Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater has named Julie Machado manager of recruiting and retention for the Sweet Family of Businesses. She spent the last 17 years in HR roles for Lincoln Financial, Tower Bank, and, for the past six years, Vera Bradley. Machado holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Human Resources from IPFW and has strong experience in all aspects of Human Resources. The Sweet Family of Businesses includes Sweet Aviation, SweetCars, Mynett Music, Longe Optical, the Clyde Theater, and other companies.
Also, Jacob Dupre has been named video department keyboard artist. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz and Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and a Masters in Piano Jazz Studies from the University of Texas. Dupre is a fourth generation musician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, vocal and trumpet, as well as keyboards). He is also a songwriter and arranger. He recently toured the United States and Japan with The Glenn Miller Orchestra.