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  • Sigma Theta Tau International Names CEO

    The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, has named Elizabeth Madigan chief executive officer. She most recently served as Independence Foundation Professor in Nursing Education at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

  • Gallagher Uniform Hires HR Manager

    Gallagher Uniform has hired Jennifer Rosa as human resources manager. She previously served as assistant human resources manager for the city of Battle Creek. Rosa also previously worked for Manpower. She received her BA in human resource management from Michigan State University.

  • The Farmers Bank Hires Analyst

    Frankfort-based The Farmers Bank has hired Steve Davis as senior financial analyst. He has more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting and cash management. David previously served as senior corporate accountant at St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis for 12 years.

  • Conrad Indianapolis Adds Director

    Conrad Indianapolis has added Zachary Lockett as director of sales and marketing. He has spent more than 14 years working in the hospitality industry. Lockett began his career at the historic Waldorf Astoria New York, where he worked in rooms operations and revenue management and as assistant director of sales. Most recently, he led sales efforts for corporate convention business while serving as market senior account executive for Marriott Indy Place.

  • American College of Education Appoints President

    American College of Education has promoted Shawntel Landry to president. She joined ACE in 2009 and became interim president in 2013. Landry previously served as senior vice president, assistant/associate provost and provost for the college in program development and coordination, curriculum and assessment and institutional effectiveness and assessment.

  • Clear Software Adds Orr Fellow

    Zionsville-based Clear Software has added Orr Fellow Christina Zerfas to its team. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation from the Kelley School of Business. Zerfas will be working full-time with the client services team.

  • BidPal Expands Board

    BidPal has added Robert Carr to its board of directors. The entrepreneur, philanthropist and author, is chief executive officer of Beyond, a newly-launched business services and financial technology company. Carr is also founder of both Heartland Payment Systems and Give Something Back, a nonprofit charity that provides mentoring and college scholarships to students from lower-income families.

  • New Ivy Tech Campus Chancellors in Place Statewide

    As part of its new organizational structure, Ivy Tech Community College has announced the 19 chancellors that will head its statewide campuses. President Sue Ellspermann says it represents the next step "in putting more 'community' into community college." The more localized structure, Ivy Tech says, will create self-sustaining units led by the chancellors.

  • Taylor University Names VP

    Taylor University has named Indianapolis-area executive, lawyer, and college fundraising professional Rex Bennett vice president for university advancement. He has served as vice president for development-finance at FSJ Inc. and as an equity member at the Indianapolis law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC for 16 years.

  • IUPUI Selects Assistant Vice Chancellor

    IUPUI has promoted Etta Ward to assistant vice chancellor for research development. She most recently served as executive director of research development in IUPUI's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

  • Downtown Indy Names Manager

    Downtown Indy Inc. has hired Jacqueline Cromleigh as community engagement manager. She most recently worked as communications and community relations manager for Indiana Humanities. Cromleigh also previously served as public relations and marketing manager at Conrad Indianapolis.

  • Meyer Najem Construction Hires Three

    Meyer Najem Construction has hired Brian Falcon, Jeff Soellner and Ryan Mcneely. Falcon has been named general counsel. Soellner has been appointed assistant project manager. Mcneely, senior estimator, spent his construction career in Indianapolis and received his bachelor's degree in building construction technology from Purdue University.

  • Merger to Grow Indianapolis Law Firm

    A group of lawyers and support staff from one of Indiana's largest law firms is merging with one of the state's smallest firms. The group from Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman will join with Indianapolis-based Katz & Korin P.C. to create one of the top 25 largest firms in the Indianapolis area. The combined firm, which will be known as Katz Korin Cunningham P.C., says it will offer a complete range of legal services for businesses, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers and gov...
  • BSA LifeStructures Adds Director

    BSA LifeStructures has named Carla Hill director of business development - Indianapolis. She previously worked as senior vice president of sales and new business development for Business Furniture.

  • Holcomb Makes Board Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made a number of appointments to various boards and commissions. The appointments include: Indiana Commission for Higher Education: Dr. Kathy Parkison of Kokomo, Mayor Jon Costas of Valparaiso, John Popp of Fort Wayne, Lisa Hershman of Lafayette and Allan Hubbard of Indianapolis.

  • First Security Bank Makes Promotions and Hires

    First Security Bank has named Jeff Jackson (pictured) executive vice president and chief commercial banking officer. Kevin Martin (pictured) has been appointed VP and commercial banker. The bank has also hired Logan Hillyard as VP of treasury management. Matt Yeary has been appointed vice president - credit officer. Wanda Mayer has been promoted to vice president - director of loan and credit operations and Kim Lewis to consumer loan underwriter.

  • Huntington Insurance Hires Sales Executive

    Huntington Insurance has hired Steve Suttle as a commercial insurance sales executive. He previously worked as a customer service representative at both the Weibring Golf Club and Holiday Inn Express and most recently served as an insurance agent for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.

  • Ice Miller Adds to Team

    Ice Miller has added John Gregg as a partner. He previously had a career with in the Indiana General Assembly and served as speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives for the last six years of his time in office. Joe Champion has also been appointed to partner. He served as deputy prosecutor of Marion County, special counsel for gaming in the Indiana House of Representatives and House Parliamentarian. Also, Sebastian Smelko has been named of counsel.

  • Indiana Tech Names Dean

    Indiana Tech has named Kathleen Watland dean of the College of Business. She previously served as an associate dean, associate professor and director of the Graham School of Management Graduate Programs for the Chicago Police Department at Chicago’s Saint Xavier University. 

  • Veteran Wabash Professor Receives Award

    Michele Pittard, a veteran professor at Wabash, has received the McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award. She serves an associate professor of education studies and is also director of the secondary licensure program at Wabash. 

  • VU Names Dean of Jasper Campus

    Vincennes University has named Christian Blome assistant vice president and dean of the university's Jasper campus. He currently serves as executive director of Kentucky campuses at McKendree University. Blome will begin his new role July 5.

  • Culver Academies Names Director

    Culver Academies has named Douglas Bird director of the Culver summer schools & camps. He graduated from Culver Military Academy where he became artillery battalion commander and eventually regimental commander. Bird is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and previously served in the Marine Corps. He received his doctorate from Ball State University.

  • Notre Dame Appoints Director

    The University of Notre Dame has promoted Eileen Botting to director of merit scholarship programs. She previously served as a professor of political science and has been a member of the school's political science faculty since 2001. Botting is also a fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Nanovic Institute for European Studies and Massachusetts Historical Society.

  • Community Healthcare Systems Adds Operations Director

    Community Healthcare System's Occupational Health Department welcomed Mark Savage as operations director. He started his career as an exercise physiologist in corporate wellness and cardiac rehabilitation.

  • Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Adds to Board

    The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has elected two new members to its board of directors: Heather Schoegler (pictured), president of Augustus Advisors Inc. and Doug Wood (pictured), senior vice president and CAO at Sweetwater Sound. The 2017-2018 officers are: Shannon Hardiek, president; Jonathan Hancock, vice president; Bob Francis, secretary and Bruce Menshy, treasurer.

  • Elements Financial Adds to Team

    Elements Financial has named Dawn Bruce (pictured) assistant vice president mortgage underwriting/processing of mortgage lending. Also, Andy Shank (pictured) has been appointed assistant vice president of fraud investigation manager. Amanda Middleton has been named assistant vice president of eCommerce. The credit union has also hired Molly Barrett as assistant vice president of deposit product manager and Noah Dennis as associate LPL financial advisor.

  • Gillenwater Named 'Executive of the Year'

    The Indiana Chamber Executives Association has named Christy Gillenwater its 2017 Executive of the Year. She is president and chief executive officer of the Southwest Indiana Chamber and received the honor at the association's annual conference in South Bend. Gillenwater has served as president and CEO of the chamber since 2013.

  • Food Service Employee of The Year Announced

    The Indiana Department of Education has named Carla Prickel of St. Louis Catholic School the 2017 School Food Service Employee of the Year. She has served the Batesville school as cafeteria manager for the past 10 years.

  • Rothberg Logan & Warsco Announces Promotion, Hire

    Fort Wayne-based Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP has promoted Lori Lawson to chief operating officer. She has held the position of human resources and marketing director for the last 10 years. The firm has also hired Kyle Chambers as a summer associate.

  • Fineline Printing Group Makes Hire

    Fineline Printing Group has hired Michelle Coy as marketing communications specialist. She brings more than 30 years of experience in marketing and design, spanning from small to enterprise organizations like Gilchrist & Soames and St. Vincent Health.

  • Thomas P. Miller & Associates Announces Appointments

    Thomas P. Miller and Associates has appointed Spenser Rohler (pictured) a project consultant for economic development. Ashlee Fujawa has been named marketing manager. Brittany Sherrill and Alexia Maggos have been named project assistants in the firm's workforce practice area.

  • BKD Makes Two Promotions

    BKD has promoted Troy Gilstorf to managing partner at the firm's Indianapolis and Bloomington offices. He started his career as an intern for the company and most recently served as assistant managing partner for the past 8 years. Also, Tim Wilson has been promoted to national tax director.

  • City of Carmel Selects IT Director

    The city of Carmel has appointed Timothy Renick director of information and communication systems. He previously served as director of information technology for the Madison County Government in Illinois.

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    IU Kokomo Names Police Chief

    Indiana University Kokomo has appointed Thomas Remender chief of the IU Police Department. He has been interim chief since March and previously served as a sergeant with IUPD Indianapolis. Remender's experience also includes serving as an officer with police departments in Danville and Pittsboro and as founder/president and counselor at Alpha & Omega Youth and Family Services Inc.

  • Trine Names Assistant VP & Dean of Admission

    Heather Kim has joined Trine University’s main campus as assistant vice president and dean of admission. She most recently served as assistant vice president at Trine's Peoria, Arizona campus. Kim has worked in admission, student services and marketing positions for DePauw University; Thunderbird School of Global Management and Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ and Arizona Christian University in Phoenix.

  • Ivy Tech Names Vice Presidents of Operations

    Ivy Tech Community College has named two vice presidents of operations as part of its new organizational structure. Michelle Simmons will serve as vice president of operations in the north region and Kathleen Mote as vice president of operations in the south region. Since 2014, Simmons has served Ivy Tech as campus president in Kokomo. Mote, most recently served as Madison Campus president and interim chancellor for the Southeast and Columbus regions.

  • Wabash National Corp. Announces Leadership Change

    Wabash National Corp., a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has announced Mark Weber, senior vice president and group president of Diversified Products, has left the company effective immediately to pursue other opportunities. Brent Yeagy, president and chief operating officer, will fill the position until a successor is named.

  • Lochmueller Group Names VP

    Lochmueller Group Inc. has named Steve Fleming vice president of transportation and director of major projects. He has 29 years of experience managing more than $1 billion of completed highway construction projects across the U.S. and internationally.

  • Suarez Named Director of Development For NDI

    The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has named Susana Suarez director of development for the Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center. Suarez currently serves as executive director of communication strategies for Governor Eric Holcomb. 

  • IPFW Names Community Research Institute Director

    IPFW has named Rachel Blakeman director of the Community Research Institute. She is a licensed attorney and most recently served as a project manager for the city of Fort Wayne. Blakeman will begin her new role July 10.

  • Twinlode Corp. Promotes Klaer to President

    South Bend-based Twinlode Corp. has promoted Mike Klaer to president. He previously served as vice president and co-owner of Twinlode Corp. and as a sales engineer at Handling Technologies Inc.

  • Lippert Components Announces Promotion

    Lippert Components Inc. has promoted David Harbin to product supply analyst, supporting multiple facilities and product lines. Here he will focus on facility support, supply planning, inventory replenishment and procurement processes. 

  • MJ Insurance Hires Three

    MJ Insurance has hired: Michaela Neal (pictured), Margaret Gloyeske and Jacob Jones (pictured). Neal, who previously interned with the agency, will continue as risk specialist trainee. Gloyeske previously served as director of lawyer and consultant recruiting at Faegre Baker Daniels. She has been named a client executive. Jones has been named a consultant on the employee benefits team.

  • HRD Advisory Group Appoints President

    HRD Advisory Group has hired Andrea Butcher as president. She previously served as vice president of talent development at DEFENDERS. Butcher is also a Certified Executive Coach and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance.

  • InnovateHER Honors Region Winner

    A product designed to help maintain and store small engines took the top prize in the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center's InnovateHER competition. Kim Macchiarella will receive prizes including coworking space and will be considered for a spot in the national competition. Her company, Kim's Oil, and her product, One Shot Mc Shot, were selected from a field of 10 women to move ahead in the contest.

  • IWU Hires Director of Military & Veteran Recruitment

    Indiana Wesleyan University has hired Kenneth "KC" Haight as director of military and veteran recruitment. He will work out of IWU's Louisville Education Center. In this newly-created position, Haight will be responsible for recruiting active-duty service members and veterans for the adult enrollment program at IWU's National and Global Campus.

  • Eskenazi Health Names Vice President

    Eskenazi Health has promoted Julie Conrad to chief counsel and vice president of legal affairs. She previously served as associate chief counsel. Conrad also previously worked for Ice Miller and Johnson Smith, as well as other private law practices. 

  • MutualBank Adds to Team

    MutualBank has added Shelley Pulaski (pictured) as a commercial banker. The bank has named Lieu Hahn (pictured) business services officer. Also, Chris Lutz has been appointed LPL financial advisor in the St. Joseph County area.

  • Indiana Nonprofit Hires Director of Advancement

    Indiana Connected By 25 has hired Scott Monnett as director of advancement. He has more than 15 years of experience in fundraising, community relations, annual giving, partnership engagement and organization development. Monnett previously worked in the family and youth service recreation and enrichment industry through Parks and Recreation, YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs in Lafayette, Zionsville, Bloomington, Fort Wayne and Gainesville, Florida.

  • Westfield Washington Schools Makes Administrative Changes

    Westfield Washington Schools has announced a series of administrative changes. Nick Verhoff, director of business & operations, has announced his retirement. Joe Montalone (pictured), principal of Maple Glen Elementary in Westfield, has been named director of operations for the district. Carrie Alday (pictured) has been named director of elementary curriculum, instruction and talent development for Westfield Washington Schools.

  • McGowan Insurance Group Adds to Team

    Indianapolis-based McGowan Insurance Group has added Ben Marschand as commercial account executive. The Earlham College graduate spent the last three years as a marketing representative with Federated Insurance Co.
  • IU Health Names Hospital President

    Indiana University Health has named Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce president of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals effective September 1. She is currently a professor of surgery and biomedical informatics and the chief quality, patient safety and experience officer at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

  • Covideo Adds to Team

    Video email tech company, Covideo, has named Margaret Henney business development manager. She previously worked for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

  • Indy Pride Appoints First Executive Director

    Indy Pride Inc. has appointed Christopher Warren Handberg its first executive director. He comes from a long history of volunteer-based leadership with nine years outreach experience at the Julian Center and three years as director of programs and research at the Domestic Violence Network.

  • MIBOR Adds Marketing Specialist

    The MIBOR REALTOR Association has named Brent Lyle marketing and communications specialist. He previously served as marketing and business development manager for RLR Associates Inc.

  • IOTD Hires Senior Project Manager

    The Indiana Office of Tourism Development has added Emily McNally as senior project manager. She has served on political campaigns with Jackie Walorski and served as a fellow at the John Jay Institute.

  • Christel House International Appoints Director

    Christel House International has hired Lisa Westenberger as director of major gifts. She most recently served as senior development director with the American Heart Association and before that was director of fund development and grants with the Indianapolis Parks Foundation. 

  • Crowe Horwath Promotes Four Employees

    Crowe Horwath has promoted Sean Katzenberger (pictured) to principal in risk consulting. Also, Kristen Malone (pictured) has been promoted to partner in tax services. Ron Melling has also been promoted to partner in audit services. The firm has also promoted Clayton Mitchell to principal in risk consulting. 

  • Indiana Basketball HOF Elects Officers

    The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle has elected officers for its board of directors for 2017-2018. The board has elected Steve Witty to a two-year term as president. Among the other appointments are Denny Brady will serve as secretary and Judi Warren will serve in an at-large position on the board's executive committee. The new board members include Steve Brett, Steve Davidson, David Gadis, Steve Platt and Dave Schellhase.

  • Dwyer to Retire From Conexus Indiana

    The chief executive officer of Conexus Indiana has announced his retirement. Steven Dwyer has led Indiana's advanced manufacturing and logistics industry initiative since 2009, and helped launch Conexus as a founding board member in 2007. Dwyer previously served as chief operating officer of Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis. He spent 30 years in the aerospace and defense industries.

  • Vincennes Appoints Freed Dean

    Vincennes University has promoted Ty Freed to dean of the College of Technology. He has served as interim dean since January. Freed also chairs the Automotive Technology and Collision Repair programs and has been a VU faculty member for 17 years.

  • HCEDP Names Manager of Business Development

    The Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership has named Katelyn Hurt manager of business development. She previously worked for the Morgan County Economic Development Corp. as director of business development and with Republic Airways.

  • Holcomb Makes Board of Education Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed two new members to the Indiana State Board of Education and reappointed two others. All four board members begin their terms July 1. The governor is responsible for appointing eight individuals, each of which must come from a different congressional district. Holcomb's office says at least six of the board members must have professional experience in education and no more than five may be members of the same political party.

  • Goff Named Supreme Court Justice

    Governor Eric Holcomb has selected Christopher Goff as Indiana's next Supreme Court justice. He has served as a Wabash County Superior Court judge since 2005. Goff succeeds Justice Robert Rucker, who retired from the high court last month. Holcomb chose Goff after being presented with three finalists for the position by the Judicial Nominating commission.

  • WGU Indiana Hires PR Manager

    WGU Indiana has hired Lisa Abbott as public relations manager. She previously ran her own firm, Epiphany Communications LLC. Also, Abbott previously served in communications roles at Heritage Christian School and at United Technologies Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis.

  • IUPUI Appoints Two Leadership Positions

    IUPUI has appointed Professor Thomas Stucky executive associate dean and Suzann Lupton assistant dean. Stucky has served in a number of administrative roles with the school, such as director of SPEA’s criminal justice and public safety programs and most recently was director of faculty development. Lupton, who started with the SPEA public affairs faculty in 2010, is also a former attorney with Baker & Daniels.

  • DePauw Names Leonard Interim VP

    Bob Leonard has been named DePauw University's interim vice president for finance and administration. He has more than 30 years of business experience including strategy, business development, finance and operations. Leonard will join the DePauw administration as Brad Kelsheimer, senior vice president for finance and administration since July 2009, leaves to become chief financial officer of the Lumina Foundation.

  • Manchester University Appoints VP

    Manchester University has promoted Raylene Rospond to vice president of academic affairs. She joined the university in July 2014 as vice president and dean at what was then the College of Pharmacy at Manchester's Fort Wayne campus.

  • WorkHere¬†Adds Adams as a Director

    Indianapolis-based WorkHere has hired Tim Adams as director of business of development. He previously served as a sales executive at Angie's List. Adams was instrumental in growing Angie's List's sales and sales training team from 90 to more than 600 people. Prior to that, he served as a sales leader at HSBC, a global banking and financial services corporation. Adams is a graduate of Indiana State University.

  • Torchlite Brings in Big Name Expertise

    Indianapolis-based Torchlite has named two tech industry veterans to leadership roles and closed on a $2 million round of seed funding. Scott McCorkle (pictured), former chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, is now executive chairman and Jeffrey Rohrs, chief marketing officer of New York-based Yext, has been added to the board.

  • Jump IN For Healthy Kids Announces Change in Leadership

    Jump IN for Healthy Kids has named Julie Burns (pictured) chief executive officer, effective July 1. She succeeds Ron Gifford, who has led the initiative since its launch in January 2014. Gifford will remain with Jump IN in a part-time role as a senior advisor for strategic initiatives and as a member of its Leadership Council.

  • Lewis Wagner Names Partner

    The law firm of Lewis Wagner has named Candace Bankovich partner and chair of their Labor and Employment Practice area. She previously served as general counsel for several corporations. Bankovich earned her B.A. in political science and french from Northwestern State University and her JD law from Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

  • Mechanical Contractors Association Elects President

    The Mechanical Contractors Association of America has elected Greg Fuller president. He is president and owner of North Mechanical Contracting Inc. Fuller will fill a one-year term. Under his leadership, the Indianapolis-based company has grown by 800 percent in the last 19 years.

  • The Mind Trust Adds Odle to Board

    The Mind Trust’s board of directors has elected former Indianapolis Public Schools board member and health care executive Samuel Odle as its newest member. He is a senior policy advisor for Bose Public Affairs Group.

  • Skyline Announces Board Member Retirements

    Elkhart-based Skyline Corp. has announced the retirements of three members of its board of directors. The company says the board will nominate candidates to succeed Jerry Hammes, William Lawson and David Link at its upcoming annual meeting of shareholders.

  • Purdue Professor Honored by Chamber of Commerce

    Purdue University Northwest Professor Emerita of Construction Engineering and Management Technology, Martha Garcia-Saenz, has been honored by the Westville Area Chamber of Commerce for her years of service to the organization. She previously worked as an assistant professor at Purdue North Central, before becoming coordinator of the Construction Engineering and Management Technology Program.

  • Hamilton Town Center Hires Director

    Hamilton Town Center, a Simon mall, has named MacKenzie Harris director of marketing and business development. She began her career working at Simon in June 2016 in the marketing department for The Town Center at Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Florida after gaining experience from StrataBlue, Brooksource and Beyond Payroll. 

  • Aura IT Names Hicks VP

    Aura IT Consulting has promoted Kenny Hicks to vice president of technology strategy. He previously served as manager of application architecture and development for the company.

  • Indy IT Companies Announce Merger

    Indianapolis-based IT and engineering professional services firm Theoris Services has announced a merger with software development firm Reliable Solutions Corp., also based in Indy. President David Lovell will continue in his role once the merger is complete. RSC President Scott Alexander will become vice president of Theoris Solutions, a new division of Theoris Services.

  • Seven Corners Adds Director

    Seven Corners Inc. has added Jenny Miller as director of claims. She brings more than a decade of claims experience to her new role. Miller previously served as director of supplemental health claims for CNO Financial Group.

  • Hanson Joins Old National Bank

    Christopher Hanson has joined Old National Bank as commercial relationship manager, vice president. He previously served as business banking relationship manager at 1st Source Bank. Hanson earned both his bachelor’s degree and MBA from Ball State University.

  • Hogsett Hires Director of Re-Entry

    Mayor Joe Hogsett has named Brooke Daunhauer director of re-entry for the Office of Public Health and Safety. She previously served as social service administrator with the Marion County Public Defender Agency.

  • CNO Financial Group Names VP

    CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Matt Mikulcik to vice president of product marketing. He previously spent more than six years at BMO Financial Group in various leadership positions.

  • Lauth Group Adds Assistant Project Superintendent

    Lauth Group Inc. has added Rob Wohlschlaeger as assistant project superintendent. He graduated from Hanover College and his background includes project oversight for several multi-family projects.

  • Furrion Names VP of Operations

    Furrion has hired Matt Petrill as vice president of operations. He previously served as director of business development for Boyd Corp. and has held various positions, including production manager, general manager and director of operations with companies such as Fleetwood RV, Monaco RV and Thor Motor Coach.

  • Litz Real Estate Names Account Manager

    Litz Real Estate has named Brian Vicars account manager. He previously served in a similar role for BidPal Inc. and as an IBM software renewal specialist for PreferredPartner.com.

  • Pope Names Archbishop of Indianapolis

    The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has a new leader. Pope Francis has selected Bishop Charles Thompson as Archbishop of Indianapolis. Thompson has served as Bishop of Evansville since 2011. He succeeds Cardinal Joseph Tobin, who left Indianapolis in November to become the Archbishop of Newark.

  • Fanning Howey Hires Four

    Indianapolis-based Fanning Howey has added the following team members: David Sugar, visualization specialist; Jack Eichenberger, electrical designer; Dale Flick (pictured), construction administrator and Madeline Stiener (pictured), administrative assistant. Sugar previously served as creative director at IdeaBuyer and as senior graphic designer for the Ohio State University Department of Engineering.

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