The Korte Co. in Highland has hired Stacey Johnston to its design staff. Johnston will support the Korte architectural team as a design support specialist.
Richard Sedlak of Schmale Insurance Agency Inc., in Belleville has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Illinois Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund. Sedlak has served as a director on the board for the past five years.
Stan Sieron, broker-owner of Stan Sieron and Co., in Belleville, has been given the 2013 Illinois Association of Realtors Political Involvement Award. Sieron was chosen for his outstanding political and legislative service to the Realtors organization.
Attorney Heidi E. Dodd, of Harter, Larson & Dodd, in downtown Belleville, was recognized for her service this past year as president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.