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People in the news - June 4, 2012

 IBJ Staff
June 2, 2012
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Accounting
Nan Turner has joined Katz Sapper & Miller as manager, employee benefit plan services group.

Abby Shorter has joined the Somerset health care team as a supervisor.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Thomas J. Sponsel, Sponsel CPA Group, has been named to the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Membership Marketing Council.

Architecture/Design/Engineering
Jack T. Basiger has joined Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. as a staff scientist in the ecological services group.

Kara Slusser has joined HWC Engineering as a business development manager, Indianapolis office. John Mauser has joined as a senior project manager, Noblesville office.

Stephanie Richardson has joined The Schneider Corp. as marketing manager, and Edward Yankowski has joined as business development manager.

Tim N. Miller has joined Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates as leader of BLA’s I-69 program management project for the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Banking
Chuck Fippen has joined First Internet Bank as vice president, commercial banking.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
Christie S. Snyder has joined United Way of Central Indiana to lead Boone County’s community and fundraising activities.

Daniel Yates, Bose McKinney and Evans LLP, has been elected to the St. Vincent Foundation board.

Lori Thompson has joined Goodwill Education Initiatives, as controller. Ed Roze has joined Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana as senior director of technology solutions.

Carla Knapp has been named public relations specialist at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Dr. Jody Horstman has joined Aspire Indiana as director of youth services, Carmel office. Donna Vaughan has joined as director of outpatient services.

Conner Prairie has named the following board: Christine Altman, Hamilton County Board of Commissioners; Mike Blakley, Blakley Corp.; Bruce Bryant, Promotus Advertising Co.; Keith Gambrel, Katz Sapper & Miller; Bud Melton, Melton Investments & Management LLC; Ginger Merkel, Wells Fargo Advisors; John Sauder, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; Steve Selby, WellPoint; Richard Thrapp, Ice Miller LLP; Megan Wiles, Conner Prairie Alliance; and Kevin Hitchen, Conner Prairie Horizon Council.

Zack French has been named director of artistic planning at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Andrew Koch has been named artistic coordinator.

Brad Wood, BKD LLP, has joined the board of Volunteers of America of Indiana Inc.

The Propylaeum Historic Foundation has elected the following officers: John Long, president; Sue Hetherington, vice president/development; Joanne Solomon, secretary; Karen Pfeiffer, treasurer; and Pat Garrett Rooney, membership chairman. William Hayworth has joined the foundation board. New officers for the Propylaeum are Grace Long, president; Sylvia Gavit, vice president/corresponding secretary; Georgie Perkins and Marcia Rice, vice presidents; Kandy Kinker, recording secretary; and Shirley Roberts, treasurer. New members of the Propylaeum board are Mary Ball, Cheryl Eyed, Nancy Haldrup, Cathy Michel and Diane Tolliver.

Education
Dr. Jason Kelly, associate professor of British history in the School of Liberal Arts, has been named the director of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.

Thomas Oestreich II has been named director of human resources for the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township.

Chef Chris Francis has joined The Chef’s Academy, the culinary division of Harrison College, as a culinary instructor. Chef Benjamin Hardy has joined as a pastry chef instructor.

Government
Rachel Sorvig has been named communications director at the Lt. Governor’s office. Tyler Stock has been named press secretary.

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has added the following: Jill Pritchard, program manager of entrepreneurship and diversified agriculture, and Jordan Seger, program manager for the environmental stewardship initiative.

Health Care
Dr. Larissa M. Dimitrov has joined St. Francis Medical Group Geriatric Medicine.

Emily Tisdale, Recourse Resource Consulting, has been named an independent marketing consultant for Synergy HomeCare.

Law
Caryn Kaufman has joined Hall Render as an associate.

Talha Khan has joined Ice Miller as an associate in the litigation and intellectual property group.

Manufacturing
Angie Brewer and Jennifer Knapmeyer have joined Cardinal Kitchens as sales representatives. Eric Lufholm has been named a sales representative for Cardinal Kitchens and Commercial Surfaces. Cardinal Kitchens and Commercial Sales has promoted the following: Tim Slayton, sales manager, Heather Warrick, customer service manager, and Philip Humphreys, commercial department manager.

Technology/Telecommunications
Ativio LLC has added the following: Kristin Christman, human resources director, global center of innovation; Leslie Nierste, project manager, Ativio and GCI; and Kim Ghrist, business development manager.

Patrick Conte has joined Scale Computing as executive vice president and general manager of worldwide field operations. Clint McVey has joined as senior vice president of products and technology.

Utilities
Christia Hicks, Wishard Health Services, has joined the board of The Citizens Energy Group.•

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  1. Great article and post scripts by Mike L (Great addition to IBJ BTW). Bobby's stubborn as a mule, and doubt if he ever comes back to IU. But the love he would receive would be enormous. Hope he shows some time, but not counting on it.

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  4. Jim, your "misleading" numbers comment is spot on. This is the spin these posers are putting on it. News flash, fans: these guys lie. They are not publicly traded so no one holds them accountable for anything they say. The TV numbers are so miniscule to begin with any "increase" produces double digit "growth" numbers. It's ridiculous to think that anything these guys have done has awakened the marketplace. What have they done? Consolidate the season so they run more races on consecutive weekends? And this creates "momentum." Is that the same momentum you enjoy when you don't race between August and March? Keep in mind that you are running teams who barely make ends meet ragged over the summer to accomplish this brilliant strategy of avoiding the NFL while you run your season finale at midnight on the East Coast. But I should not obfuscate my own point: any "ratings increase" is exactly what Jim points to - the increased availability of NBC Sports in households. Look fans, I love the sport to but these posers are running it off a cliff. Miles wants to declare victory and then run for Mayor. I could go on and on but bottom line for God's sake don't believe a word they say. Note to Anthony - try doing just a little research instead of reporting what these pretenders say and then offering an "opinion" no more informed than the average fan.

  5. If he's finally planning to do the right thing and resign, why not do it before the election? Waiting until after means what - s special election at tax payer expense? Appointment (by whom?) thus robbing the voters of their chance to choose? Does he accrue some additional financial advantage to waiting, like extra pension payments? What's in it for him? That's the question that needs to be asked.

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