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Tobias appointed to post at Quantum

Quantum Health has announced the appointment of Elliott R. Tobias as vice president of human resources.

The New Albany resident previously served as executive vice president of human resources for Express Inc. He has nearly 30 years of human resources experience.

In his new position, Tobias will be responsible for developing and executing strategies for talent acquisition and retention, leadership development, performance management and cultural support.


Wyant named Teacher of the Year

Tina Wyant, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at New Albany Middle School, has been named a 2013 Teacher of the Year by

She will be presented with the David and Annette Jorgenson Award for Excellence at a ceremony in Chicago. is a not-for-profit organization that provides teachers with free educational video and daily current event discussion topics. To be an Teacher of the Year, a teacher must explain how they effectively and creatively use these tools to teach students about the characteristics and benefits of a free society.

Wyant, who has taught at NAMS for 11 years, used "Win Win: A Trading Game," for her winning entry. The hands-on trading activity encouraged her students to compare the benefits and challenges of free trade versus restricted trade.


Tunney selected as company chairman

The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America has announced the selection of Greg Tunney, president, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Pickerington-based RG Barry Brands, as its new chairman.

Tunney is a resident of New Albany.