• Dan Bortner

    DNR Director to Lead National Group

    The National Association of State Park Directors has elected Dan Bortner president. He serves as director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Bortner assumed that role in 2005 and is the third longest-serving active state park director in the nation. He attended Indiana University, where he graduated with a B.S. in public affairs from the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
  • Thomas Keon

    LaPorte Co Symphony Elects Board Member

    The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra has elected Purdue Northwest chancellor Thomas Keon to its board of directors. He also currently serves as a board member for the La Porte County Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the Alliance for Regional Development, One Region, the Northwest Indiana Forum and the Urban League of Northwest Indiana.     
  • NiCole Keith

    NPAPA Elects Regenstrief Scientist VP

    The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance has elected NiCole Keith vice president. She serves as a research scientist with with the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and a professor and associate dean of faculty affairs at the Indiana University School of Health and Human Sciences. 

  • Christine Vujovich and Thomas Tischhauser

    Two Retire From Kimball Board

    Jasper-based Kimball Electronics has announced Christine Vujovich (pictured) and Thomas Tischhauser (pictured) will retire from its board of directors. Vujovich has served since 1994. She is currently retired. Tischhauser has served since 2008. He has been an independent executive consultant in leadership development and a principal with Wynstone Partnersin the greater Chicago area since 2007.  
  • Joseph Maslowski

    Biosynthetic Names Board Member

    Indianapolis-based Biosynthetic Technologies has named Joseph Maslowski to its board of directors. He serves as chief operating and chief financial officer at Roetzel and Andres in Akron, OH. Maslowski has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic business initiatives. He earned his MBA from Baldwin Wallace College and his bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University.
  • Adam Arceneaux

    Center for the Performing Arts Adds Board Members

    The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel has added Adam Arceneaux (pictured), J. Daniel Philpott  and Xiao Ou Yuan to its board of directors. Arceneaux serves as a partner in commercial litigation with Ice Miller, LLC. Philpott serves as senior private banker with Wells Fargo Private Bank. Xiao Ou Yuan is principal in public finance with Fifth Third Securities. 
  • Kristi Savacool

    Springbuk Elects Board Member

    Springbuk has elected Kristi Savacool to its board of directors. Her professional background includes 14 years with Aon Hewitt, the world’s largest provider of human capital and management consulting services. Savacool was appointed to CEO of the company in 2012 after serving multiple high-level executive roles, including senior vice president of global business services and technology.  

  • Claire Hunter

    Pathway Adds Board Member

    Pathway to Recovery in Indianapolis has added Claire Hunter to its board of directors. She serves as account executive at Bose Public Affairs Group. With nearly a decade of strategic communications experience in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis, Hunter helps clients with crisis communications, social media strategy, public policy and reputation management.  

  • Joe Thallemer and Clint Lamb

    Aim Elects Officers

    Accelerate Indiana Municipalities has elected Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer (pictured) as president for 2020. Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb (pictured) will serve as 1st vice president and Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers will serve as 2nd vice president.  All three will take office January 1.  Since the 1890s, Aim, formerly the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, has been an advocate for Indiana municipalities.  

  • Christopher Njeh

    Franciscan Health Physicist Elected to Association

    The American Association of Physicists in Medicine has elected Franciscan Health chief medical physicist Christopher Njeh to lead the Ohio River chapter. He has served the organization since 2015 and has held similar positions and academic appointments in California, Baltimore and Texas since 1997.   

  • Jeff Prince

    IU Prof Appointed to FCC

    Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor Jeff Prince has been appointed chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission. He will begin work on September 3 and will serve for one year before returning to the university.  Prince has served as professor of economics since 2010. 
  • Stuart Taylor

    Wabash National Corporation Adds Board Member

    Wabash National Corporation's Board of Directors has appointed Stuart A. Taylor II to the Company’s Board of Directors. Taylor serves as Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Group LLC. His appointment brings the number of board members to eight. Taylor holds degrees from Yale University and Harvard Business School. 
  • Roger Harvey and Josh Fleming

    St. Mary's Names Board Officers

    St. Mary’s Child Center in Indianapolis has named Roger Harvey (pictured) president of its board of directors. He serves as principal at Bose Public Affairs Group. Also, Josh Fleming (pictured) has been named vice president, Jon Arbuckle secretary and John A. Lienhart treasurer. Fleming serves as vice president and partner at Quarles & Brady.  

  • Jason Larrison

    Larrison Appointed to City Market Board

    The Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council has appointed Jason Larrison to serve a two-year term on the Indianapolis City Market Corporation Board of Directors. He is senior project manager at CORE Planning Strategies in Indianapolis and has nearly 20 years of experience, including 17 years working in the public sector.
  • Clark Kellogg

    First Merchants Elects Kellogg to Board

    Muncie-based First Merchants Corporation has elected Clark Kellogg to its boards of directors. He serves as a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports and was an NBA first-round pick by the Indiana Pacers. Kellogg played for five seasons before retiring due to chronic knee issues. He continued to pursue his degree after leaving for the NBA and graduated from Ohio State with a degree in marketing in 1996.

  • Emily Wilson

    Wilson Named to Alzheimer’s Board

    The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter board of directors has named Emily Wilson to its board of directors. She serves as vice president at Bose Public Affairs Group. Wilson earned her bachelor's degree in English from Hanover College and her master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.
  • Matthew Hook and Justine Overturf-Singh

    The Villages Names Board Members

    The Villages of Indiana Board of Directors has named Matthew Hook (pictured) chair and Justine Overturf-Singh (pictured) vice chair. Hook is retired and a former partner at Centerfield Capital Partners. Overturf-Singh serves as a senior trust officer at Fifth Third Bank. Also, Kellie Capone and Kye Hawkins were named members.
  • Andrew Crask and Deborah Whitfield

    BGCI Announces Board Members

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis has announced nine new board members, including Andrew Crask (pictured) who serves as Indiana market executive and Indianapolis market president at Bank of America and Deborah Whitfield (pictured) who serves as director of network diversity at Community Health Network. 

  • David Benshoof

    New Song Mission Appoints Board Member

    New Song Mission in Indianapolis has appointed David Benshoof to its board of directors. He serves as co-owner of Vigilcorp, a security systems integration company.

  • John Affleck-Graves

    1st Source Elects Board Member

    1st Source in South Bend as elected John Affleck-Graves to its board of directors. He formerly served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the University of Notre Dame.  A native of South Africa, Affleck-Graves earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance and doctorate in mathematical statistics from the University of Cape Town.  
  • Greg Zoeller

    ICESA Names Board Officers

    The Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault has named Greg Zoeller (pictured) board president and Tory Flynn vice president. Also, Matthew Holley has been approved as secretary and Kim Gallagher will continue to serve as treasurer. Zoeller served as Indiana Attorney General from 2009-2017. Flynn serves as director of communications and public affairs at Hillenbrand. 
  • Khalilah Shabazz

    Shabazz Named USOW Ambassador

    The United State of Women has named Khalilah Shabazz the 2019-2020 ambassador for Indianapolis. The program trains and equips women to take action for gender equity in their communities and was launched from the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Women and Girls. Shabazz is the director of the multicultural center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  

  • Barbara Wynne and Mark Rutherford

    Junior Tennis Development Fund Names Officers

    The Indianapolis Junior Tennis Development Fund has named Barbara Wynne (pictured) chairman of the board and Mark Rutherford (pictured) president. Also, Jane Kroot has been named vice president, Kyle Burns, secretary, Brian Fennerty, treasurer and Joseph Primavera, immediate past president.

  • J.A. Lacy

    Lacy Joins Telamon Board

    Telamon Corporation has added J.A. Lacy to its board of directors. He is president & chief operating officer of Lacy Distribution.

  • Jahnae Erpenback

    South Shore CVA Board Adds Members

    The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has appointed Jahnae Erpenback (pictured) and Rohit Patel to its board of directors. Erpenback serves as general manager of the Majestic Star Casinos. Patel is owner of the Comfort Inn and Best Western Hotels in Hammond.
  • Amy McDonald

    School on Wheels Adds Board Member

    Schools on Wheels has appointed Amy McDonald to its board of directors. She is a programs manager with KSM Location Advisors. McDonald is also a manager in the firm's local tax group. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and finance from Bethel University.
  • Lisa Purichia

    NAWBO Names Board Officers

    The National Association of Women Business Owners-Indianapolis has elected Lisa Purichia president and Anne Hathaway vice president. Also, Thresette Briggs has been named secretary, Ellen Dunnigan parliamentarian and Jessica Nickloy immediate past president. Sponsel is partner and director of entrepreneurial services at Sponsel CPA Group.

  • Ryan Kay

    Purdue Alumni Board Elects Finance Chair

    The Purdue Alumni Association has elected Ryan Kay chairman of finance of the board of directors. He is a financial advisor for AMI Investment Management in Kendallville. Kay was first elected to the board in 2016 to serve a three-year term as alumni director for the Indiana north district. He is a 2009 graduate of the Krannert School of Management and was the recipient of the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
  • Rodney Dorsey

    Music for All Names Board Members

    Music for All has elected Rodney Dorsey (pictured) and Michael Bogers to its board of directors. Dorsey serves as director of bands at Indiana University and is also professor of music at the Jacobs School of Music, a position he has held since 2018. Bogers serves as vice president of commercial and industrial banking at The National Bank of Indianapolis.  

  • Allen Platt and Alberta Baker

    Arts Commission Announces Officers

    The Indiana Arts Commission has elected Allen Platt (pictured) chair, Alberta Barker (pictured) vice-chair and Anne Penny Valentine secretary. Platt currently serves as general counsel for Samtec in New Albany. Barker is vice president and personal trust administrator to 1st Source Bank’s Lafayette wealth advisory services. Penny currently serves as assistant vice president of workforce partnerships at Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Jerry Landers

    Landers Appointed to Fire Rescue House Board

    The Fire Rescue House of Madison County has appointed Jerry Landers to its board of directors. He is chief executive officer of Aspire Indiana Health and chief strategy officer of Aspire Indiana. Landers has also served as vice president of finance and business development for the former Center for Mental Health.
  • Jerry Peirson and Mark Baltz

    Basketball Hall of Fame Elects Officers

    The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has named Jerry Peirson (pictured) president and Mark Baltz (pictured) executive vice president of its board of directors. Also, Ray Pavy has been named treasurer and Donna Sullivan secretary. Peirson previously served as head coach at Cowan High School before coaching career at Miami of Ohio. Baltz worked as an NFL official for 25 seasons. 

  • Kent Kramer

    Goodwill CEO Joins International Board

    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana President and CEO Kent Kramer has been appointed to Goodwill Industries International's Board of Directors. He joined the organization in 2002 as vice president of retail operations. Kramer was named president and CEO in 2015, becoming the organization’s fourth leader in its nearly 90 years of existence.       
  • Jeff Turner and Jason-Stechschulte

    Trine Selects Two Board Members

    Trine University has added Jeff Turner (pictured) and Jason Stechschulte (pictured) to its board of directors. Turner has served as senior vice president of administration and corporate secretary at Metal Technologies in Auburn since 1999. Stechschulte currently serves as business development manager at Marathon Petroleum Corporation in Findlay, Ohio.

  • BJ Farrell and Amanda Jamison

    IYI Names Board Members

    The Indiana Youth Institute has added BJ Farrell and Amanda Jamison to its board of directors.  Farrell serves as the chief deputy for the Warrick County Auditor. Jamison currently serves as senior program officer for the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.

  • Trent Engbers

    Higher Ed Commission Adds Member

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has appointed Trent Engbers as faculty member. He is associate professor of political science and public administration and director of the master of public administration program at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.
  • Angela B. Freeman

    Women & Hi Tech Names Board of Directors

    Women & Hi Tech has named Angela B. Freeman (pictured) president of its board of directors. She is an intellectual property/patent attorney at Barnes & Thornburg.  Rebecca Bormann has been appointed president-elect. She is managing director of sales and services at Bell Techlogix. Also, Bobbie LaFollette has been appointed treasurer and Kelly Ragle has been named secretary.  

  • Pat Mapes

    Mapes Appointed to State Board of Education

    Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) has appointed Perry Township Schools’ Superintendent Pat Mapes to the Indiana State Board of Education. He has spent time as a social studies teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent. Mapes has also served as state assistant superintendent for public instruction for operations and as the chairman of the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board.

  • Trent Egbers

    USI Professor Named to Commission for Higher Education

    Dr. Trent A. Engbers is joining the Indiana Commission for Higher Education as the body’s faculty commission member. Engbers is associate professor of political science and public administration and director of the master of public administration program at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. He was appointed by the commission's faculty nominating committee in May, and announced by Governor Holcomb in late June. Engbers' term began July 1 and ends June 20, 2021.

  • Robert Smith and Ronni Kloth

    Lilly Endowment Names Vice Presidents

    Lilly Endowment has announced its new officers: Robert Smith (pictured), senior vice president for collaborative strategies; Ronni Kloth (pictured), vice president for community development; Ted Maple, vice president for education and Jackie Dowd vice president for evaluation and special initiatives. Smith served 22 years with Eli Lilly and Company. Kloth began her tenure at the endowment in 2013 as its communications director.  

  • Brad Cunningham

    Ivy Tech Lafayette Approves Board Member

    Bradley Cunningham has been appointed to the Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette Campus Board of Trustees. Cunningham will assume his role at the board's July meeting. He currently serves as senior vice president, manager of commercial lending at The Farmers Bank in Frankfort. Cunningham holds a degree from Indiana University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Phil Terry

    Julian Center Elects Board Chair

    The Julian Center board of directors has appointed Phil Terry as chairman. He is chief executive officer for Monarch Beverage. 
  • Cristal Brisco

    Centier Appoints Board Member

    Merrillville-based Centier Bank has appointed Cristal Brisco to its board of directors. She currently serves as magistrate judge for the St. Joseph Circuit Court.  Brisco previously served as general counsel for Saint Mary’s College - Notre Dame and chief legal counsel for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

  • Kendell Culp

    USDA Appoints Two To Committee

    The United States Department of Agriculture has appointed Indiana farmers Kendell Culp (pictured) and Michael Nichols to its committee on trade. Culp serves as director for the Indiana Soybean Alliance and owns Culp Family Farm near Rensselaer. Nichols is president of the Indiana Corn Growers Association and is the owner of Nichols Family Farms near Rockport.
  • Beth Klapper and Leo Grabovsky

    JFGI Elects Board Members

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis has elected Beth Klapper board president and Leo Grabovsky vice president. Klapper has worked in healthcare and health insurance since 1995. Grabovsky is a financial advisor and chief operating officer at the Grabovsky Group.

  • Joshua Abrams and Michael Wipper

    JCC Elects Board Members

    The Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis has selected Joshua Abrams and Michael Wipper to its board of directors. Abrams is a senior associate with RESOURCE Commercial’s office advisory group. Wipper is a manager in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s audit and assurance services group. 

  • Babar Khan

    Kahn to Lead Delirium Research Society

    Regenstrief Institute’s Babar Khan has been chosen to lead the American Delirium Society. He is a research scientist with the Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute, a cooperative effort with the Indiana University School of Medicine. Khan is also an associate professor with the IU School of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine.

  • Keira Amstutz

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Names Board Director

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance has appointed Indiana Humanities President and CEO Keira Amstutz as a new director of the IPA Foundation Board. Amstutz has led Indiana Humanities since 2008. She previously served as chief counsel and director of policy for the City of Indianapolis. Amstutz holds degrees from DePauw University and the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. 

  • Tom Tomaszewski

    NAHB Adds Board Member

    The National Association of Home Builders has appointed Tom Tomaszewski to its multifamily council board of trustees. He serves as chief operating officer of The Annex Group and president of Annex Construction. 

  • Sullivan to Co-chair National Committee

    Indiana State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has been selected to co-chair the smart government subcommittee of the Future of Work Task Force. The group is part of the Council of State Governments, a national committee focused on government efficiency.
  • NiSource Adds Hersman to Board

    Merrillville-based NiSource has added Deborah Hersman to its board of directors. She is an experienced safety executive, having served as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and CEO of the National Safety Council. Since January, Hersman has served as chief safety officer at Waymo, the self-driving car technology subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

  • Martin University Appoints Two Trustees

    Martin University has appointed Joe Perkins and Max Siegel to its board of trustees. Perkins is corporate counsel for regulatory and global business operations at Allison Transmission. Siegel is CEO of Max Siegel Inc. (MSI) a sports, marketing, entertainment and media holding company.
  • Troan Joins Board of Viral Launch

    Pendo co-founder Erik Troan is joining the Board of Viral Launch. Troan oversees an engineering team of nearly 100 people across Pendo's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, and development centers in Herzliya, Israel and Sheffield, U.K. He started his career at Red Hat, where he worked as its first engineer and led the engineering team through the development of Linux, RPM and Anaconda and eventually, the company’s IPO. Troan earned a Bachelor’s degree ...

  • COTA Elects Board Member

    The Children’s Organ Transplant Association has added Yolanda Trevino to its board of directors. She is assistant vice president for strategy, planning and assessment in diversity, equity and multicultural affairs at Indiana University. Treviño earned her Ph.D. in higher education from the university in 2004.

  • Wind Energy Board Elects IEA CEO

    The American Wind Energy Association’s Board of Directors has added Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Chief Executive Officer JP Roehm. He will serve a three-year term on a board that guides the national trade association for the U.S. wind energy industry.  

  • IAHHC Appoints Board Member

    Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care has appointed Gin Yonkman to its board of directors. She is human resources director of a family of businesses that serves nine northeast Indiana counties: Home Nursing Services, Angel Corps, Dorian Maples & Associates, and First Call Medic.

  • Lumina CEO Named to Board

    The Council on Foundations has named Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis chair of the board of directors. He previously served as board vice chair for two years. Since 2008, Merisotis has led Indianapolis-based Lumina, an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.

  • TCU Elects Board Officers

    South Bend-based Teachers Credit Union has elected Vincent Henderson (pictured) as chair of its board of directors and Thea Kelly (pictured) as vice chair. Henderson is president at Beacon Medical Group in South Bend. Kelly is assistant general counsel at Cummins. TCU also named John Myers secretary. Paul Marsh will continue as treasurer.
  • NE Indiana Regional Partnership Elects Governing Board

    The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has elected the 2019 directors of its Governing Board. The Governing Board is responsible for providing strategic leadership oversight to the Regional Partnership's operations and fiscal matters. Governing Board members elected to serve from 2019-2022: 

  • Wabash College Chooses Board Member

    Wabash College Alumni have selected Chris Braun to join the board of trustees. He is a 1981 graduate and will serve a four-year term. Braun is a partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun in Indianapolis.

  • Wilgus Named Board President-elect

    Northwest Radiology Network Executive Director and CFO Linda Wilgus has been named president-elect of the Radiology Business Management Association. She is currently the chair of the RMBA federal affairs committee. Wilgus is also the recipient of the 2019 RBMA President’s Award “for going above and beyond to promote an atmosphere that enhances networking and Progress Through Sharing.”

  • Henneke Appointed to CIRTA Board of Directors

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed Greg Henneke to the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority board of directors. He is currently senior executive vice president at American Structurepoint.
  • Hoosier Motor Club Elects Board Chair

    Hoosier Motor Club has elected Steven F. Walker as chairman of the board. He serves as chairman and CEO of Walker Information, a privately held research consulting firm based in Indianapolis.

  • YMCA Elects Denari Chair, Adds Member

    The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis voted Tom Denari to serve as board chairman and Richard Griffith as a new director. Denari is president of Young and Laramore. Griffith is Commander, Indiana Wing Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary.

  • Jose Salinas

    Salinas Appointed to Indianapolis Public Library Board

    The Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners has appointed Jose Salinas to a four-year term on the Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. Salinas has served as Presiding Judge for Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division, since 2007. He is a founding member of the Indiana Latino Expo Board of Directors and has served on the board of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention. 

  • NiSource Names New Board Chair

    Merrillville-based NiSource Inc. has named Kevin Kabat chairman of its board of directors, subject to his re-election at the 2019 annual stockholders meeting. He currently serves as a board member and vice chairman. Kabat would succeed Richard Thompson following his retirement from the NiSource board at the end of the current term.

  • McCloskey Appointed to IEDC Board

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Fair Oaks Farms co-founder Sue McCloskey to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. "To continue taking Indiana's economy to the next level, we need the experience and perspective of key industry experts like Sue McCloskey. She knows firsthand the challenges and opportunities faced by Hoosier entrepreneurs and agriculture businesses,” said Gov. Holcomb. 

  • Tiffany Sauder Joins Gibson’s Board Of Advisors

    Gibson announced the appointment of Tiffany Sauder to its newly created Board of Advisors. She is founder and president of one of the fastest-growing marketing agencies in the Midwest, Element Three. Sauder started her career as a financial analyst with Eli Lilly.      

  • Patrick Industries Appoints Three Board Members

    Elkhart-based Patrick Industries has announced the election of Pamela Klyn (pictured), Derrick Mayes and Denis Suggs (pictured) as board members. Patrick is a major manufacturer and distributor of component and building products for the recreational vehicle, marine, manufactured housing and industrial markets.

  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Welcomes Board Members

    Girl Scouts of Central Indiana named its 2019 board of directors. Vandana Kapur (pictured) was appointed chair, Stephanie Smithey (pictured) first vice chair and Monica Brownewill Smith second vice chair. Also, Beth Forman will serves as treasurer and Jo Lynn Garing as secretary.

  • Strada Education Network Elects Three Board Members

    Indianapolis-based Strada has appointed Sureel Choksi (pictured), Wade Dyke (pictured) and Jack Markell as board members. Choksi is president and chief executive officer of Vantage Data Centers, based in Denver. Dyke is chief executive of Great Heart Academies. Markell served as Delaware governor from 2009-17. Strada is an Indianapolis-based national social impact organization dedicated to strengthening the pathways between education and employment.

  • Christy Pambianchi

    Lumina Foundation Selects Pambianchi for Board of Directors

    Lumina Foundation has chosen Corning, Inc. Executive Vice President Christine M. Pambianchi to serve on its board of directors. Pambianchi joined Corning in 2000 as division human resources manager. She was promoted to her current role in 2018.

  • Amanda Parker  Francisco Angulo-Parker

    CHAMP Camp Adds Board Members

    CHAMP Camp, a local non-profit dedicated to providing a traditional summer camp experience for children with tracheostomies and those requiring respiratory assistance, has added a new lead physician and pair of board members ahead of this summer’s “Out of This World” CHAMP Camp 2019. Amanda Parker is re-joining the Board of Directors. She is owner and president of Collective Alternative. Francisco Angulo-Parker is a new lead physician. 

  • Ray LaHood

    Former Congressman to Chair NiSource Review Board

    Former U.S. Congressman and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will chair the new Quality Review Board for Merrillville-based NiSource Inc. The board is an independent body formed to provide oversight and governance over the company's implementation of its Safety Management Systems. NiSource operates utilities across seven states in the U.S., including the Northern Indiana Public Service Corp.

  • Lisa Kuehl, Barbara Belligio

    NWIIWA Appoints Chair and Co-Chair

    The Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association has promoted two regional leaders to serve as chair and co-chair of the association’s awards banquet committee. Lisa Kuehl, commercial loan portfolio manager at Horizon Bank, will be the new committee chair. Barbara Belligio, president of Advanced Medical Placement Consultants, LLC, will serve as co-chair. Kuehl has worked in the banking industry for over 12 years, and is currently a commercial loan portfolio manager. 

  • Bill Schirmer

    Credit Union CEO Named to Advisory Council

    Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bill Schirmer has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for a three-year term. Schirmer will be one of only two credit union representatives on the committee. He previously served as executive vice president and CFO of Lake Michigan Credit Union. Schirmer holds a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University. 
  • Judy Altmaier (photo courtesy of The Toro Co.)

    Allison Transmission Appoints Board Member

    Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has appointed Judy Altmaier to its board of directors. She will also serve as a member of the board's audit committee. Her term will expire at the 2019 annual stockholders meeting. She served as president of Exmark Manufacturing from 2013 till her retirement this January.

  • Terry Jones and Kathy Hubbard

    Kenzie Adds Tech Vet to Inaugural Board

    Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has announced the first members its board of trustees. The coding school has appointed Travelocity.com and Kayak.com founder Terry Jones and Indianapolis philanthropist Kathy Hubbard as the first members of the board. Kenzie says Jones and Hubbard will act as advisors to the school's senior leadership and also assist as local and national ambassadors. Jones is also the managing principal of innovation consultancy ON Inc.

  • Holcomb Names Teacher Pay Commission Members

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced the volunteer members of the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission: Chairman Michael Smith, Jená Bellezza, Tom Easterday, Marianne Glick, Bob Jones, Katie Jenner and Nancy Jordan. The advisory council members include: Melissa Ambre, Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, Emily Holt, Dan Holub, Denise Seger and David Smith.

  • Jill Rose

    IndyCREW Adds to Board

    IndyCREW has appointed Jill Rose (pictured) president and added the following as board members­­­­: Erin Dettwiler, Donna Grau and Leslie Smith. Rose is business development executive for Rowland Design. Dettwiler is vice president at First Merchants Bank. Grau is managing director of property management for Premier Commercial Real Estate. Smith is a partner in the business services practice group for Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.

  • Tina Skeel

    Skeel Named to National Work Incentives Board

    Tina Skeel has been elected to the National Association of Benefits and Work Incentive Specialists. She currently serves as project director for Indiana Works at Aspire Indiana. Skeel oversees Aspire’s Work Incentive Planning and Assistance project across 58 Indiana counties.

  • Governor Eric Holcomb

    Holcomb Appointed to Workforce Policy Advisory Board

    Governor Eric Holcomb is one of 25 people appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Ivanka Trump to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board will work with the National Council for the American Worker to develop and implement a strategy to "revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st Century." The board was established in July by an executive order from President Donald Trump.

  • Mark Miles

    LDI Adds Miles to Board of Managers

    Mark Miles has been elected to the board of managers of Indianapolis-based LDI Ltd. He is president and chief executive officer of Hulman & Co. Miles has also served as a director at two other closely held, family-owned companies – City Securities, an Indiana-based investment firm and The Pantry, a multi-billion-dollar operator of convenience stores in the southeast U.S.

  • Holcomb Makes Board, Council Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. They include the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, Native American Indian Affairs Commission and the Soil Conservation Board.

  • Alan Tio and Chris Lowery

    AgriNovus Adds to Board

    AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbiosciences sector, has added Alan Tio and Chris Lowery to its board of directors. Tio is chief executive officer for the Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. Lowery is senior vice president of workforce alignment for Ivy Tech Community College. Prior to this role, he served as chancellor for the Columbus/Southeast Region of Ivy Tech.

  • BioCrossroads Adds to Board of Directors

    BioCrossroads has added: Aaron Schacht, J.J. Spegele and Ram Yeleti to its board of directors. Schacht leads research & development, regulatory affairs and business development at Elanco Animal Health. Spegele has held leadership roles for clinical research organizations and also was vice president of global business transformation at Quintiles. Yeleti is a clinical leader at Community Health Network's eight hospitals.

  • Brian Kooistra

    Terre Haute Chamber Names Board Chair

    The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has named Brian Kooistra (pictured) chair of the board. He is chief operations officer for Garmong Construction Services. Kooistra has served in numerous capacities since joining the board, including nominating committee chair. 

  • Kellie J. Kelley

    Kelley Named to Aspire Housing Board

    Kellie J. Kelley has been appointed to the Aspire Indiana Affordable Housing board of directors. She is executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Madison County. Kelley has served more than 23 years in various public health capacities, including disease prevention and education, HIV/STI services and syringe access services. She previously served as dean of academic affairs at the Harrison College Anderson campus.

  • Mike Lunsford

    IMA Announces Chair and Committee Members

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association has announced its 2019 executive committee. The association also named Mike Lunsford (pictured) chairman of the board. He is president of Zionsville-based Dart Controls Inc., a privately held firm that designs, manufactures, and distributes power electronics. Lunsford has been a member of the IMA Board of Directors since 2014.

  • Thomas Keon

    Urban League Elects Keon as Board Chair

    The Urban League of Northwest Indiana has elected Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon chairman of its board of directors. He will serve a two-year term. Allen-McCloud has worked closely with Keon during the past two years during his service as vice chair of the organization.

  • Mark Myers

    Mayor Myers Appointed to National Committee

    Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2019 Public Safety and Crime Prevention federal advocacy committee. The group has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.

  • Ray Farabaugh

    New Leader For Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana

    The Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana has named Ray Farabaugh president. He previously served as vice president of the organization and was formally elected president during the annual meeting of the ADAI’s board of directors.

  • Ashley Blessinger and Cory Menke

    Dubois County Foundation Adds to Board

    Dubois County Community Foundation has added Ashley Blessinger and Cory Menke to its board of directors. Blessinger is in sales and advertising for the Dubois County Bombers, a summer collegiate baseball team. She serves on the board of directors of the Dubois County Leukemia Association. Menke is director of operations at OFS Brands. He previously served on the Dubois County Emerging Leaders steering committee and Huntingburg Steller committee.

  • Candice Hall and Tony Richins

    Girl Talk Adds to Board

    Girl Talk Inc. has added Candice Hall and Toni Richins to its board of directors. Hall will hold the board position of financial advisor. She serves as commercial finance and channel development director with Stanley Security. Also, Toni Richins will hold the board position of strategy advisor. She is co-founder and chief executive officer of HRtisan Solutions LLC.

  • Derica Rice

    Former Lilly CFO Seeks Spot on Disney Board

    The Walt Disney Co. Board of Directors has named Derica Rice as a nominee to stand for election as a director at Disney’s annual meeting March 7. Rice was previously executive vice president of global services and chief financial officer for Eli Lilly and Co. Including Rice, nine nominees will run for election as directors at the meeting.

  • Denny Oklak

    Conexus Expands Board, Names New Chair

    Conexus Indiana has added four members to its board of directors, bringing its total members to 15. The state's advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative has also selected Denny Oklak as its new board chairperson. The new board members include: Andrew Baker, Elaine Bedel, Scott Brand and Kim Ryan.

  • Brian Prince

    Urban Land Institute Appoints Council Member

    Flaherty & Collins Properties Vice President of Development Brian Prince has been appointed to the Urban Land Institute Public/Private Partnership Council. The ULI Public/Private Partnership Council examines industry practices, financing strategies, negotiations, challenging projects, motivations, building and maintaining trust and incorporating additional partners into public/private partnerships. His term runs five years.

  • Kathy Davis and Molly Chavers

    Mayor Hogsett Makes Appointments

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed two women to the Airport Authority Board and Indianapolis Foundation. The State of Indiana's 48th Lieutenant Governor, and first woman to hold that office, Kathy Davis, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Airport Authority Board. Also, Molly Chavers has been appointed to serve a six-year term with the Indianapolis Foundation.

  • Mayor Hogsett Makes Appointments to Police Merit Board

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced three appointments and one reappointment to the Police Merit Board. Diana Ferguson-Mosely retired from IMPD in 2013 after 33 years on the force. She received a criminal justice degree from Oakland City University and a bachelor of business administration from Marian University.  Frank Sullivan Jr. served 19 years as a Justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. He authored approximately 500 majority opinions from 1993-2012.

  • Christina Hage and Addy Kujawa

    Indiana Connected By 25 Elects Board Members

    Indiana Connected By 25 has elected three new members to its board of directors: James Banister, Christina Hage (pictured) and Addy Kujawa (pictured). Banister is an associate in the Health Care and Business Groups for Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis. Hage is vice president of external affairs for MHS, Ambetter and Allwell. Kujawa is currently chief executive officer of the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives and American Association of Orthopaedic Executives.

  • Andrew Nash

    Viral Launch Adds Nash to Board

    Indianapolis-based Viral Launch has added well-known technology executive and entrepreneur Andrew Nash to its board of directors. He is currently CEO of PropertyRoom.com Inc. and has more than 20 years of experience in e-commerce and digital marketing.

  • Nadine Pence

    Three Join Manchester University Board of Trustees

    Three alumni have joined the Manchester University Board of Trustees. Nadine Pence (pictured) is executive director of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion at Wabash College. Audrey Hahn recently retired as chancellor of the Indiana Wesleyan University-National and Global Campus; it oversees all nonresidential IWU services. Also, Brian Harshberger of South Bend has worked at AM General LLC for two decades, currently serving as treasurer.

  • Holcomb Adds to Boards, Commissions

    Governor Eric Holcomb recently announced appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. Jonathan Elrod will continue his service on the Board of Tax Review until December 31, 2022. J. Bradley King and Angela Nussmeyer will continue their service as co-directors for the Election Division, Indiana Secretary of State’s Office.

  • Don Thieneman

    Indiana Builders Association Announces 2019 Leadership

    The Indiana Builders Association has elected its senior officers to serve in 2019. The new leadership will spearhead efforts to support regulations and laws that enable Hoosiers to own and maintain a home. The 2019 IBA senior officers include: President Don Thieneman (pictured), Vice President Brett Harter, Treasurer Jeff Thomas and Secretary Paul Schwinghammer.

  • Erik Young and Ashley Vukovits

    Codelicious Announces Board of Directors & Advisors

    Codelicious has added to its board of directors: Erik Young (pictured), Christine McDonnell, Jeff Ready, Don Aquilano and Ashley Vukovits (pictured). Board advisors include Jim Schumacher and Barbara Kew. Young is the founder of Prime Vector Inc., in addition to Codelicious, and has been working in the Indianapolis tech scene for more than 14 years. Vukovits is the former CFO of Interactive Intelligence.

  • Gary Hieftje

    IU Chemist Elected NAI Fellow

    Gary Hieftje has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. His inventions are used in several fields including agriculture, biology, energy, forensics, material science, medicine, nuclear science and pharmaceutical science. Hieftje is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Robert and Marjorie Mann Chair in the Department of Chemistry in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Hogsett Names Bicentennial Commission

    A nine-member bipartisan commission will lead the planning, programming, and initiatives surrounding Indianapolis’ bicentennial celebration in 2020 and 2021. The commission has been appointed by Mayor Joe Hogsett and includes: Bart Peterson, Greg Ballard, Keira Amstutz, Yvonne Shaheen, Justice Theodore “Ted” Boehm, John Krauss, Steve Campbell, Shannon Williams and Molly Chavers.

  • Fishers Announces Members of Arts & Culture Commission

    The city of Fishers announced today the newly appointed members of the first Fishers Arts & Culture Commission. The seven new board members have been appointed by the Mayor to serve two-year terms, beginning in January. According to the city, the Commission will be overseen by the Department of Planning & Zoning and will “seek to engage and promote all forms of performing and visual art in Fishers in support of community and economic development efforts.”

  • Rick Eastling and Cindy Schum

    Big Brothers Big Sisters Adds to Board

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana has added Rick Eastling and Cindy Schum to its board of directors. Eastling serves as regional director of the east territory at Defenders and is currently responsible for 70% of Defenders field operations. Schum serves as a senior business banking relationship manager at KeyBank.

  • Emily Kibling

    PRSA Appoints Board Members

    The Public Relations Society of America Hoosier Chapter has appointed 2019 board members. The appointments are for one year term, ending next November. Emily Kibling (pictured), has been elected president, following immediate past President Megan Bulla. Kibling currently serves as an account director for Hirons.

  • Ken Sauer

    MHEC Elects Sauer as Chair

    Ken Sauer has assumed the position of commission chair of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact for the 2018-19 year. He previously served terms as vice chair and treasurer. One of four regional higher education compacts in the United States, MHEC is a nonprofit regional organization assisting its 12 member Midwestern states in advancing higher education through interstate cooperation and resource sharing.

  • Wilbur Bontrager

    Jayco Chairman to Retire

    The chairman of the Middlebury-based Jayco board of directors has announced his plans to retire. The recreational vehicle manufacturer says Wilbur Bontrager, who has been involved with the company since its inception, will step down from full-time duty at the end of the year. Bontrager will partner with Jayco on a part-time basis.

  • Frank Hancock and Linda Paul

    Indiana Sports Corp Adds Board Members

    The Indiana Sports Corp has added new board members: Tom Smith, Christine Fredric, Steve Rogers, Pete Quinn, Julie Roe Lach. Frank Hancock (pictured), David Lewis, Linda Paul (pictured) and Jeffrey Harrison.

  • Audrey Taylor

    netlogx CEO Elected to Indy Chamber Board

    Audrey Taylor has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for the Indy Chamber. She is chief executive officer of information technology consulting services company netlogx. Celebrating its 20th year in business, the firm has been a member of the Indy Chamber for the past 11 years. Since founding netlogx in Indianapolis in 1998, she has applied her IT know-how to untangle complex business challenges for organizations across the U.S. and beyond.

  • Jeremy Reymer

    Reymer Appointed to ATRI Advisory Committee

    Jeremy Reymer has been appointed to the American Transportation Research Institute’s research advisory committee. He is chief executive officer for DriverReach.

  • Steve Abel

    Jefferson Awards Foundation Appoints Advisory Board Chair

    The Greater Central Indiana chapter of the Jefferson Awards Foundation has appointed Steve Abel chair of the Advisory Board. He has participated as a board member since 2017. In his new role, Abel will oversee board development and lead the chapter in increasing engagement. He is associate provost for engagement at Purdue University.

  • Christopher Clapp and Frank Okunak

    Vennli Adds New Board Members

    South Bend-based Vennli, a content intelligence platform, has appointed Great Blue Ventures Managing Director Christopher Clapp to its board of directors and PR firm Weber Shandwick Chief Operating Officer Frank Okunak as a board advisor. Clapp previously served as president and CEO of Bluelock. Okunak’s career started more than 20 years ago at Weber Shandwick, when he joined the company as CFO.

  • Governor Eric Holcomb

    Holcomb Elected RGA Policy Chairman

    Governor Eric Holcomb has been elected the 2019 policy chairman of the Republican Governors Association, an organization that works to elect Republican governors across the country. He first joined the RGA Executive Committee last year. Holcomb will take an expanded role in the organization. As policy chairman, he will be responsible for elevating the proven policies that Republican governors are bringing to Americans in states across the country and in Indiana.

  • Holcomb Makes Board, Commission Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of board appointments and reappointments. They include the Ball State University Board of Trustees and the Judicial Nominating Commission. The new appointments include: Ball State University Board of Trustees Rick Hall and R. Wayne Estopinal. 

  • Adairius Gardner

    Gardner Elected to IndyGo Board

    The IndyGo board of directors has elected Adairius Gardner as a new member. He is director of government affairs at IU Health.

  • American Resources Corp. Appoints Board Members

    Fishers-based American Resources Corp. has appointed Randal Stephenson, Ian Sadler and Courtenay Taplin as members of its board of directors. Stephenson is co-founder and CEO of a boutique FINRA-licensed broker dealer focused in the natural resources industry. Prior to retirement, Sadler served as president and CEO of Miller Centrifugal Casting International. Taplin currently manages his own company, Compass Point Resources LLC which he founded in 2007.

  • Jim Brodzinski

    Valpo College of Business Dean Named to Review Committee

    James Brodzinski, dean of the College of Business at Valparaiso University, has been selected for a three-year term on the AACSB Continuous Improvement Review Committee. The CIRC oversees processes for continuation of business accreditation to ensure consistency of standards application and equity of recommendations across teams and across programs reviewed. Brodzinski joined the university as dean in 2012.

  • Holcomb Makes Boards, Commissions Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. The governor made two new appointments to the Board for Proprietary Education: Anne Shane and Jean Putnam. The governor made reappointments and four appointments to the Early Learning Advisory Committee: Betsy Delgado, Mary Gardner, Dr. Nancy Holsapple, Lacey Kottkamp, Nicole Norvell, Christopher Stokes and Kerri Wortinger.

  • Bill Fine

    Fine Elected to NASUCA Executive Committee

    Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor Bill Fine has been elected to the executive committee of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates. NASUCA is a not-for-profit organization of 56 consumer advocates in 43 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico, Barbados and Jamaica. Each NASUCA member is designated by the laws of its respective jurisdiction to represent utility consumer interests before state and federal regulators and the courts.

  • Jay Brown

    Brown Named to HHCU Board

    Hoosier Hills Credit Union has named longtime member Jay Brown to its board of directors. He has been an HHCU member since 1989. Brown has served on the Credit Union's Supervisory Committee since January. A Bedford native, Brown has been employed at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center for more than 38 years.
  • Chris Evans

    Indiana Hunger Relief Organization Expands Board

    Indianapolis hunger relief organization Million Meal Movement has appointed American Century Investments Vice President, Chris Evans, to its board of directors. He is part of the financial professional’s sales team at American Century dedicated to advisor relationships across the state of Indiana and Western Michigan.

  • Suresh Garimella

    Garimella Appointed to National Science Board

    Suresh Garimella, who has led four straight record years for Purdue University research funding, has been appointed to the National Science Board. He is Purdue’s executive vice president for research and partnerships, and the Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Garimella is one of seven appointments to the board by President Donald Trump.

  • Holcomb Appoints Estes to Ports Commission

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Kari Pfau Estes of Jeffersonville to the Ports of Indiana Commission. Her family business, George Pfau's Sons Co. was founded in 1869 and is in its fifth generation of family leadership. Estes replaces Christine Keck on the commission.

  • Geoffrey Stringer

    Kimball Electronics Director Stringer to Retire

    Jasper-based Kimball Electronics Inc. has appointed Robert “Bob” Phillippy to its board of directors. He will also serve as a member of the audit committee. Phillippy will replace Geoffrey Stringer (pictured), who is retiring from the board after more than 15 years of dedicated service with the company and its former parent, Kimball International Inc.

  • Sam Laurin

    American Bar Association Forum Names Chair

    Sam Laurin, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans, has been named chairman of Division 7 (Insurance, Surety & Liens) of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. The forum is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States. Laurin is chair of the Bose McKinney & Evans litigation and construction law groups and focuses his practice on litigating construction, commercial and insurance coverage disputes.

  • National FFA Officer Team Elected

    Students from California, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Alabama and Oregon have been elected by delegates throughout the United States to serve on the 2018-19 National FFA Officer team. National President: Luke O’Leary, National Secretary: Layni LeBlanc, Eastern Region VP: Adrian Schunk, Central Region VP: Ridge Hughbanks, Southern Region VP: Jordan Stowe and Western Region VP: Shea Booster.

  • Luca Bonini and Susanne Wasson

    AgriNovus Indiana Adds to Board

    AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbiosciences sector, has added new members to its board of directors: Luca Bonini (pictured), CEO of Italpollina, Brian Emerick, board representative for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and CEO of MicroPulse and Susanne Wasson (pictured), president of the Crop Protection Business Platform for Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.

  • Chad Priest and Beth Bechdol

    Indiana Humanities Elects Officers, Members

    The Indiana Humanities board of directors has elected its slate of officers for 2018-19 and elected three new board members. The new members include Chris Gahl, senior VP of marketing and communications at Visit Indy; Chad Priest (pictured), CEO of American Red Cross, Indiana Region and Tiffany Tolbert, senior field officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Beth Bechdol (pictured), president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, has been elected chair for a second term.

  • Jayson Lusk

    Purdue Professor Appointed to USDA Advisory Board

    Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics advisory board. Lusk is one of 10 newly appointed members to the 25-person board. Members serve a three-year term and represent a specific category of U.S. agricultural stakeholders. He will represent the National Social Science Association category.

  • John Lechleiter

    Lilly Endowment Elects Lechleiter to Board

    John Lechleiter has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Lilly Endowment Inc., effective December 1. He is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Co. Lechleiter joined Lilly in 1979 as a senior organic chemist in process research and development. He later served in leadership roles in project management, regulatory affairs, product development and pharma operations.

  • Michael McRobbie

    McRobbie Elected Vice Chair of AAU Board

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie has been elected by the Association of American Universities as vice chair of the organization's board of directors. His term is for one year. McRobbie will serve on the board alongside Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos, who was named chair. McRobbie will assume the chair position in fall 2019 at the conclusion of the current term.

  • Biomet Co-Founder Joins Rose-Hulman Board

    Biomedical industry pioneer Niles Noblitt has started a five-year term as chairman of the board of trustees for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, his alma mater. He co-founded Warsaw-based Biomet Inc., now known as Zimmer Biomet.

  • Vigo County Reorganizes CIB

    The Vigo County Capital Improvement board has undergone a reorganization. The Vigo County Commissioners have approved an ordinance that has established a new CIB, which includes four county appointments and three city appointments. The new board members include: Judy Anderson, Brad Anderson, Jon Marvel, Barbara Lloyd, Duke Bennett, Steve Witt and Greg Gibson.

  • Elizabeth “Lizzie" Conkle and Melina Kennedy

    Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Announces Board of Directors

    Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis, a charitable women’s giving circle, has named its 2018-2019 board members, including 17 incumbent members and seven new board members. Terry Mumford, retired partner from Ice Miller, will continue to serve as president of the board. New board members include: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Conkle (pictured), Melina Kennedy (pictured), Barb Maurath, Julianne Robinson, Maureen Shiel, Donna Stutler and Roberta Ziccarelli.

  • Steven Sonnenberg

    Steel Dynamics Appoints Board Members

    Steel Dynamics Inc. has appointed Sheree Bargabos and Steven Sonnenberg (pictured) independent members of its board. The appointments are for a one year term, ending next May. Bargabos served as vice president, customer experience, roofing at Owens Corning from 2013 through her retirement in 2015. From 2008 through 2016, Sonnenberg served as president of Emerson Electric Co.'s process management group.

  • Karen Walker

    Walker Elected to Lilly Board

    The board of directors of Eli Lilly and Co. has elected Karen Walker as a new member, effective December 1, 2018. As a member of Lilly's board, she will serve on both the audit committee and the public policy and compliance committee. Walker is senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Cisco, where she has worked since 2009.

  • Thor Industries Adds to Board

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. has appointed Amelia Huntington to serve on its board of directors. She joins the board after concluding a 30 year career in the global energy management and lighting industries, most recently serving as chief executive officer for Philips Lighting America.

  • Tandy Shuck and Amanda Conklin

    ILA Names Board President

    Tandy Shuck (pictured) has been named president of the Indiana Leadership Association Board. She is executive director for Leadership Johnson County. Meanwhile, the organization has added Amanda Conklin and Geoff Zentz to its board.

  • Marlin Stutzman and William Dubois

    Stutzman, Dubois Join Trine Board

    Trine University has announced two additions to its board of trustees. Former Congressman Marlin Stutzman and Indianapolis-based Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. founder William Dubois, both Trine alums, join the board and nine-year board member Clifford Ryan has transitioned to trustee emeritus. Stutzman represented the state's 3rd Congressional District from 2010-2017.

  • Lisa Vielee

    The Health Foundation Adds to Board

    The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis has appointed Lisa Vielee to its 2018 governing board of directors. She previously served as deputy press secretary for Governor Joe Kernan and has a long history of working and volunteering for health organizations, including Spotlight, the performing arts fundraiser for the Indiana AIDS Fund. Currently, Vielee is co-owner and vice president of Well Done Marketing.

  • Wende Burbridge

    Burbridge Elected to PRADO Board

    Lakeshore Public Media’s Vice President of Development Wende Burbridge has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Public Radio Association of Development Officers. PRADO is a membership-based organization that provides a supportive environment for public radio development professionals through a variety of projects and services including a mentor program and virtual idea house.

  • George Kemp

    Indiana 811 Adds Kemp to Board

    Indiana 811 has appointed George Kemp to its board of directors. He is director of safety and quality assurance for MetroNet. He will represent the telecommunications sector on the full board and will also serve on the damage prevention subcommittee.

  • Larry Hopkins

    Indiana Sheep Association Elects President

    The Indiana Sheep Association has elected Larry Hopkins president. He is the owner and operator of Little Eagle Creek Valley Farm in Westfield. Hopkins also serves on the board of directors of the Indiana Sheep and Wool Council. He is also a partner in Hopkins Dairy Farm LLC and serves on the Genetics committee of the American Sheep Industry.

  • Nelson Hellwig and Rob Aukerman

    COTA Names Board Chair, Adds Member

    Nelson Hellwig has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Children’s Organ Transplant Association board of directors. He is chief executive officer of the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services. Also, Rob Aukerman has been named chairman. He is president of Animal Nutrition and Health at PLAMAN Global. Aukerman has been on the board since 2012.

  • James Due

    Franklin College Elects New Board Chair

    The Franklin College Board of Trustees has elected James Due as its new board chair. He takes over for retiring Chair Christine Fields, who served for five years.  Due is a senior vice president and global head of banking for Northern Trust's Global Family and Private Investment office. The Chicago-resident is a 1982 graduate of Franklin College and has served on the board since 2003.

  • Holcomb Makes Appointments to Boards & Commissions

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made several appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. The governor made one reappointment and two new appointments to the Behavioral Health & Human Services Licensing Board, with terms expiring September 30, 2021: Stephan Viehweg, Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham and Kelley Gardner. Doug Banks has been appointed to the Indiana Coroners Training Board.

  • Kathy Miller and Jim Isch

    Damar Elects New Board Members

    The Damar Services board of directors has elected Ralph Balber and Kathy Miller (pictured) as new members. Also, the Damar Foundation board of directors has elected Jim Isch (pictured) to join the board.

  • Christopher Murphy

    1st Source Bank CEO Named Member of Federal CDIAC

    The Federal Reserve Board reappointed Christopher Murphy III, 1st Source Bank chairman and chief executive officer, as a member of the 2019 Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council in Washington D.C. The CDIAC advises the board on the economy, lending conditions and other issues of interest to community depository institutions. Murphy is currently chair of the Chicago CDIAC, serving his second year of a three-year term.

  • Robert Gifford

    Gifford Joins Milhaus Board

    Milhaus has added Robert Gifford to its board of directors. He has 35 years of experience in the commercial and retail real estate investment business, serving as principal, executive and director at global companies including AEW Capital Management, AIG Global Real Estate Investment and Lehman Brothers Holdings.

  • Mike Strohl and Rob Pruitt

    500 Festival Names Board Officers

    The Indianapolis-based 500 Festival has elected officers for its 2018-2019 board of directors. The nonprofit says Mike Strohl, chief customer officer for Citizens Energy Group, will serve as chairman of the board. Strohl previously served as vice chairman of the board for the 500 Festival. Chief Executive Officer Bob Bryant says Strohl's leadership and relational approach to the nonprofit's mission has been "exemplary."

  • Gary Butkus and Lily Pai

    Newfields Debuts New Board Model

    Newfields has announced a new board model introducing the addition of an associate board called the board of governors. The board of governors is comprised of 10 community leaders from diverse backgrounds who have served for the past year on a task force to create this board model. Kathryn Betley was elected its chairwoman. Gary Butkus has been chosen chairman of the board of governors.

  • James Huth

    USF Adds Huth to Board

    James Huth has been appointed a director on the academic affairs committee for the University of Saint Francis board. He is principal of Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne. Huth, Bishop Luers High School Class of 1981, has served as assistant principal and athletic director from 2012 to 2014. From 2007-2012 he was the inaugural school leader of Imagine Master Academy and Imagine School on Broadway.

  • Melissa Caito

    Indiana State Museum Adds Board Member

    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has added Melissa Caito to its board of directors. She is currently chief operating officer of Indy Championships Fund Inc., an organization tasked with raising more than $25 million to support the planning and execution of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the 2021 NCAA Men’s Final Four, the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game and other high profile sports events hosted in central Indiana.

  • Aasif Bade

    IU Foundation Appoints Bade to Board

    Aasif Bade has been appointed to the Indiana University Foundation board of directors. He is president and co-founder of Ambrose Property Group. Bade previously held positions at Duke Realty Corp. Throughout his career, he has completed more than $1 billion in commercial real estate transactions. Bade holds a Bachelor of Science in finance and real estate from the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington and serves on the Kelley School of Business Dean's Council at IUPUI.

  • Indiana Repertory Theatre Adds to Board

    The Indiana Repertory Theatre has elected the following to its board of directors: Laurie Dippold, Dan Emerson, Alan Mills, Detra Mills, Peter Racher  and Sue Smith. They will serve three-year terms.

  • John McDonald

    Tech Leader Joins Economic Development Council Board

    John McDonald has joined the board of the Indiana India Business Council, an advocacy group to strengthen economic ties between Indiana and India. He is chief executive officer of ClearObject. McDonald joins other local and national business leaders from organizations such as Infosys, Indiana University, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Wipro and Visit Indy to collaborate initiatives that advance economic development and social growth locally.

  • First Fort Wayne Art Commission Members Introduced

    Members of the city of Fort Wayne's newly-created Public Art Commission have been announced. The commission, which was established in March by the city council, oversees the city's new Public Art Program. It will commission, review and select works that will be displayed in public spaces. The city says the goal is to boost Fort Wayne's "visual environment and strengthen the positive reputation, brand and stature." 

  • Abbey Shultz and Una Hartzell-Baird

    LifeSmart Youth Adds to Board

    LifeSmart Youth (formerly Social Health Association) has elected: Abbey Shultz, regional manager, J.C. Hart Co. and Una Hartzell-Baird, director of translation, LUNA Language Services to its board of directors. 
  • Josh Miller

    ICMC Director Elected to Grains Council Board

    Indiana Corn Marketing Council Board Member Josh Miller has been elected to the board of directors of the U.S. Grains Council. A membership-driven organization of corn, sorghum, barley producers and agribusinesses, USGC supports free and fair global trade. USGC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., but has a full-time presence in 13 key markets around the world and operates programs in more than 50 countries. He will serve until July 2019.

  • Ed Pease

    Former Congressman Leading ISU Board

    Ed Pease has been named chair of the Indiana State University Board of Trustees. The former Indiana 7th District Congressman has been a member of his alma mater's board for 10 years. Pease is now a consultant with Rolls-Royce North America after serving as senior vice president. The transition, ISU says, will allow Pease to move to Terre Haute full-time and return from Washington D.C. Pease has been vice chair of the board for the last three years.

  • Kathy Callen and David Lupke

    USF Re-Elects Trustees

    The University of Saint Francis has re-elected the following trustees: Kathy Callen (pictured), Old National Bank; Steve Corona, Corona Consulting; Richard Fox, Barrett & McNagny; David Lupke (pictured), Lupke Rice Insurance & Financial Services and Thom Obergfell, First Merchants Bank. They have been re-elected to three-year terms.

  • Gary Bertoline

    Conexus Indiana Names Purdue Leader to Board

    Conexus Indiana has appointed Gary Bertoline to its board of directors. He is dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and distinguished professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. Bertoline joins the 13-member board, which is comprised of statewide representatives from industry and academia.

  • TechPoint Restructures Advisory Board

    Indiana's technology initiative has announced a restructuring of its advisory board. TechPoint says the new board will expand to include its Class of 2018 member companies and universities. The board now includes a total of 80 organizations. Each TechPoint member company is being offered one seat on the board, which is reserved for the chief executive officer or another executive.

  • Danny Lopez

    Lopez Joins Conexus Indiana Board

    Conexus Indiana has added Danny Lopez to its board of directors. He is chairman of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s Workforce Cabinet. Lopez joins a 12-member board, which is comprised of statewide leaders who guide Conexus Indiana in its mission to accelerate, promote and grow Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics economy. He previously served as Governor Holcomb’s deputy chief of staff and Lieutenant Governor Holcomb’s chief of staff.

  • Crouch Makes Main Street Council Appointments

    Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch has made nine appointments to the Indiana Main Street Council. The appointments include: Valecia Crisafulli, Maria Davis, Marsh Davis, Jay Ellis, J.P. Hall III, Danielle McGrath, Mark Newman, Lewis Ricci and Ashley Willis.

  • Ellen Kossek

    Purdue Professor Recognized as Fellow

    Purdue University Professor Ellen Kossek has been elected by the Academy of Management as a Fellow. Kossek is a professor of management and research director for the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She is one of nine new Fellows to the organization. The fellowship is a lifetime designation. Kossek’s research focuses on organizational and leader support for subjects like gender diversity, boundary management, interventions. She has been published in more ...

  • Jason Konesco

    Perceivant Appoints Konesco to Board

    Perceivant has appointed Jason Konesco to its board of directors. He is co-founder and chief executive officer of ClearScholar. Konesco previously spent 17 years in higher education as an administrator and is former president and CEO of Harrison College, where he led the college’s 750+ employees while overseeing 12 campuses, in addition to the online and culinary divisions.

  • Matthew Wesaw

    Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Elects Chairman

    The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has elected Matthew Wesaw (pictured) as its Tribal Council chairman. Other officers elected include: Kelly Curran, secretary; Colin Wesaw, elders representative and Gary Morseau, Sr., member-at-large. As Chairman, Wesaw will also serve as chairman and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority Board, which oversees the Band’s casino properties.

  • Bob Jones

    Bob Jones to Head Key Industry Council

    Evansville-based Old National Bancorp Chief Executive Officer Bob Jones has been appointed chairman of an influential banking industry group. The American Bankers Council is an advisory arm of the Washington D.C.-based American Banker's Association focused on regulatory and legislative issues important to mid-sized banks.

  • Holcomb Makes Trustee Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced new appointments and reappointments to the boards of trustees for two Hoosier institutions. The appointments include: Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees: Stewart McMillan, Kim Emmert O’Dell and Stephanie Wade. University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees include: W. Harold Calloway, John M. Dunn and Christine Keck.

  • Don Van Winkle

    BIFMA Appoints Board President

    Don Van Winkle has been appointed board president of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association. He is president and chief operating officer at Jasper-based Kimball International Inc. He succeeds Sylvain Garneau, Group Lacasse, in that capacity. Van Winkle previously served as board vice president/president elect.

  • David Bathe

    Ivy Tech Chancellor Appointed VP For National Board

    Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette Chancellor Dr. David Bathe has been appointed vice president of finance for the National Council for Workforce Education. As an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCWE provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills. Bathe joined the NCWE board in June 2017.

  • Bruce Stahly

    Stahly Named Goshen College Board Chair

    Goshen College's board of directors has a new chair. Bruce Stahly, a 1967 Goshen College graduate and former superintendent of Goshen Community Schools, began his new role this month. He succeeds Conrad Clemens, a professor of pediatrics and public health and associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

  • Holcomb Makes Appointments to Boards & Commissions

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. The governor made six reappointments to the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board, with terms that expire June 30, 2022: David Lasco, Dr. Ronald Leach, Russ McQuaid, Mark Myers, Kevin Roach and Bryan Shearer.

  • Gina Giacone and Crystal Hinson Miller

    IU Health Foundation Adds Board Members

    Indiana University Health Foundation has added seven people to its board. The new board members are: Gina Giacone (pictured), Crystal Hinson Miller (pictured), Stephen G. Moore, Dennis Murphy, Anne Nobles, William R. “Bill” Ringo, Jr. and Deborah Tobias. Members of the IU Health Foundation board serve to increase public awareness, promote the interests and advance the priorities of IU Health.

  • Evansville Zoo Adds to Board, Staff

    The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden and the Evansville Zoological Society has elected board members and officers to the EZS board of directors. EZS new board members include: Cullen Stanley, Jason Eddy and Liz Riffert. Officers include: Donna Bennett, president; Tim Puckett, vice president and development chair; Cooper Lilly, treasurer and finance chair; Ann Powell, secretary; Steve Bohleber, board attorney and Margaret Koch, capital campaign chair.

  • Pacers Sports & Entertainment Selects All-Star Game Committee

    The board of directors for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game local organizing committee in Indianapolis has been announced. Pacers Sports & Entertainment detailed the selections, which include Governor Eric Holcomb, retired Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings and Indiana Pacers and Fever owners Herb and Steve Simon. In addition to Holcomb and the Simons, the group of honorary co-chairs includes PS&E Vice Chairman Jim Morris and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.

  • Catchings Appointed to Airport Authority Board

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed Tamika Catchings to the Indianapolis Airport Authority Board.  The former WNBA superstar and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member is the eleventh member of the board. Catchings is also a local, small business owner and will serve a four-year term on the board. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tennessee. 

  • New Board Named at Women & Hi Tech

    The 2018 board of directors has been announced for Indianapolis-based Women & Hi Tech. The members include representatives from a variety of Indiana companies, including Salesforce, Eli Lilly and Co., and Cummins.  The board officially began its new term Sunday. The newly-elected members include: Elected Officers: President: Darcy Lee, Director of Accounts & Business Development, Metonymy Media President-Elect: Angela B. Freeman, Intellectual ...

  • Emily Wilson

    Wilson Joins Starfish Initiative Board

    Emily Wilson has been appointed to the Starfish Initiative board of directors. She is vice president at Bose Public Affairs Group. Wilson is a member of the strategic communications team. She is also a member of United Way Emerging Leaders and Women United. Wilson is also active in the Public Relations Society of America Hoosier Chapter and the Indianapolis chapter of the American Marketing Association.

  • Phyllis Currie

    Currie Elected MISO Board Chair

    Phyllis Currie has been elected chair of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator board of directors. She is a former public utility executive, who has served on the MISO board since 2016 and replaces retiring chair Michael Curran. Currie served as general manager of Pasadena Water and Power from 2001 to 2015.

  • Aaron Friedrich and Morgan Saltsgiver

    MSECA Announces Board of Directors

    The Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association has named its board of directors: Aaron Friedrich (pictured), president; Brent Graves, president-elect; Jeff Bryan, immediate past president; Brian Lewis, secretary/executive director; Morgan Saltsgiver (pictured), treasurer; Megan Hamilton, consultant member director; Aunna Huber Fadness, consultant member director and Kara Allison, associate member director.

  • Image of Christopher Clapp courtesy of Bluelock.

    Doxly Brings in Clapp as Executive Chairman

    Indianapolis-based Doxly Inc. has named Christopher Clapp executive chairman. Clapp previously served as chief executive officer of Indianapolis legal transaction management provider Bluelock, which was acquired in March by an out-of-state company. He was with Bluelock for almost eight years before InterVision, a consulting company with offices in California and Missouri, announced the acquisition.

  • Holcomb Makes Board Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of appointments and reappointments. It includes the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana State Board of Education and the State Lottery Commission, along with Purdue University trustees. The appointments include: Indiana Commission for Higher Education Coleen Gabhart (West Lafayette) will join the commission as its student member, with a term expiring June 30, 2020.

  • Brittany Bales and WaTasha Barnes Griffin

    Ball State Trustees OK New Muncie Community Schools Board

    The next Muncie Community Schools board has been approved by the Ball State University Board of Trustees. The new board members include:  Brittany Bales (pictured), WaTasha Barnes Griffin (pictured), Mark Ervin, Dave Heeter, Jim Lowe, Keith O’Neal and Jim Williams.

  • Douglas Brown and Randy Stocklin

    Franklin College Elects Trustees

    The Franklin College Board of Trustees has elected: Douglas Brown (pictured), Amy Belisle and Randy Stocklin (pictured) as trustees. Brown is a senior partner at Bose, McKinney & Evans and serves as managing principal for Bose Public Affairs Group. Belisle, a 1998 alumna of the college, works as a product quality stability specialist for Amgen Inc. Stocklin, a 2000 alumnus of the college, is co-founder and CEO of One Click.

  • Brian Modiano and Leonid Grabovsky

    JCC Indianapolis Elects Board President

    The JCC Indianapolis has elected Brian Modiano (pictured) board president. Leonid Grabovsky (pictured) and Lawrence Turow were elected to three-year terms as board members. Modiano is managing director for Strategian Advisors. Grabovsky and Turow both work for The Grabovsky Group. Grabovsky is a private wealth advisor and COO and Turow is managing director and financial planner.

  • Sean Obermeyer

    The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis Adds to Board

    The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis has appointed Sean Obermeyer to its board of directors. He currently works as a senior wealth planner for Fifth Third Private Bank. In addition, Obermeyer has served or is currently serving as a volunteer with the Episcopal Church of All Saints, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Flight1, Englishton Park and the Indianapolis Bar Association.

  • John Bear

    MISO CEO Appointed to Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee

    The Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy has appointed Carmel-based MISO Chief Executive Officer John Bear to the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee. The NEAC and its members provide independent advice to the Office of Nuclear Energy on complex science and technical issues that arise in the planning, managing and implementation of DOE’s nuclear program.

  • Baldwin & Lyons Executive Chairman Resigns

    Carmel-based Baldwin & Lyons Inc. has announced Steven Shapiro has resigned as executive chairman and member of the board of directors. Chief Executive Officer Randy Birchfield says the company has decided to retire the executive chairman position as well. Birchfield said in a news release the position was established in late 2015 during a management transition period to help develop a long-term strategic plan for Baldwin & Lyons.

  • Michael Key

    President Named For Ball State Construction Management Advisory Board

    Michael Key has accepted an invitation to become president of the Ball State University Construction Management advisory board. He is regional director of construction for Milhaus and is based in Tampa, Florida. Key graduated from Ball State in 2012 with a construction management degree. He has a range of experience, including working on project teams that managed Butler University Hinkle Fieldhouse renovations and the Indianapolis Zoo International Orangutan Center.

  • Judy Singleton and Roland Shelton

    Indiana State Museum Names Four Board Members

    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has added: Kathryn Roudebush, Roland Shelton (pictured), Judy Singleton (pictured) and John Wechsler to its board of directors. Roudebush has practiced law for three decades, and she’s a co-founder of the Allen County Bar Association’s Women Section. Shelton works as VP and senior business development officer with Old National Bank.

  • Jon Markee

    Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis Adds to Board

    The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis has appointed Jon Markee to its board of directors. He currently serves as the owner and managing partner at Remote CPA LLC. Markee has been heralded for his previous volunteer role with Indy Pride as the organization’s treasurer. He graduated from Purdue University Krannert School of Management with a dual degree in accounting and business management.

  • Mark Rosenblum

    Rosenblum Joins NICO Corp. Board

    Mark Rosenblum has joined the board of directors of Indianapolis-based medical device company NICO Corp. He has authored seven books and more than 250 articles and chapters relating to neurosurgery and neuroscience and has received many awards for his research and clinical work, including from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons for life-long contributions to neuro-oncology.