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Lake City Bank Names Senior VP

Lake City Bank Names Senior VP

Warsaw-based Lake City Bank has named Rick Donovan senior vice president and general counsel. He most recently served as a partner at Rothberg Logan Warsco LLP in Fort Wayne.

Hoosiers Make Forbes Elite List

Hoosiers Make Forbes Elite List

Several Hoosier entrepreneurs, including Evan Rocheford (pictured) are included on Forbes' "30 Under 30 2020" list. Rocheford, co-founder and chief executive officer of West Lafayette-based NutraMaize LLC, is included in the Food & Drink category.

Indiana Humanities Elects New Board Members

Indiana Humanities Elects New Board Members

The Indiana Humanities council has elected Terri Jett (pictured) and five others to its board of directors. She serves as associate professor of political science at Butler University. 

IU Health Makes Leadership Appointments

IU Health Makes Leadership Appointments

Indiana University Health has promoted Mary Drewes (pictured) to associate chief nursing executive. Also, Joe Meyer (pictured) has been promoted to senior vice president of system operations.

Goodwill Hires Marketing Director

Goodwill Hires Marketing Director

Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana has hired Ivan Cropper to lead the organization’s marketing and communications functions.

Purdue Professor Elected Fellow

Purdue Professor Elected Fellow

Purdue University professor Jessica Huber has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. She teaches speech, language and hearing sciences at the university. 

Wabash National Adds Board Member

Wabash National Adds Board Member

Lafayette-based Wabash National Corporation has added Terry Bassett to its board of directors. She currently serves as managing director of NuVentures LLC.

City of Kendallville Appoints Fire Chief

City of Kendallville Appoints Fire Chief

The city of Kendallville has named Jeremy McKinley (pictured) fire chief.  He replaces Mike Riehm, who is retiring after 43 years of service to the department.

IBTA Leader to Retire

IBTA Leader to Retire

John Koppin has announced he will retire at the end of the year from his position as president of the Indiana Broadband and Technology Association. Koppin began working at the association in 1984 as vice president and became president in 1993. 

Adams Named Distinguished Professor

Adams Named Distinguished Professor

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has honored Thom Adams as a Herman A. Moench Distinguished Professor. He has served more than two decades at the university as a mechanical engineering professor.

Governor Appoints Judge

Governor Appoints Judge

Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Lisa Swaim as judge to the Cass County Superior Court. She succeeds the Honorable Richard Maughmer, who passed away in September.

KSM Consulting Names VP

KSM Consulting Names VP

Indianapolis-based KSM Consulting has named Mike Vance vice president of technology services. He most recently served as vice president of technology at Fort Wayne-based Matilda Jane Clothing and Vera Bradley. 

Arts Festival Names Director

Arts Festival Names Director

The Carmel International Arts Festival has named Rachel Ferry executive director.  She currently serves as manager of events and hospitality at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

Purdue Promotes Ruhl

Purdue Promotes Ruhl

Purdue President Mitch Daniels has promoted Chris Ruhl to treasurer and chief financial officer. He has served as senior vice president for strategic initiatives and CFO for Purdue Global since July 2017.

Foster Success Names Board Members

Foster Success Names Board Members

Foster Success Indianapolis has elected Erin Brothers (pictured), Lolita Campbell, Freedom Smith and Grace Worley to its board of directors. Brothers serves as director of recruiting and consulting services at Purple Ink LLC.

Chamber Adds Board Members

Chamber Adds Board Members

The Indiana Chamber has named Tory Castor (pictured) and 17 other business leaders from central Indiana to its board of directors. She serves as senior vice president for government affairs at IU Health.

Next House Speaker Chosen

Next House Speaker Chosen

Indiana House Speaker-elect Todd Huston (R-Fishers) has been unanimously selected to succeed House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis.) Huston is set to be sworn in as speaker just before the end of 2020 session.

Huntington Bank Hires VP

Huntington Bank Hires VP

Huntington Bank has hired Kimberly Klotz as vice president and business banking treasury management advisor in central Indiana. She previously as senior cash management consultant with Chase Bank.

Aqua Indiana Names President

Aqua Indiana Names President

Aqua Indiana has named Kari Bennett president. She most recently served as executive director of customer experience at the Midcontinent Independent System Operator in Carmel.

Ramos Leaving IndyStar

Ramos Leaving IndyStar

Executive Editor of The Indianapolis Star Ronnie Ramos is stepping down to “pursue new opportunities.” IndyStar reports Gannett Co. Inc., the parent company of the publication, will launch a national search for Ramos' successor.

Market St. Group Names President

Market St. Group Names President

Market Street Group, formerly Short Strategies, has named Michael Solari president. He has served as vice president since 2012. After graduating from the University of Indianapolis, Solari started as a full-time associate with the firm in 2007.  

American Structurepoint Adds Ray

American Structurepoint Adds Ray

American Structurepoint has named Preston Ray project manager to the firm's investigative group. He previously served as director of operations for the Parthenon Commercial Corp. in Carmel.

Fort Wayne Housing Exec. Named to Board

Fort Wayne Housing Exec. Named to Board

George Guy, CEO and Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority has been elected to serve as president of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Northern Central Regional Council.

Stanley Named New Fever Coach

Stanley Named New Fever Coach

The Indiana Fever have announced Marianne Stanley as its new head coach. Stanley, who was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, comes to Indianapolis after a nearly 10-year stint as an assistant with the Washington Mystics. 

Albion Names Town Manager

Albion Names Town Manager

The Town of Albion has hired Tena Woenker as town manager. She most recently served as town manager of Waterloo.

Wabash Board Chair Retiring

Wabash Board Chair Retiring

Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) in Lafayette has announced Chairman of the Board Dr. Martin Jischke will retire after the company's 2020 annual meeting.

Kimball Adds Board Members

Kimball Adds Board Members

Jasper-based Kimball Electronics, Inc. has named Holly Van Deursen and Michele Holcomb, to its board of directors.

Herron Names Endowed Chair

Herron Names Endowed Chair

The Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI has named Orna Tsultem to a new endowed chair at the school, the Edgar and Dorothy Fehnel Chair in International Studies.

Noblesville Mayor-elect Makes Appointments

Noblesville Mayor-elect Makes Appointments

Noblesville Mayor-elect Chris Jensen has named Emily Gaylord communications director and Kevin Sears operations coordinator.

AgReliant Announces Promotion, Hire

AgReliant Announces Promotion, Hire

AgReliant Genetics in Westfield has promoted Bruce Searle to vice president of operations. Also, Deanna Flynn has been hired as sales & marketing training specialist.

KSM Consulting Hires Two

KSM Consulting Hires Two

Indianapolis-based KSM Consulting has hired Emily Schilling as director of finance and Bruce Kidd as senior account executive. Schilling most recently served as finance director at Tangoe, an enterprise technology management solution provider. Kidd previo

Columbus Chamber Hires Director

Columbus Chamber Hires Director

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Bob Schafstall as membership director. He will replace Tim Cooney, when he retires at the end of this year. Cooney has held the position since 2012.

Governor Appoints VU Board Member

Governor Appoints VU Board Member

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Don Villwock of Edwardsport to the Vincennes University board of trustees. Villwock is the owner and manager of Villwock Farms which has acreage in Knox, Daviess, Sullivan and Greene counties.

Albion Names Town Manager

Albion Names Town Manager

The Town of Albion has hired Tena Woenker to be its next Town Manager. Woenker previously served as Town Manager in Waterloo, Indiana. She holds a degree from Purdue University. 

Gephart Awarded Sagamore

Gephart Awarded Sagamore

Jay Gephart, director of Purdue University Bands & Orchestras, has been awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash, one of the state of Indiana highest honors.



Risks for Future Medical Issues and the ADA

Risks for Future Medical Issues and the ADA

From time to time, employers express concerns about the health issues an employee or applicant may develop in the future due to his or her current physical condition, particularly weight.

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