family Centered Medicine. Making the move with Dr. Suber are two experienced, board certified Physician Assistants; Britani Congleton PA-C and Tara (Zabawa) Stecklein PA-C. Dr. Suber says, “FCM is so lucky to have them both! They bring the ability for FCM to provide high quality, same day walk-in service to anyone in need, as well as bringing in loyal patients of their own to the practice.”
Food & Beverage Director Added to The Olivia Collection Staff
The Oread welcomes Marvin Estill who takes the reins as its Food & Beverage Director. Estill is a well-trained and knowledge wine professional who recently completed his Level 1 Sommelier certification in Las Vegas. He’s a member of the Guild of Sommeliers.
In his career, Estill has been a corporate trainer for Ruth Chris Steak House, is a certified Instructor for Serve-Safe Food Protection and Educator for the Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts. His career in the hospitality industry has also included employment with the Hilton President and the Marriot Country Club Plaza.
“As we welcome Marvin to Lawrence, we also tip off Lawrencians and visitors alike that Marvin’s focus on exceptional quality, customer service and brand will be seen and felt every day by guests to our hotel and restaurants,” said Nancy Longhurst, The Olivia Collection General Manager.
Prior to accepting this position, Estill was with Jax Fish House in Kansas City, Mo., which he helped open, and prior to that Aramark Business & Industry Group in Denver, Colo. Under Aramark, Estill helped manage the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a multi-stage event which attracted hundreds of athletes including Tour de France riders.
The Oread Announces New Executive Chef, New Menu Coming Soon
Guests to The Oread will soon experience a change in culinary direction as its recently hired Executive Chef Brad Brown prepares to roll out a new menu that can be customized to accommodate both casual and fine dining experiences.
Brown came to The Oread from the National Golf Club of Kansas City in Parkville, Kan. Prior to that, he had worked for Wichita Country Club and Westin Crown Center. His experience at those multi-million facilities makes Brown well-qualified to lead The Oread’s catering, fine dining and banquet services.
“Guests to our property can expect superb dining experiences, creative flavors and new dishes coming out of our kitchen,” said Nancy Longhurst, The Olivia Collection General Manager. “Industry insiders in Kansas and Missouri tell us we’ve made a ‘very special hire in Brad’ and we certainly think so too. It’s just a matter of time before all of Lawrence knows it.”
Brown supervises The Oread’s culinary team who work together to create dishes using locally sourced ingredients, including a soon-to-be-planted herb garden on the 5th Floor Terrace. Brown also oversees the hotel’s banquet events, wedding receptions and restaurants and ensures the highest quality product in all of hotel’s culinary efforts.