• Bill Hawkins

    Strand Associates Promotes Hawkins to VP

    Columbus-based Strand Associates Inc. has promoted Bill Hawkins to vice president. He joined the firm in 1992 and has held multiple management positions including his current role as director of operations. He has experience in design, quality control, and construction of transportation projects for INDOT and local agencies. Hawkins has been serving the transportation needs of the city and surrounding communities for almost 30 years.

  • Jesse Barrett

    SouthBank Legal Adds Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

    Jesse Barrett has joined SouthBank Legal: LaDue | Curran | Kuehn. Based in its South Bend office, he focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense. Barrett has tried jury cases in a variety of courts and has experience in all areas of litigation.

  • Mike Carmin and Steve Fields

    ISSA Names 2019 Hall of Fame Class

    The Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association has announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class. Honorees include a broadcaster who has six decades of airwaves under her belt, a writer who also raced sprint cars and worked for Indy 500 crews and multiple ESPN alums. The organization has also announced sportscaster and sportswriter of the year, as well as Lifetime Achievement Award and Helping Hand Award winners. The honors are in the 24th year.

  • Walter Koch

    Evansville Goodwill CEO to Retire

    The president and chief executive officer of Evansville Goodwill Industries Inc. has announced his retirement. Our partners at WEHT-TV report Walter Koch will step down March 15 and be succeeded by Connie Ralph, who currently serves as vice president of human services for the organization. Koch is just the fifth president of Evansville Goodwill since its inception in 1935, according to the station.

  • Hannah Perkey

    Local Real Estate Team Appoints CEO

    Evelo Team, with Keller Williams Realty, has promoted Hannah Perkey to chief executive officer. She started with the team in 2015 and most recently served as director of operations. As CEO, Perkey will continue in the role that she has expanded into which includes oversight of all daily activities, leading the sales team, and providing strategic direction to the team.

  • Dana Strait

    Saint Mary’s College Appoints VP

    Saint Mary’s College has named Dana Strait vice president for strategy and finance. She most recently served as principal of corporate strategy and new product development at Education Advisory Board. Strait holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Whitworth University and a PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University.

  • Denise Praul and Clayton Maddox

    Collective Alternative Hires Four

    Indianapolis-based Collective Alternative has hired Denise Praul (pictured) as an account executive. Clayton Maddox (pictured) has been named marketing automation & reporting specialist. Sam Elliott has been appointed a content specialist. Also, Alexis Loyd has been appointed administrative coordinator.

  • Holcomb Names Teacher Pay Commission Members

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced the volunteer members of the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission: Chairman Michael Smith, Jená Bellezza, Tom Easterday, Marianne Glick, Bob Jones, Katie Jenner and Nancy Jordan. The advisory council members include: Melissa Ambre, Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, Emily Holt, Dan Holub, Denise Seger and David Smith.

  • Troy James

    Thor Industries Appoints Senior VP

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. has appointed Troy James senior vice president of international operations. He will be responsible for the integration of Thor's international operations, including identifying and sharing best practices and achieving operating efficiencies at the company's newest acquisition Erwin Hymer Group. James will assume his role effective immediately, and will relocate to Germany to lead the post-acquisition integration of EHG.

  • Angela Raab

    Raab Returns to F.C. Tucker

    The F.C. Tucker Co. has welcomed Angela Raab back to co-manage the Meridian North office. She previously worked as a sales associate in its Carmel office and as director of training and technology advancement in the company’s Agent Support Center. Raab will co-manage the office with 15-year veteran Craig Fletchall. She left the company in June 2017 to serve as senior director of training delivery for Realogy Holdings Corp.

  • Jill Rose

    IndyCREW Adds to Board

    IndyCREW has appointed Jill Rose (pictured) president and added the following as board members­­­­: Erin Dettwiler, Donna Grau and Leslie Smith. Rose is business development executive for Rowland Design. Dettwiler is vice president at First Merchants Bank. Grau is managing director of property management for Premier Commercial Real Estate. Smith is a partner in the business services practice group for Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.

  • Tina Skeel

    Skeel Named to National Work Incentives Board

    Tina Skeel has been elected to the National Association of Benefits and Work Incentive Specialists. She currently serves as project director for Indiana Works at Aspire Indiana. Skeel oversees Aspire’s Work Incentive Planning and Assistance project across 58 Indiana counties.

  • Bloomington Names Director

    Shatoyia Moss has been promoted to safe and civil city director in the city of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department. She previously worked as a part-time program management specialist in CFRD, before being named to her current position. Moss also previously served as director of Indiana Kids, a mentoring and tutoring program at Indiana University, and events and athletic director of Girls Inc. 

  • Kendall Schnurpel and Tammy Haney

    Krieg DeVault Adds to Team

    Krieg DeVault LLP has named Kendall Schnurpel (pictured) of counsel in its business, acquisitions & securities and public finance & municipal law practice groups. He has more than 18 years of experience. Daniel Tychonievich has joined the firm's business, acquisitions, and securities practice group as a partner. He's a long time intellectual property and patent attorney. Also, Tammy Haney (pictured) has been named a partner for its real estate practice group.

  • Governor Eric Holcomb

    Holcomb Appointed to Workforce Policy Advisory Board

    Governor Eric Holcomb is one of 25 people appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Ivanka Trump to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board will work with the National Council for the American Worker to develop and implement a strategy to "revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st Century." The board was established in July by an executive order from President Donald Trump.

  • Anne Houtman

    Earlham Names 20th President

    Earlham College in Richmond has named Anne Houtman its 20th president. She currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and will be the first woman to serve as president of Earlham. Houtman earned her bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in California, a master's degree in anthropology from UCLA and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Oxford.

  • Joe Donnelly

    Donnelly to Teach at Notre Dame

    The University of Notre Dame has hired former Senator Joe Donnelly to teach two one-credit courses this semester. The South Bend Tribune reports Donnelly will teach one course in political science and another in the Keough School of Global Affairs. Former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly will be taking on the title of 'professor of the practice' at the University of Notre Dame, where he himself earned bachelor’s and law degrees.

  • Lea Johnson

    Manchester University Hires VP

    Manchester University President Dave McFadden has announced it is developing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Lea Johnson has been hired as vice president for health science initiatives, to plan, develop and launch this and other programs. With more than 20 years of higher education experience, she is known for her leadership and for building partnerships.

  • Pamela Puryear

    Zimmer Biomet Appoints Puryear Senior VP, CHRO

    Zimmer Biomet has appointed Pamela Puryear senior vice president, chief human resources officer. She most recently served as SVP and chief talent officer at Pfizer. In that role, Puryear spearheaded leadership development, talent management, learning and development, employee engagement, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion and workforce analytics.

  • Mark Miles

    LDI Adds Miles to Board of Managers

    Mark Miles has been elected to the board of managers of Indianapolis-based LDI Ltd. He is president and chief executive officer of Hulman & Co. Miles has also served as a director at two other closely held, family-owned companies – City Securities, an Indiana-based investment firm and The Pantry, a multi-billion-dollar operator of convenience stores in the southeast U.S.

  • Julie Goodman (photo courtesy of Linkedin)

    Arts Council Names CEO

    The Arts Council of Indianapolis has appointed Julie Goodman president and chief executive officer. She most recently served as senior vice president of marketing communications for the Indianapolis-based national nonprofit Strada Education Network. Goodman brings more than two decades of nonprofit, arts management, philanthropic, and corporate leadership experience to ACI.

  • James Powell Budden

    Health Foundation Names Program Manager

    James Powell Budden has joined The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis as program manager and compliance coordinator. In his new role, he will work closely with grantees to ensure they meet goals and objectives related to the foundation’s funding support. Budden has worked with aging populations, special needs individuals, and people living with HIV and AIDS.

  • Megan Bearry and Kelly Karrmann

    Eleven Fifty Academy Adds CFO, Director

    Eleven Fifty Academy has added Megan Bearry chief financial officer. She has more than 10 years experience in accounting and finance. Bearry previously served as director of finance for ClearObject. Also, Kelly Karrmann has been named director of marketing. She has worked for Delta Faucet Co. as a digital experience designer and is founder of Throwback Threads Clothing Co.

  • Avachino Reeves

    Boys & Girls Clubs Hires Director

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis has hired Avachino Reeves as director of development and marketing. He most recently served as public relations account supervisor at Brandy Carroll Hellige, where he oversaw public relations, media relations, social media and brand management for McDonald’s. Reeves also previously worked at Front Street: Advertising, Branding and Consulting.

  • Chris Johnson and Clint Parker

    JA Benefits Announces Leadership Changes

    Bedford-based insurance agency JA Benefits has announced leadership changes. Chris Johnson has been named partner, chairman and chief executive officer, and Clint Parker is the new chief operating officer. Johnson has served as president since 2014 and will remain in his consulting role while also assuming duties of chairman and CEO. Parker joined the firm in 2008 and has served as an account executive and in operations management.

  • Tim Hurlbut and Brock Jordan

    Katz Korin Cunningham Adds to Firm

    Katz Korin Cunningham has added two shareholders: Tim Hurlbut (pictured) is a transaction lawyer who focuses on commercial finance, commercial real estate and business transactions and Brock Jordan (pictured) is a commercial litigator. Also, the firm has added: Alexandra Blackwell, Cameron Huffman, Sebastian Spears, Chris Trapp and Jarod Zimmerman.

  • Andy Hauck and Cathy Myers

    First Financial Announces Leadership Changes

    First Financial has announced Chief Banking Officer Tony Stollings is retiring. He has been a member of the bank’s leadership team for more than 12 years.  Also, the bank has hired Andy Hauck as commercial banking executive and Cathy Myers as consumer banking executive. Stollings will work closely with Hauck, Myers and the entire leadership team until his retirement later this year.

  • John Hall

    Hogsett Names IHA Executive Director

    Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed John Hall executive director of the Indianapolis Housing Agency. He is currently serving as department director with the city of Wichita’s Housing and Community Services Department, which includes the Public Housing Authority and Community Action Partnership. Hall will begin in his new role on March 4.

  • Stephen Weingart

    Weingart Joins Huntington University as VP

    Huntington University has hired Stephen Weingart as vice president of university advancement. He has nearly 30 years of business and advancement experience. Weingart most recently served as global business strategist for FedEx Custom Critical, where he led 10-fold revenue growth for Latin America from 2005 to 2011 and launched FedEx Express services in Mexico, Japan, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Korea.

  • Gene Bornac

    enVista Hires Bornac to Head Retail Consulting Practice

    Indianapolis-based enVista has hired Gene Bornac as practice leader of its retail consulting practice. He has more than 30 years of retail and consumer products expertise with specialty in retail management at the store and district levels, plus executive-level experience at multiple consulting firms and retail technology companies. Bornac most recently worked for Boston Retail Partners and Manhattan Associates.

  • SJ Luedtke and Mike Zizzo

    Industry Veterans Join INDYCAR

    INDYCAR has added SJ Luedtke as vice president of marketing. She joined Nike in 2010, rising to senior brand director of football. Luedtke developed and led integrated campaigns, including "Make 'Em Miss" and "Who You With." Also, INDYCAR has retained Mike Zizzo as a communications consultant. He has more than 22 years of experience in the motorsports industry, including managerial roles with two of North America's premier racing sanctioning bodies.

  • Chris Martz

    Kiwanis International Promotes Martz to Director

    Chris Martz has been promoted to director of membership and education at Kiwanis International. He has worked for the organization for 10 years in various roles supporting communications, membership, innovation and collegiate programming. For the past 19 years, Martz has worked in the nonprofit world, predominately in the areas of communication and management. He joined the Kiwanis staff in January 2010.

  • Pam Black

    Whitinger & Co. Adds to Staff

    Muncie-based Whitinger & Co. has added Pam Black as bookkeeper at its Indianapolis office. She started her career as a bookkeeper and office manager and then went on to be a human resource and training manager for a large hospital system in Houston, Texas. Black then became a high school business teacher, where she led the school’s Future Business Leaders of America club that won a regional competition in Intermediate Accounting.

  • Jon Bunce

    InterVision Adds Bunce as Senior Director

    InterVision has added Jonathan Bunce as senior director of strategic alliances. He brings over 20-years of experience leading transformation initiatives for high technology companies. Most recently, Bunce led McAfee and Intel in their strategic alliances with non-channel core partnerships.

  • Lauren Moss

    Moss Joins WNDU-TV as Evening Anchor

    WNDU-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, has named Lauren Moss evening anchor, when Maureen McFadden retires later this spring. Moss comes to WNDU from KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa where she anchored and produced the weekend newscasts. In addition to anchoring, she created compelling content weekly as a multimedia journalist.

  • Tobias Leadership Center Announces New Class of Fellows

    The Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University announces the 2019 class of Tobias Fellows, an exclusive cohort gathered to enhance the leadership skills of high-talent, experienced leaders. The center focuses on developing the theory and practice of leaders prepared to examine and confront the challenges of innovation, impact and inclusion on their organizations and communities.

  • Todd Rokita

    Apex Benefits Hires Todd Rokita

    Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits, a benefits strategy and services provider, has hired former Indiana Secretary of State and U.S. Congressman Todd Rokita as general counsel and vice president of external affairs. In this executive role, he will oversee corporate legal strategies and serve as a representative for the company and an advocate for its customers by leading public policy initiatives throughout Indiana and the nation. 

  • Jeff Mittman

    Bosma Enterprises Names New CEO

    Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises has selected Master Sgt. (Ret.) Jeffrey Mittman as its next chief executive officer. Mittman, who currently serves as chief operating officer of the organization, will begin his new role in August and become the first CEO in the organization's 100-year history who is blind. Mittman lost his vision while on active military duty for the U.S. Army in Iraq.

  • Aleksandra Dimitrijevic

    Holcomb Announces Judicial Appointment

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Aleksandra Dimitrijevic to the Lake County Superior Court. She will succeed Judge Jesse Villalpando.  Dimitrijevic has served in a variety of positions at the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office for more than 15 years, including most recently as a violent crimes prosecuting attorney. 

  • Troy Kafka

    Centier Bank Names Market President

    Centier Bank has appointed Troy Kafka market president, serving the greater Indianapolis area. He has more than 25 years of banking experience. The Indiana University graduate serves his community through his board appointment with the Children’s Bureau Inc. and as a parishioner of the St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church.
  • Philip McCandies

    CIFI Appoints Development Officer

    The Community Investment Fund of Indiana has appointed Philip McCandies regional business development officer in Lake County. He is a PhD. candidate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. McCandies is a graduate of the College of Charleston, South Carolina and is a former professional basketball player in Europe.

  • Colin Murphy

    Financial Center Hires Executive Director

    Financial Center First Credit Union has named Colin Murphy executive director of business sales. He has more than 14 years of experience in the financial service industry. Murphy recently served as vice president of client development for Liberty Bay Credit Union in Massachusetts.

  • Glennda McGann

    The International Center Adds Director

    The International Center has added Glennda McGann as development and engagement director. She previously served as assistant dean for development and external affairs at Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI. McGann also has experience in not-for-profit hospital system philanthropy.

  • Cheryl Heilman

    CNO Financial Appoints President

    CNO Financial Group Inc. has appointed Cheryl Heilman to vice president and president of Bankers Life Securities Inc. and Bankers Life Advisory Services Inc. She most recently served as president of Ameritas Investment Corp. in Lincoln, Nebraska.

  • Jeff Bryan

    Muncie Visitors Bureau Appoints Marketing Director

    The Muncie Visitors Bureau has appointed Jeff Bryan marketing director. He has spent nearly seven years as executive director of the Alexandria Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Bryan has also been secretary of the Eastern Indiana Tourism and Marketing Cooperative since 2014.

  • Holcomb Makes Board, Council Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. They include the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, Native American Indian Affairs Commission and the Soil Conservation Board.

  • Frederick Ridge

    Greene County Hospital Appoints Chief Medical Officer

    Greene County General Hospital has appointed Frederick Ridge chief medical officer. He also serves as the hospital's chief of staff. Ridge has an understanding of rural health care as a physician serving for decades. He has a history with rural health in Greene County as he and his wife started and maintained Indiana’s 12th rural health clinic in the early 1990s before folding their practice into the Greene County General Hospital system in 2017.

  • Marielle Wilson

    Cargo Services Names Manager

    Cargo Services has promoted Marielle Wilson to ocean export department manager. Cargo Services is an Indianapolis-based company specializing in freight forwarding for companies throughout the Midwest. Wilson has been with the company for more than 17 years.

  • Rose Durbin

    Hirons Promotes Durbin to SVP

    Indianapolis-based Hirons has promoted Rose Durbin to senior vice president, media director. She has been with the firm for eight years. Durbin previously supervised various national accounts at a Chicago agency, including Jim Beam, Federal Crop Insurance, FMC Agricultural Solutions, Vigortone, MoorMan Products and Stauffer Seed.

  • Mike Reffeitt

    ClearObject Promotes Reffeitt to President

    Mike Reffeitt has been promoted to president of ClearObject, following the company's private equity acquisition. He previously served as a chief business officer. Reffeitt has also held roles as a chief financial officer at BioStorage Technologies Inc. and director of finance at Covance.

  • Ross Newton and Amanda Williams

    ISDA Makes Promotion, Hire

    The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has promoted Ross Newton to deputy director and hired Amanda Williams as field auditor, both within the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency. Newton grew up on a beef cattle farm, and was the Indiana FFA reporter, as well as a 10 year 4-H member. Williams graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management and previously served as a superintendent for the Gavilon grain facility.

  • Britt Griffin

    Damar Adds to Leadership Team, Makes Promotions

    Damar Services has promoted Erin Crick to chief administrator of children’s residential services; Paul Dennison to finance director and Donnie McCoy to director of facilities and assets. Also, Britt Griffin (pictured) has been hired as vice president of human resources and Adrienne Reed as director of community-based services.

  • Duncan Heinz

    IBC Advanced Alloys CEO Resigns

    The board of directors for Franklin-based IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. has announced the search for a new leader. The company says Duncan Heinz has resigned as chief executive officer. Heinz, a retired major general in the U.S. Marine Corps, also served as president of IBC and as a member of the board of directors. He has served on the board since 2011 and was named chief operating officer in January 2016.

  • Jason Plake

    Alerding CPA Group Appoints Tax Manager

    Alerding CPA Group has appointed Jason Plake tax manager. He has more than 25 years of experience, in corporate, partnership and individual tax planning and compliance.

  • Alan Tio and Chris Lowery

    AgriNovus Adds to Board

    AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbiosciences sector, has added Alan Tio and Chris Lowery to its board of directors. Tio is chief executive officer for the Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. Lowery is senior vice president of workforce alignment for Ivy Tech Community College. Prior to this role, he served as chancellor for the Columbus/Southeast Region of Ivy Tech.

  • Scott Massey

    Entrepreneur Chosen For Fellowship to Africa

    Scott Massey, a graduate of Purdue University and co-founder of Evansville-based Heliponix, has been selected for his second Mandela Washington Fellowship, to lead educational workshops in the Republic of Cameroon. The fellowship seeks to "promote agricultural development through the academic and entrepreneurial empowerment of African peoples," according to Purdue.

  • Dustin McKinney

    Avon High School Names Assistant Principal

    Avon High School has promoted Dustin McKinney to assistant principal. He replaced Jim Ludlow, who retired in December. McKinney has been a social studies teacher at the high school for nearly two years. He also previously served as principal (grades 7-12) at Lakewood Park Christian School.

  • Tatiana Holifield

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment Names VP

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment has named Tatiana Holifield vice president/head of digital strategy. She most recently served as senior director of social media and digital marketing strategy for Viacom in New York. Holifield has spent the past 15 years leading marketing, digital marketing strategy, social media and new media distribution.

  • Cindi Hoetmer

    Hoetmer Joins CORE Planning Strategies

    Cindi Hoetmer has joined CORE Planning Strategies as a project manager. Her 35 years of real estate and construction experience includes working as a broker, a developer for a nonprofit and a project manager for residential and commercial construction.

  • Bill Street

    Indianapolis Zoo Taps SeaWorld Exec

    The Indianapolis Zoo has named Bill Street senior vice president of conservation, education and life sciences. He most recently served as corporate curator of conservation and education for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and executive director of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, which has to date given more than $15 million in grants to conservation and education organizations.

  • BKD Adds to Indianapolis Office

    BKD Indianapolis has hired Robert Munson as a senior consultant II. The firm has named Ethan Buchman and Logan Lengachler audit associates. Tara Eggenspiller, Bailey Mores and Nancy Wagner have been hired tax associates. Also, Ashleigh Langley-Bates is a secondee from ShineWing in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Stacey McMenamin

    Reis-Nichols Jewelers Hires Director of Finance

    Reis-Nichols Jewelers has named Stacey McMenamin director of finance. She has a background in accounting and banking, with concentration in the areas of manufacturing firms, professional service firms and CFO services. McMenamin previously served in a similar role for the retirement services division of OneAmerica.

  • Lolita Campbell and Anne Ward

    Indiana Legal Services Makes Hire, Promotion

    Indiana Legal Services has hired Lolita Campbell as chief financial officer. She joins the organization from the Indiana Department of Child Services after nearly 10 years of service. Also, Anne Ward has been promoted to director of accounting. Over the last 16 years, she has worked as assistant controller and benefits manager.

  • Eric Woodruff

    Sponsel CPA Group Adds Woodruff as Partner

    Eric Woodruff (pictured) has been named a partner of Sponsel CPA Group, becoming the sixth member of the leadership team. An employee of the firm since its founding in 2009, he previously held the title of manager in the audit and assurance services department. Woodruff will continue to lead the construction services group and also focus his efforts on growing the audit and assurance practice in the Bloomington market.

  • BioCrossroads Adds to Board of Directors

    BioCrossroads has added: Aaron Schacht, J.J. Spegele and Ram Yeleti to its board of directors. Schacht leads research & development, regulatory affairs and business development at Elanco Animal Health. Spegele has held leadership roles for clinical research organizations and also was vice president of global business transformation at Quintiles. Yeleti is a clinical leader at Community Health Network's eight hospitals.

  • Ian Bryant

    CEDIA Names Industry Vet Senior Director

    Fishers-based CEDIA has named Ian Bryant senior director of technology application and innovation. A veteran of more than two decades in custom AV and integration, Bryant most recently ran the Indianapolis office of Detroit-based ZenArray.

  • Denise Linn Riedl

    Buttigieg Appoints Chief Innovation Officer

    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has named Denise Linn Riedl chief innovation officer. She most recently worked for the City Tech Collaborative in Chicago. Riedl previously worked at the Smart Chicago Collaborative and the Federal Communications Commission. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

  • Adam Berry

    Indiana Chamber Names Berry VP

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has appointed Adam Berry vice president of economic development and technology. He is a former policy director and attorney for Governor Mike Pence’s administration, where he focused on small business economic development and entrepreneurship policies. Berry is also co-founder of PoliticalBank.com.

  • Thomas Stafford

    Krieg DeVault Adds Partner

    Krieg DeVault has named Attorney Tom Stafford partner. He started at the firm as an associate in 2011 and is a member of the firm's employee benefits and executive compensation and employee stock ownership plans practice groups. Stafford focuses his practice on employee stock ownership plans and works with companies, trustees, lenders and sellers on ESOP-related matters, including design and implementation, ongoing fiduciary and governance counseling and sales of ESOP companies.

  • Darrin Mangiacarne

    Spero Health Names Medical Director

    Spero Health Inc., an integrated healthcare services organization, has hired Darrin Mangiacarne as central Indiana medical director. He will help oversee the launch of new locations and provide patient care at a northeast Indianapolis location, which is slated to open March 1. Mangiacarne previously served as co-chair of the Indiana Attorney General's Task Force and is currently president of the Indiana Society of Addiction Medicine.

  • Mike Terry

    IndyGo CEO to Step Down

    IndyGo President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Terry has announced he will be leaving the transit company. He will continue to work with IndyGo while a search for a replacement is conducted. The company's board of directors is currently drafting a contract with a firm to facilitate a national search for a new president.

  • David Haynes

    Terre Haute Chamber President to Retire

    Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce President David Haynes has announced he is retiring, effective June 30. Since 2014, Haynes has led the chamber, its membership and staff through an uptick of overall members, an increase of advocacy efforts, creation of the regional initiative West Central Indiana 2025, the implementation of casino legislation support with “Terre Haute Is All In” and the adoption of Downtown Terre Haute as a branch of the chamber.

  • Hunter Foist and Maris Schiess

    Matchbook Creative Makes Hire, Three Promotions

    Indianapolis-based Matchbook Creative has hired Hunter Foist (pictured) as an assistant account executive. Also, the agency has promoted Maris Schiess (pictured), Michael Stark and Maddie Derdiger to associates. Schiess most recently served as vice president, Stark was creative director and Derdiger was senior art director.

  • Soula Banich and Larry Stevens

    IU Health Saxony Hospital Appoints COO, CMO

    Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital has named Soula Banich chief operating officer and Larry Stevens chief medical officer. Banich most recently served as director of allied health and cardiovascular services at IU Health North and Saxony hospitals. Stevens is a general surgeon with a sub-specialty in advanced minimally invasive surgery. He will also serve as medical director of general surgery services development.

  • Jimmy Wade

    Donovan CPAs Names Partner, Makes Promotions

    Indianapolis-based Donovan CPAs has appointed Jimmy Wade (pictured) as its fourth partner and promoted him to director of tax services. He joined the firm in 2017 as a manager in the tax services group. Also, Nina Budd has been promoted to tax manager and Jayden McBride to senior accountant.

  • Brian Kooistra

    Terre Haute Chamber Names Board Chair

    The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has named Brian Kooistra (pictured) chair of the board. He is chief operations officer for Garmong Construction Services. Kooistra has served in numerous capacities since joining the board, including nominating committee chair. 

  • William "Chip" Wood and Jeffrey Kucer

    PNC Bank Promotes Two

    PNC Bank N.A. has named William "Chip" Wood vice president and client and community relations director for central and southern Indiana. He most recently served as client and community relations specialist. Wood replaced Jeffrey Kucer, who has been promoted to chief operating officer of the regional president’s organization.

  • Emily Connor

    Littler Elevates Connor to Shareholder

    Emily Connor, an attorney in the Indianapolis office of Littler, has been elevated to shareholder. She represents employers in a broad range of employment-related disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Connor has experience litigating cases at the trial and appellate levels relating to employment discrimination, covenants not to compete and trade secrets, wage and hour, contract disputes and various state law claims.

  • Kellie J. Kelley

    Kelley Named to Aspire Housing Board

    Kellie J. Kelley has been appointed to the Aspire Indiana Affordable Housing board of directors. She is executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Madison County. Kelley has served more than 23 years in various public health capacities, including disease prevention and education, HIV/STI services and syringe access services. She previously served as dean of academic affairs at the Harrison College Anderson campus.

  • Carrie Grogan and Matthew Rueff

    RATIO Adds to Team

    RATIO Architects has added Carrie Grogan (pictured) as learning and development coach. Matthew Rueff has been named senior associate / economic specialist. Kristen Ambrose has been added as principal / director of research and development. Thomas Cloud has been named principal. Andrea Haydon has been appointed design strategist. Brock Roseberry has been named principal / partner. Also, Simeon Nabors has been named principal / partner.

  • Mike Lunsford

    IMA Announces Chair and Committee Members

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association has announced its 2019 executive committee. The association also named Mike Lunsford (pictured) chairman of the board. He is president of Zionsville-based Dart Controls Inc., a privately held firm that designs, manufactures, and distributes power electronics. Lunsford has been a member of the IMA Board of Directors since 2014.

  • Thomas Keon

    Urban League Elects Keon as Board Chair

    The Urban League of Northwest Indiana has elected Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon chairman of its board of directors. He will serve a two-year term. Allen-McCloud has worked closely with Keon during the past two years during his service as vice chair of the organization.

  • Theresa Parish

    Ogletree Deakins Elects Shareholder

    Ogletree Deakins has elevated Theresa Parish to shareholder. She practices in its Indianapolis office and is one of 17 attorneys elected to the 2019 class of new shareholders. Parish focuses on labor and employment litigation and counseling.

  • Constance (Connie) Lindman and Dennis Schell

    Frost Brown Todd Adds to Team

    Frost Brown Todd has added: Constance (Connie) Lindman (pictured), Dennis Schell (pictured), Eric Lamb and Douglas Gallagher as members, Matthew Clark and Kevin Oschman as associates and Angela Jackson as paralegal. They will team up with more than 50 IP law and litigation attorneys, patent agents and paralegals. All six attorneys earned their law degrees from Indiana University.

  • Michael Durham

    Durham Joins Barnes & Thornburg

    Veteran immigration Lawyer Michael Durham has joined Barnes & Thornburg’s South Bend office as a partner in its labor and employment department. He has practiced immigration law for 17 years and was previously with Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Durham assists businesses and individuals in a variety of immigration services.

  • Zachary Klutz and Jonathan McPike

    Taft Elects New Partners

    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has elected three partners: Zachary Klutz (pictured), Jonathan McPike (pictured) and Jeffrey Stemerick. Klutz focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions along with public and private financings. McPike serves as chair of the firm's investment funds group, and Stemerick focuses his practice on defending clients in complex environmental, construction and business litigation at both the trial and appellate level.

  • Guillermo Christensen

    Ice Miller Adds Partner

    Ice Miller LLP has added Guillermo Christensen as a partner in its data privacy and security and white collar defense groups. He combines his experience as an attorney, a former CIA intelligence officer and a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State to shape and inform the advice he provides clients on various enterprise risks involving cybersecurity and national security law.

  • Matt Chupp

    Grand Design Hires Director

    Middlebury-based Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Co. has hired Matt Chupp as director of marketing. He has a 23-year combined background of leadership and professional experience in the industry with marketing and engineering digital data systems and solutions in higher education. Chupp worked for his family’s business, the Mica Shop Inc. Chupp also previously spent eight years in marketing at the University of Notre Dame. 

  • David Fleming and Molly Williams

    CLA Adds New Leaders

    CLA has added Chris Wright and David Fleming (pictured) as for-profit chief financial officers and Molly Williams (pictured) as nonprofit CFO within the BizOps practice. Susan Grafton has joined as controller and Steven Henry has joined as a senior accountant. In addition, Todd Barrett and Paul Thompson have joined the Consulting & Accounting Solutions Team as directors. 

  • Brian Bauer

    IU Health Names Bauer President

    Indiana University Health has named Brian Bauer president of its expanding Fort Wayne services. He has been serving IU Health in a consulting role since 2017. Bauer’s healthcare executive leadership spans more than a decade, having served as chief executive officer for Terre Haute Regional Hospital and most recently as chief executive officer for Lutheran Hospital/Lutheran Health Network.

  • Eric Miller

    16 Tech Adds Director of Business Development

    The 16 Tech Community Corp. has named Eric Miller director of business development. He previously worked in commercial real estate in the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina for more than 15 years, most recently serving as vice president of Brokerage with Real Estate Associates Inc., a leading commercial real estate firm in Durham.

  • Mark Myers

    Mayor Myers Appointed to National Committee

    Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2019 Public Safety and Crime Prevention federal advocacy committee. The group has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.

  • Gina Zaccagnini and Ben DeMaria

    RQAW Corp. Adds to Team

    Fishers-based RQAW Corp. has added: Gina Zaccagnini (pictured), Ben DeMaria (pictured), Drake Mulcahy, Troy Casey, Lara Dawson and Ben Nelson. Zaccagnini and DeMaria have been named environmental scientists. Mulcahy and Dawson have been appointed graduate architects. Casey has been appointed a project engineer and Nelson a staff engineer.

  • Jonathan Slocum

    SYM Financial Advisors Promotes Slocum

    SYM Financial Advisors has promoted Jonathan Slocum to market leader for the northern Indiana-southern Michigan region. As a senior financial advisor, he will continue to serve his existing clients and to develop new client relationships. Slocum joined the firm in 2012.

  • Brenda Gerber Vincent

    Greater Fort Wayne Appoints VP

    Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has appointed Brenda Gerber Vincent vice president of community and corporate impact. In this new role, she will manage investor services, signature programs like Leadership Fort Wayne, advocacy efforts and communications. Gerber Vincent most recently served as chief development officer for Lasting Change, a Fort Wayne nonprofit.

  • Kathleen Kioussopoulos

    Franciscan Alliance Selects Research Administration Director

    Kathleen Kioussopoulos has been appointed research director of the Franciscan Alliance Research Administration in Mishawaka. In that role, she provides leadership and oversight of all research activities for 13 Franciscan hospitals in Indiana and south-suburban Chicago. Kioussopoulos previously served as director of cardiovascular research at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

  • Mitch Edy and Jonathan Austin

    Insight Accounting Group Hires Three

    Goshen-based Insight Accounting Group PC has hired Mitch Edy (pictured) as senior analyst. He is a graduate of Manchester University with an accounting major and economics minor. Jonathan Austin (pictured) has been named an analyst. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University – South Bend. Also, Matt Nafziger has been appointed an analyst.

  • Alexander Platte

    Rothberg Logan & Warsco Name Partner

    Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP has promoted Alexander Platte to partner and as a member of its estate planning and administration and business transactions practice groups. He has been with the firm for more than seven years and assists individuals with estate planning, federal and state tax issues, and estate and trust administration.

  • Garrett Rosh and Jeremy Smith

    Indianapolis Indians Make Promotions, Hires

    The Indianapolis Indians have promoted Garrett Rosh (pictured) to inside ticket sales manager. Eddie Acheson has been promoted to stadium operations manager. Bobby Martin has been named full-time home clubhouse manager and Kieron Hubbard full-time assistant clubhouse manager and stadium operations support. Courtney Fowler has been added as a ticket sales account executive and Jeremy Smith (pictured) corporate sales account executive.

  • Paige Sharp

    The Indiana Arts Commission Promotes Sharp

    The Indiana Arts Commission has promoted Paige Sharp to deputy director of programs. She joined the agency in 2013 as grants and information technology manager. Sharp most recently served as program director.
  • Cathy George and Dave Browne

    DEFENDERS Names Two Partners

    Indianapolis-based DEFENDERS has named Cathy George and Dave Browne partners. George has been with the company for nearly 10 years and is controller and director of accounting. Browne serves as executive vice chairman of its board of directors. He is a former CEO of multiple companies. Most notably is LensCrafters, where Browne was instrumental in driving growth, profitability and creating a unique service culture.

  • Peter Sand

    IU Hires First Chief Privacy Officer

    Indiana University has hired Peter Sand as its first chief privacy officer. He will lead privacy efforts, including IU's compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Sand is also responsible for handling and protecting institutional and personal data in accordance with state and federal laws and industry best practices. He most recently served as senior manager of privacy and customer trust at Amazon Lab126 in Sunnyvale, California.

  • Michael Knowles

    Knowles Joins Crown Moving & Storage

    Crown Moving & Storage, an interstate agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving, has added Michael Knowles as a business development representative to its team of experienced household goods relocation sales professionals. He has been in the moving and storage industry for the past 10 years, since he joined the team at University Moving and Storage in Indianapolis in customer and revenue services.

  • Jordan Fliegel

    Techstars Sports Accelerator Names Managing Director

    A recently-launched sports tech accelerator has its first leader. Jordan Fliegel has been named managing director of Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy. He has experience running venture-backed sports tech startups: CoachUp.com, Techstars Class 19, Techstars Boston 2012 and Draft.com, Techstars Class 5, Techstars Boston 2010 (previous brand was StarStreet.com).

  • Matthew Davis and Megan Elliott

    Rose-Hulman Promotes Two to VP

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has promoted Matthew Davis to VP for finance and Megan Elliott to VP for human and environmental services. Davis has been with the institute since March of 2010, when he started as controller. Elliott, joined the institute in July and will now oversee HR and public safety and environmental health/safety operations, along with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Office of Professional and Organizational Development.

  • Ray Farabaugh

    New Leader For Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana

    The Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana has named Ray Farabaugh president. He previously served as vice president of the organization and was formally elected president during the annual meeting of the ADAI’s board of directors.

  • Chris Buckman

    BMWC Constructors Announce Leadership Changes

    Indianapolis-based BMWC Constructors Inc. has named President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Acton chairman of its board of directors. He succeeds Jim Davis, who has retired after eight years in the role and 30 years with the industrial and heavy commercial construction company. Acton will remain CEO. Chris Buckman (pictured) has been promoted to president and chief operating officer.

  • Patrick Ming and Vince McNeal

    ADESA Adds to National Sales Team

    ADESA has added Patrick Ming as executive sales director. He joined the KAR organization through the acquisition of OPENLANE in 2011 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. Vince McNeal has rejoined the team as senior director of customer solutions. He began his ADESA career in 2005 at the company’s ADESA Lexington auction location serving as a dealer sales representative, before promotions to fleet lease manager and assistant general manager.

  • Dennis Wimer

    Holcomb Names New IDVA Director

    Governor Eric Holcomb has selected Dennis Wimer as director of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs. Wimer succeeds Jim Brown, who resigned last month amid allegations of misappropriating funds from the Military Family Relief Fund. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Wimer is the owner and chief executive officer of LADS Consulting LLC. He previously served as associate chief operating officer for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

  • Kayne Grau and Keith Crerar

    TradeRev Makes Hires, Promotions

    TradeRev has hired Kayne Grau (pictured) as executive vice president, U.S. and commercial sales. Keith Crerar (pictured) has been named executive vice president of global operations. Also, Kathy Hopkins has been promoted to vice president of sales and Will Farmer has been promoted to vice president of sales.

  • Michael Klitzing

    Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Names Director

    Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation has a new director. Michael Klitzing has been chief operating officer since 2004. In his new role, Klitzing will manage the general operations of CCPR. He will also serve on the city's Technical Advisory Committee.

  • Colonel Patrick C. Thibodeau

    Indiana National Guard Names New Commander

    Colonel Patrick C. Thibodeau has been named commander of the 81st Troop Command. In the role, he will oversee more than 2,200 soldiers. Headquartered in Terre Haute, the 81st Troop Command features several units: an engineer brigade, a military police company, two medical companies, a public affairs detachment and a response force comprised of soldiers and airmen trained to respond to chemical, biological or nuclear attacks.

  • Chief Master Sgt. Michael May

    Indiana Air National Guard Names Command Chief

    Indiana Air National Guard has named Chief Master Sgt. Michael May as its new state command chief. The state command chief is the senior enlisted member and is responsible for all affairs concerning the enlisted airmen across the state. He will succeed Chief Master Sgt. James E. Salway, who served in the position for more than five years.

  • Luke Messer

    Former Congressman Joins Consulting Firm in D.C.

    Luke Messer, a former U.S. Congressman from Indiana’s sixth district, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting as a principal in Washington, D.C. Messer will lead the firm’s bipartisan federal advocacy team with FaegreBD Principal Ted Bristol. Messer will advise businesses and others nationwide on federal regulatory and policy developments in his new role.

  • Ashley Blessinger and Cory Menke

    Dubois County Foundation Adds to Board

    Dubois County Community Foundation has added Ashley Blessinger and Cory Menke to its board of directors. Blessinger is in sales and advertising for the Dubois County Bombers, a summer collegiate baseball team. She serves on the board of directors of the Dubois County Leukemia Association. Menke is director of operations at OFS Brands. He previously served on the Dubois County Emerging Leaders steering committee and Huntingburg Steller committee.

  • Candice Hall and Tony Richins

    Girl Talk Adds to Board

    Girl Talk Inc. has added Candice Hall and Toni Richins to its board of directors. Hall will hold the board position of financial advisor. She serves as commercial finance and channel development director with Stanley Security. Also, Toni Richins will hold the board position of strategy advisor. She is co-founder and chief executive officer of HRtisan Solutions LLC.

  • Amy Haga

    Kerauno Appoints Controller

    Amy Haga has been appointed controller for Kerauno. She previously established financial policies, procedures and reporting systems for Onebridge, an Indiana-based technology company, specializing in consulting and staffing services. Haga also spent nearly a decade with Pile CPAs.

  • Holcomb Names State Board of Ed Interim Director

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Lee Ann Kwiatkowski interim executive director of the Indiana State Board of Education to replace Matt Voors, who has accepted a position outside of state government. Kwiatkowski will continue to be the governor’s senior education adviser. She previously served as chief of staff to Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick.

  • Craig McCartt

    Command Staff Change at IMPD

    Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Bryan Roach has made a command staff change to help build support for east district officers and detectives who respond to and investigate violent crimes. 24-year IMPD veteran Craig McCartt has been appointed commander of the east district. 

  • Rick Schatz

    HRI Lodging Appoints GM

    HRI Lodging has appointed Rick Schatz general manager for the dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. He previously served as the resort manager of the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Massachusetts and director of operations at Le Meridien New Orleans.

  • Elizabeth Head

    International School of Indiana Names Head of School

    The International School of Indiana has named Elizabeth Head the third head of school, and the first female head in the school’s 25-year history. She has more than 20 years of international experience and bilingual leadership, building on ISI’s mission to prepare their students for the world stage through a culturally immersive education. Head most recently served as general director of the Pan-American School in San Antonio de Belen, Costa Rica.

  • Robin Zon

    Zon Elected President of Michiana Hematology Oncology

    Michiana Hematology Oncology has elected Robin Zon president. She succeeds Rafat Ansar. Zon is only the third physician to be named president in the company’s history. Since joining Michiana Hematology Oncology, Zon has served as oncology director at Elkhart Hospital, director of oncology research at Memorial Hospital in South Bend and principal investigator for the only NCI granted Community Oncology Research group in Indiana. 

  • Melissa Sunsdahl and Marcella Hoard

    Well Done Marketing Announces Promotions, Hire

    Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has promoted Melissa Sunsdahl (pictured) to director of account service. The firm has also promoted Kristin Baxter and Tori Walker to senior account executives. Also, Marcella Hoard (pictured) has been named a senior account executive.

  • Jenni Browning

    Browning Promoted to Dairy Association CEO

    Jenni Browning has been named chief executive officer of American Dairy Association Indiana Inc. A 10-year ADAI veteran, she previously served as senior director of communications and wellness and director of communications. She succeeds Deb Evans Osza, who retired at the end of 2018, after more than 40 years with the dairy association.

  • Roger Veach

    AxiaTP Promotes Veach to CEO

    Indianapolis-Based AxiaTP has promoted Roger Veach to chief executive officer. He most recently served as managing partner. Veach previously served as CFO for a family trucking company. He left there to start his own company, ADS IT Solutions. Veach has served as CEO for the last 25 years.

  • Stacey White

    PAR North America Appoints Senior VP

    PAR North America, a business unit of global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider KAR Auction Services Inc., has appointed Stacey White senior vice president of remarketing. She previously served as senior vice president of KAR enterprise optimization, overseeing procurement and sourcing strategies. White joined KAR in 2008 as an operational compliance auditor.

  • Vanessa Baughman

    AgReliant Genetics Names CFO

    Westfield-based AgReliant Genetics has named Vanessa Baughman chief financial officer, vice president of finance. She will also be a member of AgReliant Genetics' operating committee and participate in strategic and operational planning and decisions. Baughman has more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience.

  • Dana Monson

    JCDC Names Monson CEO

    Dana Monson has been named executive director and chief executive officer of the Johnson County Development Corp. She had been serving as interim executive director and coordinator of the affiliated Aspire Johnson County program. Monson joined JCDC in May 2012.

  • Robert Poznanski

    Attorney Robert Poznanski Joins Ice Miller

    Ice Miller LLP has added Robert Poznanski as senior counsel in its business group, where he represents businesses and nonprofit clients, specifically managing innovative and complex incentive and project finance transactions. He has more than 25 years of experience in community and economic development finance. Poznanski previously served as senior vice president of the New Markets Support Co., a subsidiary of the Local Initiatives Support Co.



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