September 25, 2012 7:42PM
Updated: October 27, 2012 6:07AM
Young Professional of the Year named
JOLIET — Jean Kenol has been selected as the 2012 Young Professional of the Year by the Joliet Area Young Professionals organization, which is a division of the Joliet Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Kenol is an attorney with Mahoney Silver & Cross LLC and has been active with JAYP since its inception in May 2003. He will receive his award at the JAYP annual dinner, which beings with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Joliet Country Club, 1009 Spencer Road. The event costs $30 and reservations can be made at
www.jolietchamber.com or 815-727-5371.
County hired mobility manager
JOLIET — Wendie Garlich of Beecher has been hired as Will County’s first mobility manager. The new position is funded through a grant from the Regional Transportation Authority. Garlich previously worked as transportation coordinator in Washington Township for three years overseeing a fleet of paratransit vehicles.
In her new role, she will coordinate paratransit transportation in the county. The county’s mobility management program, overseen by County Executive Larry Walsh, is working to approve intergovernmental agreements with eastern townships so RTA grant funds can begin paying for rides for senior citizens, the disabled and low-income earners.
Man named regional VP
Rufus Stephens of Joliet was named regional vice president-Midwest for Preferred Meal Systems Inc., a national supplier of school meals. Stephens will be responsible for maintaining customer service in the Midwest as well contributing to the company’s growth in the region. Stephens has been actively involved in the food service industry for more than 30 years. He earned a bachelor of science degree at Savannah State University.
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