• Lise Asimont

    Purdue Wine Tech Startup Hires CEO

    VinSense Technology, a startup using Purdue University patented technology to help with wine production has hired Lise Asimont as chief executive officer. She is a Sonoma County viticulturist. Asimont is past president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. She also serves as a committee chair for the United Wine and Grape Symposium. Asimont says she hopes to help perennial farmers with increasing sustainability and efficiency as well.

  • Barbara Ellsworth

    Dress For Success Executive Director to Retire

    Barbara Ellsworth, executive director of Dress for Success Indianapolis, is retiring June 1st. She spent nine years as the organization's leader. After directing not-for-profit organizations in Evansville for nearly thirty years, she moved to Indianapolis in September 2008. Ellsworth served as executive director of a domestic and sexual violence center in Evansville for 15 years.

  • Erin Roth

    Roth Joins Strada Education Network

    Strada Education Network has appointed Erin Roth executive vice president and general counsel. In her new role, she directs all legal activities of the Indianapolis-based national nonprofit dedicated to improving lives by strengthening the pathways between education and employment. Roth most recently served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Wabash National Corp. in Lafayette.

  • Jill McKinney and Priscila Vansetti

    International Center Adds to Board

    The International Center has added Shash Goyal, Jill McKinney (pictured) and Priscila Vansetti (pictured) to its board of directors. Goyal is director of database engineering at Salesforce Marketing Cloud. McKinney is director of study abroad at Butler University's Center for Global Education. Vansetti is director of global strategy and business development at Dow DuPont.

  • Kevin Beswick

    RMS Safety Promotes Beswick to President

    Indianapolis-based RMS Safety has promoted Kevin Beswick (pictured) to president. John Lindenschmidt, the firm’s founder, has assumed the role of chief executive officer. Also, Mike Mariner has been promoted to vice president of industry & ergonomics.

  • Shelby Kaiser

    Dittoe PR Adds to Team

    Dittoe Public Relations has added Shelby Kaiser as an account executive. She previously served as publications and marketing specialist at Alpha Gamma Delta headquarters.

  • Michael Pettry

    Center Names VP of Development

    The Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Michael Pettry as its vice president of development. He previously served as executive director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir since 2006, which he guided to national recognition and a six-fold increase in annual revenue and budget.

  • Mark Brooker

    IWU Names Business School Dean

    Indiana Wesleyan University has named Mark Brooker dean of the DeVoe School of Business. He previously served as assistant dean of faculty at IWU-National & Global. Brooker also held the dean position on an interim basis while the university searched for a permanent successor. In his new role, Brooker will be responsible for the direction and oversight of personnel, academic programs, instructional delivery and strategic planning for the school.

  • Marion Blakey

    Rolls-Royce North America CEO to Retire

    The chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce North America is retiring. The company, which has a major presence in Indianapolis, says Marion Blakey will step down at the end of June after nearly three years as CEO. Before joining Rolls-Royce, Blakey served as president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association for nearly eight years. She is also a former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Doug Smith

    Smith Hired as Controller at Wabash College

    Douglas Smith has been named controller in the Business Office at Wabash College. A graduate of Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, he most recently served his alma mater as director of financial affairs for student life. Smith also previously served as director of financial affairs for Purdue’s College of Agriculture and a business manager for the departments of Agriculture, Chemistry, and Civil Engineering. He also has experience in banking.

  • Bret Waddy

    Greater Indy Habitat For Humanity Adds to Team

    Bret Waddy has joined the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity as real estate & production director. He previously served as capital program management director at the Indiana Department of Transportation, where he spent eight years. He will oversee real estate acquisition, construction and homeowner repair for the Greater Indy Habitat affiliate.
  • Sammy Davis - Image Courtesy: American Legion

    Sammy L. Davis to Receive Sachem

    Governor Eric Holcomb will next month award the state's highest honor to a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Sammy L. Davis, a native of Freedom, Indiana in Owen County, will receive the 2018 Sachem Award. Holcomb's office says the Sachem is given "to recognize a lifetime of excellence and moral virtue that has brought credit and honor to Indiana."

  • Robin Fleming

    Fleming Joins High Alpha as Entrepreneur in Residence

    High Alpha, a leading venture studio, has named Robin Fleming entrepreneur in residence. She is an enterprise cloud technology veteran with more than 30 years of experience, most recently serving as senior vice president of technology at Angie’s List. Fleming has a wide range of enterprise cloud technology experience, including engineering and senior leadership roles at both startups and enterprise companies.

  • Long to Leave Indiana Senate

    Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-16) says he will retire from the Senate in November. He has served in the chamber for 22 years, including 12 leading the Senate. Long says he will continue to work as a practicing attorney. Long says he takes "great pride" in helping lead efforts including property tax caps, Right to Work, balanced budgets, school choice and a 20-year transportation plan.

  • Jody Dedon

    Indy Women in Tech Foundation Hires Executive Director

    The Indy Women in Tech Inc. Foundation has named Jody Dedon executive director. She previously served as director of advancement for Leadership Indianapolis and director of development at Conner Prairie and Noble of Indiana.

  • Rachel Clark

    Emplify Adds Clark as VP

    Fishers-based Emplify has added Rachel Clark as vice president of product and engineering. She most recently served as senior vice president of product and engineering at Octiv. Clark also served as VP of product and engineering at BidPal.

  • Conlon Griesmer

    Griesmer Joins Music For All as Event Coordinator

    Music for All has named Conlon Griesmer an event coordinator. His involvement with the organization began in 2014 as a volunteer for Bands of America Championships and the Music for All National Festival.

  • Kelly Robertson

    Glick Co. Promotes Robertson to Director

    The Gene B. Glick Co. has promoted Kelly Robertson to director of revenue management. She joined the company in 2016 as revenue manager. Robertson is responsible for analyzing, developing and communicating pricing strategies for the company. She received her undergraduate degree in residential property management from Ball State University, holds an Indiana real estate sales license and received her designation for Certified Apartment Manager.

  • Robert "Bob" Poisal

    McGuire Sponsel Hires Sales Rep

    McGuire Sponsel has hired Robert "Bob" Poisal as a sales representative. He will assist the specialty tax and consulting firm with developing and securing new and existing relationships with CPA firms and other companies within a 200-mile radius of Indianapolis. Poisal previously served as an account developer at Perficient.

  • Christine Fredric

    St. Vincent Names Chief Strategy Officer

    Christine Fredric has been named chief strategy officer for St. Vincent, part of Ascension. She most recently served as national business development director and chief strategy officer of the Texas region at Tenet Healthcare.

  • Cameron Starnes and Chou-il Lee

    Taft Adds to Team, Elects Partners

    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has named Cameron Starnes (pictured) of counsel in the firm’s Environmental and Brownfield and Site Development practices. He previously served as director of economic development for the city of Lawrence. Also, the firm has elected the following attorneys as partners: Zach Gordon, B. Ronan Johnson and Chou-il Lee (pictured).

  • Alexandra Miller

    Cordell & Cordell Adds Associate Attorney

    Cordell & Cordell has added Associate Attorney Alexandra Miller to its Indianapolis office. She previously represented clients in family law matters such as divorce and contested modifications of custody and child support. Miller is the fourth attorney in the Indianapolis office. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University. Miller earned her Juris Doctor from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and is licensed to practice in Indiana.
  • Allison Barber and Patrick McGrew

    Indiana INTERNnet Adds to Board

    Indiana INTERNnet has appointed: Allison Barber (pictured), chancellor of Western Governors University Indiana, Kenneth Folks, chief of governmental affairs at the Indiana Dept. of Education and Patrick McGrew (pictured), Indiana Governor’s education policy director, to its board of directors. The internship-matching program connects employers, individuals seeking internships, high schools, colleges and universities.

  • Tara Barney

    Southwest Indiana Chamber Names CEO

    The Southwest Indiana Chamber has appointed Tara Barney president and chief executive officer. She most recently served as CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce from 2010 through mid-2017; the Quad Cities metropolitan area consists of a six-county, bi-state region comprised of Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott counties in Iowa; and Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island counties in Illinois.

  • Jim Powers

    Crowe Horwath Extends Powers’ Term as CEO

    Crowe Horwath LLP has reappointed Jim Powers chief executive officer, extending his term through March 2021. Over the course of more than 36 years, he has served as managing partner, chair and as managing executive over various entities at the firm.

  • Mike Barz

    WISH-TV Names Evening News Anchor

    WISH-TV has named Mike Barz anchor of the evening news. His appointment is effective March 26. He is an Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter and has more than 24 years in the television business. He most recently anchored evening newscasts at KDVR-TV/KWGN-TV, in Denver.

  • Forrest Williamson

    Unified Group Services Makes Promotions

    Unified Group Services has promoted Forrest Williamson (pictured) to vice president of sales. He served as sales executive for the past six years. Ryan Chapman has expanded his role to vice president of business development. Also, Aaron Fischer has been appointed vice president of sales in the southeast part of the United States, and Tyler Vanderpool will act as regional sales executive covering the midwest.

  • Jerome LaReau and Mike Loveless

    ONI Risk Partners Adds to Team

    ONI Risk Partners has named Jerome LaReau vice president claims services. His career spans 30 years of claims management experience representing both the insurance company and the broker. Most recently, LaReau served as regional manager - claim account executive at Travelers. Also, Mike Loveless has been hired as a commercial risk adviser. He previously worked for JPMorgan Chase as a branch manager. Loveless earned his bachelor’s degree from IPFW.

  • Kevin Jasinski and Lisa Casler

    RQAW Corp. Expands Senior Leadership

    Indianapolis-based RQAW Corp. has promoted: Kevin Jasinski (pictured) to director of major projects and senior project manager; Randall Brooks to director of bridge services; Lisa Casler (pictured) to director of roadway services and Joe Dabkowski to director of environmental services. Also, the firm has added Vohn Wilson as a graduate architect.

  • Jose Delgado and Jessie Herdrich

    PAR North America Makes Leadership Changes

    PAR North America, a business unit of global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider, KAR Auction Services Inc. has promoted Jose Delgado (pictured) to senior vice president, sales and business development. Jessie Herdrich (pictured) has been promoted to vice president, compliance and operations. Also, John Sibbitt has been promoted to vice president of operations.

  • Sheila Cook and Kevin Parker

    Methodist Hospitals Appoints Assistant VPs, Directors

    Methodist Hospitals has promoted Sheila Cook and Trischa Turner to assistant vice presidents. Cook has more than 28 years of dedicated service to Methodist Hospitals, including serving as interim chief nursing officer. Turner most recently served as director of peri operative and surgical services. Also, the hospital has appointed Amy Grzyb director of food and nutrition services and Kevin Parker director of plant operations.

  • Adam Maze

    Key Private Bank Promotes Maze

    Key Private Bank has promoted Adam Maze to central Indiana’s associate relationship manager. He has been with KeyBank for 10 years. Maze most recently served as a wealth liaison for Key Private Bank.

  • Tinisha Weigelt

    Banks Appoints Weigelt District Director

    Congressman Jim Banks (R-3) has promoted Tinisha Weigelt to district director in his Fort Wayne office. She previously served as office manager and financial administrator for Congressman Banks. Weigelt graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in International Relations and served in the office of former Congressman Randy Forbes (R-Virginia) for 13 years.

  • Eileen Miller

    Clear Software Adds Orr Fellow

    Zionsville-based Clear Software has added Orr Fellow Eileen Miller to its client services team. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Brain and Behavioral Science. Miller hails from of Lake Forest, Illinois.

  • Andrew Greenwood

    Ambrose Property Group Hires Senior VP

    Ambrose Property Group has named Andrew Greenwood senior vice president of development. He has more than a decade of experience overseeing real estate development projects. Greenwood previously served as general counsel and an owner of Old Town Development.

  • Steve Ehrlich

    Bolstra Names SaaS Industry Veteran COO

    Carmel-based Bolstra has added Steve Ehrlich as chief operating officer. He has helped shape and scale the likes of Software Artistry, Aprimo, Autobase, and most recently served as president of PolicyStat. Ehrlich served as vice president of operations at Autobase and senior vice president of operations at Aprimo.

  • Chuck Baldwin

    Baldwin Named Client Choice Awards Recipient

    Chuck Baldwin, managing director for Ogletree Deakins, has received The International Law Office’s 2018 Client Choice Award. He works in the firm’s Indianapolis office and is the exclusive winner of the Employment & Benefits category for Indiana. Before becoming a managing director, Baldwin held numerous leadership roles with Ogletree Deakins since joining the firm in 2000.

  • Robert Anderson and Stacy Walton Long

    Krieg DeVault Adds to Executive Committee, Makes Promotions

    Krieg DeVault has elected Robert Anderson (pictured) to its six-member Executive Committee. He is a long-time partner in the firm’s health care practice and has more than 28 years of legal experience into his new leadership role with the firm. Stacy Walton Long (pictured) has been named partner. The firm has also promoted: Nicholas Anderson, Nicole Keith and Brandon Shirley to senior associates.

  • Jackie Lewis

    Indiana State Fairgrounds Names Director of Sales

    The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has promoted Jackie Lewis to director of sales. She joined the organization in September 2016 as assistant general manager of Indiana Farmers Coliseum. With more than 12 years of experience in the event industry, Lewis will be responsible for overseeing all event sales initiatives, including the development and implementation of new market segments.

  • Matthew Hanka

    Commission on Homelessness Names Administrator

    Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has named Matthew Hanka administrator of the Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County. In this volunteer role, he will provide leadership for the Commission, a group of area government and community leaders working together to prevent and end homelessness in the region. Hanka is associate professor of political science and director of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Southern Indiana.

  • John Thompson & Karee Petruzzi

    Eskenazi Health Foundation Announces Board Appointments

    Eskenazi Health Foundation has elected officers: John Thompson (pictured), chair; John Ackerman, vice chair; Tom Grande, secretary and Mark Gargula, treasurer. Also, the following new members were appointed: Brad Bostic, Karee Petruzzi (pictured).

  • Al Wurster and Scott Thiems

    500 Festival Foundation Elects Officers

    The 500 Festival Foundation has elected officers for its 2017-2018 board of trustees: Chairman: Al Wurster (pictured) and Vice Chairman: Scott Thiems. Additionally, three new civic and business leaders were appointed to the 500 Festival Foundation’s board: Nadine Givens, Frank Hancock and Pat Kennedy.

  • Reed Parker

    Grow INdiana Media Ventures Adds to Team

    Grow INdiana Media Ventures, LLC, the parent of the Inside INdiana Business brand of business news products, has named Reed Parker a writer and reporter. He most recently served as a radio news anchor and reporter for Emmis Communications Corp. Parker also served as news director for WITZ/WQKZ in Jasper and at WMOK in Illinois.

  • Al Moll

    Fort Wayne Parks Director to Retire

    The director of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation department has announced his retirement. Al Moll, who has led the department since 2005, will leave the position March 30. During his tenure, the department has seen an expansion of neighborhood outreach programs, increased venues, new parks and expansions at existing parks such as Salomon Farm, Foster, Lakeside and McMillen parks.

  • Sheri Replane

    Start Fort Wayne Names Community Manager

    Start Fort Wayne has named Sheri Replane community manager. She previously served as director of development, events and possibilities for Watershed School, a small private school in Boulder, Colorado. Replane has executed more than 500 events nationwide, including large outdoor festivals, corporate events, trade shows, educational seminars, youth entrepreneurial camps and national teaching conferences.

  • Martin Baier

    Baier Appointed to Global Ties U.S. Board

    Martin Baier, president and CEO of The International Center, has been named to the board of directors of Washington, D.C.-based Global Ties U.S. As a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State, Global Ties U.S. sustains a network that coordinates international exchange programs and brings current and future leaders from around the world to communities throughout the United States.

  • Michelle Trowell and Shawn Williams

    Blue & Co. Makes Promotions, Appointment

    Carmel-based Blue & Co. LLC has promoted: Michelle Trowell (pictured) and Shawn Williams (pictured) to directors. Trowell joined the team in August 2009 and is responsible for assisting healthcare clients with Medicare reimbursement challenges. Williams started with the firm in September 2002. He is primarily responsible for financial statement audits, reviews and compilations. Also, Sara Jacobi has been appointed as the newest member of the executive committee.

  • Cassie Stockamp and Bill Ehret

    CIRTA Board Elects Officers

    The board of directors of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has elected the following officers: Cassie Stockamp (pictured) of Marion County, president; Bill Ehret (pictured) of Marion County, vice president; Jerry Bridges of Madison County, secretary and Larry Hesson of Hendricks County, treasurer.

  • Thomas Kaplan

    Indiana Tech Names VP For Academic Affairs

    Indiana Tech has named Thomas Kaplan vice president for academic affairs. He will officially begin his new role May 14. Kaplan currently serves as dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, a post he has held since 2015. He also previously served as the Ness Chair in Entrepreneurship and associate professor in Wittenberg’s department of business and as chair of the department of business.

  • Jenna Barnett

    NKF Appoints Barnett Executive Managing Director

    Newmark Knight Frank has hired Jenna Barnett as executive managing director for its Indianapolis office. She specializes in representing high-growth clients, both locally and nationally, as well as global occupiers for many of the country’s best-known businesses. A few of Barnett’s notable clients include Salesforce; Woodhouse Day Spas, Cheetah Digital and Hall, Render, Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C.

  • CNO Financial Names Two Vice Presidents

    Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Carrie Jost to vice president of communications and Robert Birty to territory vice president of its Bankers Life business segment’s south central territory. Jost most recently served as director of brand marketing. Also, Birty is a 32-year veteran of Bankers Life and most recently served as regional director in the northwest territory and branch sales manager.

  • Erin LaCross

    Parkview Regional Medical Center Names CNO

    Erin LaCross has been appointed chief nursing officer for Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates. She has served as vice president of nursing at PVH for nearly five years. During that time, LaCross also served as interim chief operating officer for more than six months and interim director of nursing services at PBH for more than a year.

  • Shawna Jimenez

    RSM Adds to Team

    RSM US LLP has named Shawna Jimenez senior tax manager. With 12 years of public accounting experience working at Deloitte Tax LLP, she has experience serving tax-exempt organizations in a variety of industries including healthcare, higher education, public foundations, student loan organizations and other public charities. Jimenez will lead the not-for-profit tax practice in Indiana.

  • Rachel Sorvig

    Bose Public Affairs Promotes Sorvig to VP

    Bose Public Affairs Group LLC has promoted Rachel Sorvig to vice president. She joined the firm in 2012 and most recently served as public relations director. Sorvig previously served as communications director for the office of Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, where she managed communications for the Lt. Governor’s office and five additional state agencies including those responsible for agriculture and energy policy.

  • Mike Messaglia

    Krieg DeVault Elects Messaglia Managing Partner

    Krieg DeVault has elected long-time Partner Michael Messaglia managing partner. His legal career spans nearly 25 years, beginning when he was hired as an associate at the firm. Messaglia has served in several leadership positions, including in the firm's Financial Institutions practice and most recently as a member of its Executive Committee.

  • Cory Johnson

    LABOV Marketing Hires Creative Director

    Fort Wayne-based LABOV Marketing Communications and Training has hired Cory Johnson as creative director. Throughout his 30 years in the automotive industry, he has worked with leading brands that include Audi, Toyota, Kia, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Lexus. He has written and directed product and executive videos, produced brand documentaries, created technical training materials, managed advertising for dealership networks and helped produce product launch events.

  • Jill Plante

    Centier Bank Names Mortgage Loan Originator

    Centier Bank has appointed Jill Plante mortgage loan originator serving the greater Lafayette area. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Small Business Management and an Associate's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

  • Donna Hammock

    Damar Names Director of Parent Voices

    Donna Hammock has joined Damar Services as director of Parent Voices. The program helps parents navigate the care experience, meet other parents and learn through educational workshops.

  • Sarah Loughery

    Loughery Joins Music For All as Controller

    Music for All has named Sarah Loughery controller. She is a certified public accountant with a corporate accounting background spanning more than 20 years. Loughery has held senior controller, controller and accounting manager positions at: mAccounting, Elements Financial Federal Credit Union (formerly Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union), MS Inspection & Logistics Inc., Milestone Advisors (currently mAccounting) and Mutual Hospital Services Inc.

  • Bumper Hostetler

    Hostetler to Retire From Vincennes University Foundation

    Bumper Hostetler, who has served as president of the Vincennes University Foundation since 2006, has announced his retirement effective February 23. He was also an adjunct faculty member, teaching sports marketing, from 2008 to 2013. Prior to coming to the VU Foundation, Hostetler served as executive director/CEO of YMCAs in North Webster, Peru and Vincennes.

  • Jon Tropf

    Goshen College Names Men's Basketball Coach

    Goshen College has named Jon Tropf head coach of its men's basketball program. He has been interim coach since August. Tropf is a 2012 graduate of Eastern Michigan University and came to Goshen as an assistant coach in 2014. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2016 before assuming the reins when Neal Young resigned last summer.

  • Travis Haire

    Ivy Tech Names Sellersburg Chancellor

    Ivy Tech Community College has named Travis Haire chancellor of its Sellersburg campus. He most recently served as deputy superintendent for Greater Clark County Schools with a focus on college and career readiness skills and the improvement of student achievement.

  • Allison Giles

    Cook Group Promotes Giles

    Bloomington-based Cook Group has promoted Allison Giles to vice president of federal and international government affairs. Since 2009, she has served as vice president of federal affairs. Giles will continue leading Cook’s efforts in Washington, D.C. and will now also lead the global international government affairs program for Cook Group, and its affiliates.

  • David Slade

    WFYI Names Slade Chief Development Officer

    WFYI has named David Slade chief development officer. He has experience in fundraising and community engagement and most recently served as national manager of major gifts, partnership marketing and communications for the United States Tennis Association Foundation.

  • Jeff Miles

    New Leader For Jeffersonville Port

    The Ports of Indiana has selected Jeff Miles as director for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. He is an Indiana native and veteran of the maritime industry. Miles most recently served on the senior executive team for the North Carolina State Ports Authority and succeeds Scott Stewart, who stepped down in January. His industry experience includes more than 30 years as a senior-level manager in the port, maritime transportation, and logistics sectors.

  • Dr. Ryan Nagy

    IU Health Appoints President of Adult Academic Health Center

    IU Health has promoted Dr. Ryan Nagy to president of the adult academic health center, comprised of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals. He had been serving as interim president and chief medical officer for almost two years.

  • Steve Serbin

    Serbin Named Indy Chamber VP of Membership Sales

    The Indy Chamber has named Steve Serbin vice president of membership sales. He previously held executive sales leadership roles with Culligan International, Aramark, Lee Hecht Harrison and Konica Minolta. Serbin has previously been an active member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member of Junior Achievement of Chicago.

  • Reese Dick

    Reese Dick Promoted at Grow INdiana Media Ventures

    Grow INdiana Media Ventures, LLC, the parent of the Inside INdiana Business brand of business news products, has promoted Reese Dick to manager of web and digital services. He has been with the company since 2015, most recently serving as web and social media coordinator.

  • Governor Eric Holcomb

    Holcomb Named International Citizen of The Year

    The International Center has selected Governor Eric Holcomb as the 2018 International Citizen of the Year. Board Chair Marsha Stone cites Holcomb's work to attract foreign direct investment to the state, saying it "enriches all of our communities through the infusion of culture and diversity."

  • Darren Sansum

    INDYCAR Names Sansum Managing Director of Engine Development

    INDYCAR has named Darren Sansum managing director of engine development. He joins INDYCAR after a successful stint at Toyota Racing Development, which has won the past two manufacturer championships in NASCAR's Cup series. Sansum has also previously worked for Ford Motor Co., Cosworth Technology and Ilmor Engineering.

  • Katrina Lewis and Emily Simpson

    Hylant Adds to Communications Team

    Indianapolis-based Hylant has named Katrina Lewis marketing communications manager. She previously managed marketing & client relations for O'Brien Commercial Real Estate LLC, Also, Emily Simpson has been appointed marketing communications specialist. She most recently served as content editor at Angie's List.
  • Court Kull

    Fifth Third Bank Promotes Kull to City President

    Fifth Third Bancorp has promoted Court Kull to city president for the Evansville Tristate market. He succeeds Dwight Hamilton, who is planning to retire after almost 25 years. Kull will report to Kevin Hipskind, who was recently named regional president of Fifth Third’s Greater Indiana region. Kull joined the bank in 2000 and has been in the financial services industry for more than 25 years.

  • Rebecca King

    Leadership Indianapolis Promotes King to CEO

    Leadership Indianapolis has promoted Rebecca King to president and chief executive officer. For the past four years, she has served as vice president of programs and alumni relations and director of its flagship program, the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. In that role, King has been responsible for overall direction and curriculum development, including opportunities for alumni.

  • Michael Lewinski and Meghan Ruesch

    Lewis Wagner Adds to Firm, Names Partners

    Lewis Wagner has added Tyler Marie Alford and Derek Raymond  to the firm. Michael Lewinski (pictured) and Aaron Grant have been named partners. Lynsey David has been selected to the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy. Meghan Ruesch (pictured) has been selected to the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana OPTIONS Class. Also, John Trimble has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.

  • Ben Painter

    Flint & Walling Promotes Painter

    Kendallville-based Flint & Walling has promoted Ben Painter to national accounts manager – wholesale. He brings 13 years of experience in the water systems and plumbing industry and has been with the company for eight years. Painter's career began in water treatment assembly and transitioned to sales and support of two different Indianapolis based plumbing supply distributors while pursuing his business degree.

  • Bahija Jallal

    Anthem's Board Adds Jallal as Director

    Anthem Inc. has added Bahija Jallal, PhD, to its board of directors. With more than 25 years of leadership experience and expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry, Jallal’s science-driven leadership combined with her passion to improve the lives of patients will be an asset to the board. She currently serves as executive vice president of AstraZeneca and president of its biotechnology subsidiary MedImmune.

  • Michael Crafton

    Nelbud Names Crafton CEO

    Nelbud Services Group Inc., the nation’s largest self-performing commercial kitchen ventilation services provider, has appointed Michael Crafton president and chief executive officer. He is the former president of 360 Services, which merged with Nelbud in 2015.

  • Amy Scheffer and Mark Price

    The Towne House Names New Leadership

    Amy Scheffer (pictured) has been named executive director of The Towne House Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. She has worked for The Towne House for a total of 23 years over two stints. Scheffer succeeds Dan Carr, who served as executive director of The Towne House for 32 years. He has been promoted to vice president of operations for BHI Retirement Communities. Also, Mark Price (pictured) has been promoted to associate executive director.

  • Scott Ford (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame Taps Ford For Business Development Efforts

    The University of Notre Dame has appointed Scott Ford associate vice president of new business development. Ford, who currently serves as executive vice president of Bradley Co. in South Bend, will be responsible for coordinating the university's economic development efforts.

  • Ryne Krock

    Krock Steps Down as LaGrange County EDC Chief

    The LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. is looking for a new president and chief executive officer. Ryne Krock, who has held the position since April 2015, has left the organization for a job in the private sector. Krock is now the vice president of economic consulting services for Louisiana-based Leotta Location + Design LLC. The site selection firm has an office in Fort Wayne, from where Krock will work.

  • Jack Phillips and Bryan Mills

    CICP Elects Executive Committee Members

    The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership has elected new executive committee members. Jack Phillips (pictured) has been named chairman and Bryan Mills (pictured) will serve as vice chair. Other members include: Treasurer Connie Bond Stuart, At-Large Jeff Smulyan, Mark Hill and Immediate Past Chair Cathy Langham.

  • Debbie Reynolds

    Reynolds Joins HHCU as VP Commercial Services

    Debbie Reynolds has joined Hoosier Hills Credit Union as vice president of commercial services. She most recently worked for First Financial Bank in Bloomington.

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      Gen Con LLC has extended its agreement to hold its massive gaming event in Indianapolis through 2022. Last year's event attracted record turnstile attendance of nearly 208,000. For the first time in its 50-year history, the convention sold out all of its attendee badges before last year's event began. The event also added the first level of Lucas Oil Stadium, and reached Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time for a concert by Grammy-winning band They Might Be Giants.

    • Cummins to Design Combat Engines That Elude the Enemy

      The monstrous, larger-than-life military tanks of tomorrow could be powered by Hoosier ingenuity. A recent $47 million defense contract delivers marching orders for Columbus-based Cummins Inc.: develop the next-generation engine to power U.S. combat vehicles, and it must be stronger, but smaller, and elusive to enemies’ efforts to spot it. 

    • Three Floyds Pitching Major Expansion

      The state's largest production brewery is proposing a big expansion. Munster-based Three Floyds Brewing Co. says plans include more than 114,000 square-feet of additional manufacturing and warehousing space, expanded retail, brewpub and office facilities and a new outdoor garden area for dining. The Plan Unit Development filing with the town of Munster also includes more parking and infrastructure improvements.

    • Greenwood Approves Downtown Projects

      The Greenwood Redevelopment Commission has approved more than $4.5 million in downtown projects. They include a major exterior renovation for Planetary Brewing and a new connector road. The Planetary Brewing project is being supported by funding from the G.R.O.W. Greenwood Initiative, which is a matching grant program to help businesses along some of the city's most traveled corridors improve their aesthetic appeal. RDC President Brent Tilson says the results have been...