• Michael Crowther

    Crowther Receives Tourism Industry’s Highest Honor

    Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development has named Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Zoo Michael Crowther this year’s recipient of the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award. The award announcement was part of the Lt. Governor’s annual Hoosier Hospitality Awards at the Indiana State Fair. Crowther came to the Indianapolis Zoo in 2002.

  • Brian Bulmer

    MSD of Decatur Township Names Innovation Hub Director

    MSD of Decatur Township has hired Brian Bulmer as director of the Innovation Hub and work-based learning. He has more than 15 years of experience in education. He previously served as an athletic trainer, lead teacher and Project Lead The Way instructor at Decatur Central High School between 2002-2017 before earning the role of assistant principal of Paul Hadley Middle School for the 2017-18 school year. 

  • Busche Performance Group Names CEO

    Shipston Equity Holdings LLC, the parent company of Busche Performance Group and Busche Aluminum Technologies, has named Joseph Perkins chief executive officer. Founder Nick Busche will remain president and chief operating officer. 

  • S. Chandler Lighty (Image provided by Hoosier History Live!)

    Holcomb Names Lighty Executive Director

    Governor Eric Holcomb has selected S. Chandler Lighty as executive director of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. Since February 2016, he has served as director of the Indiana Historical Bureau which recently merged with the Indiana State Library. During his time as director, Lighty led efforts to increase public interest in the state’s history. He advanced the Indiana Historical Maker Program and led other research and outreach initiatives. 

  • David Woodward

    Carmel Clay Names Director of Student Services

    The Carmel Clay School Board has approved David Woodward as the district’s director of student services. He will assume the position around the first week of September. Woodward previously served 13 years as director of school building, physical security and safety for the Indiana Department of Education.

  • Julie Feinstein

    Centier Bank Appoints Corporate Trainer

    Centier Bank has appointed Julie Feinstein corporate trainer, officer in the Human Resource Development’s Talent Development Department. She is a certified analyst in Predictive Index, a St. Meyer & Hubbard certified trainer, and Omega Banking Customer Relationship Certified Trainer.

  • Ed Gebhart

    Fadness Appoints Gebhart Chief of Police

    Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness has appointed Assistant Chief Ed Gebhart to chief of police for the city of Fishers. He has been with Fishers Police Department since 2000. Gebhart has held several ranks during his tenure including patrol officer, field training officer, background investigator, sergeant, director of training, patrol commander, followed by his most recent role as assistant chief in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

  • Harold Watson

    Goshen College Brings in New AD

    Goshen College has named Harold Watson athletic director. He most recently served as assistant athletic director for strategic marketing at Georgia Southern University. He previously held a similar position for three years at Armstrong State University before the school consolidated with Georgia Southern.

  • Brandon Cangany

    Sponsel CPA Group Promotes Cangany

    Sponsel CPA Group has promoted Brandon Cangany to manager - tax services. He joined the firm as a staff accountant in 2015 after graduating from IUPUI's Kelley School of Business, earning double majors with distinction in finance and accounting. 

  • Col. Jeff Hackett

    Indiana Assistance Brigade Commander Selected

    The Indiana National Guard has named the first commander for the state's 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade. Col. Jeff Hackett, who has served as director of plans, training and operations since September 2017, will be the first to lead the newly-created unit. The creation of the 54th SFAB was first announced in March. The Indiana National Guard says the brigades are part of the U.S. Army's initiative to help foreign military forces throughout the world.

  • Ed Pease

    Former Congressman Leading ISU Board

    Ed Pease has been named chair of the Indiana State University Board of Trustees. The former Indiana 7th District Congressman has been a member of his alma mater's board for 10 years. Pease is now a consultant with Rolls-Royce North America after serving as senior vice president. The transition, ISU says, will allow Pease to move to Terre Haute full-time and return from Washington D.C. Pease has been vice chair of the board for the last three years.

  • Kathy Callen and David Lupke

    USF Re-Elects Trustees

    The University of Saint Francis has re-elected the following trustees: Kathy Callen (pictured), Old National Bank; Steve Corona, Corona Consulting; Richard Fox, Barrett & McNagny; David Lupke (pictured), Lupke Rice Insurance & Financial Services and Thom Obergfell, First Merchants Bank. They have been re-elected to three-year terms.

  • Christina Hage

    Managed Health Services Adds VP

    Managed Health Services has named Christina Hage vice president of external affairs. She has more than a decade of experience in state and federal government and the private sector with a focus on public policy, communications and government affairs. Hage most recently served as vice president of public policy for United Way of Central Indiana.

  • Lou Moneymaker

    Longtime Bosma Enterprises Chief Details Retirement

    After 17 years as chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises, Lou Moneymaker has announced retirement plans. His last day leading the nonprofit that works to help Hoosiers who are blind or visually-impaired will be July 31. Prior to arriving at Bosma, Moneymaker spent 32 years in roles ranging from teacher to coach to dean of students at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Indianapolis.

  • Melissa Roberts and Paige Geer

    Energy Systems Network Makes Appointments

    Energy Systems Network, a nonprofit initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership focused on advancing the energy technology and mobility sectors, has added Matt Peak as director of mobility. Tim O’Hara has been named director of grid and infrastructure. Melissa Roberts (pictured) has been promoted to chief of staff. Also, Paige Geer (pictured) has been named communications specialist.

  • Ashley Harris and Lori Norris

    Christel House International Adds to Team

    Christel House International has named Ashley Harris development assistant and event coordinator. She previously served as marketing/promotions director for Emmis Communications – WIBC. Also, Lori Norris has been appointed fundraising consultant for the Passport to Prosperity event.

  • Pitt Thompson

    Christamore House CEO to Retire

    Pitt Thompson has announced plans to retire as chief executive officer of the Christamore House. Before taking on the leadership role at the organization in 2016, he served as vice president of operations for IU Health and vice president of business development for a Michigan-based security firm.

  • Chris Thyen and Kathy Thomson

    Kimball Electronics Makes Executive Appointments

    Kimball Electronics has appointed Desiree Castillejos chief strategy officer and vice president of corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. Chris Thyen (pictured) has been promoted to vice president of new platforms. Also, Kathy Thomson  (pictured) has been appointed vice president of global business development and design services, succeeding Thyen.

  • Kelly Henderson and Jason Austin

    SteadyServ Expands Executive Team

    SteadyServ has added to its executive team: Andy Troxel, director of client success; Ryan Valle, director of sales operations and enablement and Kelly Henderson (pictured), marketing director. Also, Jason Austin (pictured) has been promoted to vice president of product engineering and strategy.

  • Gary Bertoline

    Conexus Indiana Names Purdue Leader to Board

    Conexus Indiana has appointed Gary Bertoline to its board of directors. He is dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and distinguished professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. Bertoline joins the 13-member board, which is comprised of statewide representatives from industry and academia.

  • TechPoint Restructures Advisory Board

    Indiana's technology initiative has announced a restructuring of its advisory board. TechPoint says the new board will expand to include its Class of 2018 member companies and universities. The board now includes a total of 80 organizations. Each TechPoint member company is being offered one seat on the board, which is reserved for the chief executive officer or another executive.

  • Mitch Black

    Viral Launch Adds Experienced COO

    Indianapolis-based Viral Launch has named Mitch Black president and chief operating officer. He most recently served as chief executive officer of Bloomington-based Author Solutions LLC. Prior to leading Author Solutions, Black served as president of Indianapolis-based MOBI for five years.

  • James Wimbush

    IU Establishes Black Philanthropy Circle

    Indiana University has launched the Indiana University Black Philanthropy Circle. Formed by IU alumni and friends of the university, the circle will address education issues faced by black communities through the power of philanthropic giving. The Black Philanthropy Circle first grew from the passions of 23 founding members and will support academic resources, create scholarships and fund initiatives. Wimbush and IU alumna Rose Mays will lead the circle as interim co-chairs.

  • Liz Gilhooly and Tara Goble

    Meyers Glaros Group Adds to Team

    Schererville-based Meyers Glaros Group has added Liz Gilhooly as commercial property and casualty insurance team assistant. She most recently served as a customer service representative at Alverno Clinical Laboratories. Also, Tara Goble has been named benefits team assistant.

  • Bob Erwin and Glenn Scolnik

    New Private Equity Firm Fires Up In Indy

    A team with previous connections to Indianapolis-based Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. Inc. has launched a private equity firm. Monument MicroCap Partners LLC, which will also be headquartered in Indianapolis, will be led by Chief Executive Officer Bob Erwin. The leadership team of MMP also includes: Chairman and Managing Partner Glenn Scolnik and Partners Roy Whitney, Rob Troxel and Jim Futterknecht.

  • Charnette Garner and Jennifer Harrison

    First Marion County Superior Court Appointments Unveiled

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made three appointments to the Marion County Superior Courts. Charnette Garner (pictured), Jennifer Harrison (pictured) and Mark Jones will be sworn in on or after January 1, according to Holcomb's office. They will replace Judges Michael Keele, Becky Pierson-Treacy and Thomas Carroll, who are all retiring at the end of the year.

  • Adam Auvil and Jennifer Childe

    CNO Financial Names Two Vice Presidents

    CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Adam Auvil to vice president of corporate development. He joined the company in 2010 and most recently served as vice president of investor relations. He previously held finance and accounting positions at CME Group, Alberto Culver and Ernst & Young. Also, Jennifer Childe has been appointed vice president of investor relations. She previously served as managing director at Clermont Partners.

  • Danny Lopez

    Lopez Joins Conexus Indiana Board

    Conexus Indiana has added Danny Lopez to its board of directors. He is chairman of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s Workforce Cabinet. Lopez joins a 12-member board, which is comprised of statewide leaders who guide Conexus Indiana in its mission to accelerate, promote and grow Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics economy. He previously served as Governor Holcomb’s deputy chief of staff and Lieutenant Governor Holcomb’s chief of staff.

  • Wade Fulford

    Fulford Joins Lewis Wagner as Senior Counsel

    Lewis Wagner has added Wade Fulford as senior counsel. He joins the firm with a diverse legal background, focusing his practice on business litigation. His representation of small businesses across vast industry types has exposed him to a wide range of clients and courtrooms nationwide.

  • Kara Boonstra

    Matchbook Creative Hires Account Executive

    Matchbook Creative has hired Kara Boonstra as an account executive. She previously managed nationwide partnerships for clients at a firm in Chicago. Her clients included Gatorade and Propel electrolyte water. Boonstra also previously worked with the Chicago Blackhawks.

  • Chris Sutton

    Hopebridge Expands Leadership Team

    Indianapolis-based Hopebridge has named Chris Sutton vice president of business development and marketing. He is the founder of the Sutton Marketing Group and most recently served as president.

  • Olivia McGuire and Evelyn Price

    Centier Bank Makes Promotions, Appointments

    Centier Bank has appointed Olivia McGuire (pictured) vice president, commercial lender. Evelyn Price (pictured) has been promoted to vice president, treasury management sales officer for Centier Financial Partners. Erica Eckiss has been promoted to officer, serving as branch manager at the Schererville Strack & Van Til location. Joe Koranek has been promoted to mortgage loan officer, assistant vice president of mortgage. Brian Wujcik has been named branch manager.

  • Jennifer Pavlik

    Keystone Names Pavlik Chief of Staff

    Keystone has added Jennifer Pavlik as vice president and chief of staff. She most recently served in the public sector at the state and federal levels, working closely with Vice President Mike Pence and as his deputy chief of staff. She has experience in strategic logistical and operational development and execution along with high level multi-dimensional event planning and productivity in high stress environments.

  • Sheena Lee

    Etica Group Promotes Lee to VP

    Etica Group Inc., a leading Indianapolis-based Certified Women-Business Enterprise, professional architectural and engineering consulting firm, has promoted Sheena Lee to vice president of operations. In this new role, she will lead the following teams; human resources, financial, information technology, corporate communications and all office administrative functions for the company. Lee has been with the firm for nearly four years.

  • Alan Silva

    Marian University Hires Silva as Provost

    Marian University has selected Alan Silva to serve as executive vice president and provost. He most recently held a similar role at St. Catherine University (formerly The College of St. Catherine) in St. Paul, Minnesota. In his new role, Silva will serve as the university’s chief academic officer and chief operating officer.

  • Jason Bearce

    Indiana Chamber Welcomes Bearce as VP

    Jason Bearce has been named the vice president of education and workforce development for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He has spent his nearly 20-year professional career with the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana Commission for Higher Education, most recently serving as senior associate commissioner at CHE. Bearce will lobby for state education and workforce policy, coordinating the Indiana Chamber’s newly-created Institute for Workforce Excellence.

  • Julie Fawcett and Maya Woods

    BKD Makes Appointments

    BKD has hired Lucas Frank as senior managing consultant in the Forensics & Valuation Services department. Kevin Dodd has been named a senior consultant in the Indianapolis office. Miranda Todd has been hired as an accounting outsourcing associate. Parker Modesitt has joined the Administrative Staff in the Indianapolis office. Zach Biggs has been named a consultant in the Loan Review department. Grace Cooper and Abigail Gomez have been hired as tax associates.

  • WorkSmart System Appoints Business Development Lead

    WorkSmart Systems, an Indianapolis based Professional Employer Organization, has named Krissy Steury business development representative. She previously worked for Automatic Data Processing.

  • Littler Adds Romaniuk to Team

    Littler has added Jennifer Romaniuk to its Indianapolis office. She joins the firm as of counsel after serving six years as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Prior to her clerkship, Romaniuk worked in the private sector focusing on labor and employment law.

  • Deana Haworth

    Hirons Promotes Haworth to COO

    Indianapolis-based Hirons has promoted Deana Haworth to chief operating officer. She has been at the firm for 18 years and will lead all aspects of Hirons’ operations and oversee all departments in the agency. Haworth started as a public relations specialist and has served in various account leadership roles. She most recently led the firm's Communications Management department as senior vice president, director of account services.

  • David Klamen

    New Dean For New School at IU Northwest

    Indiana University Northwest has appointed a dean for its newest school. David Klamen, who will lead the School of Arts, previously served the Gary campus in various roles for more than 20 years before leaving for a position on the East Coast. Klamen is represented by studios in New York and Los Angeles and his work has been exhibited in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

  • CHA Adds Two Assistant Engineers

    CHA Consulting Inc., a diversified, full-service engineering and construction management firm, has added Brad Koartge and Christopher Connor to its Indianapolis area team. Koartge has been named an assistant engineer in its electrical technical group. Connor has been appointed assistant engineer providing highway design assistance.

  • Anne Valentine

    Ivy Tech Names Workforce Partnerships VP

    Ivy Tech Community College as selected Anne Valentine as vice president of workforce partnerships. In her new role, Valentine will be responsible for establishing new and managing existing external partnerships, as well as helping fulfill workforce education and training needs. Valentine has been a part of Ivy Tech since 2013 and most recently served as vice president of enrollment services and customer service.

  • Kimberly Roop

    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Names President

    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Indiana has appointed Kimberly Roop president of its Medicaid plan. She most recently served as regional vice president and medical director and succeeds Kristen Metzger, who is assuming an expanded role within the organization as president, Medicaid central region.

  • Robert Freeman and Bart Shroyer

    DEFENDERS Makes Promotions

    DEFENDERS has promoted Robert Freeman to chief operating officer. He will lead the sales, field services and customer experience organizations.  Also, Bart Shroyer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will head the finance, accounting, ADT relationships, information technology and legal/risk teams.

  • Beth Graham

    F.C. Tucker's Graham Earns Prestigious Designation

    Beth Graham of F.C. Tucker Co. Inc. represents the only relocation professional from the state of Indiana to successfully complete the Certified Relocation Professional designation awarded by Worldwide ERC in its latest round of nationwide testing. Exams took place in 34 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in May. Graham serves as vice president of relocation and business services and has worked in similar capacities in Florida.

  • Andrew Horwath

    EnviroForensics Promotes Horwath to Director

    EnviroForensics, an Indianapolis-based environmental engineering, consulting and remediation design firm, has promoted Andrew Horwath to director of engineering and remediation services. His new role is a pivotal part of the company’s enhanced corporate structure and will provide focus on the remediation side of the business.

  • Shelley McCoy

    McCoy Joins Jackson Lewis

    Shelley McCoy has joined Jackson Lewis P.C. in Indianapolis as of counsel. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel. McCoy joins the firm from Ogletree Deakins where she represented clients in administrative, arbitration, and litigation proceedings across the country and counseled clients on various labor and employment law issues.

  • Crouch Makes Main Street Council Appointments

    Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch has made nine appointments to the Indiana Main Street Council. The appointments include: Valecia Crisafulli, Maria Davis, Marsh Davis, Jay Ellis, J.P. Hall III, Danielle McGrath, Mark Newman, Lewis Ricci and Ashley Willis.

  • Alan Witchey

    The Damien Center Welcomes New CEO

    The Damien Center has appointed Alan Witchey president and chief executive officer. His appointment reflects The Damien Center’s commitment to continued growth and the empowerment of people affected by HIV/AIDS. Witchey brings more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management to The Damien Center. Most recently, he served as executive director for the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis.

  • Alecia Nafziger and Stephanie Wilson

    State Higher Ed Commission Adds Associate Commissioners

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has added Alecia Nafziger and Stephanie Wilson as associate commissioners. Nafziger will serve as associate commissioner and chief financial officer, and Wilson will serve as associate commissioner for strategy and external affairs. Nafziger most recently served as fiscal analyst for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. Wilson returns to the Commission after serving as press secretary for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

  • Shaun Hussey

    Rose-Hulman Promotes Hussey to Strategist

    Shaun Hussey has been promoted to user experience strategist for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Office of Communications and Marketing. Since starting at the institute as email marketing and social media manager in 2015, he has helped develop and execute several social media campaigns. He previously served as executive editor and art director of Terre Haute Living magazine.

  • Bruce Hayes

    New CEO Named For MDwise

    MDwise in Indianapolis has a new leader. Michigan-based McLaren Health Care, which completed its acquisition of the HMO in January, has named Bruce Hayes president and CEO. He succeeds Jim Parker, who has accepted the position of senior advisor to the secretary for health reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hayes joined MDwise in 2018 as chief financial officer.

  • Jill Scicchitano

    South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership Hires Director

    The South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership has hired Jill Scicchitano as director of industry growth initiatives. She has more than 10 years of leadership experience in nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Scicchitano most recently served as executive director of Downtown South Bend Inc., where she maintained relationships with community partners, industry professionals and residents.

  • Ed Romero

    Romero Joins Methodist Hospitals as CFO

    Methodist Hospitals in northwest Indiana has appointed Ed Romero chief financial officer. He previously worked for Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne. Prior to joining Lutheran Romero had extensive experience with HCA, which is a for profit health system.

  • Ellen Kossek

    Purdue Professor Recognized as Fellow

    Purdue University Professor Ellen Kossek has been elected by the Academy of Management as a Fellow. Kossek is a professor of management and research director for the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She is one of nine new Fellows to the organization. The fellowship is a lifetime designation. Kossek’s research focuses on organizational and leader support for subjects like gender diversity, boundary management, interventions. She has been published in more ...

  • Jeremy Slater

    Slater to Direct Discovery Park District

    Jeremy Slater has been named director of the 450-acre Discovery Park District at Purdue University. The innovation and live, work and play hub is expected to attract more than $1 billion in investment over the course of 30 years. Slater, a Purdue graduate, has served as associate director of the district's development and was previously a project manager for the Purdue Research Foundation.

  • Ramy Boghdadi

    TRIMEDX Names Executive VP

    TRIMEDX has named Ramy Boghdadi executive vice president of strategic client value and relationships. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the industry from a variety of roles at Siemens Healthcare IT, GE Healthcare, IMS Health, Berlex Laboratories and, most recently, as managing director at Accenture.

  • Erin Easter

    West Lafayette Names Deputy Director

    Erin Easter has joined the West Lafayette Department of Development as deputy director. She most recently served as vice president of chamber & quality of life for Greater Lafayette Commerce. Easter began her career at Greater Lafayette Commerce in 2009, organizing events and the Indiana Main Street program.

  • Malika Butler

    Indiana Manufacturers Association Adds to Staff

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association, the long-time advocate for small and large manufacturers throughout Indiana, has named Malika Butler government affairs and communications specialist. She has varied experience in the governmental affairs field. Butler previously served as manager of political affairs at the Indy Chamber of Commerce and as a government affairs associate with Gubera Public Affairs LLC.

  • Barb Richards

    The Embassy Theatre Appoints Engagement Officer

    The Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne has named Barb Richards chief engagement officer. She most recently served as general manager for the Fort Wayne CW television station. Richards also spent three years as the Embassy Theatre’s marketing director.

  • Jason Konesco

    Perceivant Appoints Konesco to Board

    Perceivant has appointed Jason Konesco to its board of directors. He is co-founder and chief executive officer of ClearScholar. Konesco previously spent 17 years in higher education as an administrator and is former president and CEO of Harrison College, where he led the college’s 750+ employees while overseeing 12 campuses, in addition to the online and culinary divisions.

  • April Schilling and Joel Nagle

    Stoll Keenon Ogden Adds Three

    Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC has added: April Schilling (pictured), Ronald Smith and Joel Nagle (pictured) to its Indianapolis office. Schilling previously served as a partner in the Indianapolis office of Quarles & Brady. Smith joins the firm as a member and previously worked for Bose, McKinney & Evans. Also, Nagle, counsel, primarily represents franchised automobile dealers, small and large business owners, and state and local governmental entities.

  • Brian Powers

    Duke Energy Names Powers GM

    Duke Energy has selected Brian Powers as general manager for its Gibson Generating Station in Owensville. He fills the role vacated by Mike Mosley, who has been promoted to vice president for Midwest generation.  Powers has been with the company since 1995. He previously served as GM for Duke’s Crystal River North generating station in Citrus County, Florida.

  • Brandon Anderson

    Auburn Museum Names CEO

    The Auburn Cord Deusenberg Automobile Museum has named Brandon Anderson chief executive officer. He previously worked at museums in South Bend, North Carolina and Florida, and officially began his new role earlier this month. ACDAM Board of Trustees Chair Herb Horrom says the selection came after "an extensive national search," citing Anderson's "expertise, energy and passion for historic structures."

  • Lynn Hughes

    Terre Haute Children's Museum Director Takes New Job

    The executive director of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum is moving on. Lynn Hughes, who accepted the position nine years ago, led efforts to relocate the museum to its current home and most recently lined up funding for an indoor ropes challenge course. Jamie McDowell has been named interim executive director. Hughes says she made the "difficult decision" to leave the museum in order to take a position as director of development for Hamilton Center Inc.

  • Matthew Wesaw

    Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Elects Chairman

    The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has elected Matthew Wesaw (pictured) as its Tribal Council chairman. Other officers elected include: Kelly Curran, secretary; Colin Wesaw, elders representative and Gary Morseau, Sr., member-at-large. As Chairman, Wesaw will also serve as chairman and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority Board, which oversees the Band’s casino properties.

  • Pete Dunbar

    KeyBank Promotes Dunbar

    KeyBank has promoted Pete Dunbar to key private bank sales leader. He will lead the sales and service efforts of the private bank team. He has been with the bank for six years, serving as a senior relationship manager for Key Private Bank and has been recognized for his performance. Dunbar has successfully started and sold a community bank in Coral Gables, Florida.

  • Jerry Raynor

    Raynor Named State Conservationist

    Jerry Raynor has been named Indiana state conservationist. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a leader in this field. Raynor previously served as assistant state conservationist of operations for North Carolina and state conservationist for Idaho.

  • Karen Fordham

    Recently-Appointed CEO Leaves St. Joseph Hospital

    Less than a year into the job, the chief executive officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne is leaving. Karen Fordham, who was named to the position by parent company Lutheran Health Network in January, has resigned to take another position out-of-state.

  • Julie Rhodes and  Brianna Dines

    Reconnecting to Our Waterways Adds to Team

    Reconnecting to Our Waterways, a collective impact initiative that works to improve Indianapolis’s waterways, has named Julie Rhodes collective impact director. She joins the group with nearly 30 years of experience in advancing sustainability, waste reduction, water and air quality, green space development, environmental justice and more. Also, the organization has added Brianna Dines as waterways & communications coordinator.

  • Una Osili

    Osili Appointed Mays Family Institute Fellow

    The Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is launching new initiatives. Noted philanthropy scholar Una Osili has been appointed dean’s fellow for the institute. She will conduct research studies on various aspects of diversity and philanthropy. Osili is associate dean for research and international programs and professor of economics and philanthropic studies at the school.

  • Christine Hansen and Erik Hansen

    Ice Miller Adds to Team

    Ice Miller LLP has added Christine Hansen as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property group. She has more than 20 years of experience counseling life sciences and chemical companies on patent prosecution, due diligence and freedom-to-operate issues. The firm has also welcomed Erik Hansen, of counsel, to the business group. He previously served as counsel at a national company that specialized in real estate development, value investments and health care.

  • Brian Long

    IARC Announces New Executive Director

    The group that represents 15 regional planning organizations throughout the state has a new executive director. Brian Long joins the Indiana Association of Regional Councils after a more than 40-year career that includes positions with the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, H. J. Umbaugh and Associates and multiple bond underwriters.

  • Scott Hutchins (Image courtesy of the University of Nebraska.)

    Corteva Agriscience Exec Receives Presidential Nomination

    President Donald Trump has nominated an Indiana agbiosciences executive to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture under secretary of agriculture for research, education and economics. Scott Hutchins is the global leader of integrated field sciences for Corteva Agriscience, which has a Global Business Center at the former Dow Agrosciences campus in Indianapolis.

  • Dawn Kroeger

    Centier Bank Promotes Kroeger to VP

    Centier Bank has promoted Dawn Kroeger to vice president and trust officer for Centier Financial Partners. She joined the financial partners team in 2013 as a trust officer focused on personal trust administration and has attained the professional designation of certified financial planner.

  • Angie Dvorak

    TCU Promotes Dvorak to VP

    South Bend-based Teachers Credit Union has promoted Angie Dvorak to vice president of marketing. In her expanded role, she is responsible for all marketing activities including advertising and promotions, public relations and community giving, including the TCU Foundation. Dvorak most recently served as AVP - director of marketing.

  • Eric Ellsworth

    YMCA CEO Announces Retirement

    Eric Ellsworth, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, has announced plans to retire at the end of the year. The 63-year-old has served as CEO for nearly 13 years and has been with the YMCA throughout his career of 42 years. Upon his retirement, the number of YMCAs in the Indianapolis area will have doubled from six to 12 during his tenure, and a campaign to build a Y in Westfield began earlier this year.

  • Paul Nungester

    First Federal Bank Hires Director

    First Federal Bank has hired Paul Nungester as executive vice president, director of finance and accounting. He has more than 20 years of financial management experience, including the last 17 years at Welltower Inc., where he most recently served as senior vice president and controller.

  • Michele Saysana

    IU Health Names VP

    Michele Saysana has been promoted to vice president of safety, quality and performance improvement at Indiana University Health. She will also keep her position as chief quality and safety officer. Saysana previously served as a hospitalist and medical director of quality and safety at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

  • Casey Holsapple

    Kinetrex Energy Adds Vice President

    Kinetrex Energy has named Casey Holsapple vice president of RNG development and governmental affairs. He will lead the company’s development of renewable natural gas projects and manage the company's federal and state government relations strategy. Holsapple has worked in the energy industry for 11 years. He previously worked for Duke Energy Corp. as an associate general counsel.

  • James Wilson and Robert Fry

    Hogsett Introduces First Two Indy Peacemakers

    As part of a community-focused anti-violence strategy, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has introduced James Wilson and Robert Fry as the first two Indy Peacemakers. The men will provide day-to-day operational and capacity-building assistance to community groups engaged in violence prevention. They will serve under the guidance of Shonna Majors, the city’s first director of community violence reduction.

  • Justin Groenert

    Groenert Named State Treasurer's Chief of Staff

    Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell has selected Justin Groenert as chief of staff. He previously served as director of government relations & public policy for the Southwest Indiana Chamber. Groenert also previously served as district director for U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon.

  • Susan Van Hoosen

    LHD Hires Population Strategist

    LHD Benefit Advisors has hired Susan Van Hoosen as population health strategist. She is founder of a consulting company called Inspired by Fitness and most recently worked as health, wellness and productivity director for a local benefits firm.

  • Embassy Suites Plainfield Makes Appointments

    Embassy by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport, a Sun Development and Management Co. hotel, has appointed Ben Joos general manager. He previously served as general manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Downtown Indianapolis. Also, Mike Grabowski has been named director of sales.

  • Libby Simmons and Jonathan Allinson

    Pivot Marketing Promotes Three

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  • Joshua Brown and Ryan Groves

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  • Abby Stimpson

    IMPA Adds Government Relations Specialist

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  • Heather Kestian

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  • Julia Carpenter

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  • Stevie Baker-Watson

    DePauw AD Wins Award For Leadership

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  • Holcomb Makes Trustee Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced new appointments and reappointments to the boards of trustees for two Hoosier institutions. The appointments include: Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees: Stewart McMillan, Kim Emmert O’Dell and Stephanie Wade. University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees include: W. Harold Calloway, John M. Dunn and Christine Keck.



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