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OrthoKansas, LLC executives appointed to AAOE councils

Dena Johnston, Chief Operating Officer/ Administrator for OrthoKansas,LLC was recently appointed to serve a two-year term on the Communications Council for the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE). She will serve as a public relations representative for AAOE and oversee the development and maintenance of the association’s web site, listserv(s), newsletters and serve as a communication liaison for their members and organization.


Dena Johnston

Stephanie Swan, Chief Financial Operating/ Co-Administrator was also appointed to serve a second term on the Education Council for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE). She will assist in the development of educational content, programming and opportunities for members of AAOE.


Stephanie Swan

AAOE is a national organization dedicated to providing education and resources to orthopaedic practice executives and their staff members.

Johnston has been with OrthoKansas,LLC since 2007 and prior to becoming the Administrator/ COO, she previously served as the Director of Therapy Services, Program Development & Marketing. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Kansas State University in May 1999 as well as her nursing degree in the spring of 1999. Prior to her work in administration, she spent 4 years working in the nursing field for both hospital and family practice settings both in Topeka and Lawrence. She is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE); the Midwest American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (Midwest AAOE); National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), and is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Lawrence. She is actively involved in the community and serves on various boards and committees throughout Lawrence/ Douglas-County.

Swan has been with OrthoKansas,LLC since 1999 and previously served as the Billing Office Supervisor. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management from Ottawa University in 2008. Prior to her work in administration, she worked as an X-ray Tech and Business Office Coordinator in the Lawrence medical community. She has been a member of American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) since 2000; American Academy of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) since 2001 and received her Certified Medical Professional Executive (CMPE) designation from MGMA in March 2014.

OrthoKansas, LLC welcomes Tyrel Reed, Physical Therapist to their growing therapy department


Tyrel Reed

Reed is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kansas, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Education and was a member of the University of Kansas men’s basketball team from 2007-2011, which included the 2008 National Championship team. He is a 2015 graduate of The University of Kansas Medical School where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Reed has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has a special interest in sports performance and injury prevention in young athletes.

Reed joins the staff of 21 providers, which includes Board Certified Orthopaedic Physicians and Surgeons, PA-C’s, and Physical & Occupational Therapists.

Select One Security is proud to announce the purchase of Overfield Security. The Overfield Security staff is now a part of the Select One team.



Ryan Kruse

Select One Security President and Owner, Ryan Kruse states, “We are tripling the size of our company with the acquisition of Overfield’s large base of business making Select One, the largest local security provider in the area headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas.  We are also doubling the size of our employee base.  Scott has done a great job growing the business over the years.  We are excited to offer the current and new customers more services including our new everything mobile platform called Total Connect to monitor and automate our home and business from your fingertips. These are very exciting times for our customer base and the future of our company.” 

Select One Security has been selling and installing residential and commercial electronics since 2003.

The Chamber of Lawrence is pleased to announce the hiring of Lindsey Slater as the new Communications Director.

Slater will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the integrity of the organizational message through the design and implementation of professional and effective communications across a variety of media.


Lindsey Slater

“I am so excited to join The Chamber to help tell the stories of the great things they are doing for local business,” Slater said. “The current team at The Chamber is truly a great one and I can’t wait to get the word out about business in Lawrence and Douglas County.”

Slater comes to The Chamber from WOW! 6News where she served as news director for nearly two years. Slater was first hired by 6News in 2007 as a reporter and anchor. She also spent time as the producer of the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. In 2012, she was Lawrence Habitat for Humanity’s first-ever Communications Coordinator. She returned to 6News in 2013 to lead the news team responsible for bringing Lawrence its local news, weather and sports.

“We are so excited to have Lindsey join The Chamber,” said Chief Operations Officer Bonnie Lowe. “Her vast communications experience will ensure that The Chamber’s message will be shared across all media to keep stakeholders up to date on the great things happening here.”

Mize Houser & Company P.A., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Andrew T. Spikes, CPA has been admitted as shareholder in the firm.


Andrew Spikes

Spikes graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration. His career in the restaurant industry brought him to Mize Houser’s Quick Service Restaurant division originally in 2008 and again in 2012. His experience as a former owner/operator of franchised restaurants provides him with unique insight into the challenges and opportunities restaurant owner/operators face and makes him a valuable resource for their accounting and consulting needs. Andrew also spent time as an auditor for a Big 4 accounting firm. In addition to the time he spends working with his clients on their monthly accounting, Spikes also spends a significant amount of time staying abreast of the changes to the Affordable Care Act and consults with clients to help them stay in compliance with the law.

Spikes is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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