People in the news - June 6, 2011

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Blue & Co. LLC has added the following: Janice Birnbaum, administrative assistant, Carmel; Lauren Hardesty, benefit administrative assistant, Carmel; *John Redding, manager; *Brian Hauersperger, staff accountant; and *Curt Gendron, staff accountant.

*Gregory Cislak has been promoted to director at BKD LLP.

Advertising/Marketing/ Public Relations
*Christopher Lloyd has joined Coles Marketing Communications as senior copywriter and editor.

*Amy Haag has joined The MEK Group as an associate consultant.

*Todd Sermersheim has been named managing director of sales at U/S Sports Advisors.

*Brittany Smith has been named communications coordinator at Indianapolis Downtown Inc.

*Joyce English has been named Castleton branch manager at Indiana Members Credit Union. *Stephanie Roesner has been named the Carmel branch manager.

*Carrie Valek has been named senior vice president, retail, at Indiana Bank and Trust Co.

*Nikol Prieto has joined Easter Seals Crossroads as community outreach coordinator for the Indiana Assistive Technology Act.

Mark A. Robbins has been named vice president of the Legacy Fund, affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

*Donald M. Meyer, Bose McKinney & Evans, has joined the board of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.

*Sarah Bradbury has joined Children’s Bureau Inc. as volunteer resources coordinator.

Tanya Overdorf has been named president of the board of the Lawrence Township School Foundation.

*Valerie Miller Wahlstrom has been promoted to digital communications editor at the University of Indianapolis.

Shannon Dycus has been named Indianapolis academic advisor at Franklin University.

*Feroze Waheed has joined Premiere Credit of North America LLC as chief financial officer, and *Robert Pruim has joined as director of accounts receivable management human resources.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has promoted the following: Jeffrey Isaacs, deputy director of production; Larry Grubbs, underwriting manager; Matt Rayburn, compliance and asset manager; Adrienne Schmetzer, design and construction review manager; Paul Krievins, deputy director of energy programs; Ray Judy, construction review manager; Taura Edwards, community action program manager; Donna Wright, home energy conservation manager; Kevin Stage, deputy director of bond finance; and Kerrie Kikendall, homeless management information systems manager.

Health Care
*Betty Stilwell has been named chief philanthropy officer at Indiana University Health.

*James Hamstra has joined Home Health Depot Inc. as director of strategic initiatives & deputy general counsel.

*Dr. Larry Monn has been named chief operating officer at Visionary Enterprises Inc., Community Health Network.

*Ronald Strachan has been named chief information officer at Community Health Network.

Dr. Techsin T. Ty has been named medical director of the Great Lakes Home Health Central Indiana service area in Danville, Indianapolis, Kokomo and Lafayette.

*Jeanne Spencer Milus has joined RepuCare OnSite Clinic and Wellness as executive vice president.

*B. Ronan Johnson has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as an associate, litigation practice group. *Jeffrey D. Stemerick has joined as an associate, environmental practice group; and *John C. Brown has joined as an associate, business & finance group.

*Judy L. Woods and *Peter S. French have joined Benesch/Dann Pecar as partners.

*Gregory M. Feary has been elected president of Scopelitis Garvin Light & Hanson PC.

*Wandini B. Riggins has joined Lewis Wagner as an attorney practicing in insurance coverage disputes.

Michael J. Sreenan and Elena B. Gobeyn have joined Schuckit & Associates PC as associate attorneys.

Ann Carr Mackey and Catherine Reese have joined Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC as shareholders to the firm’s Indianapolis office.

*Fred De Vries has joined Hydrotex® as division partner, Indianapolis area.

Julia Blackwell Gelinas, Frost Brown Todd LLC, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Real Estate
*Jackie Simpson and *Tammy Mobley have joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp. as loan officers, Indianapolis office.

Michelle Crager has joined Re/Max Excel in Avon.

Heather Burgett has joined Re/Max Select in Greenwood.

F.C. Tucker has added the following residential sales associates: Carmel: *Meghan Barnes, *Andrew Clyne, *Kelli Jones and *Terry Martin; Castleton: *Andy Seal and *Ryan Skelton; Fishers: *Lisa Kroshus; Keystone at the Crossing: *Sue Pfohl; Noblesville: Jeff Neal; South: *Donna Jackson; and West: *Cindy Kanyuh.

*Suzy Hankins has joined the Better Business Bureau of Central Indiana as sales manager. Daddy Real Entertainment has added the following: *Peter Kelly, creative marketing director; *Cato Cork, sales representative; *David Jewell, videographer/editor; *Mandy Madaras, office manager/assistant; and *Dorsh Deans, assistant recording engineer.

Fifth Gear has added the following: Kent Campbell, director of infrastructure & hosting services; Justin Kittle, systems engineer; and Joe Alterio, controller; Brett Trammell, .NET/SQL server software engineer; and Jason Selburg, database administrator.

Scale Computing has added the following: Todd Crowder, senior director, support and services; Ryan Hulse, director, product marketing; and Ralph McKenzie, tier III support engineer. Doug Hooton has been named the vice president of operations.•


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