Recent appointments, promotions and new hires.

REA & ASSOCIATES
Kenneth Paumier, staff accountant
Paumier has more than 25 years of accounting experience and specializes in working with small business.

KIMBALL MIDWEST
Chas McCurdy, chief sales officer

Patrick McCurdy III, vice president of sales
Kimball Midwest is a family-owned, national distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products.

COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY
Shannon Burt, director of human resources

BLUE & CO.
Andrew Davidson, intern on the tax team 
Joshua Hohler, intern on the reimbursement team 
Blue & Co., LLC is an independent accounting and advisory firm with more than 450 people in 13 offices across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Texas.

ALLIANCE DATA
Greg Betchkal, chief risk officer
Most recently, Betchkal worked for KeyBank, where he served in various roles including chief compliance officer, chief operational risk officer, and chief enterprise risk officer.

HALITE PARTNERS
Nicci Harrell Hicks, director of wealth services

Kevin Kale, director of business development
Halite, headquartered in Columbus, recently opened a new office in Palm Beach, Florida.