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People in the news - Nov. 21, 2011

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November 19, 2011
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Banking
David C. Bowers has joined Centier Bank as senior vice president of business banking, Carmel office.

Richard A. Jones has joined Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union as senior vice president, sales, marketing and business development.

Connie Bond Stuart has been named regional president of PNC Bank, Indianapolis.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
Beth Gehlhausen, Gehlhausen Consulting, has been named interim executive director of Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County.

Grace Pillari has joined Easter Seals Crossroads as employment services representative.

Crooked Creek CDC has named the following officers: David George, president; Irene Wegner, vice president; David Stricker, treasurer; Bob Vernon, secretary; and Laura Johnson, at-large.

NPower Indiana Inc. has promoted the following: Rajinder Heir, chief technology officer; Paul Giese, chief advancement officer; and Margaret Powe, senior technology advisor. Bob Needler has joined as a technology advisor.

Central Indiana Community Foundation has added the following: Lamont Hulse, director of community collaborations; Alicia J. Barnett, community collaborations manager; Kelli Elser, donor services advisor; and Andrew Black, grants officer.

Finance
WestPoint Financial Group has added the following financial services professionals: Katie Lunsford, Everett Muckey and JR Sweany.

Jamie Miles has joined University Lending Group as a mortgage loan officer. Jae Tolliver has joined as retail sales manager.

Ronald Scott has joined Foundation Financial Group as head of the new retirement services division.

Government
Beth Bechdol, Ice Miller LLP, has been named to the State Fair Commission.

Alan D. Washburn, Kentland, has been named to the State Fair Board.

Jennifer M. Alvey, Indiana University Health, and Sameer A. Kazi, ExactTarget, have been named to the State Lottery Commission.

Steven Badger, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, has been named to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

John L. Krauss, Indiana University Public Policy Institute, has been named to the Indiana Education Employment Relations board.

Health Care
Dr. Nicholas M. Barbaro, neurosurgeon and researcher, has been named chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University and the first medical director of the Indiana University Health Neurosciences Center of Excellence.

Dr. Justin Smith, board eligible family medicine, has joined the St.Vincent Physician Network in Fishers.

Kimberley Lawrence-Curry has been named administrative director of the Regenstrief Specialty Clinics at Wishard Health Services.

Sara Armstrong has joined Catheter Research Inc. as senior sales manager.

Dr. Saju Abraham has joined JWM Neurology.

Dr. Elizabeth R. Grethen, board eligible endocrinology, has joined the St.Vincent Physician Network in Zionsville.

Krystal L.Cole, certified physician’s assistant, has joined Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons with St. Francis Medical Group.

Insurance
MJ Insurance has added the following: Lauran Reynolds, bond representative; Heather Brenan, commercial lines assistant; Kasen Bartels, marketing coordinator; and Bre’Auna McCurdy, employee benefits administrative assistant.

Mark Wutt has been named vice president of individual marketing and sales support at American United Life Insurance Co.

Law
Ice Miller LLP has added the following associates: Sarah Murray, litigation and environmental practice groups; Gregory Pottorff, drug and device practice group; Amanda Schipp, business practice group; Justin Spack, labor and employment practice group; Gregory Touney, real estate practice group; and Erin Webley, litigation group. Kay Pashos has joined as senior counsel, and Richard C. Libert has joined as of counsel in the employee benefits practice group.

Katie Miller and Chad Wilson have joined the health practice group of Hall Render.

Professional/Trade
Walter F. Kelly, Clifton Gunderson, has been named to the committee on government performance and accountability at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Richard A. Young, Kightlinger & Gray LLP, has been named to the Indiana Pro Bono Commission.

Matthew Long, Bose Public Affairs Group, has joined the Indiana Leadership Forum.

John Wade has been elected to the national board of directors of the Arby’s Franchise Association.

Real Estate
Stacia Yeager has joined Encore Sotheby’s International Realty as a senior advisor, commercial division.

John Ehrhardt has joined Guardian Management LLC as president.

Teresa Petry has joined Re/Max Excel, Avon.

Kyle T. Hughes and Jamison Downs have been named partners of Veritas Realty.

Services
SESCO Group has added the following licensed professional geologists: Bill Pickard, project manager, and Brent Graves, director of technical operations.

Mike Springer has joined Milliner & Associates as an executive recruiter, sales, marketing, operations and human resources.

Davison Schopmeyer has joined enVista, as a managing partner, supply chain solutions team.

Bob Sharpe and Felix Yau have joined BC Forward as recruiters.

Jill Crossen has joined Express Employment Professionals, Greenwood, as employment specialist.

Technology/Telecommunications
Apparatus has added the following: Zach Linder, director of business intelligence; Jordan Ude, solution architect; and Ivan Garcia, Brett Williams, David Kincaid, George Vauter and Zach Felten, systems analysts.

Perpetual Technologies Inc. has added the following Microsoft consultants: James Hamel, Timothy Reardon and Bob Shirley.•

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  1. By Mr. Lee's own admission, he basically ran pro-bono ads on the billboard. Paying advertisers didn't want ads on a controversial, ugly billboard that turned off customers. At least one of Mr. Lee's free advertisers dropped out early because they found that Mr. Lee's advertising was having negative impact. So Mr. Lee is disingenous to say the city now owes him for lost revenue. Mr. Lee quickly realized his monstrosity had a dim future and is trying to get the city to bail him out. And that's why the billboard came down so quickly.

  2. Merchants Square is back. The small strip center to the south of 116th is 100% leased, McAlister’s is doing well in the outlot building. The former O’Charleys is leased but is going through permitting with the State and the town of Carmel. Mac Grill is closing all of their Indy locations (not just Merchants) and this will allow for a new restaurant concept to backfill both of their locations. As for the north side of 116th a new dinner movie theater and brewery is under construction to fill most of the vacancy left by Hobby Lobby and Old Navy.

  3. Yes it does have an ethics commission which enforce the law which prohibits 12 specific items. google it

  4. Thanks for reading and replying. If you want to see the differentiation for research, speaking and consulting, check out the spreadsheet I linked to at the bottom of the post; it is broken out exactly that way. I can only include so much detail in a blog post before it becomes something other than a blog post.

  5. 1. There is no allegation of corruption, Marty, to imply otherwise if false. 2. Is the "State Rule" a law? I suspect not. 3. Is Mr. Woodruff obligated via an employment agreement (contractual obligation) to not work with the engineering firm? 4. In many states a right to earn a living will trump non-competes and other contractual obligations, does Mr. Woodruff's personal right to earn a living trump any contractual obligations that might or might not be out there. 5. Lawyers in state government routinely go work for law firms they were formally working with in their regulatory actions. You can see a steady stream to firms like B&D from state government. It would be interesting for IBJ to do a review of current lawyers and find out how their past decisions affected the law firms clients. Since there is a buffer between regulated company and the regulator working for a law firm technically is not in violation of ethics but you have to wonder if decisions were made in favor of certain firms and quid pro quo jobs resulted. Start with the DOI in this review. Very interesting.

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