BigWigs & New Gigs: Board Appointments
HHCU Board Member Retiring
The Hoosier Hills Credit Union has announced William Miller is stepping down from its board of directors. He served more than 32 years at the GM Central Foundry until his retirement in 1999. Miller was one of the earliest members of the credit union's precursor, Bedford Independent Federal Credit Union.
Red Cross Names Chair, New Members
The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has named Rob Gauss (pictured) chair of its board of directors. He serves as a partner at Ice Miller, LLP. Gauss earned a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in 1990 and his juris doctor from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1993. Other new board members include:
RDC Elects Board Members, Slates Officers
The Regional Development Company in Valparaiso has elected Steve Kring (pictured) and Greg Bracco (pictured) to its board of directors. Kring serves as regional president of Horizon Bank while Bracco serves as senior vice president and business banking manager of Peoples Bank. The board also elected it slate of officers: Rex Richards - chair Michael Schneider - vice chair Scott Casbon - secretary John Matthiesen - treasurer Hubert Cook - past chair
APTA Appoints Evans to Board
The American Public Transportation Association has appointed IndyGo president and chief operating officer Inez Evans to its board of directors. She has been with IndyGo since July after serving as chief operating officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in California.
Discovering Broadway Announces Advisory Chair
Newly launched nonprofit arts organization Discovering Broadway has named Frank Basile advisory board chair. He has served as a long time advocate and supporter of the arts. Basile is also a professional speaker, author, columnist, community volunteer, philanthropist and retired property management executive. He has served as board chair or president of eleven not-for-profit organizations and currently serves on the board of six organizations.
ACTA Elects Chairperson
The American College of Transportation Attorneys has elected Michael Langford chairman. He serves as a partner at Scopelitis, Gavin, Light, Hanson & Feary in Indianapolis. He began his career in transportation law over 25 years ago when he joined the firm as an associate after graduating from Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law, where he received several awards during his time as a law student.
Mind Trust Adds Lewis to Board
The Mind Trust has named Indianapolis Councilwoman Maggie Lewis to its board of directors. She currently serves as chief operating officer and executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. Prior to that, Lewis served as director of quality assurance and community outreach for Centaur, Inc. She has served on the council since 2008.
Grand Park Director Named to Board
Grand Park Sports Campus Director William Knox has been named to the Advisory Board for Sportology 2020, a nationwide sports technology conference. Knox will discuss how technology can best support the sports industry and events community. The conference is set for March 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Knox holds a degree from Indiana University.
Cathedral HS Adds Board Members
Cathedral High School in Indianapolis has named Regina Cross (pictured) and Matt Renie (pictured) to its board of directors. Cross has led the investment management division at Goldman Sachs since 2011, serving out of their Chicago office. Prior to that, she served at Eli Lilly for seven years on the Neuroscience Business Unit. Cross graduated from Cathedral High School in 1998.
United Way Names New Board Members
United Way of Central Indiana has elected Lauren Petersen (pictured) and Johna Norton (pictured) its newest board members. Petersen currently serves as TechPoint’s senior director of relationship management. She graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University in 2011 where she earned a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and development. Norton serves senior vice president, Global Quality for Eli Lilly and Co.
IU Professor Appointed to Consumer Council
A professor of business economics from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Academic Research Council. In that role, Michael Baye will advise CFPB leaders. This bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies are treating consumers fairly.
Regenstrief Leader Chosen to Serve on National Board
Regienstrief Institute president and chief executive officer Peter Embí has been chosen to serve on the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is a nationally recognized leader in the field of clinical and translational research informatics, with a particular interest in learning health systems.
Anthem Adds Member to Board
Anthem has named Ryan Schneider to its board of directors. He is chief executive officer for Realogy Holdings Corporation based in Madison, New Jersey. Prior to that, Schneider served as president for Capital One’s card division, where he was responsible for U.S., U.K. and Canada credit card businesses.
CTS Announces New Board Members
Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis has announced Reverend Sharon Watkins (pictured) and Rabbi Dennis Sasso (pictured) as board members. Watkins is director of Truth and Racial Justice Initiative at the National Council of Churches and past general minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Sasso has served as senior rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck since 1977
Bankers Association Elects Chair
The Indiana Bankers Association has elected Lucas White chairman of its board of directors. He serves as president of The Fountain Trust Company in Covington. White earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a JD from the IU Maurer School of Law at Bloomington as Order of the Coif. He has also completed the graduate school of banking at the University of Wisconsin.
Indiana Landmarks Names Directors
Indiana Landmarks has elected Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows (pictured) and Candace Chapman (pictured) as directors. Baskerville-Burrows serves as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. Chapman serves as executive director of Downtown Evansville Development Corp.
500 Festival Announces Board Changes
The 500 Festival has named Rob Pruitt (pictured) chair and James Poore (pictured) vice chair of its 2019-2020 board of directors. Also, Kevin Pastoor has been named secretary and Melissa Proffitt treasurer. Pruitt serves as regional managing partner at BKD, while Poore owns and operates MATCH Corp. which controls several McDonald's restaurants in Indianapolis.
Ivy Tech Names Board Chair
The Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees has named Terry Anker (pictured) chair. Also, Stephanie Wade has been named vice-chair and Andrew Wilson secretary. Anker serves as chairman of The Anker Consulting Group in Carmel. Wade is an attorney at the Law Office of Stephanie Wade. while Wilson is president and principal auctioneer/broker at William Wilson Auction Realty.
College Mentors Announces Board Members
College Mentors for Kids in Indianapolis has named Elizabeth Odle (pictured), Shamika Mazyck (pictured) and Karen Seketa to the national board of directors. Odle has worked in the education field in a variety of different positions and is now retired. Mazyck serves at Quarles & Brady’s health & life sciences practice group. Seketa currently serves as vice president of talent at Element Three.
Indiana Sports Corp Makes Board Changes
The Indiana Sports Corp has elected Rick Fuson (pictured) chairman of its board of directors. He serves as president and chief operating officer for Pacers Sports & Entertainment. Fuson becomes the eighth chair since the organization's inception in 1979. Also, Jennifer Pope Baker (pictured) has been named vice chair. She serves as executive director of the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana.
IU Prof Elected to Brazilian Academy
Indiana University Professor Emerita of Spanish and Portuguese Darlene Sadlier has been elected to the Brazilian Academy of Letters as a socia-correspondente. She is the only U.S. citizen and woman currently holding this lifetime position. Before her retirement, Sadlier spent 36 years serving at IU, 30 of which she worked as the director of the Portuguese program. She recently published a book titled "The Lilly Library from A to Z."
DNR Director to Lead National Group
The National Association of State Park Directors has elected Dan Bortner president. He serves as director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Bortner assumed that role in 2005 and is the third longest-serving active state park director in the nation. He attended Indiana University, where he graduated with a B.S. in public affairs from the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
LaPorte Co Symphony Elects Board Member
The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra has elected Purdue Northwest chancellor Thomas Keon to its board of directors. He also currently serves as a board member for the La Porte County Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the Alliance for Regional Development, One Region, the Northwest Indiana Forum and the Urban League of Northwest Indiana.
NPAPA Elects Regenstrief Scientist VP
The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance has elected NiCole Keith vice president. She serves as a research scientist with with the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and a professor and associate dean of faculty affairs at the Indiana University School of Health and Human Sciences.
Two Retire From Kimball Board
Jasper-based Kimball Electronics has announced Christine Vujovich (pictured) and Thomas Tischhauser (pictured) will retire from its board of directors. Vujovich has served since 1994. She is currently retired. Tischhauser has served since 2008. He has been an independent executive consultant in leadership development and a principal with Wynstone Partnersin the greater Chicago area since 2007.
Biosynthetic Names Board Member
Indianapolis-based Biosynthetic Technologies has named Joseph Maslowski to its board of directors. He serves as chief operating and chief financial officer at Roetzel and Andres in Akron, OH. Maslowski has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic business initiatives. He earned his MBA from Baldwin Wallace College and his bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University.
Center for the Performing Arts Adds Board Members
The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel has added Adam Arceneaux (pictured), J. Daniel Philpott and Xiao Ou Yuan to its board of directors. Arceneaux serves as a partner in commercial litigation with Ice Miller, LLC. Philpott serves as senior private banker with Wells Fargo Private Bank. Xiao Ou Yuan is principal in public finance with Fifth Third Securities.
Springbuk Elects Board Member
Springbuk has elected Kristi Savacool to its board of directors. Her professional background includes 14 years with Aon Hewitt, the world’s largest provider of human capital and management consulting services. Savacool was appointed to CEO of the company in 2012 after serving multiple high-level executive roles, including senior vice president of global business services and technology.
Pathway Adds Board Member
Pathway to Recovery in Indianapolis has added Claire Hunter to its board of directors. She serves as account executive at Bose Public Affairs Group. With nearly a decade of strategic communications experience in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis, Hunter helps clients with crisis communications, social media strategy, public policy and reputation management.
Aim Elects Officers
Accelerate Indiana Municipalities has elected Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer (pictured) as president for 2020. Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb (pictured) will serve as 1st vice president and Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers will serve as 2nd vice president. All three will take office January 1. Since the 1890s, Aim, formerly the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, has been an advocate for Indiana municipalities.
Franciscan Health Physicist Elected to Association
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine has elected Franciscan Health chief medical physicist Christopher Njeh to lead the Ohio River chapter. He has served the organization since 2015 and has held similar positions and academic appointments in California, Baltimore and Texas since 1997.
IU Prof Appointed to FCC
Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor Jeff Prince has been appointed chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission. He will begin work on September 3 and will serve for one year before returning to the university. Prince has served as professor of economics since 2010.
Wabash National Corporation Adds Board Member
Wabash National Corporation's Board of Directors has appointed Stuart A. Taylor II to the Company’s Board of Directors. Taylor serves as Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Group LLC. His appointment brings the number of board members to eight. Taylor holds degrees from Yale University and Harvard Business School.
St. Mary's Names Board Officers
St. Mary’s Child Center in Indianapolis has named Roger Harvey (pictured) president of its board of directors. He serves as principal at Bose Public Affairs Group. Also, Josh Fleming (pictured) has been named vice president, Jon Arbuckle secretary and John A. Lienhart treasurer. Fleming serves as vice president and partner at Quarles & Brady.
Larrison Appointed to City Market Board
The Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council has appointed Jason Larrison to serve a two-year term on the Indianapolis City Market Corporation Board of Directors. He is senior project manager at CORE Planning Strategies in Indianapolis and has nearly 20 years of experience, including 17 years working in the public sector.
First Merchants Elects Kellogg to Board
Muncie-based First Merchants Corporation has elected Clark Kellogg to its boards of directors. He serves as a college basketball analyst for CBS Sports and was an NBA first-round pick by the Indiana Pacers. Kellogg played for five seasons before retiring due to chronic knee issues. He continued to pursue his degree after leaving for the NBA and graduated from Ohio State with a degree in marketing in 1996.
Wilson Named to Alzheimer’s Board
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter board of directors has named Emily Wilson to its board of directors. She serves as vice president at Bose Public Affairs Group. Wilson earned her bachelor's degree in English from Hanover College and her master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.
The Villages Names Board Members
The Villages of Indiana Board of Directors has named Matthew Hook (pictured) chair and Justine Overturf-Singh (pictured) vice chair. Hook is retired and a former partner at Centerfield Capital Partners. Overturf-Singh serves as a senior trust officer at Fifth Third Bank. Also, Kellie Capone and Kye Hawkins were named members.
BGCI Announces Board Members
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis has announced nine new board members, including Andrew Crask (pictured) who serves as Indiana market executive and Indianapolis market president at Bank of America and Deborah Whitfield (pictured) who serves as director of network diversity at Community Health Network.
1st Source Elects Board Member
1st Source in South Bend as elected John Affleck-Graves to its board of directors. He formerly served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the University of Notre Dame. A native of South Africa, Affleck-Graves earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance and doctorate in mathematical statistics from the University of Cape Town.
ICESA Names Board Officers
The Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault has named Greg Zoeller (pictured) board president and Tory Flynn vice president. Also, Matthew Holley has been approved as secretary and Kim Gallagher will continue to serve as treasurer. Zoeller served as Indiana Attorney General from 2009-2017. Flynn serves as director of communications and public affairs at Hillenbrand.
Shabazz Named USOW Ambassador
The United State of Women has named Khalilah Shabazz the 2019-2020 ambassador for Indianapolis. The program trains and equips women to take action for gender equity in their communities and was launched from the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Women and Girls. Shabazz is the director of the multicultural center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Junior Tennis Development Fund Names Officers
The Indianapolis Junior Tennis Development Fund has named Barbara Wynne (pictured) chairman of the board and Mark Rutherford (pictured) president. Also, Jane Kroot has been named vice president, Kyle Burns, secretary, Brian Fennerty, treasurer and Joseph Primavera, immediate past president.
South Shore CVA Board Adds Members
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has appointed Jahnae Erpenback (pictured) and Rohit Patel to its board of directors. Erpenback serves as general manager of the Majestic Star Casinos. Patel is owner of the Comfort Inn and Best Western Hotels in Hammond.
School on Wheels Adds Board Member
Schools on Wheels has appointed Amy McDonald to its board of directors. She is a programs manager with KSM Location Advisors. McDonald is also a manager in the firm's local tax group. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and finance from Bethel University.
NAWBO Names Board Officers
The National Association of Women Business Owners-Indianapolis has elected Lisa Purichia president and Anne Hathaway vice president. Also, Thresette Briggs has been named secretary, Ellen Dunnigan parliamentarian and Jessica Nickloy immediate past president. Sponsel is partner and director of entrepreneurial services at Sponsel CPA Group.
Purdue Alumni Board Elects Finance Chair
The Purdue Alumni Association has elected Ryan Kay chairman of finance of the board of directors. He is a financial advisor for AMI Investment Management in Kendallville. Kay was first elected to the board in 2016 to serve a three-year term as alumni director for the Indiana north district. He is a 2009 graduate of the Krannert School of Management and was the recipient of the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
Music for All Names Board Members
Music for All has elected Rodney Dorsey (pictured) and Michael Bogers to its board of directors. Dorsey serves as director of bands at Indiana University and is also professor of music at the Jacobs School of Music, a position he has held since 2018. Bogers serves as vice president of commercial and industrial banking at The National Bank of Indianapolis.
Arts Commission Announces Officers
The Indiana Arts Commission has elected Allen Platt (pictured) chair, Alberta Barker (pictured) vice-chair and Anne Penny Valentine secretary. Platt currently serves as general counsel for Samtec in New Albany. Barker is vice president and personal trust administrator to 1st Source Bank’s Lafayette wealth advisory services. Penny currently serves as assistant vice president of workforce partnerships at Ivy Tech Community College.
Landers Appointed to Fire Rescue House Board
The Fire Rescue House of Madison County has appointed Jerry Landers to its board of directors. He is chief executive officer of Aspire Indiana Health and chief strategy officer of Aspire Indiana. Landers has also served as vice president of finance and business development for the former Center for Mental Health.
Basketball Hall of Fame Elects Officers
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has named Jerry Peirson (pictured) president and Mark Baltz (pictured) executive vice president of its board of directors. Also, Ray Pavy has been named treasurer and Donna Sullivan secretary. Peirson previously served as head coach at Cowan High School before coaching career at Miami of Ohio. Baltz worked as an NFL official for 25 seasons.
Goodwill CEO Joins International Board
Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana President and CEO Kent Kramer has been appointed to Goodwill Industries International's Board of Directors. He joined the organization in 2002 as vice president of retail operations. Kramer was named president and CEO in 2015, becoming the organization’s fourth leader in its nearly 90 years of existence.
Trine Selects Two Board Members
Trine University has added Jeff Turner (pictured) and Jason Stechschulte (pictured) to its board of directors. Turner has served as senior vice president of administration and corporate secretary at Metal Technologies in Auburn since 1999. Stechschulte currently serves as business development manager at Marathon Petroleum Corporation in Findlay, Ohio.
Higher Ed Commission Adds Member
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has appointed Trent Engbers as faculty member. He is associate professor of political science and public administration and director of the master of public administration program at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.
Women & Hi Tech Names Board of Directors
Women & Hi Tech has named Angela B. Freeman (pictured) president of its board of directors. She is an intellectual property/patent attorney at Barnes & Thornburg. Rebecca Bormann has been appointed president-elect. She is managing director of sales and services at Bell Techlogix. Also, Bobbie LaFollette has been appointed treasurer and Kelly Ragle has been named secretary.
Mapes Appointed to State Board of Education
Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) has appointed Perry Township Schools’ Superintendent Pat Mapes to the Indiana State Board of Education. He has spent time as a social studies teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent. Mapes has also served as state assistant superintendent for public instruction for operations and as the chairman of the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board.
USI Professor Named to Commission for Higher Education
Dr. Trent A. Engbers is joining the Indiana Commission for Higher Education as the body’s faculty commission member. Engbers is associate professor of political science and public administration and director of the master of public administration program at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. He was appointed by the commission's faculty nominating committee in May, and announced by Governor Holcomb in late June. Engbers' term began July 1 and ends June 20, 2021.
Lilly Endowment Names Vice Presidents
Lilly Endowment has announced its new officers: Robert Smith (pictured), senior vice president for collaborative strategies; Ronni Kloth (pictured), vice president for community development; Ted Maple, vice president for education and Jackie Dowd vice president for evaluation and special initiatives. Smith served 22 years with Eli Lilly and Company. Kloth began her tenure at the endowment in 2013 as its communications director.
Ivy Tech Lafayette Approves Board Member
Bradley Cunningham has been appointed to the Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette Campus Board of Trustees. Cunningham will assume his role at the board's July meeting. He currently serves as senior vice president, manager of commercial lending at The Farmers Bank in Frankfort. Cunningham holds a degree from Indiana University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
Centier Appoints Board Member
Merrillville-based Centier Bank has appointed Cristal Brisco to its board of directors. She currently serves as magistrate judge for the St. Joseph Circuit Court. Brisco previously served as general counsel for Saint Mary’s College - Notre Dame and chief legal counsel for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
USDA Appoints Two To Committee
The United States Department of Agriculture has appointed Indiana farmers Kendell Culp (pictured) and Michael Nichols to its committee on trade. Culp serves as director for the Indiana Soybean Alliance and owns Culp Family Farm near Rensselaer. Nichols is president of the Indiana Corn Growers Association and is the owner of Nichols Family Farms near Rockport.
JCC Elects Board Members
The Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis has selected Joshua Abrams and Michael Wipper to its board of directors. Abrams is a senior associate with RESOURCE Commercial’s office advisory group. Wipper is a manager in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s audit and assurance services group.
Kahn to Lead Delirium Research Society
Regenstrief Institute’s Babar Khan has been chosen to lead the American Delirium Society. He is a research scientist with the Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute, a cooperative effort with the Indiana University School of Medicine. Khan is also an associate professor with the IU School of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine.
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Names Board Director
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance has appointed Indiana Humanities President and CEO Keira Amstutz as a new director of the IPA Foundation Board. Amstutz has led Indiana Humanities since 2008. She previously served as chief counsel and director of policy for the City of Indianapolis. Amstutz holds degrees from DePauw University and the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Sullivan to Co-chair National Committee
Indiana State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has been selected to co-chair the smart government subcommittee of the Future of Work Task Force. The group is part of the Council of State Governments, a national committee focused on government efficiency.
NiSource Adds Hersman to Board
Merrillville-based NiSource has added Deborah Hersman to its board of directors. She is an experienced safety executive, having served as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and CEO of the National Safety Council. Since January, Hersman has served as chief safety officer at Waymo, the self-driving car technology subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.
Martin University Appoints Two Trustees
Martin University has appointed Joe Perkins and Max Siegel to its board of trustees. Perkins is corporate counsel for regulatory and global business operations at Allison Transmission. Siegel is CEO of Max Siegel Inc. (MSI) a sports, marketing, entertainment and media holding company.
Troan Joins Board of Viral Launch
Pendo co-founder Erik Troan is joining the Board of Viral Launch. Troan oversees an engineering team of nearly 100 people across Pendo's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, and development centers in Herzliya, Israel and Sheffield, U.K. He started his career at Red Hat, where he worked as its first engineer and led the engineering team through the development of Linux, RPM and Anaconda and eventually, the company’s IPO. Troan earned a Bachelor’s degree ...
COTA Elects Board Member
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association has added Yolanda Trevino to its board of directors. She is assistant vice president for strategy, planning and assessment in diversity, equity and multicultural affairs at Indiana University. Treviño earned her Ph.D. in higher education from the university in 2004.
IAHHC Appoints Board Member
Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care has appointed Gin Yonkman to its board of directors. She is human resources director of a family of businesses that serves nine northeast Indiana counties: Home Nursing Services, Angel Corps, Dorian Maples & Associates, and First Call Medic.
Lumina CEO Named to Board
The Council on Foundations has named Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis chair of the board of directors. He previously served as board vice chair for two years. Since 2008, Merisotis has led Indianapolis-based Lumina, an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.
TCU Elects Board Officers
South Bend-based Teachers Credit Union has elected Vincent Henderson (pictured) as chair of its board of directors and Thea Kelly (pictured) as vice chair. Henderson is president at Beacon Medical Group in South Bend. Kelly is assistant general counsel at Cummins. TCU also named John Myers secretary. Paul Marsh will continue as treasurer.
NE Indiana Regional Partnership Elects Governing Board
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has elected the 2019 directors of its Governing Board. The Governing Board is responsible for providing strategic leadership oversight to the Regional Partnership's operations and fiscal matters. Governing Board members elected to serve from 2019-2022:
Wilgus Named Board President-elect
Northwest Radiology Network Executive Director and CFO Linda Wilgus has been named president-elect of the Radiology Business Management Association. She is currently the chair of the RMBA federal affairs committee. Wilgus is also the recipient of the 2019 RBMA President’s Award “for going above and beyond to promote an atmosphere that enhances networking and Progress Through Sharing.”
Salinas Appointed to Indianapolis Public Library Board
The Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners has appointed Jose Salinas to a four-year term on the Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees. Salinas has served as Presiding Judge for Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division, since 2007. He is a founding member of the Indiana Latino Expo Board of Directors and has served on the board of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention.
NiSource Names New Board Chair
Merrillville-based NiSource Inc. has named Kevin Kabat chairman of its board of directors, subject to his re-election at the 2019 annual stockholders meeting. He currently serves as a board member and vice chairman. Kabat would succeed Richard Thompson following his retirement from the NiSource board at the end of the current term.
McCloskey Appointed to IEDC Board
Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Fair Oaks Farms co-founder Sue McCloskey to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. "To continue taking Indiana's economy to the next level, we need the experience and perspective of key industry experts like Sue McCloskey. She knows firsthand the challenges and opportunities faced by Hoosier entrepreneurs and agriculture businesses,” said Gov. Holcomb.
Tiffany Sauder Joins Gibson’s Board Of Advisors
Gibson announced the appointment of Tiffany Sauder to its newly created Board of Advisors. She is founder and president of one of the fastest-growing marketing agencies in the Midwest, Element Three. Sauder started her career as a financial analyst with Eli Lilly.
Patrick Industries Appoints Three Board Members
Elkhart-based Patrick Industries has announced the election of Pamela Klyn (pictured), Derrick Mayes and Denis Suggs (pictured) as board members. Patrick is a major manufacturer and distributor of component and building products for the recreational vehicle, marine, manufactured housing and industrial markets.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Welcomes Board Members
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana named its 2019 board of directors. Vandana Kapur (pictured) was appointed chair, Stephanie Smithey (pictured) first vice chair and Monica Brownewill Smith second vice chair. Also, Beth Forman will serves as treasurer and Jo Lynn Garing as secretary.
Strada Education Network Elects Three Board Members
Indianapolis-based Strada has appointed Sureel Choksi (pictured), Wade Dyke (pictured) and Jack Markell as board members. Choksi is president and chief executive officer of Vantage Data Centers, based in Denver. Dyke is chief executive of Great Heart Academies. Markell served as Delaware governor from 2009-17. Strada is an Indianapolis-based national social impact organization dedicated to strengthening the pathways between education and employment.
Lumina Foundation Selects Pambianchi for Board of Directors
Lumina Foundation has chosen Corning, Inc. Executive Vice President Christine M. Pambianchi to serve on its board of directors. Pambianchi joined Corning in 2000 as division human resources manager. She was promoted to her current role in 2018.
CHAMP Camp Adds Board Members
CHAMP Camp, a local non-profit dedicated to providing a traditional summer camp experience for children with tracheostomies and those requiring respiratory assistance, has added a new lead physician and pair of board members ahead of this summer’s “Out of This World” CHAMP Camp 2019. Amanda Parker is re-joining the Board of Directors. She is owner and president of Collective Alternative. Francisco Angulo-Parker is a new lead physician.
Former Congressman to Chair NiSource Review Board
Former U.S. Congressman and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will chair the new Quality Review Board for Merrillville-based NiSource Inc. The board is an independent body formed to provide oversight and governance over the company's implementation of its Safety Management Systems. NiSource operates utilities across seven states in the U.S., including the Northern Indiana Public Service Corp.
NWIIWA Appoints Chair and Co-Chair
The Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association has promoted two regional leaders to serve as chair and co-chair of the association’s awards banquet committee. Lisa Kuehl, commercial loan portfolio manager at Horizon Bank, will be the new committee chair. Barbara Belligio, president of Advanced Medical Placement Consultants, LLC, will serve as co-chair. Kuehl has worked in the banking industry for over 12 years, and is currently a commercial loan portfolio manager.
Credit Union CEO Named to Advisory Council
Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bill Schirmer has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for a three-year term. Schirmer will be one of only two credit union representatives on the committee. He previously served as executive vice president and CFO of Lake Michigan Credit Union. Schirmer holds a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.
Allison Transmission Appoints Board Member
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has appointed Judy Altmaier to its board of directors. She will also serve as a member of the board's audit committee. Her term will expire at the 2019 annual stockholders meeting. She served as president of Exmark Manufacturing from 2013 till her retirement this January.
Kenzie Adds Tech Vet to Inaugural Board
Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has announced the first members its board of trustees. The coding school has appointed Travelocity.com and Kayak.com founder Terry Jones and Indianapolis philanthropist Kathy Hubbard as the first members of the board. Kenzie says Jones and Hubbard will act as advisors to the school's senior leadership and also assist as local and national ambassadors. Jones is also the managing principal of innovation consultancy ON Inc.
Holcomb Names Teacher Pay Commission Members
Governor Eric Holcomb has announced the volunteer members of the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission: Chairman Michael Smith, Jená Bellezza, Tom Easterday, Marianne Glick, Bob Jones, Katie Jenner and Nancy Jordan. The advisory council members include: Melissa Ambre, Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, Emily Holt, Dan Holub, Denise Seger and David Smith.
IndyCREW Adds to Board
IndyCREW has appointed Jill Rose (pictured) president and added the following as board members: Erin Dettwiler, Donna Grau and Leslie Smith. Rose is business development executive for Rowland Design. Dettwiler is vice president at First Merchants Bank. Grau is managing director of property management for Premier Commercial Real Estate. Smith is a partner in the business services practice group for Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.
Skeel Named to National Work Incentives Board
Tina Skeel has been elected to the National Association of Benefits and Work Incentive Specialists. She currently serves as project director for Indiana Works at Aspire Indiana. Skeel oversees Aspire’s Work Incentive Planning and Assistance project across 58 Indiana counties.
Holcomb Appointed to Workforce Policy Advisory Board
Governor Eric Holcomb is one of 25 people appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Ivanka Trump to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board will work with the National Council for the American Worker to develop and implement a strategy to "revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st Century." The board was established in July by an executive order from President Donald Trump.
LDI Adds Miles to Board of Managers
Mark Miles has been elected to the board of managers of Indianapolis-based LDI Ltd. He is president and chief executive officer of Hulman & Co. Miles has also served as a director at two other closely held, family-owned companies – City Securities, an Indiana-based investment firm and The Pantry, a multi-billion-dollar operator of convenience stores in the southeast U.S.
AgriNovus Adds to Board
AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbiosciences sector, has added Alan Tio and Chris Lowery to its board of directors. Tio is chief executive officer for the Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. Lowery is senior vice president of workforce alignment for Ivy Tech Community College. Prior to this role, he served as chancellor for the Columbus/Southeast Region of Ivy Tech.
BioCrossroads Adds to Board of Directors
BioCrossroads has added: Aaron Schacht, J.J. Spegele and Ram Yeleti to its board of directors. Schacht leads research & development, regulatory affairs and business development at Elanco Animal Health. Spegele has held leadership roles for clinical research organizations and also was vice president of global business transformation at Quintiles. Yeleti is a clinical leader at Community Health Network's eight hospitals.
Terre Haute Chamber Names Board Chair
The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has named Brian Kooistra (pictured) chair of the board. He is chief operations officer for Garmong Construction Services. Kooistra has served in numerous capacities since joining the board, including nominating committee chair.
Kelley Named to Aspire Housing Board
Kellie J. Kelley has been appointed to the Aspire Indiana Affordable Housing board of directors. She is executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Madison County. Kelley has served more than 23 years in various public health capacities, including disease prevention and education, HIV/STI services and syringe access services. She previously served as dean of academic affairs at the Harrison College Anderson campus.
IMA Announces Chair and Committee Members
The Indiana Manufacturers Association has announced its 2019 executive committee. The association also named Mike Lunsford (pictured) chairman of the board. He is president of Zionsville-based Dart Controls Inc., a privately held firm that designs, manufactures, and distributes power electronics. Lunsford has been a member of the IMA Board of Directors since 2014.
Urban League Elects Keon as Board Chair
The Urban League of Northwest Indiana has elected Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon chairman of its board of directors. He will serve a two-year term. Allen-McCloud has worked closely with Keon during the past two years during his service as vice chair of the organization.
Mayor Myers Appointed to National Committee
Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2019 Public Safety and Crime Prevention federal advocacy committee. The group has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.
Dubois County Foundation Adds to Board
Dubois County Community Foundation has added Ashley Blessinger and Cory Menke to its board of directors. Blessinger is in sales and advertising for the Dubois County Bombers, a summer collegiate baseball team. She serves on the board of directors of the Dubois County Leukemia Association. Menke is director of operations at OFS Brands. He previously served on the Dubois County Emerging Leaders steering committee and Huntingburg Steller committee.
Girl Talk Adds to Board
Girl Talk Inc. has added Candice Hall and Toni Richins to its board of directors. Hall will hold the board position of financial advisor. She serves as commercial finance and channel development director with Stanley Security. Also, Toni Richins will hold the board position of strategy advisor. She is co-founder and chief executive officer of HRtisan Solutions LLC.
Former Lilly CFO Seeks Spot on Disney Board
The Walt Disney Co. Board of Directors has named Derica Rice as a nominee to stand for election as a director at Disney’s annual meeting March 7. Rice was previously executive vice president of global services and chief financial officer for Eli Lilly and Co. Including Rice, nine nominees will run for election as directors at the meeting.
Conexus Expands Board, Names New Chair
Conexus Indiana has added four members to its board of directors, bringing its total members to 15. The state's advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative has also selected Denny Oklak as its new board chairperson. The new board members include: Andrew Baker, Elaine Bedel, Scott Brand and Kim Ryan.
Urban Land Institute Appoints Council Member
Flaherty & Collins Properties Vice President of Development Brian Prince has been appointed to the Urban Land Institute Public/Private Partnership Council. The ULI Public/Private Partnership Council examines industry practices, financing strategies, negotiations, challenging projects, motivations, building and maintaining trust and incorporating additional partners into public/private partnerships. His term runs five years.
Mayor Hogsett Makes Appointments
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed two women to the Airport Authority Board and Indianapolis Foundation. The State of Indiana's 48th Lieutenant Governor, and first woman to hold that office, Kathy Davis, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Airport Authority Board. Also, Molly Chavers has been appointed to serve a six-year term with the Indianapolis Foundation.
Mayor Hogsett Makes Appointments to Police Merit Board
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced three appointments and one reappointment to the Police Merit Board. Diana Ferguson-Mosely retired from IMPD in 2013 after 33 years on the force. She received a criminal justice degree from Oakland City University and a bachelor of business administration from Marian University. Frank Sullivan Jr. served 19 years as a Justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. He authored approximately 500 majority opinions from 1993-2012.
Indiana Connected By 25 Elects Board Members
Indiana Connected By 25 has elected three new members to its board of directors: James Banister, Christina Hage (pictured) and Addy Kujawa (pictured). Banister is an associate in the Health Care and Business Groups for Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis. Hage is vice president of external affairs for MHS, Ambetter and Allwell. Kujawa is currently chief executive officer of the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives and American Association of Orthopaedic Executives.
Three Join Manchester University Board of Trustees
Three alumni have joined the Manchester University Board of Trustees. Nadine Pence (pictured) is executive director of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion at Wabash College. Audrey Hahn recently retired as chancellor of the Indiana Wesleyan University-National and Global Campus; it oversees all nonresidential IWU services. Also, Brian Harshberger of South Bend has worked at AM General LLC for two decades, currently serving as treasurer.
Holcomb Adds to Boards, Commissions
Governor Eric Holcomb recently announced appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. Jonathan Elrod will continue his service on the Board of Tax Review until December 31, 2022. J. Bradley King and Angela Nussmeyer will continue their service as co-directors for the Election Division, Indiana Secretary of State’s Office.
Indiana Builders Association Announces 2019 Leadership
The Indiana Builders Association has elected its senior officers to serve in 2019. The new leadership will spearhead efforts to support regulations and laws that enable Hoosiers to own and maintain a home. The 2019 IBA senior officers include: President Don Thieneman (pictured), Vice President Brett Harter, Treasurer Jeff Thomas and Secretary Paul Schwinghammer.
Codelicious Announces Board of Directors & Advisors
Codelicious has added to its board of directors: Erik Young (pictured), Christine McDonnell, Jeff Ready, Don Aquilano and Ashley Vukovits (pictured). Board advisors include Jim Schumacher and Barbara Kew. Young is the founder of Prime Vector Inc., in addition to Codelicious, and has been working in the Indianapolis tech scene for more than 14 years. Vukovits is the former CFO of Interactive Intelligence.
IU Chemist Elected NAI Fellow
Gary Hieftje has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. His inventions are used in several fields including agriculture, biology, energy, forensics, material science, medicine, nuclear science and pharmaceutical science. Hieftje is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Robert and Marjorie Mann Chair in the Department of Chemistry in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences.
Hogsett Names Bicentennial Commission
A nine-member bipartisan commission will lead the planning, programming, and initiatives surrounding Indianapolis’ bicentennial celebration in 2020 and 2021. The commission has been appointed by Mayor Joe Hogsett and includes: Bart Peterson, Greg Ballard, Keira Amstutz, Yvonne Shaheen, Justice Theodore “Ted” Boehm, John Krauss, Steve Campbell, Shannon Williams and Molly Chavers.
Fishers Announces Members of Arts & Culture Commission
The city of Fishers announced today the newly appointed members of the first Fishers Arts & Culture Commission. The seven new board members have been appointed by the Mayor to serve two-year terms, beginning in January. According to the city, the Commission will be overseen by the Department of Planning & Zoning and will “seek to engage and promote all forms of performing and visual art in Fishers in support of community and economic development efforts.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters Adds to Board
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana has added Rick Eastling and Cindy Schum to its board of directors. Eastling serves as regional director of the east territory at Defenders and is currently responsible for 70% of Defenders field operations. Schum serves as a senior business banking relationship manager at KeyBank.
PRSA Appoints Board Members
The Public Relations Society of America Hoosier Chapter has appointed 2019 board members. The appointments are for one year term, ending next November. Emily Kibling (pictured), has been elected president, following immediate past President Megan Bulla. Kibling currently serves as an account director for Hirons.
MHEC Elects Sauer as Chair
Ken Sauer has assumed the position of commission chair of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact for the 2018-19 year. He previously served terms as vice chair and treasurer. One of four regional higher education compacts in the United States, MHEC is a nonprofit regional organization assisting its 12 member Midwestern states in advancing higher education through interstate cooperation and resource sharing.
Jayco Chairman to Retire
The chairman of the Middlebury-based Jayco board of directors has announced his plans to retire. The recreational vehicle manufacturer says Wilbur Bontrager, who has been involved with the company since its inception, will step down from full-time duty at the end of the year. Bontrager will partner with Jayco on a part-time basis.
netlogx CEO Elected to Indy Chamber Board
Audrey Taylor has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for the Indy Chamber. She is chief executive officer of information technology consulting services company netlogx. Celebrating its 20th year in business, the firm has been a member of the Indy Chamber for the past 11 years. Since founding netlogx in Indianapolis in 1998, she has applied her IT know-how to untangle complex business challenges for organizations across the U.S. and beyond.
Jefferson Awards Foundation Appoints Advisory Board Chair
The Greater Central Indiana chapter of the Jefferson Awards Foundation has appointed Steve Abel chair of the Advisory Board. He has participated as a board member since 2017. In his new role, Abel will oversee board development and lead the chapter in increasing engagement. He is associate provost for engagement at Purdue University.
Vennli Adds New Board Members
South Bend-based Vennli, a content intelligence platform, has appointed Great Blue Ventures Managing Director Christopher Clapp to its board of directors and PR firm Weber Shandwick Chief Operating Officer Frank Okunak as a board advisor. Clapp previously served as president and CEO of Bluelock. Okunak’s career started more than 20 years ago at Weber Shandwick, when he joined the company as CFO.
Holcomb Elected RGA Policy Chairman
Governor Eric Holcomb has been elected the 2019 policy chairman of the Republican Governors Association, an organization that works to elect Republican governors across the country. He first joined the RGA Executive Committee last year. Holcomb will take an expanded role in the organization. As policy chairman, he will be responsible for elevating the proven policies that Republican governors are bringing to Americans in states across the country and in Indiana.
Holcomb Makes Board, Commission Appointments
Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of board appointments and reappointments. They include the Ball State University Board of Trustees and the Judicial Nominating Commission. The new appointments include: Ball State University Board of Trustees Rick Hall and R. Wayne Estopinal.
American Resources Corp. Appoints Board Members
Fishers-based American Resources Corp. has appointed Randal Stephenson, Ian Sadler and Courtenay Taplin as members of its board of directors. Stephenson is co-founder and CEO of a boutique FINRA-licensed broker dealer focused in the natural resources industry. Prior to retirement, Sadler served as president and CEO of Miller Centrifugal Casting International. Taplin currently manages his own company, Compass Point Resources LLC which he founded in 2007.
Valpo College of Business Dean Named to Review Committee
James Brodzinski, dean of the College of Business at Valparaiso University, has been selected for a three-year term on the AACSB Continuous Improvement Review Committee. The CIRC oversees processes for continuation of business accreditation to ensure consistency of standards application and equity of recommendations across teams and across programs reviewed. Brodzinski joined the university as dean in 2012.
Holcomb Makes Boards, Commissions Appointments
Governor Eric Holcomb has made appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. The governor made two new appointments to the Board for Proprietary Education: Anne Shane and Jean Putnam. The governor made reappointments and four appointments to the Early Learning Advisory Committee: Betsy Delgado, Mary Gardner, Dr. Nancy Holsapple, Lacey Kottkamp, Nicole Norvell, Christopher Stokes and Kerri Wortinger.
Fine Elected to NASUCA Executive Committee
Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor Bill Fine has been elected to the executive committee of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates. NASUCA is a not-for-profit organization of 56 consumer advocates in 43 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico, Barbados and Jamaica. Each NASUCA member is designated by the laws of its respective jurisdiction to represent utility consumer interests before state and federal regulators and the courts.
Brown Named to HHCU Board
Hoosier Hills Credit Union has named longtime member Jay Brown to its board of directors. He has been an HHCU member since 1989. Brown has served on the Credit Union's Supervisory Committee since January. A Bedford native, Brown has been employed at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center for more than 38 years.
Indiana Hunger Relief Organization Expands Board
Indianapolis hunger relief organization Million Meal Movement has appointed American Century Investments Vice President, Chris Evans, to its board of directors. He is part of the financial professional’s sales team at American Century dedicated to advisor relationships across the state of Indiana and Western Michigan.
Garimella Appointed to National Science Board
Suresh Garimella, who has led four straight record years for Purdue University research funding, has been appointed to the National Science Board. He is Purdue’s executive vice president for research and partnerships, and the Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Garimella is one of seven appointments to the board by President Donald Trump.
Holcomb Appoints Estes to Ports Commission
Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Kari Pfau Estes of Jeffersonville to the Ports of Indiana Commission. Her family business, George Pfau's Sons Co. was founded in 1869 and is in its fifth generation of family leadership. Estes replaces Christine Keck on the commission.
Kimball Electronics Director Stringer to Retire
Jasper-based Kimball Electronics Inc. has appointed Robert “Bob” Phillippy to its board of directors. He will also serve as a member of the audit committee. Phillippy will replace Geoffrey Stringer (pictured), who is retiring from the board after more than 15 years of dedicated service with the company and its former parent, Kimball International Inc.
American Bar Association Forum Names Chair
Sam Laurin, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans, has been named chairman of Division 7 (Insurance, Surety & Liens) of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. The forum is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States. Laurin is chair of the Bose McKinney & Evans litigation and construction law groups and focuses his practice on litigating construction, commercial and insurance coverage disputes.
National FFA Officer Team Elected
Students from California, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Alabama and Oregon have been elected by delegates throughout the United States to serve on the 2018-19 National FFA Officer team. National President: Luke O’Leary, National Secretary: Layni LeBlanc, Eastern Region VP: Adrian Schunk, Central Region VP: Ridge Hughbanks, Southern Region VP: Jordan Stowe and Western Region VP: Shea Booster.
AgriNovus Indiana Adds to Board
AgriNovus Indiana, the state’s initiative to promote and accelerate the growth of the agbiosciences sector, has added new members to its board of directors: Luca Bonini (pictured), CEO of Italpollina, Brian Emerick, board representative for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and CEO of MicroPulse and Susanne Wasson (pictured), president of the Crop Protection Business Platform for Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.
Indiana Humanities Elects Officers, Members
The Indiana Humanities board of directors has elected its slate of officers for 2018-19 and elected three new board members. The new members include Chris Gahl, senior VP of marketing and communications at Visit Indy; Chad Priest (pictured), CEO of American Red Cross, Indiana Region and Tiffany Tolbert, senior field officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Beth Bechdol (pictured), president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, has been elected chair for a second term.
Purdue Professor Appointed to USDA Advisory Board
Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics advisory board. Lusk is one of 10 newly appointed members to the 25-person board. Members serve a three-year term and represent a specific category of U.S. agricultural stakeholders. He will represent the National Social Science Association category.