People in the news - Feb. 4, 2013

 IBJ Staff
February 2, 2013
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BKD LLP, Indianapolis office, has added the following accountants: Laura J. Byers, Bryan D. Gray, John F. Huettner, Nathaniel M. Mitchell, Mitali J. Patel, Doug W. Schneider, Alexander A. Stellema, Scott A. Stob, Luke D. Toohill and Jared K. Vaal.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Beth George has joined Bandy Carroll Hellige Advertising and Public Relations as public relations senior account manager. Kara DeArman has joined as account supervisor.

John Herron has joined The Schneider Corp. as a project surveyor and Shawna Check has joined as GIS support/web developer.

The 500 Festival has added the following: Ben Pawelak, ticketing and customer relations manager, and Chris Panyard, event coordinator. Eric Rowles has been promoted to event director; Valerie Grudzien has been promoted to program manager; and Brett Sanford has been promoted to event coordinator.

The Hendricks Regional Health Foundation has added the following board: Jeff Donovan, Donovan CPAs & Advisors; Laura Eisenbarth, Teachers Credit Union; Michelle Reed, RE/MAX Centerstone; Chris Shuler, Statewide Credit Association; John Skelton, First Merchants Bank; Tanya Villanueva; and Andy Wernsman, Bill Estes Ford.

Joyce M. Hertko has been named president and CEO at the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center.

Tobyn Linton has been promoted to assistant director of adult services at Fairbanks.

Joy’s House has named the following directors: Ginny Carroll, inGiNuity, chairwoman; John Babione, Frost Brown Todd LLC; Susan Ellington, HD Supply; Tyler Kalachnik, Ice Miller LLP; and Nora Woodman, Charitable Advisors.

The Indiana Grantmakers Alliance has elected the following officers: Mark Miller, Vectren Foundation, chairman; Suzie Light, Kosciusko Community Foundation, vice chairwoman; Lee Ann Hoy, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, secretary; Rich Haddad, K21 Health Foundation, treasurer. New directors are Deanna Crispen, Cass County Community Foundation; Tina Gridiron, Lumina Foundation; Theresa Rhodes, Buckingham Foundation; and Mark Robbins, Legacy Fund. David Bennett, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, was named an ex-officio director of the board. Terri Johnson has joined as the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow associate director.

Giving Sum has elected the following officers: Ryan Brady, Central Indiana Community Foundation, president; Bryan Roesler, Wabash College, vice president; Mary Catharine Grau, Well Done Marketing, secretary; and Ryan Bates, Blue and Co., treasurer. Danial Kibble, IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations, and Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, have joined the Giving Sum board.

Armour Construction & Management Inc. has added the following: Norm Funk, office manager/estimator; Jenna Chapple, administrative assistant; Matthew Huffman, IT; Mick Hammersley, estimator; and Steve Hayes, paint division/chief business development.

Manish Gandhi has been promoted to director of project management at Opus Design Build LLC.

Kevin Bailey, Ron Nelson, Aaron Sall and Kevin Zeyen have joined WestPoint Financial Group as financial services professionals.

Paul Lake has been named to the Indiana State Mining board.

Sandra Kemmish has been named to the Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites Corporation Board of Trustees.

Dan O’Connell has been named to the Indiana Tourism Council.

Dr. John McGoff has been named to the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana.

Christopher Kozelichki, Rebecca Lesh, Jeremy Pasel and Jared Prentice have joined the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office as deputy prosecuting attorneys.

Ned Broadwater has joined Cigna Group Insurance as regional sales manager, Indiana office.

Ryan Colvin has been named to the executive leadership team at Gibson.

Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, Carmel, has added the following: Brea Day, principal quality analyst; Deb Eberhart, project management office manager; David Guest, principal business analyst; Michael Herman, desktop support analyst; Kim Jarboe, IT team coordinator. Duane Birnbaum has been promoted to infrastructure manager, and William Long has been promoted to software development manager.

John E. Sullivan has joined M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services Inc. as an account executive/producer for Property and Casualty Insurance.

Jeff Malicki has been named chief agency officer at American United Life Insurance Co.

Katherine M. Graeter has joined Arlington/Roe & Co. as a national aviation broker.

Ice Miller LLP has named the following new partners: Eve Ellinger, Tyler Kalachnik, Albert Lin, Kristin McClellan, Jason McNiel and Miranda Morgan. Dimitrios Lalos has joined the tax group, and Aliza Malouf has joined the litigation and intellectual property services group as associates.

Reynold T. Berry has been named a partner of Rubin & Levin PC.

Tenley Drescher Rhoades has rejoined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as counsel, corporate practice.

George Lawrence has joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as of counsel to the business services group. Elizabeth Schuerman and Andrew Harwel have been elected partners.

Tonya Bond and Kate Winders have been named partners at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun.

Erik C. Johnson has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as an associate, business & finance practice group. Tracy N. Betz has been elected to partner.

Amy L. VonDielingen has been named a partner at Wooden & McLaughlin LLP. Jennifer L. Schuster has joined the litigation team.

Dr. Michael P. Heffernan, dermatologist, and Dr. Alisa E. Koch, rheumatologist, have joined Eli Lilly and Co. autoimmune team.

Mark E. Craft has been named communications manager at Raytheon’s Customized Engineering and Depot Support business in Indianapolis.

Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting has added the following board: Jim Crampton, One America; Dina Cox, Lewis Wagner LLP; Michele Janin, civic leader; and Tanya Stuart Overdorf.

George Plews, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, has been named to the WFYI Foundation board.

Chuck Baldwin, Ogletree Deakins, has been elected to the Indiana Legal Foundation’s legal advisory committee.

Joshua Bledsoe has been named chief operating officer of the National FFA Organization.

Lee Lewellen has been named CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Association.

Richard L. Borges II, Greenwood, has been named president of the Appraisal Institute.

The Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS has named the following officers: Rick Lux, R. P. Lux Co., president; Janet Jernigan, Platinum Realty Group, Carmel, president elect; Kathy Hall, Prudential Indiana Realty Group, Greenfield, secretary/treasurer; Roger Lundy, Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro North, Carmel, secretary/treasurer elect. New board members are Keith Bergfeld, Network Funding LP; David Brenton, RE/MAX Select, Greenwood; Jason O’Neil, Encore Sotheby`s International; and Lynn Wheeler, F.C. Tucker Co.

Real Estate
Ryan Room has joined Summit Realty Group as senior property manager and Beth Smith has joined as assistant property manager. Rich Forslund and Matt Langfeldt have been named partners.

Kristina Akopdzhanova has joined RE/MAX Ability Plus, Indianapolis, and Christian Moore has joined RE/MAX Ability Plus in Fishers.

Corrine Baker has joined RE/MAX Centerstone in Plainfield.

Bernard O’Connor has joined RE/MAX Select in Greenwood.

Mary Simon has joined RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals.

Andy Tresize has joined RE/MAX Advanced Realty in Indianapolis.

Erica Wood has joined RE/MAX Excel in Avon.

JJ Canull has been promoted to the manager of the sales/marketing/thinker department at A.M. Real Estate.

Susie Ries Herrmann has been named sales counselor at The Barrington of Carmel senior living community.

Brandon Leum has been named director of sales and marketing at Stratosphere Quality.

Lisa L. Prosser has been named director of corporate travel management for The Travel Agent Inc.

EmployIndy has named the following officers: Kathy Reehling, chairwoman; Bridget Boyle, vice chairwoman; Shital Patel, secretary, and Paul Will, treasurer. Scott Bess, Mark Fisher, Deron Kintner and Bill Taft have been named to the executive committee. Mark Fisher and Janet Reed have joined the board.

Beth Ann Clark has joined Editions Limited as corporate art and framing consultant.

Apparatus has added the following technical associates: Evan Julian, John Paris, Adam Parker, Jeremy Galloway, Andrew Feder, Eric Clark, Rob Myers and Zach Burns.

Allegient has added the following business development managers: Julie Sterle and Brent Warnecke.

eGov Strategies has hired the following: Bradley Andersen, Ira Maher, Nicole Mathew, Jason Morris, Trent Ward and Colin Larson.

Jeff King has been named CEO of Omnicity, a Broadband Networks Company.

Celadon Group Inc. has promoted the following: George Chasteen, vice president of Mexico; Alex Firtl, pricing manager; Morgan Pyle and Ryan Scott, senior business analysts; and Ashley Castner, billing manager.

Michael Rootes has joined Langham Logistics Inc. as business development manager.

Steve Trowbridge has joined ProTrans International as director of the department of freight management.•


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  1. Aaron is my fav!

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