• (photo courtesy of Hopebridge)

    Demand Drives Hopebridge Expansions

    Indianapolis-based Hopebridge LLC is continuing its growth efforts in Indiana. The behavioral health services provider has announced plans to expand with two locations in Fishers and Columbus, which are expected to open this summer and create more than 110 jobs. The new locations will bring the company's pediatric autism therapy network in Indiana to 17, with more than 20 additional locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Georgia. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

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    Indiana, Manitoba Continue Ag Collaboration Talks

    Indiana agriculture officials are continuing to strengthen the state's relationship with Canada. The state last week hosted a delegation from Manitoba which spent several days visiting the Purdue University College of Agriculture, the Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center and Purdue Foundry. The visit was a follow-up to a trip to Manitoba by an Indiana delegation led by Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler...

  • Abatements Sought For Indy Apartment Projects

    Indianapolis-based TWG Development Inc. is seeking tax abatements for two residential projects in the city. The real estate development company is looking to invest a total of nearly $32 million in the projects, which include the redevelopment of a former Indianapolis Public Schools maintenance facility. According to documents filed with the city, TWG plans to acquire the IPS facility and several adjacent properties near 16th Street just northeast of downtown Indy. The company says...

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    Attorney General Facing Civil Lawsuit

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is facing a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by four women who have accused him of inappropriately touching them during a party. Our partners at WTHR-TV report the lawsuit includes claims of unlawful sexual harassment, employee discrimination and retaliation, among others. Both Hill and the state of Indiana are listed as defendants in the suit. The plaintiffs allege Hill groped them last year at an Indianapolis bar during a gathering to mark the...

  • Community Foundation Launches Women and Girls’ Study

    The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has launched its Women and Girls’ Study of Greater Fort Wayne. The study aims to identify which key areas would benefit most from a Women’s Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. 

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    Design for Fourth Street Garage Presented to Commission

    The design for the new Fourth Street Garage has been presented to the Redevelopment Commissioning Bloomington, who are funding the project. The final design is slated to be discussed for approval to the Plan Commission July 8, following public comments. 

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    FWCS Board Seeks Help in Superintendent Search

    Fort Wayne Community Schools board members are slated to begin training on conducting a search process for a new superintendent this week. Our partners at WPTA-TV report the board is hiring an outside consultant to assist with training. 

  • NSF Awards $700K to Purdue Company

    A Purdue University-affiliated company has received a National Science Foundation grant for more than $700,000. Vibronix Inc. received the Small Business Innovation Research grant to support its breast cancer tumor locating technology called AcouStar.  

  • Photo of Gary City Hall courtesy of the City of Gary

    Gary to Hold Job Fair for Residents

    The City of Gary and the Gary Re-Entry Coalition have partnered to hold a job fair for Gary residents on Wednesday. City officials expect more than 39 employers to participate in the job fair. The annual event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gary SouthShore RailCats Stadium. 

  • Heliponix CEO Scott Massey makes his pitch to the judges in Evansville. (photo courtesy of Heliponix)

    Hoosier Startups Win Evansville Pitch Competition

    Two Indiana startups took home prizes last week at the Venture Club of Indiana's regional pitch competition in Evansville. The winners were selected out of five companies that gave pitches and will move on to the statewide Innovation Showcase competition in August.

  • Tech

    • Heliponix CEO Scott Massey makes his pitch to the judges in Evansville. (photo courtesy of Heliponix)

      Hoosier Startups Win Evansville Pitch Competition

      Two Indiana startups took home prizes last week at the Venture Club of Indiana's regional pitch competition in Evansville. The winners were selected out of five companies that gave pitches and will move on to the statewide Innovation Showcase competition in August.

    • Jones talked about the new offering on this weekend's edition of Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick.

      Academy Targets ‘Red Hot’ Cyber Job Market

      The founder of Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy believes two new course offerings can help fill a growing cybersecurity job market in Indiana and he plans on rolling out the curriculum in markets statewide.  Scott Jones says the full and part-time courses, which feature a “cyber range” to give students hands on experience, are the first of their kind in Indiana. "We teach it in twelve weeks and you come out with two industry certifications that virtually...

    • The University of Notre Dame is one of the Indiana representatives on the list. (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

      Hoosier Companies Among 'Best Places to Work in IT'

      Three Indiana organizations are included in Computerworld's 2019 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT. The ranking, which splits the companies among large, medium, and small organizations, is based on company and employee surveys, as well as factors such as benefits, career development and retention.

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  • Education

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      UIndy and Ivy Tech Enter Credit Transfer Agreement

      The University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College have signed a credit transfer agreement to make it easier for students to earn a bachelor's degree. Students will be able to freely move from the Associate of Science in Business Administration curriculum at Ivy Tech to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration accelerated adult program at the University of Indianapolis.

    • Jones talked about the new offering on this weekend's edition of Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick.

      Academy Targets ‘Red Hot’ Cyber Job Market

      The founder of Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy believes two new course offerings can help fill a growing cybersecurity job market in Indiana and he plans on rolling out the curriculum in markets statewide.  Scott Jones says the full and part-time courses, which feature a “cyber range” to give students hands on experience, are the first of their kind in Indiana. "We teach it in twelve weeks and you come out with two industry certifications that virtually...

    • Jason Beutler (left) is the co-founder and president of EduSource.

      Education Groups Partner on Tech Apprenticeships

      Indianapolis-based EduSource and Crossroads Education are teaming up in an effort to fill the talent pipeline in Indiana's tech sector. EduSource has acquired an DEVshop apprenticeship program from Crossroads, which it says makes it the only Indy company offering an apprenticeship approach to training Indiana residents to work in software and data analytics fields. As a result of the deal, Crossroads founder Kevin Berkopes has joined EduSource as co-owner and chief scientific officer....

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

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      PUMA to Open Distribution Center in Whitestown

      Massachusetts-based PUMA North America Inc. is planning to establish operations in Boone County. The company is looking to invest $40 million to lease and equip a more than 635,000-square-foot building in the Whitestown Business Park and create up to 90 jobs.

    • Blue Buffalo makes natural cat and dog food and treats, which are sold nationwide.

      Blue Buffalo to Open $200M Richmond Facility

      Connecticut-based Blue Buffalo Pet Products (Nasdaq: BUFF) will Monday hold a grand opening for its $200 million manufacturing facility in Richmond. The natural pet food producer plans to create up to 165 jobs in Wayne County. Governor Eric Holcomb and Richmond Mayor Dave Snow will join company executives Monday morning for the grand opening. The facility, which includes a research and development center, is Blue Buffalo's second in the United States. When the company announced...
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      Allison Details $400M Expansion Plans

      Allison Transmission Holdins Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) today detailed expansion plans involving more than 300 new jobs through 2020. The company says it will invest more than $400 million over the next few years in projects including a new Vehicle Environmental Test facility and an Innovation Center in Indianapolis. As part of the announcement, Allison today broke ground on the Innovation Center, which is expected to open in 2021. The Innovation Center will feature virtual and physical...

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  • Life Sciences

    • Minar will step down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

      Minar Touts Science Center Ahead of Stepping Down

      As Franklin College President Thomas Minar prepares to step down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, he says the school is well-prepared to leverage its science heritage well into the future. During an interview on Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick, he says the school's new $17 million Health Science Center features "the most modern science facilities imaginable." Minar, who has been the school's president since July 2015, says a fundraising campaigning topping...

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      Warsaw Company Lands FDA Clearance

      A Warsaw-based medical device manufacturer has landed a key approval. Ignite Orthopedics LLC has received FDA clearance to market its Radial Head Arthroplasty System, marking what the company says is a "significant milestone" in its mission.

    • Topp says the glucagon technology could, ultimately, revolutionize insulin pumps.

      $1.4M Grant Boosts Rescue Kits to Help Diabetics

      It isn’t easy doing chemistry in a panicked state, but that’s exactly what a person must accomplish when using current hypoglycemia rescue kits, says Dr. Elizabeth Topp, a Purdue University industrial and physical pharmacy professor. 

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  • Health

    • (photo courtesy of Hopebridge)

      Demand Drives Hopebridge Expansions

      Indianapolis-based Hopebridge LLC is continuing its growth efforts in Indiana. The behavioral health services provider has announced plans to expand with two locations in Fishers and Columbus, which are expected to open this summer and create more than 110 jobs. The new locations will bring the company's pediatric autism therapy network in Indiana to 17, with more than 20 additional locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Georgia. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

    • The Jeffersonville plant will be located at the River Ridge Commerce Center.

      PharmaCord Plans Major Southern Indiana Expansion

      A Louisville-based healthcare solutions provider is making a big expansion into Indiana. PharmaCord, which specializes in customized patient support services for the life sciences industry, has announced plans to invest more than $52 million to establish operations in the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville and create up to 850 jobs by the end of 2023.  The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company will initially lease two floors of a building in the...

    • Indiana entities given millions to fight opioid epidemic

      Indiana Showing Progress in Lowering Opioid Prescriptions

      A new report from the American Medical Association suggests Indiana's efforts in the fight against opioids are paying off. The AMA Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report shows opioid prescriptions in Indiana have decreased 35.1 percent over the past five years, which is 2 percent higher than the national average. The Indiana Hospital Association and the Indiana State Medical Association say the state's effort to encourage and promote the responsible prescription of opioids among...

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  • Ag INnovation

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      Indiana, Manitoba Continue Ag Collaboration Talks

      Indiana agriculture officials are continuing to strengthen the state's relationship with Canada. The state last week hosted a delegation from Manitoba which spent several days visiting the Purdue University College of Agriculture, the Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center and Purdue Foundry. The visit was a follow-up to a trip to Manitoba by an Indiana delegation led by Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler...

    • Heliponix CEO Scott Massey makes his pitch to the judges in Evansville. (photo courtesy of Heliponix)

      Hoosier Startups Win Evansville Pitch Competition

      Two Indiana startups took home prizes last week at the Venture Club of Indiana's regional pitch competition in Evansville. The winners were selected out of five companies that gave pitches and will move on to the statewide Innovation Showcase competition in August.

    • USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue (file photo)

      Indiana Not Selected for USDA Agency Headquarters

      Indiana will not become the new home of two of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's divisions. The USDA announced today it has selected the Greater Kansas City Region to serve as the headquarters for its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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  • 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.

  • Colts Name Overton As Producer

    The Indianapolis Colts have named Larra Overton as the team's new producer and on-air talent. Overton currently is a sports reporter and anchor for Fox59 WXIN/CBS4 WTTV. She will serve as producer for Colts Productions and will serve as the television sideline reporter for preseason broadcasts and radio sideline reporter for regular season games. Overton holds two degrees from Indiana University. 
  • Dave Bursten

    Bursten Retires From ISP

    Dave Bursten, long time spokesperson for the Indiana State Police has announced his retirement. He has been with the department for 36 years serving first as a trooper and as public information officer since 1995. Bursten will continue his service to the state  as chief communications officer for the Indiana Department of Correction.
  • Dongyan Xu

    Purdue Names Department Head

    Purdue University has announced Dongyan Xu as head of the department of computer science. He joined the university faculty in 2001 and is currently the Samuel D. Conte professor of computer science. From 2016-18, Xu served as interim director of the center for education and research in information assurance and security. 
  • Bill Schirmer

    ETFCU's Schirmer Earns National Honor

    Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bill Schirmer has been named 2019 CEO of the Year by the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions. He has served at ETFCU since 2012. 

  • Ashley Savieo

    Savieo Honored For Economic Development

    Consultant Connect has named Ashley Savieo one of North America’s Top 50 economic developers. She is economic and business development manager for Indiana Michigan Power.     
  • Laura Crafton

    Hirons Promotes Crafton

    Hirons has promoted Laura Crafton to senior account manager in the communications management department. She previously served as an account manager. Prior to joining the company, Crafton served as an integrated marketing manager for Angie’s List. She is a graduate of Purdue University. 
  • Stacy Deitrich

    MutualFirst Adds Deitrich

    Muncie-based-MutualFirst Financial has appointed Stacy Deitrich loan originator at the bank's subsidiary, Summitmortgage in St. Joe, Michigan. She has worked in the mortgage lending industry for ten years.
  • Purdue Fort Wayne Names VC

    Purdue University Fort Wayne has appointed P. David Johnson as associate vice chancellor for communications and marketing. He currently serves as assistant vice president for marketing and brand activation at the University of Richmond. Prior to joining the University of Richmond, Johnson held leadership positions at Emory University, The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Miami.
  • Ryan Overton

    Trine Promotes Overton

    Trine University has promoted Ryan Overton to dean of the Allen School of Engineering and Technology. He has served as an associate professor and chair of the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the university since 2017. Overton joined Trine as an assistant professor in 2012.  
  • Zachary Jackson

    Governor Promotes Jackson to Budget Director

    Governor Eric Holcomb has promoted Zachary Jackson to state budget director. He has served as the state deputy budget director since 2013. Prior to that, Jackson served as assistant director of the State Budget Agency overseeing the Health and Human Services Division.

  • Dianna Boyce

    PS&E Names 2021 NBA All-Star Staff

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment has named Dianna Boyce (pictured) vice president and Mariah Bird manager of event activations and venues for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. Boyce most recently served as senior director of corporate communications at The Finish Line. She also served as a senior staff member for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee. Bird most recently served as event coordinator and special projects for PS&E.

  • Crystal Wilson

    Milhaus Appoints VP

    Indianapolis-based Milhaus has appointed Crystal Wilson as vice president of development for the Florida market. She most recently led the South Florida real estate expansion for Sonder.   

  • Kay Swank-Herzog

    Indiana Repertory Theatre Adds Manager

    The Indiana Repertory Theatre has hired Kay Swank-Herzog as the new donor relations manager. Swank-Herzog brings her extensive background in marketing, sales, communications, and fundraising to assist with donor stewardship, individual giving, and support the IRT’s annual fund program. She holds a degree from Illinois State University. 
  • Rick Stamper

    Rose-Hulman Hires Provost

    Rose-Hulman University has hired alumnus Rick Stamper as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Stamper is currently a professor of mechanical engineering and engineering management and will begin his new role July 1.  He has served in several roles in his 20 years at the university, including as head of the engineering department and serving as interim associate dean for professional development. 

  • George Bible and Brittany Johnson

    IMCU Announces Management Moves

    Indiana Members Credit Union has promoted George Bible to branch manager and named Brittany Johnson Castleton branch manager. Bible has been with the credit union since 2013. Johnson has been with IMCU for 14 years, most recently serving at the College Park branch manager.
  • Marcus Burnside

    IndyGo Promotes Burnside

    IndyGo has promoted Marcus Burnside to vice president of technology. He most recently served as director of technology and interim vice president of technology. Burnside began working with IndyGo in October 2015 as a consultant and joined the IndyGo team in 2017.
  • Mike White

    Enterprise Health Names CFO

    Enterprise Health has named Mike White chief financial officer. He most recently served as senior director of financial planning, reporting & analysis and head of performance controlling at Siemens PLM Software.
  • Ben Rist-Brown

    CM Buck Hires Manager

    CM Buck & Associates has named Ben Rist-Brown applications manager. He previously served as general manager at Professional Lighting Services.  
  • Joy Powell

    Springbuk Hires COO

    Springbuk has named Joy Powell as chief operating officer. Powell was previously president and chief operating officer at CareSync. She also served eight years with Healthways, where she was president and chief operating officer. Powell holds a degree from the University of Memphis. 
  • Mark Lambert and Emily Gavin

    FirstPerson Adds Staff

    FirstPerson has added Mark Lambert (pictured) as managing director and Emily Gavin (pictured) as account executive. Lambert most recently served as senior director of national accounts at Springbuk. Gavin most recently served at Newfields where she was a benefits coordinator. The company has also added Dylan Ford and Conner Norman as financial analysts.  

  • 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. 

  • Megan Hamilton

    EnviroForensics Promotes Hamilton

    EnviroForensics has promoted Megan Hamilton to director of vapor intrusion and risk assessment.  She is one of the founders of Indiana’s Vapor Intrusion Guidance and is a nationally recognized vapor intrusion researcher. 

  • Tom Pardo

    Comcast Promotes Pardo

    Comcast has promoted Tom Pardo to vice president of field operations for its Heartland South Region, which includes most of Indiana and parts of Kentucky. He began with the company in 1995 as a technician installing cable and troubleshooting customer issues. Prior to his promotion, Pardo served as senior director of field operations for central Indiana.   
  • Matt Lentsch

    Bethel University Names VP

    Bethel University has appointed Matt Lentsch as vice president for institutional advancement. He most recently served for six years as executive director for organizational advancement for the Oaklawn Foundation. Lentsch is president of the Mishawaka Planning Commission and a former member of the the city council.
  • Theresa Mayer

    Purdue Names New Executive VP

    Purdue University has named Theresa Mayer as the university's next executive vice president for research and partnerships. Mayer is currently vice president for research and innovation at Virginia Tech. She assumes her role on August 1 and succeeds Suresh Garimellla, who will become president at the University of Vermont.

  • Suzanne Thomson and Danielle Harchaoui-Benson

    Fairchild Adds Staff

    Fairchild Communications Systems has named Suzanne Thomson senior living managed services executive. She most recently served as vice president  at Justice Companies.  Also, the company has added Danielle Harchaoui-Benson as an account executive. She previously served as a sales representative at Red Hawk Fire & Security.

  • Stephanie Rufus and Sheri Butler

    Gibson Adds to Staff

    South Bend-based Gibson has named Stephanie Rufus benefits administration assistant. She previously worked at Beacon Health. The company also hired Sheri Butler as HR manager for the HR service team of select business solutions. She has had progressive HR experience including recruiting, employee relations and administration at other companies.   

  • Jason Clemons and Ali Harris

    Apex Benefits Adds Five

    Apex Benefits has named Jason Clemons (pictured) advisor. He previously worked in commercial and digital sales with RTV6/ABC. The company also announced Ali Harris (pictured) has joined as a population health specialist. Most recently, she worked in onsite and near-site clinics as a wellness coordinator and health coach. 

  • Mike Wood and Maureen Larkins

    Medxcel Hires Two, Promotes Wood

    Medxcel has promoted Mike Wood (pictured) to vice president of construction. He previously served as national director of construction. The company also named Maureen Larkins (pictured) vice president of client services and Michael Burgett area vice president. Larkins previously served as senior director of executive special projects and solutions for Ascension Holdings.  

  • Misty Minar and Danny Schembre

    Mesker Park Zoo Makes Staff Changes

    Meskar Park Zoo and Botanic Garden in Evansville has promoted Misty Minar to botanical curator. Also, Danny Schembre has been named marketing director. Minar has been with the zoo 24 years, and has helped develop the zoo’s botanical collection. She previously served as the zoo’s horticulture-focused grounds maintenance employee. Schembre previously worked as a digital strategist for Oswald Marketing.

  • Catherine Cummings and Harold (Steve) Turner

    IMPD Makes Command Staff Changes

    Indianapolis Metropolitan Department Police Chief Chief Bryan Roach has appointed Catherine Cummings major of the Criminal Investigations Division. She replaces Harold (Steve) Turner who will return to night watch to serve as commander. Cummings is a 20-year veteran, most recently serving as executive officer of the administration division. 

  • Franklin College Hires Hardy

    Franklin College has appointed Ashley Hardy as director of admissions. She most recently served as associate director of admissions at Marian University. Hardy earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.  
  • IMG Appoints Commercial Director

    Indianapolis-based International Medical Group has named Mark Rands commercial director of its UK-based assistance services. He previously served as head of assistance for the Collinson Group in Great Britain.
  • Merchants Mortgage Adds to Staff

    Merchants Mortgage has named Patty Cummins mortgage loan originator in Carmel. She has more than 30 years of mortgage lending experience and is certified as an All In One Loan Certified Mortgage Professional.
  • Dittoe Hires Account Executive

    Dittoe Public Relations has added Sarah Cox as an account executive. She previously served as director of marketing for the Behavior Analysis Center for Autism.
  • G&H Orthodontics Names VP of Sales

    Franklin-Based G&H Orthodontics has announced Bryant Ricker as vice president of sales. He most recently served as vice president U.S. business at 3M Oral Care solutions division. 
  • Rick Proctor

    Indy Chamber Hires Director

    The Indy Chamber has hired Rick Proctor as the Executive Director of Business Ownership Initiative, the anchor organization of the Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services division. Proctor will oversee the day-to-day operations including business coaching and low-cost workshops. He formerly served as vice president at BMO Harris Bank. Proctor holds a degree from Pensacola Christian College. 

  • 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. 

  • Lutheran Health Network Names CEO

    Lutheran Health Network has appointed Dan Konow chief executive officer for Lutheran Health Physicians. He most recently served as vice president of operations for Parkview Physicians. Konow served as chief operating officer of LHP from 2016 to 2017.
  • 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.  
  • BEDC Welcomes New Addition to Staff

    The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation has hired Elllyn Sallee as project development manager. She most recently served as event manager for the Bloomington Country Club. Sallee has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Manchester University.
  • ExactHire Promotes Edwards

    ExactHire has promoted Allen Edwards to chief technology officer. He most recently served as project lead developer.
  • McGuire Sponsel Hires Consultant

    Indianapolis-based McGuire Sponsel has added Sierra Enlow as a consultant in its credits & incentives group. She most recently served as economic development manager for Louisville Forward and development manager for Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Human Capital Concepts Names CFO

    Human Capital Concepts has hired Andy Rayl as Chief Financial Officer.  He most recently served as chief operating officer at Worldwide Battery Company.  Rayl graduated from Indiana University with honors and shortly thereafter obtained his CPA designation.
  • Matt Zimmerman and Chris Hermon

    Thor Adds Two Managers

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. has announced new senior management positions for its North American operations. The recreational vehicle manufacturer says the staffing moves are an "essential step" to its strategic plan Chief Executive Officer Bob Martin has named Matt Zimmerman and Chris Hermon to the newly-created roles of RV group managers.  

  • Brendan Miller

    Barnes & Thornburg Adds Operations Advisor

    Barnes & Thornburg has appointed Brendan Miller as the firm's legal operations advisor for practice innovation. Miller has been a practicing attorney with the firm for over a decade. He will assist the firm's attorneys in leveraging best practices in legal project management. Miller previously worked in the nonprofit sector. 

  • Erin Bognar

    DCS Promotes Bognar

    The Indiana Department of Child Services has promoted Erin Bognar to assistant general counsel of training and support. She previously served as chief counsel of legal affairs. In this newly-created position, Bognar will work to improve DCS attorney training and recruitment for the agency’s litigation department, a recommendation made by the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group’s 2018 report. 

  • Culver Names Head of Schools

    Culver Academies has promoted Doug Bird to Head of Schools. He served as director of summer schools and camps since 2016. Prior to returning to Culver, Bird served as the principal of Center Grove High School in Greenwood. He is a 1990 Culver Academies graduate.  
  • MutualBank Adds to Mortgage Team

    Muncie-based MutualBank has rehired Jessica Denton as a mortgage lender. She most recently served as a mortgage lender at Horizon Bank. Denton started her career in banking at Mutual in 2010. 
  • The Farmers Bank Adds Odle

    Frankfort-based The Farmers Bank has hired Russ Odle as trust client services representative. He has over 10 years of experience in financial services, including financial planning, investment management and most recently as a bank branch manager. 

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Adds Mar

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named Lucia Mar as senior vice president and the newly created position of Indiana market executive for Global Commercial Banking. She most recently served as market manager for the Greater Tennessee market in business banking. Prior to becoming a market manager, Mar was a senior relationship manager with the healthcare and institutions team.

  • 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.

  • KM&A Adds Two Managers

    Klipsch Marketing & Advisors has hired Katie Foley as the public relations and communications manager and Liz Giffen as an account manager. Foley most recently served as an account manager at Hirons, while Giffen most recently worked at the Michigan Lottery.
  • Matrix Integration Promotes Gresham

    Matrix Integration has hired Reggie Gresham as vice president of sales and marketing. He previously served as a sales executive. Prior to joining the company, Gresham served as president of sales for a technology company based in Louisville.
  • Policy Analytics Hires Reynolds

    Policy Analytics has announced the addition of David Reynolds as senior vice president. He is currently serving as executive director of the Office of Senate Fiscal Policy with principal responsibility for budget and fiscal oversight and tax policy issues. Reynolds previously served as deputy state budget director and is a former Controller for the City of Indianapolis. 
  • First Internet Bank Promotes Upton

    Fishers-based First Internet Bank has promoted Mike Upton to vice president, commercial real estate relationship manager. He has been with the bank as portfolio manager since last year. Upton has 25 years of commercial lending experience and has previously worked at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, L. J. Melody & Company, Fifth Third Real Estate Capital Markets and National City Bank of Indiana.

  • PLAID Adds Visual Designer

    Carmel-based THE PLAID AGENCY has hired Aaron Sherman as visual designer. He has previously worked at Sells Group, Video Impact Productions and Tour Design, where he created advertisements and illustrations for globally renowned musical artists.
  • McDermott Names Corporation Council

    Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has appointed Kevin Smith corporation counsel for the city. He is a founding partner in the law firm of Smith Sersic and has been practicing law as a litigator and trial lawyer for 25 years.  Kevin has served as attorney for the Hammond Park Department and the Hammond Port Authority and has counseled the City of Hammond for the last 15 years.

  • National Guard Promotes Winslow

    The Indiana National Guard has promoted Colonel Timothy Winslow to brigadier general. His new assignment is director of the joint staff which coordinates efforts between the Air and Army National Guard of Indiana. Winslow, a career Army National Guard aviator with over 2,500 hours of flight time, enlisted in the Indiana Army National Guard in 1986, commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1989 and spent the following 23 years on flight status.
  • Notre Dame Names Assistant VP

    The University of Notre Dame has named Erin Oliver first assistant vice president for institutional equity in the Office of Human Resources. She previously served as the director and Title IX coordinator at Purdue University. A native of Peru, Indiana, Oliver graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in American studies and a minor in anthropology in 2005. 
  • 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.  

  • GM Named For Pier 48 Fish House

    FK Restaurant Group has hired Stephan Kelly as general manager & managing partner of the soon-to-open Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar in downtown Indianapolis. He has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry including opening Chammps in 1999, Kilroy’s and Levy restaurants in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
  • Hirons Promotes Prinsen

    Hirons has promoted Kendall Prinsen to senior account manager for the communications management department. She most recently served as account manager and previously managed the agency’s internship program.  Prinsen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University, Bloomington.
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    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. 
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    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has appointed Brandon Zollner’s as the new executive director of alumni relations. Zollner has spent the past six years as a member of the university's advancement team, and director of corporate and foundation relations. He will oversee an office within Institutional Advancement that works with the Alumni Association and collaborates with other alumni and campus groups to build alumni volunteerism and engagement. 

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    The Vincennes University Foundation has promoted Kristi Deetz to executive director.  She will also serve in the newly formed role of senior director of advancement for the university. Deetz most recently served as the foundation’s interim director while also serving as senior director of external relations.  

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    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has hired Greg Ewing as director of campus security. He previously spent 28 years with the Vigo County Sheriff’s office where he served as sheriff and deputy chief of operations. Ewing is graduate of Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminology.
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    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.
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    Indiana University has appointed Siân Mooney as dean of the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, which is pending formal approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Mooney currently serves as an associate dean at Arizona State University. She previously held positions at Montana State University, University of Wyoming, Boise State University and the National Science Foundation. 

  • 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. 

  • Rose-Hulman Awards Honorary Doctorate

    The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has awarded Eli Lilly and Co. executive W. Darin Moody an honorary doctorate in engineering. He has spent his entire 32-year career with the company, after earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1987 from Rose-Hulman.  

  • Evansville Thunderbolts Hire Head Coach

    The Evansville Thunderbolts have hired Jeff Bes as the team's new head coach. Bes has 19 years of playing and coaching experience, most recently serving as head coach of the Pensacola Ice Flyers. He also served as head coach and director of hockey operations in the Fayetteville FireAntz organization. 

  • Von Welch

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    Indiana University has selected Von Welch for the newly-created position of executive director for cybersecurity innovation. He currently serves as director of the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, a role in which he will continue in addition to the new position.

  • Ice Miller Adds Wyatt

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    The University of Notre Dame has promoted Trent Grocock to vice president for finance. He is currently associate vice president for financial planning and analysis. A graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in finance, Grocock returned to his alma mater in 2001 as a senior financial analyst.
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    Bose Public Affairs Group has hired Shannon Sanders as public relations account coordinator. She most recently served as press secretary for the Indiana State Senate, where she handled media and communications efforts for Senators Buck, Crane, Freeman, Gaskill, Merritt and Ruckelshaus. Prior to her working as press secretary, Sanders served the Indiana State Senate as a legislative assistant. She is a graduate of Indiana University.
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