• Kimberly Bostic

    Starfish Initiative Names President & CEO

    Starfish Initiative has named Kimberly Bostic president and chief executive officer. She previously served as Tocqueville Society director for the United Way of Central Indiana. 

  • Brian Payne

    Bloomington Nonprofit Names Executive Director

    Newly-formed CDFI Friendly Bloomington has hired its inaugural executive director. Brian Payne previously served as assistant director of the Economic and Sustainable Development Department for the city of Bloomington. Following a nationwide search, CDFI Friendly Bloomington’s hiring committee interviewed several candidates and selected Payne in July.  I 

  • Emilyn Whitesell

    Fairbanks Foundation Hires Director

    The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation in Indianapolis has hired Emilyn Whitesell as director of learning and evaluation. She previously worked at Mathematica, where she directed projects and led research and evaluation tasks for federal, nonprofit and foundation clients. Whitesell is also a former Indianapolis Public Schools teacher and Teach For America corps member.   

  • Brittany Sichting

    CHAMP Camp Hires Assistant Director

    CHAMP Camp in Indianapolis has hired Brittany Sichting as assistant director. She has over 12 years of experience, including working for the Damien Center, Step Up Inc., AmeriCorps and the Indiana State Department of Health. Sichting also works as an adjunct faculty member in the University of Indianapolis’ Sociology Department. 

  • Britt Sutton

    Red Cross Names Executive Director

    The American Red Cross has named Britt Sutton executive director for the central Indiana chapter. She most recently served as associate director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She has also worked as an applied behavioral analysis therapist for children with autism spectrum disorders.

  • Leigh Riley Evans

    Mapleton Fall Creek CEO Stepping Down

    Indianapolis-based Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp.Chief Executive Officer Leigh Riley Evans has announced she is stepping down from the organization. She will remain in her current role and continue in a project management capacity through the end of November to ensure a smooth transition. Evans has served as CEO since 2011.
  • Hope Hampton

    Project Home Indy Names Executive Director

    Project Home Indy has named Hope Hampton executive director. The organization serves teen mothers and their children on the path to self-sufficiency. Hampton previously served as executive director for the Indiana Neighborhood Resource Center.  

  • Bill Farkas

    Eskenazi Health Foundation Names VP

    The Eskenazi Health Foundation has named William Farkas vice president of major gifts. He most recently served as chief operating officer of Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity. Prior to that, Farkas served in various executive fundraising positions at Butler University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Western Washington University. He is a graduate of Butler University.
  • Jonah Crismore

    Power House Hires Director

    Power House Youth Center in New Haven has named Jonah Crismore executive director. He has served other nonprofit organizations in leadership roles, such as at the Embassy Theatre and Fort Wayne Cinema Center, where he was executive director from 2012-2017.
  • Patrick Talty and Heather O'Brien

    ISC Names COO, Manager

    The Indiana Sports Corp has named Patrick Talty (pictured) chief operating officer and Heather O'Brien (pictured) ticket sales and event coordinator. Talty has more than 20 years of experience in the event and venue management industry and most recently served as general manager of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. O'Brien previously served at adidas as a brand support specialist.

  • Stacy Payne Miller

    Chamber Names Executive Director

    The Indy Chamber has hired strategic planning expert and community leader Stacy Payne Miller as the Executive Director of Anchor Institution Strategies. She most recently served as chief operating officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana. Prior to that, she served as chief operations officer at Reach For Youth, Inc.
  • Kent Yeager

    Barn Foundation Elects President

    The Indiana Barn Foundation has elected Kent Yeager president. He has served on the board since it was founded in 2014. The foundation is a nonprofit seeking to restore local Hoosier barns for education, culture and aesthetic value.
  • Paul Glover

    The Mind Trust Hires Manager

    The Mind Trust in Indianapolis has hired Paula Glover as manager of school support. In her previous roles, she worked across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions to deliver technical training and development programs related to communication, team building and management skills. Glover also manages the Youth and Family Resources ministry of The Way Church.  

  • Trent Miles

    Miles Selected to Lead Boys and Girls Club

    The Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors has named Trent Miles chief executive officer. He has a longstanding football coaching career at the collegiate and professional levels. Most recently Miles served as an assistant offensive coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and was a part of the Super Bowl LII Championship staff. He also served as the head coach for the Georgia State University and Indiana State University football programs.
  • Rob Baker and Ryan Chelli

    Foundation Announces Promotions

    The Community Health Network Foundation has promoted Rob Baker to vice president of foundation operations. He most recently served as executive director of finance. Baker joined the organization in 2016 and received his bachelor of arts degree from Purdue University and law degree from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. Also, Ryan Chelli has been promoted to vice president of donor relations.  

  • Lyndsey White

    Aspire Hires Director

    Aspire Indiana/Aspire Indiana Health has hired Lyndsey White as director of addictions services. She will oversee the organization's substance use disorder programs in Hamilton, Boone, Madison and Marion counties. White most recently worked as an independent consultant.  

  • David Traylor

    Interim Director Named for Retail Association

    The Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association has appointed David Traylor as interim director until a permanent replacement for the position can be made. He replaces Laurie Sherck who is stepping down. Traylor is co-owner of the Ole Tin Rooster and the INN Shipshewana.
  • Amy Johns

    Passages Hire Manager

    Passages in Columbia City has hired Amy Johns as development manager. She most recently worked freelance as project manager and digital strategist for Caylor Solutions in Huntington. She has more more than 15 years of marketing and sales experience.   
  • Katherine Moynihan

    IU Ventures Hires VP

    IU Ventures has named Katherine Moynihan associate vice president to attract and provide financial investments for university-related startups and technologies. She previously served as senior technology manager and acting director at the Indiana University innovation and commercialization office.

  • Janice Sneider O’Rourke

    Milk Bank Executive Director to Retire

    The Milk Bank in Indianapolis has announced executive director Janice O’Rourke will retire in December after 12 years of service. Before joining The Milk Bank, she served more than 11 years in public service at Arkansas Department of Health and Indiana State Department of Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Bowling Green State University and Master of Public Affairs from IUPUI.
  • Kimberly Bredemeier

    Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Promotes Bredemeier

    The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra has promoted Kimberly Bredemeier to executive director. She has served as acting executive director since December of 2018. Prior to that, Bredemeier served as director of operations for 15 seasons. She received her bachelor of science in music management from the University of Evansville.
  • Katherine Mathena

    Children's Museum Appoints CIO

    The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has named Katherine Mathena chief information officer. She most recently oversaw several IT divisions of Indiana University Health. Mathena has more than 35 years of managerial and executive experience in clinical information systems and in acute and ambulatory operations.
  • Laura McCaffrey and Trent Fox

    IHA Announces Promotion, New Team Member

    The Indiana Hospital Association has promoted Laura McCaffrey (pictured) senior director of government relations and advocacy. She previously served as director of legislative relations.  Also, Trent Fox (pictured) has been hired as senior director of public policy and legislative relations. He most recently served as chief of staff for the Indiana State Department of Health commissioner.
  • Benjamim Eduardo and Allison Troutner

    Downtown Indy Hires Two

    Downtown Indy, Inc. has named Benjamim Eduardo research manager. Eduardo completed his master's degree in applied economics in May from IUPUI. He moved to Indy from Luanda, Angola, Africa in 2013. Also, Allison Troutner has been named executive assistant. She most recently served at Orchard School as an assistant to the Early Childhood and Elementary School.  

  • Stacey Dumbacher

    Noble County Nonprofit Names Director

    Run Hard, Rest Well in Albion has named Stacey Dumbacher director of programs. She most recently served as program manager for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.
  • Lauren Peterson

    The Mind Trust Names Senior Director

    The Mind Trust in Indianapolis has hired Lauren Peterson as senior director of community engagement. She most recently served three years as manager of community outreach and engagement with Enroll Indy. Prior to that, Peterson worked in community outreach roles at the GEO Foundation, Education Plus Services and the George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marian University.
  • Robin Clendening

    Music for All Appoints VP, CFO

    Music for All in Indianapolis has appointed Robin Clendening as the vice president and chief financial officer. She most recently served as manager of financial operations and system lab services at IU Health. Clendening holds a degree in business and accounting from Indiana University. 
  • Spencer Brink

    Boy Scouts Name Workforce Readiness Director

    Central Indiana Boy Scouts of America and the Crossroads of America Council have named Spencer Brink Workforce Readiness Director. The newly-created position will focus on encouraging Hoosier youth to explore careers in STEM.

  • Wende Burbridge

    Habitat for Humanity Names Director

    Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana has named Wende Burbridge director of development. She previously served as vice president of development for Lakeshore Public Media in Merrillville. 
  • Stephen McCoy

    Damien Center Hires New Officer

    The Damien Center has hired Stephen McCoy as Chief Donor Relations Officer. McCoy will lead the planning and implementation of fundraising and communications efforts. He previously worked for the Indianapolis Children's Choir as senior director of marketing, development and alumni relations. McCoy holds degrees from IU and IUPUI. 
  • Rebecca Seifert

    Gennesaret Executive Director to Retire

    Gennesaret Free Clinics in Indianapolis has announced Rebecca Seifert will retire at the end of the year. She has lead the organization for 24 years and served as its first executive director.  

  • Melissa Stayton

    Youth Opportunity Center Hires Controller

    The Youth Opportunity Center in Muncie has hired Melissa Stayton as controller. She spent the past fourteen years working in various roles and director positions for Aspire Indiana in Noblesville. Stayton holds a B.S. in graphic arts management from Ball State University and a MBA with accounting specialization from Indiana Wesleyan University. 
  • Steven Jones and Leigh Ann Pusey

    The Mind Trust Names Board Members

    The Mind Trust in Indianapolis has announced Steven Jones and Leigh Ann Pusey have joined its board of directors. Jones currently serves as dean for professional development and director of the Malcolm X Institute for Black Studies at Wabash College. Prior to that, he worked for Indiana University Health for more than 20 years in various leadership roles.  

  • Shawn Collinsworth

    Damar Announced VP

    Damar Services has named Shawn Collinsworth vice president of major gifts. He previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township in Indianapolis. 

  • Leroy Robinson

    CICF Makes Staff Changes

    Central Indiana Community Foundation has named Leroy Robinson (pictured) the foundation's first director of major gifts and Robin Elmerick as not-for-profit sustainability officer. He previously served as the director of family and community engagement for the Indiana Department of Education.  

  • Jeremy Kranowitz

    KIB Appoints President & CEO

    Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has appointed Jeremy Kranowitz as president and chief operating officer. He previously founded and managed FurtherwithFood.org, where he built a public-private partnership among government agencies, major trade associations and environmental and hunger-relief nonprofits to collaborate and share their resources to combat food loss and waste.  

  • Karen Freeman-Wilson

    Gary Mayor to Lead Chicago Urban League

    When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson leaves office at the end of the year, she’ll be starting her next career in Chicago as head of the Chicago Urban League. Freeman-Wilson will assume the role of president and chief executive officer for the organization in January. 

  • Jen Edwards

    Junior Achievement Names Director

    Junior Achievement of Greater Lafayette has named Jen Edwards executive director. She most recently served in business development at the Russell Company in Lafayette. Edwards received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Indiana University.
  • Jeff Imel

    Red Cross Appoints Manager

    The American Red Cross has appointed Jeff Imel as Indiana region service to the armed forces and international services manager. He serves as founder and owner of First Five First Aid and is also an emergency medical services educator and author.

  • Kateri Whitley

    Mind Trust Names Communications Director

    The Mind Trust in Indianapolis has hired Kateri Whitley as director of communications. She most recently served as director of marketing and alumni outreach at Providence Cristo Rey High School. Whitley holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Xavier University.  
  • Renae Salyer

    Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber Names Director

    The Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce has named Renea Salyer executive director. She most recently served as project coordinator for Kosciusko Cares Youth Services. Salyer has also worked for the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce as vice president of member relations.

  • Brandi Davis Handy

    PLTW Names Senior VP

    Project Lead The Way in Indianapolis has named Brandi Davis-Handy senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer. She most recently served as vice president overseeing enterprise communications at OneAmerica Financial Partners. Davis-Handy has also led communications teams at AES United States, Indianapolis Power & Light Company and the American Cancer Society. 
  • Pam Dyer

    ICFW Names Executive Director

    The Indiana Conference for Women has named Pamela Dyar executive director. She previously served as advancement director of the Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre in Indianapolis. Prior to that, Dyar she spent six seasons serving as director of development at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Florida.  

  • Steve Borchers

    Wayne County Foundation Leader to Step Down

    The Wayne County Foundation has announced that current Executive Director Steve Borchers will step down at the end of the year. He has served the organization since 2005.  Board Chair Amy Noe Dudas is set to lead a search committee for his successor. The foundation says information about the search process and the requirements of the position will be posted on its website in the coming weeks.  
  • Bryce Carpenter

    Conexus Promotes Carpenter

    Conexus Indiana has promoted Bryce Carpenter to vice president of industry engagement. He joined the company three years ago as director of industry engagement. Prior to that, Carpenter spent over 10 years in business development, fundraising, marketing and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where he majored in government.
  • Allen Connelly

    American Legion Elects State Commander

    The American Legion has elected Allen Connelly Indiana state commander. He currently serves as post service officer as well as Hoosier Boys State and flag education chairman. Connelly is a 49-year member of LaGrange American Legion Post 215 in the fourth district where he has served in most all offices at the post level, including post commander in 1999-2000. 

  • Meg Magsamen

    Dairy Association Selects Manager

    American Dairy Association Indiana has named Meg Magsamen youth wellness program manager. She formerly served 14 years at the Indianapolis Zoo as special events & advertising manager. Prior to her time at the zoo, Magsamen spent several years at Walker Information as a project manager overseeing both national and international research programs. She is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a major in marketing.
  • Keith Carlson

    GCC Foundation Names Executive Director

    The GCC Foundation has selected Keith Carlson as executive director. He previously served 19 years as Pastor of Outreach and Multiplication at Grace Church. 
  • Connor O'Malia

    Indiana Sports Corp Adds Graphic Designer

    Indiana Sports Corp has added Connor O’Malia as a graphic design specialist. He previously served as senior designer at Section 127 in Indianapolis, where he worked on many projects that received national attention for the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.  

  • Catherine O'Connor

    Julian Center CEO Announces Retirement

    The Julian Center has announced Chief Executive Officer Catherine O’Connor plans to retire at the end of this year. She has served in this role since March 2014. The organization serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The board of directors has formed a search committee to help find O'Connor's replacement.

  • Stephen Kelly

    IN3 Selects President and CEO

    The Indiana Innovation Institute has named Stephen Kelly president and CEO. He most recently served as principal for Sugar River Technology Associates in Burlington, Vt.  Kelly also spent more than 25 years in various roles at Battelle, a research and development organization in Columbus, Ohio. While there, he served as corporate vice president and president of contract research.

  • Leslie Scott

    Girls, Inc. Names Development Officer

    Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has named Leslie Scott chief development officer. She most recently served in fund development for the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Scott also served as development director at the American Diabetes Association in the greater Southfield, Michigan area. She holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Wayne State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology. 

  • Holly Davis

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Hires VP

    The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance had added Holly M. Davis as its new Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Programs. Davis previously served as Executive Director of the Center for Women and Democracy and as Commissioner on the Marion County Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Davis holds degrees from Indiana University and Yale University. 

  • Leslie Montgomery

    Red Cross Promotes Montgomery

    The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has promoted Leslie Montgomery to regional disaster officer in Indiana. She has served the organization since 2014 and is currently the senior disaster program manager for the Michigan region. Montgomery is credited with developing disaster action team standards and procedures.
  • Paul Moses

    Purdue Research Foundation Promotes Moses

    The Purdue Research Foundation has promoted Paul Moses to assistant vice president of Purdue Research Parks and Business Development. He most recently served as director of business and economic development, where he attracted multiple new companies to the state including Inari, Solinftec and Saab. In his new role, Moses will lead management of the five Purdue Research Parks across the state of Indiana. 
  • Santhana Naidu

    Naidu Named Rotary District Director

    Santhana Naidu has been named 2019-20 district governor for Rotary International’s Southern Indiana District 6580. Naidu is the associate vice president and chief marketing officer at Indiana State University. In his new role, he will serve as liaison between Rotary International and the 32 clubs of Rotary’s Southern Indiana District.  

  • Melissa Roberts

    CICP Names Director of Engagement

    The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership has named Melissa Roberts its new director of engagement. She most recently served as chief of staff at Energy Systems Network. Roberts earned a B.A in Psychology and Spanish from Vanderbilt University.  

  • Kristin Craig

    Craig Begins Role As Chamber President

    Kristin Craig has started her role as Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce president. She is the first woman to ever lead the organization. Under Craig’s leadership as vice president, new community-wide initiatives were formed including West Central 2025 and work to establish West Central Indiana as a 21st Century Talent Region. She has been with the chamber since 2002.
  • Ashley Virden

    The Mind Trust Selects Fellow

    The Mind Trust has chosen Ashley Virden as education entrepreneur fellow. She co-founded Dubarry Determined, a neighborhood association that mobilized community members to get involved in a proactive manner. Virden also served as co-president of the Far Eastside Community Council and currently is co-chair of advocacy for the Indianapolis Urban League’s young professionals organization, The Exchange.
  • Devon Valencia

    CareSource Hires CIO

    CareSource has named Devon Valencia chief information officer. She most recently served in various roles at Blue Shield of California.
  • Malika Butler

    IMA Promotes Butler

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association has promoted Malika Butler to assistant vice president of governmental affairs. She has served the past year as government affairs & communications specialist.
  • Cindy Graham

    Goodwill's Graham Announces Retirement

    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana has announced Cindy Graham, vice president of marketing, will retire at the end of the year. She has served in that capacity since 1996. Prior to that, Graham operated her own full-service agency.
  • Joseph Myers

    DVN Hires Youth Program Coordinator

    The Domestic Violence Network has named Joseph Myers youth program coordinator. He most recently worked with Teach for America in both Indianapolis and on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in Todd County, S.D. Myers received his BA in English from Manchester University.
  • Jennifer Simerman

    Diocese Names Communications Secretary

    The Fort Wayne Catholic Diocese has appointed Jennifer Simerman as secretary for communications. She most recently served as marketing director for Commonwealth Engineers. Simerman has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of marketing, communications, multimedia and public relations for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
  • David-Schlenk

    Music for All Names Manager

    Music for All has announced David Schlenk as annual fund manager. He most recently worked at St. Richard's Episcopal School in a development role where he was responsible for assisting with data management, annual giving, strategic communications, technology and capital campaign strategies. Schlenk holds a degree from Butler University where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Arts Administration and Music degree.
  • Indiana Humanities Adds Coordinator

    Indiana Humanities has hired Kristen Gandenberger as communications coordinator. Gandenberger is a former intern at Indiana Humanities and represented the organization at public events and contributed online. She will be focusing on creating communication materials related to the organization's library initiatives. She holds a degree from the University of Indianapolis. 
  • Timmy Global Health Chooses Reich

    Indianapolis-based Timmy Global Health has selected Nick Reich as executive director. Reich most recently served as vice president of strategic partnerships for RecycleForce in Indy. Timmy is a nonprofit that aims to expand access to healthcare and "empower students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges," according to its website. 

  • Kendallville Chamber Hires Johnson

    The Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Kristen Johnson as director. She previously worked for Drug Free Noble County and United Way of Noble County.  
  • United Way Adds Director

    The United Way of Central Indiana has named Nate Lichti senior director of the basic needs fund. He previously served as a consultant for nonprofit organizations with IFF, a regional community development financial institution.  

  • WFAN Names Executive Director

    Women, Food and Agriculture Network has named Sherri Dugger executive director. She has worked extensively with family farmers as a journalist, fundraiser, advocate and strategic planner. Dugger founded the first women’s farmer chapter under the Indiana Farmers Union umbrella, a first in National Farmers Union history. 
  • Kokomo Chamber Names Director

    The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance has hired Elizabeth Kerns as manager of the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce. She previously acted as director of local chamber relations and events for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

  • AgriNovus Adds Director of Talent

    AgriNovus has hired Melissa Rekeweg as senior director of talent. She has previously served in multiple roles with the IN Department of Education as the Indiana FFA executive director and the director of secondary career and technical education. Melissa was also the deputy director of the IN Department of Agriculture.
  • The Nature Conservancy Promotes Clemens

    The Nature Conservancy's Indiana Chapter has promoted Larry Clemens to director. He joined the organization more than 26 years ago, playing a key role in developing and expanding its freshwater program that began along Fish Creek in Steuben and DeKalb Counties. For the past five years, Clemens has been TNC's director of its North America agriculture program, overseeing its groundbreaking soil health and nutrient strategies. 

  • Fort Wayne Trails Names Executive Director

    The Fort Wayne Trails Board of Directors has named Megan McClellan executive director of the organization. McClellan, who previously served as executive director for trails at the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation, will step into the new role June 3.   

  • CICF Adds To Team

    Central Indiana Community Foundation has appointed LaTasha Sturdivant (pictured) and Guadalupe Pimentel Solano to join its community leadership and effective philanthropy team. She most recently served as director of community initiatives for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.  

  • Hoosier Women Forward Appoints Executive Director

    Amy Levander has been named executive director of Hoosier Women Forward. She is executive director of governmental affairs and chair of Krieg DeVault’s governmental affairs and public advocacy practice. Formed in January 2018, Hoosier Women Forward is a political and civic leadership training program designed to empower Democratic women to become more active participants in politics and leaders in their communities.
  • United Way Hires Marketing VP

    United Way of Central Indiana has named Peter Hanscom vice president of marketing. He is currently president of Left Done Right Consulting and previously served as campaign manager for U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly. Hanscom will work to expand and strengthen the United Way presence in Marion, Morgan, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks and Hancock counties.
  • International Center Makes Staff Changes

    The International Center has hired Leslie Erlenbaugh (pictured) as international visitors program manager. She most recently served as the organization's academic advisor. The Center also added Carola Thomas (pictured) and Rosa Agatino as relocation specialists. Thomas has experience as a realtor and property manager. Agatino most recently worked with the International School of Indiana.

  • Cultural Trail Hires Manager

    Indianapolis Cultural Trail has named Ethan Hochstein its first horticulture manager. He most recently served as inside sales representative at Monrovia Plants in Dayton, Oregon.
  • Strada Names Executives

    Strada Education Network has named Amy Dunham senior vice president of marketing and communications and Danny Lopez senior vice president and chief of staff. Dunham is currently serving as managing director of strategic communications for the NCAA. Lopez has spent the last two years serving as deputy chief of staff to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

  • Connie Ralph

    Evansville Goodwill Industries Names President

    Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc. has promoted Connie Ralph to serve as president and chief executive officer. Ralph has worked for the organization for 27 years in various positions. She holds a master's degree from Southern Illinois University and completed the Executive Development Program through Goodwill Industries International. 
  • United Way Names Senior Director

    United Way of Central Indiana has appointed Alan Bacon as senior director of the social innovation fund, which is part of the organization's impact team. He most recently served as director of education at iLab.
  • Indiana Sports Corp Announces Staff Hire

    Indiana Sports Corp has added Sarah Myer as director of marketing and public relations. She has spent the last eight years at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Myer will be one of the leaders responsible for marketing, communications and brand management for Indiana Sports Corp. She most recently served as the vice president of marketing at the ISO.  
  • Bosma Enterprises Hires Chief Strategy Officer

    Bosma Enterprises has added Jay Geshay as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Geshay will be an active participant in making strategic decisions for Bosma Enterprises and the Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation, and will be responsible for developing and executing strategic initiatives for our company. He previously was director of Impact Indiana and was also a Senior Vice President at United Way of Central Indiana. 

  • Conexus Indiana Names Senior Director

    Conexus Indiana announced Mitch Landess as senior director of Industry 4.0. He joins the organization after 17 years at Rose-Hulman Ventures. 
  • Nick Duvall

    TeenWorks Names CEO

    TeenWorks has chosen Nick Duvall as its incoming chief executive officer. Duvall brings more than 11 years of experience in program and campaign management, fundraising and strategic communications to the organization, which empowers teens in Indianapolis and Muncie to achieve excellence in college, career and community. He most recently served Little Red Door Cancer Agency as chief advancement officer overseeing annual fundraising efforts. 

  • 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.

  • Casey Collins

    Beyond Monumental Promotes Collins

    Beyond Monumental, the 501(c)3 non-profit responsible for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, has promoted Casey Collins to Director of Operations & Community Outreach. Collins has worked for the organization since 2012, when he began as community outreach coordinator, before being promoted to community outreach manager. 

  • 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. 

  • Kiwanis International Hires Director of Operations

    Kiwanis International has hired Ginger Fontan as director of operations. Fontan has over 30 years experience in human resources management for the international volunteer service organization headquartered in Indianapolis. She most recently served as regional director of operations for the Center for Vein Restoration in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan. Fontan also served as human resources director for Decatur Vein Clinic. 

  • Ross Raifsnider

    Indy Chamber Adds Raifsnider

    The Indy Chamber has hired veteran sales executive Ross Raifsnider to bolster its efforts in membership growth and engagement as the vice president of Membership Sales for the organization. Raifsnider will lead a team dedicated to connecting employers of the Indianapolis Region to the resources they need to be successful through a network of nearly 2,000 member businesses and organizations.

  • Orion Bell

    CICOA Chief Executive Announces Departure

    Indianapolis-based CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has announced Chief Executive Officer Orion Bell will resign effective April 12. Bell has accepted the position of president and CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in Cleveland.  Bell's tenure has seen the annual budget double, and he says that serving as CEO of CICOA has been a high point in his career.

  • Jenni White

    Trinity Haven Hires First Employee

    Trinity Haven has named Jenni White executive director. She most recently served as vice president of mission impact at Coburn Place. White has also worked in various capacities with the Damien Center and Leadership Evansville. She is active with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Indianapolis Continuum of Care.

  • Kami Spicklemire

    Fairbanks Foundation Adds Spicklemire

    The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc. has hired Kami Spicklemire to its staff to help support the work of the Foundation across its three focus areas: Education, Health and the Vitality of Indianapolis.  Spicklemire will work as director of communications and will implement comprehensive communications and outreach strategy. She previously worked at the The Education Trust and the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. 

  • Mackenzie Poole and Heather Woock

    Hamilton County Community Foundation Adds to Staff

    Hamilton County Community Foundation has appointed Megan Meyer coordinator. Mackenzie Poole (pictured) has been promoted to community leadership officer. Also, Heather Woock (pictured) has been named effective philanthropy officer.

  • Amy Tobias, Jill Bennett

    IndyHumane Adds Three Staff Members

    IndyHumane has added three staff members to its development team. Amy Tobias is the first-ever chief development officer. Tobias has 20 years experience in nonprofit development, fundraising and staff management. She most recently served as vice president of development for Planned Parenthood. 

  • Sara Marshall

    The Mind Trust Hires Senior Director

    The Mind Trust has hired Sara Marshall as Senior Director of Talent. Marshall will ensure Indianapolis schools have access to implement strategies to recruit and retain teachers and leaders. She will also oversee work with Relay Graduate School of Education, and the development of Relay's Teaching Residency program. 

  • Kristin Craig

    Terre Haute Chamber Names First Female President

    The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has named Kristin Craig the new Chamber of Commerce President, effective July 1. Craig will become the first woman to be named president in the organization's 106-year history. She had previously served as the organization's vice president. Craig has worked win various capacities for the Chamber since 2002. She holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College.

  • Nathan Smurdon

    Nine13sports Promotes Strategy Officer

    Nine13sports has promoted current Business Development Director Nathan Smurdon, to chief partnership and strategy officer. He has been with the company for two years in his current role. Smurdon will continue to focus on business development and will also work with the board of directors in his new role. Smurdon previously worked for Visit Indy in various capacities.

  • Greg Fennig

    United Way of Central Indiana Names Chief Marketing Officer

    United Way of Central Indiana has named Greg Fennig chief marketing, communications and community relations officer. He is no stranger to community impact, as he brings more than 25 years of experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Fennig most recently served as vice president of public affairs for Indianapolis Power & Light Co. and prior to that, president and chief executive officer of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

  • Robert Seabrook

    Vincennes University Foundation Adds Data Analyst

    The Vincennes University Foundation has added Robert Seabrook as a data analyst. He previously served as office manager for Weston’s Lawn Equipment, as a help desk specialist with the AME Group, as IS technician/help desk coordinator for Beaufort Memorial Hospital, and as a software technician with Hilton Head High School.

  • Li Li Leung

    USA Gymnastics Appoints CEO

    USA Gymnastics has appointed Li Li Leung president and chief executive officer. She most recently served as a vice president at the National Basketball Association, where she was responsible for managing partnerships across the globe. Leung also worked with USA Basketball, which is the sport's governing body.

  • Walter Koch

    Evansville Goodwill CEO to Retire

    The president and chief executive officer of Evansville Goodwill Industries Inc. has announced his retirement. Our partners at WEHT-TV report Walter Koch will step down March 15 and be succeeded by Connie Ralph, who currently serves as vice president of human services for the organization. Koch is just the fifth president of Evansville Goodwill since its inception in 1935, according to the station.

  • Julie Goodman (photo courtesy of Linkedin)

    Arts Council Names CEO

    The Arts Council of Indianapolis has appointed Julie Goodman president and chief executive officer. She most recently served as senior vice president of marketing communications for the Indianapolis-based national nonprofit Strada Education Network. Goodman brings more than two decades of nonprofit, arts management, philanthropic, and corporate leadership experience to ACI.

  • James Powell Budden

    Health Foundation Names Program Manager

    James Powell Budden has joined The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis as program manager and compliance coordinator. In his new role, he will work closely with grantees to ensure they meet goals and objectives related to the foundation’s funding support. Budden has worked with aging populations, special needs individuals, and people living with HIV and AIDS.

  • Megan Bearry and Kelly Karrmann

    Eleven Fifty Academy Adds CFO, Director

    Eleven Fifty Academy has added Megan Bearry chief financial officer. She has more than 10 years experience in accounting and finance. Bearry previously served as director of finance for ClearObject. Also, Kelly Karrmann has been named director of marketing. She has worked for Delta Faucet Co. as a digital experience designer and is founder of Throwback Threads Clothing Co.

  • Avachino Reeves

    Boys & Girls Clubs Hires Director

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis has hired Avachino Reeves as director of development and marketing. He most recently served as public relations account supervisor at Brandy Carroll Hellige, where he oversaw public relations, media relations, social media and brand management for McDonald’s. Reeves also previously worked at Front Street: Advertising, Branding and Consulting.

  • Chris Martz

    Kiwanis International Promotes Martz to Director

    Chris Martz has been promoted to director of membership and education at Kiwanis International. He has worked for the organization for 10 years in various roles supporting communications, membership, innovation and collegiate programming. For the past 19 years, Martz has worked in the nonprofit world, predominately in the areas of communication and management. He joined the Kiwanis staff in January 2010.

  • Jeff Mittman

    Bosma Enterprises Names New CEO

    Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises has selected Master Sgt. (Ret.) Jeffrey Mittman as its next chief executive officer. Mittman, who currently serves as chief operating officer of the organization, will begin his new role in August and become the first CEO in the organization's 100-year history who is blind. Mittman lost his vision while on active military duty for the U.S. Army in Iraq.

  • Philip McCandies

    CIFI Appoints Development Officer

    The Community Investment Fund of Indiana has appointed Philip McCandies regional business development officer in Lake County. He is a PhD. candidate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. McCandies is a graduate of the College of Charleston, South Carolina and is a former professional basketball player in Europe.

  • Glennda McGann

    The International Center Adds Director

    The International Center has added Glennda McGann as development and engagement director. She previously served as assistant dean for development and external affairs at Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI. McGann also has experience in not-for-profit hospital system philanthropy.

  • Britt Griffin

    Damar Adds to Leadership Team, Makes Promotions

    Damar Services has promoted Erin Crick to chief administrator of children’s residential services; Paul Dennison to finance director and Donnie McCoy to director of facilities and assets. Also, Britt Griffin (pictured) has been hired as vice president of human resources and Adrienne Reed as director of community-based services.

  • Ian Bryant

    CEDIA Names Industry Vet Senior Director

    Fishers-based CEDIA has named Ian Bryant senior director of technology application and innovation. A veteran of more than two decades in custom AV and integration, Bryant most recently ran the Indianapolis office of Detroit-based ZenArray.

  • Brenda Gerber Vincent

    Greater Fort Wayne Appoints VP

    Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has appointed Brenda Gerber Vincent vice president of community and corporate impact. In this new role, she will manage investor services, signature programs like Leadership Fort Wayne, advocacy efforts and communications. Gerber Vincent most recently served as chief development officer for Lasting Change, a Fort Wayne nonprofit.

  • Paige Sharp

    The Indiana Arts Commission Promotes Sharp

    The Indiana Arts Commission has promoted Paige Sharp to deputy director of programs. She joined the agency in 2013 as grants and information technology manager. Sharp most recently served as program director.
  • Jenni Browning

    Browning Promoted to Dairy Association CEO

    Jenni Browning has been named chief executive officer of American Dairy Association Indiana Inc. A 10-year ADAI veteran, she previously served as senior director of communications and wellness and director of communications. She succeeds Deb Evans Osza, who retired at the end of 2018, after more than 40 years with the dairy association.

  • Chris Watts

    New Leader For Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute

    The Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute has selected Chris Watts as its next president. Watts, a public affairs veteran in Indianapolis, succeeds John Ketzenberger, who stepped down from the position in June. Watts is a former vice president of research and communications for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. He also served as a special assistant to former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith in the late 1990s.

  • YMCA of Kokomo Names New CEO

    The YMCA of Kokomo has named its first-ever female chief executive officer. Kokomo native Trish Severns will be the first woman to serve in the position in the 140-year history of the Kokomo YMCA. She will oversee all operations, including membership, fundraising and strategic planning.  Severns previously served as chief operating officer and youth and family program director.

  • Regina Hamman and Stacy Waters

    Literacy Center Makes Appointments

    The Literacy Center has appointed Regina Hamman executive director. She will be responsible for expanding the center's services and oversight of all operations. Also, Stacy Waters has been promoted to director of education services. She previously served as education coordinator.

  • Matt Browning and Dixie Platt

    Indiana Hospital Association Names VPs

    The Indiana Hospital Association has named Matt Browning vice president of data and member solutions. He previously served as executive director of strategic programming at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Also, Dixie Platt joined the association as vice president of communications and federal relations.

  • Elba and Gene Portteus Foundation Appoints Treasurer

    The Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation Inc. has filled its last open post on its board of directors. Alison Betts has been named Treasurer. Betts currently serves as treasury operations manager for Anthem, Inc. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Ball State University. 

  • Joni Schmalzried

    AWS Foundation Hires Chief Program Officer

    Fort Wayne-based AWS Foundation has hired Joni Schmalzried as chief program officer. She will oversee all grant making activities and programs that advance the organization's mission. Schmalzried most recently worked with the Center on Community Living and Careers at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and has spent more than 30 years in the field of special education.

  • Onias Taruwinga Muza

    Tangram Names New CEO

    Indianapolis-based Tangram has named Onias Taruwinga Muza president and chief executive officer. He has spent his nearly 20-year career in the field of business management, serving as president and CEO of several nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Muza most recently served as CEO of the Ubuntu Factor.

  • Jennifer Hayes

    Beaman Home Names Executive Director

    The Beaman Home has named Jennifer Hayes executive director. She has a strong nonprofit background and has lived in Kosciusko County for more than 20 years. Hayes recently completed her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University. She holds a Master of Management degree and an undergraduate degree in Human Resources.

  • Ashley Harris

    Christel House International Promotes Harris

    Ashley Harris has been promoted to manager of corporate engagement and events for Christel House International. She most recently served as development assistant and event coordinator.

  • Timothy Weir

    Aurora Inc. Appoints Executive Director

    Evansville-based homeless housing solutions agency Aurora Inc. has appointed Timothy Weir executive director. He will lead the organization, succeeding program director Susan Steinkamp, who served as interim executive director since October 2018.

  • Tifini McClyde

    Damar Announces Promotions

    Damar Services has promoted the following staff members: Tifini McClyde (pictured), chief human resources officer; Jenny Peters-Reece, chief strategy officer; Elaine Showalter, chief financial officer and Sam Moya, vice president of children’s residential services.

  • Steve Gilliland

    Harrison County Community Foundation CEO to Retire

    Steve Gilliland has announced he will be retiring as chief executive officer of the Harrison County Community Foundation, following his 20th anniversary with the organization. He was hired as the foundation’s first employee on March 1, 1999.

  • David Horth

    IndyHumane Names Horth CEO

    The Humane Society of Indianapolis has named David Horth chief executive officer. He has served in various volunteer capacities for IndyHumane for almost 17 years, including interim CEO and chairman of the board. Horth has held volunteer leadership positions in numerous other civic organizations, including serving as president of The Penrod Society, board chair and advisory board member for Indianapolis Animal Care Services and board member for the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

  • Tamara Winfrey-Harris and Rob MacPherson

    CICF Staff Restructuring Aims to 'Increase Effectiveness'

    The Central Indiana Community Foundation says it has restructured its staff in an effort to better execute its mission. The Indianapolis-based organization says the transition will set the stage for its new five-year strategic plan, the full details will be announced in April. Among the changes is a new department of community leadership and effective philanthropy. The organization says the department, which will be led by Vice President Tamara Winfrey-Harris (pictured).

  • Ben Wildavsky

    Strada Names Senior VP

    Indianapolis-based Strada Education Network has named Ben Wildavsky senior vice president for national engagement. He brings three decades of experience as an award-winning writer and respected researcher. Wildavsky previously served as senior fellow and executive director of The College Board Policy Center.

  • Ellen Winking

    Girl Scouts Promotes Winking to VP

    Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has promoted Ellen Winking to vice president of membership. She joined the organization in 2004 and has served in various departments throughout the council including membership, product sales and program/camp.

  • Derrick Stewart

    Indy YMCA Names CEO

    The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has named Derrick Stewart president and chief executive officer, effective February 4. He will succeed Eric Ellsworth who will step down on February 1, after serving in the position for 13 years. Stewart has served as CEO at the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana for 10 years.

  • Sara VanSlambrook

    United Way Promotes VanSlambrook

    United Way of Central Indiana has promoted Sara VanSlambrook to chief impact officer. She joined the organization in 2016 as director of Great Families 2020, the initiative aimed at integrating education and employment services to help stabilize and improve the lives of struggling families in five Indianapolis neighborhoods.

  • Amber Maze

    JFGI Hires Holocaust Education Coordinator

    Amber Maze has been hired as Holocaust education and program coordinator for the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. This full-time position is shared in equal partnership with the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Maze is responsible for overseeing Holocaust education for the Indianapolis Jewish community and providing Holocaust education resources and programming to students, teachers and the general community in central Indiana.

  • John Urbahns

    Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Names CEO

    The board of directors for Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has selected John Urbahns as the organization's next chief executive officer. Urbahns, who has served as executive vice president of economic development for GFW Inc., will begin his new role at the beginning of the year. Urbahns succeeds Eric Doden, who announced in May he was leaving the organization to focus on his ventures in the private sector.

  • Paul St. Angelo

    Music For All Hires VP

    Music for All has hired Paul St. Angelo as vice president of advancement. He previously held positions with the Children’s Home Foundation, the International School of Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College, Culver Educational Foundation, the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Marian University and began his career in the nationwide United Way system.

  • HBA of Fort Wayne Appoints Services Director

    The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne Inc. has appointed Lyndsi Isajczuk services director. She will be responsible for coordinating the association’s financial management system, providing administrative support for the association, assisting to execute programs and events, and preparing and distributing membership publications.

  • Judith Thomas

    Madam Walker Legacy Center Names President

    The Madam Walker Legacy Center has appointed Judith Thomas president. She most recently served as director of convention services for Visit Indy.

  • Anitra Myrick and Hillary McCarley

    JCC Hires Three

    The JCC of Indianapolis has hired Anitra Myrick (pictured) as chief financial officer. Hillary McCarley (pictured) has been named director of development. Also, Kelsey Eberle has been hired as cultural arts coordinator.

  • Beth Slusher and Juliana Lee

    Give A Note Foundation Makes Appointments

    The Give A Note Foundation, which is now independent after seven years under the direction of the National Association for Music Education, has announced two new leadership appointments. Music industry executive Beth Slusher has been appointed chief executive officer. Also, Juliana Lee has been named strategic development director to further grow the organization and expand its financial reach.

  • Stephen Kozey

    MISO's Stephen Kozey to Retire

    Stephen Kozey, MISO’s senior vice president and corporate secretary, has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the year. He leaves a nearly 19-year mark at MISO, retiring as the RTO’s sixth most-tenured employee. In addition to corporate secretary, Kozey most recently served as chief compliance officer for the organization. Kozey previously served as chief legal officer until 2016, after founding the MISO Legal Department in 2000.

  • Holly Edmond

    Holly’s House Hires Executive Director

    Evansville-based Holly’s House, a child and adult victim non-residential advocacy center, has hired Holly Edmond as executive director. Before coming to Holly’s House, Edmond was employed as a project manager at BWX Technologies where she was responsible for maintaining multi-million dollar budgets, managing a cross-functional team while working with the U.S. Navy during a U.S. Department of Defense highest priority program.

  • Mautrice Meriweather

    NFHS Promotes Meriweather to Chief Talent Officer

    The National Federation of State High School Associations has promoted Mautrice Meriweather to chief talent officer. She has been with the organization for 18 years. Meriweather most recently served as manager of executive affairs and staff relations. She has been responsible for the onboarding process for all new employees, directing professional development opportunities for staff members and assisting the legal department staff.

  • Chelsea Haring-Cozzi

    CHIP Names New Executive Director

    Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention has named Chelsea Haring-Cozzi executive director. She will officially assume her duties on November 26 and will succeed Alan Witchey. Haring-Cozzi most recently served as senior manager of strategic initiatives at United Way of Central Indiana.

  • Jeff Fettig

    Fettig Named IU Kelley Poling Chair

    Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has named Jeff Fettig its Poling Chair of Business and Government. Fettig is chairman of the board of Whirlpool Corp. and non-employee executive chairman of DowDuPont Inc. He will serve as a leader-in-residence and visit the Kelley School in Bloomington and Indianapolis during the fall and spring semesters to work with students and faculty members.

  • Blake Johnson

    Councilor Tapped to Lead IndyHub

    The board of directors for IndyHub has selected Blake Johnson as its new president. Johnson, a member of the Indianapolis City-County Council, succeeds Molly Chavers, who announced she was leaving IndyHub in June. Johnson previously served as vice president of strategy for advocacy and communications at Complete College America, a national nonprofit.

  • Thomas Benoist

    Boys & Girls Clubs Names Manager

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis has named Thomas Benoist annual fund manager. He most recently served as development specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association. Benoist will be responsible for fundraising, donor stewardship and corporate engagement.

  • Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Picks New Leader

    The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance has named Claudia Cummings its next president and chief executive officer. She currently serves as vice president of strategic development at Conexus Indiana. Cummings will succeed Marissa Manlove, who announced her retirement after 12 years at the organization.

  • Indiana Humanities Hires Office Manager

    Indiana Humanities has hired Betty Caballero as a new office manager/executive assistant. Caballero has more than 20 years of experience in the legal, mortgage and technology sectors. She most recently worked for Fusion Alliance. Caballero holds an executive and legal secretary studies degree from the Bradford School of Business. 

  • United Way Announces Community Impact VP

    United Way of Central Indiana has promoted Sara VanSlambrook to vice president of community impact. She most recently served as senior director of strategic initiatives, where she led initiatives around education, financial stability and two-generation approaches to combat poverty. 

  • Arc of Indiana Appoints Public Policy Director

    The Arc of Indiana has hired Hannah Carlock as director of public policy. She previously served as communications director for Hathaway Strategies and press secretary for the Indiana House of Representatives.

  • Missy Modesitt

    BY5 Early Childhood Names Executive Director

    Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative Inc. has named Missy Modesitt executive director. She most recently served in a similar role for more than eight years at the New Castle Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Mindi Goodpaster

    United Way Names VP of Public Policy

    United Way of Central Indiana has named Mindi Goodpaster vice president of public policy. She will lead the organization's work to advocate for public policies that help eliminate barriers to education, financial stability, health and basic needs in our community. Goodpaster previously served as director of public policy and advocacy for the Marion County Commission on Youth.

  • Christel DeHaan (Image courtesy Christel House.)

    Christel DeHaan to Retire as Christel House CEO

    One of the biggest names in philanthropy in Indiana is announcing her retirement. Christel House International Chief Executive Officer Christel DeHaan will remain board chair, but leave as CEO of the nonprofit she founded 20 years ago. The organization has named former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson to be her successor.

  • Jessica Armstrong and Kate Miller

    Simon Youth Foundation Hires Three

    Simon Youth Foundation has named Jessica Armstrong director of finance. She most recently served as chief financial officer for a local nonprofit in Indianapolis. Kate Miller has been hired as assistant director of advancement. She previously  managed annual advancement programs for a national youth leadership organization. Also, Molly Linehan has been named communications associate.

  • Craig Mince

    Athenaeum Foundation Names President

    The Athenaeum Foundation in Indianapolis has a new president. Craig Mince, who previously served as director of the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum, will begin his new role in November. Mince succeeds Cassie Stockamp, who announced in June she would step down to pursue philanthropic opportunities throughout the world.

  • Erin Albert

    ASCP Names Senior Director of Education

    Erin Albert has joined the American Society for Consultant Pharmacists as its senior director of education. She has worked in a wide variety of pharmacy settings and has been a champion for the profession for more than 20 years. Her resume includes founding two companies of her own and founding a podcast under the Pharmacy Podcast Network umbrella titled ‘Pharming Your Career.’

  • The Center For Leadership Excellence Names President

    The Center For Leadership Excellence has appointed Jessica Gendron president. She most recently served as chief executive officer of Phired Up, TechniPhi & Innova. Prior to her role as CEO, Gendron served as vice president and director of women’s education at Phired Up Productions.

  • Leela Breithaupt

    IndyBaroque Music Appoints CEO

    IndyBaroque Music Inc., the parent organization of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and IndyBaroque Chamber Players, has appointed Leela Breithaupt president and chief executive officer. She has served as interim executive director and board president for nearly two years, in addition to performing Baroque flute with the orchestra for eight years and serving as chair of the artistic committee.

  • Patti Stauffer

    APPE Appoints Executive Director

    Patti Stauffer has been appointed executive director of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1991 and dedicated to advancing scholarship, education and practice in practical and professional ethics. She brings 25 years of leadership in the nonprofit sector, most recently serving as vice president for policy, strategy and compliance for a multi-state, nonprofit health care organization.

  • Suahil Housholder

    Youth Opportunity Center Names Controller

    The Youth Opportunity Center has named Suahil Housholder controller for the Muncie-based youth treatment facility. She has more than 20 years of experience working with finances and accounting in a business setting. Housholder has acted as a director and supervisor of books and budgets for a variety of companies, industries and projects.

  • Cassandra Hustedt

    The International Center Adds to Team

    The International Center has named Cassandra Hustedt marketing and communications associate. She most recently served as creative director and business manager for Brainstorm Escapes in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Stacy Cachules

    Central Indiana Land Trust Promotes Cachules

    Stacy Cachules has been promoted to associate director of the Central Indiana Land Trust. She most recently served as operations director. Cachules has been with the nonprofit since 2011.

  • Patrice Dawson

    Junior League of Indianapolis Names President-Elect

    The Junior League of Indianapolis has named Patrice Dawson president-elect. She joined the JLI in 2014 after transferring from North Carolina, where she had been a member of the Junior League of Greensboro. In her four years as a JLI member, Dawson has served as a placement chair, Partners Advancing Students Success chair, director at large and a delegate for the Association of Junior Leagues International’s bi-annual conference, the Organizational Development Institute.

  • Andrea Angel

    ISU Names Foundation CEO

    Indiana State University has selected Andrea Angel as chief executive officer of the ISU Foundation. Angel, who previously served as associate vice chancellor for alumni and development at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, will also serve as vice president of university advancement at ISU. The university says, in her new role, Angel will lead a team of more than 30 staff across four units.

  • Sandy Bryant-Willis and Sam Elmore

    Indiana Sports Corp. Hires Two

    Indiana Sports Corp has named Sandy Bryant-Willis chief talent officer. She spent the last 15 years at Eli Lilly and Co. Also, Sam Elmore has been hired as business development manager. He previously worked for Pacers Sports and Entertainment in several sales roles since 2008.

  • Carol Sergi

    HCEDC Hires Marketing Director

    The Hamilton County Economic Development Corp. has named Carol Sergi marketing director. This new role will be responsible for developing integrated marketing, web content and promotional strategies to position Hamilton County as “a great place to work, learn, live and invest.” For the past five years, Sergi has been director of marketing for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.

  • David Broecker

    Purdue Research Foundation Names Chief Innovation Officer

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and Purdue Research Foundation President Brian Edelman have appointed David Broecker as the foundation’s chief innovation and collaboration officer. He has a long history of industry and entrepreneurial experience at Fortune 500 and startup medical device and biotechnology companies in Indianapolis and the Boston area.

  • Jay McNaught

    Starfish Initiative Names VP

    Starfish Initiative has named Jay McNaught vice president of mentor development. Most recently, he worked for HARMAN as director of global learning and development. During his career, McNaught also worked for Walmart Corp., Zoetis, Pfizer, Duke Energy and Cinergy. He has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of training coaching, and leadership development.

  • Glenn Amos and Sara Adams

    500 Festival Announces Promotions, Staff Changes

    The 500 Festival has promoted: Glenn Amos (pictured) to program and event director and Sara Adams (pictured) to senior program and event manager. Also, Erika Miller has transitioned to the role of coordinator – registrations, ticket sales and customer service.

  • Deb Hallberg

    Pass The Torch For Women Foundation Hires CEO

    Pass the Torch for Women Foundation has named Deb Hallberg chief executive officer. She has more than 15 years experience in business development and has dedicated much of her career to Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis.

  • Kit Werbe

    Gene B. Glick Co. Names Director

    Kit Werbe has joined the Gene B. Glick Co. and Glick Philanthropies as director of communications. She brings more than 15 years of experience in corporate communications, influencer relations, public affairs and journalism to the role. Werbe is a graduate of Indiana University, where she studied journalism and political science.

  • Lisa Jordan and BeLinda Georgeff

    Family & Youth Services Bureau Details CEO Transition

    The Valparaiso-based Family & Youth Services Bureau has announced its next chief executive officer. Lisa Jordan, who has served in the role for 23 years, will retire at year's end. Current Vice President BeLinda Georgeff will be Jordan's successor. Georgeff has been with the Porter County organization for eight years.

  • Rachel Blunier

    Damar Adds Marketing Specialist

    Damar Services Inc. has named Rachel Blunier marketing specialist. She previously served as community relations and marketing coordinator at The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park, Illinois.

  • Meredith Howell

    Visually Impaired Preschool Services Names Director

    Visually Impaired Preschool Services has promoted Meredith Howell to regional director. She replaces Annie Hughes who retires from VIPS at the end of August. She will be responsible for overseeing the development and expansion of the VIPS Indiana office. Howell previously served as assistant director and was instrumental in advocating at the Statehouse to expand early intervention services for babies and toddlers with blindness/low vision.

  • Elizabeth Paxton

    Tangram Names Interim CEO

    Indianapolis-based Tangram has selected Elizabeth Paxton as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization says Paxton, who most recently served as chief nursing officer for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, will use her new role to continue progress toward supporting people with disabilities. Tangram provides employment support for people with disabilities.

  • Tedd Grain

    LISC Names Executive Director

    The Local Initiatives Support Corp. in Indianapolis has announced Tedd Grain as its next executive director. Grain, who has served in the role on an interim basis since March, succeeds William Taft, who was promoted to senior vice president of economic development for the LISC national office. Grain joined LISC Indianapolis in 2009 as a program office and later became deputy director.

  • Jay Buckmaster

    Crossroads YMCA Hires New Leader

    Crossroads YMCA has appointed Jay Buckmaster as chief executive officer. Crossroads covers branches in Crown Point, Griffith, Hammond and Whiting. Buckmaster has over 20 years experience with the YMCA. He most recently served as CEO/President of Grand Traverse Bay YMCA in Michigan since 2014. He previously held leadership positions at the Tampa Metro YMCA and Greater Wichita YMCA.

  • Lou Moneymaker

    Longtime Bosma Enterprises Chief Details Retirement

    After 17 years as chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises, Lou Moneymaker has announced retirement plans. His last day leading the nonprofit that works to help Hoosiers who are blind or visually-impaired will be July 31. Prior to arriving at Bosma, Moneymaker spent 32 years in roles ranging from teacher to coach to dean of students at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Indianapolis.

  • Melissa Roberts and Paige Geer

    Energy Systems Network Makes Appointments

    Energy Systems Network, a nonprofit initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership focused on advancing the energy technology and mobility sectors, has added Matt Peak as director of mobility. Tim O’Hara has been named director of grid and infrastructure. Melissa Roberts (pictured) has been promoted to chief of staff. Also, Paige Geer (pictured) has been named communications specialist.

  • Ashley Harris and Lori Norris

    Christel House International Adds to Team

    Christel House International has named Ashley Harris development assistant and event coordinator. She previously served as marketing/promotions director for Emmis Communications – WIBC. Also, Lori Norris has been appointed fundraising consultant for the Passport to Prosperity event.

  • Pitt Thompson

    Christamore House CEO to Retire

    Pitt Thompson has announced plans to retire as chief executive officer of the Christamore House. Before taking on the leadership role at the organization in 2016, he served as vice president of operations for IU Health and vice president of business development for a Michigan-based security firm.

  • Alan Witchey

    The Damien Center Welcomes New CEO

    The Damien Center has appointed Alan Witchey president and chief executive officer. His appointment reflects The Damien Center’s commitment to continued growth and the empowerment of people affected by HIV/AIDS. Witchey brings more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management to The Damien Center. Most recently, he served as executive director for the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis.

  • Malika Butler

    Indiana Manufacturers Association Adds to Staff

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association, the long-time advocate for small and large manufacturers throughout Indiana, has named Malika Butler government affairs and communications specialist. She has varied experience in the governmental affairs field. Butler previously served as manager of political affairs at the Indy Chamber of Commerce and as a government affairs associate with Gubera Public Affairs LLC.

  • Julie Rhodes and  Brianna Dines

    Reconnecting to Our Waterways Adds to Team

    Reconnecting to Our Waterways, a collective impact initiative that works to improve Indianapolis’s waterways, has named Julie Rhodes collective impact director. She joins the group with nearly 30 years of experience in advancing sustainability, waste reduction, water and air quality, green space development, environmental justice and more. Also, the organization has added Brianna Dines as waterways & communications coordinator.

  • Brian Long

    IARC Announces New Executive Director

    The group that represents 15 regional planning organizations throughout the state has a new executive director. Brian Long joins the Indiana Association of Regional Councils after a more than 40-year career that includes positions with the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, H. J. Umbaugh and Associates and multiple bond underwriters.

  • Eric Ellsworth

    YMCA CEO Announces Retirement

    Eric Ellsworth, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, has announced plans to retire at the end of the year. The 63-year-old has served as CEO for nearly 13 years and has been with the YMCA throughout his career of 42 years. Upon his retirement, the number of YMCAs in the Indianapolis area will have doubled from six to 12 during his tenure, and a campaign to build a Y in Westfield began earlier this year.

  • Kim Graham Lee

    IWL Appoints New CEO

    Integrating Women Leaders Foundation has appointed Kim Graham Lee chief executive officer. The announcement comes ahead of the organization’s ninth annual IWL Women’s Leadership Conference taking place August 28. As a key contributor to the growth of IWL since 2011, Graham Lee is transitioning from long-standing IWL board member to the role of CEO. In addition to time spent as a board member, she has also served as a conference chair and emcee for events.

  • Cindy Cavanaugh

    Cavanaugh Promoted to VP of The Excel Centers

    Goodwill LEADS Inc. has promoted Cindy Cavanaugh to vice president for The Excel Centers. She previously served as director of the Hammond Excel Center.  Her background includes 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.

  • Jeffrey Mittman and Lise Pace

    Bosma Enterprises Makes Hire, Promotion

    Bosma Enterprises has named Master Sgt. (Ret.) Jeffrey Mittman chief operating officer. He previously held positions at the Defense Finance and Accounting Services and National Industries for the Blind leveraging. Mittman served for 21 years in the United States Army, including four combat tours. Also, Lise Pace has been promoted to vice president of marketing and advocacy. She started with the organization as a volunteer in 2008.

  • Jill Gordon

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Names Director of Learning

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, a statewide network of grantmakers working to advance effective philanthropy, has appointed Jill Gordon director of learning. Since 2011, she has served as program director for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana, a signature program of IPA. In that role, Gordon directed and led content-rich programs, workshops, and multi-day conferences with local, state, and national audiences.

  • Andrea Cowley

    PUP Hires Executive Director

    People for Urban Progress has named Andrea Cowley executive director. She will succeed Michael Bricker. Cowley most recently served as associate director of Dress for Success Indianapolis. She will be tackling PUP’s ongoing initiatives including the Central State Connectivity Plan, IUPUI redwood reuse, workforce development training, the Daylight series, and resource re-purposing.

  • Tina Seymour and Jordan Johnson

    The Mind Trust Hires Two

    The Mind Trust has hired Tina Seymour as senior director of school support and Jordan Johnson as manager of school support. Seymour has more than 20 years of experience in education and served as head of school of Northview Middle School, a nationally-recognized International Baccalaureate World School. In 2014, she became founder and president of Strategic Learning Solutions. Johnson previously served as a legislative fellow with the Indiana State Board of Education.

  • Jennifer McCloud

    Starfish Initiative Appoints VP

    Indianapolis-based Starfish Initiative has appointed Jennifer McCloud vice president of development and marketing. She most recently served as director of university relations and communications for Martin University.

  • NIIC President Joins Ball State Board

    Karl LaPan has joined the Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board. He is president and chief executive officer of The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center. The Center has been ranked as one of the most recognized entrepreneurship programs in the country. LaPan holds a B.S. degree from Franklin Pierce College.

  • Ketzenberger Joins Nature Conservancy

    The Nature Conservancy in Indiana has named John Ketzenberger its new director of government relations. He has served as president of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute for the past nine years.  Ketzenberger has also been a regular on WFYI-TV’s Indiana Week in Review for the last 23 years.

  • Marissa Manlove

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance CEO to Retire

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance President and CEO Marissa Manlove  plans to retire at the end of the year after 12 years leading the organization. The organization says she leaves the IPA in a strong financial position and with the most members in its 28-year history. Manlove spent almost 30 years with Indianapolis-based nonprofit Noble. Manlove spent almost 30 years with Indianapolis-based nonprofit Noble.