Fort Wayne-based Benchmark Human Services has promoted Doug Beebe to chief executive officer. He joined the organization in 2014 as vice president, overseeing programs in central and southern Indiana and on the East Coast. In 2015, Beebe was named president of residential services. Benchmark provides care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illness throughout the United States. Beebe succeeds William "Bill" Swiss, who has served as CEO for more than 30 years. Swiss now serves as senior corporate advisor.

Prior to joining Benchmark, Beebe served as chief executive officer of Community Rehabilitation Hospital in Indianapolis. Previous positions also include: director of the Bureau of Aging and In-home Services for the State of Indiana; executive director of Hook Rehabilitation Center-Community Hospital in East Indianapolis; state administrator for Res-Care, based in Illinois and Indiana and executive director of the Blare House in Des Plaines, Illinois.

His industry leadership positions include serving on these boards: CICOA Aging and In-Home Services, Indiana’s largest area agency on aging (chair, 2011 to 2012); Leading Age Indiana/Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (chair, 2012-2014); Indiana Hospital Association Rehabilitation Task Force (chair, 2012-2013); Brain Injury Association of Indiana; Statewide Head Injury Leadership Board; and Indianapolis Mayor’s Disability Awareness Council (2007 to 2009).  He is a member of numerous industry associations.

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