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People in the news - April 7, 2014

 IBJ Staff
April 5, 2014
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Accounting
Stephanie J. Carlile has joined BKD LLP as an associate in accounting outsourcing. Hanna M. Miller has joined as a consultant in research and development tax credits.

Kemper CPA Group LLP, Greenfield office, has added the following: Emily Schenk and Caleb Spears, staff accountants, and David Hoover, tax intern.

Timothy J. Luker has joined the tax staff of Brightstone CPA’s LLP.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Jesse Ghiorzi has joined U/S Sports Advisors as the senior manager of brand development. Abby Gras has been promoted to public relations manager.

Chris Aiello has joined Outside Source Design as an interactive project manager.

Michael Drummy has joined Publicis Indianapolis as an assistant account executive.

Patrick Pfingsten has joined Bandy Carroll Hellige as assistant manager of brand engagement, and Katelyn Hilderbrand has joined as account coordinator.

Architecture/Design/Engineering
Craig Nowell has joined Wilcox Environmental Engineering Inc. as director of operations for the air analysis services division. Patrick Rohan and Andrew Cardella have joined the investigation and remediation services division.

Mike McBride has joined the transportation group at American Structurepoint. Kaitlyn Barrett has joined as an interior designer, architecture group.

Craig Riley has joined McComas Engineering as a project manager.

Chad Lothamer has joined Hitchcock Design Group, Indianapolis office, as a senior associate.

Sean Smith has been named principal of Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc.

Banking
Financial Center Federal Credit Union has promoted the following regional managers: Leslie Gary, Eric Vermilion and Dewey Williams. Jo Kiel has been promoted to senior vice president, human resources, facilities and operational support, and Gina Johnson has been promoted to director of human resources.

John K. Lorentzen and S. Scott Fitzsimmons have joined Ameriana as vice presidents, commercial lending department.

Dave DeCraene has joined First Merchants Bank as vice president, middle market group.

Kevin Langford has been named Indiana banking president at First Financial Bank.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
Parveen Chand, Eskenazi Health, and Chad Amos, KPMG, have joined the Horizon House board of directors.

Dr. Douglas K. Kelsey, Lilly Research Laboratories, has been named scientific officer on the board of the American Cancer Society.

Susie McEuen has been named executive director of Renaissance Charitable Foundation.

Joe Whitman has joined Christian Theological Seminary as director of communications.

The International Center has named the following new board members: Gerry Dick, Grow INdiana Media Ventures; Thomas Mulhern, Cummins Inc.; and Victor Smith, Indiana Economic Development Corp.

Indy Reads has named the following new board members: Bryan Callahan, BKD LLP; Chris Glitzer, Appirio; Anna Kirkman, Eskenazi Health; and Mary Beth Oakes, choreo.

The Immigrant Welcome Center has named the following officers: Tomas J. Morales, Morales Group Inc., president; Christopher P. Felts, Barnes & Thornburg, vice president; David Sklar, Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, secretary; and Karen Friss, Eli Lilly and Co., treasurer. Shelley A. Stewart, Cummins Inc., has been named to the board.

Glenn Amos has been named event coordinator for the 500 Festival.

Kent Mitchell has joined the Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis Inc. as director of strategic partnerships.

Carl Chapman, Vectren Corp., has joined the board of Energy Systems Network.

Sarah Copeland has joined Chaucie’s Place as a part-time prevention & education coordinator.

Bosma Enterprises has promoted the following: David Smith, senior director of business development and continuity; Steven Fredwell, senior director of sales; and Jami Hubbard, CFO

Emma Bennett has joined the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites as development events manager.

Chris Cleveland has been named director of partnership and development at Downtown Inc.

Michael B. Davis, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, has joined the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana board of advisors.

Paul Ashley, FirstPerson Advisors, has been named chairman of the board at Outreach. David Leazenby, Milhaus Development, has joined the board along with Julie Wendel, Harvest Bible Chapel North Indy.

The Caregivers Connections has named the following: Tonja Eagan, The Leadership Institute - Women with Purpose, president; and Dr. Amy Leland, Goodman Campbell Spine and Brain; and Courtney Krudy, Williams Barrett & Wilkowski LLP, new board members.

The Local Initiatives Support Corp. has named the following new local advisory board members: Maria Quintana, JPMorgan Chase; Adam Thies, City of Indianapolis; Doug Anderson, Huntington Bank; Leigh Riley-Evans, Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corp.; Dr. Robin Ledyard, Community Hospital Network; David Wantz, University of Indianapolis; Chris Piazza, Reverie Estates; and Rich Van Wyk, WTHR-Channel 13.

Michael C. Caldwell has joined United Way of Central Indiana to manage planned giving, resource development department.

Construction
Shiel Sexton has added the following: Jeff Shively, project manager; Shannon DeVon, director of virtual design and construction; and Scott Kress, project estimator. Shiel Sexton has promoted the following: Matt Ventimiglia, director of preconstruction; Chuck Scholer, vice president of operations; Randy Waren, director of support services; Ed Brandt, preconstruction process manager; and Ray Lake, safety director, Anova Technical services.

Kelly Goodall has joined F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co. as project controls administrative assistant.

Jason Weitzel has joined F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co. as project manager, resource group.

Chris Hutchinson has joined Garmong Construction Services as director of sales and Joe Wagle has joined as manager of central Indiana accounts.

Education
The Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation has added the following directors: Kevin Bailey, DigitalRelevance and Slingshot SEO; Deb Kunce, CORE Planning Strategies; Girtha Perkins, Vertafore Inc.; and Cory Schouten, Indianapolis Business Journal.

Rev. Dr. Christina Jones Davis has joined Christian Theological Seminary Counseling Center as clinic director and assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling.

Joseph Costanzo has joined Courseload as senior vice president of sales.

Finance
Mary Z. Townsend, Leb Woods, Steven M. Young and Ross Perkins have been promoted to first vice presidents, wealth management, at UBS Financial Services.

Michael Griswell has joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a mortgage loan originator.

Chaz Elkin and Jeremy Giggy have joined WestPoint Financial Group as financial services professionals.

Health Care
Jiali Han has been named the Rachel Cecile Efroymson Professor in Cancer Research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and professor and inaugural chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Cequila Greer has been promoted to manager of community relations and member outreach at Managed Health Services.

Mary Kitchen has joined Eskenazi Health Center as chief financial officer.

Dr. W. Kent Hansen, board certified radiologist, has been named president and CEO of Northwest Radiology Network.

Dr. Shahid Athar, board-certified endocrinology, has joined St. Vincent Medical Group, Carmel.

Hotel/Motel
Conrad Indianapolis has added the following: Virginia Minnich, director of finance; Courtney Shafer, director of catering; and Olivia Podell, catering sales manager.

Justin Nichols has joined The Homewood Suites Indianapolis Downtown Hotel as director of sales.

Insurance
Catherine Van Dyke has been promoted to strategic market analyst at Ranj Puthran Allstate Insurance Agency. Michael Parsons has been promoted to claims and disaster preparedness specialist.

Larry J. Patterson has been promoted to state sales director at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.

Shawna Schwegman has joined Apex Benefits as a business development associate.

Gerrad James has joined Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as area vice president, employee benefit consulting services. Eric Stump has joined as a benefit consultant, individual insurance.

Jerry Torr has been named vice president, business development, at Hamilton National Title.

Law
Brent Coudron has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as an associate.

James A. Coles has joined Densborn Blachly LLP.

Media
Emmis-Radio has promoted the following: Fritz Moser, program director, HANK-FM; Bob Richards, vice president, programming, Emmis Indianapolis; and Tracey Bean, vice president, sales, Emmis Indianapolis.

Michelle Johnson has joined WFYI Public Media as multi-media news manager.

Professional/Trade
Design Build Institute of America Great Lakes Region has named the following officers: Sean Devenney, president; William Shepler, vice president; Chad Bell, secretary; and Josh Williford, treasurer.

Real Estate
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro North has added the following: Mary Johnson, team leader, CEO; Kristen Howard, director, agent services; and Megan Porterfield, Jack Schuck, Crystal Slaven and Kyler Welch as agents.

Michelle Kelly and Antonio Yunez have joined RE/MAX Legends Group. David Walters and Christina Mackrill have joined RE/MAX Ability Plus in Carmel. Paul Mitford and Diana Weber have joined RE/MAX Prestige Group in Indianapolis.

Matthew Leckrone has joined Acorn Group Inc. as real estate broker, commercial sales and leasing.

Services
John Celentano has joined the board of YourEncore.

Megan Egenolf has joined Michaelis Corp. as a member of the marketing and public relations department.

Eric Kilbride has joined Block by Block Consulting as managing partner of the Washington, DC and Indianapolis area offices.

Technology/Telecommunications
John Holton has joined Allegient as vice president of market development.

Matthew D’Eramo has been named director of sales, Indiana market, at Expedient Data Centers.•

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  1. I'm a CPA who works with a wide range of companies (through my firm K.B.Parrish & Co.); however, we work with quite a few car dealerships, so I'm fairly interested in Fatwin (mentioned in the article). Does anyone have much information on that, or a link to such information? Thanks.

  2. Historically high long-term unemployment, unprecedented labor market slack and the loss of human capital should not be accepted as "the economy at work [and] what is supposed to happen" and is certainly not raising wages in Indiana. See Chicago Fed Reserve: goo.gl/IJ4JhQ Also, here's our research on Work Sharing and our support testimony at yesterday's hearing: goo.gl/NhC9W4

  3. I am always curious why teachers don't believe in accountability. It's the only profession in the world that things they are better than everyone else. It's really a shame.

  4. It's not often in Indiana that people from both major political parties and from both labor and business groups come together to endorse a proposal. I really think this is going to help create a more flexible labor force, which is what businesses claim to need, while also reducing outright layoffs, and mitigating the impact of salary/wage reductions, both of which have been highlighted as important issues affecting Hoosier workers. Like many other public policies, I'm sure that this one will, over time, be tweaked and changed as needed to meet Indiana's needs. But when you have such broad agreement, why not give this a try?

  5. I could not agree more with Ben's statement. Every time I look at my unemployment insurance rate, "irritated" hardly describes my sentiment. We are talking about a surplus of funds, and possibly refunding that, why, so we can say we did it and get a notch in our political belt? This is real money, to real companies, large and small. The impact is felt across the board; in the spending of the company, the hiring (or lack thereof due to higher insurance costs), as well as in the personal spending of the owners of a smaller company.

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