People in the news - Oct. 15, 2012

 IBJ Staff
October 13, 2012
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BKD LLP has added the following staff accountants: Emily G. Balbach, Lawrence R. Green, Danielle Y. Larison, Bryan M. Loiselle, Albert T. Ong, Andrew L. Quinnette, David L. Rottman, Adam B. Rupp, Ben J. Scott and Luca J. Taylor. Patrick B. Gilbert has been named a managing consultant with BKD’s transaction services group, and Stephanie L. Goetz has been named a senior consultant with BKD Risk management group.

Greg Heater has joined Somerset CPAs as a manager on the tax team. Stephen Reed has joined as a senior manager, construction and A/E team.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Bettye Dobkins has been named the director of safety and security at Indianapolis Downtown Inc.

Jon Shoff has been named vice president of sales at Smarter Remarketer Inc.

Joe Lorenzano has been named coordinator of digital services at Burkhart Marketing Associates.

Schmidt Associates has added the following: Tina Murphy, civil engineer; Drew Gingrich, architectural graduate; Toby Cooper, BIM designer; and Shirley Gray, receptionist/assistant.

Kent Elliott has joined Banning Engineering as a project manager.

Marc R. Walters has joined GAI Consultants Inc. as environmental manager, Indianapolis office.

Antonio Singleton has joined The Schneider Corp. as senior software engineer, and Kevin Greene has joined as business development manager.

Amy Ahlersmeyer has joined Conner Prairie Interactive History Park as the director of marketing and communications. Melanie D. Hayes has joined as communications specialist.

Park Tudor Foundation has named the following officers: Chris Braun, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, president; Robert Brown, Eli Lilly and Co., vice president; Steve Cagle, SmithGeiger LLC, treasurer; and Heather Reilly Murphy, secretary. New board members are Michele Janin and Jim Schacht, Cummins Business Services. Christie Kelly, Duke Realty Corp., has been named to the board for the Park Tudor Trust. William S. Coleman Jr. has been named chairman of the NISH board.

Dance Kaleidoscope has promoted the following dancers to full company members: Aleksa Lukasiewicz, Justin Sears, Emily Dyson and Noah Trulock. Gregory Stanley Manning III has joined as an apprentice.

Lee Mosier Tumminello, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, has joined the board of Outrun the Sun Inc.

Anne Laker has has been named program director at Big Car.

AYS Inc. has named the following officers: Freedom Smith, president; Tim Witmer, vice president; Justin Hayes, treasurer; and Lynda Blackwelder, secretary. Courtney King, Ice Miller LLP, has joined the board.

Methodist Health Foundation has named the following officers: Otto N. Frenzel IV, chairman; Albert Wurster, vice chairman; Kevin Armstrong, president; David Resnick, treasurer; Joe Traeger, assistant treasurer; Kris Altice, secretary; and Debbie Hogan, assistant secretary. New board members are Tim Beloat, The Baker Group; Vivian Cintron, Roche Diagnostics; Dr. Anne Gilbert, IU Health Behavioral Care Center; and Rafael Sanchez, Bingham, Greenebaum Doll LLP.

Katie Gaffin has joined BMW Constructors Inc. as corporate director of human resources. Tom Reaney has joined as corporate director of training and development.

Dan Overbeck has been named president of Summit Construction Co. Inc.

Jason Ells has been promoted to executive director of operations for Custom Concrete.

John Masterson has been named managing director of the Sheridan Road Financial, Indianapolis office.

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has added the following: Coty Back, assistant director of leadership programs, Indiana FFA program, and Sarah Wolf, resource specialist, Jasper County field office as part of the Division of Soil Conservation team.

Health Care
Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Cancer Center has added the following: Linda P. Dolan, quality of life nurse practitioner, well beyond program; Morgan E. Davis, genetic counseling services; and Rachael Cassidy, community outreach coordinator.

Genae A. Hall has joined the Behavior Analysis Center for Autism as research director and consultant, clinical team.

Community Physician Network has added the following: Dr. Esther Adade, family medicine physician; Dr. Neal Ipema, OB/GYN physician; Dr. Kalen Miskel, internal medicine physician; Trista Stormer, nurse practitioner; and Dr. Jennifer Walker, board-certified pediatrician.

Dr. Kathy Miller and Harikrishna Nakshatri have been named co-leaders of the breast cancer research program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

Dr. Ron Bowsher has joined AIT Bioscience as senior research advisor.

Paula Conroy has joined AIT Laboratories as vice president, chief financial officer.

Dr. Sarah Ali has joined Franciscan Physician Network Oncology & Hematology Specialists.

Dr. Glenn Bingle, medical director of the Cardiovascular Genetic Counseling Center of Excellence, and Renee Jones, senior genetic counselor, have joined the Community Health Network.

Steve Hargrove has joined Meridian Title as commercial title officer. David Walsh has joined as counsel.

David W. Paul has joined Hylant Group as a client executive in the commercial lines department.

Doug Dick has joined J.D. Resley Associates Inc. as an employee benefits account representative.

Bill Lowry has been promoted to assistant controller at J. Squared Inc. / University Loft Co.

Michael Kenyon has been named president and CEO of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

The Indiana State Medical Association has named the following: Dr. John Wernert, speaker, house of delegates; Dr. Heidi Dunniway, vice speaker, house of delegates; Dr. Richard Feldman and Dr. John McGoff, trustees, ISMA district 7; Dr. Drew Trobridge, trustee, Young Physician Society; Dr. Abhilasha Jarori, trustee, Resident and Fellow Society; Dr. John Ellis, alternate trustee, ISMA district 7; Dr. Alexander Choi, alternate trustee, district 9; Dr. Jerome Adams, alternate trustee, Young Physicians Society; Dr. Meredith Shepherd, Resident and Fellow Society.

Carrie Petty, Petty Custom Homes, has been elected to the national board for Rebuilding Together, Washington, D.C.

Mary Foley Panszi, Lewis Wagner, has been named a delegate by the Indianapolis Bar Association to the Indiana State Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

George Kalogridis has joined Indiana Certified Organic LLC, in the certification and quality management, Greenwood office.

Kimberly A. Opsahl has been named president and CEO at the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Marsha Stone, Indianapolis Airport Authority, has been named to the board of Airports Council International-North America.

Real Estate
Crystal Hadley and Brad Rider have joined Century 21 Scheetz as agents.

Re/Max has added the following: Jessica Jones, Select, Greenwood; Teresa Snider and Nicole Mustain, Advanced Realty; and Melissa Guy, Excel, Avon.

Kit Werbe has been named the director of public relations at U/S Sports Advisors.

The RND Group Inc. has added the following lead software engineers: Mike Foor, John Gilliland, Frank Powell and Doug Hobson.

Rita Euers has joined Black’s Support Services LLC as client services manager.

Tom Penno has been named vice president of channel management at NoMoreClipboard.

Chance Carpenter has joined TelSpan as media services, national sales.

Hilary Latham has joined Modern Information Solutions as the new business development manager.

GadellNet Consulting Services, Indianapolis office, has added the following: Mike Shelton, tier 3 network/systems engineer, and Jared Sangeorzan, tier 2 network/systems engineer.

Nicole Schuch has been promoted to marketing communications manager for Wheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines. S. Andrew Burns, Cox Sargeant & Burns PC, has been named general counsel.•


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