BigWigs & New Gigs

  • Rodriguez Honored With Leadership Award

    The Indy Chamber's Hispanic Business Council has chosen Mario Rodriguez as the recipient of their Leadership Award. He is executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. An engineer by training, Rodriguez has worked in the aviation-management industry for the past 29 years.

  • KSM Consulting Hires Cybersecurity Practice Director

    Indianapolis-based KSM Consulting LLC has hired Dan Resnick as practice director of cybersecurity & compliance. He previously served as manager of health industries cybersecurity & privacy at accounting firm PwC.

  • Lewis Wagner Appoints Partners

    Indianapolis-based law firm Lewis Wagner has appointed: Brandon Ehrie and Eric McNamar partners. Ehrie previously worked for the Michigan Department of the Attorney General, until he became a clerk for the firm in 2009. McNamar previously served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert Rucker, Indiana Supreme Court.

  • DePauw Hires VP For Enrollment Management

    DePauw University has hired Robert "Bobby" Andrews as vice president for enrollment management. He previously served in a similar role at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

  • CarDon & Associates Names Senior Director

    CarDon & Associates has promoted Gregg Gormal to senior director of operations. He has been with the company since 2009. Gormal has held administrative positions at several other senior living communities in the last two decades. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Indiana University.

  • Odle McGuire Shook Appoints Agnew Director

    Mary Agnew has been appointed director of architectural services for Indianapolis-based Odle McGuire Shook. She has more than 30 years of experience in architecture. Agnew brings a diverse portfolio of expertise in commercial, corporate, life science, hospitality, government and educational facility design.

  • New Board Members at Trine, Holtz Takes Emeritus Role

    Trine University has announced three new members of its board of trustees. The school also says legendary college football coach and six-year member of the board Lou Holtz has become trustee emeritus. The new trustees are: Illinois-based Tuthill Corp. Fort Wayne operations President Jeanice Croy (pictured), Parkview Health in Fort Wayne Chief Operating Officer Rick Henvey (pictured) and Oklahoma-based ONEOK Inc. and ONEOK Partners LP Chief Financial Officer Derek Reiners.

  • Birge Picked to Lead 'Next Level' Coworking Space

    Katie Birge will become executive director of Launch Indy June 1. She calls coworking spaces "a critical component" to entrepreneurship and the Hoosier startup community. She previously served as director of the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.'s Bloomington Technology Partnership and digital marketing strategist for Bloomington-based Envisage Technologies LLC.

  • Old National Adds Executive Position

    Evansville-based Old National Bancorp has named Todd Clark (pictured) chief information and strategic innovation officer. In his newly-created role, he will be responsible for the company's information technology division as well as leading its consumer banking strategy. Clark previously served as the Michigan region chief executive officer for Old National.

  • ISU Names College of Education Dean

    Indiana State University has appointed Janet Buckenmeyer dean of the Bayh College of Education. She currently serves as dean of the college of education at Armstrong State University in Georgia. Buckenmeyer will begin her new role July 31.

  • BKD Makes Promotions, Hires

    BKD has added to its team. Jason Roeder has joined the health care team, Samantha Bruton has joined the administrative team. In the firm's Bloomington office Sierra Pratt has been named an administrative assistant. The firm has also made several promotions: Bryan Gray and Rachel Arnold (pictured) have been promoted to senior consultant.

  • Fort Wayne Names Deputy Director

    The city of Fort Wayne has promoted Kelly Lundberg to deputy director for community development of the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services. She previously served as an administrator. Lundberg has worked for the city of Fort Wayne since 2004.

  • IUPUI Appoints Executive Director

    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has appointed Andrea Simpson assistant vice chancellor and executive director for alumni engagement. She has served with the Indiana University Alumni Association as director of alumni programs for the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, IU School of Nursing, and IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences on the IUPUI campus and the IU School of Nursing on the Bloomington campus since March 2016.

  • Sponsel CPA Group Promotes Senior Accountant

    Sponsel CPA Group has promoted Brandon Cangany to senior accountant in its Tax Services department. 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.

  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Chief Retiring

    The chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is stepping down. Deborah Hearn Smith says she will retire at the end of the year. She has been a part of Girl Scouts on a professional level since the early 1970s.

  • Greenwood Chamber Elects Board Chair

    The Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has elected Christine Alfery (pictured) chair for 2017-2018. Alfery, regional sales manager for First Merchants Bank, has served on the board since 2010. 

  • Leadership Indianapolis Names Hale CEO

    Leadership Indianapolis has tapped a former Indiana State Representative and recent lieutenant governor candidate as chief executive officer. Christina Hale will also serve as president for the organization that operates the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series and other community leadership programs.

  • CNO Financial Group's Bonach to Retire

    Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Ed Bonach (pictured) will retire at the end of the year. he has spent the last six years as CEO. The company says the transition also includes leaving the board of directors. President Gary Bhojwani will succeed Bonach and immediately take a seat on the board.

  • Indiana United Ways Adds to Board of Directors

    Indiana United Ways has elected Jonathan Weinzapfel to its board of directors. He is chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College Southwest / Wabash Valley. Weinzapfel has served on numerous United Way member agency boards throughout his career.

  • Stiver Joins TrendyMinds as Senior VP

    Catherine Stiver has joined TrendyMinds as senior vice president of marketing strategy. She has more than 15 years of leadership and marketing experience. With a portfolio that includes work with brands such as Unilever, Eli Lilly and Co., Harrison College and Butler University, Stiver maintains an extensive background in brand development, market research and lead generation.

  • Startup Ladies Founder Becomes CEO

    An executive with Fishers-based Sticksnleaves is stepping down to become chief executive officer of the organization she founded in 2014. Kristen Cooper, who served as vice president of operations and corporate development with the tech company, will become CEO of The Startup Ladies, also based in Fishers.

  • Determine Inc. Names McLaughlin Associate General Counsel

    Carmel-based Determine Inc. has appointed Ryan McLaughlin associate general counsel. He has spent the past five years with Barnes & Thornburg LLP in the firm's Indianapolis and Chicago offices.

  • First Financial Names Regional Manager

    First Financial has named Jeff Cartwright regional manager of investment commercial real estate. He will help local real estate developers and investors access flexible and innovative lending solutions to meet their needs and goals. Cartwright has worked in the Indianapolis Business community for 16 years.

  • Vectren Makes Adjustments to Leadership Roles

    Evansville-based Vectren Corp. is making several changes to its upper-management structure. The utility says the moves are part of ongoing succession plans and continued development of its leadership team. The realignment involves senior vice president and vice president positions. Chief Executive Officer Carl Chapman says the changes include "vice presidential rotation opportunities that broaden these individuals' business acumen and operations experience.

  • Greene Co. Hospital Appoints Executive Director

    Kristin Crynes has been appointed executive director of nursing at Greene County General Hospital. She has worked at the hospital for more than 14 years, serving in leadership roles in infection control, employee health and environmental services. In her new role, Crynes oversees the hospital’s 85 nurses serving in departments that include emergency, obstetrics, medical/surgical, surgery, intensive care, specialties and more.

  • RESOURCE Hires Director

    RESOURCE has added Steve Shockley as director of valuation services. He leads the newly-created arm which includes appraisal, consulting and research. Shockley has worked in a number of smaller appraisal firms, beginning in 2005 when he first got into real estate while living in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Leadership Hendricks County Selects Executive Director

    Danville-based Leadership Hendricks County Inc. has selected Kerry Tuttle as executive director. She served as executive director at the Avon Education Foundation. Tuttle will begin her new role June 5. LHC is a nonprofit organization that each year takes a class of 20-25 citizens and works to prepare them to become leaders in their communities.

  • Rose-Hulman Names Dean of Faculty

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has appointed Russell Warley dean of faculty and professor of chemical engineering from the Penn State University system. He is currently interim director of the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Warley will assume his new duties at Rose-Hulman July 1.

  • Provost, VP Appointed For Holy Cross

    Holy Cross College has selected Justin Watson as provost, in addition to his current role as chief academic officer. The college has also appointed Michael Griffin, currently a tenured professor of theology, as senior vice president. Watson joined Holy Cross in 1995 and became dean of faculty in 2007 and vice president for academic affairs in 2013. Griffin, in his new role as senior vice president, will oversee college relations.

  • Evans Joins FaegreBD's Consulting Health & Biosciences Group

    Dan Evans has joined Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting as a senior director in the health and biosciences group, part of the firm’s national health and life sciences industry team. He joins the firm following a 13-year tenure as president and CEO of Indiana University Health.

  • IMA Promotes Haigh to COO

    The Indianapolis Museum of Art has promoted Kathryn Haigh to chief operating officer. She will continue to manage the museum's art collection, exhibitions, conservation laboratories, historic sites, security and facilities operations, while playing a leading role in developing and implementing a new 30-year master plan for the institution. Haigh joined the IMA in 2007 after spending 13 years at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

  • Primex Plastics Appoints Print Market Specialist

    Primex Plastics Corp. has appointed Theresa Vanna print market specialist. She has more than 30 years of printing industry experience in both flexible and rigid plastic sheet and films. Since 1987, she has served the graphic arts industry as a resource for printable materials for point of purchase, point of sale and in-store environment applications. Vanna serves on the board of directors of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.

  • Lippert Components Names Sales Manager

    Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. has named James Stringer regional sales manager, west central territory to support LCI's aftermarket business. He previously served as territory sales representative for Black & Decker, Meyer Distributing and Coast Distribution.

  • Passolt Joins OneBeacon Surety Group

    Brian Passolt has joined OneBeacon Surety Group, a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group, as vice president overseeing the Midwest region. He has more than 16 years of experience in the middle-market and large commercial surety business.

  • Atlas World Group Promotes Kempf to Corporate Controller

    Evansville-based Atlas World Group Inc., the parent company of Atlas Van Lines, has promoted Jason Kempf to corporate controller. He joined the company in 2004 as claims controller. Kempf brings 18 years of experience to his newest role.

  • Genesis Plastics Adds Engineering Manager

    Indianapolis-based Genesis Plastics Welding Inc. has named Nathan Glass engineering manager. He has nearly 10 years of project management and engineering experience. Glass previously served as a senior product development engineer at Ambu, formerly King Systems Corp.

  • STAR Financial Promotes Carey to Market President

    Fort Wayne-based STAR Financial Bank has promoted Brett Carey to market president for Marion. He joined the bank in 2011. Carey received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Ball State University.

  • Marques Joins Faegre Baker Daniels' Immigration Team

    Immigration Attorney Ryan Marques has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’ labor and employment team in Indianapolis as an associate. As the Honorary Consul of Portugal to the State of Indiana, he brings an international perspective to his cross-border work. Marques helps Fortune 500, medium and small public, private and nonprofit organizations transfer employees across borders and manage immigration matters.

  • Szybowicz Joins Dicor’s Marketing Team

    Alexa Szybowicz has joined Elkhart-based Dicor Corp. as marketing specialist. She brings several years of sales and marketing experience to her role. In her previous role at the South Bend Tribune, Szybowicz created media plans for clients and conducted research to develop advertising tactics using print and digital vehicles; i.e. newspaper, direct mail, email marketing, SEO/SEM, social media advertising, website redesign, etc.

  • Emplify Hires VP of Marketing

    Fishers-based Emplify has added Ed Illig as vice president of marketing. He previously held executive positions in marketing and creative direction at four renowned marketing agencies, including RAZR in Minneapolis and HZDG and Merkle, both in the Washington D.C. area.

  • Gibson County EDC Adds to Team

    Gibson County Economic Development Corp. has named Paul Waters president and chief executive officer and Tami Muckerheide associate director. Waters previously worked for German American Bank and co-founded Leadership Gibson County. Muckerheide previously served as director of the Gibson County Community Foundation.

  • Ivy Tech Names Interim Regional Chancellor

    Ivy Tech Community College has named Terry Nolot interim chancellor for its Sellersburg region. He has served in leadership roles with the school for more than 30 years, most recently as vice chancellor of student affairs. Nolot succeeds longtime chancellor Rita Shourds, who was let go from the position last month.

  • ISU Names Arts and Sciences Dean

    Indiana State University has named Christopher Olsen dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is an accomplished, and locally known, educator and leader. Olsen has been a member of the faculty since 1999 and has served as chair of the history department from 2002 to 2016, when he was selected as interim dean of the college.

  • Blackford County EDC Names Executive Director

    The Blackford County Economic Development Corp. has named Colton Bickel executive director. He currently serves as an operations administrator for Sturtz Public Management Group in Churubusco. Bickel will begin his new role in June.

  • Dow, DuPont Name DowDuPont Board

    DuPont and The Dow Chemical Co. have selected its new members of the board of directors for the company that would be created pending approval of a proposed $130 billion merger. The companies continue to expect the merger to close in August. The DowDuPont Board will include 16 members, eight from Dow and eight from DuPont. The appointments will be official once the merger is approved.

  • Appirio’s Friedland Accepted Into Forbes Communications Council

    Elizabeth Friedland has been accepted into the Forbes Communications Council, an invitation-only community for communications, public relations, public affairs and media relations executives. To date, Friedland is the only member from Indiana. She is director of communications for Appirio.

  • Pontius Joins Bose McKinney & Evans

    The law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP has added Laura Pontius to the Labor and Employment Group. She works out of the firm's Fort Wayne office and represents employers from around the state and country in immigration matters. Pontius previously served as manager and director of a boutique immigration law firm.

  • Notre Dame Professor Nominated For Appeals Court

    President Donald Trump has nominated a University of Notre Dame professor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Amy Coney Barrett currently serves as the Diane and M.O. Miller II Research Chair in Law and a professor of law at the university. Notre Dame says Barrett teaches and researches in subjects, including federal courts, constitutional law and statutory interpretation.

  • Neidig Appointed IHSAA Assistant Commissioner

    The IHSAA Executive Committee has approved Paul Neidig to serve as an assistant commissioner. His appointment is effective July 1. Neidig will fill the vacancy left by Assistant Commissioner Phil Gardner who is retiring June 30. Neidig most recently served as chief of staff and director of athletics of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.

  • IndyGo Announces Promotions and Organizational Changes

    IndyGo has promoted Bryan Luellen to vice president of public affairs and communications and Justin Stuehrenberg to vice president of planning and capital projects. Luellen began at IndyGo in 2009 and has served in increasingly responsible roles within the public affairs realm. Stuehrenberg began at IndyGo in 2014 as director of special transit projects.

  • Dittoe Public Relations Promotes Three

    Dittoe Public Relations has promoted: Meagan Hook (pictured), Vanessa Staublin and Skylar Whitney (pictured) from account coordinators to account executives. They will now take on more clients and responsibility in their new roles. Hook will lead social media initiatives, while Staublin will take on design projects and Whitney will enhance company culture.

  • Gibson Hires Data Analyst

    Joe Stiglitz has joined South Bend-based Gibson as a data analyst in the Employee Benefits Practice. He previously worked as an actuarial analyst for Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance.

  • Valeo Financial Advisors Hires CIO

    Valeo Financial Advisors has hired Charlotte Lippert as chief investment officer. She previously owned Charlotte Lippert Wealth Management and has more than 20 years experience in independent financial consulting. Lippert began her career at Old National Wealth Management, serving as vice president and director of due diligence. From 2008 to 2011, she was a portfolio manager and director of investments for Bedel Financial Consulting.

  • Bradley and Montgomery Names CSO

    Independent creative agency Bradley and Montgomery has named Gavin Johnston chief strategy officer.  He will be responsible for managing strategy for clients across the agency and brings more than 19 years of strategic experience to the role. Johnston previously led strategic teams and initiatives resulting in award-winning work for clients like Bayer, Gatorade, GSK, Kellogg’s, Chrysler, Kimberly-Clark, Wells Fargo, H&R Block and LG.

  • CSM Promotes Huffman to GM

    CSM Sport & Entertainment has promoted Ashlee Huffman to general manager of its motorsport practice in North America. She joined the business in 2004 and works out of the Indianapolis office, working globally across a number of its key clients including BP Castrol, Crown Royal, Hisense, Jaguar Land Rover, Lilly Diabetes, Mazda and Verizon.

  • IU Precision Health Selects Director

    Kun Huang has been named director of data sciences and informatics for Indiana University’s first Grand Challenge initiative, Precision Health. He is an internationally-recognized scientific and academic leader in bioinformatics and computing. Huang's research focuses translational bioinformatics and integrative genomics tools for precision health, algorithms and software for mining and visualizing large and complex biomedical data.

  • Methodist Hospitals Appoints Directors

    Jacqueline Hoekema and Constance Adams have been appointed co-directors of the Methodist Hospitals Heart & Vascular Institute in northwest Indiana. Hoekema is the new director of Business Operations, and Adams will oversee Clinical & Quality.

  • Bird Named President East Central Region For IU Health

    Jeff Bird has been promoted to president of the East Central Region for IU Health, which includes IU Health Ball Memorial and Blackford hospitals. He currently serves as chief operating officer and chief medical officer for IU Health Ball Memorial hospital. Bird graduated from DePauw University before graduating from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completing his residency in Family Medicine at IU Health Ball Memorial.

  • Thompson Thrift Retail Group Appoints VP

    Terre Haute-based Thompson Thrift Retail Group is expanding its presence into the southeast region with the appointment of Ryan Menard as vice president, director of southeast region. He joined TTRG in 2012 and most recently served as vice president of sales & leasing. Menard previously served as a vice president of Seven Development.

  • Troyer Group Promotes Leszczynski to President

    Mishawaka-based Troyer Group has promoted John Leszczynski to president. He previously served as senior vice president. Prior to that, Leszczynski also worked for the city of South Bend for 22 years, 17 of which he was director of public works and city engineer. He was also chairman of the board of directors for South Bend Public Transportation Corp. for 10 years and currently a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals and Area Plan Commission.

  • Formstack Names Sapp COO

    Indianapolis-based Formstack has named Dustin Sapp chief operating officer. He is an award-winning business leader, entrepreneur and technologist. Most recently Sapp served as co-founder chief executive officer of Octiv (formerly TinderBox).

  • Holcomb Names Wilson Executive Director of ICRC

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Greg Wilson executive director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. In this role, Wilson will oversee the commission that enforces civil rights laws, investigates discrimination complaints and educates organizations, companies, landlords, associations and individuals on their rights and responsibilities under Indiana Civil Rights Laws.

  • The Lumina Foundation Appoints CFO

    The Lumina Foundation has named Brad Kelsheimer (pictured) chief financial officer. He will replace longtime CFO J. David Maas, who is retiring after 17 years. Kelsheimer previously served as DePauw University's senior vice president for finance and administration.

  • Ball State Promotes Repp to Dean

    Phil Repp has been chosen as dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. He has been serving as interim dean since September 2015. Repp oversees the Departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning, and all related college programs. His appointment is effective June 1. Repp has served the university as vice president for Information Technology since 2008 and was associate vice president for IT before that, starting in 2002.

  • Sharpley Joins Krieg DeVault

    Krieg DeVault has added Tiffany Sharpley as a senior attorney in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. She previously served as senior counsel to ADP LLC and as a partner at Ice Miller LLP where she provided federal tax law compliance advice to clients regarding employee benefits.

  • Earthwave Technologies Hires Director of Sales

    Indianapolis-based Earthwave Technologies has hired Evan Triggs as director of sales. He previously worked as an advertising sales manager for Angie’s List.

  • Ironworks Hotel Indy Hires GM

    Ironworks Hotel Indy, the first boutique hotel on Indianapolis’ north side, has hired Amy Isbell-Williams as general manager. She will oversee all operations for the hotel. Isbell-Williams’ 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry will be instrumental in ensuring a successful grand opening this fall.

  • Miller Named Director For USF

    Kate Miller has joined the Development Committee of the Board at the University of Saint Francis as a director. She is a trust officer for STAR Financial Bank. Miller also serves as a board member and on the Finance Committee for the YWCA.  She is also a member of the Fort Wayne Estate Planning Council.

  • ISU Names Dean For College of Health & Human Services

    Indiana State University has named Caroline Mallory dean of the College of Health and Human Services. She has served for the past seven years as associate dean for research and graduate program coordinator at Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing. Mallory has been at the university for 17 years. She will begin her new role July 17.

  • The Economic Club of Indiana Appoints Officers, Board Members

    The Economic Club of Indiana has selected officers for the 2017-2018 season and welcomes three incoming board members. The club's new roster of officers includes Claire Fiddian-Green (pictured), president; Nasser Paydar (pictured), vice president; John Mead, secretary/COO; Korlon Kilpatrick, member and Michael Kaufmann, program chair.

  • CareSource Appoints Directors

    The Indiana market operations of CareSource, a national nonprofit leader in managed health care, has added five directors: Betsy Jerome (pictured), Caitlin Priest, Todd Lare, Jennifer Kasper (pictured) and Holly Ross. Jerome is director of Care4U, Indiana. Priest is government relations director for Indiana. Lare is director of JobConnect for the Indiana market. Kasper is director of administration. Ross is POWER Account manager.

  • Lilly Names Pusey Senior VP

    Eli Lilly and Co. has named Leigh Ann Pusey senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications. She currently serves as president and CEO of the American Insurance Association, an insurance industry trade association representing more than 300 insurers that provide property and casualty insurance in the United States. Pusey joined AIA in 1996 and was promoted to president and CEO in February 2009.

  • Kulczak Receives High Honor

    The longtime executive director of the Japan America Society of Indiana has received the highest award possible from Japan for her efforts in strengthening ties between Indiana and the Asian nation. Theresa Kulczak was presented with "The First Order of the Rising Sun with Gold and Silver Rays" by the Honorable Toshiyuki Iwado, Consul-General of Japan in Chicago, at an event at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis earlier this year.

  • Stolen Named CEO of IndyHumane

    The Humane Society of Indianapolis has named Steven Stolen (pictured) chief executive officer. His official start date is June 1. Current CEO John Aleshire announced last September that he would retire from the Humane Society of Indianapolis after leading the organization for eight years. Stolen has held high-profile positions at Butler University, Indianapolis Children’s Choir, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Rocketship Education and most recently, the Indy Chamber.

  • Kaufman Appointed Director of Kroc Institute

    Asher Kaufman has been appointed the John M. Regan Jr. director of the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is a professor of history and peace studies. Kaufman, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2005, is an expert on border disputes and regional conflicts, specializing in the history and legacy of nationalism and colonialism in the Middle East.

  • MainSource Bank Adds Sales Manager

    MainSource Bank has appointed Eric Lines mortgage production sales manager. He previously served as an assistant vice president -private client mortgage banker at Chase Bank.

  • Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Adds VP

    The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has named Kate Virag vice president of marketing & strategic communications. She has experience in marketing, communications and public relations in retail and fashion, most recently with Matilda Jane Clothing and Vera Bradley.

  • Buttigieg Names Chief of Staff

    Mayor Pete Buttigieg has named Angela Kouters as interim chief of staff to the Mayor. Her arrival ensures continuity in city operations as outgoing Chief of Staff James Mueller fully transitions to his new role as executive director of community investment. Kouters most recently served in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

  • MutualFirst Reappoints Lashley to Board of Directors

    MutualFirst Financial Inc., the holding company of MutualBank, has reappointed Richard Lashley to its board of directors of MutualFirst. In February, he resigned as a director due to Management Interlocks Act restrictions.

  • EDCMC Elects Board Member

    The Economic Development Corp. Michigan City has elected Stephanie Oberlie as a board member for a three-year term as a Michigan City Chamber of Commerce appointee. She is chief operating officer & senior vice president for Harbour Trust & Investment Management. Oberlie has served on several non-for-profit boards including Duneland Health Council, Michigan City Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce.

  • Smith Joins Music For All Board of Directors

    Marla Smith has been elected to the Music for All Board of Directors. She is retired and previously served as executive assistant to Indianapolis entrepreneur Michael Maurer and office manager for Maurer Rifkin & Hill. Music for All is a nonprofit educational organization, whose mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all.

  • Mad Anthonys Names Red Coat Recipients

    Mad Anthonys is celebrating its 60th anniversary by selecting longtime local leaders as recipients of its highest annual honor. State Senator David Long (pictured) and the Fort Wayne Komets’ six-man ownership team, including Scott Sproat, brothers Stephen, Michael, Richard, David and William Franke, will be honored as Mad Anthonys 2017 Red Coat recipients.

  • Joergens Named Financial Education Instructor of The Year

    The National Financial Educators Council has awarded Ben Joergens the Financial Education Instructor of the Year award. The award is set aside to recognize a single individual who has made markedly significant contributions to promoting financial wellness over the previous year. Joergens was selected for this award because of his experience, serving as financial empowerment director and vice president at Old National Bank in Evansville, since 2013.

  • Barnes & Thornburg Adds to Team

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Randolph Rompola to its government finance team. He is a public and municipal finance lawyer and a partner at the firm's South Bend office. Previously, was a long-time partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, Rompola has experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel in a wide variety of taxable and tax-exempt public finance transactions.

  • BKD Promotes Brackin to Senior Associate II

    BKD has promoted Grant Brackin to senior associate II. He is part of the Audit department. Brackin started with the firm in 2014 as a senior associate. He also completed an internship with the Audit department.

  • Bradley Co. Promotes Market Leaders to Managing Directors

    Bradley Co. has promoted: Tom Deitche (pictured), Sally Tucker (pictured) and Jim Logan from market leaders to managing directors for each of their respective offices. Deitche has been with the company since 2011 in a leadership role within the commercial property management division in Fort Wayne. Tucker started with the company in 2015. She has more than 10 years of experience in property management. Logan joined the company in 2015.

  • Caregiver Homes Names State Director

    Caregiver Homes of Indiana, the provider of Structured Family Caregiving through state Medicaid waivers, has promoted Jennifer Trowbridge to state director. She previously served as northwest Indiana branch manager. Trowbridge also previously served as regional executive director for EPIC Home Health.

  • ClearObject Names Director of HR

    ClearObject has named Jenny Boushehry director of human resources. She most recently worked at Appirio as a HR business partner. Boushehry will be responsible for building corporate and organizational value through strong human resources leadership.

  • Oakland University Appoints Pescovitz President

    Oakland University has appointed Ora Hirsch Pescovitz (pictured) president. She begins her new role July 1. Pescovitz becomes the university’s seventh president, succeeding George W. Hynd, who is completing a three-year term. She has served as senior vice president and U.S. medical leader for Lilly Bio-Medicines at Eli Lilly and Co. since October 2014.

  • MainSource Financial CCO Retiring

    MainSource Financial Group Inc., the holding company for MainSource Bank, has announced the retirement of Chief Credit Officer Bill Goodwin. He joined the bank in 2009 and has more than 25 years of banking experience in commercial lending, credit administration and mortgage banking.

  • United Benefit Advisors Selects Senior VP

    United Benefit Advisors has named John Behn senior vice president of partner relations. In this role, he will be the primary driver of high-value services, tools, and products that enhance opportunity and growth for UBA Partner Firms. Behn began his career in the financial services arena in 1991 where he started a full-service financial services practice.

  • CHIP Names Manager

    The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention has named Stephanie Friend homeless management information system manager. She previously worked on HMIS in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina where she served as a management analyst.

  • USA Diving Appoints CEO

    USA Diving has named Lee Johnson chief executive officer. He has more than 19 years of experience in strategic planning, brand building and partnership marketing with top brands, universities and National Governing Bodies. Johnson previously served as vice president of marketing for USA Gymnastics and has collaborated on high-level marketing programs with Olympic and NGB sponsors, including P&G, AT&T, Hershey and Kellogg's.

  • DePauw Graduate to Lead General Mills

    Jeffrey Harmening (pictured), a graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to chief executive officer of Minnesota-based General Mills Inc. He was an economics major and Management Fellow at the university. Harmening will begin his new role June 1. He graduated from DePauw in 1989 and has been with the company for 23 years, most recently serving as president and chief operating officer. Harmening succeeds Ken Powell, who has served as CEO since 2007.

  • Hogsett Announces Members of The Latino Advisory Council

    Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced the re-establishment of the Latino Advisory Council. The group will provide guidance on how the city can best support and uplift Indianapolis’ Latino community. With this council, the city hopes to bolster engagement and elevate the role Latinos play in making Indianapolis a safer, more welcoming, and more economically secure Indianapolis.

  • Defense Development Office Appoints Director

    Danielle Chrysler has been named director of the Indiana Office of Defense Development. She is a member of the Indiana National Guard 215th Area Support Medical Company and previously served as chief operations officer and president of the Indianapolis-based National Center for Complex Operations.

  • Smith Named Dean of Pharmacy Programs at Manchester

    Manchester University has selected W. Thomas Smith dean of Pharmacy Programs in the College of Pharmacy, Natural and Health Sciences. In his new role, he oversees both the Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics programs that are based at the MU Fort Wayne campus. Smith previously served as pharmacy associate dean of assessment and administration.

  • Red Cross Names Director of Operations

    The American Red Cross has hired Vanessa Davis as director of operations for the central Indiana chapter. She previously served as a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP where she focused her legal practice on litigation and project management.

  • Schurz Receives E.M. Morris Award

    The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at Indiana University South Bend has presented Franklin Schurz Jr. with the E.M. Morris Award. The award is given to an individual for distinguished achievement, leadership, and contributions to the advancement of business and quality of life in Michiana. Schurz is past chairman of Schurz Communications Inc. a news and information company that consists of cable, newspaper publishing and digital media businesses.

  • Curry & Associates Adds to Team

    Danville-based Curry & Associates Inc. has named Jill Curry project manager and funding specialist. She previously served as a community liaison for the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

  • Celadon Group Announces Two Promotions

    Celadon Group Inc. has promoted Jonathan Russell (pictured) to president and chief operating officer. He will oversee all trucking operations. Also, Douglas Schmidt has been promoted to president of Celadon Trucking and will oversee the truckload division.

  • Field & Main Bank Appoints Meyer President

    Field & Main Bank has announced changes to its executive leadership team. Joe Meyer (pictured) has been named president. He is currently a partner at BKD. Dale Sights, current president, has been promoted to president of the holding company, Field & Main Bancorp Inc. The changes will go into effect in June.

  • Aura IT Consulting Hires Two

    Indianapolis-based Aura IT Consulting has hired Mike Rooks as senior cloud and systems administrator and Rachael Barter as regional client relationship manager. Rooks most recently served as director of IT at Blue Pillar and as a senior service engineer on Microsoft Corporation’s Azure service delivery team. Barter previously served as director of client experience at RenPSG, channel director at Nexlink and executive corporate solutions manager at AT&T.

  • VEAPS Inc. Adds Recruiting Executive

    VEAPS Inc., an Indiana-based systems integrator, has launched VEAPS Technical Staffing and hired Shawn Petty as recruiting executive. For nearly a decade, VEAPS has been collaborating with life science, food and beverage, and automotive clients on industrial automation and validation projects.

  • Research Leader Selected as Purdue Dean For College of Engineering

    Purdue University has chosen an award-winning researcher in networks engineering and a leader in educational innovations from Princeton University as the next dean of the College of Engineering. Mung Chiang, the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering, was selected from a group of three finalists following a national search. He will assume the position of John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering on July 1.

  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Adds New Board Members

    Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has elected eight community leaders to serve as members-at-large on its board of directors. Board positions were filled by individuals from a variety of communities in central Indiana. They include: Sue Ellspermann (pictured), Jo Lynn Garing, Toni Hickey (pictured), Kimberly Morgan, Betsy Phillips, Stephanie Smithey, Jennifer Stansberry and Chloe Winston.

  • Othman Selected For National Leadership Program

    Saib Othman, associate provost of academic affairs at Marian University, is one of 45 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in the 2017–2018 Senior Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the yearlong program are administrators in higher education who have been identified by their institutions as having the potential for senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities.

  • Old National’s Vanzo Named HR Professional of The Year

    Kendra Vanzo is one of two recipients of the 2017 Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professional of the Year award. This state-wide honor, awarded annually by the Indiana Chamber during its Human Resources Conference & Expo Awards Luncheon. Vanzo is executive vice president of associate engagement and integration for Old National Bank.

  • Crew Carwash Hires Controller

    Crew Carwash has named Scott Turner controller. He previously served in a similar role at JD Byrider. Turner has 20 years of finance experience working with Emmis Communications and BKD.

  • THE PLAID AGENCY Names Communications Specialist

    Carmel-based THE PLAID AGENCY, a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm, has named Amanda Clark a communications specialist, driving the agency’s public relations operations. Clark is a public speaker and advocate for cancer caregivers. She recently was awarded the prestigious Angels of Grace award from the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center in Indianapolis.

  • Fat Atom Marketing Has New Leadership

    Carmel-based Fat Atom Marketing has new leadership and is pursuing the designation of being a “woman-owned business.” Jen Fox (pictured) is president and Adam Fox (pictured) is vice president after purchasing the remainder of the company from founder Todd Muffley. Both Jen and Adam have been with the company for many years in various capacities.

  • LTC Language Solutions Promotes Price

    LTC Language Solutions has promoted Doug Price to sales director. He has been with the organization since 2013 and previously served as client service manager.

  • Lakeside Adds Senior Advisor

    Northwest Indiana financial firm, Lakeside Wealth Management, has added Senior Advisor Tom Muldowney. He previously served as financial advisor, senior-vice president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. Muldowney brings more than 25 years of knowledge and experience to the Lakeside team. He serves both private wealth clients and corporate 401(k) clients.

  • First Financial Names Market President

    Bill Bower has been named market president of First Financial Bank in Indianapolis. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading a team of Commercial Relationship Managers, Treasury Management Officers and Private Bankers. Bower has been a commercial banker his entire career and previously served as senior vice president for Oak Street Funding.

  • JCC Indianapolis Announces New CEO

    JCC Indianapolis has appointed Eric Koehler (pictured) chief executive officer effective June 19. He replaces Ira Jaffee, who retires in June after more than 30 years in the position. Koehler cites the Jewish value of tikkun olam, repairing the world, as one of the important ones to the mission of the JCC. Koehler is transitioning from the JCC in Stamford, Connecticut where he served as CEO for five years.

  • Bradley to Leave ISU

    After nine years at the helm of Indiana State University, President Dan Bradley says he will step down in January. Under his leadership, the Terre Haute school experienced record enrollment and took on a number of high-profile capital projects including the Student Recreation Center, University Hall and renovations to the Gibson Track and Field facility and Dede Plaza. The university says details are forthcoming on the national search for Bradley's successor.

  • Manchester Names Dean For Natural & Health Sciences

    Mark Huntington has been named dean for Natural and Health Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, Natural and Health Sciences at Manchester University. He has served as associate dean since October 2015.

  • Indiana DCS Appoints CFO

    The Indiana Department of Child Services has appointed Leah Raider chief financial officer. She most recently worked as a deployment leader at Indiana University Health. Raider has also worked in state government as an analyst and assistant director with the Indiana State Budget Agency and was responsible for, in part, managing budget analysts and overall fiscal oversight of more than 15 state agencies.

  • Social Health Association Names Manager

    Social Health Association of Indiana has named Michelle Anderson manager of human resources & operations. She previously served as deputy director of the Indiana Arts Commission and chief operating officer of Girls Inc.

  • Adams Joins WGU Indiana Advisory Board

    Cindy Adams has joined the WGU Indiana Advisory Board. She is chief nursing officer at St. Vincent Health. Adams earned her bachelor’s from Ball State University and both her master’s and doctorate from Indiana University School of Nursing. She has been a critical care nurse for 10 years and nurse practitioner/director for 15 various hospitals around the state.

  • Griffin Named Minority Achiever Award Recipient

    Shannetta Griffin, senior director of planning and development with the Indianapolis Airport Authority, has been named the Center for Leadership Development Minority Achiever Award recipient in the category of business and industry. She is a civil engineer and the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Toledo’s College of Civil Engineering.

  • Wilkins Appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music Faculty

    Thomas Wilkins, a gifted conductor who is celebrated for his ability to communicate with orchestras as well as audiences, and who wants to see the ranks of classical musicians grow more culturally diverse, has been appointed professor of music (orchestral conducting) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He will assume the Henry A. Upper Chair of Orchestral Conducting.

  • Parton Promoted to Indiana CPA Society VP

    The Indiana CPA Society has promoted Stephanie Parton to vice president of communications. She has been with the Society for 17 years, starting as publications associate in 2000, then moving up to director marketing communications in 2006.

  • Eskenazi Health Promotes Overley to CEO

    Eskenazi Health has promoted Ashley Overley to chief executive officer of Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health and vice president of mental health operations. She previously served as Eskenazi Health Midtown’s chief medical officer for quality. Overley is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, completing her residency through its program and spending much of her time with Eskenazi Health Midtown.

  • Moriarty Elected to KIB Board of Directors

    Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP's John Moriarty has been elected to the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful board of directors. He will serve a three-year term. Moriarty has served on the KIB Finance Committee for the past four years. KIB supports community improvement projects and volunteers, and partners with neighborhoods, the public sector, and community groups and businesses to keep Indianapolis’ public spaces vibrant and thriving.

  • RESOURCE Appoints New President

    Indianapolis-based RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate has appointed Kevin Adams president. He most recently served as regional vice president at OHL. Additionally, his career is comprised of many years of progressive leadership experience, serving as vice president-general manager of Golden-AGI, senior director-operations at Bright Point, business unit manager at SMC and mechanical engineer for UMM, Firestone, Olin Corp. and Rolls Royce of North America.

  • Regency Properties Hires Senior Accountant

    Evansville-based Regency Properties has hired Jaclyn Hill as a senior accountant. Most recently, she worked for Millennium Steel Service as assistant controller. Hill is a member of the Association of Accountants and Finance Professionals and a Gibson County Economic Development Board member.

  • OCRA Promotes Crouch to Deputy Director

    The Office of Community and Rural Affairs has promoted Matt Crouch to deputy director. He has been with the agency for 10 years and started as South Central Community Liaison in 2007. Crouch then served as project manager and senior project manager coordinating several key initiatives including the Stellar Communities Designation Program, Indiana Site Certified (formerly Indiana Shovel Ready), Indiana Main Street Program and several other statewide programs.

  • EdChoice Announces Hires, Promotion

    EdChoice, a nonprofit organization that promotes state-based educational choice programs, has named Jason Bedrick director of policy. He was previously part of the EdChoice research fellowship program. The organization has hired Mike Shaw as research assistant.  Also, Katie Brooks (pictured) has been promoted to marketing director.

  • FirstPerson Adds to Team

    FirstPerson has hired Connor Hammond and Taylor Summa as benefits analysts. Hammond is a graduate of Indiana University and received the Evans Scholarship and graduated with distinction before moving into insurance. Summa recently graduated cum laude from Marian University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and management information systems and holds his Life and Health Insurance license.

  • Anthem Appoints Pham VP

    Anthem Inc. has named Hongmai (Mai) Pham vice president of provider alignment solutions. She is a founding official at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, where she recently served as chief innovation officer and was responsible for implementation of the alternative payment model provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and other multi-organizational initiatives.

  • Well Done Marketing Adds Traffic Manager

    Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has named Abbie Spahn to the newly-created traffic manager position. She previously held positions at deZinnia Inc., Target and RRM Financial Services Inc.

  • Columbus Regional Health Adds Associate Chief Medical Officers

    Columbus Regional Health has named R. Lee Kiser associate chief medical officer of Columbus Regional Hospital and Slade Crowder associate chief medical officer of Columbus Regional Health Physicians. The ACMO works to establish and facilitate the system of care to deliver high quality medical care, excellent patient experience, and cost containment for patients across the entire health system.

  • Bose McKinney & Evans Adds Associate

    Bose McKinney & Evans LLP has added Associate Gretchen Parrish to the Intellectual Property Group. She counsels corporate clients on intellectual property law, with a focus on patent matters. In addition, she assists in developing, managing and leveraging strategic portfolios worldwide for multiple clients. Prior to becoming an attorney, Parrish worked at Intel as an engineer for 16 years.

  • Mayor Buttigieg Appoints Executive Director

    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has named James Mueller executive director of community investment, transitioning from his current position as chief of staff to the Mayor. The Department of Community Investment plays a critical role in realizing the Mayor’s vision across several key areas: economic opportunity and business development, city planning and strategic investment in community resources, and neighborhood engagement and policy.

  • Benner Receives Sagamore of The Wabash

    Governor Eric Holcomb has presented Inside INdiana Business Contributor Bill Benner with the Sagamore of The Wabash. The award is given to a person who has "rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor." Holcomb surprised Benner with the award during a taping of Inside INdiana Business Television. Benner said he was shocked to receive the honor.

  • Seven Corners Promotes Heller to Director

    Seven Corners Inc. has promoted Joe Heller to director of software engineering. He has been with the company since August 2015, when he started as a software engineering manager.

  • Clark Dietz Appoints Client Manager

    Kate Weese has joined Clark Dietz’s Indianapolis office as client manager. She has more than 20 years of experience working as a city engineer and as a consultant in the engineering industry, she has been involved in all aspects of infrastructure, from major capital improvement projects to daily operations, maintenance and management of engineering departments.

  • Lake City Bank Adds to Mortgage Lending Team

    Lake City Bank has added Robert Woodard to its mortgage lending team. He will work out of the bank’s Indianapolis North office. Woodard, who is currently an assistant vice president, mortgage loan originator, has 19 years of experience in financial services, most recently at BMO Harris Bank.

  • Red Cross Names AmeriCorps Program Director

    The American Red Cross has named Davetta Henderson (pictured) AmeriCorps program director for the Indiana region. She is an AmeriCorps alumnus with more than 20 years of administration experience in higher education, the social service industry and the federal government.

  • Fever Star Named Assistant Coach at ASU

    Arizona State University has named current Indiana Fever guard Briann January assistant coach. She helped lead ASU to 104 wins, the most in program history in a four-year span, while playing for the Sun Devils. January will continue her professional playing career with Indiana, where she is currently preparing to start her ninth season.

  • Leadership Harrison County Names Executive Director

    Leadership Harrison County has named Nathan Broom executive director. He will lead the nonprofit, which recruits a class of community members each year to develop ideas and skills to respond to the "challenges and opportunities in Harrison County." Broom is a co-founder and partner of Louisville-based Oak Seed Inc.

  • Barlow Named Carmel Police Chief

    Mayor Jim Brainard has appointed Jim Barlow (pictured) Carmel police chief. He will replace retiring Chief Tim Green. Also, Mayor Brainard has appointed two assistant chiefs. Aaron Dietz will oversee Operations and Jeff Horner will oversee Administration. These changes will become effective June 1. Barlow has been a member of the Carmel Police Department for 34 years, the last six years serving as assistant chief.

  • Wellness For Life Appoints Client Relations Specialist

    Terre Haute-based, on-site clinic management company Wellness For Life has promoted Stacy Brownbridge to client relations specialist. She is now taking on a more primary role as account manager for select clients. Brownbridge has been working within the marketing department and has played a crucial role in redesigning the monthly newsletter and designing all of the recent marketing flyers and brochures.

  • Caregiver Homes of Indiana Hires Manager

    Caregiver Homes of Indiana has hired Ronda Fox as district manager of its Indianapolis branch. She previously worked for Creative Health Solutions where she served as a rehab director, claims denial manager and regional operations manager. Fox is also a certified occupational therapy assistant and served as an adjunct instructor at Brown Mackie College in the COTA program.

  • Zoeller Joins Golars as General Counsel

    Noblesville-based Golars Environmental Engineering has appointed Greg Zoeller as general counsel. He has spent much of his career in public service, but he also has experience as a problem-solver for private, entrepreneurial businesses. Zoeller served as Indiana’s 42nd attorney general from 2009 to 2017, where he led a diverse team of 162 deputy attorneys and other professional staff.

  • Capital Cities Announces Promotions

    Indianapolis-based Capital Cities LLC has promoted Amanda Black to chief executive officer. She has been with investment firm for 10 years. Black is a graduate of Hanover College, receiving her MBA from Anderson University. Also, Tiffany Spudich has been promoted to chief client officer. She has worked at Capital Cities for 14 years.

  • Alumnus to Head Purdue’s School of Nuclear Engineering

    Seungjin Kim (pictured) has been named the next head of the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University. He will take over the position on June 1. He is a professor of nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering and director of the Advanced Multiphase Flow Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University.

  • Independent Colleges Names New CEO

    Independent Colleges of Indiana has named David Wantz (pictured) president and chief executive officer. He most recently served as interim executive vice president and provost at the University of Indianapolis. Wantz succeeds Richard Ludwick, who announced in December he was stepping down to become president of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Ludwick will begin his new role in July.

  • Governor Holcomb Expands IEDC Board

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made six new appointments to the Indiana Economic Development Corp. board of directors. The appointments are: John Lechleiter, Kristin  Marcuccilli (pictured), Fred Merritt (pictured), Mark Miles, Amy Schumacher and Linda White. This follows the passage of Senate Enrolled Act 507, which authorizes the governor to expand the IEDC board of directors from 12 to 15 members.

  • Lauth Group Appoints Managers

    Carmel-based Lauth Group Inc. has named Michael Dinges senior project manager. He has nearly 10 years of construction management experience and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Dinges earned his Masters and Bachelor’s degrees at Purdue University. The firm also appointed Danny Fox associate project manager. He will assist with bid stage development and coordination with subcontractors on job-related activities.

  • Capitol Construction Services Hires Project Manager

    Josh Gronberg has joined Capitol Construction Services Inc. as a project manager. He recently served as director of tenant finish for MacDougall Pierce Construction.

  • Krieg DeVault Adds to Team

    Krieg DeVault has added Ann Marie Woolwine as an associate to the firm’s Commercial Real Estate and Lending Practice Group. She focuses her practice in the area of commercial banking. Woolwine previously served as an associate at Burke, Costanza & Carberry LLP. Woolwine clerked for the Honorable Michael P. Barnes of the Indiana Court of Appeals.

  • Franklin College Names VP

    Franklin College has named Evelyn Buchanan vice president for development and alumni engagement. With more than 20 years of fundraising experience, she previously served as vice president for institutional advancement since 2015 at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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