The Indiana Hospital Association has named Matt Browning vice president of data and member solutions. In this role, he will oversee the association's data collection services and solutions, including reports and analytical tools that give member hospitals an up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive understanding of their facility’s operations. Browning previously served as executive director of strategic programming at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. He holds a Master of Health Administration degree from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Indianapolis.
Also, Dixie Platt joined the association as vice president of communications and federal relations. She most recently served as vice president of marketing and communications at Community Health Network. Prior to that position, Platt served as senior vice president of communications, public policy, and external relations for SSM Health for almost two decades. She also has experience working in television news production and serving on Capitol Hill. Platt received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
By Karen Valencic Founder and President, Spiral Impact
"Problems cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them," is attributed to Einstein over 75 years ago. This still holds true, particularly in challenging communications. Many people address conflict at the level it was created by rehashing and building more evidence for their ‘side’ of an argument. Repeating a position tends to intensify the separation of people.
An Indiana University alumnus who founded the information technology firm, ServiceNow, has given his alma mater $60 million to establish an artificial intelligence center. The university says the gift from cloud-computing pioneer Fred Luddy is the second largest in the history of the IU.
After three years on the job, Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Bob Stutz is moving into a new role. Stutz, who will remain in Indianapolis, is now executive vice president of strategic partners at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM). Since arriving in Indianapolis, Stutz has overseen the establishment of the company’s regional headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, which included the Salesforce name being placed atop the state’s tallest building.
By Ryan Collier Director of Investment Management, Bedel Financial Consulting Inc.
If you have a mortgage on your house, what happens when you die? What about a car lease or credit card debt? Are your heirs required to pay off what you owe? What is the financial legacy that you will leave behind? Your legacy could be the bequest of property or money, but it could also mean inheriting debt. It’s not uncommon for spouses or others to get bombarded with collection calls from creditors asking to pay the bills of a family member who has died.
South Dakota-based POET LLC, the nation’s largest biofuels producer, is moving forward with a plan to shut down its biorefining plant in Cloverdale, leaving 50 Hoosiers without jobs effective Friday. The company tells Inside INdiana Business that it is not making any changes to the plans announced two months ago.
Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has named Melina Kennedy vice president of product compliance and regulatory affairs. In the newly-created role, Kennedy will oversee engine emission certification, product compliance, and regulations related to Cummins products.