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  • RQAW Corp. Adds Two to Team

    RQAW Corp. has added Aaron Lawson as an environmental scientist. He has more than seven years of experience in the environmental science field. Also, the firm has named Chris Hathaway a project engineer for the firm’s water resources department. He has more than nine years of professional experience in water/wastewater hydraulic-model development, support for water distribution and wastewater collection system master planning and general water/wastewater design.

  • Downtown Indy Inc. Names Accounting Manager

    Downtown Indy Inc. has named Christy Gelback-Diaz accounting manager. She previously worked for Ivy Tech Community College as staff accountant of cash management and financial reporting.

  • La Porte Has Successor For Blair Milo

    The city of La Porte has a new mayor. Mark Krentz has taken over for Blair Milo, who was appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb to serve in the newly-created, cabinet level position of secretary of career connections and talent. Krentz most recently served as talent attraction coordinator for the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corp.

  • Holcomb Names DLGF Chair

    Governor Eric Holcomb has named Wesley Bennett commissioner of the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance. He has served as Plainfield clerk-treasurer for 12 years. Bennett is completing his third term in office. He previously served as assistant branch manager for First National Bank and Trust and held sales and operations positions for Bank One.

  • Indiana Awards State's Highest Tourism Honor

    Shipshewana-based Blue Gate Hospitality founder Mel Riegsecker is the recipient of this year's Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award. He received the state's highest tourism honor as part of the annual Hoosier Hospitality Awards at the Indiana State Fair. Blue Gate includes a restaurant, theater, inn and event center. In all, Blue Gate Hospitality hosts more than half of a million visitors every year.

  • New Leader For Evansville Sports Corp.

    Eric Marvin has been named executive director of the Evansville Sports Corp. He previously served as director of sports tourism for The Columbus Area Visitors Center. Marvin succeeds Jason Sands who now serves as director of sports at the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau. The organization helps prepare bids, manage, recruit, promote and sell tournaments and sporting events in the city.

  • Eiteljorg Adds Directors And Advisors to Board

    The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art recently appointed three business and community leaders to serve on its board of directors: Christopher Eck, Carla Leppert and Chris Trede. Eck, an attorney, is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the athletic footwear retailer The Finish Line Inc.

  • Monarch Beverage Hires Physical Therapist

    Monarch Beverage has hired Kyle Netter as a physical therapist. He will work alongside the physician and nurse practitioner to develop individualized plans for injury recovery, pain reduction and mobility and function restoration. Netter is trained to assist employees in injury prevention and condition management.

  • Tilson Names Palamara VP of Sales

    Tilson has appointed Stephen Palamara vice president of sales. He is an executive level business development professional with more than 25 years of information technology experience. Palamara’s background includes sales management, managing high growth B2B start-ups and early stage companies, enterprise software development, networking and infrastructure and staffing and recruiting.

  • Indiana Collectors Association Names President

    The Indiana Collectors Association has named Chris Coleman president. He is vice president of Richmond-based Finance System Inc. It is a title his father, Charles "Fred" Coleman Jr. held. Coleman has 16 years’ experience as a collector. He will help represent 72 collections agencies in Indiana that employ 5,000 Hoosiers.

  • Hylant Hires Three

    Indianapolis-based Hylant has hired: Brent Bigler (pictured), client executive, Jason Farling (pictured), client service executive and Derek Menendez, client executive, all in the Property and Casualty Select Practice.

  • BSA LifeStructures Adds to Team

    BSA LifeStructures, a nationally recognized architecture and engineering firm, has named Scott Kreitlein senior laboratory planner. He has more than 25 years of experience in lab design and planning and a recognized expertise in animal holding and biocontainment facilities.

  • Design Collaborative Adds Manager

    Fort Wayne-based Design Collaborative has named Steve Staley business development manager. Most recently, he served as director of development for Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

  • Whitestown's Director of Planning Resigns

    The town of Whitestown's first in-house Director of Planning Lauren Bailey has announced her resignation. She spent four years planning and maturing the fastest growing community in Indiana. Bailey has accepted a position with HWC Engineering.

  • Notre Dame Appoints Associate VP

    The University of Notre Dame has promoted Ryan Willerton to associate vice president for career and professional development in the Division of Student Affairs. He most recently served as director of the Office of Community Standards. Willerton began his career at Notre Dame in 1998 as a student development coordinator in the Student Activities Office and went on to serve as assistant director of residence life and housing from 2001 to 2003.

  • Wolfert Named IHSAA Foundation President

    The Indiana High School Athletic Association has named Matt Wolfert president of the IHSAA Foundation. Wolfert will begin his duties September 1. He previously served as director of major gifts at Cathedral High School.

  • DANNAR Adds Busby as Director

    Muncie-based DANNAR has added Rick Busby as director of innovation and technology to support the future research and design of new technology initiatives. He is an accomplished product developer, program manager and inventor with more than 30 years of experience in the defense, consumer electronics and manufacturing industries.

  • American College of Cardiology Selects VP

    Dr. Richard Kovacs has been selected to serve as vice president of the American College of Cardiology.  He is a cardiologist with Indiana University Health. Kovacs' one-year term will begin in March 2018. He is one of the nation’s top authorities on sports cardiology. Kovacs leads the IU Health team that performs cardiovascular screenings on players who come to Indianapolis for the annual NFL Scouting Combine.

  • St. Joseph's College Names VP For Advancement

    Saint Joseph's College Rector Barry Fischer has named Bill Hogan vice president for advancement of the school's Phoenix Project. He attended St. Joe's and played basketball for the school from 1970-1974, worked for the school in the 1980s as an athletics director, head men's basketball coach, business manager and associate professor.

  • Maple to Join Lilly Endowment

    Early Learning Indiana Chief Executive Officer Ted Maple will join Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. in October. Maple, who has led the nonprofit early ed provider since 2013, will help lead the endowment's education and youth development programs. Indianapolis attorney and consultant Susan Haber will also join the endowment as a program director.

  • USI President Announces Retirement

    University of Southern Indiana President Linda Bennett has announced plans to retire effective June 30, 2018. She became the university's third president in July 2009, after serving as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs from 2003 until her inauguration. In addition to serving as president, Bennett is a professor of political science and has taught courses in Introduction to American Politics for USI students.

  • Jewish Federation Makes Promotions

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis has made several promotions. They include: Margo Fox (pictured), senior director of engagement; Michael Skolnick (pictured), senior director of development; Irina Brodskiy, campaign operations manager and Stephanie Dlatt, campaign associate.

  • Indiana Humanities Makes Promotion, Hires

    Indiana Humanities has promoted Kristen Fuhs Wells (pictured) to vice president. She will continue to lead communications and development efforts, but will also play a bigger role in developing organizational strategies and processes as the nonprofit grows. The organization has also hired Tom Streit (pictured) as multimedia manager and Claire Mauschbaugh as events and communications associate.

  • TechPoint Announces 'Tech 25'

    Indiana's technology initiative has announced its Tech 25 Class of 2017. TechPoint says the list honors the state's "tech builders" who aren't top-level executives, but are critical to growing the state's industry. The organization says nearly 60 technology companies nominated a team member for this year's class. The honorees span a wide range of roles including software developers, financial analysts and marketing directors. 

  • IPFW Names Two Directors

    IPFW has promoted Shawna Squibb to director of alumni relations. She has served as associate bursar at the university for the past decade. Also, Jean Hershberger has been named director of development. She has been a part of the Fort Wayne business community for more than 25 years, having spent most her career in the realty and banking sectors.

  • Indiana Landmarks Appoints Director

    Indiana Landmarks has promoted Brad Miller to director of its Northwest Field Office in Gary. He most recently worked for the organization's South Bend office as a community preservation specialist. Miller also previously consulted for the Somerville Preservation Commission.

  • The Tiedemann Group Adds Accounting Manager

    Shanna Armstrong has joined Elkhart-based The Tiedemann Group as accounting manager. She previously worked in accounting roles for several area companies for the past 12 years. Armstrong most recently worked for Midwest Automotive Designs LLC.

  • Buttigieg Appoints Corporation Counsel

    Mayor Pete Buttigieg has appointed Stephanie Steele corporation counsel. She has served as assistant city attorney representing the South Bend Police, Fire and Animal Control Departments. Steele graduated from the University of Michigan and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She previously served as deputy prosecuting attorney for the St. Joseph County Special Victims Unit.

  • Goodwill Appoints Excel Center Director

    Goodwill LEADS Inc. has named Cindy Cavanaugh director of the Hammond Excel Center. She previously spent nine years with the School City of Hammond, serving as interim dean of students, a Training Accreditation Programme “TAP” mentor teacher and English Department chair.

  • JourneyGuide Promotes Trimble to CEO

    JourneyGuide has promoted Derek Trimble to chief executive officer. JourneyGuide is the spin-out of Ash Brokerage that is launching its retirement income planning software. Trimble previously served as vice president of innovation and managing director.

  • Fishers Appoints Bradford Controller

    Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness has appointed Lisa Bradford city controller. She served under former Controller Oscar Gutierrez, since Fishers’ transition from a town to a city in January 2015. Prior to joining the city of Fishers, Bradford served as an assistant tax controller with Duke Realty.

  • David Barras to Sign Off in Indy

    A well-known Indianapolis news anchor has announced his retirement. David Barras started at WISH-TV in 1980 and after nearly four decades of covering stories in central Indiana called his decision bittersweet and said he and his wife, who recently retired, are looking forward to "the next chapter of our lives." Prior to working at WISH-TV, Barras launched his media career at WTVW-TV in Evansville.

  • McGowan Insurance Promotes Sheets

    Indianapolis-based McGowan Insurance Group has promoted Anthony Sheets to account executive. The Ball State grad previously worked as an insurance sales representative at State Farm. 

  • Community Foundation Adds to Board

    The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County has added three members to its board of directors: Jessika Hane (pictured), Jeff Wuslich (pictured) and Jeremiah Young. They have been elected to serve a three-year renewable term. Hane is human resources director at Oliver Winery and has worked at the company since 1999. Wuslich is a co-founder of Bloomington’s craft distillery Cardinal Spirits. A graduate of IU, Young founded Nature’s Way.

  • Jordan Joins The IHSAA Foundation Board

    Joe Jordan has joined the IHSAA Foundation board of directors. He is president and chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne. A lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Jordan has more than 25 years of experience at the executive level of organizational management, working in community organizations whose primary focus is youth and family development.

  • Mursix Corp. Names VP

    Yorktown-based Mursix Corp. has promoted Susan Carlock to vice president of business development & corporate relations. She has more than 20 years of business experience in the fields of human resources, corporate relations, safety/risk management and healthcare and wellness policy development. Carlock joined Mursix in 2013, and has served in a variety of positions, most recently as director of human resources.

  • IU Appoints Adams Associate VP

    Indiana University has appointed Samuel Adams associate vice president for budget and planning. He will serve as a senior member of the CFO's leadership team, coordinating the activities of all IU campuses in constructing and monitoring the university's $3.5 billion annual budget. Adams will help establish budget parameters, review budget submissions, formulate tuition and salary policies, and set overall financial strategy for the university.

  • Columbus Regional Health Names VP

    Columbus Regional Health has promoted Denise Glesing to vice president of growth and strategic planning. She has been with the hospital since 1997, serving as community relations manager until 2008 when she was promoted to director of business planning and marketing.

  • CICF Announces Hires, Promotion

    Central Indiana Community Foundation has named Brittany Rayburn development director for Legacy Fund, the CICF affiliate serving Hamilton County. Clayton De Fur has been appointed community investment officer. He will work with scholarship funds and manage the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program. Also, Laurie Burns has been promoted to community collaborations and impact analyst. She will specialize in data impact and analysis.

  • CNO Financial Appoints Senior VP

    Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Jean Linnenbringer to senior vice president of enterprise operations. She had been serving as interim enterprise operations lead. Linnenbringer will be responsible for customer service, claims and operations support for CNO's Bankers Life, Washington National and Colonial Penn business segments.

  • St. Vincent Doctor Receives Highest Honor From SCAI

    James Hermiller, an interventional cardiologist at the St. Vincent Heart Center, has been named to the new class of Master Fellows of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. It's a medical society for adult and pediatric invasive/interventional cardiologists. He received his undergraduate degree from Miami University and his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

  • LightBound Names VP of Sales

    LightBound has promoted Jake Zupancic to vice president of sales. He has worked in various positions for the company for the past three years. Some of these positions include, client account manager, account executive and most recently, senior account manager.

  • USI Hires Director of Online Learning

    The University of Southern Indiana has hired Belle Cowden as executive director of online learning. She previously served as director of continuing and distance education at the University of Northern Iowa. 

  • Notre Dame Appoints Professor of Social Ethics

    The University of Notre Dame has appointed Clemens Sedmak professor of social ethics in the Keough School of Global Affairs. He also holds an appointment in the university's Center for Social Concerns. Sedmak previously was the FD Maurice Professor for Moral Theology and Social Theology at King’s College London. He holds doctoral degrees in philosophy, theology and social theory.

  • The International Center Hires Two, Makes Promotion

    The International Center has named Jayne Howarth (pictured) relocation services coordinator. She previously served as an intelligence researcher with the Derbyshire Police Force. Also, Michael Tracey (pictured) has been appointed relocation specialist. He previously held a post at Vortex Enterprises Limited. The Center has also promoted Hannah Day to manager of protocol & visitor services.

  • State Bar Names Executive Director

    The Indiana State Bar Association has selected Joe Skeel as its next executive director. He currently serves as executive director of the Society of Professional Journalists. Skeel will succeed Thomas Pyrz, who will retire in January. A Johnson County native, Skeel joined the SPJ in 2004 as editor of its member magazine, Quill

  • Seven Corners Adds to Team

    Seven Corners Inc. has added David Knight as general counsel. For the past 19 years, he has been senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Indianapolis-based Ardagh Glass Inc.

  • Aspire Indiana Makes Promotions

    Aspire Indiana has promoted David Speicher (pictured) to the organization's first chief technical officer. Also, Dr. Jody Horstman (pictured) has been promoted to chief clinical officer. Dr. Brett Presley has been promoted to associate medical director. Aspire has promoted Janey Trout to vice president of human resources and marketing. Also, Jim Skeel has been promoted to vice president of quality.

  • RetailPoint Names Director

    Carmel-based RetailPoint has named J. Lynne Lombardi director of channel sales. She previously worked with small to medium-sized retailers assisting in automation and speed of checkout, management of inventory and controlled purchasing. Lombardi brings 25-plus years of experience helping retailers best leverage customized, point of sale solutions.

  • Jackson County Banks Adds to Team

    Jackson County Bank has hired Mark Maloney as vice president of retail lending. He has 25 years of mortgage banking experience including roles as regional sales manager, regional acquisition manager/direct endorsement underwriter, correspondent lending, and recently held dual roles as vice president of production, chief operations officer. The bank has also added Amanda Young as retail lender. She has 16-years of sales experience, including eight years in banking.

  • Columbus Regional Health Adds Medical Director

    Columbus Regional Health has added Mark Tyler as medical director of PromptMed. He completed his residency in family practice at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. Tyler is a veteran of the US Army Medical Corps with military deployment with the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Boone County Names Community Development Director

    The Boone County Economic Development Corp. has appointed Megan Swain director of community development. In her new role, she will be responsible for "championing creative placemaking efforts and cultivating new business relations" for the organization. Swain has previously held sales and customer service positions with Coca-Cola Co. and the Indianapolis Colts.

  • Purdue@WestGate Names Director

    A partnership involving Purdue University, Purdue Research Foundation, WestGate Authority and NSWC Crane has its leader. Jason Salstrom will serve as director of the Purdue@WestGate initiative, which aims to increase tech transfer and startup creation. He previously led technology commercialization initiatives at the University of Southern Indiana. 

  • Arts Commission Names Executive Committee Officers

    The Indiana Arts Commission has elected its executive committee officers. Kathy Anderson has been named chair. She is involved with the Brown County Playhouse, Indiana Heritage Arts and the Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission. Allen Platt III, general counsel for Samtex Inc., has been appointed vice chair. Jennifer Perry, chief marketing officer for BoxUp, has been named secretary.

  • Indiana Chamber Executives Association Elects Chair

    Greater Greenwood Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Christian Maslowski (pictured) has been elected chairman of the Indiana Chamber Executives Association. Also, OneZone Executive Vice President Dan Canan will assume the vice chair of organization finance & development position. ICEA represents more than 275 chamber professionals across Indiana. Maslowski also serves on the Indiana Chamber board of directors, concurrent with his ICEA term.

  • RQAW Corp. Adds Four to Team

    RQAW Corp. has named Christina Bertram (pictured) a civil CAD designer and Jackie Dohrenwend bridge project manager. Also, Dillon Reynolds (pictured) has been named civil engineer in the water resource division. Ben Wernz has joined the firm as a staff engineer in the transportation department.

  • Evansville Diocese Names Interim Leader

    The Catholic Diocese of Evansville has elected a temporary leader after Archbishop Charles Thompson was named Archbishop of Indianapolis by Pope Francis. Father Bernie Etienne will serve as diocesan administrator until a new bishop is appointed. He is the pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Evansville and will continue that role while serving as diocesan administrator. Etienne previously served as Vicar General during Thompson's time as bishop.

  • Tippecanoe Schools Appoints Principal

    The Tippecanoe School Corp. has appointed Kyle Spray principal of Southwestern Middle School. He has worked as a teacher and administrator for the past 13 years. Spray most recently served as assistant principal at Lafayette Jefferson High School. 

  • Herman B. Wells Center Names Director

    The Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine has appointed Raghu Mirmira director. His research has led to the discovery and characterization of fast-acting insulin analogues, which are widely used by patients with diabetes.

  • New President at Holy Cross

    Holy Cross College in Notre Dame has appointed David Tyson president for a five-year term. The former University of Portland president has served in an interim basis since April. Prior to taking the helm at Holy Cross, Tyson was director of nonprofit professional development at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

  • Axia Technology Partners Names COO

    Axia Technology Partners has appointed Don Scifres chief operating officer. He is a co-founder and general partner of VisionTech Partners and VisionTech Angels and brings more than 35 years of experience in the business, entrepreneurship, investment and technology sectors to AxiaTP. Scifres previously held leadership positions at several prominent companies, including Cummins Inc., ANGEL Learning Inc., Courseload Inc. and SmartFile.

  • Simon Youth Foundation Adds Two

    The Simon Youth Foundation has named Art Kodroff director of finance. He worked at Peerless Pump, where he advanced to director of finance, leading international teams to improve business practices and create cost savings. Scott Brannon has been appointed associate director. He has worked with institutions like the Indiana State Museum and Horizon House.

  • Serial Tech Entrepreneur Receives Sagamore of The Wabash

    A big name in the state's tech scene has received one of the highest distinctions in Indiana. Governor Eric Holcomb has awarded ClusterTruck founder Chris Baggott the Sagamore of The Wabash. During a presentation this week at the company's Indianapolis headquarters, Congressman Luke Messer (R-6) said the serial entrepreneur "embodies exactly what the 21st century American dream is about."

  • Riley Children's Health Names COO, CMO

    Riley Children’s Health has promoted: Paul Haut to chief operating officer and Elaine Cox to chief medical officer. Haut previously served as chief medical officer and interim president from April 2015 to April 2016. Cox has served several leadership roles, including patient safety officer and most recently medical director of infection prevention.

  • Starfish Initiative Names CEO

    Indianapolis-based Starfish Initiative has named Gisele Garraway president and chief executive officer. Starfish is a nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing Marion County high school graduation success and college persistence rates among low-income students through its acclaimed mentorship model. Garraway previously served as a senior vice president at Devonshire Investors.

  • New Indiana Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows Announced

    The New Jersey-based Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has announced its 2017-2018 Indiana MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership class. The fourth year of the program to train aspiring leaders for high-need Indiana schools includes 51 educators working toward degrees at Indiana State University, the University of Indianapolis and Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

  • United Way Names Chief Community Impact Officer

    United Way of Central Indiana has appointed Juan "Kiko" Suarez chief community impact officer. As a member of the executive team, he will assume responsibility for evolving and executing United Way’s community impact activities in education, financial stability, health and basic needs. Suarez previously served as lead executive for communications and innovation at the Lumina Foundation.

  • BASi Elects Neff to Board of Directors

    The board of directors of Bioanalytical Systems Inc. has elected R. Matthew Neff as a director. He fills the vacancy created by Larry Boulet’s retirement. The board has also appointed Neff chairman of the Audit Committee. He is currently of counsel with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP’s Corporate and Transactional Department. From August 2013 through June 2016, Neff served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of AIT Laboratories.

  • Sagamore of The Wabash Goes to Skip Kuker

    A longtime local economic development official has been awarded one of the state's highest honors. During a ceremony Wednesday in Greenfield, Hancock County Economic Development Council Executive Director Skip Kuker received the Sagamore of the Wabash award presented on behalf of Governor Eric Holcomb's office by State Representative Bob Cherry (R-53) and State Senator Mike Crider (R-28).

  • Flagship Enterprise Center Promotes Two

    Anderson-based Flagship Enterprise Center has promoted Adam Hoeksema to executive director of the Bankable Loan Program. Also, Kyle May has been promoted to controller.

  • Holcomb Makes More Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of appointments to various boards and commissions. The appointments include: Civil Rights Commission, Alpha Blackburn (Indianapolis) will continue to serve on the commission. Her term expires July 31, 2021. Steve Ramos (McCordsville) will continue to serve on the commission.

  • Rubin to Lead Jewish Federation

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Inc. has named Mike Rubin president of its board of directors. He is a director at Sogeti, an IT consulting firm. Rubin has been an active member of the JFGI board since 2003, most recently serving as treasurer, annual campaign chairman and chair of its Planning and Allocation Committee. For 13 years, he served on the board of directors at the Jewish Community Center, serving as president of the board 2008-10.

  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union Appoints Controller

    Hoosier Hills Credit Union has appointed Cole Watson to the position of controller. He is a certified public accountant with experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Baldwin & Lyons. 

  • Thor Industries Hires Director

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. has hired Rick Schutt as director of community engagement. In his newly-created role, he will be responsible for developing stronger relationships with school and community leaders to promote the RV industry and enhance Thor's ability to positively impact the areas where our subsidiaries currently operate. Schutt most recently served as a lead news anchor for WSBT-TV CBS, South Bend.

  • Notre Dame Appoints Director

    The University of Notre Dame has appointed Ernest Morrell Coyle Professor in literacy education and inaugural director of the Center for Literacy Education. He previously served as Macy Professor of English Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College and was director of Columbia’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education.

  • Regency Properties Selects Marketing Director

    Regency Properties has hired Jessica Wildeman as director of marketing. She most recently served as consumer affairs director for Midwestern Pet Foods. Wildeman has worked in the marketing industry for the past 10 years in various positions, such as event coordinator for SMG Evansville, creative services specialist for Berry Plastics and public relations and promotions manager for Shoe Carnival.

  • Vince Griffin to Lead Indiana Advanced Energy Economy

    Former Indiana Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy Vince Griffin has been named executive director for Indiana Advanced Energy Economy. Its parent Advanced Energy Economy, which expanded its presence in Indiana last year, advocates for policies to support energy-related businesses. Griffin retired last year from the chamber after 19 years. He previously served as director of the state's Energy Policy Office.

  • Rinehart Among IBA Hall of Fame Inductees

    The Indiana Broadcasters Association has announced four new inductees to the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame. This year's inductees include Jack Rinehart (pictured), who served as a senior reporter for WRTV in Indianapolis for more than 40 years. Also, sportscaster Joe McConnell and videographer Steve Starnes and Ken Speck, who served as an on-air personality and managing director of WIRE in Indianapolis will be inducted.

  • Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Hires Two

    The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has hired Sarah Hawkins as senior program officer and Jeremy Smith as director of communications. Hawkins previously served in various program and strategy roles at The Mind Trust, Leadership Indianapolis and ExactTarget. Smith most recently served as a national director for Incite, the Social Impact Marketing arm of Emmis Communications.

  • Do it Best Corp. Adds to Team, Promotes Four

    Do it Best Corp. has added Sara Loyall and Chris Rodriguez as business technical support specialists to its world headquarters team in Fort Wayne. The company has also promoted: Alex Gilliom, Zach Mezera, Dan Wasvick (pictured) and Dawn Williams (pictured).

  • Wingler Receives James Pauley Lifetime Service Award

    Wade Wingler has received the James Pauley Lifetime Service Award at the Mayor's Advisory Council on Disability 2017 Access and Inclusion Awards. He is vice president of Easterseals Crossroads, an Indianapolis-based community resource working in partnership with children and adults with disabilities or special needs and their families to promote growth, independence and dignity.

  • La Porte Mayor to Fill New Cabinet Position

    Governor Eric Holcomb has signed an executive order creating a cabinet-level position aimed at connecting Indiana residents with employers and attracting talent to fill jobs throughout the state. The governor has tapped La Porte Mayor Blair Milo to serve as Indiana's first secretary of career connections and talent. The position will serve as the state's chief talent recruitment officer and will oversee the State Personnel Department.

  • Indy Chamber Hires Pearl as Director

    The Indy Chamber has hired international strategist Jennifer Pearl as director of international programs, a newly-created position to focus on global commerce. She was most recently based in Beijing as a senior consultant with North Head, a public affairs and strategic communications agency headquartered there.

  • Colts Long-Time Physician Rettig Stepping Down

    The Indianapolis Colts have announced that long-time Head Team Physician Arthur Rettig (pictured) is stepping down from his role to serve as emeritus associate team physician. He was the first physician to join the Colts upon the team's relocation to Indianapolis in 1984, and has served as head team physician since 1999. Dr. Thomas Klootwyk has been named to replace Rettig.

  • IUPUI Appoints Assistant Vice Chancellor

    IUPUI has appointed Margie Smith-Simmons assistant vice chancellor for finance and administration. She currently serves as IU's assistant vice president for strategic communications.

  • DemandJump Appoints CFO

    Indianapolis-based DemandJump has appointed Jim Zaloudek chief financial officer. He has nearly 30 years of finance, executive management, operation management and mergers and acquisition experience. Zaloudek's experience includes 17 years in software, hardware and telecom with companies including T2 Systems and eGix Inc. He also has 12 years of public accounting experience.

  • Indiana Pork Appoints Business Director

    Indiana Pork has named Stacy Herr director of business development. She previously worked for ADM Alliance Nutrition, Purdue Extension in Wayne County and Livestock Engineering Solutions.

  • Westfield Washington Schools Hires Two

    Westfield Washington Schools has appointed Mary Beth Riley principal of Maple Glen Elementary and Brian Tomamichel chief financial officer for the district. Riley most recently served as assistant principal of Noble Crossing Elementary. Tomamichel most recently served as CFO of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corp.

  • IU Hires Acclaimed Ballerinas

    Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music has hired who it calls two of the most acclaimed ballerinas in the world: Kyra Nichols and Carla Körbes. Nichols will be a professor of music (ballet), holding the Kathy Ziliak Anderson Chair in ballet. Körbes has been appointed associate professor of music (ballet).

  • Junior League Selects Hale as 'Woman of The Year'

    The Junior League of Indianapolis has selected Christina Hale as the inaugural recipient of its Woman of the Year award. She is currently CEO of Leadership Indianapolis. Hale is a former two-term state representative and co-founder of the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault. She also serves on the boards of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, Indiana Humanities, Domestic Violence Network, IN Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Film Indy.

  • Cummins Expands Role of VP Casto, Makes Promotions

    Cummins Inc. has announced Vice President Carole Casto will lead marketing communications, in addition to her corporate communications responsibilities. Also, Mahesh Narang has been promoted to vice president of Cummins Emission Solutions and Shon Wright has been promoted to executive director and general manager of Cummins Turbo Technologies.

  • Dittoe Adds Two to Team

    Dittoe Public Relations has added Sammi Coppedge and Sophie Maccagnone to its team of account coordinators. Coppedge previously served as a marketing assistant with Thrive Credit Union. Maccagnone joined the team after working with the NCAA in Indianapolis.

  • The Julian Center Elects Board Chair

    The Julian Center has elected Anne Hathaway (pictured) board chair. Other officers include: Vice Chair: Phil Terry, CEO, Monarch Beverages; Secretary: Sara Manske-Powell, partner, Faegre Baker Daniels and Treasurer: Kathleen St. Louis, vice president and general auditor, Eli Lilly and Co.

  • Structural Adds Ray to Board

    Tech startup Structural has added M.T. Ray to its board of directors. She is vice president of talent at Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha. Ray previously served as vice president of employee success and global recruiting at Salesforce and led Global Recruiting for ExactTarget for more than six years.

  • Reminger Co. Adds to Team

    Reminger Co. has added Houston Hum to its Indianapolis office. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Hum is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

  • Aon Appoints Senior VP

    Jill Olds has been named senior vice president of Aon's Indianapolis office. She previously led the design, implementation and administration of the employee benefits programs at Cummins Inc., including healthcare and wellness strategy, onsite health clinics and employee communications.

  • Brisco Named College Counsel at St. Mary's

    Cristal Brisco has been named college counsel at Saint Mary’s College. She most recently served as corporation counsel for the city of South Bend. Brisco joined Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s administration in 2013, serving as chief legal officer and managing the city of South Bend’s legal department.

  • Huntington Bank Names VP

    Huntington Bank has named Julie Kitcoff relationship manager and vice president of private banking. She most recently served as a relationship manager for wealth management at PNC Bank. 

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    Community Health Foundation has added Myra Selby to its board. She holds the distinction of being both the first woman and the first African American to serve as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court.

  • Axia Technology Partners Adds to Team

    Indianapolis-based Axia Technology Partners has named Jay Robison national channel development manager. He most recently served as channel account manager at Nectar Service Corp. Also, George Wiley has been appointed digital marketing manager.

  • Koorsen Appoints CIO

    Shawn Williams has been named chief information officer of Indianapolis-based Koorsen Fire & Security. He previously served as CIO of Ingram Micro Mobility, a global company and division of Ingram Micro. In this role, Williams led strategic planning for the IT organization. He was also part of the North American Leadership Council, the executive leader for transforming software applications globally.

  • OneAmerica Appoints Two

    OneAmerica has promoted Jennifer Pittman to assistant vice president for community affairs. She replaces Jim Freeman, who retired in May after 27 years with the company. Pittman previously served as communications director for the city of Indianapolis. Also, Lou Ann Baker has been named public relations director. She previously served as associate chief operating officer for workforce integration at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

  • St. Vincent Names Region President

    St. Vincent has promoted Dan Parod to president of its southwest region. He joined St. Vincent as chief operating officer of its southwest region in 2016 and began serving as the region’s interim president in February 2017. 

  • Youth Opportunity Center Hires CFO

    The Youth Opportunity Center in Muncie has hired Kimberly Burkholder as chief financial officer. She has 17 years of experience as a CPA for public accounting firms specializing in audits and financial statement preparation for nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies. Burkholder began her career at Katz, Sapper & Miller and spent the last 11 years at Estep*Doctor & Co. P.C. in Muncie. 

  • Goshen College Names Dean of Students

    Goshen College has named Gilberto Pérez dean of students. He has served as senior director of intercultural development and educational partnerships through Goshen College’s Center for Intercultural and International Education and has been a member of the college’s President’s Council since 2014.

  • Stratosphere Quality Names VP

    Stratosphere Quality has appointed Mike Heneghan vice president of information technology. He most recently served as senior IT director in project management and architecture for Herff Jones. Heneghan previously worked at IBM in various positions, such as a general territory sales representative, sales manager, professional development manager and a sales executive of global services.

  • McCorkle to Lead TechPoint Board

    TechPoint has announced new leadership for its board of directors. Scott McCorkle (pictured), former chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, will become board chair, replacing Kelly Pfledderer, founder and former CEO of Apparatus. Glenda Akers, chief operating officer for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and Kristina Lengyel, vice president of global professional services for Kronos Inc., will also join the board.

  • Harrison & Moberly Names Partner

    Harrison & Moberly LLP has named Don Hopper partner. He is founder of Hopper Legal Consulting Services. His practice areas include law practice succession planning, estate planning, probate administration and trust administration. Hopper has an extensive background presenting at more than 70 training seminars and is chair and presenter of the Law Practice Succession and Retirement Planning Seminar at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum.

  • TOPP Performance Hires GM

    TOPP Performance Race Parts has hired Jeff Fuller as general manager. He previously served as national sales manager for two different high-performance racing spring companies. Fuller's industry experience includes open wheel cars, late models and drag cars.

  • Allison Transmission Makes Promotion, Appointment

    Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has promoted G. Frederick Bohley (pictured) to vice president of finance, in addition to his role as treasurer. In March 2016, he was promoted to vice president. Also, Raymond Posadas has been appointed director of investor relations.

  • PNC Bank Appoints Assistant VP

    PNC Bank N.A. has appointed Jacqueline Lonis assistant vice president in business banking for the Fort Wayne region. She has more than 10 years of banking experience, including branch management and business and consumer banking.

  • Bank of America Selects Market President in Indy

    Charlotte-based Bank of America Corp. has promoted Andy Crask to Indianapolis market president. He will also be market executive for business banking. Crask has held multiple relationship management positions with Bank of America, most recently as a senior relationship manager for the global commercial banking unit in the Midwest region.

  • CICF Hires Philanthropic Advisors

    Central Indiana Community Foundation has hired Marissa Nielsen and Heather Woock as philanthropic advisors. She previously worked as interim director of the Smithville Charitable Foundation. Woock previously served as a corporate editor for Anthem Inc. and is the current board secretary for Brooke's Place for Grieving Young People.

  • Lilly Endowment Names Vice Presidents

    Lilly Endowment has named Ben Blanton vice president and general counsel. He is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis. Peter Buck has been named vice president for investments. He is currently the endowment’s controller and director of diversified investments.

  • IU Kokomo Appoints Dean

    Indiana University Kokomo has appointed Eric Bain-Selbo dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He recently served as department head for philosophy and religion at Western Kentucky University, where he was also co-founder and co-director of their Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility.

  • Hendrickson Leaves State Personnel Department

    Indiana State Personnel Department Director Brandye Hendrickson has been appointed deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Hendrickson INSPD director in January. Prior to that, she worked at the Indiana Department of Transportation in various roles since 2006—including INDOT commissioner from 2015 to 2017.

  • BKD Names Partners, Makes Promotions

    BKD has appointed three partners: Andrew Rinzel (pictured), Justin McNabb and Craig Kuechenberg (pictured). The firm also promoted Nickie Redick to office industry leader for construction and Isabel Santner to office industry leader for real estate. Scott Siegel has joined the SALT team in Indianapolis.

  • Roberts to Lead Innovation Efforts at IEDC

    The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has a new chief innovation officer. Dave Roberts, who previously served as president of the Battery Innovation Center at the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park, will oversee innovation and entrepreneurship efforts at the IEDC. He succeeds Ian Steff, who was appointed deputy assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing by the Trump Administration in March.

  • IU Health Names CMO

    Pete Voss has been named chief medical officer for the IU Health East Central Region. He is an obstetrician/gynecologist by training, specializing in minimally invasive surgery including operative laparoscopy, DaVinci robotic surgery, gynecology and high-risk obstetrics. Voss earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and graduated with his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

  • Wellness For Life Promotes Harrison

    Wellness For Life has promoted Brianna Harrison to DPC account executive. She started with the company as an account executive. Harrison graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University's MBA-Healthcare Administration program. She completed her Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.

  • Bates Elected Vice-Chair of Indiana Farmers Mutual

    Mark Bates has been elected vice-chairman of the Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. board of directors. He will continue his role as chairman for the company's Governance Committee. Bates, a 28-year insurance veteran, is president of Pinnacle Insurance Group of Indiana in Crown Point.

  • IBA Future Leadership Adds to Board

    Lake City Bank’s Ryan Hart has joined the Indiana Bankers Association Future Leadership Division board of directors. He is vice president of commercial banking officer, works with commercial customers in Indianapolis and the surrounding area. Hart has been with the bank for 13 years.

  • Cordell & Cordell Hires Associate Attorney

    Cordell & Cordell has hired Myron Rahn III as an associate attorney. He most recently worked in private practice focusing on family law, criminal defense, bankruptcy and civil litigation.

  • Vera Bradley Promotes Enwright to CFO

    Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Inc. has promoted John Enwright to executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. He started with the company in 2014 as senior director of corporate financial planning & analysis and was soon promoted to vice president of financial planning & analysis. In March 2017, Enwright was named interim chief financial officer.

  • Eskenazi Medical Group Names CEO

    Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health has promoted Curtis Wright to president and chief executive officer of Eskenazi Medical Group. He is also an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Wright had previously served in the role on an interim basis.

  • Holcomb Makes Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. The governor made two new appointments to the Veterans’ Affairs Commission: Major General Erika Steuterman of West Lafayette, retired from the United States Air Force and the governor has designated her to serve as chair. Her term expires July 1, 2018.

  • Trump Taps McKinney For Federal Ag Post

    President Donald Trump says he will nominate Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney to be Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says McKinney's background will make him an "unapologetic advocate for U.S. products in the world marketplace." McKinney became ISDA director in 2014 under Governor Mike Pence.

  • Wooden McLaughlin Adds to Team

    Wooden McLaughlin has hired Elizabeth Schmitt (pictured) and Timothy McKay (pictured) as associates. Also, the firm has added James Carter, associate; David Baker, information technology manager and Jill Vandegriff, business development & marketing manager.

  • Indy Fuel Hires Assistant Coach

    The Indy Fuel has hired John Bierchen as assistant coach. He most recently served as head coach for the club hockey program in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama, his alma mater. 

  • Bethel College Names Vice President

    Bethel College has appointed Rich Cummins vice president for institutional advancement. He most recently served as executive vice president for The Rescue Mission.

  • Centric Appoints Executive Director

    Centric has named Jason Williams its first full-time executive director. He previously worked as a global workshop coordinator for The H(app)athon Project. Williams also founded SPYCOMPS, a system that provides data for manufacturers.

  • VeriCite Selects Tech Vet as CEO

    An Indianapolis-based tech company has a new leader. VeriCite, a cloud-based plagiarism detection service, has selected Valerie Schreiner as chief executive officer. She previously served as chief product officer of California-based data analytics company Schoolzilla. VeriCite co-founders Scott Siddall and Sam Ottenhoff will continue as chief financial officer and chief technology officer, respectively.

  • Conrad Leaves Greater Bloomington Chamber

    After four years on the job, Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer and President Jeb Conrad has resigned. Director of Advocacy and Public Policy Anne Bono has taken over on an interim basis. A search committee has been launched and it will be co-chaired by Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington campus Chancellor Jennie Vaughan and First Financial Bank Market President Cindy Kinnarney.

  • Dow Agro CEO to Take New Gig in Omaha

    Nebraska-based Lindsay Corp. has named Tim Hassinger (pictured), president and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences LLC, its next president and CEO. He will succeed Rick Parod, who is retiring after 17 years with the irrigation, infrastructure and road safety equipment manufacturer. The move is expected to to take effect October 16.

  • Bose McKinney & Evans Names Chair of Environmental Law Group

    The law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP has added Bradley Sugarman to the Environmental Law Group as chair and partner, where he will assist clients in environmental issues, including regulatory compliance, litigation and insurance coverage. He regularly appears in state and federal courts, defending clients in complex litigation involving toxic tort and environmental cost-recovery matters.

  • Polis Center Names Associate Director

    The Polis Center at IUPUI has named Sharon Kandris associate director. She has worked with the center for the past 18 years and most recently served as director of community informatics.

  • Chaucie's Place Appoints Program Coordinator

    Jessica Herzog has been appointed Smart Steps program coordinator for Chaucie's Place. She has served as a victim advocate in a domestic violence shelter, a legal advocate for victims of violent crime during the court process and as an intern at the Special Victim’s Unit at the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department.

  • HCC Adds to Team

    Human Capital Concepts has added Rachel Williams as payroll coordinator. HCC is a professional employer organization and HR consulting company.

  • Unified Group Services Adds to Team

    Anderson-based Unified Group Services has added Jay Welch as an account executive. He has 30 years’ experience in the employee benefits industry primarily working with Indiana brokers and groups. Welch previously served as strategic client services manager at QuadMed.

  • Celadon Taps Texas Exec For CEO

    The board of directors for Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. has unanimously approved Paul Svindland as the company’s next chief executive officer. He currently serves as chairman and CEO of Houston-based Farren International Holdings and will succeed Paul Will.

  • LTC Language Solutions Adds to Sales Team

    Indianapolis-based LTC Language Solutions has hired Mike Bartsch as its global business development manager. He previously served as a corporate ticket sales manager for the Indiana Pacers. Bartsch will work on developing new business in manufacturing, hospitality and sports industries.

  • Bradley and Montgomery Names Chief Marketing and Growth Officer

    Jules Boasberg has joined Indianapolis-based Bradley and Montgomery as its new chief marketing and growth officer. Boasberg previously served as senior vice president, chief marketing officer at Kansas City-based Consumer Orbit, a forensic analytics consumer science data insights and media planning consultancy. 

  • F.C. Tucker Hires Training Director

    F.C. Tucker Co. has named Christy Kalavsky director of training. Before joining the real estate firm in 2015, she worked for Farmers Insurance and Corvel Corp. as operations manager and corporate trainer, respectively.   

  • The Mind Trust Hires Gutierrez

    The Mind Trust has hired Oscar Gutierrez as its senior director of facility strategy and financing. He previously served as the city of Fishers’ first controller. Before that, Gutierrez held a similar position with the city of Lawrence.  

  • Kroger Names Ruler Foods President

    A division of Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. has selected a new president. Liz Ferneding will lead Ruler Foods, based in Seymour, following the May retirement of former President Paul Bowen. Ferneding most recently served as director of corporate buying at Illinois-based ALDI Inc. 

  • Matchbook Creative Hires Developer

    Matchbook Creative has hired Sydney Haggard as a web developer. She is a graduate of Eleven Fifty Academy’s Java Accelerated Learning Program and has extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS and PHP for WordPress.

  • Bloomerang's Jay Love Steps Down

    Indianapolis-based tech company Bloomerang Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jay Love has stepped down. He had served as CEO since the company's inception in 2012 and will continue as chairman of the board and assume the part-time role of chief relationship officer. Bloomerang Co-founder Ross Hendrickson, who previously served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, was unanimously named CEO by the company's board of directors.

  • Zimmer Biomet CEO Steps Down

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer David Dvorak has stepped down. The company says he also stepped down from the board of directors, but will remain in an advisory capacity for an undisclosed period of time. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Daniel Florin will serve as interim CEO, in addition to his current duties.  

  • Umbaugh Promotes Six

    Umbaugh has promoted Heidi Amspaugh (pictured), a certified independent professional municipal advisor, to principal and Loren Matthes, a 30-year veteran of municipal financing programs, to partner. Also, Jesse Nelson (pictured), Deen Rogers, Jeff Rowe and Eric Walsh have been promoted to partners.

  • ClearScholar Adds Ed Tech Exec to Board

    ClearScholar has added education technology executive Phillip Miller to its board of directors. He currently serves as vice president of teaching and learning at Blackboard.

  • Fabletics Exec Joins Hopebridge Leadership

    Applied Behavior Analysis provider Hopebridge has selected Dustin Netral as its next chief operations officer. He previously served as senior vice president for Fabletics. Netral has more than 19 years of experience in various industries. At Fabletics, he led the company into brick and mortar locations from an exclusively online platform, opening 24 locations over a short period.
  • Medxcel Hires Energy Director

    Medxcel Facilities Management has appointed Jim Prince director of energy and facilities performance excellence. He has more than 25 years of experience, most recently serving as manager of energy management for Ascension.  

  • Phi Sigma Kappa Announces COO

    Indianapolis-based Phi Sigma Kappa has named Nicholas Zuniga chief operating officer. After working in the public relations industry for several years, he worked in the division of student affairs at Texas A&M University. In 2012, Zuniga joined the headquarters team of Lambda Chi Alpha as director of Chapter Services.

  • MKM Architecture + Design Promotes Sparling

    MKM Architecture + Design has promoted Matt Sparling to principal. Since joining the Fort Wayne firm in 2008, he has managed numerous award-winning projects.

  • Brehob Corp Hires HR Director

    Indianapolis-based Brehob Corp. has named Michael Dottery its new human resources director. He most recently worked as a human resource manager for CLM Pallet Recycling Inc. Dottery will be in charge of hiring, onboarding and employee retention efforts for the distributor of electric motors, air compressors, cranes and hoists.  

  • Cummins Adds to Board

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. has elected one of its own to the board of directors, along with an executive from Texas-based Dell Technologies Inc. The new members include Cummins President and Chief Operating Officer Rich Freeland and Dell Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Karen Quintos.

  • BKD Promotes Gernand to Managing Director

    BKD has promoted John Gernand to managing director of its Bloomington office. Gernand is a member of BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group and has more than 15 years of auditing, accounting and consulting experience in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries. 

  • DePauw Makes Three Appointments

    DePauw University has named Deedie Dowdle (pictured) vice president of marketing and communications. Ken Owen (pictured) will continue to oversee the school's media relations efforts and serve as spokesman. DePauw has also named Elreo "Reo" Campbell its new financial aid director and Mellasenah Morris interim dean of the School of Music. 

  • Franklin College Names Admissions Director

    Tara Evans has been hired as director of admissions at Franklin College. She comes from Purdue University, where she served as associate director of admissions in Indianapolis since 2012.

  • University Park Mall Welcomes General Manager

    The University Park Mall in Mishawaka has named Nicholas Strause its new general manager. He began his career with Simon at the Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis. Strause most recently served as general manager at White Oaks Mall in Springfield, Illinois.  

  • Women & Hi Tech Announces New Board Members

    Women & Hi Tech has elected officers for its 2017-2018 board of directors. They include: Audrey Taylor (pictured), president; Darcy Lee, vice president; Bobbie LaFollette, treasurer; and Elizabeth Dick, secretary. A list of all the board members and their bios can be found here.

  • Eskenazi Announces New COO

    Eskenazi Health has appointed Neil Johnson chief operating officer. This is Johnson’s second tenure with the hospital. He first joined as an intensive care and emergency department nurse in 1995, ultimately serving as the administrative director of the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department from 2001 to 2003.

  • Aspire Indiana Promotes Scott to CEO

    Aspire Indiana has promoted Barbara Scott president and chief executive officer. She succeeds Rich DeHaven, who has retired. Scott is a well-established behavioral health industry leader and has served as the organization’s chief operating officer for the past 20 years.

  • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Names Board Chair

    Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Board of Visitors has selected Rebecca Brooks as chair. Prior to her current role with Morgan Stanley as a private wealth advisor, she held positions at Goldman Sachs, Puig USA, IBM Industry Consulting, Eli Lilly and Co., Sotheby’s and The Smithsonian Institution.

  • Pacers Hire General Manager, Make Promotion

    The Indiana Pacers have named Chad Buchanan general manager. He most recently served as assistant general manager for the Charlotte Hornets. Prior to that, Buchanan was with the Portland Trail Blazers for 10 years, where he was a director of college scouting and general manager. The organization has also promoted Peter Dinwiddie to senior vice president of basketball operations. He most recently served as vice president of basketball operations.

  • Valparaiso University Appoints Co-Directors

    The Institute of Liturgical Studies at Valparaiso University has named Jennifer Baker-Trinity and Brian Johnson co-directors. Baker-Trinity earned a bachelor’s from Valparaiso and a master of religion and a master of sacred theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Johnson previously served as chaplain and an artistic director at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.

  • Community Health Network Hires Director

    Indianapolis-based Community Health Network has named Karen Lightbourne community collaborations director for the east region. She previously served as the mayor's neighborhood advocate for both Warren and Pike townships. Lightbourne also served as community builder for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. She received a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Ball State University.

  • Jackson County Bank Appoints CEO

    Jackson County Bank has promoted Marvin Veatch (pictured) to president and chief executive officer. He succeeds David Geis, who retired after nearly 41 years. Veatch is the ninth CEO in the bank's 117-year history. He has more than 28 years of banking, financial and accounting experience to this role, with 15 of those years being at JCB. Veatch previously served as senior VP, CFO and COO.

  • Domestic Violence Network Makes Promotions

    The Domestic Violence Network has promoted Mary-Margaret Sweeney and Lindsay Hill Stawick. Sweeney will take on the role of director of community engagement. She previously worked as a case manager for Exodus Refugee Immigration. Stawick has been promoted to director of programs. She has been with DVN since October 2014 and previously worked as a specialized family case manager at the Department of Child Services.

  • New Leadership in Place at Deaconess

    The change in leadership at Evansville-based Deaconess Health System is complete. Shawn McCoy and James Porter have taken over as chief executive officer and president, respectively, following the June 30 retirement of Linda White, who had served in both roles since 2004. White announced her retirement in October, at which time both McCoy and Porter were named as successors.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Announces New COO

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana has named Stacy Payne Miller chief operating officer. She has 18 years of experience in management and operations in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  

  • Grimes For Sheriff Selects Campaign Manager

    The Jim Grimes for Sheriff Campaign has selected Jared Noblitt as campaign manager. He previously worked for the Senate Majority Campaign Committee as a field manager and served as an intern for Senators Travis Holdman and Liz Brown. 

  • Lucas Named Chancellor at IWU

    Indiana Wesleyan University has named Matt Lucas chancellor of its National and Global Campus. He currently serves as provost and executive vice president of Corban University in Oregon and succeeds Audrey Hahn, who announced her retirement in March. The National and Global Campus covers the university's operations outside of the Marion campus. Lucas will begin his new role as chancellor elect on August 28, working with Hahn to transition into the position.

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Adds to Team

    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has added Jonathan McPike to the business & finance group. Also, Brittany Shaw (pictured) has been named an associate in the litigation group. Elizabeth Shuster (pictured) has also joined the firm as partner in the intellectual property group. The firm has also appointed Kim Rhoades of counsel in the health & life sciences group.

  • Matrix Integration Appoints Director

    Matrix Integration has appointed Mike Childs business development director. He most recently served as senior sales executive and acting vice president of sales at Rook Security.

  • IU South Bend Appoints Interim Dean

    Indiana University South Bend has appointed Hope Davis interim dean of the School of Education. She has taught multiple undergraduate and graduate courses and has served as chair for the departments of Secondary Education and Elementary Education and as program coordinator for Special Education. Davis previously taught literacy, special education and developmental reading at the University of Cincinnati.

  • Indiana Electric Cooperatives Hires Two

    Indiana Electric Cooperatives has named Deb Hunter and Ann Mears to its cooperative relations staff. Hunter previously served as a human resources consultant at FirstPerson. Mears previously served as regional outreach director for Indiana INTERNNet.

  • University of Evansville Adds to Athletics Department

    The University of Evansville has added to its Athletics Department. Erik Brown has been hired to replace Troy Coppus as an assistant athletic trainer and instructor in the Athletic Training Education program. Coppus is now clinical education coordinator for the UE Athletic Training Education Program. Joe Downs has been named director of media relations and Michael Robertson assistant director of media relations.

  • 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. Davis previously served as senior corporate accountant at St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis for 12 years.

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