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    Lumina Report Targets Credential Quality Assurance

    Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation has released a report focusing on the quality of postsecondary credentials. The report, Unlocking the Nation's Potential: A Model to Advance Quality and Equity in Education Beyond High School, is the result of a year of research by the foundation's Quality Credentials Task Force. Debra Humphreys, vice president of strategic engagement for Lumina and co-chair of the task force, says the group aimed to find clarity on what quality really looks...

  • Mearns was named Ball State's president in 2017.

    Ball State President Bullish on Growth Potential

    The president of Ball State University says he is optimistic about the growth trajectory for the school and the Muncie community at large. Ball State recently set a new record for total enrollment with more than 22,000 students, including its largest-ever freshman class. The university is also continuing with several major capital projects, including the more than $87 million Foundational Sciences building, which broke ground earlier this month. In an interview in Studio (i) with...

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    Merchants Bancorp to Celebrate New HQ

    Carmel-based Merchants Bancorp (Nasdaq: MBIN) is celebrating Friday the grand opening of its new headquarters. The company says the HQ represents its commitment to long-term and sustainable growth. 

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    Valpo Approves Plan to Level Mansion, Build New Homes

    The property where an aged, Victorian-era, mansion in Valparaiso currently stands will become the site of 15 new homes, described as “upscale.” The Valparaiso Board of Zoning Appeals approved the variances needed for Downtown Valparaiso Partners LLC to proceed with the project, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana. 

  • Duke Energy has four coal-fired facilities, including one in Edwardsport.

    Duke Energy Targets Net-Zero Emissions

    A utility company with a major presence in Indiana is making more moves toward clean energy. North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) this week updated its climate strategy, saying it now has a goal of hitting net-zero carbon emissions from electric generation by 2050.

  • The Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington is the highest-ranked program in Indiana. (Provided Photo/Indiana University)

    Three Indiana Business Colleges Score High Marks

    If your high school student or still “undecided” college student is considering a degree in business, the state of Indiana seems to be a good place to be, and without having to pay out-of-state tuition. Forbes magazine has released its annual listing of The Best Business Schools, specifically those with full-time, residential, M.B.A programs.  

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    Trent Miles To Lead Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club

    The Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors has named Trent Miles the organization’s chief executive officer. Miles was previously a football coach at the collegiate and professional levels.    Miles will manage daily operations of the club and launch strategic initiatives to expand programming, community partnerships and fundraising.    Most recently he was as an assistant offensive coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and was a part of the Super Bow...
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    2019 ATHENA Award Nominees Named

    Nominations are in for the 21st Annual ATHENA Awards hosted by Women in Business Unlimited in Muncie. Recipients will be announced at the ATHENA Awards Luncheon in November. 

  • BSU Center for Civic Design Opens

    Ball State University’s Center for Civic Design has begun operating from its new location at the former Angie’s List campus. The center offers design, planning and visioning support to neighborhoods, community organizations, and civic leaders statewide.

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    Indy Receives $345K for Remediation

    The former home of Colonial Bakery in Indianapolis is set to be remediated to residential standards and marketed for redevelopment. The city and Renew Indianapolis have been awarded a $345,000 Revolving Loan Fund subgrant through the Indiana Finance Authority to address contamination concerns within the historic property.

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    Reid Health to Move, Expand Radiology in Connersville

    Richmond-based Reid Health will next month begin moving the majority of its radiology services in Connersville. The health system says the move will allow it to expand the amount of offerings it provides to patients.

  • Tech

    • Greenhouse to Grow at Electric Works

      A Purdue University graduate is planning to bring his urban farming concept to the $440 million Electric Works development in downtown Fort Wayne. Georgia-based Sweetwater Urban Farms, founded by northeast Indiana native Clint Crowe, will open a greenhouse in the mixed-use innovation district's food hall.

    • Socio received the Top-Rated Overall Culture award. (Provided Photo/Socio)

      Inaugural Tech Culture Award Winners Unveiled

      Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has unveiled the winners of the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards. Eleven Hoosier tech companies received the honors based on survey rankings from the 2019 Tech Census, which focused specifically on tech cultures. Nearly 270 tech companies were nominated and the winners were selected from a group of 50 finalists. More than 1,300 individuals responded to the survey, which allowed employees to rate their companies and employers on...

    • WiFi Upgrade Coming to Lucas Oil Stadium

      Colts fans will soon have upgraded WiFi capabilities at Lucas Oil Stadium following the installation of a new system in the stadium. The new "WiFi 6" system is built for dense environments and is expected to boost capacity by 300 percent. The installation is the first of its kind in the sports industry and will be activated in two stages. The new system will be active on stadium levels 100 through 500 for Sunday's home opener against the Falcons. 

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  • Education

    • BSU Center for Civic Design Opens

      Ball State University’s Center for Civic Design has begun operating from its new location at the former Angie’s List campus. The center offers design, planning and visioning support to neighborhoods, community organizations, and civic leaders statewide.

    • (Provided Photo/Lumina Foundation)

      Lumina Report Targets Credential Quality Assurance

      Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation has released a report focusing on the quality of postsecondary credentials. The report, Unlocking the Nation's Potential: A Model to Advance Quality and Equity in Education Beyond High School, is the result of a year of research by the foundation's Quality Credentials Task Force. Debra Humphreys, vice president of strategic engagement for Lumina and co-chair of the task force, says the group aimed to find clarity on what quality really looks...

    • Allison and Stanley Chen provided the lead gift for the campaign. (Provided Photo/ISI)

      International School Launches Capital Campaign

      The International School of Indiana has publicly launched a capital campaign to establish a unified campus in Indianapolis. As part of the ONE ISI campaign, the school is looking to raise $6.5 million to build a new school building for pre-elementary and elementary students at the site of its middle and high schools. The public launch follows a 10-month silent phase of the campaign, during which ISI raised $5 million from more than two dozen donors. Currently, ISI's operations are...

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  • Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics

    • The Honda Greensburg plant opened in 2008.

      Honda to Invest $4M, Add Jobs at Greensburg Plant

      The American Honda Motor Co. continues to invest in its Greensburg, Indiana plant as it has announced the factory will be producing the company’s first electrified sport utility vehicle in the U.S. The company says it will invest more than $4 million and add 34 new jobs in the plant to support production of the CR-V Hybrid.  

    • Indiana's medical device industry is widely known as one of the strongest in the world.

      Zimmer Biomet Device Receives FDA Clearance

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded clearance to Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) for a meniscal repair device. The medical device manufacturer says the device, known as JuggerStitch, will be available in the U.S. market.

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      River Ridge Donates Land to Charlestown

      Final approval has been given by the River Ridge Development Authority for the transfer of 106 acres at the River Ridge Commerce Center to the city of Charlestown. The southeast Indiana development authority had been working with Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall and a consultant to survey the acreage and define boundaries. 

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  • Life Sciences

    • Indiana's medical device industry is widely known as one of the strongest in the world.

      Zimmer Biomet Device Receives FDA Clearance

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded clearance to Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) for a meniscal repair device. The medical device manufacturer says the device, known as JuggerStitch, will be available in the U.S. market.

    • Indy Biotech Firm Wants to Change Rx Delivery

      Indianapolis-based Toralgen Inc. says it has raised nearly $2 million in seed funding for what the company calls its transformative drug delivery tool. The biotechnology firm is attempting to commercialize a nanopill system, a microscopic-sized dose of medication, for diabetes control and other diseases.

    • IU Ventures Invests $500K in Medical Biotech Firm

      Carmel-based MBX Biosciences Inc. has received a $500,000 investment from the Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund. The medical biotech firm, whose founders include high-profile inventor Dr. Richard DiMarchi, has developed therapeutics to treat endocrine diseases.

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  • Health

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      Reid Health to Move, Expand Radiology in Connersville

      Richmond-based Reid Health will next month begin moving the majority of its radiology services in Connersville. The health system says the move will allow it to expand the amount of offerings it provides to patients.

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      Veterans Clinic Breaks Ground in Brownsburg

      Veterans on metropolitan Indianapolis’ west side will soon have better access to health care. Veteran Health Indiana broke ground Wednesday morning on a new clinic on Pitt Road near East Hendricks County Road 600 North.

    • Indiana's medical device industry is widely known as one of the strongest in the world.

      Zimmer Biomet Device Receives FDA Clearance

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded clearance to Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) for a meniscal repair device. The medical device manufacturer says the device, known as JuggerStitch, will be available in the U.S. market.

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Most Indiana corn is still green, but harvest has officially begun downstate.

      Indiana Crops Struggle in Homestretch as Harvest Begins

      With 2019 grain crops heading into the homestretch of the growing season, it appears most Indiana farmers won’t be harvesting bin-busting crops of corn and soybeans. New federal data shows it could be the worst crop in terms of yield since the drought year of 2012. 

    • Tracking Ag Assets in Kosciusko County

      The Warsaw-based Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. has announced a project to better understand the agricultural sector in the county and showcase its impact on the economy.  KEDCo., Purdue Extension and the community foundation are helping to launch an asset mapping project. 

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      Purdue Startup Receives $1M for Orange Corn Research

      A Purdue University-affiliated startup company that developed what it calls “better corn” was recently awarded a series of grants totaling more than $1 million. NutraMaize LLC has developed and is attempting to broadly commercialize orange-colored corn which contains higher levels of carotenoids. 

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  • Darlene Sadlier

    IU Prof Elected to Brazilian Academy

    Indiana University Professor Emerita of Spanish and Portuguese Darlene Sadlier has been elected to the Brazilian Academy of Letters as a socia-correspondente. She is the only U.S. citizen and woman currently holding this lifetime position. Before her retirement, Sadlier spent 36 years serving at IU, 30 of which she worked as the director of the Portuguese program. She recently published a book titled "The Lilly Library from A to Z."
  • Holly McCollum and Lauren Dickson

    Whitinger Adds Two

    Whitinger & Company in Muncie has hired Holly McCollum (pictured) as senior accountant and Lauren Dickson (pictured) as staff accountants. McCollum most recently served as a certified public accountant at Cardinal CPA Group. Dickson previously served as an intern for the firm and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.
  • Timothy Rushenberg

    Electric Co-Op Names VP

    The Indiana Electric Cooperatives has named Timothy Rushenberg vice president of government relations. He most recently served as vice president of the Indiana Energy Association. Rushenberg has also served with the Indiana Manufacturers Association and the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.  

  • Alexa Deaton and Colby Shank

    Higher Ed Commission Promotes Two

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has promoted Alexa Deaton to associate commissioner and Chief Financial Officer. She previously served as director of accounting. Also, Colby Shank has been promoted to associate commissioner for student financial aid, a new position for the organization. He most recently served as assistant commissioner for financial and student support services.
  • Elizabeth Odle and Shamika Mazyck

    College Mentors Announces Board Members

    College Mentors for Kids in Indianapolis has named Elizabeth Odle (pictured), Shamika Mazyck (pictured) and Karen Seketa to the national board of directors. Odle serves as director of Bridges To Success at United Way of Central Indiana. Mazyck serves at Quarles & Brady’s health & life sciences practice group. Seketa currently serves as vice president of talent at Element Three. 
  • Christopher Dustin

    State Prison Announces Promotion

    The Indiana State Prison has promoted Christopher Dustin to correctional captain. He has previously served as correctional sergeant, correctional lieutenant and supervisor. Dustin has been with the Department of Corrections since 1998. He is also a United States Navy veteran.
  • Dan Taylor

    Veracity Adds Investigator

    Carmel-based Veracity has added Dan Taylor as an investigator. He recently retired from a 20-year law enforcement career with the US Postal Inspection Service. Taylor’s most recent assignment was serving as a supervisory special agent where he supervised teams of federal agents investigating complex fraud schemes, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and workplace violence incidents.  

  • Alan Oyler

    Farmers Bank Promotes Oyler

    The Farmers Bank in Frankfort has promoted Alan Oyler to vice president/senior commercial banking officer. He joined the bank in 2015 as vice president/commercial lender. Oyler received his bachelor of science degree in ag econ from Purdue University.  He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin.   
  • Tricia Borcherding and Carolyn O'Donnell

    CNO Financial Promotes Two

    Carmel-based CNO Financial Group has promoted Tricia Borcherding to vice president of human resources shared services. She has served the company for 18 years and most recently served as vice president, enterprise risk management and vice president, internal audit. Also, Carolyn O'Donnell has been promoted to vice president of organizational development. She previously served as director of human resources program management.
  • Rob Baker and Ryan Chelli

    Foundation Announces Promotions

    The Community Health Network Foundation has promoted Rob Baker to vice president of foundation operations. He most recently served as executive director of finance. Baker joined the organization in 2016 and received his bachelor of arts degree from Purdue University and law degree from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. Also, Ryan Chelli has been promoted to vice president of donor relations.  

  • Governor Eric Holcomb

    Holcomb Honored

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Governor Eric Holcomb the 2019 Birch Bayh-Richard Lugar Government Leader of the Year. The chamber says the governor's Next Level agenda, specifically its focus on the opioid epidemic, led to his selection. Holcomb will be presented with the award later this fall at the chamber's Annual Awards Dinner. 

  • Chase Miller

    BSA Promotes Miller

    BSA LifeStructures in Indianapolis has promoted Chase Miller to director of planning. Prior to that he served as project manager and planner. Miller holds a master of architecture and master of science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and bachelor of science from Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Lyndsey White

    Aspire Hires Director

    Aspire Indiana/Aspire Indiana Health has hired Lyndsey White as director of addictions services. She will oversee the organization's substance use disorder programs in Hamilton, Boone, Madison and Marion counties. White most recently worked as an independent consultant.  

  • Matthew Rueff

    TPMA Adds Director

    Thomas P. Miller & Associates has named Matt Rueff director of economic development and community resiliency.  He most recently served as senior associate and economic development specialist. Rueff holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Grinnell College and a master of public administration from the School of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. 

  • Dan Bortner

    DNR Director to Lead National Group

    The National Association of State Park Directors has elected Dan Bortner president. He serves as director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Bortner assumed that role in 2005 and is the third longest-serving active state park director in the nation. He attended Indiana University, where he graduated with a B.S. in public affairs from the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
  • Lauren Norvell

    Evansville Zoo Hires Curator

    The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden in Evansville has hired Lauren Norvell as conservation education curator. She has over 20 years of experience in environmental education, including 12 years of classroom teaching experience. Norvell holds a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science and a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Purdue University.  
  • Todd Linden

    Park Ten Names Director for Upper Hand

    Park Ten Capital has named Todd Linden managing director to oversee technology investments for both Indianapolis-based Upper Hand and Dallas-based Omnna. Linden previously served as chairman of Paysafe North America.
  • Thomas Keon

    LaPorte Co Symphony Elects Board Member

    The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra has elected Purdue Northwest chancellor Thomas Keon to its board of directors. He also currently serves as a board member for the La Porte County Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the Alliance for Regional Development, One Region, the Northwest Indiana Forum and the Urban League of Northwest Indiana.     
  • Stephanie Quimby

    CM Buck Lighting Adds Associate

    CM Buck & Associates in Indianapolis has added Stephanie Quimby as inside sales and project management associate. She has a background in customer service, relationships and employee experience in both the technology and real estate industries. Quimby also spent nearly 10 years in teaching and educational administration.
  • Ian Kaplan

    Purdue Entomologist Receives Award

    Entomology professor Ian Kaplan has been awarded the 2019 Purdue University Agriculture Research Award. He is considered a world-renowned expert recognized for his contributions to understanding interactions between pests, predators, parasitoids and pollinators. The award includes a $10,000 honorarium in support of Kaplan’s research program.

  • David Traylor

    Interim Director Named for Retail Association

    The Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association has appointed David Traylor as interim director until a permanent replacement for the position can be made. He replaces Laurie Sherck who is stepping down. Traylor is co-owner of the Ole Tin Rooster and the INN Shipshewana.
  • Amy Johns

    Passages Hire Manager

    Passages in Columbia City has hired Amy Johns as development manager. She most recently worked freelance as project manager and digital strategist for Caylor Solutions in Huntington. She has more more than 15 years of marketing and sales experience.   
  • Sibu Janardhanan

    SENTELLIGENCEone Names VP

    SENTELLIGENCEone in Indianapolis has named Sibu Janardhanan executive vice president. He most recently served as an advisor for Conduit Ventures. Prior to that, Janardhanan served as senior vice president of “EVBox,” a global leader in electric vehicle charging stations. He received his BS in biology and philosophy and an MBA in operations and strategy from Union College in Schenectady, New York.
  • Environmental Management Consultants Promotes Director

    Evansville-based environmental engineering firm Environmental Management Consultants has promoted Mark Phillips to Regional Director. Phillips will lead the company's office covering Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. He will manage the day-to-day operations and oversee technical projects. Phillips previously served as a Geologist for M.E. Phillips Consulting and Applied Environmental Technologies. He holds a degree from Southern Illinois University.  

  • NiCole Keith

    NPAPA Elects Regenstrief Scientist VP

    The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance has elected NiCole Keith vice president. She serves as a research scientist with with the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and a professor and associate dean of faculty affairs at the Indiana University School of Health and Human Sciences. 

  • Katherine Moynihan

    IU Ventures Hires VP

    IU Ventures has named Katherine Moynihan associate vice president to attract and provide financial investments for university-related startups and technologies. She previously served as senior technology manager and acting director at the Indiana University innovation and commercialization office.

  • Phillip Downs

    Allen Co. Superintendent Honored

    The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents has named Phillip Downs superintendent of the year for 2020. He has served the southwest Allen County school district in Fort Wayne since 2014. Prior to that, Downs served as assistant superintendent. He earned four degrees from Purdue University-Fort Wayne and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. 

  • Richard and Nicole Crawford

    ISP Husband, Wife Announce Retirements

    The Indiana State Police has announced Master Trooper Richard Crawford and his wife, Lieutenant Nicole Crawford will retire from the department. He has served in the commercial vehicle enforcement division before transferring to the executive protection section, where he served his final 11 years. Lt. Crawford has served in the training division 2015.

  • Brad Boyer and Nick Badgett

    Emplify Names Two VP's

    Emplify in Indianapolis has named Brad Boyer vice president of product and engineering and Nick Badgett VP of marketing. Boyer most recently served as senior vice president for intelligent solutions and innovation at Zotec Partners in Carmel. Badgett has held marketing positions Return Path, Salesforce and ExactTarget.

  • Jeremy Montgomery

    Indiana Electric Cooperatives Honors Montgomery

    Indiana Electric Cooperatives has honored Jeremy Montgomery with the 2019 Tom Taylor Award. He serves as energy advisor at Parke County REMC. The award is presented annually to an Indiana electric cooperative member services employee who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, attitude and commitment to electric cooperative principles.
  • Beth Schultz

    Manchester Hires Nursing Director

    Manchester University has hired Beth Schultz as founding director to start the school's nursing program. She comes to Manchester from the Anderson University School of Nursing in South Carolina.  Schultz has served as a practitioner, administrator and educator. She was most recently undergraduate chair and associate professor of nursing in the Anderson program.

  • Al Larsen

    Community Health Promotes Larsen

    Community Health Network in Indianapolis has promoted Al Larsen to vice president of marketing and communications. He has been serving on an interim basis since December, 2018.  Larsen joined Community in 2015 as director of communications for Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo.  Later that year, he transitioned to media relations specialist and assumed the role of executive director of communications in February, 

  • Shelby Gifford

    RJL Solutions Hires Marketing Manager

    Terre Haute-based RJL Solutions has hired Shelby Gifford as digital marketing manager. She previously worked in various marketing roles at Clabber Girl. Gifford and her brother have also launched an online clothing line company. She studied fashion design and merchandising, marketing and journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

  • Beth Niedermeyer

    Noblesville Schools Superintendent Honored

    Noblesville Schools superintendent Beth Niedermeyer has been named the superintendent of the year for central Indiana by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. She joined Noblesville Schools in 2014 after serving in previous leadership roles with Hamilton Southeastern Schools, the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township and Fort Wayne Community Schools.  
  • Janice Sneider O’Rourke

    Milk Bank Executive Director to Retire

    The Milk Bank in Indianapolis has announced executive director Janice O’Rourke will retire in December after 12 years of service. Before joining The Milk Bank, she served more than 11 years in public service at Arkansas Department of Health and Indiana State Department of Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Bowling Green State University and Master of Public Affairs from IUPUI.
  • Eddy Gilfilen and Mary Welch

    PLAID AGENCY Hires Two

    THE PLAID AGENCY in Indianapolis has hired Eddy Gilfilen as campaign manager and Mary Welch as copywriter. Gilfilen has served in notable roles for High Return Real Estate, VEGA Americas, and Tier1 Performance Solutions. He earned his bachelor of business administration in marketing and information systems from the University of Cincinnati.   

  • Jodi Barton

    Greene Co. Hospital Adds Patient Advocate

    Greene County General Hospital has hired Jodi Barton to serve as a patient advocate. She is also developing a patient family advisory council and is available as a clinical social worker. Barton obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Indiana State University and completed her social work internship with the hospital as an on-site social worker.
  • Kimberly Bredemeier

    Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Promotes Bredemeier

    The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra has promoted Kimberly Bredemeier to executive director. She has served as acting executive director since December of 2018. Prior to that, Bredemeier served as director of operations for 15 seasons. She received her bachelor of science in music management from the University of Evansville.
  • Katherine Mathena

    Children's Museum Appoints CIO

    The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has named Katherine Mathena chief information officer. She most recently oversaw several IT divisions of Indiana University Health. Mathena has more than 35 years of managerial and executive experience in clinical information systems and in acute and ambulatory operations.
  • Matt Skelton

    CCHA Hires Partner

    Church Church Hittle + Antrim in Noblesville has hired Matt Skelton as a partner in the firm’s business practice section. He previously served for nearly a decade as director of economic and community development for the City of Westfield. Skelton received his law degree from Indiana University and also graduated from the economic development institute at the University of Oklahoma. 
  • Andy Miller

    Bose Public Affairs Promotes Miller

    Bose Public Affairs Group has promoted Andy Miller (pictured) to managing principal for governmental affairs and strategic communications. He will succeed Doug Brown effective October 1. Miller joined the firm in 2000 and has focused primarily on state and local government relations. He was promoted to senior vice president of operations in 2014 and named a principal in 2016.  

  • John Thompson

    Chamber Announces Leader of Year

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named John Thompson the state’s 2019 dynamic leader of the year. He owns and operates Thompson Distribution, First Electric Supply, CMID Engineering and BC Countertops.  

  • Dan Gibson

    Centier Announces Promotion

    Merrillville-based Centier Bank has promoted Dan Gibson to talent development manager and assistant vice president within the human resources department. He previously served in learning and development and has been with the bank the past six years.
  • Christine Vujovich and Thomas Tischhauser

    Two Retire From Kimball Board

    Jasper-based Kimball Electronics has announced Christine Vujovich (pictured) and Thomas Tischhauser (pictured) will retire from its board of directors. Vujovich has served since 1994. She is currently retired. Tischhauser has served since 2008. He has been an independent executive consultant in leadership development and a principal with Wynstone Partnersin the greater Chicago area since 2007.  
  • Andy Applewhite

    JCB Names Senior VP

    Jackson County Bank in Seymour has named Andy Applewhite senior vice president, chief mortgage and consumer lending officer. He most recently served as as senior vice president, director of mortgage sales at First Financial Bank.  Applewhite holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business. 
  • Bryan Hunter

    Trine Announces Promotion

    Trine University in Angola has promoted Bryan Hunter to director of digital marketing. He has served as administrator and instructional designer in the school's information technology department since 2018. Hunter holds a master's degree in educational technology and a bachelor's degree in mass media studies from Missouri State University.
  • Amanda Kim

    DePauw Appoints VP

    DePauw University has appointed Amanda Kim as it first vice president for diversity and inclusion. She currently serves as senior advisor to the president for equity, diversity and inclusion and Title IX coordinator at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin. Kim will assume her new duties in October.  

  • Marco Dominguez

    Latino Expo Honors Dominguez

    The Indiana Latino Expo has honored Marco Dominguez as board member emeritus. He was one of the five founding members and served as vice president and then President of the board for three years. Dominguez serves as director of community relations for Financial Center First Credit Union.
  • Brandon Noll and Nicole Satalino

    Regional Partnership Adds Two

    The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has made additions to its business development team by naming Brandon Noll as director and Nicole Satalino as manager. Noll most recently served in a similar role at Reusser Design in Fort Wayne. Satalino previously held a successful sales position with Ash Brokerage.
  • Joseph Maslowski

    Biosynthetic Names Board Member

    Indianapolis-based Biosynthetic Technologies has named Joseph Maslowski to its board of directors. He serves as chief operating and chief financial officer at Roetzel and Andres in Akron, OH. Maslowski has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic business initiatives. He earned his MBA from Baldwin Wallace College and his bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University.
  • Tanya Bell and Bob Leonard

    BSA Honors Bell, Leonard's

    Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America honored Tanya Bell (pictured) and Nancy and Bob Leonard (pictured) at its 35th annual scouting awards dinner. Bell received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award for her contributions and service to disadvantaged youth in Indiana.  

  • Brent Atwood

    ClearObject Names VP

    ClearObect in Fishers has named Brent Atwood vice president of sales. He previously held VP positions with Greenlight Guru and BioStorage Technologies. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College.
  • John Ferguson and Kyle Martin

    Ferguson Advertising Makes Leadership Changes

    Fort Wayne-based Ferguson Advertising has announced an expansion of its partnership and updates to the roles and responsibilities of its executive team. John Ferguson (pictured) has moved into the role of chief executive officer. Kyle Martin (pictured) has been promoted to president and Nancy Wright moves into the new role of chief employee experience officer. In addition, Martin has joined Ferguson and Wright as a partner in the business. 

  • Bill Gildea

    Sharpen Technologies Hires New CEO

    Indianapolis-based Sharpen Technologies has hired Bill Gildea as its new chief executive. Gildea brings 25 years of experience working with tech firms and cloud software companies. He previously served as chief strategy officer for DocuWare and as chief operating officer for Interactive Intelligence. Gildea holds degrees from The College of William & Mary, The Catholic University of America and the University of North Carolina. 

  • Mark Kaplan

    IU School of Medicine Promotes Kaplan

    The Indiana University School of Medicine has promoted Mark Kaplan to chair of the department of microbiology and immunology. He has also been named director of basic science in Brown Center. Kaplan joined the faculty in 1998 as an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology. In 2005, he was named the director of pediatric pulmonary basic research in the department of pediatrics and was promoted to professor in 2008.  

  • Amy Smith

    City of Noblesville Promotes Smith

    The city of Noblesville has promoted Amy Smith to economic development specialist. She has worked for the city for the past three years. Smith is a graduate of Ball State University.
  • Laura McCaffrey and Trent Fox

    IHA Announces Promotion, New Team Member

    The Indiana Hospital Association has promoted Laura McCaffrey (pictured) senior director of government relations and advocacy. She previously served as director of legislative relations.  Also, Trent Fox (pictured) has been hired as senior director of public policy and legislative relations. He most recently served as chief of staff for the Indiana State Department of Health commissioner.
  • Megan Burakiewicz

    NEI Appoints New COO

    Environmental waste management company, NEI, has hired Megan Burakiewicz as its new chief operating officer. Burakiewicz previously founded Twenty Seven Seventeen Consulting and served as senior director of consumer affairs at CSM Sports & Entertainment. She holds a degree from Hanover College. 

  • Benjamim Eduardo and Allison Troutner

    Downtown Indy Hires Two

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    Bose Public Affairs Names VP

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  • Anna Mallon

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  • Chris Carrington

    Franciscan Cloud Architect Honored

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  • Bob Stutz

    New Role For Salesforce Exec

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  • Ryan Heavilin

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    The Indiana Department of Correction has promoted Ryan Heavilin to correctional sergeant at the State Prison in Michigan City. He has served the department since 2001 when he started as a correctional officer at the Westville Correctional Facility. Heavilin earned his Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from Vincennes University.
  • Kristi Savacool

    Springbuk Elects Board Member

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  • Jackie Swihart

    OCRA Names Main Street Program Manager

    The Office of Community and Rural Affairs has named Jackie Swihart as program manager for the Indiana Main Street and Historic Renovation Grant programs. She takes over for Mary Shaw, who recently retired. Swihart most recently served as an intern with the Indiana Humanities and completed her master's in public history.
  • Courtney Simpkiss

    Gibson Announces Promotion

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  • Jana Ledbetter

    MutualBank Adds Mortgage Lender

    Muncie-based MutualBank has hired Jana Ledbetter as a mortgage lender in Michiana and Indiana. She most recently served as assistant vice president of  mortgage lending at SIU Credit based out of Carbondale, Illinois. 
  • Claire Hunter

    Pathway Adds Board Member

    Pathway to Recovery in Indianapolis has added Claire Hunter to its board of directors. She serves as account executive at Bose Public Affairs Group. With nearly a decade of strategic communications experience in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis, Hunter helps clients with crisis communications, social media strategy, public policy and reputation management.  

  • Rachel Dobrzykowski

    LEX 530 Hires Event Director

    LEX 530 Metropolitan Event Center in Elkhart has hired Rachel Dobrzykowski as event director. She most recently served as a recruitment specialist for the South Bend Tribune. Dobrzykowski also has more than 10 years of experience in hospitality and culinary arts. She has a background as a pastry chef and has previously worked in event sales and management.  

  • Steve Schnur

    Duke Realty Promotes Schnur

    Indianapolis-based Duke Realty Corporation has promoted Steve Schnur to executive vice president and chief operating officer. He most recently served as senior regional executive vice president. Schnur has been with company since 2003 when he joined the Chicago office as vice president of leasing. In 2015, he was named executive vice president of the central region.   

  • Joe Thallemer and Clint Lamb

    Aim Elects Officers

    Accelerate Indiana Municipalities has elected Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer (pictured) as president for 2020. Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb (pictured) will serve as 1st vice president and Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers will serve as 2nd vice president.  All three will take office January 1.  Since the 1890s, Aim, formerly the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, has been an advocate for Indiana municipalities.  

  • Trudy Weddle

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  • Kenrda Price

    Price Inducted Into Forty Year Club

    The Farmers Bank in Frankfort has announced Kendra Price has been inducted into the Indiana Bankers Association Forty Year Banker Club. She joined the bank in September 1989. Price has held several different position during her 40 year banking career, serving most recently as commercial banking officer. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan. 
  • Alpha Blackburn and Fred Fehsenfeld, Jr.

    Business Hall of Fame Laureates Announced

    Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has named Alpha Blackburn (pictured), Fred Fehsenfeld, Jr. (pictured), Marianne Glick and James P. Hallett its 2019 Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Laureates. The honorees will be recognized November 21st at the annual awards gala at the Indiana Roof. Blackburn serves as president and chief operating officer of Blackburn Architects.  

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    Hendricks Commercial Properties, the Beloit-based developer of the historic Bottleworks District on Mass Ave, has named Gavin Thomas vice president of development. He previously served as director of development for Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group.

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    Indianapolis-based Upper Hand has added Lauren Brandstatter (pictured) as a training specialist and Trevor Steele (pictured) as mobile developer. Brandstatter previously served as project manager at Community Health Network. Steele is an Eleven Fifty Academy graduate who most recently served as senior web developer at Wabash National Corp.

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    The Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau has promoted Emily Schneider to executive director. She joined the organization in January as marketing coordinator and had been serving as interim executive director since April.

  • Steve Owens

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    Stephen Owens, the Public Defender of Indiana, has announced he will retire in December.  The state Supreme Court appointed him to the position in 2011. Owens came to the state Public Defender’s Office in 1986. He was named the Assistant Chief Deputy of Personnel in 1987. He is a graduate of Illinois College and the University of Dayton.
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    Marian Names Director of Cycling Performance

    Marian University has named John Hoopingarner director of cycling performance. He has been involved in the cycling industry over the past several years, working for Indianapolis-based SRAM and SILCA. The university also announced Dean Peterson, who has led the program full-time since 2006, will remain director of cycling, but is stepping into a new role with the Klipsch Educators College as the program manager for City Connects.  

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    Run Hard, Rest Well in Albion has named Stacey Dumbacher director of programs. She most recently served as program manager for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.
  • Bradley Carter

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    Willow Marketing in Indianapolis has hired Bradley Carter as operations manager. He previously served as client and project manager with Indianapolis-based Element Three. Prior to that, Carter spent six years in nonprofit association marketing management for Alpha Tau Omega.
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    CNO Financial Names Chief Actuary

    Carmel-based CNO Financial has named Karen DeToro chief actuary. She previously served at New York Life where she held executive leadership positions in finance operations, product development, underwriting, strategy, and governance, including serving as vice president and chief actuary of New York Life Direct.   

  • Christopher Njeh

    Franciscan Health Physicist Elected to Association

    The American Association of Physicists in Medicine has elected Franciscan Health chief medical physicist Christopher Njeh to lead the Ohio River chapter. He has served the organization since 2015 and has held similar positions and academic appointments in California, Baltimore and Texas since 1997.   

  • Lauren Peterson

    The Mind Trust Names Senior Director

    The Mind Trust in Indianapolis has hired Lauren Peterson as senior director of community engagement. She most recently served three years as manager of community outreach and engagement with Enroll Indy. Prior to that, Peterson worked in community outreach roles at the GEO Foundation, Education Plus Services and the George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marian University.
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    Music for All in Indianapolis has appointed Robin Clendening as the vice president and chief financial officer. She most recently served as manager of financial operations and system lab services at IU Health. Clendening holds a degree in business and accounting from Indiana University. 
  • Jeff Prince

    IU Prof Appointed to FCC

    Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor Jeff Prince has been appointed chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission. He will begin work on September 3 and will serve for one year before returning to the university.  Prince has served as professor of economics since 2010. 
  • Joe Sandifer

    Huntington Insurance Hires VP

    Huntington Insurance in Indianapolis has hired Joe Sandifer as vice president and senior risk advisor in Central Indiana. He has over 25 years of experience in commercial insurance and last has held a position as a commercial insurance producer with ONI Risk Partners. Sandifer earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University.

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    Warsaw-based Lake City Bank has named Terry Bradley assistant vice president retail banking officer at its Indianapolis Michigan Road office. He has eight years of experience in financial services.
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    SoIN Tourism Announces Promotion

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    The Bee Corp. Adds to Team

    The Bee Corp in Indianapolis has added Adam Ward (pictured) and William Meikle as advisors. Ward serves as an Indiana University physics professor. Meikle serves a USDA research entomologist. Also, the company hired Jordan Gaeta as a software developer. He formerly served as a developer at Amazon.       

  • Tim Crockett

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  • Greg Wyant

    Noblesville Fire Chief to Retire

    Noblesville Fire Chief Greg Wyant has announced he will retire from the department in December. He began his service in 1994 and has served as an administrator since 2004. In his tenure with the department, Wyant has been a firefighter, lieutenant, captain, division chief, assistant chief and fire chief. Prior to that, Wyant served six years in the United States Navy.
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    Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch has named Sara Broadwater (pictured) communications director and Thomas Barclay director of intergovernmental affairs. Broadwater most recently served in Washington D.C. as communications director for U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX) and served as the deputy press secretary for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. 

  • Jason Harrington

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    Muncie-based Ontario Systems has promoted Jason Harrington (pictured) to chief executive officer. He previously served as president. Harrington has been with the company for 22 years and brings 24 years’ experience in finance, marketing, sales, software operations and technical support to his new role. He succeeds company co-founded Ron Fauquher who is retiring after 39 years.
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    Central Indiana Boy Scouts of America and the Crossroads of America Council have named Spencer Brink Workforce Readiness Director. The newly-created position will focus on encouraging Hoosier youth to explore careers in STEM.

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    Manchester University has named Allison Goetcheus as director of civic engagement and Title IX coordinator. Goetcheus was director of the MU Center for Service Opportunities for the last two years, She will direct the student conduct process and will continue to work with the university's service partners in northeast Indiana. 
  • Carly Mixell

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    The Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility has promoted Carly Mixell to lead investigator. She previously served as security threat group coordinator. Mixell graduated from IUPUI with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She began her career at PNJCF as a youth Development specialist in 2016 and was then promoted to correctional sergeant in 2017.  
  • Troy Keith

    DOC Promotes Keith

    The Indiana Department of Correction has promoted Troy Keith to director of parole services. He has been with the department for 21 years, most recently serving as deputy director of operations of parole services. Keith began his career as a correctional officer at Putnamville Correctional Facility.

  • David Wilsdorf

    ONB Names President

    Evansville-based Old National Bank has announced it will establish a presence in the St. Louis market and named David Wilsdorf president. He most recently served as regional vice president for Wells Fargo Commercial Banking also in St. Louis. Wilsdorf earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and his MBA from University of Texas – San Antonio.
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    Indianapolis Attorneys Honored

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  • Morrie Maurer

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    IDVA Names Operations Director

    The Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs has named Michael Thompson operations director. He previously served as state veteran program director at the Department of Workforce Development. Thompson is a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Indiana National Guard, where he has been an ammunition specialist in the 38th Sustainment Brigade at Camp Atterbury.
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    Wabash National Corporation's Board of Directors has appointed Stuart A. Taylor II to the Company’s Board of Directors. Taylor serves as Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Group LLC. His appointment brings the number of board members to eight. Taylor holds degrees from Yale University and Harvard Business School. 
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    Crossroads President & CEO Resigns

    The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce based in Merrillville has announced president and chief executive officer Sue Reed has resigned. She has served in the position for nine years. The chamber serves Crown Point, Merrillville, Winfield and several other areas surrounding Northwest Indiana.

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  • Matthew Brown

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    Governor Eric Holcomb has named Matthew Brown director of the newly formed Office of Administrative Law Proceedings. He has served a variety of roles in the State Personnel Department from 2006 to 2012 and, after a stint in private practice, he returned to the department in 2014. Most recently, Brown has served as the deputy director of operations at SPD.  

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