• (Image courtesy of Aubry Lane.)

    INnovators: Safety, Style Drive Fashion Tech Startup

    A Hoosier entrepreneur has launched a startup marrying peace-of-mind with fashion. Aubry Lane designs and manufactures handbags that integrate GPS tracking technology and cellular "S.O.S." devices to alert contacts during dangerous situations or when the bag is lost. During The INnovators with Dr. K, founder and Chief Executive Officer Jordan Hetland said the company is poised to grow by $30 million - $60 million within the next five or six years.

  • The new headquarters is located at Pedcor Square in Carmel City Center.

    Alliance Française Moves HQ to Carmel

    The Indianapolis chapter of the Alliance Française has relocated its headquarters to Carmel. The organization says the new located, at Pedcor Square in Carmel City Center, is a strategic location due to a large number of its members residing in the Hamilton County city. 

  • (Images courtesy of Ball State University.) From left to right: Renae Conley, Jean Ann Harcourt, Mike McDaniel

    Three to Return as Ball State Trustees

    Governor Eric Holcomb has reappointed three members of the Ball State University Board of Trustees for four-year terms. Board Chair Rick Hall says Renae Conley, Jean Ann Harcourt and Mike McDaniel have already made "strong contributions." He adds "we have all benefited from the counsel of Renae, Mike and Jean. Our board has the strength, dedication and expertise to help guide Ball State as it continues on an upward trajectory."

  • The program was announced Tuesday during a news conference at the Indiana Statehouse.

    Lawmakers Supporting Fostering, Adoption

    Top lawmakers on both sides of the Statehouse aisle are joining forces to boost awareness of the need for foster homes and adoptions. The Indiana House is partnering with the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy on a social media campaign, new website and donation drive during the 2018 Legislative Session. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) says too many Hoosier children are awaiting foster care or adoption.

  • (Image courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank.)

    Health Clinic at Gleaners Food Bank Now Open

    A health clinic is now open at a first-of-its-kind location. The St. Vincent Medical Group Health Clinic, inside Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc. in Indianapolis, offers options for care that doesn't require an emergency room visit. The health care provider says the food bank-based health clinic arrangement is the only one like it in Indiana and among the first in the country. St. Vincent Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nalli says...

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Twitter page.)

    State OKs New Nature Preserve in Brown County

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced the newest state-approved nature preserve. Lucas Hollow Nature Preserve, located in Brown County, brings the total number of sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act to 282. The site is located within the Highland Rim Natural Region in the southeast central portion of the state. The Indiana Natural Resources Commission approved the designation earlier this month. The DNR says the preserve...

  • U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced the charges related to former Pharmakon executives in June. (photo courtesy WTHR)

    Federal Sentencing Awaits Former Pharmakon Exec

    The former compliance director of now-defunct Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Noblesville has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges. The Office of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler says Caprice Bearden will be sentenced at a later date for alleged crimes that include introducing adulterated drugs into interstate commerce and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. If convicted, the combined charges carry a maximum jail sentence of...

  • The home delivery service was announced in conjunction with new labels for Traders Point Creamery's products.

    Traders Point Creamery to Launch Home Delivery

    Zionsville-based Traders Point Creamery is adding a new service for customers in central Indiana. The company, which produces organic dairy products, is launching a home delivery service, which will begin on Small Business Saturday. 

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    Schools Recognized Among Best For Military Students

    Two Indiana schools are ranked among the best colleges for veteran, active-duty and military dependent students. The Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings are determined by a survey that assesses the veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement of more than 600 colleges throughout the country.

  • Jay County Hospital to Join IU Health

    Jay County Hospital and Indiana University Health have signed an agreement for the hospital to join the health system next year. The deal, which goes into effect March 1, brings IU Health's total number of Indiana hospitals to 16. The hospital, located in Portland, has been managed by IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie since 1998. IU Health says it will assume all assets and liabilities for the hospital once the agreement takes effect. 

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    • INnovators: Safety, Style Drive Fashion Tech Startup

      A Hoosier entrepreneur has launched a startup marrying peace-of-mind with fashion. Aubry Lane designs and manufactures handbags that integrate GPS tracking technology and cellular "S.O.S." devices to alert contacts during dangerous situations or when the bag is lost. During The INnovators with Dr. K, founder and Chief Executive Officer Jordan Hetland said the company is poised to grow by $30 million - $60 million within the next five or six years.

    • Indiana Design Center Deemed Fiber-Ready

      AT&T has designated the Indiana Design Center in Carmel as AT&T Fiber Ready. The company says the facility, which is dedicated to design professionals, is the first of its kind to receive the designation.

    • Venture Competition to Serve as Community, University 'Spark'

      Entrepreneurs and startups in Elkhart, St. Joseph and Marshall counties can now take part in a University of Notre Dame-run competition. The McCloskey New Venture Competition, which was previously only open to entries within the Notre Dame community, features competitors vying for more than $200,000 in winnings. Director Karen Slaggert says the competition, held at Notre Dame's IDEA Center innovation hub, helps set participants up for success.

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  • Education

    • Alliance Française Moves HQ to Carmel

      The Indianapolis chapter of the Alliance Française has relocated its headquarters to Carmel. The organization says the new located, at Pedcor Square in Carmel City Center, is a strategic location due to a large number of its members residing in the Hamilton County city. 

    • Three to Return as Ball State Trustees

      Governor Eric Holcomb has reappointed three members of the Ball State University Board of Trustees for four-year terms. Board Chair Rick Hall says Renae Conley, Jean Ann Harcourt and Mike McDaniel have already made "strong contributions." He adds "we have all benefited from the counsel of Renae, Mike and Jean. Our board has the strength, dedication and expertise to help guide Ball State as it continues on an upward trajectory."

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      Top lawmakers on both sides of the Statehouse aisle are joining forces to boost awareness of the need for foster homes and adoptions. The Indiana House is partnering with the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy on a social media campaign, new website and donation drive during the 2018 Legislative Session. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) says too many Hoosier children are awaiting foster care or adoption.

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Calumet Completes Sale of Subsidiary

      Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners (Nasdaq: CLMT) has announced the sale of its subsidiary, Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, to Houston-based Q’Max America. Calumet will receive approximately $84 million in considerations as a result of the deal. The company says the sale's value includes $50 million in cash, $15 million to be paid over the next two years for net working capital, and 10 percent equity ownership of Q’Max’s parent, Fluid Holding Corp.

    • Apprenticeship Collaboration 'Natural Fit' For Ivy Tech

      Ivy Tech Community College has announced it is handling a new job training resource. As a U.S. Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship sponsor, the school will register companies' apprentice programs, collect on-the-job learning hours and assist with related D.O.L. audits. The Fort Wayne campus will serve as pilot site and Ivy Tech says it will launch it on other campuses in the future. The school says program participation will lead to more apprentices enrolled at Ivy Tech.

    • LCI Industries Adds RV Vet to Board

      A well-known figure on the northern Indiana recreational vehicle scene is joining the Elkhart-based LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII) board. Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Co. co-founder Ron Fenech, who previously held executive positions with Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) and Keystone RV Co., will also serve on the LCI board's corporate governance and nominating committee.

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  • Life Sciences

    • Federal Sentencing Awaits Former Pharmakon Exec

      The former compliance director of now-defunct Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Noblesville has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges. The Office of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler says Caprice Bearden will be sentenced at a later date for alleged crimes that include introducing adulterated drugs into interstate commerce and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. If convicted, the combined charges carry a maximum jail sentence of...

    • Medical Device Company Details Growth Plans

      Versailles-based Innovative Health Solutions Inc. has announced plans to expand operations. The medical device company will invest nearly $500,000 to move into a larger office in Carmel and create 30 jobs, while maintaining its headquarters Ripley County. The announcement comes less than a week after IHS received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its NSS-2 BRIDGE device, which is designed to help treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

    • Funding Grows For Indy-Connected Biopharma Company

      A biopharmaceutical company with offices in Indianapolis and London has announced a $20 million boost to a Series A round of financing. Outpost Medicine, which focuses on treating urologic and gastrointestinal disorders, says Scott Byrd will succeed co-founder David Socks as president and chief executive officer. Socks, who also serves as a venture partner with one of Outpost's key VC providers, Frazier Healthcare Partners, will remain on the board of directors.

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  • Health

    • Lawmakers Supporting Fostering, Adoption

      Top lawmakers on both sides of the Statehouse aisle are joining forces to boost awareness of the need for foster homes and adoptions. The Indiana House is partnering with the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy on a social media campaign, new website and donation drive during the 2018 Legislative Session. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) says too many Hoosier children are awaiting foster care or adoption.

    • Health Clinic at Gleaners Food Bank Now Open

      A health clinic is now open at a first-of-its-kind location. The St. Vincent Medical Group Health Clinic, inside Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc. in Indianapolis, offers options for care that doesn't require an emergency room visit. The health care provider says the food bank-based health clinic arrangement is the only one like it in Indiana and among the first in the country. St. Vincent Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nalli says...

    • Federal Sentencing Awaits Former Pharmakon Exec

      The former compliance director of now-defunct Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Noblesville has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges. The Office of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler says Caprice Bearden will be sentenced at a later date for alleged crimes that include introducing adulterated drugs into interstate commerce and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. If convicted, the combined charges carry a maximum jail sentence of...

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Disaster Assistance OKed For Michiana

      Farmers in three Indiana counties are eligible to receive natural disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Elkhart, LaPorte and St. Joseph counties are included in a declaration involving 16 adjoining Michigan counties. The designation dates back to frost and freeze events that caused crop loss and damages between March 14 and May 20. Producers in the Michigan and Indiana counties can apply for Farm Service Agency emergency loans to help offset losses.

    • Purdue Researcher Lands $5M From Gates Foundation

      The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting Purdue University research to find stronger and more versatile sorghum varieties for African farmers. The $5 million grant is the second grant from the foundation secured by Purdue Center for Global Food Security Director Gebisa Ejeta. He previously led a team that identified a gene and biological processes that control resistance to a parasitic weed dangerous to sorghum and other crops.

    • Dora to Lead USDA Rural Development in Indiana

      The chairman of the Ivy Tech Community College Board of Directors has been appointed state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Indiana. Michael Dora is retired and was the previous owner/operator of Dora Enterprises, the family's grain and swine production operation in Rush County. He was appointed to the Ivy Tech board in 2013 by then-Governor Mike Pence.

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  • Trine Promotes Olson to Assistant VP

    Trine University has promoted Rod Olson to assistant vice president for campus operations. He has been director of campus operations since 2004. His experience has included more than 15 years of facility management consulting for higher education and K-12 clients and more than 20 years of managing higher education facilities.

  • IDOE Names Assistant Director of Policy

    Jennifer Watts has been named assistant director of policy for the Indiana Department of Education. In her new role, she will oversee the development of Indiana’s STEM plan. Watts has experience in strategic communications and federal policy. She previously served as national security director in the White House, managing 1,400 national security appointments in the Office of Presidential Personnel.

  • Pence Named Wabash Valley Leadership Institute Coordinator

    The Wabash Valley Leadership Institute has appointed Stephanie Pence coordinator of the collaborative effort between Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce. In June, she joined the chamber staff as coordinator of Downtown Terre Haute.  Pence is a 2013 graduate of SMWC’s Master of Leadership Development program.

  • Huntington Bank Hires VP

    Josh Nicholson has joined Huntington Bank as vice president of commercial banking and will be responsible for companies with more than $20 million in annual sales. With nearly 15 years of business development and leadership experience, Nicholson most recently served as vice president of business development for Wells Fargo Bank and led the sales and marketing efforts for Bader Co.

  • Do It Best Corp. Appoints Manager

    Do it Best Corp. has promoted David McDonald to divisional merchandise manager. In his new role, he will lead merchandise teams across several product categories and departments, including international purchasing, global sourcing and outdoor living. McDonald has been with the company for 11 years, most recently serving as global sales and product development manager.

  • KPC Media Group Names VP of Sales

    Kendallville-based KPC Media Group Inc. has appointed Daniel Tollefson vice president of sales. With a 20-year career in newspaper publishing management having worked in circulation, advertising sales and as publisher, he most recently served as president and publisher for GateHouse Media Inc.
  • Van Ausdall & Farrar Makes Promotion

    Indianapolis-based Van Ausdall & Farrar has promoted Donn Salladay to team lead in the Indianapolis marketplace. In April 2013, he began his career with the firm handling territory within Hamilton County and in January, was promoted to major account manager. His successful efforts handling specific vertical markets and major accounts has led to his new role as team lead.

  • LCI Industries Adds RV Vet to Board

    A well-known figure on the northern Indiana recreational vehicle scene is joining the Elkhart-based LCI Industries board. Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Co. co-founder Ron Fenech, who previously held executive positions with Thor Industries Inc. and Keystone RV Co., will also serve on the LCI board's corporate governance and nominating committee.

  • Community Foundation Names CEO

    The board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has named Brad Little president and chief executive officer. He was selected from a national search after Executive Director David Bennett announced he's retiring in December, after 22 years of service. Little will assume the role beginning January 8. He currently serves as president and CEO of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, a private foundation located in southeast Iowa.

  • Hylant Adds to Team

    Hylant has named Denise Chavis regional claims advocate leader. She will lead the advocacy efforts for the Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne and Bloomington offices, overseeing the claims practice members assigned to those offices. Chavis most recently served as a litigation specialist at State Farm. She also previously worked for many years at Eli Lilly and Co. as a clinical research administrator, project leader and project manager.

  • Trump Nominates Sweeney For Federal Judicial Post

    President Donald Trump has nominated Barnes & Thornburg partner James Sweeney II to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. If confirmed, Sweeney, an attorney and retired Marine Corps colonel and combat veteran, will serve as a district judge, filling the vacancy created when the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker took senior judge status.

  • Pro Seal & Plastics Adds Director of Sales

    Fort Wayne-based Pro Seal & Plastics LLC has added Charles Carrel as director of sales. He previously worked for Fort Wayne Metals for more than 12 years with responsibilities as engineer, product manager and national sales manager.

  • Purdue Names Yang Director of Digital Phenomics

    Yang Yang, a Dow AgroSciences research scientist specializing in plant sensing technology, has been named director of digital phenomics at Purdue University. The newly-created position will be responsible for managing Purdue’s expanding phenomics research staff and infrastructure, as well as developing computational systems and tools that enable researchers to overcome challenges in the emerging field of high-throughput phenotyping. 

  • Barrett McNagny Adds to Team

    Barrett McNagny LLP has hired F. Italia Patti and Scott Campbell. Patti will concentrate her practice in the area of litigation. She graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with honors, where she was a member of The University of Chicago Law Review. Campbell will concentrate his practice in corporate and business law. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College.

  • Kosciusko Chamber Hires Manager

    The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce has hired Andy McCleary as member relations manager and Main Street coordinator. He previously spent 10 years in sales at GreenMark Equipment.

  • Indianapolis Nonprofit Leader Earns Allstate Foundation Scholarship

    Jo Bender Yocum, executive director of Indiana region for Playworks, will join 30 other nonprofit leaders from across the country to participate in the Allstate Foundation Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership program. Playworks improves children's health and well-being by providing more opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. The goal is for every child in America to have access to safe, fun, healthy play every day.

  • Schilling Joins Board of Progressive Education Network

    Heather Schilling has joined the board of directors for the national Progressive Education Network. She is chair and director of teacher education at Manchester University. After 12 years of teaching in a public school, she joined the Education Department at Manchester.

  • National League of Cities Inducts Officers

    The National League of Cities has inducted its 2018 officers: President Mark Stodola, 1st Vice President Karen Freeman-Wilson (pictured), 2nd Vice President Joe Buscaino and Immediate Past President Matt Zone. Freeman-Wilson is mayor of Gary, Buscaino is a Los Angeles councilmember and Zone is a councilmember in Cleveland. Freeman-Wilson most recently served as 2nd vice president for the NLC.

  • IU South Bend Honors Boling With Armstrong Award

    Dr. Richard Boling II has received the Lewis S. Armstrong Award from the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at Indiana University South Bend. The award honors an individual from Elkhart County for outstanding business and civic contributions to the community. Boling and his family have been providing state-of-the-art eye care in the area for nearly 60 years through the Boling Vision Centers in Elkhart, Goshen and South Bend.

  • Fuzion Appoints CFO

    Carmel-based Fuzion has appointed Ginger Darrough chief financial officer. Over the last 20 years, she has made many contributions in the insurance and finance industries. Earlier in her career, Darrough led the development of an underwriting tool, marketing tool and an overpayment application. She has held a variety of leadership roles, including senior vice president, for various insurance companies, a financial company and a technology company.

  • Pelath Stepping Down as Head of House Dems

    The outgoing Indiana House Minority Leader says the Democratic Party will seek an "energetic" successor to continue his work over the last five years. Scott Pelath (D-9) will step down Tuesday from the post and will not seek re-election for the House seat he's held since 1998. The decision, Pelath said, is in part because of his desire to spend more time with family.

  • Merging Boys & Girls Clubs Name Leader

    The combined organization created through the merger of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana has a leader. Ryan Smiley, who currently leads the Porter County organization, will serve as president and chief executive officer of combined club. Smiley also serves as interim president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, a role he has held since October 2016.

  • Fanning Howey Adds to Team

    Indianapolis-based Fanning Howey has appointed Benjamin Donay project architect. He previously served in a similar role for H. Chambers Co. in Baltimore, Maryland. Donay also previously served as project manager for Shannon Comer Architects.

  • Dupont Hospital Appoints Suter CEO

    Fort Wayne-based Dupont Hospital has appointed Lorenzo Suter chief executive officer. Most recently, he has served as chief operating officer of Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio. Suter has also served in healthcare leadership positions in Berwyn, Illinois; Dothan, Alabama; Phenix City, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee and Bowling Green, Kentucky.

  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll Adds New Attorneys

    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP has added: James Horrey (pictured), Matthew Johns and Jessie Laurin (pictured) to its Indianapolis office. Horrey joins the corporate services department as an associate. Johns joins the litigation department in Indianapolis as of counsel after relocating from Atlanta, Georgia. Also, Laurin will practice in the litigation department, where she brings experience in tort issues and contracts.

  • Crowe Horwath Elects Partner

    Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the U.S., has elected Jason Whitmer partner and principal. The new role will be effective April 1. He has been with the firm since 1999 and works in the South Bend office.

  • The Arc of Indiana Adds to Team

    Andy Kirby has joined The Arc of Indiana as associate executive director and executive director of the Foundation. He previously served as executive director of The Arc of Greater Boone County. 

  • Student Connections Appoints Lang VP

    Dawn Lang has joined Indianapolis-based Student Connections as vice president of sales. She previously held senior leadership positions at several firms specializing in the healthcare industry, including Patient Point, Northlich and Group DCA. Most recently, she was a partner with Safekeeping LLC. Lang is the founder and CEO of Perception Access.

  • Taylor University Appoints First Chief of Staff

    Taylor University has promoted Sherri Harter to chief of staff. She has been with the university for more than 30 years in the areas of public relations, donor relations and philanthropy. Most recently, Harter served as interim vice president for advancement. She also previously served as executive director of development – a role in which she oversaw a number of initiatives that included the Women’s Giving Circle.

  • Dean of Butler's Jordan College of the Arts Named

    Butler University has named Lisa Brooks dean of the Jordan College of the Arts. She has served Butler as violin professor, director of the graduate program and chair for the School of Music. Brooks has been Interim Dean of the College since June 1.

  • Meyer Resigns From Carmel Redevelopment Commission

    Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard has accepted Corrie Meyer’s (pictured) resignation as director of the city's Redevelopment Commission. She has been heading the CRC for the past three years. Meyer will focus on her political campaign for the State Senate for District 29. Mayor Brainard has appointed Henry Mestetsky as interim director for the CRC. Mestetsky has been serving as secretary of that commission.

  • Former Lilly Exec is Trump's HHS Pick

    President Donald Trump is nominating the former president of Lilly USA LLC to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Alex Azar left Lilly in January following a leadership restructuring announced by Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks. Azar spent 10 years at the pharmaceutical company, including fives years as president of its largest affiliate.

  • Anthem Names President of Life & Disability Business

    Anthem Inc. has appointed Greg Poulakos president of its Life and Disability Business. Most recently, he served as vice president of underwriting at Lincoln Financial. Poulakos also served as senior vice president and led UnitedHealthcare’s life, disability and voluntary business. Prior to these roles, he held leadership positions with The Hartford’s group benefits and reinsurance businesses.

  • Elevate Ventures Names Miller COO

    Elevate Ventures has named Ken Miller chief operating officer. Since 1992, he has spent the majority of his career in the technology industry, most recently as partner at DeveloperTown. Miller also formed the nonprofit IoT Innovation Network, focused on creating a sustainable IoT ecosystem for Indiana and led by some of the state’s biggest, most innovative companies.

  • IUPUI Appoints Maupomé Associate Dean

    The Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI has appointed Gerardo Maupomé as associate dean for research. He most recently served as a professor in the Department of Cariology, Operative Dentistry and Dental Public Health at the IU School of Dentistry.

  • Dittoe PR Adds Account Executive

    Dittoe PR has hired Madisen Petrosky as an account executive. She previously served as marketing manager at the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. 

  • Huntington Bank Appoints Managing Directors

    Huntington Bank has appointed Tom Enright and Rick Hursh managing directors of its new Capital Markets Institutional Sales and Trading office. They most recently worked at City Securities.

  • Neumann Joins Krieg DeVault

    Krieg DeVault has named Matthew Neumann an associate in the firm's real estate, environmental and litigation practice groups. He has more than seven years of experience and will focus his practice in the areas of environmental, real estate, complex commercial litigation and business and corporate matters. Neumann previously worked for Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP.

  • dgs Marketing Engineers Announces New CEO

    Fishers-based dgs Marketing Engineers has promoted Leslie Galbreath to chief executive officer. She most recently served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Galbreath, who holds APR accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America, joined dgs in 2000. Marc Diebold, the company’s founder and long-time CEO, is now chairman and will focus on agency operations and strategic growth.

  • Matchbook Creative Hires Public Relations Manager

    Matchbook Creative has named Josh Rattray public relations manager. He began his PR career in collegiate athletics during Butler University's back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Final Four, where he co-coordinated the team's media exposure campaigns.

  • STAR Financial Names Manager

    Fort Wayne-based STAR Financial Bank has hired Stephanie Pelko as CRE loan administrator and client services manager. She will be part of the Indianapolis commercial banking team. Pelko has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. For the past 17 years, she held various positions with Huntington Bank in commercial real estate.

  • Commercial Office Environments Promotes Fleming

    Indianapolis-based Commercial Office Environments has promoted Michael Fleming Jr. from account executive to sales manager. He also previously worked in sales for Officeworks and M3 Office.

  • Minkler Appointed to U.S. Attorney Advisory Committee

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appointed U.S. Attorney Joshua Minkler to serve two-year terms on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys. AGAC was created in 1973 and reports to the Attorney General through the Deputy Attorney General. AGAC represents the U.S. Attorneys and provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure and management impacting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys.

  • RESOURCE Names Office Manager

    RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate has named Angela Hill office manager. She previously spent 9 years at SmartIT as director of human resources and later as director of administration. Prior to SmartIT Hill spent five years at ADESA (now KAR) as a benefits analyst and two years at CIC Enterprises (now First Advantage) as human resource manager.

  • MutualBank Adds to Team, Makes Promotion

    MutualBank has named Steve Bencsics (pictured) mortgage lender in Elkhart County. Bencsics holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Matthew Bochard has been appointed manager of the Syracuse Financial Center. He holds an International Studies Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Also, Ashley Hofer (pictured) has been promoted to loan counselor. She started at the bank seven years ago as a teller and then was promoted to a loan processor.

  • New Leader to Take Over at BraunAbility

    Winamac-based BraunAbility has named Staci Kroon president and chief executive officer. She will succeed Nick Gutwein, who will retire at the end of the month. Kroon most recently served as executive vice president of Eaton Business Systems, a division of global manufacturer Eaton Corp. PLC.

  • Indiana Chamber Honors Volunteers of the Year

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Samuel C. Schlosser Volunteers of the Year are: Dennis Faulkenberg (APPIAN), David McKinnis (pictured) (Purdue University) and Stephanie Smithey (pictured) (Ogletree Deakins). The award is named after a longtime Indiana Chamber volunteer and president of the Plymouth Foundry.

  • The ARC Honors Brown, Kenley

    Indiana State Representative Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and recently-retired Indiana State Senator Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) have been honored with The Arc of the United States’ 2017 Public Policy Victory of the Year Award. The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of Indiana is the affiliated state chapter of The Arc US.

  • Hatchett & Hauck Adds to Team

    Indianapolis-based Hatchett & Hauck LLP has added Lauren Hacias. She previously served as a legal clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Environmental Appeals Board.

  • VOX Global Promotes Three

    VOX Global has promoted three client service leaders: Francesca Jarosz-Brady (pictured) and Jon Coffin (pictured) to senior vice presidents and Emily Brelage to account supervisor. Jarosz-Brady and Coffin previously served as vice presidents. Brelage previously served as a senior account executive. 

  • Red Cross Names Regional Chief Development Officer

    The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has appointed Jennifer Pfeil chief development officer. She most recently served in a similar role at WFYI Public Media, where she led all aspects of fundraising including corporate support, membership, major and planned giving, grants and data. Pfeil also led the successful closure of an $8.5 million capital campaign. She also served as vice president of investor relations at the United Way of Central Indiana.

  • Physicians Health Plan Makes Promotions

    Fort Wayne-based Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana Inc. has made three promotions. Jim Underwood (pictured) has been promoted to vice president of enterprise planning and development. Corinne Meyer has been promoted to customer service supervisor. Brittany Battenberg has been promoted to third party administrative services coordinator.

  • ISU Names 12th President

    Indiana State University's board of trustees will this week vote to make Deborah Curtis the school's 12th president. Curtis, who is currently provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, will succeed Dan Bradley, who is stepping down next year after more than nine years in office. The school says its presidential search committee selected Curtis through a national search, which drew more than 70 candidates.

  • FSSA Names Indiana Medicaid Director

    The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has promoted Allison Taylor to Medicaid director. She has served as interim director since May. Prior, Taylor served as FSSA’s general counsel since joining the agency in 2015. She advised health care clients on regulatory compliance, reimbursement and enrollment matters at Indianapolis law firm Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman.

  • Payne to Head Indiana DWD

    The state is looking to the private sector for the next leader of the Department of Workforce Development. Fred Payne, who currently serves as chief administrator for Greensburg-based Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC, will take over as DWD commissioner December 12. Payne will succeed Steve Braun, who resigned in August to run for the 4th Congressional District.

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