• Dan Sink

    Longtime Kite Realty CFO to Step Down

    Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust has announced Chief Financial Officer Daniel Sink will step down at the end of June. Sink says he plans to pursue "other personal and professional interests."  Sink has served as executive vice president and CFO since Kite Realty's initial public offering in 2004. He says his decision to leave is not due to any disagreements with the company.

  • Marion Underwood

    Purdue Names Health And Human Sciences Dean

    The Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences has a new dean. Marion Underwood, who currently serves as dean of graduate studies and associate provost at the University of Texas at Dallas, will begin her new role on the West Lafayette campus in August. Underwood's appointment follows a national search that was narrowed down to four finalists. She will succeed Christine Ladisch, who has served as the college's inaugural dean since its inception in 2010.

  • UIndy Names New Dean

    The University of Indianapolis' School of Education will have a new dean this summer. The school will be led by John Kuykendall III, whose term officially begins July 1. He most recently was a tenured associate professor of education and the director of the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Kuykendall oversaw 27 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in teacher education and educational leadership in Little Rock.

  • Scot Sellers

    Milhaus Appoints Lead Independent Director

    Indianapolis-based Milhaus has appointed Scot Sellers lead independent director. He previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Archstone and chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Sellers brings 37 years of real estate experience to the Milhaus board.

  • KPC Media Group Editorial Director Receives Prestigious Recognition

    KPC Media Group Inc. Editorial Director Lucretia Cardenas has been named one of Editor & Publisher's 2018 25 Under 35. The newspaper industry journal annually recognizes future generation newspaper professionals. The Kendallville native has a BA in Journalism from IU and an MBA from the University of Houston. Cardenas was named editorial director in January after serving as an editor.

  • Visit South Bend Mishawaka Hires Two

    Visit South Bend Mishawaka has hired Susan O’Connor and Jake Brown. O’Connor has been named services & sales coordinator. She previously worked in the field of parks & recreation for more than 36 years, including 22 years as recreation director for the city of South Bend. Also, Brown has been appointed content manager. He previously worked at the South Bend Tribune for a year as a restaurant, retail and craft beverages columnist.

  • Kristin Grimme and Joe White

    The Mind Trust Makes Two Promotions

    The Mind Trust has promoted Kristin Grimme to vice president of school incubation and Joe White to vice president of school support. Since 2016, Grimme has served as senior director of school incubation. During this time, she has supported the launch of ten charter schools and Innovation Network Schools as well as the ongoing development of twelve more schools. White previously served as senior director of school support.

  • Franciscan Health Cardiologist Named Fellow

    Franciscan Health Cardiologist Ryan Daly has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. The Bargersville-native is among the first 100 to be inducted as a Fellow of SCMR.

  • Financial Center First Credit Union Names New VP

    Gina Johnson has been promoted to vice president of human resources at Indianapolis-based Financial Center First Credit Union. She previously served as the credit union's director of human resources for four years.

  • Kimberly Pinkerton

    Experienced Leader to Manage Kokomo Chamber

    The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance has hired the former longtime chief executive officer of the Wabash Chamber of Commerce. Kimberly Pinkerton, who retired from her previous role in Wabash County in 2016, will serve as manager of the Kokomo Chamber. She spent 18 years with the Wabash Chamber, including 13 as CEO, and was named the Indiana Chamber Executives Association's Chamber Executive of the Year in 2011.

  • Joe Kuntz

    DemandJump Adds Chief Revenue Officer

    DemandJump has hired Joe Kuntz as chief revenue officer. He has 25 years of sales and leadership experience, including a stint at ExactTarget, where he served as vice president of North America sales. Kuntz most recently served as executive vice president of sales and marketing at Bluelock.

  • Patrick Zaharako

    Fort Wayne Hires City Engineer

    The city of Fort Wayne has appointed Patrick Zaharako city engineer. He has served as assistant city engineer and flood control manager since 2013. Prior to joining the city, Zaharako worked for Commonwealth Engineers for about 20 years. He received an MBA from Indiana University, an undergraduate degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer. 

  • Michael McMains

    Holcomb Names Gaming Commission Chair

    Governor Eric Holcomb has selected Michael McMains to serve as chairman of the Indiana Gaming Commission. McMains succeeds Cris Johnson, who resigned from the position to become a deputy chief of staff for Holcomb. McMains is an attorney who from 2010 to 2017 served on the staff of then-U.S. Senator Dan Coats. He held roles during that time including state director and senior counsel for Coats.

  • Indiana State University Adds New Dean

    Indiana State University has named Neslihan Alp dean of the College of Technology. Alp comes to ISU from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, where she is associate dean of academic affairs and department head of engineering management and technology in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. She has taught and held various administrative positions at UTC for the last 19 years.

  • Susan VanZanten

    Valparaiso University Appoints Dean of Christ College

    Valparaiso University has appointed Susan VanZanten dean of Christ College — The Honors College, effective July 1. She joins the college as its first female dean during its 50th year as an honors college. VanZanten has worked at Seattle Pacific University since 1993, most recently as professor of English. She holds a Ph.D. and master of arts from Emory University and a bachelor of arts from Westmont College. 

  • USO of Indiana Elects New President

    The USO of Indiana has elected Doug Warnecke of Morristown president and chief executive officer. Colonel (ret) Warnecke served as chief of staff for the 38th Infantry Division when he retired from the Indiana National Guard in 1999. He then worked for O’Neal Steel Inc. in various positions, retiring in 2009 as regional safety manager.

  • Taylor University Names New Dean

    Taylor University has named Dr. Grace Ju Miller dean of its School of Natural and Applied Sciences. She currently serves as professor of biology and College of Arts and Sciences faculty chair at Indiana Wesleyan University. Miller previously was a tenured faculty member at Gordon College.

  • Paaige Turner

    Ball State Names Communications Dean

    Ball State University has selected Paaige Turner as dean of its College of Communication, Information, and Media. Turner, who previously served as associate dean of the School of Communications at Webster University in Missouri, will begin her new role July 15. Tuner will succeed Roger Lavery, who is retiring from the position. She has also served as the executive director of the National Communication Association.

  • Kimberly Adams

    Lewis Wagner Names Partner

    Lewis Wagner has added Kimberly Adams as partner. She currently chairs the 2018 IndyBar Association's Diversity Job Fair. Adams previously served as a deputy prosecutor in the Marion County Prosecutor's office. She will help manage the defense of class actions, mass tort defense cases and professional liability matters.

  • Dr. Barry Freeman and Michael Kirschner

    Hendricks Regional Health Makes Appointments, Promotions

    Hendricks Regional Health has promoted Dr. Barry Freeman (pictured) to first vice president, chief clinical integration officer. Michael Kirschner (pictured) has been appointed vice president and chief physician practice management officer. Dennis Ressler has been named vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Also, Todd Davis has been promoted to executive director of information systems.

  • Bill Bradley

    LaGrange County EDC Taps Next Leader

    The LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. has named Bill Bradley its next chief executive officer. He has served as executive director of the Jay County Development Corp. for the last 11 years. Bradley succeeds Ryne Krock, who left in January after two-and-a-half years in the position. The IPFW and Ball State University graduate, who has more than 30 years of economic development industry experience, will begin serving as CEO and president June 25.

  • Holcomb Makes Appointments to Workforce Cabinet

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed 13 people to the newly-created Governor's Workforce Cabinet. The group will convene to assess and realign the workforce development programs and services in the state. 

  • Michelle Widenhoefer

    ONI Risk Partners Adds to Team

    ONI Risk Partners has named Michelle Widenhoefer a small business and personal insurance risk advisor. She previously spent more than 20 years as an insurance advisor and residential lending officer.

  • Andrew Robarge

    Commonwealth Engineers Promotes Robarge

    Commonwealth Engineers Inc. has promoted Andrew Robarge to office manager of its new regional branch in Crown Point. He is a project manager with more than 10 years of consulting experience. Robarge has spent his entire professional career with Commonwealth.

  • John Lechleiter

    Lechleiter Appointed to IBRI Board

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute has appointed former Eli Lilly and Co. Chairman, President and CEO John Lechleiter to its board of directors. He retired from Lilly in 2016 and served as chairman of the board of directors from January 2009 to May 2017. Lechleiter joined Lilly in 1979 as a senior organic chemist, working his way from the lab to global leadership.

  • Kara Monroe

    Ivy Tech Promotes Monroe to Provost

    Ivy Tech Community College has promoted Kara Monroe to provost/senior vice president. The position was previously held by Dr. Steven Tincher, who will retire in June. Monroe currently serves as vice president, academic innovation and support. In her new role, Monroe will provide overall leadership for academic affairs and serve as the chief academic officer for the college.

  • Tiffany Whisner

    Coles Marketing Promotes Whisner

    Indianapolis-based Coles Marketing has promoted Tiffany Whisner to vice president of public relations. She most recently served as director of public relations & social media. Whisner will continue to lead Coles Marketing public relations efforts.

  • Purdue Junior Named Truman Scholar

    Purdue University Junior Paige Rudin has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar. The Carmel native is majoring in multidisciplinary engineering with a concentration in veterinary health engineering. 

  • Susana Rivera-Mills (photo courtesy Oregon State University)

    Ball State Names Provost

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns has named Susana Rivera-Mills provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Rivera-Mills, who most recently served as vice provost for academic programs and learning innovation at Oregon State University, will begin her new role in July.

  • Wooden McLaughlin Adds Senior Counsel

    Wooden McLaughlin has added Michael Zaradich as senior counsel. He previously served as associate general counsel and corporate secretary at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. Zaradich also practiced eight years in Fort Wayne. 

  • Gaylor Electric Electrician Named Craft Pro of The Year

    Gaylor Electric's Richard Brown has been named 2018 Craft Professional of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors. The award is annually presented to a field employee who emphasizes safety and is a master of their trade. He started his electrical career as a business owner in Jamaica. 

  • Resource Adds Two Brokers

    Resource has added Melissa Blackwell and Derek Menerey to its brokerage team. Blackwell has been named an associate broker. Menery has been named vice president to work closely with company executives to advise clients. 

  • IU Health Adds New Leadership

    IU Health has named Dan Handel as chief medical officer for the IU Health south central region. He grew up in Indiana and completed his medical training at Northwestern University. Handel served in several positions with Oregon Health and Science University before joining IU Health.

  • RQAW Hires Newest Staff Engineer

    RQAW has added Davy Hemmings to its bridge department. He has worked on various highway construction projects since 2015, and is currently an engineer intern. Hemmings previously worked in a highway design center as a graduate engineer in Indianapolis and for the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

  • Frost Brown Todd Adds Distinguished Member

    Frost Brown Todd has added William Williams II as a member of the firm's regulated business practice group. He will focus on clients in the insurance industry. Williams most recently served as deputy general counsel of UnitedHealthcare.

  • Tilson Hires HR Director

    Greenwood-based Tilson has hired Nick Vivaldi as director of human resources. He will be managing the HR/account management teams and benefits team. Vivaldi previously served in a similar role for Ingram Micro and General Parts International. He also worked at Target Corp. in various management roles.

  • Heather Herron

    Sweetwater Hires TV Anchor as VP

    Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater has hired longtime WANE-TV news anchor and community ambassador Heather Herron as vice president of corporate communications, effective May 29. She will succeed Christopher Guerin, who is retiring. Herron's new role will include local and national public relations, corporate public involvement through the company’s donations program, community engagement and other duties.

  • (Images of Suzi Spahr [pictured left] and Dana Kosco [pictured right] courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.)

    New Director For Indiana Grown Initiative

    The state's signature agricultural marketing effort has a new leader. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Program Manager Suzi Spahr has added responsibilities as director of the Indiana Grown initiative. The ISDA has also named Dana Kosco outreach manager for the effort. Spahr has served as program director since 2016. She succeeds David King, the previous director of Indiana Grown, who left more than a year ago for a private sector position.

  • Ronald Rochon

    USI Announces Next President

    The board of trustees for the University of Southern Indiana has appointed Ronald Rochon as the university’s fourth president. Rochon, who has served as provost for USI since 2010, was chosen following a national search that included more than 90 candidates. He will begin his new role July 1, succeeding Linda Bennett, who will retire after nine years as president.

  • Amy Tobias

    Planned Parenthood Names VP

    Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky has named Amy Tobias vice president of development. She most recently served as director of development for Junior Achievement of Central Indiana.

  • Ying Shang

    UE Appoints First Female CECS Dean

    The University of Evansville has named Ying Shang dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. She will be the first woman to serve in that role and will begin her new duties in August. Shang is professor and department chair of electrical & computer engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She earned her PhD and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and her BS in control engineering from Shandong University.

  • Monica Bolt

    Blue Horseshoe Names First CFO

    Carmel-based Blue Horseshoe has named Monica Bolt (pictured) its first full-time chief financial officer. She most recently served as vice president of aftermarket finance at Remy International / Borg Warner / Remy Power Products in Pendleton.

  • Sarah Sailors

    DCS Promotes Sailors to Deputy Director

    The Indiana Department of Child Services has promoted Sarah Sailors to deputy director of field operations. She has 20 years of experience in social work. Sailors most recently served as assistant deputy director of field operations, overseeing nine out of the 18 regions for DCS. She started her career with the agency as a family case manager and was quickly promoted to local office director of Carroll County.

  • Cathy Kidd

    Baptist Health Floyd Names Executive Director of Finance

    Baptist Health Floyd has named Cathy Kidd executive director of finance. She has been with Baptist Health since 2010. Kidd earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Georgetown College, master’s degrees in business administration and management, human relations and organizational behavior from the University of Phoenix and her doctorate in human resource development from the University of Louisville.

  • Jann Joseph

    IU South Bend Names Interim Chancellor

    Indiana University South Bend has named an interim chancellor. Jann Joseph, who currently serves as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, will take on the role July 2. She will succeed Terry Allison, who announced last month he would step down as chancellor at the end of the academic year after five years in the role. Prior to joining IU South Bend, Joseph held leadership roles at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

  • Ashley Roose and Dan Lahrman

    The Farmers Bank Makes Appointments, Promotion

    The Farmers Bank has promoted Ashley Roose (pictured) to branch manager of the Fishers office. She started as a teller/customer service representative at the bank in 2010 and most recently served as assistant branch manager at the Noblesville office. Carol Ewing has been appointed branch manager for the Mulberry office. Also, Dan Lahrman (pictured) has been elected to the bank's board of directors.

  • Harrison Pittman and Shawn Donkin

    IU/Purdue Joint Ag Law Program Names Steering Committee/

    The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Purdue University College of Agriculture have announced the members of the steering committee, which will design the schools’ joint agricultural law program, which was announced in October 2017. 

  • Dan Lueders

    Indy Law Firm Names Lueders Managing Partner

    Dan Lueders has been appointed managing partner at Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP. He is a former professor of law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, having taught patent and trade secret law, trademark law and patent litigation. Lueders has served as an expert witness in intellectual property lawsuits. He is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series, and was also a former volunteer deputy prosecutor.

  • Rev. Christopher Henry

    Second Presbyterian Names Senior Co-Pastor

    Second Presbyterian Church has named Rev. Christopher Henry (pictured) senior co-pastor to serve the 3,500-member congregation located on the north side of Indianapolis. Rev. Henry will start his new role in June, alongside Dr. Lewis Galloway, who has served as Second's senior pastor for 14 years and is retiring this summer. Rev. Henry has spent seven years as senior pastor at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

  • Dustin Coar

    IMCU Adds Business Development Officer

    Indiana Members Credit Union has hired Dustin Coar as a business development officer. He is attending Indiana State University and will graduate this year from the Scott College of Business with a focus in management.

  • Bushra Rehman and Maranda Fishback

    Legacy Foundation Hires Two

    The Legacy Foundation in Merrillville has hired Bushra Rehman as community development director. She has 19 years of  academic and association management experience. Rehman previously served as executive director of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science at SmithBucklin Corp. Also, Maranda Fishback has been appointed community engagement coordinator. She previously served as an intern with the foundation.

  • Ketan Paranjape

    Roche Appoints VP of Diagnostics Information Solutions

    Roche Diagnostics has appointed Ketan Paranjape vice president of diagnostics information solutions. He will oversee the company’s new DIS commercial business. In his new role, Paranjape will establish commercialization strategies to market Roche’s digital software solutions. He previously served as managing director of business development for Health2047.

  • Brian McDermott and Robert Seidler

    Jackson Lewis Adds to Team

    Jackson Lewis P.C. has added principals Brian McDermott and Robert Seidler to the firm’s Indianapolis office. They both previously worked for Ogletree Deakins. McDermott has more than 25 years of experience representing private and public employers in individual and class/collective employment actions. Seidler consults with employers of all sizes to help them comply with the state and federal employment laws that affect the workplace.

  • Roxane Gay

    Best-Selling Author Selected For 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

    The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has selected Roxane Gay for a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. She is an associate professor of English at Purdue University and author of the New York Times bestsellers “Bad Feminist” and “Hunger.” Gay, who was nominated in nonfiction writing, is among a group of 173 scholars, artists & scientists selected for the prestigious fellowship.

  • Areeba Ghouri

    Ghouri Joins Ice Miller

    Ice Miller LLP has added Areeba Ghouri, of counsel, to the firm’s labor, employment and immigration group. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration, including obtaining approval for all types of employment visas. Ghouri previously served as a graduate law clerk in immigration law.

  • Debra Feakes

    UIndy Appoints Dean of Shaheen College of Arts And Sciences

    The University of Indianapolis has appointed Debra Feakes dean of the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences. She is a tenured full professor. Feakes currently serves as associate chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University (San Marcos) and interim associate director of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research. She begins her role July 1.

  • Gwynn Perlich and Craig Polkow

    St. Vincent Makes Promotion, Appointments

    Gwynn Perlich (pictured) has been promoted to chief operating officer of the southwest region for St. Vincent. She has been serving as interim COO since February 2017. Craig Polkow (pictured) has been named vice president of finance for the south region. Also, Debbie Hinton has been appointed director of the foundation for St. Vincent Evansville and St. Vincent Warrick.

  • John Naunas

    Shuttleworth Promotes Naunas to VP

    Huntington-based Shuttleworth has promoted John Naunas to vice president of sales for its U.S. operations. He will be responsible for establishing and executing the company’s sales strategy while leading the sales team of product handling experts. Naunas has been with the company since 1994. 

  • J.P. Hanlon

    Hanlon Nominated to Serve as U.S. District Judge

    Faegre Baker Daniels Partner J.P. Hanlon has been nominated by the White House to serve as United States District Judge, Southern District of Indiana. He serves as co-chair of FaegreBD’s white collar defense and investigations practice. A former deputy United States attorney, Hanlon represents clients in government investigations, enforcement proceedings and related civil litigation.

  • Greg Jung

    Seven Corners Appoints VP

    Carmel-based Seven Corners Inc. has appointed Greg Jung vice president of marketing. He has more than 20 years of marketing experience. Jung most recently served in a similar role at Torqeedo.

  • Laura Czelada

    CEO of Delta Dental to Retire

    Laura Czelada, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, will retire in December after serving in the role for six years. Chief Operating Officer Goran Jurkovic has been named her successor. Jurkovic has been COO since 2016 and is responsible for business operations, administration and marketing. During Czelada’s tenure as president and CEO, the organization grew by 2.2 million subscribers—an 83 percent increase.

  • Jenny Snyder and PJ Thuringer

    AWS Foundation Adds to Team

    Fort Wayne-based AWS Foundation has named Jenny Snyder program officer. She most recently worked for East Allen County Schools. PJ Thuringer has been hired as real estate property manager. He previously worked for the city of Fort Wayne.

  • Michael Milos

    CNO Financial Group Appoints VP

    Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has appointed Michael Milos vice president of sales and distribution strategy at its Washington National business segment. He is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in insurance sales. Milos previously served as head of sales, North America at MetLife Worldwide Benefits.

  • Littler Adds Shareholder

    Littler has added Craig Borowski as a shareholder in the firm’s Indianapolis office. He previously was a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Borowski’s arrival marks the sixth lateral shareholder the firm has recruited since January. Borowski has experience defending employers in jury trials, appeals and single and multi-plaintiff litigation matters.

  • Melvin Morris

    Duke Energy Promotes Morris

    Duke Energy has promoted Melvin Morris to large-business account executive for central Indiana. Before he joined the large account management team, he served as a distribution engineer at the regional headquarters in Plainfield. Morris has served in a number of leadership roles, including his overseeing the storm damage assessment team.

  • Rachel Budreau

    Energy Systems Network Names Manager

    Energy Systems Network has named Rachel Budreau manager of operations. She previously served as office manager for the Battery Innovation Center, a collaborative project launched by ESN in 2013.

  • Michael Braverman and Raj Venkat

    hc1.com Adds to Team

    Michael Braverman has joined hc1.com as vice president, services and analytics. He previously served as a director of PureConnect business operations at Genesys and held senior leadership roles at Interactive Intelligence. Also, Raj Venkat has been named chief business officer. He previously served as vice president, strategy and business development for Angie’s List, where he played a pivotal role in the company’s merger with HomeAdvisor.

  • Aimee Zahora

    Zahora Joins MEK Group

    Carmel-based MEK Group has added Aimee Zahora as a strategic content specialist. She will help lead the digital marketing services and further develop the firm’s MARCOM capacity for data-driven service offerings. Zahora previously served as national retail programs manager at Dow AgroSciences.

  • David Holt

    Holladay Adds Senior Vice President

    Holladay Properties has added David Holt as senior vice president of development & community affairs. He previously served as vice president of operations and business development for Conexus Indiana. Holt will be responsible for the development of World Connect @ IND, 300 acres of airport-owned land located at the Indianapolis International Airport, as well as on various other development projects throughout the state of Indiana.

  • Josh Miles

    SMPS Names Vice President of Marketing

    The Society for Marketing Professional Services, the premier A/E/C marketing and business development association, has appointed Josh Miles vice president of marketing. He is responsible for leading the strategies, messages, and materials to promote SMPS and the SMPS Foundation. Miles will serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions.

  • Corey Willis

    Indiana Electric Cooperatives Names VP

    Indiana Electric Cooperatives has named Corey Willis vice president of information services. He is an 18-year electric utility industry veteran and previously served as manager of business operations for Tipmont REMC.

  • Clarence Hulse

    International Economic Development Council Elects Board Member

    The Nominating Committee of the International Economic Development Council has elected Clarence Hulse to its board of directors for a two-year term. He is executive director of the Economic Development Corp. Michigan City. In his current role, his main objective is implementing the Economic Development Action Initiative developed by community stakeholders engaged by Crowe Horwath LLP.

  • Raman Ohri

    SEP President Honored With Rose-Hulman Award

    SEP President Raman Ohri has been named a 2017-2018 Rose-Hulman Career Achievement Award winner. Recipients of this award have graduated 20+ years ago and are selected based on their achievements within their communities and respective professions. Ohri joined SEP in 1993, the year he graduated from Rose-Hulman with a degree in computer engineering.

  • Heather Franklin

    Franklin Joins Bennett Boehning & Clary

    Heather Franklin has joined Lafayette-based law firm Bennett Boehning & Clary, where she focuses on family law. She previously served as a clerk for the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.

  • Steven Theising and J.R. Trockman

    KDDK Names Partner, Associates

    Evansville-based Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn LLP has named Steven Theising (pictured) partner. He practices primarily in the areas of business, real estate, tax and employee benefits and health care law. Joshua Richard "J.R." Trockman (pictured) and Nicholas Golding have been named associates.

  • Bart Schnur

    Superior Ag Adds Warehouse Supervisor

    Huntingburg-based Superior Ag has added Bart Schnur as warehouse supervisor and quality control & compliance lead at its new feed mill in Dale. His agricultural background includes animal nutrition and farm management.

  • Pamela Ross

    CICF Promotes Ross to VP

    The Central Indiana Community Foundation has promoted Pamela Ross to vice president of opportunity, equity and inclusion, a new position for the foundation. She will be responsible for leading the organization’s initiatives that support equity and inclusive economic growth. Ross has more than 25 years of professional experience in the social services field, managing multiple programs dedicated to elevating the awareness and improving the plight of children and families.

  • Andrew Kossack

    Young Names Kossack State Director

    U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) has named Andrew Kossack state director. He succeeds Deb Johannes, who has been named senior advisor to Senator Young. Kossack most recently served as associate counsel to Vice President Mike Pence. He also served as special counsel at the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Pat Schaefer and Brian Sackowski

    Gibson Adds Sales Executives

    Pat Schaefer and Brian Sackowski have joined Gibson as sales executives in the personal insurance and private client group. Schaefer previously worked in the insurance industry for more than 11 years, most recently as a sales executive/principal at Financial Partners Group LLC. Sackowski previously worked in the insurance industry for more than 15 years, most recently as a personal risk advisor at USI Insurance Services.

  • Sarah Mitchell

    EDC of Wayne County Names Manager

    The EDC of Wayne County has named Sarah Mitchell manager of existing business and education. She previously served as city planner for Richmond. Through her role there, Mitchell has worked on a number of economic development projects in which the EDC was involved.

  • Carol Gassen

    CIFI Adds to Board

    The Community Investment Fund of Indiana has elected Carol Gassen (pictured) and Sharron Liggins to its board of directors. Gassen is vice president, chief compliance and CRA officer at Merchants Bank of Indiana, based in Carmel. Liggins is executive director for the Continuum of Care Network in Gary. They were elected to a two-year term covering 2018-2019.

  • Cynthia Brinker and Kindra Strupp

    USI Announces Changes to Senior Leadership

    The University of Southern Indiana has named Cynthia Brinker senior vice president for government relations. She most recently served as vice president for university and government relations. Also, Kindra Strupp has been promoted to vice president for marketing and communications. She joined the university in 2013 as assistant vice president for marketing and communications and was promoted to associate vice president in 2016.

  • Austin McMillian

    McMillan Joins ClearObject

    ClearObject has hired Austin McMillan as loT business development manager. He most recently served as business development manager for Miller Consulting Group Inc. in Noblesville.

  • Dave Servies

    Patriot Names Servies Manager

    Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. has named David Servies manager of environmental compliance services. He is a certified hazardous materials manager and has more than 30 years of experience providing environmental regulatory compliance for air, water and land medias.

  • Deepak Lalwani and Renee Sullivan

    M3 Ultimate Solutions Adds Consultants

    Carmel-based M3 Ultimate Solutions has added three strategic partner consultants: Deepak Lalwani (pictured), Dennis Gale and Renee Sullivan (pictured). Lalwani is founder and management consultant at Deepak Lalwani & Associate LLC. Gale is president and principle consultant at Performance by Design. Sullivan is president at Sullivan Change Consulting LLC and previously worked for Eli Lilly and Co. 

  • Jake Oberlin

    First Federal Bank Names VP

    First Federal Bank has named Jake Oberlin vice president, trust officer. In his role, he serves as an advisor to clients in need of trust or financial management services. Oberlin is a cum laude graduate of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University, with a degree in finance. He is also a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute’s Trust School, and earned the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the American Bankers Association in 2017.

  • Christopher Callahan

    Callahan to Serve as Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics

    Christopher Callahan, founding director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and a Regenstrief Institute investigator, will serve as the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics at the organization‘s 2018 annual meeting in Denver. Over nearly three decades, he has developed, tested and implemented new models of care designed to improve the health of older adults.

  • Bart Karwath

    Arts For Learning Adds Karwath to Board

    Bart Karwath has joined the Arts for Learning board of directors. He has practiced law in Indianapolis for 26 years. Karwath is a partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and his law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

  • Michael Bolde

    Bolde Joins Krieg DeVault

    Michael Bolde has joined Krieg DeVault as an associate in the firm's litigation practice group. He has more than five years of experience and will focus his practice in health care law, with a concentration in medical malpractice defense, health care liability, and premises liability. Bolde previously worked as an associate attorney, focusing on medical malpractice defense, as well as various types of business litigation.

  • Lauren McCleary

    McCleary Joins Midwestern Engineers

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  • Randy Lewandowski

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    Indianapolis Indians President and General Manager Randy Lewandowski has been named to the Northeast Indiana Baseball Association Hall of Fame. He is entering his 25th season with the Indians. Lewandowski is just the team’s fourth general manager since the organization was incorporated in 1955. After joining the Tribe as a ticket office intern in 1994, he was hired full-time as assistant ticket manager the following year.

  • Larry Lechel

    First Federal Bank Names Lechel Retail Lender

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  • Sujata Chugh

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  • Norman Lasiter

    Music For All Adds to Team

    Music for All has named Norman Lasiter office manager and executive assistant. He has an extensive performing and arts administration background. Lasiter is a professional singer and entertainer with numerous credits in professional and community musical theater. He has also recorded and produced solo albums as a cabaret artist with Music Director Christopher Marlowe and recorded an original holiday song with Grammy winning recording producer Mike Berniker.

  • Ed Petras

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  • Rachel Applegate

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  • Will Young

    DCS Names Legislative Director

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  • Rev. Kevin Sandberg

    Notre Dame Appoints Executive Director

    Rev. Kevin Sandberg has been appointed Leo and Arlene Hawk executive director of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame. He has served as acting director of the center during this academic year, while Rev. Paul Kollman has been on research leave. Father Kollman has served as the center’s executive director since 2012 and will resume full-time teaching and research in the Department of Theology on June 30.

  • Vanessa Russell

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  • Mark Volpatti and Jeff Plawecki

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    IUPUI has promoted Mark Volpatti (pictured) to associate vice chancellor for auxiliary services, a position in which he has been serving in an interim capacity since May 2016. Jeff Plawecki (pictured) has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for facilities. He previously served as director of facility operations at IUPUI Campus Facility Services. Also, Rick Graycarek has been appointed associate vice chancellor of finance effective May 1.

  • Erin Murphy

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  • Mike Altendorf

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  • Holli Harrington

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  • Bev Gard

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  • Bill Taft

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  • Lesley Crane

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  • Jeff Carnahan

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  • Tom Smith

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  • Jason Larrison

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  • Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Announces 2018 Board Elections

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  • Julia Saltsgaver and Ryan Donovan

    Quality Connection Selects Board Leadership

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  • Phil D'Amico

    D'Amico Out as Bloomington Chamber CEO

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  • Ryan Supple

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  • Melinda Shapiro

    Shapiro Elected to Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art Board

    Melinda Shapiro has been elected to the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art board of directors. She is an attorney at SmithAmundsen. Shapiro currently serves as vice president of the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. She previously served as a docent at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and is a former board member of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

  • Michael Highum

    McGowan Insurance Group Names Partner

    Indianapolis-based McGowan Insurance Group has promoted Michael Highum to partner. He has been serving as vice president of the firm since 2003. In this new role, Highum will continue to help manage the overall firm, as well as lead other strategic and business development initiatives.

  • Donna Munchel

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  • Christopher Pietruszkiewicz

    Law School Dean Selected as Next UE President

    The University of Evansville has named Christopher Pietruszkiewicz (pictured) its 24th president. The Stetson University College of Law dean will succeed Tom Kazee, who announced last July he would step down in May after eight years at the helm. Pietruszkiewicz's first day will be July 1.

  • Michael Sinnet and Paul Smith

    OCRA Names Project Manager And Community Liaison

    Michael Sinnet has joined the Office of Community and Rural Affairs as project manager handling the Stellar Communities program. He previously served in a similar role for Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. Also, Paul Smith has been named west central community liaison. For more than 21 years, he has served in the Navy in various positions across the U.S.

  • Robert Smith

    Lilly Endowment Elects Smith as VP

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  • John Stehr (photo courtesy WTHR-TV)

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  • Patrick McAlister

    New Director For Indy Office of Education Innovation

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  • Erhardt Preitauer

    CareSource Names CEO

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  • New Leader at Indiana Ballet Conservatory

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  • Emily Ambriz

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  • Lori Torres and Sean Sharma

    Indiana 4-H Foundation Adds to Board

    The Indiana 4-H Foundation has added to its board of directors: Lori Torres (pictured), Gloria Jimenez, Julia Byers and Sean Sharma (pictured). Torres serves as inspector general of the State of Indiana. Jimenez is director of fund development and community engagement at the Indiana Latino Institute. Byers is a township trustee for Wabash Township in Tippecanoe County. Sharma is a physician at St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital.

  • Jim Conwell

    Rose-Hulman President Inducted Into Vanderbilt’s Distinguished Alumni Academy

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Jim Conwell has been inducted into the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni for his professional achievements as a leader in higher education and industry. In 2013, Conwell became Rose-Hulman’s 15th president.

  • Beth Bechdol and Bridget O’Reilly

    AgriNovus Indiana Announces Leadership and Staffing Additions

    AgriNovus Indiana, the state's initiative to advance the agbiosciences, has announced Beth Bechdol, who has served as president and CEO in a contract capacity since it began in 2015, will now take on that role full-time. Bechdol had split her time between AgriNovus with her role at Ice Miller LLP, where she served as director of agribusiness strategies. Also, Bridget O’Reilly has been named digital media manager.

  • David Ober

    Holcomb Selects Ober to Fill IURC Vacancy

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed David Ober to fill a vacancy on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission created by the retirement of Jim Atterholt. Additionally, Holcomb appointed Jim Huston to serve as chairman of the IURC. Huston has served as the interim chairman since Atterholt retired in early January. When a vacancy occurs on the IURC, applications are solicited from the public and accepted by a seven member nominating committee.

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