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People in the news - Feb. 24, 2014

 IBJ Staff
February 22, 2014
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Banking
Cathy Adams has been named vice president, commercial loans, at Ameriana Bank, Avon. Nate Woods has been promoted to assistant vice president, commercial loans, Fishers.

Phil Williams has joined the wealth management group as director in the Indianapolis office of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
Jessica Lifford has been named the executive director of the IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center.

Marty Thompson, Two Bananas Marketing, has joined the Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative board of directors.

Beth Stroh has been named to lead education priority that focuses on early childhood and school-age programs and policies at United Way of Central Indiana.

Kirsten VantWoud has been named the chief operations officer of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Jennifer Blattler, Cassidy Turley; Jeff Prince, ProCourse Fiduciary Advisors LLC; Kyle Masur, Thrive HDS; and Martin Webb, MW Innovations, have joined the board.

Education
Kurt S. Snyder has been named director of continuing medical education at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Harrison College has added the following: Shannon Taylor, financial aid analyst; Beth Mitchell, administrative assistant, Indianapolis East campus admissions office; Doug Mattingly, maintenance supervisor; Maria Kikvidze and Lauren Day, high school relations specialists, administration office; April Johnson, administrative assistant for online academics. The Chef’s Academy of Harrison College has added Shante Pendleton as financial aid analyst, and Brittany Dowdy has joined as administrative assistant.

Government
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has added the following judicial law clerks: Meredith Bennett, clerk for Judge Rudolph R. Pyle III; Catherine “Kate” Karanja, clerk for Judge Patricia A. Riley; and Jenna Shives, clerk for Judge Margret G. Robb.

Mike Williams has been named manager of Central Library.

Insurance
Conner Insurance has added the following: Lauren Schneider, marketing manager; Jason Starner, senior property and casualty advisor; and Deanna Clark, property and casualty account manager.

Katherine A. Bartholomew has been promoted to director of administration and technology at Weaver Insurance Group LLC. Kathryn A. Hofmeister has joined as a client services specialist.

Printing/Publishing
Jeff Schafer has joined Dynamark Graphics Group in business development.

Ken Dell has joined UN Communications Group Inc. as pre-press specialist.

Professional/Trade
Carl Pebworth and Monica Fennell, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, have been named to participate in Indiana Supreme Court -sponsored initiatives to increase pro bono assistance to Indiana residents.

Leslie Saxman has been named communications interactive specialist at the Indiana Hospital Association.

Real Estate
Derek Todd has joined Arbor Homes as marketing manager.

Restaurants
Rachael Harcourt has been named general manager for Tastings – A Wine Experience.

Services
EnviroForensics has added the following: Andrew Horwath, senior engineer; Claudia Guzman, administrative assistant; and Collin Martin, project manager.

David-Paul Morin has been name event technologies director for Markey’s staff at The Crane Bay Event Center.

Stephen Smith, Donna Ecton and Michael Kestner have joined Carmel-based KAR Auction Services as board members.

Thomas J. Okuszki Jr. and Matthew Cook have joined Workplace Safety & Health Co. as industrial hygienists.

Forest Manor Multi-Service Center has named the following officers: Pam Hickman, City-County Council, president; Keith Cheney, Axis Architecture, first vice president; Kelley Ferguson, Key Bank, second vice president; Tammy Butler-Robinson, Engaging Solutions, secretary; Kevin Hampton, The National Bank of Indianapolis, treasurer. New directors are Carl Daniels, Adidas; Jason Hunter, Radio One Indianapolis; Christopher Jennings, Ciege Property Group; Karin Sarratt, WellPoint; and Jasmin Shaheed-Young, Keystone Construction.

Bruce Breeden has joined Telamon Corp. as director of business development, energy solutions division.

Sports
Scott Brumfiel has joined the Indy Fuel professional hockey franchise as vice president of ticketing and operations.

Technology/Telecommunications
Jake Cleek and Elkin Parker have joined MOBI Wireless Management as account specialists.

Nicole DelMastro has joined CloudOne as director of marketing and Ivan White has joined as sales development leader.

Bob Sheridan has joined Batesville Technology Solutions as e-commerce product manager.

Mike Bucchi has joined Phoenix Data Corp. as vice president, military business development.

MOBI Wireless Management has promoted the following: Crystalynn Reed, director of services; Staci Menzie, expense management analyst; Derek McCauley, client experience manager; Julie Schuck, project manager; Prather Robinson, career coach; Rachel Williams, Tony Haight and Jeff Cruz, client relationship managers. Christa Thomas has joined as an account specialist.

Lynn Spartz and Kim Ghrist have joined CSpring as account executives.

Amy McLaughlin has joined MMY Consulting as senior talent acquisition specialist.

Apparatus has added the following technical associates: Robert Van Kleeck, John Barlow, Josh Roberts, Jonathan McGuire, Jeff Pursch and Jackson Byam. Kellie Knieper has joined as a recruiter.

Transportation
The Indiana Rail Road Co. has added the following: Kristin Bevil, general counsel, and Elizabeth “Lise” Ebert, manager, human resources. Brian Jonaitis has been promoted to director, sales, and Shae LeDune has been promoted to executive assistant to the president.

Sharon Heneghan has been named vice president of finance for Wheaton | Bekins van lines. Kyle Patz has been named finance manager, finance department. Olivia Davis has joined as administrative assistant, sales and marketing department.

Celadon Group Inc. has promoted the following: Brian Rejer, assistant manager, commodity planning; Josh Sharpe, assistant manager, regional planning; Derek Doddridge, vice president, sales; Helen Jin, assistant manager, service dissections; Connor Bane, driver relations manager; Jarred Martini, director of service centers, north; Dustin Heuchan, parts and service sales manager; Denzil Tuttle, Indy shop manager; Rick Velandingham, shop manager, Raymond Street location; and Chase Welsh, director of safety.•

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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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