BigWigs & New Gigs: Consulting
Whitinger Hires Manager
Muncie-based Whitinger Strategic Services has hired Julia Whitson as an account manager. She previously held served as director of marketing at Mattison Corporation in Indianapolis. Whitson has also held the position of marketing coordinator for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the Ball State University Miller College of Business.
TPMA Adds Coordinator
Thomas P. Miller and Associates has added Kylie Wolf as workforce ecosystem coordinator for EmployIndy. She previously served coaching job seekers with significant barriers at the John Boner Neighborhood Centers. Wolf also has experience with the Northwest Indiana Center of Workforce Innovations in adult education and youth employment services.
RJL Solutions Hires Director
RJL Solutions in Terre Haute has hired Hji-Avgoustis as director of government relations. She previously served as a legislative assistant for the Indiana Senate Majority. Hji-Avgoustis is a graduate of Indiana University where she received a bachelor’s degree studying law and public policy. She is currently finishing a master of public administration with a concentration in environmental policy and sustainability.
Veracity Adds Investigator
Carmel-based Veracity has added Dan Taylor as an investigator. He recently retired from a 20-year law enforcement career with the US Postal Inspection Service. Taylor’s most recent assignment was serving as a supervisory special agent where he supervised teams of federal agents investigating complex fraud schemes, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and workplace violence incidents.
TPMA Adds Director
Thomas P. Miller & Associates has named Matt Rueff director of economic development and community resiliency. He most recently served as senior associate and economic development specialist. Rueff holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Grinnell College and a master of public administration from the School of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
Environmental Management Consultants Promotes Director
Evansville-based environmental engineering firm Environmental Management Consultants has promoted Mark Phillips to Regional Director. Phillips will lead the company's office covering Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. He will manage the day-to-day operations and oversee technical projects. Phillips previously served as a Geologist for M.E. Phillips Consulting and Applied Environmental Technologies. He holds a degree from Southern Illinois University.
KSM Consulting Adds Director
KSM Consulting has hired Louonna Kachur to lead talent acquisition and development efforts. Kachur will lead talent recruitment, acquisition, development and engagement activities. She previously served as vice president of workforce and organizational development at Early Learning Indiana. She holds a degree from Indiana University.
FirstPerson, Performance Lab Add to Teams
FirstPerson has hired Matt Henry (pictured) as vice president and Megan Nail (pictured) as compensation advisor. Henry previously served as vice president of human resources at Viral Launch. Nail most recently served as senior human resources & compensation manager at Faegre Baker Daniels. Also, Cameron Troxel has been named advisor and Erin Greene client engagement specialist at the firm's sister company, Performance Lab.
VMS BioMarketing Names Senior VP
Indianapolis-based VMS BioMarketing has named Brion Brandes senior vice president of business development. He most recently served as executive vice president of business development at Publicis Health in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Over his career, Brandes has held leadership roles at Parke-Davis, a Division of Warner Lambert, Pharmacia and MedPointe.
Thomas P. Miller Adds Staff
Thomas P. Miller & Associates in Indianapolis has hired Rebecca Kusner (pictured) as vice president of workforce solutions and innovation. Also, Nithya Pramekumar (pictured) has been named senior project consultant. In 2017 Kusner launched her own firm, R4 Workforce. Pramekumar most recently worked at the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.
Veracity Adds Three
Carmel-based Veracity IIR has hired Jeff Smith (pictured), Paul Medernach (pictured) and Jeremy Bell as senior investigators. Smith retired from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in 2018. He was a critical member of teams specializing in investigating organized crime and was recognized as an expert witness in criminal street gang identification.
Rose-Hulman Ventures Expands Management Team
Rose-Hulman Ventures has named Ryan McDonald (pictured) director of business development and Robin Duncan (pictured) director of business operations. McDonald most recently served as assistant director of corporate & foundation relations at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Duncan has served as staff accountant at Rose-Hulman Ventures as well as the office of business & finance since 2016.
RJL Solutions Hires Operations Manager
RJL Solutions in Terre Haute Solutions has hired Ian Salter as operations manager. His previously served as 21st Century Scholar coordinator at Ivy Tech Community College. Salter has an associate degree in business administration from Ivy Tech Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Indiana State University.
Bay Advisors Hires Troyer
Angloa-based BAY Advisors has named former Steuben County Sheriff Timothy Troyer to a public safety position. He recently retired after serving two terms as sheriff. Troyer's responsibilities will include providing assistance to clients in the area of school safety, prevention, intervention and response.
Purdue@WestGate Hires Manager
Purdue@WestGate has named Kelsey Sopko associate operations and events manager. She most recently served as facilities coordinator for the University of South Carolina. Prior to that, she served as graduate assistant of recreational sports and building supervisor for Valparaiso University and Indiana State University Recreational Center.
Thomas P. Miller & Associates Hires Huffman
Thomas P. Miller & Associates has named Shelley Huffman director of education & workplace solutions. She is a former executive of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Huffman designed and executed the market study that led to the establishment of the International School of Indiana. She has an MBA from Butler University.
FirstPerson Adds Staff
FirstPerson has added Mark Lambert (pictured) as managing director and Emily Gavin (pictured) as account executive. Lambert most recently served as senior director of national accounts at Springbuk. Gavin most recently served at Newfields where she was a benefits coordinator. The company has also added Dylan Ford and Conner Norman as financial analysts.
Apex Benefits Adds Five
Apex Benefits has named Jason Clemons (pictured) advisor. He previously worked in commercial and digital sales with RTV6/ABC. The company also announced Ali Harris (pictured) has joined as a population health specialist. Most recently, she worked in onsite and near-site clinics as a wellness coordinator and health coach.
KSMC Promotes Two
KSM Consulting has promoted Natalie Litera to chief operating officer and John Roach to chief revenue officer and executive vice president of data analytics. Litera re-joined the company in 2017 after serving as Service Sanitation’s director of operations for almost four years. Roach joined KSMC in 2011 after serving in technical and program leadership roles at Rolls-Royce.
KSM Adds Director
KSM Location Advisors has named Brian Szymanski director of national projects. He has spent over 10 years with Grant Thornton’s national credits and incentives practice. Szymanski received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Veracity IIR Adds Two
Carmel-based Veracity IIR has hired Jeremy Bell and Collin Knolhoff as senior investigators. Bell joins Veracity from the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom where he was a critical member of the intelligence and operational organization. Knolhoff is a junior at Purdue University, pursuing his B.S. in Industrial Management, concentrating in data analytics and international business.
LHD Hires Two Advisors
LHD Benefit Advisors has added Marcus Bowling and Ben Fuelberth as senior benefit advisors. Bowling previously served at Anthem for 15 years where he led their major accounts segment which included overall responsibility for Anthem’s 75 largest clients in Indiana. Fuelberth has more than 11 years of experience and most recently served at Aon.
EnviroForensics Promotes Jennifer Hallgarth
EnviroForensics has promoted Jennifer Hallgarth to director of technical operations. In her new role, she will manage the company’s technical resources, with an added emphasis on stakeholder relations. Hallgarth leads the consulting service team and advises on stakeholder engagement ranging from technical reporting to client relations. She also contributes to financial forecasting and employee development at all levels of the company.
FlashPoint Hires Director, Promotes Two
FlashPoint Leadership Consulting has hired Heather Ollanketo (pictured) as director of finance and operations and promoted Rachel Tomasik (pictured) to consultant and Madison Horth to associate consultant, project manager. Ollanketo most recently served as controller at Harrison College. Tomasik joined FlashPoint in 2015 and has served as associate consultant. Horth joined the company as an Orr Fellow in 2016 and has served as project coordinator.
Centric Consulting Adds Senior Manager
Centric Consulting has hired Jim Longshore as a Senior Manager in its Indianapolis office. Longshore has 17 years experience of executive leadership and consulting experience. He previously served as vice president at SBTI. Longshore holds degrees from IUPUI, Purdue University and University of Indianapolis.
KSM Consulting Promotes Caswell to CEO
KSM Consulting has elevated Mark Caswell to CEO. He most recently served as president. Renovus Capital Partners just acquired majority interest in KSM Consulting. The company is a technology, data, and management consulting firm and has grown in size by 500 percent over the last five years.
JA Benefits Announces Leadership Changes
Bedford-based insurance agency JA Benefits has announced leadership changes. Chris Johnson has been named partner, chairman and chief executive officer, and Clint Parker is the new chief operating officer. Johnson has served as president since 2014 and will remain in his consulting role while also assuming duties of chairman and CEO. Parker joined the firm in 2008 and has served as an account executive and in operations management.
InterVision Adds Bunce as Senior Director
InterVision has added Jonathan Bunce as senior director of strategic alliances. He brings over 20-years of experience leading transformation initiatives for high technology companies. Most recently, Bunce led McAfee and Intel in their strategic alliances with non-channel core partnerships.
Apex Benefits Hires Todd Rokita
Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits, a benefits strategy and services provider, has hired former Indiana Secretary of State and U.S. Congressman Todd Rokita as general counsel and vice president of external affairs. In this executive role, he will oversee corporate legal strategies and serve as a representative for the company and an advocate for its customers by leading public policy initiatives throughout Indiana and the nation.
Techstars Sports Accelerator Names Managing Director
A recently-launched sports tech accelerator has its first leader. Jordan Fliegel has been named managing director of Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy. He has experience running venture-backed sports tech startups: CoachUp.com, Techstars Class 19, Techstars Boston 2012 and Draft.com, Techstars Class 5, Techstars Boston 2010 (previous brand was StarStreet.com).
Former Congressman Joins Consulting Firm in D.C.
Luke Messer, a former U.S. Congressman from Indiana’s sixth district, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting as a principal in Washington, D.C. Messer will lead the firm’s bipartisan federal advocacy team with FaegreBD Principal Ted Bristol. Messer will advise businesses and others nationwide on federal regulatory and policy developments in his new role.
EnviroForensics Promotes McFall to Director
Indianapolis-based EnviroForensics, an environmental engineering, consulting and remediation design firm, has promoted Casey McFall to director of field services. His new role enforces the importance of high-quality data collection as the foundation of the environmental decision-making process and highlights the firm's commitment to data excellence. McFall has more than 13 years of experience.
DMA Promotes Hutmacher to CEO
Fort Wayne-based DuCharme, McMillen & Associates Inc., a tax consulting firm serving the U.S. and Canada, has promoted Dan Hutmacher to president and chief executive officer. He had been serving as interim president and CEO since Dave Meinika stepped down in April. Hutmacher joined the firm in 1989 and quickly moved through the company’s ranks.
EnviroForensics Adds Senior Engineer
Indianapolis-based EnviroForensics, an environmental engineering, consulting and remediation design firm, has named Robert Fedorchak senior engineer. He brings 25+ years of experience in the industry and will focus on technical engineering systems and team development. Fedorchak holds Professional Engineer certifications in five states.
Rubicon Global Adds Former Indy Mayor Goldsmith
Rubicon Global has added former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith to its Board of Directors. The waste, recycling and smart city solutions firm announced Goldsmith will work with the executive leadership team in an advisory role. Goldsmith has written several books on issues related to data-driven government to help make technology work better and faster.
ANGI Homeservices Names New CEO
Colorado-based ANGI Homeservices Inc. has named a new chief executive officer. The company, which maintains a significant presence in Indianapolis, says Chief Product Officer Brandon Ridenour will transition to CEO by the end of the year. He succeeds Chris Terrill, who will remain with the company in an advisor capacity.
FlashPoint Leadership Consulting Hires Director of Finance
Cassie Li has joined FlashPoint Leadership Consulting as director of finance and operations. She brings more than 15 years of experience in finance and accounting roles across a variety of organizations, including 40 | 86 Advisors, Veolia Environment North America, Indiana University Health and KPMG.
IIG Names Senior Project Manager
Dyer-based Interior Image Group has added Nicole Perez as senior project manager for its newly-formed procurement division. She is a 20-year industry veteran. Perez previously spent 20 years at Hyatt Hotels, where she has worked the last 12 years as a project manager overseeing procurement for new hotels and renovations. She is experienced with procuring furniture, fixtures and equipment for hotels from budget to installation, following through to completion.
RJL Solutions Hires Operations Manager
Vittoria Meyer has been named operations manager at RJL Solutions. She recently graduated from Indiana State University with a major in communication/public relations and a minor in marketing. Meyer was involved with the Weigh of the Waste marketing campaign at the college.
BAM Weather Adds Managing Director
BAM Weather, a locally based private weather forecasting company, has added Terry Powers as its managing director of sports and special events. He has decades of event experience; most recently as vice president at USA Diving and 11 years at the 500 Festival where he was vice president of operations.
M3 Ultimate Solutions Appoints CPO
Dennis Gale has been appointed chief people officer of M3 Ultimate Solutions. He will develop new business opportunities in HR, OCM and OD while leading strategic partners and independent consultants. Gale brings more than 30 years of experience in a wide selection of industry segments including manufacturing, nuclear power utilities, insurance, retail, Department of Defense and a veteran of U.S. Navy.
BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group Makes Hire, Promotion
BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group has named Nancy Hintz senior human capital advisor. She is co-founder of the Indianapolis-based nonprofit Million Meal Movement, which feeds the hungry and teaches the importance of volunteerism. Also, Ben Molenda has been promoted to human capital advisor.
LDI Names Chief Administrative Officer
Leslie Tarble has joined Indianapolis-based LDI Ltd. as chief administrative officer. She recently served as senior vice president of commercial operations at QualityCo, a division of 19th Capital, and previously worked at Quality Companies and Celadon Trucking.
RJL Solutions Launches Strategic Communications Division
Terre Haute-based RJL Solutions has promoted Betsy Peperak to director of strategic communications. She previously served as media relations manager and brings expertise in social media marketing, professional writing, digital design and grant writing. Also, Anna Madden has been hired as brand ambassador.
Centerfirst Hires McGrath as VP
Indianapolis-based Centerfirst has hired Wendy McGrath as vice president of sales and marketing. With more than 18 years of experience in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, she previously held a variety of operational, sales and leadership roles at VMS BioMarketing, most recently serving as vice president of business development.
Etica Group Promotes Lee to VP
Etica Group Inc., a leading Indianapolis-based Certified Women-Business Enterprise, professional architectural and engineering consulting firm, has promoted Sheena Lee to vice president of operations. In this new role, she will lead the following teams; human resources, financial, information technology, corporate communications and all office administrative functions for the company. Lee has been with the firm for nearly four years.
EnviroForensics Promotes Horwath to Director
EnviroForensics, an Indianapolis-based environmental engineering, consulting and remediation design firm, has promoted Andrew Horwath to director of engineering and remediation services. His new role is a pivotal part of the company’s enhanced corporate structure and will provide focus on the remediation side of the business.
M3 Ultimate Solutions Appoints CFO
M3 Ultimate Solutions has appointed Rick Rusch chief information and finance officer. He has more than 25 years of experience in IT focused on cyber threats while minimizing end-user impact. Rusch has spent 12 years spearheading the accounting and IT department for Cohen & Malad, LLP as a controller and director of IT.
LUNA Language Services Names President
Indianapolis-based LUNA Language Services has promoted Marina Hadjioannou Waters to president. She previously served as chief operations officer and has been with the company since 2007. Also, Kelly Wright has been appointed head of operations and Stevie Cromer has been promoted to cultural and enrichment manager, partner liaison.
New Board Named at Women & Hi Tech
The 2018 board of directors has been announced for Indianapolis-based Women & Hi Tech. The members include representatives from a variety of Indiana companies, including Salesforce, Eli Lilly and Co., and Cummins. The board officially began its new term Sunday. The newly-elected members include: Elected Officers: President: Darcy Lee, Director of Accounts & Business Development, Metonymy Media President-Elect: Angela B. Freeman, Intellectual ...
M3 Ultimate Solutions Adds Strategic Partners
Gordon Adelsberg has joined M3 Ultimate Solutions as a strategic partner consultant. He is president/owner of Adelsberg Consulting LLC. Adelsberg is a serial entrepreneur and has helped firms such as Suncor Energy and Enbridge Gas Distribution. Also, Bob Paden has joined the firm as a strategic partner consultant and owner of TIER321, a consultancy focused on helping business navigate change with confidence.
Landscape Architecture Group Leader Joins V3
Don Staley has joined V3 Companies as group leader of landscape architecture. He will be based at the firm's Indianapolis office, from where he will lead the company’s landscape architecture group. Staley is an accomplished Professional Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional, he holds an MLA with Distinction from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design and a BS with Distinction from Purdue University Landscape Architecture Program.
Straight Joins Thomas P. Miller & Associates
Thomas P. Miller & Associates has named Amanda Straight senior project consultant for economic development. She brings experience in urban planning, market analysis, economic impact analysis and strategic planning. With a background in research, Straight has held previous positions with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, as well as the Bureau of Labor Statistics Unit at the Arizona Department of Administration.
EnviroForensics And PolicyFind Names Claims Expert
Indianapolis-based EnviroForensics and PolicyFind, a division of EnviroForensics, has named Jené Bastian a senior insurance analyst. EnviroForensics manages complex environmental claims for policyholders pursuing regulatory site closure. She brings more than 24 years of insurance and environmental claims management experience with Travelers Indemnity Co.
Philanthropic Consulting Firm Expands Team
Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates has added Emilie Cook as project coordinator. She is a recent graduate of Butler University and gained valuable experience in nonprofit management, events planning, and marketing through internships at Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago and Music Makers Theatre in Western Springs, Illinois.
Newburgh Group Names President
The Newburgh Group has promoted Brandon Cooper to president. He succeeds Dan Oates, who was a former owner and retired from the firm in April. In addition to his retirement, Oates sold his interest in the company to Cooper and his family. Cooper has worked as a partner with the firm since 2007.
M3 Ultimate Solutions Adds to Team
Carmel-based M3 Ultimate Solutions has named Darryl Warren a strategic partner consultant and president/owner of D. Gene Alliance Inc., a business solutions company. This corporation owns the Indiana license of Crestcom International, a global leadership development firm. Also, the firm has added Rick Rusch as a strategic partner consultant and founder of Secure ERP Inc. He has spent more than 25 years working in the business information technology environment.
EnviroForensics Names Senior Project Manager
Indianapolis-based EnviroForensics, an environmental engineering, consulting and remediation design firm, has named Morgan Saltsgiver a senior project manager and business development consultant. She will lead their newly-formed agribusiness and rural Brownfields redevelopment services.
Basham Joins CORE Planning Strategies
Annette Basham has joined CORE Planning Strategies as a project manager. Her 20 years of experience include managing the transitions of hospital, clinical engineering and facilities management associates and leading the implementation of their facility projects. Basham most recently served as implementation manager for TRIMEDX and Medxcel FM.
Nyhart Appoints First Female CEO
Indianapolis-based Nyhart has appointed Lisa Hague its first female chief executive officer. She will assume responsibilities in August and succeed Thomas Totten, who has decided to retire and continue consulting with clients. Hague began working at Nyhart in 2011 as chief financial officer.
LTC Language Solutions Adds Three to Team
LTC Language Solutions has added Gus Bravo (pictured) as a global business manager. He previously worked as a sales representative for a business that distributed disposable gloves. Andy Nelson has been named a global business manager. He most recently worked as a field sales representative for Roche Diabetes Care. Also, Anna Lvovskaia (pictured) has been appointed sales support coordinator. She has two years of experience in sales support.
ECC Horizon Names VP
ECC Horizon has named Linda Hicks to the newly-created role of vice president of Midwest operations. She has 34 years of operations and technology leadership experience from Vertellus, where she most recently served as vice president of global technology. Hicks is a chemical engineer with significant expertise in environmental project design and execution.
Leadership Changes at Opportunities For Positive Growth
Fishers-based Opportunities for Positive Growth is preparing to transition its leadership team. CEO Gail Kahl, who founded the human services agency in 1998 and COO Dan Kahl, who joined the organization in 2002, are retiring April 1, 2019. Andrea Schwartz (pictured) will transition from her current role as chief strategy officer to chief executor officer-elect role assuming the duties of COO as well.
Tilson Hires HR Director
Greenwood-based Tilson has hired Nick Vivaldi as director of human resources. He will be managing the HR/account management teams and benefits team. Vivaldi previously served in a similar role for Ingram Micro and General Parts International. He also worked at Target Corp. in various management roles.
M3 Ultimate Solutions Adds Consultants
Carmel-based M3 Ultimate Solutions has added three strategic partner consultants: Deepak Lalwani (pictured), Dennis Gale and Renee Sullivan (pictured). Lalwani is founder and management consultant at Deepak Lalwani & Associate LLC. Gale is president and principle consultant at Performance by Design. Sullivan is president at Sullivan Change Consulting LLC and previously worked for Eli Lilly and Co.
Sextons Creek Names Director
Sextons Creek has named Evan Gilmore director of marketing and development. He most recently led marketing communications for Carmel-based Culture of Good. With an extensive background in marketing communications and media production, Gilmore has worked with companies and organizations to design and support strategies around digital marketing and brand communication.
LHD Hires Fiala as Director of HR
Indianapolis-based LHD Benefit Advisors, an employee benefits advisory firm, has hired Bob Fiala as director of human resources. He most recently served as managing director of human resources for the NCAA’s national office. Prior to his almost 20-year tenure at the NCAA, Fiala worked for the General Motors Corp. for 14 years.
Larrison joins CORE Planning Strategies
Jason Larrison has joined CORE Planning Strategies as a senior project manager. Having worked for both the city and state, he has more than 17 years of experience in the public sector. Larrison most recently served on Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s cabinet as director of the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services, which is charged with encouraging and enhancing construction, business, and neighborhood activities.
Krock Steps Down as LaGrange County EDC Chief
The LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. is looking for a new president and chief executive officer. Ryne Krock, who has held the position since April 2015, has left the organization for a job in the private sector. Krock is now the vice president of economic consulting services for Louisiana-based Leotta Location + Design LLC. The site selection firm has an office in Fort Wayne, from where Krock will work.
Blasdel Solutions Adds to Team
Blasdel Solutions has hired Allison Duncan as a project manager. She previously served as an account manager at Octagon. Duncan has served on multiple boards and commissions including the LPGA Board, the USAGolf Board, the Speedway Redevelopment Commission and the Indy Women in Tech Foundation board.
Stay Metrics Adds 'Avid Supporter' as COO
South Bend-based Stay Metrics has named Jerry Scott chief operating officer. He most recently served in the same role at La Porte-based Vision Financial Services. Scott's experience also includes several years as an executive at Gibson in South Bend, advancing to become COO, and more than 20 years in leadership positions with South Bend-based Towne Air Freight, a logistics provider acquired by Forward Air Corp. of Tennessee in 2015.
FirstPerson Adds Talent Advisor
FirstPerson has named Tiffany Polster as a talent advisor. She has been in the training and development arena for more than a decade. Polster oversees the recruitment and talent development strategies. She received her master’s degree from Ball State University and has numerous facilitator training certifications, including Development Dimensions International, CMOE’s Coaching and Wilson Social Styles.
Symphony Ventures Appoints VP
Symphony Ventures, the global services firm specializing in Robotic Process Automation and Intelligent Automation, has named A.J. Hanna vice president of client advocacy. In this role, his mission is to help those firms interested in embarking on their digital operations journeys – harnessing battle-tested practices for adopting and managing RPA and IA in the enterprise. Hanna previously worked for Ascension Health.
RJL Solutions Hires Media Relations Manager
Terre Haute-based RJL Solutions has named Betsy Peperak media relations manager. She has a strong background in communications and marketing. Peperak has a bachelor’s degree in English Teaching from Indiana State University, which she used to teach high school for two years after graduating.
Short Strategy Group Makes Promotions, Hire
Long-time Indianapolis legislative lobbying and business consulting firm, Short Strategy Group Inc. has promoted Michael Solari (pictured) to president. He has been serving as vice president of the firm since 2012. Founder Frank Short (pictured) will take on the role of chairman and CEO of the firm. David Brent Rosenberg has joined the firm as an associate on the lobbying team.
POLARIS Laboratories Adds to Sales Team
POLARIS Laboratories has added Michael Wells as national account manager. He will concentrate his efforts on national accounts within North America. Wells previously served in sales and business development roles at BureauVeritas and AllFuel Services and was a territory sales manager at POLARIS.
Tilson Names Palamara VP of Sales
Tilson has appointed Stephen Palamara vice president of sales. He is an executive level business development professional with more than 25 years of information technology experience. Palamara’s background includes sales management, managing high growth B2B start-ups and early stage companies, enterprise software development, networking and infrastructure and staffing and recruiting.
LTC Language Solutions Adds to Sales Team
Indianapolis-based LTC Language Solutions has hired Mike Bartsch as its global business development manager. He previously served as a corporate ticket sales manager for the Indiana Pacers. Bartsch will work on developing new business in manufacturing, hospitality and sports industries.
Thomas P. Miller & Associates Announces Appointments
Thomas P. Miller and Associates has appointed Spenser Rohler (pictured) a project consultant for economic development. Ashlee Fujawa has been named marketing manager. Brittany Sherrill and Alexia Maggos have been named project assistants in the firm's workforce practice area.
Startup Ladies Founder Becomes CEO
An executive with Fishers-based Sticksnleaves is stepping down to become chief executive officer of the organization she founded in 2014. Kristen Cooper, who served as vice president of operations and corporate development with the tech company, will become CEO of The Startup Ladies, also based in Fishers.
Valeo Financial Advisors Hires CIO
Valeo Financial Advisors has hired Charlotte Lippert as chief investment officer. She previously owned Charlotte Lippert Wealth Management and has more than 20 years experience in independent financial consulting. Lippert began her career at Old National Wealth Management, serving as vice president and director of due diligence. From 2008 to 2011, she was a portfolio manager and director of investments for Bedel Financial Consulting.
VEAPS Inc. Adds Recruiting Executive
VEAPS Inc., an Indiana-based systems integrator, has launched VEAPS Technical Staffing and hired Shawn Petty as recruiting executive. For nearly a decade, VEAPS has been collaborating with life science, food and beverage, and automotive clients on industrial automation and validation projects.
FirstPerson Adds to Team
FirstPerson has hired Connor Hammond and Taylor Summa as benefits analysts. Hammond is a graduate of Indiana University and received the Evans Scholarship and graduated with distinction before moving into insurance. Summa recently graduated cum laude from Marian University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and management information systems and holds his Life and Health Insurance license.
Zoeller Joins Golars as General Counsel
Noblesville-based Golars Environmental Engineering has appointed Greg Zoeller as general counsel. He has spent much of his career in public service, but he also has experience as a problem-solver for private, entrepreneurial businesses. Zoeller served as Indiana’s 42nd attorney general from 2009 to 2017, where he led a diverse team of 162 deputy attorneys and other professional staff.
Suarez to Lead Indy Office For Executive Search Firm
Wheless Partners, an executive search and leadership consulting firm, has named Juan "Kiko" Suarez to lead its Indianapolis office as a senior partner in the Higher Education and the Industrial search practices. He has more than 25 years of global experience in marketing, communications and strategic philanthropy. Suarez most recently served as vice president of innovation and senior advisor to the CEO at the Lumina Foundation.
Sextons Creek Names Cardwell Senior VP
Sextons Creek has named Jeff Cardwell senior vice president of the consulting and strategic communications firm. He announced his resignation from the Indiana GOP in December and officially stepped down in late January. Cardwell was succeeded by Kyle Hupfer, who previously served as the party's fifth congressional district chairman.
Pallotta Joins CORE Planning Strategies
Catherine Pallotta has joined CORE Planning Strategies as a senior project manager. She previously served as a senior project engineer at Lochmueller Group. Pallotta is a licensed professional engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering.
Apex Benefits Promotes Long to VP of Sales
Apex Benefits has promoted Scott Long to vice president of sales. He previously served as an advisor. In his new role, Long will provide sales leadership that cultivates creative thinking toward actionable objectives while instilling new goals for accountability and stronger sales revenue.
180 Skills Names President
Indianapolis-based 180 Skills LLC has named Jennifer McNelly president. She previously served as president of The Manufacturing Institute in Washington D.C. In her new role, McNelly will be responsible for leading industry engagement and strategy for the company, focusing on national and international partnerships.
LTC Language Solutions Adds Manager
Indianapolis-based LTC Language Solutions has added Liz Essary to its Interpreting Department as interpreting quality assurance manager. She previously served as language services supervisor at IU Health, where she oversaw day-to-day operations of language services as well as provided interpreter evaluations and training. Essary has 15 years of experience in interpreting.
True North Adds Senior Associate
Fort Wayne-based True North Strategic Advisors LLC has added Josh Sipe as a senior associate. In his new role, he will be supporting all aspects of the merger and acquisition process, assisting in the development of shareholder transition plans, and participating in corporate and nonprofit strategy development.
Matrix Integration Appoints VP of Sales
Jasper-based Matrix Integration LLC has named John Emard vice president of sales. He previously served as VP of global partner strategy and program management for CA Technologies. His leadership accomplishments have earned him recognition as a CRN Magazine, "Person You Don’t Know, But Should," as well as recognition as a Kentucky Colonel for his outstanding IT contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
FirstPerson Adds to Team
Caitlin McGinty has joined FirstPerson as an advisor. She previously served as a client executive at MJ Insurance. McGinty has a background in human resources, marketing, and the software industry. She is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, is a SHRM member and holds her Life and Health Insurance license.
Walker Information Names Senior VP
Walker Information has named Jennifer Batley senior vice president. She brings 20 years of customer experience leadership as both a consultant to leading corporations. Batley most recently served on the North American senior leadership team of Gordon Food Service in a role designed to take customer experience to a new level in the foodservice distribution industry.
Thomas P. Miller & Associates Names VP
Larry Hopkins has been named vice president of government affairs at Thomas P. Miller and Associates. He previously served as CEO and CAO respectively for Attorneys General Steve Carter and Greg Zoeller. Hopkins also previously served as town manager of Fishers and also as executive director of the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority which owns and manages the northeast rail corridor.
MPI Corp Promotes Jackson to COO
MPI Corp. has promoted Clay Jackson to group president and chief operating officer. He was previously president & COO of Small Parts Inc., one of the Metals Group companies focused on supplying precision press and slide-formed metal stampings and assemblies for electrical and safety critical applications.
Thomas P. Miller & Associates Names Director
Thomas P. Miller and Associates has named John Taylor director of local economic development. He previously served as executive director of the Posey County Economic Development Partnership. Taylor previously held the same position at the Morgan County Economic Development Corp.
BCA Environmental Consultants Names Leadership Team
Indianapolis-based BCA Environmental Consultants LLC has appointed Joel Markland (pictured) president. For the past seven years, he served as director of project development. The firm also appointed John Kilmer vice president of technical services and Tony DeMarco vice president of consulting services.
Appirio Hires VP of Talent Acquisition & Engagement
Appirio has appointed Angie Riegsecker vice president of talent acquisition and engagement. She previously served as chief culture officer of Nimblejack and senior director of global employee relations at Salesforce/Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Riegsecker has more than 17 years of HR leadership experience.
Delivra Announces Two Promotions
Delivra has made two promotions. Wayne Robbins was named director of business development. He previously served as a business development manager. The company also named Stephanie Price client experience training manager, where she will develop and oversee client on-boarding and ongoing training, as well as internal technical and cross-training.
EnviroForensics Names Shields President
EnviroForensics has promoted Nancy Shields to president. She started with the company in 2007 as a sales representative focusing on dry cleaners and other businesses faced with environmental liabilities. In 2014, Shields was promoted to executive vice president and was assigned the responsibility of day-to-day operations.
BrickHouse Security Announces VP of Sales & Marketing
BrickHouse Security has hired Carissa Newton as vice president of sales and marketing. She brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing success to her new role, including a strong track record of leading highgrowth companies to tripledigit revenue increases.
SESCO Group Hires Three
SESCO Group has added three employees in their newly-established Landfill Compliance Division. Senior Project Managers Timothy Bannister (pictured) and Stephen Reuter (pictured) each have more than 30 years experience in the industry. Senior Field Technician Ryan Frauhiger brings more than 20 years experience to the team.
CORE Planning Strategies Names Project Manager
Indianapolis-based CORE Planning Strategies LLC has named Karen Valiquett lead project manager. She previously worked for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, where she served as assistant director of design and planning for the Engineering Division.
LDI Announces Vice President of Corporate Development
Indianapolis-based LDI Ltd. has promoted John Martin to vice president of corporate development. He leads the firm's mergers and acquisitions and corporate development efforts. Martin joined LDI in 2013 as manager of corporate development. He brings more than 10 years of M&A experience to the firm. Martin previously worked at Mason Wells after beginning his career in the investment banking group of Robert W. Baird & Co.
Gramelspacher and Burge Join Elevate Ventures
Elevate Ventures has hired Mark Gramelspacher and Rosanne Burge. Gramelspacher is the central Indiana entrepreneur-in-residence. Burge is a senior partner. Gramelspacher previously worked for EverGreen Global Advisors. Burge was most recently president of RKB Solutions.
Whitinger Strategic Services Hires Account Manager
Whitinger Strategic Services has hired Amy Leffingwell as account manager. She previously worked in professional sales, media consulting and has extensive experience in creative writing and editing. Leffingwell received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Ball State University.
Ice Miller’s Food and Agribusiness Group Adds to Team
Ice Miller LLP's Food and Agribusiness Group has added Strategy Manager Katie Glick. She is the former public affairs and industry relations director of the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Corn Growers Association. Glick grew up on her family farm in Martinsville and lives today on a family grain farm with her husband in Columbus.
Thomas P. Miller And Associates Announces Staff Appointments
Indianapolis-based Thomas P. Miller and Associates has announced several new staff appointments. Nate Klinck (pictured) has been named director of workforce policy. The firm has also hired: Jason Barrett, Jennifer Hughes Laurent and Jennifer Whitson as senior project consultants. Emily Krauser has been named a senior project consultant. Megan Wagner-Ingram has been named a project consultant.
Dubenetzky Joins Cornerstone
Zionsville-based Cornerstone Environmental, Health and Safety Inc. has hired Paul Dubenetzky as air programs manager in its Clean Air Act (CAA) Compliance Division. He has over 40 years of experience as an engineer, supervisor and manager in nearly all regulatory programs under the federal Clean Air Act.
Ernst & Young Names Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP has named Scott Bruns managing partner for its Indianapolis office. Bruns will take over for Derrick Burks, who will retire at the end of the firm's fiscal year on June 30, 2017. Bruns previously served as assurance leader for the central region life sciences market segment for Ernst & Young. He will also continue to serve clients in the life sciences industry.
Crowe Horwath Names Managing Partner
Crowe Horwath LLP has promoted Bob Lazard to managing partner of its national Public Sector Services. He will oversee people and business development for government, higher education and not-for-profit entities throughout the U.S., and will be based in Crowe's Indianapolis office.
LHD Announces New Hires
Indianapolis-based LHD has announced the following new hires: Jennifer Jones (pictured), population health strategist; Amanda Mueller (pictured), health care data analyst; Ryan Knotts, assistant health care data analyst; Asma Ameziane, population health support specialist; and Sierra Sullivan, assistant population health strategist.