People in the news - May 20, 2013

 IBJ Staff
May 18, 2013
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Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Mark Rademacher, Butler University, has joined Ogilvy & Mather, under the Advertising Educational Foundation’s visiting professor program.

Randy Lopez has joined Marketing Informatics as head of national business and brand development.

Kathi Moore has joined St. Claire Group as an account executive and Jennie Barger has joined as a media assistant.

Kellen Heavin has joined Earth Exploration Inc. as a geotechnical engineer.

Jon Sheidler has joined A&F Engineering Co. LLC as the site division manager.

James Berndt has joined August Mack Environmental as closure department senior geologist.

Emily Glover has been named concertmaster at the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

Kerry Dinneen has been promoted to vice president of major gifts for the Eskenazi Health Foundation.

Jose’ Lusende has joined St. Mary’s Child Center as major gifts director.

Christine Woodward-Duncan has been named vice president of programs at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc.

Brian L. McDermott, Ogletree Deakins’ Indianapolis office, has joined the board of directors for the Japan-America Society of Indiana.

Tabitha Manross has joined Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana Inc. as manager, business intelligence and enterprise planning.

Carlos Permell has joined the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence as empowerment evaluator for the delta focus program.

Terry Coyle and Monica Rosenfeld have joined the Cornea Research Foundation of America as new board members.

John Franklin Hay has joined Indy-east Asset Development as executive director.

The Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce has elected the following officers: Bob Chenoweth, Chenoweth Content & Design, chairman; JJ Marie Gufreda, GEI Inc., president; Barbara Baird, Law office of Barbara J. Baird, secretary; Crystal Allen, A Total Solution CPA & Consulting Services Inc., treasurer; John Sherman, Sherman & Co. Public Relations, marketing and communications chairman; Emmanuel Merchiers, Key Bank, membership chairman; Jeff McNeil, McIndy Ventures LLC, program and events chairman; and Barbara Milton, Buchanan Group, chairwoman emeritus and board member-at-large.

Reverend Edward “Monk” Malloy, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to the Riley Children’s Foundation’s board of governors.

Scott Moreland has joined Alderson Commercial Group as superintendent.

Danyelle McAllister has joined Keystone Construction Corp. as administrative assistant.

Thieneman Construction Inc. has added the following: Dan Clark, project manager, Corey Serowik, general superintendent, Jim Modglin, superintendent, Jeff Jones, superintendent and Fonda Prince project administrative assistant. Todd Lemen has been promoted to vice president and Tim Riggen has been promoted to production manager.

Ryan Benham, Zach Bernas and Allen Firebaugh have joined WestPoint Financial Group as financial service professionals.

Charles Singer has joined Wells Fargo Advisors, Indianapolis office, as senior vice president, investments.

Brad Schildknecht has joined Hallmark Home Mortgage as a mortgage loan originator at the Indianapolis office.

Health Care
Dr. Jason Cheng-En Sea has joined Wishard-Eskenazi Health in the urology department.

James Fuller, PharmD, has joined the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety as president.

Pamela London has been named vice president of cardiovascular services at Community Health Network.

Dr. Amanda Gosch has joined the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the IU School of Medicine as assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Franciscan St. Francis Hospital campus, Mooresville.

Dr. Suzanne Grannan, board-certified pediatrician, and Dr. Justin Hollen, family medicine physician, have joined Community Physician Network.

Jeff Zugelter has been promoted to director of sales and service at Axess Ultrasound.

Sarah Dansker Cotterill has joined American Health Network as vice president and general counsel.

Betsy Dukes has joined Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station as director of sales and marketing. Trina Woolfington has been promoted to general manager.

Bill Dennis has been named assistant vice president of claims at Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co.

Tom Bower has joined Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance as senior vice president, life division.

Vernicka L. Shaw has joined the business and financial institutions practices as an associate at Krieg DeVault. Michael R. Becher has joined as strategic advisor, and Jennifer K. Gregory has joined the intellectual property and technology and intellectual property litigation practices as an associate.

Robert Markette has joined the health practice group at Hall Render.

Jonathon D. Wright has joined the corporate and transactional practice group of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.

Dustin Stohler has joined Keown and Kratz as a litigation and employment attorney.

Dean Kapsalis has joined HardingPoorman as an account executive.

Cheryl Niemeier, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP library services, has been named chairwoman of the private law libraries special interest section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Connie Shepherd, First Internet Bank, has joined the loan committee for the Indiana Community Business Credit Corp.

Alyssa Pfennig has joined the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning as public relations and marketing manager.

The NAMI Indianapolis board are Megan Andrews, Correct Care Solutions; Billi Jo Carver, Nightingale Health Care; Marian Frick, Community Health Network; Cindy Schroeder, Tara Treatment Center, and Soraya Trauner, AccessAbility Center.

The Rotary Club of Indianapolis has named the following officers: Scott Armstrong, Crooked Creek CDC, president; Matthew Burnett, City Securities, president elect; Jeff Lake, vice president; Sheila Carlson, Gleaners Food Bank, secretary; Larry Brodnik, Greenwalt CPAs, treasurer; Marie Koenig, F.I.D.O., Sgt. at Arms; and Peggy Blackard, Gleaners Food Bank, immediate past president. New directors are Jason Breaux, Edward Jones; Kathy Cookerly, Indianapolis Zoo; Melissa Farmer, Bath Junkie; Juliana Fashanu, IAMH2O & Foundation; Aszure Grimes, Advisa; Leon Mordoh, Toshiba Business Solutions; and Nick Reich, Goodwill Industries; and David Yeley, IU Health.

John T. Coopman has been named the executive director of the Indiana Association of Public Schools Superintendents.

Real Estate
Century 21 Scheetz has added the following agents: Lynn Allen, Deb Barnes, Cathy Bowman, Jo Carrel, Kim Farrar, Frannie Griswold, Margo Harrington, Jessica Harris, Michelle Hastings, Wendy Pollert, Todd Rafalski, Caroline Reigle, Rusty Roser, Patsy Schanz, Jill Stephenson and Cheryl Trietsch.

Varsha Shah and Jennifer Whittern have joined RE/MAX Legends Group.

Kayla Walker has joined RE/MAX Realty Group in Greenfield.

Jason Bithos, Stuart Drake, Mark Idlewine and Lindsey North have joined RE/MAX Ability Plus in Carmel.

Brian Binninger and Gerri Reeves have joined RE/MAX Select in Greenwood.

Bryan Conn has joined RE/MAX Advanced Realty.

Douglas J. Swain has joined Opus Development Co. LLC, Indianapolis office, as vice president and general manager.

Scott White has joined Mainstreet Property Group as executive vice president, finance.

Cathy Clark and Brian Sigler have joined Ruoff Home Mortgage, Indianapolis office, as senior loan officers.

Debbie Shumate Johnson has joined Colliers International | Indiana Region as senior vice president and director of health care services.

Allison Hawley has joined Niessink Commercial Real Estate.

J.D. Graves has been named vice president of CBRE Indianapolis.

Brian Askins has joined Summit Realty Group / Cushman & Wakefield as senior vice president, office advisory services group.

Joseph Robles has joined Saks Fifth Avenue as the made to measure specialist in the men’s department.

Ron Snyder has joined ThoughtBurst as the regional director of business development.

Slater Steins has joined Outsourced Sales Force as associate account manager.

Lynda M. Pitz has been named vice president, business development, for RCSN Executive Search and Leadership Consulting. Julie C. Pache has been named research associate.

KERAMIDA Inc. has added the following: Chris Heaton, director of technical services; Brennan Butler, project manager assistant; Timothy Schnieber, staff geologist, and Jennifer Buis, staff engineer.

Brian Lane has been named general manager of Wellbrooke of Avon, Center for Health and Wellness in Avon.

Ben Duchesne and Michele Wood have joined the promotional sales team at Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple Inc.

Gary L. Chapman and Jana Hageman, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, have been named advisors for eLegacyConnect.

Michael Gargano has joined CSpring as managing director, health and human services division. Theresa Sykes has joined as a project manager/business analyst

Bobby A. Courtney has joined MESH as director of planning and policy. Anne Edwards and Savahanna Lien have joined as preparedness advisors. Kacy Allgood has been named as the Sewell Fellow for MESH. Deputy medical directors are Dr. Dan O’Donnell, Dr. Andrew Stevens and Dr. Elizabeth Weinstein.

Kent Watts has joined the sales team for Reliable Water Services LLC.

Apparatus has added the following technical associates: Jim Blackwell, Kyle Neier, Jarom Huntsman, Bryan Springer and Joel Chmiel. Chris Frank has joined as a service delivery manager.

Celadon Group Inc. has promoted the following: Steve McKown and Greg Aftung, operations managers; Drew Shepherd, operations compliance manager; Doug Wilson, custom compliance manager; Katy Kuzniczci, senior publications analyst; Bruce Latham, refrigerated manager; Nick Hammons and Brian Rejer, assistant planning managers; Matt Sewell, assistant manager of local and dedicated; and Kevin Largent, Chris Chandler, Chris Wise, Marc Harnist and Ben Werner, assistant customer relationship managers.

Brandi Davis-Handy has joined Indianapolis Power & Light as director of external communications.•


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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.