• Regenstrief Institute Hires VP

    The Regenstrief Institute has hired Todd Saxton as its first vice president for business development. Saxton will help create and guide new business models for bringing healthcare innovations to market. He has guided the development of more than 100 strategic analyses of existing companies and more than 50 business plans. Saxton also is currently an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at IU Kelley School of Business. 

  • Bosma Enterprises Hires Chief Strategy Officer

    Bosma Enterprises has added Jay Geshay as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Geshay will be an active participant in making strategic decisions for Bosma Enterprises and the Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation, and will be responsible for developing and executing strategic initiatives for our company. He previously was director of Impact Indiana and was also a Senior Vice President at United Way of Central Indiana. 

  • McCloskey Appointed to IEDC Board

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Fair Oaks Farms co-founder Sue McCloskey to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. "To continue taking Indiana's economy to the next level, we need the experience and perspective of key industry experts like Sue McCloskey. She knows firsthand the challenges and opportunities faced by Hoosier entrepreneurs and agriculture businesses,” said Gov. Holcomb. 

  • Netfor Hires Vice President

    Netfor, Inc., a provider of business-customer and technology-user managed workplace support services, has hired Jason Belt as vice president of business and service development. Belt will focus on the company's brand messaging while opening new sales channels. He works with the executive team in developing new services and helps improve current services. Belt started with Netfor in 2015 as a service improvement and project manager for the service delivery group. 

  • IBRI Chief Steps Down, Takes New Role

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute has announced Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific and Innovation Officer Rainer Fischer has stepped down from both roles. The institute says Fischer, who came to Indianapolis in 2017, will remain as a senior executive for innovation and discovery. In his new role, Fischer will work to attract new partners for sponsored and contract research, as well as new donors.

  • Senate Confirms Tom as Ambassador

    The United States Senate has confirmed Kip Tom as Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome. He is the current chairman of Tom Farms in Leesburg.
  • Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Assistant Vice Presidents

    Methodist Hospitals has named Kim Innes (pictured), Julie Kerns (pictured) and Dena McCormick as assistant vice presidents. Innes has served as the hospital's orthopedic line director, Kerns as director of nursing quality and regulatory compliance.

  • Paula Raters

    Sponsel CPA Group Adds Accountant

    Sponsel CPA Group has added Paula Raters as a Staff Accountant in the Accounting Services department. Raters has 20 years of accounting experience and will perform general bookkeeping, prepare budgets, oversee payroll and manage financial institutions for clients. She holds degrees in accounting and business from Santa Monica College and Marian University.
  • McFarland PR & Public Affairs Names Consultant

    McFarland PR & Public Affairs has promoted Kevin Hannah to associate public relations consultant. He led management of the company’s launch of We Changed the Game, a book about the formation of the Indiana Pacers and life in the American Basketball Association.
  • Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Appoints COO

    Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has named Michael Stoecker chief operating officer. He spent the past 11 years serving in various executive roles for Kenny Construction Company. 

  • Conexus Indiana Names Senior Director

    Conexus Indiana announced Mitch Landess as senior director of Industry 4.0. He joins the organization after 17 years at Rose-Hulman Ventures. 
  • Hendricks Co. Bank and Trust Makes Leadership Changes

    Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company has named John-Paul Biehn (pictured) vice president, Jeni Limeberry (pictured) compliance analyst and Diane Oliver branch manager. Biehn has served in the Hendricks County banking community for seventeen years. Limeberry and Oliver both joined Hendricks County Bank in 2002. 

  • NiSource Names New Board Chair

    MERRILLVILLE - Merrillville-based NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) has named Kevin Kabat chairman of its Board of Directors, subject to his re-election at the 2019 annual stockholders meeting. Kabat currently serves as a board member and vice chairman. Kabat would succeed Richard Thompson following his retirement from the NiSource board at the end of the current term.

  • PactSafe Announces Two Additions to Executive Team

    PactSafe has hired Ashley Walsh as vice president of marketing and Jason Kren as vice president of sales. Walsh was previously vice president of marketing at Formstack. Kren previously served as vice president for Salesforce. 

  • Huntington Bank Adds VP

    Huntington Bank has hired Mark Monaco as vice president and senior private bank client advisor. He most recently served as market development officer with the Trust Company of Illinois. Monaco earned his bachelor's degree from Purdue University.
  • Rowland Design Promotes Rose to President

    Rowland Design has elevated Jill Rose to president. She has operated in many roles since joining the company in 2005 including interior designer, project manager, and business development leader. Rowland Design was founded in 1968.
  • CNO Financial Promotes Bogan

    CNO Financial has elevated Patrick Bogan to vice president, IT strategy and operational excellence. He held various consultant positions and served as chief information officer at both Worley Claims Services and Fuzion Analytics.
  • Centier Bank Promotes Three

    Merrillville-based Centier Bank has promoted Ashely Fedak (pictured) and Beverly Strickland (pictured) as assistant vice presidents. The bank also appointed Megan Cleary as senior compliance auditor and officer. Both Fedak and Strickland have been with Centier since 2003 while Cleary has been there for 20 years.

  • FirstPerson Hires Collins as Advisor

    FirstPerson has added Brandon Collins as an advisor. He most recently worked for a Chicago brokerage. Brandon majored in Finance at Butler University.

  • Greg Pearson

    Pearson Named CEO of Pretzels Inc.

    Bluffton-based Pretzels Inc. has selected Greg Pearson as its next chief executive officer. He most recently served as head of marketing for Florida-based e-commerce pet supplies retailer Chewy.com. Pearson succeeds Chip Mann, who will continue to serve as executive vice president of sales for the snack maker, as well as a member of its board of directors.

  • Adam Norman

    Indiana DCS Hires Deputy Director

    The Indiana Department of Child Services has hired Adam Norman as deputy director of the Child Support Bureau. He previously served five years with the Child Support Bureau, took a two-year hiatus to work in the private sector, then returned last year to the assistant deputy director position.

  • Governor Appoints Kosciusko Co. Judge

    Governor Eric Holcomb announced Christopher Kehler as his appointment to Kosciusko County Superior Court. He has been in private practice in Warsaw since graduating from law school. Kehler has also served as adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin College and his law degree from Valparaiso University.

  • Governor Appoints Wabash Co. Judge

    Governor Eric Holcomb named Benjamin Vanderpool to the Wabash County Superior Court. He has been in private practice in Wabash and Warsaw since graduating law school. Vanderpool succeeds Judge Amy Conner Cornell who passed away earlier this year. Vanderpool earned his Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.

  • Tiffany Sauder Joins Gibson’s Board Of Advisors

    Gibson announced the appointment of Tiffany Sauder to its newly created Board of Advisors. She is founder and president of one of the fastest-growing marketing agencies in the Midwest, Element Three. Sauder started her career as a financial analyst with Eli Lilly.      

  • Roland Shelton

    Old National Bank Promotes Shelton

    Old National Bank has promoted Roland Shelton to senior vice president, business development officer. Shelton joined Old National Bank in June of 2017 and has focused on growth opportunities in the Indianapolis and Terre Haute markets. He has over 20 years experience in leadership and management positions in manufacturing, higher education and sales. Shelton formerly was associate vice president for development at Indiana State University. 

  • Katerina Guljas

    SoIN Tourism Adds Guljas

    SoIN Tourism has hired Katerina Guljas as its Visual Content Manager. Guljas is responsible for developing and implementing visual content in the organization's marketing channels. She comes to SoIN Tourism’s marketing team with a strong background in graphic design and project management. Guljas previously spent four years in the marketing department of Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers & Interior Designers. 

  • Ron Fleming

    Gauge Hires VP of Business Development

    Gauge has announced Ron Fleming has joined the telematics company as vice president of Business Development. Fleming will be responsible for driving Gauge’s revenue, building the sales organization and supporting Gauge’s current clients. He previously was founder and principal of MaxKinetics, LLC, and also as vice president of business development at CEDIA. Fleming holds degrees from Syracuse University and Ramapo College of New Jersey.
  • KSM Consulting Promotes Caswell to CEO

    KSM Consulting has elevated Mark Caswell to CEO. He most recently served as president. Renovus Capital Partners just acquired majority interest in KSM Consulting. The company is a technology, data, and management consulting firm and has grown in size by 500 percent over the last five years.     
  • Jodi Snell

    Hedges Promotes Snell to VP

    Hedges has promoted Jodi Snell to Vice President. She joined Hedges in 2014 as Director of Operations and brings 12 years of leadership experience in addressing effective and sustainable solutions to pressing community issues.  In her new role, Jodi will oversee capacity building services for nonprofit organizations and continue to help manage the company’s growth. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Murray State.

  • Chad Key

    Jackson County Bank Hires CFO

    Jackson County Bank has hired Chad Key as a senior leader and chief financial officer. Key has worked in banking and public accounting throughout his career, most recently as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Salin Bank & Trust. He holds degrees from Indiana University and Barret Graduate School of Banking.
  • Patrick Industries Appoints Three Board Members

    Elkhart-based Patrick Industries has announced the election of Pamela Klyn (pictured), Derrick Mayes and Denis Suggs (pictured) as board members. Patrick is a major manufacturer and distributor of component and building products for the recreational vehicle, marine, manufactured housing and industrial markets.

  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Welcomes Board Members

    Girl Scouts of Central Indiana named its 2019 board of directors. Vandana Kapur (pictured) was appointed chair, Stephanie Smithey (pictured) first vice chair and Monica Brownewill Smith second vice chair. Also, Beth Forman will serves as treasurer and Jo Lynn Garing as secretary.

  • Strada Education Network Elects Three Board Members

    Indianapolis-based Strada has appointed Sureel Choksi (pictured), Wade Dyke (pictured) and Jack Markell as board members. Choksi is president and chief executive officer of Vantage Data Centers, based in Denver. Dyke is chief executive of Great Heart Academies. Markell served as Delaware governor from 2009-17. Strada is an Indianapolis-based national social impact organization dedicated to strengthening the pathways between education and employment.

  • KSM Hires Director For Fort Wayne Office

    Accounting firm KSM announced Zach Sauder has joined the firm as the newest director in its Fort Wayne office. He previously served as chief financial officer for a variety of privately held manufacturing companies. Sauder earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
  • Wiers Promotes Hettich President

    Plymouth-based Wiers has promoted Drew Hettich to president. He has served 14 years at Wiers where he held several different roles including vice president of quality & operations and general manager. Wiers was established in 1964 and specializes in fleet maintenance, truck repair and international truck sales.

  • Michael Shannon

    Dealers Wholesale Hires General Manager

    Dealers Wholesale, distributor of building materials and solutions provider to the construction industry, has named Michael Shannon as Commercial Multi-Family Division General Manager. Shannon will be a member of the senior management team in charge of overseeing purchasing, production, quality control and shipping/receiving. He has previous experience within the professional services and manufacturing industries. 

  • City of Fishers Announces Engineering Director

    The City of Fishers has named Jason Taylor engineering director. He most recently worked as technical Services director position at Indiana Department of Transportation’s Greenfield District. Taylor holds a civil engineering degree from Purdue University.
  • Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company Names Vice President

    Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company has selected Mary Zigler vice president. She joined the bank in 2015 as a commercial loan officer. Zigler is an Indiana State University alumnus. Founded in 1908, Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company has been locally owned and operated for 111 years.
  • Centier Bank Names Officer

    Merrillville-based Centier Bank has appointed Bob Lueder as an officer.  He previously served in the bank's Corporate Centre. Centier is the largest privately owned bank in Indiana.
  • Rick Van Kooten

    IU Bloomington Appoints Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

    Indiana University Bloomington has appointed Rick Van Kooten, IU Bloomington's vice provost for research, as executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences starting July 1. Van Kooten is a physicist and has served as chair of the Department of Physics before becoming vice provost. He joined the IU Bloomington faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics. 

  • David Baldwin

    Envoy Adds Director of Product and Engineering

    Envoy, an Indianapolis construction management and development firm, has hired David Baldwin as Director of Product and Engineering. Baldwin will be responsible for identifying, implementing, and lead engineering, product, and marketing efforts for the company's business lines and those of its sister company, Elevate Office. 

  • Nick Duvall

    TeenWorks Names CEO

    TeenWorks has chosen Nick Duvall as its incoming chief executive officer. Duvall brings more than 11 years of experience in program and campaign management, fundraising and strategic communications to the organization, which empowers teens in Indianapolis and Muncie to achieve excellence in college, career and community. He most recently served Little Red Door Cancer Agency as chief advancement officer overseeing annual fundraising efforts. 

  • Gutwein Law Names Casserly, Shelmon Partners

    Gutwein Law has elected Brian Casserly and Christopher Shelmon as partners. Casserly is a member of the firm’s business law practice area, concentrating on emerging growth companies, venture financing, and mergers & acquisitions. Shelmon is a member of the firm’s real estate law practice area. 
  • arcDESIGN Promotes Four to Associate

    Architecture and interior design firm arcDESIGN announced the promotion of Nate Alderfer, Jenner Lillibridge (pictured), Daniel Potash and Rick Rush (pictured) to associate. Alderfer leads key healthcare projects for the company. Lillibridge also leads healthcare design work for several clients. Potash leads projects and staff arcDesign's higher education sector.

  • Ruth Stone

    Purdue University Fort Wayne Appoints Vice Chancellor

    Purdue University Fort Wayne Chancellor Ronald L. Elsenbaumer has announced the appointment of Ruth Stone as the Vice Chancellor for Development for the university. Stone has over a decade of experience with increasing philanthropic support and engagement for organizations. She most recently was founder and president of her own consulting firm, which helped nonprofit organizations. Stone also served as chief development officer for Turnstone. 

  • Madison Will

    KSM Adds Manager

    KSM has rehired Madison Will as manager of transformation and innovation. Will will identify and help manage the implementation of innovative, future-focused ideas and projects to help support the growth of the firm. She previously served KSM as an accountant in the firm’s business advisory group. 

  • Lev Hires Managing Director of Operations

    Lev, a Salesforce partner, has named Valerie Osinski managing director of operations.  She has spent the last year consulting on initiatives from the integration of companies after acquisition, acting CTO, and lean process improvement at the US Army. Prior to her consulting, Osinsksi was CTO at Project Lead the Way.
  • Christy Pambianchi

    Lumina Foundation Selects Pambianchi for Board of Directors

    Lumina Foundation has chosen Corning, Inc. Executive Vice President Christine M. Pambianchi to serve on its board of directors. Pambianchi joined Corning in 2000 as division human resources manager. She was promoted to her current role in 2018.

  • Dave Ferguson

    Ball State Names Dean of College of Architecture

    Ball State University has named Dave Ferguson as dean of the College of Architecture and Planning. Ferguson has served as interim dean of CAP since July. He has served in academic and administrative roles in the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Center for Media Design, and the College of Architecture and Planning. Ferguson holds a bachelor's degree from Ball State University and his master's from the University of Illinois.  

  • Ken Jansing   Jillynn Heck

    RQAW Corporation Hires Project Managers

    Fishers-based RQAW Corporation has hired Ken Jansing as a project manager in the firm’s bridge and structural department. Jansing will focus on bridge replacement designs for LaPorte and Hendricks counties along with several INDOT bridge rehabilitation projects. He previously served as bridge department manager at Northwest Consultants, Inc. He holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Purdue University. 

  • Casey Collins

    Beyond Monumental Promotes Collins

    Beyond Monumental, the 501(c)3 non-profit responsible for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, has promoted Casey Collins to Director of Operations & Community Outreach. Collins has worked for the organization since 2012, when he began as community outreach coordinator, before being promoted to community outreach manager. 

  • Shanna Hallett

    The Mortgage Company of Southern Indiana Adds Loan Originator

    Jasper-based The Mortgage Company of Southern Indiana has added Shanna Hallett as Mortgage Loan Originator. Hallett previously worked for Wells Fargo Financial as a branch manager, and as an investment banker for Fifth Third Bank. She holds a bachelor's degree from Ball State and her MBA from the University of Indianapolis. 

  • David Wesner

    The Annex Group Hires Associate

    The Annex Group, LLC has added David Wesner as a real estate development associate. Wesner is responsible for assisting in the real estate development process from inception to close by focusing on market research, underwriting, zoning and entitlements. He previously served as a financial analyst and underwriter. Wesner holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and is pursuing a master's degree from the University of Indianapolis. 

  • Gregory Goode

    Goode Rejoins Indiana State University Staff

    Indiana State University has brought back Gregory Goode as executive director of government relations and university communications. Goode left Indiana State in December to become president and chief executive office of a nonprofit organization based in Washington State. He previously worked in government relations for the university, but now has an expanded role in communications as well. He begins his new role on May 1. Goode holds degrees from Indiana State University. 

  • Ben Tesnar

    CNO Financial Promotes Tesnar

    Carmel-based CNO Financial has promoted Ben Tesnar to vice president and chief information security officer. Tesnar has served as senior director, enterprise information security since September 2015.He will now be accountable for security strategy, security operations, and security architecture and implementation for the company. Tesnar previously held IT positions at CNA Insurance and Ernst & Young. 

  • Kim Bolan Cullin

    RATIO Hires Associate Principal

    RATIO has hired Kim Bolan Cullin as Associate Principal/Library Planner. Cullin is an experienced librarian, library evolutionist, planner and designer. She was founder and president of Kimberly Bolan and Associates, and has consulted with hundreds of public, K-12, and university libraries. Cullin will work in the firm's national library design team. She holds degrees from SUNY Geneseo and Syracuse University. 

  • Patriot Engineering and Environmental Announces Promotion

    Patriot Engineering and Environmental has promoted Douglas Zabonick to Indianapolis group manager. He joined the company five years ago as the environmental group manager.  In his new role, Zabonick will oversee the managers of Patriot’s three service areas of environmental, geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing.
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Announces Hires

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis has named Han Jacobs Meadway director of planning and Andrea Hirsch communications manager. Meadway joins JFGI after serving at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Hirsch most recently worked at architecture and design firm Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf.

  • Amanda Parker  Francisco Angulo-Parker

    CHAMP Camp Adds Board Members

    CHAMP Camp, a local non-profit dedicated to providing a traditional summer camp experience for children with tracheostomies and those requiring respiratory assistance, has added a new lead physician and pair of board members ahead of this summer’s “Out of This World” CHAMP Camp 2019. Amanda Parker is re-joining the Board of Directors. She is owner and president of Collective Alternative. Francisco Angulo-Parker is a new lead physician. 

  • Jayco Hires Vice President of Marketing

    Middlebury-based Jayco has appointed Bill Martin as vice president of marketing. He most recently worked in marketing at Grand Design RV. An Indiana native, Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Purdue University. 

  • Kathleen Johnston

    IU Media School Names Director of Journalism Center

    Indiana University has named Kathleen Johnston the founding director of the Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism on the university's Bloomington campus. She is a 30-year veteran of investigative journalism and a Media School visiting professor of practice.

  • Ball State Appoints Dean for Miller College of Business

    Ball State University has tapped Stephen Ferris dean of the Miller College of Business. He is currently dean at the College of Business at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Ferris' appointment at Ball State starts in July.

  • Robert Dion

    Dion Named Igleheart Chair at University of Evansville

    The University of Evansville has announced Robert Dion as the newest holder of the Igleheart Chair in Political Science. The chair is awarded to a faculty member who has demonstrated an understanding of the importance of teaching excellence in the field of political science. The chair is also responsible for promoting student internships and forums of interest to political science majors and the wider community. 

  • Rafael Bahamonde

    IUPUI Appoints Dean of School of Health & Human Sciences

    IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar has announced the appointment of Rafael Bahamonde as founding dean of the School of Health & Human Sciences. Bahamonde will begin on July 1, pending approval by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. He has served as interim dean of the school since it was officially established in July 2018 as a result of the merger of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. 

  • KSM Hires Chief Financial Officer

    KSM has named Kerry Dunn he firm’s chief financial officer, a newly created role. He recently worked at BSA LifeStructures.  Dunn will oversee KSM’s financial systems and processes, including financial reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and budgeting. He earned a degree in accounting from Ball State University.

  • Galen Monroe

    Sponsel CPA Group Adds Staff Accountant

    Sponsel CPA Group has added Galen Monroe as a Staff Accountant in the Tax Services department. Monroe will perform projections, tax research, and preparation of tax returns for individuals, businesses and not-for-profits. He joins the Sponsel team after graduating from Marian University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics.
  • Seth Beckman

    Ball State Appoints Dean for College of Fine Arts

    Ball State University named Seth Beckman dean of the College of Fine Arts. He currently serves as dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. Beckman is a Ball State alumnus.
  • IMCU Makes Management Changes

    Indiana Members Credit Union made management changes at five branches. Susie Box (pictured) has been promoted to branch manager of the Westfield location. She has been with IMCU since 1998. Carolyn Jones (pictured) was named Fishers branch manager. She has been the company for nine years. Summer Baker will serve as branch manager at the West Carmel location. She has more than 20 years of financial experience.

  • Kiwanis International Hires Director of Operations

    Kiwanis International has hired Ginger Fontan as director of operations. Fontan has over 30 years experience in human resources management for the international volunteer service organization headquartered in Indianapolis. She most recently served as regional director of operations for the Center for Vein Restoration in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan. Fontan also served as human resources director for Decatur Vein Clinic. 

  • Ann Taylor

    Wabash College Professor Named ACE Fellow

    The American Council on Education has announced Wabash College professor Ann Taylor has been named one of 39 ACE Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year. Taylor is the Haines Professor of Biochemistry and chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. She is the first biochemist in the Wabash Chemistry Department, and created the courses and curriculum for Wabash's Biochemistry major. 

  • Umberto Tachinardi

    IU Grand Challenge Initiative Names Informatics Officer

    Indiana University Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative has hired Umberto Tachinardi, MD as its chief informatics officer. The initiative is led by Indiana University School of Medicine to transform biomedical research and health care innovations. Tachinardi will also serve as professor of biostatistics and assistant dean for clinical research informatics for IU School of Medicine 

  • Ashley Edlund Katey Atherton

    One Click Ventures Announces Promotions

    E-tailer One Click Ventures has announced the promotion of five team members to new roles. Aaron Moore (not pictured) has been promoted from Fulfillment Manager to Director of Operations. Moore will oversee all operations for One Click, including Fulfillment, Inventory, and Customer Happiness departments. 

  • Kelly Buck

    Town of Speedway Names Director of Communications

    The Town of Speedway has appointed Kelly Buck Director of Communications. Buck will serve as the primary contact for media relations and digital communications. She brings both private enterprise and non-profit experience, in addition to her knowledge of communication, social media, digital media, and strategic planning.

  • Eneida Mendonca

    Regenstrief Institute Adds VP

    Regenstrief Institute has chosen Eneida Mendonca for the newly created position of vice president for research and development. Mendonca will also have an appointment as professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment as a professor of biostatistics. She will be responsible for the institute's biomedical informatics, health services research, aging research and implementation science. 

  • Susan Leveritt

    Kerauno Hires VP of Sales

    Kerauno has hired Susan Leveritt as vice president of sales, responsible for building out a national sales organization. Leveritt has over 25 years experience on sales teams in the technology industry, including 15 years at Mitel. She also worked 5 years at CenturyLink in South Texas and Louisiana. Leveritt is a member of CRN"s Women of the Channel Power 100. She holds a degree from Louisiana State University. 

  • Joel Cooper Luis Sorto

    VOX Global Grows Indianapolis Team

    VOX Global, a strategic communications and public affairs firm, continues to grow its Indianapolis team by adding Joel Cooper as a digital communication specialist and promoting Luis Sorto to account executive. Cooper joins the company as an account executive with the digital practice group. He creates and manages digital advertising campaigns. Cooper previously worked as a content developer for Streetsense in Washington D.C. 

  • Amy Northard

    Northard Recognized by CPA Society

    Creatives CPA Amy Northard has been recognized by the Indiana CPA Society as a 2019 Emerging Leader. Northard is the accountant for Creatives, and specializes in working with small businesses. The awards honor CPA's who have demonstrated excellence in serving the profession, company, community and public interest. She previously worked as a staff accountant for L.M. Henderson Company. Northard holds degrees from Indiana University. 

  • Ashley Turkowski

    Franciscan Health Central Indiana Appoints Legal Counsel

    Franciscan Health Central Indiana has appointed Ashley Turkowski as legal counsel, effective April 1. Turkowski will be responsible for legal and regulatory oversight of three hospitals, provide counsel to leadership and staff and ensure federal and state compliance. She has served on the staff at Franciscan Health Western Indiana and Franciscan Alliance. 

  • Kyra Rimsans

    Flaherty & Collins Properties Adds Corporate Counsel

    Flaherty & Collins Properties has hired Kyra Rimsans as Corporate Counsel. Rimsans joins the company from Barnes & Thornburg LLP where she was a partner. She will work directly with the company's CEO, CFO and development team on real estate and contractual matters. Rimsans was recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate law. She holds a bachelor's degree from Butler University and a JD from Indiana University. 
  • David Plesac

    The Excel Center Names Director

    Goodwill LEADS, Inc. has named David Plesac as Director of The Excel Center in Hammond. Plesac previously was director of adult education at New Vistas High School in Portage. He also served as assistant principal at New Vistas and dean of students at Fegely Middle School. Plesac spent 15 years in the financial industry prior to his career in education. He holds a master's degree in School Administration from Purdue Calumet.  

  • Lindsay Beckman

    SBA Adds Economic Development Specialist

    The U.S. Small Business Administration – Indiana District Office has hired Lindsay Beckman as an economic development specialist. She recently returned from two years of Peace Corps service in Kosovo. Beckman previously served as business development director for the Morgan County Economic Development Corp. and promoting exports for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Ohio Development Services Agency.

  • Lori Shannon

    President Appointed for St. Vincent Heart Center

    Lori Shannon has been appointed to serve as president of the St. Vincent Heart Center. Shannon will be responsible for strategically positioning the hospital and cardiovascular service line in the healthcare industry. She will work with the Board of Directors and Chair to shape the operational direction to meet community needs. Shannon previously worked as Executive Director of Navion Healthcare Solutions before joining St. Vincent Heart Center in 2014. 

  • David Adams

    Krieg Devault Adds Partner

    Krieg DeVault has added David Adams to the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial and Real Estate Lending Practice Groups as a partner. Adams has over 18 years of legal experience and will concentrate his practice on real estate development, including sales, leasing and financing in the firm's Carmel office. He previously served in private practice at Bingham Greenbaum Doll as in-house counsel with Lauth Group.

  • Rob Schmiedel

    Do It Best Makes Promotions

    Fort Wayne-based Do It Best has promoted Sara Loyall (pictured) to retail technology specialist. The company also moved three senior sales and business development leaders into new roles. Rob Schmiedel (pictured) has been named sales operations manager, Greg Fuller national sales manager and John Wade strategic account manager.

  • Director Appointed to Lead Indiana State Climate Office

    The Indiana State Climate Office at Purdue University has named Beth Hall director. She previously served as director of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center, which serves stakeholder climate needs across a nine-state region.

  • Joe Cudby

    Indiana Office of Technology Hires Chief Technology Officer

    The Indiana Office of Technology has added Joe Cudby as chief technology officer. He is originally from England and last worked at Managed Housing in Washington, D.C.

  • Jessica Bullitt

    Collective Alternative Adds to Growing Team

    Indianapolis-based Collective Alternative has added Jessica Bullitt as an account coordinator. She is a recent Purdue University graduate. Collective Alternative, a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm located in Ft. Benjamin Harrison.

  • Alex Pesak

    Well Done Marketing Adds Designer

    Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has added designer Alex Pesak to its team. Pesak will work directly with the creative team and account executives to create visual concepts for print and digital materials that communicate clients’ ideas to consumers. She has served as lead designer and junior developer at Recon Media, and was art director for One14 Design. Pesak holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Indianapolis. 

  • Ross Raifsnider

    Indy Chamber Adds Raifsnider

    The Indy Chamber has hired veteran sales executive Ross Raifsnider to bolster its efforts in membership growth and engagement as the vice president of Membership Sales for the organization. Raifsnider will lead a team dedicated to connecting employers of the Indianapolis Region to the resources they need to be successful through a network of nearly 2,000 member businesses and organizations.

  • Melanie Radcliff-Douglas and Rob Bellucci

    Commonwealth Engineers Names Managers, Promotes Partners

    Indianapolis-based Commonwealth Engineers has hired Melanie Radcliff-Douglas (pictured) as business development manager. Lauren Varga has been named Northwest Indiana business development manager. The company has also promoted three staff members to partner, including Robert Bellucci (pictured), Andrew Robarge and Jeremy Hardy.

  • Lindsay Taylor

    WGU Hires Strategic Partnership Manager

    WGU Indiana has added Lindsay Taylor as strategic partnership manager. She previously worked at The Princeton Review as manager of outreach to promote its private tutoring, test prep and college admissions services. Taylor holds a communications degree from the University of Indianapolis.

  • Dennis Tackitt

    IPS Hires Chief of Transformation

    Indianapolis Public Schools has named Dennis Tackitt chief of transformation. He previously served for 20 years as chief financial officer for Wayne Township Schools in Indianapolis, where he was responsible for finance, facilities, transportation and child nutrition.

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    The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame has promoted K.J. Martijn Cremers to dean. He has served as interim dean since July. Cremers, who is from the Netherlands, is also the Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance.

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    Trine Names Ketner School Dean

    Trine University in Angola has selected Catherine Benson as dean of the Ketner School of Business. Benson, who currently serves as chair of the school and director of golf management at the university, will begin her new role in June. Benson is also an assistant professor at Trine. She succeeds Toby Swick, who has served in the role since 2016 and will transition to chair for the Ketner School in June.

  • Susan Elrod

    IU South Bend Names Chancellor

    Susan Elrod has been named chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. She will step into her new role on July 1. Elrod currently serves as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

  • Edmond Bendaly

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    Family LifeCare in Marion has elevated Edmond Bendaly to chief medical officer. He most recently served as associate medical director. Bendaly is currently practicing at Marion General Hospital Cancer Center in Marion. 

  • Marsha Hufford

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    Frankfort-based The Farmers Bank has promoted Marsha Hufford to branch manager. She has worked for the bank since 2013, serving in various positions including main office teller, vault teller, operations and most recently as teller supervisor at the Kirklin Branch.

  • Amy Hammerle

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    The Boone County Economic Development Corporation has hired Amy Hammerle as workforce and community development manager and Emma Lamb as marketing and administrative assistant. Hammerle most recently served as volunteer engagement coordinator for United Way of Central Indiana. Lamb will graduate in May from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in strategic communication.

  • Moira Carlstedt

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    The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute have named Moira Carlstedt, president of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, as the 2018 recipient of the John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation. Carlstedt received the award at the inaugural Champions of Public Policy event Wednesday.

  • Casey Lane

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    Hulman Motorsports has added veteran sports executive Casey Lane as chief revenue officer. He most recently served as senior vice president of partnership marketing, following a term as vice president of corporate partnerships at Professional Bull Riders LLC.

  • Orion Bell

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    Indianapolis-based CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has announced Chief Executive Officer Orion Bell will resign effective April 12. Bell has accepted the position of president and CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in Cleveland.  Bell's tenure has seen the annual budget double, and he says that serving as CEO of CICOA has been a high point in his career.

  • Paul McDonough and Rocco Tarasi

    CNO Financial Names CFO and CMO

    Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has named Paul McDonough chief financial officer and Rocco Tarasi chief marketing officer. Both will transition into their new roles in April. McDonough succeeds Erik Helding and Tarasi will succeed Gerardo Monroy. The company says both Helding and Monroy are leaving their positions on March 29 to pursue other opportunities.

  • Anthony Tersigni

    Ascension CEO Announces Retirement

    The chief executive officer of Missouri-based Ascension, the parent of St. Vincent Health in Indiana, has announced his retirement. Anthony Tersigni says he will step down at the end of the year after more than 15 years in the role. Tersigni served as chief operating officer of Ascension Health in 2001 before being named president and CEO in 2004.

  • Eric Mehl

    Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Hires Facilities Director

    Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation has named Eric Mehl recreation and facilities director. Mehl has worked with CCPR for nine years and most recently served as the Monon Community Center assistant director. He will be responsible for logistics and operations throughout the park system. He previously served in key roles with the Sea Dragons swim team and helped design the activity pool play structure in The Waterpark. Mehl holds a degree from Ohio State University. 
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  • Centier Bank Makes Two Hires

    Centier Bank has added Glenn Peterson and Tony Hobbs to its staff. Peterson is branch manager and assistant vice president serving out of the bank’s Elkhart North location. He has over 25 years of retail banking experience. Hobbs is a mortgage loan originator at Centier's Zionsville branch. He also has over 25 years of mortgage and banking experience.

  • Brok Lahrman

    Lake City Bank Hires Senior VP

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  • Gerald Shively

    Purdue Promotes Professor Associate Dean

    Purdue University has named long-time professor Gerald Shivley associate dean and director of the College of Agriculture's International Programs in Agriculture. He has been an agricultural economics professor at Purdue for more than two decades. International Programs in Agriculture assists and facilitates international experiences, collaborative relationships, and projects that aid faculty and staff, undergraduate and graduate students and international visitors.

  • Ellen Neiers

    Pivot Hires Public Relations Specialist

    Pivot Marketing has added Ellen Neiers as public relations specialist. She recently worked at Capture Sports Marketing. Neiers was responsible for coordinating the marketing efforts for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. In just three-and-a-half years, Neiers earned her dual degree in Public Relations and English Writing at Marquette University.  She is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

  • Michael Vetter

    Newfields Names Vetter Assistant Curator

    Newfields has named Michael Vetter assistant curator of contemporary art. In his new role, Vetter says he will make and implement a plan for reinstalling the permanent collection for The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s contemporary art program.    Vetter will also be responsible for outdoor sculpture commissions in The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. 

  • Ray LaHood

    Former Congressman to Chair NiSource Review Board

    Former U.S. Congressman and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will chair the new Quality Review Board for Merrillville-based NiSource Inc. The board is an independent body formed to provide oversight and governance over the company's implementation of its Safety Management Systems. NiSource operates utilities across seven states in the U.S., including the Northern Indiana Public Service Corp.

  • Matthew Prine Named President of Indiana American Water

    Indiana American Water has named Matthew Prine president of Indiana American Water and Michigan American Water. Prine will replace Deborah Dewey on March 25.  Prine joined Indiana American Water in 2014 as director of Government. He also served as executive director of the Indiana Utility Shareholder Association. He has 15 years of utility and government relations experience, including serving as deputy chief of staff in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Jenni White

    Trinity Haven Hires First Employee

    Trinity Haven has named Jenni White executive director. She most recently served as vice president of mission impact at Coburn Place. White has also worked in various capacities with the Damien Center and Leadership Evansville. She is active with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Indianapolis Continuum of Care.

  • Matt Weiberg

    FirstPerson Hires Managing Director

    FirstPerson has added Matt Weiberg as managing director. He most recently served as a HCM account executive at Paylocity. Weiberg has more than 10 years of experience in business development and leadership.

  • Kai Chuck

    City of Westfield Appoints Chuck

    The city of Westfield has appointed Kai Chuck to a newly-created position, global business development. He has more than 10 years of experience in international economic development. Chuck most recently served as director of Asia & Automotive Development at the Indiana Economic Development Corp., where he secured capital investment and created jobs.

  • Madison Olsen and Jake Manzo

    RQAW Corp. Adds Staff Engineers

    RQAW Corp. has hired Madison Olsen and Jake Manzo as staff engineers in the firm’s water-resources department. She has worked on several projects as staff engineer, including the Delaware County Justice Center lift station. As an intern engineer, Manzo worked on the sewer project for the new La Porte hospital, the water main replacement project in Elkhart and the storm sewer extension project in Winamac.

  • Andrea Farmer

    Hirons Hires Senior VP

    Indianapolis-based Hirons has hired Andrea Farmer as senior vice president of strategic communications and account services. She has 15 years of marketing and communications experience. Farmer previously served as associate director of strategic initiatives at the NCAA.

  • Kurtis Baumgartner

    Carmel Parks Announces Assistant Director

    Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation has tapped Kurtis Baumgartner as the department’s assistant director. He has worked with the agency for nine years and most recently served as the Monon Community Center director.

  • Holli Seabury

    Ft Wayne CEO Named to Delta Dental Post

    The Delta Dental Foundation has chosen Ft Wayne-based doctor Holli Seabury as executive director. She was previously CEO of McMillan Health.

  • Linda Calvin

    Ivy Tech Community College Names Vice President

    Ivy Tech Community College has named Linda Calvin as vice president for information technology. She will provide professional leadership in the development of quality standards and consistency in academic courses, training, and other programs to serve the information technology sector. Calvin currently works at Stanley Security.

  • Kami Spicklemire

    Fairbanks Foundation Adds Spicklemire

    The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc. has hired Kami Spicklemire to its staff to help support the work of the Foundation across its three focus areas: Education, Health and the Vitality of Indianapolis.  Spicklemire will work as director of communications and will implement comprehensive communications and outreach strategy. She previously worked at the The Education Trust and the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. 

  • Leslie Teskey

    Cresa Promotes Teskey to Principal

    Cresa Indianapolis has promoted Leslie Teskey to principal. Teskey has worked with the company in talent representation since 2008. She was previously president and chapter delegate with IndyCREW, and currently serves as a foundation champion director for CREW Network. She also previously worked for Chase bank in financial sales. Teskey holds a degree from Dayton University. 
  • Carrie Valek

    First Merchants Bank Promotes Valek

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  • Aleesia Johnson

    Interim IPS Superintendent Named 'Future Chief'

    Indianapolis Public Schools Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson has been chosen for the next cohort of the Future Chiefs program. Operated by Washington D.C.-based Chiefs for Change, the program includes state and district education leaders who are "strategic systems-builders clearly focused on excellence and equity." Johnson joins nine other education leaders from throughout the country for the year-long program of collective learning.

  • Connie Tyler

    Indiana Members Credit Union Names VP

    Indiana Members Credit Union has promoted Connie Tyler to assistant vice president of branch operations. She has been with the credit union for 33 years and began her career in 1985 as a teller.

  • Dawne Davis and Jon Glesing

    FBF Originals Welcomes Trio of New Hires

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  • Jim Wright

    Andretti Autosport Names Wright Director

    Andretti Autosport has named Jim Wright group commercial director. He joins Andretti Chief Marketing Officer Doug Bresnahan and the partnership development team of Alex Moeller and Greg Mosely, to round out the company’s commercial development efforts. Wright is a skilled industry professional who has 18 years of experience in Formula 1 including a 12-year term at Williams F1 (1994-2006).

  • Lisa Goodnight

    PNW Faculty Member Appointed Vice Chancellor

    Purdue Northwest has promoted Lisa Goodnight to vice chancellor of institutional advancement. She served in the Department of Communication for the past 25 years.

  • Terry Ramey

    Indy Technical Sales Hires Sales Rep

    Terry Ramey has been hired as a new sales representative for Indy Technical Sales. Ramey has an engineering background, including automation systems engineering. He is a 24-year veteran of machine and process control system designs. Ramey will cover automation component sales in southern Indiana, southern Ohio and Kentucky.

  • Chad Jensen and Katie Wiley

    Round Room Makes Leadership Appointments

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  • Randall Moore

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    Randall Moore has joined Franciscan Alliance in Mishawaka as a senior vice president and chief operating officer for Franciscan Health and Care Solutions. He most recently served as president of Mercy Virtual in Chesterfield, Missouri. Moore graduated from Wabash College.



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