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People in the news - July 28, 2014

 IBJ Staff
July 26, 2014
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Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Caleb Frank has joined Publicis Indianapolis as a junior art director.

Aaron Knirk has joined Young & Laramore as a Web developer. Marlena Banks has joined as an assistant account manager.

Tommy Nichols has joined nimblejack as an email marketing specialist. Derek Glass has joined as a technical producer.

xiik has added the following: Sean Fitzgerald, Web development associate; Taylor Sample, design associate; and Blaine Zimmerman, executive assistant.

Architecture/Design/Engineering
Colleen Campbell has been named manager of market development in the power and energy market at CHA.

Eric Beaman and Andrew Adegbamigbe have joined Cripe as architectural design associates in the architecture department.

Jeremy Ayres has been promoted to operations manager at Wilhelm Construction.

Trey Smith and Tammy Murray have joined Applied Engineering Services as electrical engineers. André Raper has joined as a CAD/Revit technician. John Yoder has returned as a principal.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
Rodney Freeman Jr. has been named manager of the College Avenue Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library.

Cliff Chapman has been named executive director at Central Indiana Land Trust.

Construction
Michael Preyss has joined Garmong Construction Services as chief financial officer.

Dawn Logan has joined Capitol Construction Services Inc. as a project accountant.

Education
Dr. Peter M. Nalin has been named executive associate dean for educational affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Ellen Whitt has joined Marian University as executive director of the exchange.

Nick Hopkins, Sponsel CPA Group, has been named to the Center Grove Education Foundation board of directors.

Dr. John A. Cox has been named medical director of radiation oncology at IU Health University Hospital and residency director for radiation oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Government
The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has promoted the following: Patricia Castañeda, mobility manager, and Renee Walker, business client relations representative for Commuter Connect, a service of CIRTA.

Adam Todd has been named by The Indianapolis Public Library board of trustees as manager of the Spades Park Branch.

Health Care
Heidi Hancock Strunk has joined Pearl Pathways as a regulatory compliance advisor.

Stephanie Wofford has been named the manager of the behavioral and cancer control recruitment core at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

Dr. John Sparzo has joined Acute Rehab Medicine Specialists as CEO.

Kacey Oiness has joined St. Vincent Sports Performance as a sport and performance psychologist.

Insurance
Jennifer Siegel has joined KBIC as the client services director. Charlie Renie has joined as vice president, account management.

Law
Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP has named the following management committee: John L. Egloff, Anthony R. Jost, Laura S. Reed and Donald S. Smith.

Denise Barkdull has joined finance and real estate and government services practice groups at Frost Brown Todd.

Leeann P. Simpkins has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP as an associate in the employment, health care, and general litigation practice areas.

Ryan P. Hiler has joined the intellectual property group at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP.

Lainie Hurwitz has been named a partner at Ruppert & Schaefer PC.

Professional/Trade
Lynn Zettler, Core Impact Coaching, and Starla West, Starla West International, have joined the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Indy.

Kelly Eskew has joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana as staff attorney.

Real Estate
Danelle Martin has joined RE/MAX Advanced Realty in Indianapolis.

F.C. Tucker Co. has added the following residential sales associates: Mandi Cheesman, Ed Clayton and Marc Marshall, Carmel; Niki Sheck, Castleton; RoDerrick Courtney, Angie Garard, Kenny Owens and Tammy Sutton, East; Rebecca Chase and Mindy Swanson, Fishers; Mike Dempsey, Geist; Janet Clark and Kendrick Davis, Keystone; Linda Carey, Noblesville; Lisa Tuttle Carmichael, Meridian North; Terek Abdalla, South; Rich Boals and Christie Parker, West; Lucia Girgis, Jodi Jensen, Natalee Manwarring, and Kelly Price and Bill Wilson, Zionsville.

Sarah Kuester has joined BOMA Indianapolis as executive director.

Zachary Hammer, Tim Foury and Sharilee Gray have joined RE/MAX Centerstone in Avon. Spencer Beaman has joined RE/MAX Centerstone in Plainfield.

Drew Keller has joined RE/MAX Legends Group in Indianapolis. Christina Correll has joined RE/MAX Advanced Realty in Indianapolis.

Services
Anova Technical Services has added the following: Donna Gadient, human resource manager; and Justin Burdette and Ryle Perry II, safety managers. Jeff Carter has been named vice president.

Jim Boyce has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Defender.

Beau Bemis has joined Remagen Inc. as regional sales manager for foodservice equipment in Indianapolis and southwest Indiana.

Nicolette Wyatt has been named exhibit sales consultant at IndianapolisHome Show/Marketplace Events.

Ben White and Jeanne Farr have joined MMMM Co. as account managers.

Technology/Telecommunications
AOTMP has added the following: Tisa Smith, vendor analyst; and Michael Plozay, Tamica Brown and Kris Robey, telecom business analysts. David King has joined as vice president and general manager, Efficiency First® Engine. Darrin Forte has joined as director, Efficiency First® Information Services. Beth Miller has joined as client relationship manager. Lori Wildman has joined as marketing manager.•

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  1. You are correct that Obamacare requires health insurance policies to include richer benefits and protects patients who get sick. That's what I was getting at when I wrote above, "That’s because Obamacare required insurers to take all customers, regardless of their health status, and also established a floor on how skimpy the benefits paid for by health plans could be." I think it's vital to know exactly how much the essential health benefits are costing over previous policies. Unless we know the cost of the law, we can't do a cost-benefit analysis. Taxes were raised in order to offset a 31% rise in health insurance premiums, an increase that paid for richer benefits. Are those richer benefits worth that much or not? That's the question we need to answer. This study at least gets us started on doing so.

  2. *5 employees per floor. Either way its ridiculous.

  3. Jim, thanks for always ready my stuff and providing thoughtful comments. I am sure that someone more familiar with research design and methods could take issue with Kowalski's study. I thought it was of considerable value, however, because so far we have been crediting Obamacare for all the gains in coverage and all price increases, neither of which is entirely fair. This is at least a rigorous attempt to sort things out. Maybe a quixotic attempt, but it's one of the first ones I've seen try to do it in a sophisticated way.

  4. In addition to rewriting history, the paper (or at least your summary of it) ignores that Obamacare policies now must provide "essential health benefits". Maybe Mr Wall has always been insured in a group plan but even group plans had holes you could drive a truck through, like the Colts defensive line last night. Individual plans were even worse. So, when you come up with a study that factors that in, let me know, otherwise the numbers are garbage.

  5. You guys are absolutely right: Cummins should build a massive 80-story high rise, and give each employee 5 floors. Or, I suppose they could always rent out the top floors if they wanted, since downtown office space is bursting at the seams (http://www.ibj.com/article?articleId=49481).

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