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People in the news - Feb. 10, 2014

 IBJ Staff
February 8, 2014
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Accounting
Milestone Advisors has promoted the following: Kathy Pitts, principal, director, and Melissa Stout and Cynthia Whitaker, associate directors.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
The Realtor Foundation has added the following new board members: Andy Stone, Security Home Inspections, Carmel; Sue Pfohl, F.C. Tucker Co.; Kurt Fancher, Stonegate Mortgage Corp., Avon; Aaron Clark, RE/MAX Select Realtors, Greenwood; and Marvin Burris, RE/MAX Centerstone, Plainfield. Dean Hicks, Prudential Indiana Realty Group, Greenwood, has been named president. Clay Bowden, Encore Sotheby’s International, has been named treasurer. Jeff Risley, Carpenter Realtors, has been named secretary, and Tom Johnson, FC Tucker Co., Greenwood, has been named president elect.

Dennis Cuffel has joined Goodwill as senior director, infrastructure operations. Kris Deckard has joined as director, talentsource.

Amy Wiser has joined Kiwanis International as chief communications officer.

Health Care
Beth A. Keultjes has been named vice president and chief operating officer of home health and hospice for Franciscan VNS.

Dr. Laura Manzanilla has joined Eskenazi Medical Group as a family medicine physician at Eskenazi Health Center Westside.

Dr. Sachin A. Mehta has joined Franciscan Physician Network Rehabilitation Specialists.

Law
Faegre Baker Daniels has named the following partners: Jeffrey S. Beck, Brian R. Garrison, Marc D. Pfleging, Anne K. Ricchiuto, Lee M. Tumminello and Isaac M. Willett.

Alexandra “Ali” S. Sylvia has been named managing partner of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP. Stephanie T. Eckerle has been elected partner.

Elizabeth H. Steele has joined The Tyra Law Firm PC as an associate attorney.

Kevin A. Morrissey has been named a director at Lewis & Kappes.

Kightlinger & Gray LLP has elected the following partners: Matthew D. Bruno, Melissa F. Danielson, John H. Halstead and Casey R. Stafford.

Manufacturing
Kim Ryan has been named a director at Kimball International Inc.

Kyle Jensen has joined Intellimotion in systems engineering. Bob Adams has joined as the systems quote engineer.•

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