People in Business for Sunday, Sept. 17

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Hunt becomes director of operations for Riekes

Christine Hunt has become director of operations for Riekes Equipment, an Omaha-based business with an office in Grand Island.

Hunt will provide leadership for the parts and service teams across all six Riekes locations and is responsible for the planning and execution of a service strategy that positions Riekes for continued growth.

She has more than 20 years of experience in leading operations, logistics, project management and safety adherence within the supply chain management field. She joins Riekes from Kellogg’s, where she held numerous operations and service roles.

Hunt has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.

NPW members earn national contest awards

Three area women who are members of Nebraska Press Women earned awards in a national communications contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women.

Results were announced Sept. 8 at the NFPW national conference in Birmingham, Ala. All of the entries in the national competition earned first-place awards at the state level before advancing.

Earning honors were:

Terri Hahn of Osceola, Grand Island Independent: First-place award in newspaper page design and second place in headlines and newspaper page or section editing.

Bette Pore of Grand Island, Grand Island Independent: First-place award in infrequent newspaper section editing.

Joni Ransom of Grand Island, Central Community College: Third-place award in news story for magazines or newsletter.

Hardy transfers to Lutz’s Grand Island office

Jared Hardy has joined the staff of the Grand Island office of Lutz, a Nebraska-based accounting and business solutions firm.

Hardy transitioned to the Grand Island office after spending the last 12 years in Lutz’s Omaha office. He will serve as an audit shareholder and will provide accounting, auditing, and consulting services to privately-held companies in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, franchising, and retail.

Hardy has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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