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People in the news - March 26, 2012

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March 24, 2012
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Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Jason Ratliff has joined Burkhart Marketing Associates as a graphic designer, creative department.

Krissi Edgington has been promoted to vice president of marketing at U/S Sports Advisors.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
Kim Graham Lee has been named interim CEO of NPower Indiana.

Sharon Gamble has joined Indiana Landmarks as vice president of development.

Conner Prairie has named the following foundation board members: Berkley W. Duck, Morris Mills, Stan C. Hurt, Jerry Semler, Tom Fisher, Timothy Hassinger and Marjorie Meyer.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis has named the following officers: Bryce Bennett, Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP, chairman; Ted Givens, Blackburn Architects, vice chairman; David Resnick, Katz, Sapper & Miller, vice chairman; Krista Skidmore, FlashPoint, secretary; Valerie Brennan, Somerset CPAs PC, treasurer; Erik Johnson, Borshoff, immediate past chairman; and Dave Lawrence, president. Jarrod Krisiloff, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has been named to the board. Barbara Branic, community volunteer, and Shawn Mulholland, BSA Life Structures, has been named to the board of advisors.

The Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis has named the following officers: Arend Abel, Cohen & Malad LLP, president; David McCulloch, NCAA, vice president; Katie Grgic; Taft Stettinius & Hollister, secretary; and Jolaine Hill, Katz Sapper & Miller, treasurer. New board members are Nancy Dillon, Eli Lilly and Co.; and Mike Kierce, Blackbaud Inc.

Todd Janzen, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, was elected president of the board of directors for Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corp.

The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation has named the following officers: Walter Burtner, president; David Boyles, vice president; Toula Oberlies, secretary; and James Andrew Price, treasurer. New board members are John Huffman, Matthew M. Maurer and Herbert Price. Sustaining board members are Nolan Lackey and David S. Thomas.

Julie Shewmaker has joined Christian Theological Seminary as chief operating officer.

Construction
F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co. Inc. has added the following: Larry Arthur, assistant quality manager; Brent Robinson, project accountant; and Tyler Wiggs, project engineer. Bart Barnes has been promoted to IT manager.

Government
The Office of the Indiana Attorney General has named the following deputy attorney generals: Jeff Garn, civil litigation; Joseph Ho, criminal appeals; Jessica Krug, licensing enforcement and homeowner protection unit; and Misty Mercer, advisory.

Mary A. Sullivan has been named Postmaster.

Andi M. Metzel, Benesch, has been elected vice chairwoman of the Indiana State Employees’ Appeals Commission.

Shane Spotts has been named the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services director. Mark Maitland has joined the State of Indiana - Family and Social Services Administration as chief information officer, director of the division of technology, and Jared Linder has joined as chief technology officer.

Law
Chou-il Lee has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as of counsel, litigation practice group.

Zach Gordon has joined the intellectual property and litigation practice groups as an associate.

Steve Stitle has joined Krieg DeVault as partner. James T. Crawford has been named chairman, public/municipal finance practice.

Professional/Trade
The Public Relations Society of America, Hoosier chapter, has named the following officers: Bobbi Simmons, president; Kay Millar, president elect; Becky Polston, immediate past president; Courtney Kasinger, director, operations & research; Wanda Bryant Wills, director, finance; Kallie Bonnell, director, communications; Andrea Farmer, advocacy officer; Deana Pottorf, director, member services; Diana Nolting, director, membership; Jim Gavin and Kristen Fuhs Wells, directors, professional development co-chairs; Vanessa Stiles, ethics officer; and Rick Nelson, Myra Cocca, Sonja Popp-Stahly, Chris Bias and Jennifer Mahoney, assembly delegates.

The National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators has named the following officers: Donn A. Altmann, Hy-Tech Response Inc., president; Kevin P. O’Connell, Indiana Farmer’s Mutual Insurance Co., first vice president; Miriam Rich, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, second vice president; Kevin C. Tyra, The Tyra Law Firm PC, secretary; Tom Cockerill, State Farm Insurance Co., treasurer; and Todd M. Burris, State Auto Insurance Cos., past president.

Kyle Lansberry, Lewis Wagner, has been named a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

Real Estate
Mark Davis has joined Re/Max Ability Plus in Fishers; Jeffery Tutterow has joined Re/Max Centerstone in Plainfield, and Shelly Walters has joined Re/Max Ability Plus in Carmel.

Audrie Thompson has been named area mall manager for Circle Centre mall and Claypool Court.

Services
Steve Gray has joined KERAMIDA as vice president, land services division. Kathy Moore has been promoted to vice president, air services, and Pamela Griesemer has been promoted to vice president of operations, sustainability division.

Karen Smith has joined Stratosphere Quality LLC, Fishers, as chief financial officer.

Technology/Telecommunications
Marty Thompson has joined DK New Media as a social business strategist.

Steve Bullington has joined tw telecom as a sales manager for the Indianapolis office.

Ken Hartsock has joined Toshiba Business Solutions as vice president general manager.

Mike Fisher has joined The RND Group Inc. as a project manager.•

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