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    Farmer's Fridge Expands to Indianapolis

    A Chicago-based company is looking to make fresh, healthy food as convenient in Indianapolis as a candy bar. Farmer’s Fridge has expanded to more than a dozen locations in the Indy market with its "smart fridges" the size of vending machines, which feature a variety of freshly-made products such as salads, bowls and snacks. Rachel Rischall, director of communications for Farmer's Fridge, says the food is made fresh every day and shipped to nearly 300 fridges in...

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    Ambrose: Glick Partnership Adds to Community Focus

    The founder and president of Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group says the new partnership involving apartments at the $1.4 billion Waterside development highlights the project's focus on community. The commercial real estate firm announced today that the Gene B. Glick Co. would build and manage apartments on the site. Ambrose Founder and President Aasif Bade says the decision to partner with Glick had a lot to do with the company's track record not only with real estate, but it...

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    The Refinery Events Space Opens in Jeffersonville

    The Refinery Events Space celebrated the opening of its new event space in Jeffersonville this week. The company invested $200,000 into the renovation of the 18,000-square-foot space and says it will be available to host a variety of events, catering to any style. 

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    IU Wins 2019 Citrix Innovation Award

    Indiana University was awarded the 2019 Citrix Innovation Award at Citrix Synergy, a digital work conference running this week in Atlanta. The university was one of three global finalists, but came out on top for its two accessibility tech projects that help students with disabilities. 

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    Goshen Schools Receive Green Ribbon Schools Award

    Goshen Community Schools has received the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Award. Goshen Community Schools join 35 schools nationally who received the 2019 award. 

  • Lilly Debuts Lower-Cost Insulin

    A new, lower-cost insulin option is now available from Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) The authorized generic version of Humalog, Insulin Lispro Injection, has a 50 percent lower list price than its identical medicine. 

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    Whitestown Tops Indiana's Fastest-Growing Communities

    The Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says Whitestown in Boone County is Indiana's fastest-growing place for the eighth consecutive year. The university says the town’s population has nearly tripled from 3,132 in 2010 to 8,627 last year. 

  • Pearl will take the position on May 22

    Bloomington Launches Online Economic Development Tool

    The city of Bloomington has officially launched its new online development tool. The platform will streamline public data for current and prospective business owners and entrepreneurs.

  • DePauw Receives $2M for Student Housing

    DePauw University has received $2 million in gifts. The funding will support the construction of a new first-year residential development. 

  • The company plans to add the new jobs next month.

    Aurora Casket Facility Adding Jobs

    Pittsburgh-based Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions has announced plans to add nearly three dozen jobs at its Dearborn County casket facility. The company says the new jobs come as a new cremation casket product line is being added to the facility in Aurora.

  • Tech

    • Linebarger says the $33 million Columbus investment will initially mean about 75 new jobs.

      Linebarger: Tech, Innovation Fueling Cummins Growth

      Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger frequently refers to the Columbus-based engine maker as a technology company that happens to be in the manufacturing sector, and last week’s announcement of nearly $70 million in projects suggests that mantra will ring true for decades to come. A new $35 million digital and IT hub in Greenwood is a perfect example. It will bring together information technology, digital and engineering talent to focus on ways to...
    • LHP currently employs nearly 200 associates in Columbus and close to 500 worldwide.

      Engineering Company Adding Jobs in Columbus

      Columbus-based LHP Engineering Solutions says it will expand its Bartholomew County operations and add up to 135 jobs by 2023. The company, which provides engineering services for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries, says it will invest more than $1 million to upgrade its Columbus headquarters. LHP currently employs nearly 200 associates in Columbus and close to 500 worldwide. In addition to its Indiana headquarters, the company has operations in California...

    • Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff and Ivanka Trump

      Salesforce Chief: White House Pledge is 'What We Need'

      The chairman and co-chief executive officer of Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) says signing the White House's Pledge to America's Workers is exciting for his company. Marc Benioff signed the pledge at an event this morning at Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, which was also attended by Ivanka Trump, advisor to President Donald Trump. Salesforce officially committed to help train 500,000 workers as part of the pledge, though Benioff said as signed it that the company would...

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  • Education

    • UIndy to Launch the Sease Institute

      The University of Indianapolis has announced a new institute aimed at meeting the growing need to develop regionally-based, high-skill talent. The Gene and Joanne Sease Institute will launch in July with the goal of equipping participants with the ability to learn new skills, advance existing ones and either gain new employment or progress in their chosen field. UIndy President Robert Manuel says the institute creates an opportunity for the university to be address both...

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      University of Evansville Selling Radio Station

      The University of Evansville has agreed to sell its radio station, WUEV. Our partners at WEHT-TV report the sale to WAY-FM, a national nonprofit radio broadcasting network, remains subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission. 

    • USI Names Romain College of Business Dean

      The University of Southern Indiana has named Dr. Catherine Carey as dean of the Romaine College of Business. Carey will succeed Dr. Mohammed Khayum Dr. Catherine (Cathy) Carey has accepted the position of dean of the Romain College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana. The announcement was made Monday, May 20 by Dr. Mohammed Khayum, USI provost, and is effective Monday, July 1. 

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Production is set to move to a pair of other plants.

      Aurora Casket Facility Adding Jobs

      Pittsburgh-based Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions has announced plans to add nearly three dozen jobs at its Dearborn County casket facility. The company says the new jobs come as a new cremation casket product line is being added to the facility in Aurora.

    • NIBCO is headquartered in Elkhart. (photo courtesy of NIBCO)

      Companies Detail Closures, Layoffs

      Four companies have announced plans to lay off a total of nearly 300 employees. In separate notices filed with the state, the companies say the moves will affect workers in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Charlestown and Peru.

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      Council Approves Seymour Projects

      Two companies in Seymour are planning expansion projects. The Seymour Tribune reports the city council has approved tax abatements for more than $47 million in investments from Aisin USA Manufacturing Inc. and The Andersons Inc.

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  • Life Sciences

    • BASi Swings to Quarterly Loss

      West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) is reporting a fiscal second quarter net loss of $569,000, compared to net income of $66,000 during the same period last year. Despite the drop, the pharmaceutical development company saw a 60 percent increase in revenue for the quarter.

    • Covance also has a location in Evansville. (image courtesy of Covance Inc.)

      Covance Plans to Grow Indy Operation

      A subsidiary of New Jersey-based Covance Inc. is looking to grow its Indianapolis footprint. Covance Central Laboratory Services Inc. plans to invest nearly $17.5 million to expand its operations on the city's west side and add more than 200 jobs.  According to documents filed with the city, the drug development and global contract research company is looking to renovate 20,000-square-feet of existing space into a state-of-the-art trial testing laboratory and construct an...

    • FDA Approves Lilly Liver Cancer Drug

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given another approval for a drug from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY). The approval for Cyramza is for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.

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  • Health

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      Farmer's Fridge Expands to Indianapolis

      A Chicago-based company is looking to make fresh, healthy food as convenient in Indianapolis as a candy bar. Farmer’s Fridge has expanded to more than a dozen locations in the Indy market with its "smart fridges" the size of vending machines, which feature a variety of freshly-made products such as salads, bowls and snacks. Rachel Rischall, director of communications for Farmer's Fridge, says the food is made fresh every day and shipped to nearly 300 fridges in...

    • Mike Thibideau is the director of Indiana Workforce Recovery.

      State Unveils Employer Guidelines For Drug Assistance

      Indiana Workforce Recovery has unveiled new guidelines for employers dealing with employees with substance abuse issues. The initiative, a partnership between the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Wellness Council of Indiana, aims to help employers meet the requirements of Indiana's substance abuse treatment law passed last year. Mike Thibideau, director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, says many businesses do not have a plan to help employees receive assistance for drug or alcohol...

    • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

      Attorney General to Detail Opioid Suit

      Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will Tuesday be joined by members of his Complex Litigation Team to announce a new lawsuit. Few details are available, however Hill's office says the lawsuit is related to opioids.

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  • Ag INnovation

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      Council Approves Seymour Projects

      Two companies in Seymour are planning expansion projects. The Seymour Tribune reports the city council has approved tax abatements for more than $47 million in investments from Aisin USA Manufacturing Inc. and The Andersons Inc.

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      NextGen Expo, agBOT Challenge to Begin

      The Purdue University College of Agriculture and Gerrish Farms in Rockville will Thursday kick off a three-day event to showcase high-tech innovations in agriculture. The NextGen Expo and agBOT Challenge 2019 will both take place at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education on the West Lafayette campus.

    • Bill Blomquist is a professor of political science at IUPUI (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

      Professor: USDA Selection Would Bring Benefits to Indiana

      A professor of political science at IUPUI says Indiana would be a great landing spot for two agencies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The department has named Indiana one of three finalists to serve as the home for its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Bill Blomquist says having the agencies located in Indiana would raise the level and the quality of research and education in agriculture in the state, in addition to economic and ...

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  • Plymouth Firm Changes Name, Promotes Kuhn

    Plymouth accounting and financial services firm CarterDillonUmbaugh has changed its name and promoted Justin Kuhn from a junior to senior partner. The firm is now called KuhnDillonUmbaugh. Kuhn has been with the firm for over five years.

  • Brigadier General Retires

    The Indiana National Guard this month celebrated the retirement of Brigadier General Ronald Westfall in Indianapolis. Westfall retired after 40 years in the military, the majority of which was spent in Indiana. During his career, Westfall earned several decorations and awards, including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Order of Saint Maurice.

  • Southwest Indiana AHEC Nurse Earns Award

    The Emergency Nurses Association has named Jane Friona the winner of the 2019 Behind the Scenes Award. She is executive director at Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center. 

  • RQAW Adds Two

    Fishers-based RQAW Corporation has hired Jeff Weber as a senior designer and Joe Bachman as a construction inspector. Weber has served in various roles in other firms, including with Euronique where he worked as an engineering department manager and a CAD technician. He will work out of the firm’s La Porte construction inspection department. 

  • Kinetrex Adds Manager

    Kinetrex Energy has named Albert Bartee business development manager. He most recently served at The Schneider Corporation as a business development manager. Bartee has his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan and bachelor’s degree from University of Indianapolis.

  • Protective Insurance Names CEO

    Carmel-based Protective Insurance Corporation (NASDAQ: PTVCA) (NASDAQ: PTVCB) has named Jeremy D. Johnson  chief executive officer. Johnson previously served as CEO and president of Lexington Insurance Company, AIG’s excess and surplus lines unit. Johnson was also a broker for Sedgwick Inc. and Marsh Inc.  

  • Wind Energy Board Elects IEA CEO

    The American Wind Energy Association’s Board of Directors has added Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Chief Executive Officer JP Roehm. He will serve a three-year term on a board that guides the national trade association for the U.S. wind energy industry.  

  • DriverReach Grows Staff

    DriverReach has added Mark Carlson as director of sales and promoted Jacqueline Cooley Martinez to director of HR and talent. Carlson most recently served at First Advantage. Martinez most recently served as HR and talent acquisition manager. DriverReach is an Indianapolis-based mobile-enhanced recruiting management system for hiring CDL drivers.
  • KSMC Promotes Two

    KSM Consulting has promoted Natalie Litera to chief operating officer and John Roach to chief revenue officer and executive vice president of data analytics. Litera re-joined the company in 2017 after serving as Service Sanitation’s director of operations for almost four years. Roach joined KSMC in 2011 after serving in technical and program leadership roles at Rolls-Royce.    
  • FlashPoint Leadership Consulting Adds Account Manager

    FlashPoint Leadership Consulting has added Dan Willms as consultant /account manager. Willms was formerly project manager for Tyco International and created his own positive psychology program. He holds a degree from Edison State College. 

  • CICF Adds To Team

    Central Indiana Community Foundation has appointed LaTasha Sturdivant (pictured) and Guadalupe Pimentel Solano to join its community leadership and effective philanthropy team. She most recently served as director of community initiatives for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.  

  • Eckhard Groll

    Purdue University Names Head of Mechanical Engineering

    The Purdue College of Engineering has named Eckhard Groll as the William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering. Groll currently serves as associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education for the College of Engineering. He came to Purdue as an assistant professor in 1994 and became a full professor in 2005. He holds degrees from Ruhr-University of Bochum and University of Hanover, Germany. 
  • Blake Rodgers

    Viral Launch Hires Senior VP

    Indianapolis-based Viral Launch has hired Blake Rodgers as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing. Rodgers will lead the marketing strategy, branding and lead generation. He has over 20 years experience in brand development, integrated marketing management  and product management, including as Senior Vice President at SiteLock. He holds degrees from Indiana University and Franklin University. 

  • Hoosier Women Forward Appoints Executive Director

    Amy Levander has been named executive director of Hoosier Women Forward. She is executive director of governmental affairs and chair of Krieg DeVault’s governmental affairs and public advocacy practice. Formed in January 2018, Hoosier Women Forward is a political and civic leadership training program designed to empower Democratic women to become more active participants in politics and leaders in their communities.
  • FCC Advisory Committee Member Named

    Indiana Director of Broadband Opportunities Scott Rudd has been appointed to the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, which is under the umbrella of the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made the appointment.  

  • Visit Fort Wayne Adds Staff Member

    Visit Fort Wayne has named Auvis Cole director of sales. He most recently served as director of sales and services at the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau. Cole is also the managing director of Destination Prime, a consulting firm that conducts various market analysis in the tourism industry.

  • Trina Marlatt

    Administrator Named at St. Vincent Williamsport

    Trina Marlatt has been named Administrator for St. Vincent Williamsport. Marlatt will be responsible for the overall operations and the strategic direction of the hospital. She previously served as Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patient care. She joined St. Vincent in 1991 and has served in various positions, including daily operations. Marlatt holds degrees from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing, Lakeview College of Nursing and Indiana Wesleyan University. 

  • KSM Adds Director

    KSM Location Advisors has named Brian Szymanski director of national projects. He has spent over 10 years with Grant Thornton’s national credits and incentives practice. Szymanski received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

  • Catherine Carey

    USI Names Carey Romain College of Business Dean

    The University of Southern Indiana has named Dr. Catherine Carey as dean of the Romain College of Business. Carey has served as interim dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University since July 2018. She joined the WKU faculty in 1992 and has served in several positions, including Department of Economics Chair. Carey holds a bachelors, master's and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. 

  • Veracity IIR Adds Two

    Carmel-based Veracity IIR has hired Jeremy Bell and Collin Knolhoff as senior investigators. Bell joins Veracity from the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom where he was a critical member of the intelligence and operational organization. Knolhoff is a junior at Purdue University, pursuing his B.S. in Industrial Management, concentrating in data analytics and international business.  
  • IAHHC Appoints Board Member

    Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care has appointed Gin Yonkman to its board of directors. She is human resources director of a family of businesses that serves nine northeast Indiana counties: Home Nursing Services, Angel Corps, Dorian Maples & Associates, and First Call Medic.

  • Kerauno Hires CMO

    Kerauno has named David Low chief marketing officer. He most recently co-founded and served as CEO of New York-based CampaignWell. In addition to naming Low CMO, Kerauno has also boosted its sales team, adding nearly a dozen regional sales directors, channel managers and other positions in strategic locations around the U.S.
  • United Way Hires Marketing VP

    United Way of Central Indiana has named Peter Hanscom vice president of marketing. He is currently president of Left Done Right Consulting and previously served as campaign manager for U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly. Hanscom will work to expand and strengthen the United Way presence in Marion, Morgan, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks and Hancock counties.
  • KB Search Team Adds Manager

    Fort Wayne-based KB Search Team has named Neily Horan executive sales manager. She previously served at Aerotek in Louisville as commercial account manager. Horan will be selling nationally for KB Search Team.

  • SENTELLIGENCEone Expands Team

    Indianapolis-based SENTELLIGENCEone has hired Joe Huehnerhoff as director of hardware & internet of things and Jay Booth as director of software & artificial intelligence. Huerhnerhoff has an extensive background in systems engineering and previously served at Polychromix. Booth also most recently served at Polychromix. Both men will work out SENTELLIGENCEone's Boston location.

  • BitLoft Hires Two

    Indianapolis-based technology developer BitLoft has added Ryan Bonnell as executive vice president of strategy and Tim Hovious as account executive. Bonnell most recently served as vice president of sales at Motor Transport Underwriters. Hovious recently worked at Level Up Development as a sales and business development representative.      
  • Lumina CEO Named to Board

    The Council on Foundations has named Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis chair of the board of directors. He previously served as board vice chair for two years. Since 2008, Merisotis has led Indianapolis-based Lumina, an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.

  • Governor Announces OMB Director Change

    Governor Eric Holcomb has named Cris Johnston Office of management and budget director. He previously served eight years for then Gov. Mitch Daniels as the executive director of the Office of Management and Budget’s division of government efficiency and later, as deputy chief of staff. Johnston will take over for Micah Vincent who is leaving the administration.
  • Gina Beaven

    Hogsett Appoints Director of Citizens' Police Complaint Office

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed Gina Beaven to be the new director of the Citizens' Police Complaint Office. Beaven most recently served as a member of the legal team in the Office of Corporation Counsel. She will oversee the CPCO, which provides citizens a way to report improper conduct or violations by sworn IMPD Officers. Beaven holds degrees from Howard University and Graduate School U.S.A.

  • Danielle McDowell

    Kenzie Academy Names New General Manager

    Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has named Danielle McDowell general manager, effective immediately. McDowell previously was the executive director of The Speak Easy in downtown Indianapolis. McDowell is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She is an entrepreneur and former co-founder of Loxa Beauty, acquired by Sally Beauty Holdings in 2013.  

  • Notre Dame Board Elects Two Fellows

    Notre Dame’s Board of Fellows has elected Shayla Keough Rumely and Sara Martinez Tucker (pictured) fellows. Rumely has been a board member since 2002 and has practiced law for seven years. She also served as publisher of the Fulton County Daily Report. Tucker is a former U.S. under secretary of education, the nation’s top higher education official.  

  • ISO Welcomes Steve Hackman

    The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has added conductor/arranger Steve Hackman as creative director of the Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony series for the 2019-20 season. He has held positions as creative director of FUSE at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, music director of the ‘Mash-Up’ series at the Colorado Music Festival and is founder/creative director of his music brand Stereo Hideout. 

  • IPL Names CEO

    Indianapolis Power & Light Co. has announced Vincent Parisi will become the utility’s next president and chief executive officer. Parisi, who currently serves as vice president of Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc., will begin his new role in June. Virginia-based AES Corp. (NYSE: AES), the parent of IPL, appointed Parisi its president of U.S. Utilities, which includes leading IPL as well as The Dayton Power and Light Co. in Ohio.  

  • Indiana DCS Hires Assistant General Counsel

    The Indiana Department of Child Services has named Kimberly Spindler as assistant general counsel for the central region. She most recently served as a family court mediator for the Marion County Superior Court. Spindler has 16 years of experience in the legal profession.  

  • FaegreBD Adds McCrory

    Faegre Baker Daniels has hired Jill McCrory. McCrory as a health and life sciences attorney to work in the firm’s Indianapolis office. She has served as a litigation partner in a firm setting, an in-house legal advisor at Eli Lilly and Company and an associate director at Navigant Consulting’s global life sciences regulatory and compliance practice. 

  • Accuride Appoints President and CEO

    Evansville-based Accuride Corp. has named Robin Kendrick president and chief executive officer.  Previously the president and general manager of BorgWarner’s Turbo Systems Business, Kendrick will step into his new role in June. An Accuride Board of Directors member since March 2018, Kendrick will continue to serve as a member of the board as part of his new role. 

  • ICPYAS Honors Frazier

    The Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide has honored Kassie Frazier with the 2019 Chaucie’s Champion Award. She is the executive director of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit created in 2010 to serve the children of Boone and Montgomery counties. 

  • International Center Makes Staff Changes

    The International Center has hired Leslie Erlenbaugh (pictured) as international visitors program manager. She most recently served as the organization's academic advisor. The Center also added Carola Thomas (pictured) and Rosa Agatino as relocation specialists. Thomas has experience as a realtor and property manager. Agatino most recently worked with the International School of Indiana.

  • Cultural Trail Hires Manager

    Indianapolis Cultural Trail has named Ethan Hochstein its first horticulture manager. He most recently served as inside sales representative at Monrovia Plants in Dayton, Oregon.
  • BEDC Hires President

    The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation has named Jennifer Pearl president. She most recently served as the director of international programs for the Indy Partnership, the business unit of the Indy Chamber that conducts economic development for the Indianapolis Region.

  • Conrad Names Executive Chef

    Conrad Indianapolis has appointed Sven Hildebrandt as executive chef. He joins the hotel from the Hilton McLean Tyson’s Corner in Virginia, where he served as executive sous chef. Hildebrandt brings over 20 years of culinary experience with luxurious, award-winning hotel properties in Virginia, Arizona and Ireland. He received his culinary arts diploma from Hotel Russischer Hof in Weimar, Germany.

  • Cordell & Cordell Hires Phillips

    Cordell & Cordell has added senior litigation attorney Mary Wisehart Phillips. She previously practiced family law, guardianships, adoptions, probate, estate planning and estate administration. Wisehart Phillips earned her Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law.

  • Hilary Kahn

    IUPUI Names Associate Vice Chancellor

    IUPUI has named Hilary Kahn as associate vice chancellor for international affairs and associate vice president for international affairs at Indiana University effective Sept. 1, subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Kahn will also serve on the faculty in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. She currently serves as assistant dean for international education and global initiatives and as the director of the Center for the Study of Global Change.

  • TCU Elects Board Officers

    South Bend-based Teachers Credit Union has elected Vincent Henderson (pictured) as chair of its board of directors and Thea Kelly (pictured) as vice chair. Henderson is president at Beacon Medical Group in South Bend. Kelly is assistant general counsel at Cummins. TCU also named John Myers secretary. Paul Marsh will continue as treasurer.
  • Allied Payment Network Adds CRO

    Fort Wayne-based Allied Payment Network has hired Jeffrey Harper as chief revenue officer. He most recently served at Ft. Lauderdale-based Velocity Solutions. Harper is a 28-year financial industry veteran.
  • Fort Wayne Hotel Names Manager

    White Lodging has named Kevin Croy to lead the Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Wayne Downtown team as general manager. The 136-room Hampton Inn & Suites is slated to open in July and is currently hiring for more than 20 positions.  Croy was most recently the owner and operator of Fleet Feet Fort Wayne.  

  • Bradley Company Promotes Two

    Bradley Company has promoted Robyn Mabrey (pictured) to managing director, Jim Logan to market leader and Penny Grant to property manager. Mabrey joined the company in 2016 as senior property manager, where she specialized in commercial portfolio property and building management.  

  • NCAA Hires VP of Hearing Operations

    The NCAA has named Naima Stevenson Starks its first-ever vice president of hearing operations. She currently serves as NCAA deputy general counsel and managing director of academic and membership affairs. Stevenson Starks will serve as direct liaison to the NCAA Committees on Infractions and Infractions Appeals Committees in all three divisions and oversee the staffs that support these committees.  

  • Faegre Baker Daniels Adds Staff

    Faegre Baker Daniels has added Gary Rom to its health and FDA practice in the firm's Indianapolis office. He previously served as a legal associate for Eli Lilly and Company, partnering with product brand teams and cross-functional support partners in the development and execution of marketing campaigns.
  • CLA Promotes Greenhoe

    Clifton Larson Allen has promoted Kyla Greenhoe as manager of the nonprofit and higher education teams. She has been with CLA for eight years and previously served at BKD CPAs & Advisors.
  • Stratosphere Quality Promotes Mayfield

    Stratosphere Quality has promoted Andrea Mayfield to general manager, customer support. She has been with the company's customer service team for the past ten years. As general manager, Andrea will direct the customer service, accounts receivable and invoicing departments.
  • Kinetrex Hires CFO

    Kinetrex Energy has named Rob Scheuermann chief financial officer. He most recently served as president and chief financial officer of SoCore Energy, a leading national solar and energy storage provider for retailers, cooperatives, utilities and industrial companies. Scheuermann is a CPA and a graduate of Indiana University.
  • WGU Hires PR Manager

    WGU has added Corey Elliot as public relations manager. He previously served as a sports correspondent for the Associated Press where he covered collegiate and professional sporting events across Indiana. Elliot also worked as a news reporter at the Daily Journal in Franklin, Indiana.

  • Notre Dame Adds Dean

    The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business has named Jim Leady its first associate dean for undergraduate studies. He currently serves as associate professor of finance. In the newly created position, Leady will oversee all aspects of the undergraduate curriculum, including review of existing programs and development of new initiatives that will expand access to business education for all students at Notre Dame.

  • Hyde Park Promotes Two

    Hyde Park Venture Partners has promoted Greg Barnes to partner and Jackie DiMonte to vice president. Barnes has been with the company since 2014, while DiMonte joined in 2016.
  • Jason Konesco

    Perceivant Appoints President

    Perceivant has announced the appointment of Jason Konesco as President. Konesco is the former chief executive officer and co-founder of ClearScholar, and has nearly two decades in higher education. He also has experience in education technology and student engagement. Konesco holds an MBA from Butler University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame. 
  • Bill Popich

    The Farmers Bank Hires Credit Manager

    The Farmers Bank has hired Bill Popich as credit manager. Popich has over 35 years experience in real estate development, bank lending and special assets management. He holds degrees from Ohio State University and Ohio University. 
  • Jenna Alka

    Posey County EDP Hires Executive Director

    The Posey County Economic Development Partnership has hired Jenna Alka as its new Executive Director. Alka comes to Posey County having previously served as the Executive Director for Ancillary Services for St. Vincent Warrick. She served in several positions for St. Vincent, including as manager of employer based services. She holds degrees from Southern Illinois University and the University of Phoenix. 
  • Koorosh Sharghi

    Kimball International Hires VP

    Kimball International, Inc. has appointed Koorosh Sharghi to the newly created position of Vice President, Strategy and Transformation. Sharghi will be responsible for leading the company’s transformational growth strategy and integration efforts. He joins Kimball with more than 14 years experience in business transformation and integration, including at Radio Systems Corporation. Sharghi holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College. 

  • Connie Ralph

    Evansville Goodwill Industries Names President

    Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc. has promoted Connie Ralph to serve as president and chief executive officer. Ralph has worked for the organization for 27 years in various positions. She holds a master's degree from Southern Illinois University and completed the Executive Development Program through Goodwill Industries International. 
  • James Sved

    Indiana State Museum Hires VP

    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has hired James Sved as vice president of historic preservation and operations. Sved was formerly vice president and director of architecture at Archaeometrix, Inc. He will be responsible for preserving the museum's 11 historic sites, as well as the daily operations and long term maintenance. Sved holds a bachelor's degree from Randolph-Macon College and a master's degree from the University of Virginia. 
  • Linda Smith

    IU Professor Named to U.S. National Academy of Sciences

    Indiana University Distinguished Professor Linda Smith has been named a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Smith is a member of the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Science Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the honor recognizes scientists for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Her research focuses on learning in children from birth to age 3. 

  • John Gasstrom

    Gasstrom Named CEO of Indiana Electric Cooperatives

    Indiana Electric Cooperatives has named John Gasstrom chief executive officer. He previously served as director of compliance at Georgia System Operations Corp. Gasstrom has more than 25 years of energy industry experience. He joined GSOC in 2002, where he was responsible for the activities of the compliance department, including bulk electric system reliability and critical infrastructure protection compliance and corporate ethics.

  • Thomas Bear

    Rose-Hulman Names VP

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named Thomas Bear vice president for enrollment management. He will be joining the leadership team at the school July 15. Bear currently serves as senior director for enrollment management at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his move to Notre Dame in 2012, he served as vice president of enrollment services at the University of Evansville for seven years.

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      It is race weekend in Indiana. The 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday and the Snake Pit, an area once known for its rowdiness and Woodstock-like atmosphere, continues its resurgence with a focus on nonstop music and partying. The new iteration of the event, which features some of the top Electronic Dance Music performers, has been embraced by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a way to attract fans and turn them into regular Indy 500 ticket buyers.

    • State Unveils Employer Guidelines For Drug Assistance

      Indiana Workforce Recovery has unveiled new guidelines for employers dealing with employees with substance abuse issues. The initiative, a partnership between the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Wellness Council of Indiana, aims to help employers meet the requirements of Indiana's substance abuse treatment law passed last year. Mike Thibideau, director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, says many businesses do not have a plan to help employees receive assistance for...

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      The Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine will Tuesday host its annual Indiana Health Workforce Summit. The event in downtown Indianapolis aims to bring together a diverse group of people together to discuss complex issues surrounding healthcare workforce. Hannah Maxey, director of the Bowen Center, says discussions will focus on the supply and demand for the workforce, as well as various policy-related issues.

    • Cummins Expansion Plans

      Cummins is growing again and increasing its footprint in Indiana with a huge investment in three locations and adding jobs. CEO Tom Linebarger has details on the growing “Cummins Corridor” along I-65, from its global headquarters in Columbus to Greenwood and Indianapolis.

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      Zylo, which bills itself as an online command center for cloud-based software, is challenging other tech companies to help the community by Pledging 1%. CEO Eric Christopher explains why it’s never too early to start building community involvement into the DNA of your company.

    • 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

      Several bills that passed muster in the 2019 General Assembly could have a big impact on Hoosier business and the ability of the state to attract investment and jobs. Ginovus Executive Managing Director Larry Gigerich shares some insight on key bills and their impact and what key issues will be assigned to Summer Study Committees.

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    • Pacers' Rick Fuson Talks 'Nothing But Knit'

      Pacers Sports & Entertainment and members of the 2021 NBA All-Star Local Organizing Committee board today announced the first event leading up to the 70th NBA All-Star Game that will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on February 14, 2021. The program is called "Nothing but Knit" and calls upon the community to knit or crochet navy blue and gold beanie hats that will be part of the official uniform for volunteers and frontline hospitality...

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      As the South Bend - Elkhart Region celebrates a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., we know that the work to make the best investment with it is really just beginning. The spirit of entrepreneurship has been a vibrant part of our region for decades and the story of our family company could be somewhat of a guidebook for the region as it ventures forward. ITAMCO began as a dream of my uncle Donald Neidig and my father Noble Neidig to have their own business.

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    • The Waterside project aims to transform 100-acres of the former GM Stamping Plant site. (photo courtesy of Ambrose Property Group)

      Ambrose, Glick Partner on Waterside

      Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group has announced a key partnership for the redevelopment of the former GM Stamping Plant in downtown Indianapolis. The commercial real estate firm is teaming up with the Gene B. Glick Co. to build and manage apartments as part of the $1.4 billion mixed-use redevelopment project. Ambrose says the partnership is also part of plans to catalyze "philanthropic and community-centric strategies to strengthen Indianapolis." The firm also...

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