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People in the news - Dec. 12, 2011

IBJ Staff
December 10, 2011
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Accounting
BGBC Partners LLP has added the following: Aimee Foley, audit staff, and Patrick Richardson as audit senior, audit department; and Jennifer Bristow, bookkeeper, and Tara Vogan, tax staff, accounting and business advisory services department.

Aspire CPAs has added the following: Beverly K. Nead, tax manager; Gary Worth, practice manager; Dawn Toth, bookkeeper, and Susie Pethers, receptionist/bookkeeper.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Borshoff has added the following: Charlie Henry, account associate; Brittany Melvin, account coordinator; and Amanda Suter, human resources manager. Jackie Koumpouras has been promoted to account manager.

Nick Honeywell has joined Well Done Marketing as an associate copywriter.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
Beth Gehlhausen, Gehlhausen Consulting, has been named interim executive director of Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County.

Brad Burk has been named state vice president for Indiana at the American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division Inc.

Gregory K. Dedinsky, Community Heart and Vascular, has joined the board at Heart Reach Carmel.

Nicole Misencik, WTHR-TV Channel 13, and Jeff Zaniker, Accenture, have been named to the board of trustees at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Indiana State Chapter.

Cynthia Shaffer has joined Partners In Housing as executive director, and Christopher Maples has joined as the director of fundraising and communication.

Christine Marson has joined Lumina Foundation as program officer.

Health Care
Anne Nobles has been named to the Indiana University Health board.

Insurance
Dan Hunt has joined FirstPerson as president.

Law
Krieg DeVault has added the following: John B. Baxter, partner, commercial and real estate lending; Charles F. MacKelvie, partner, health care practice; Ryan Metzing, of counsel; Ross D. Taylor, of counsel, commercial and real estate lending practice; and Catherine A. Sabatine, litigation and business practices; and Grant E. Chapman, business practice, associates.

Frost Brown Todd has added the following new associates: Laura A. Van Hyfte, Ryan S. Lett, M. Todd Lewis, Jonathan K. Powers, Carolyn A. Pytynia, Rachel E. Moore Schafer, A. Thomas Sturgeon III, and Colleen Tersmette.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has named the following partners: Stacy L. Cook, health care department; Ann Grayson, litigation department; Heather H. Macek, governmental services & finance department and health care department; and Kevin L. McLaren, Scott M. Simmonds and David A.W. Wong, intellectual property department.•

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  1. to mention the rest of Molly's experience- she served as Communications Director for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works and also did communications for the state. She's incredibly qualified for this role and has a real love for Indianapolis and Indiana. Best of luck to her!

  2. Shall we not demand the same scrutiny for law schools, med schools, heaven forbid, business schools, etc.? How many law school grads are servers? How many business start ups fail and how many business grads get low paying jobs because there are so few high paying positions available? Why does our legislature continue to demean public schools and give taxpayer dollars to charters and private schools, ($171 million last year), rather than investing in our community schools? We are on a course of disaster regarding our public school attitudes unless we change our thinking in a short time.

  3. I agree with the other reader's comment about the chunky tomato soup. I found myself wanting a breadstick to dip into it. It tasted more like a marinara sauce; I couldn't eat it as a soup. In general, I liked the place... but doubt that I'll frequent it once the novelty wears off.

  4. The Indiana toll road used to have some of the cleanest bathrooms you could find on the road. After the lease they went downhill quickly. While not the grossest you'll see, they hover a bit below average. Am not sure if this is indicative of the entire deal or merely a portion of it. But the goals of anyone taking over the lease will always be at odds. The fewer repairs they make, the more money they earn since they have a virtual monopoly on travel from Cleveland to Chicago. So they only comply to satisfy the rules. It's hard to hand public works over to private enterprise. The incentives are misaligned. In true competition, you'd have multiple roads, each build by different companies motivated to make theirs more attractive. Working to attract customers is very different than working to maximize profit on people who have no choice but to choose your road. Of course, we all know two roads would be even more ridiculous.

  5. The State is in a perfect position. The consortium overpaid for leasing the toll road. Good for the State. The money they paid is being used across the State to upgrade roads and bridges and employ people at at time most of the country is scrambling to fund basic repairs. Good for the State. Indiana taxpayers are no longer subsidizing the toll roads to the tune of millions a year as we had for the last 20 years because the legislature did not have the guts to raise tolls. Good for the State. If the consortium fails, they either find another operator, acceptable to the State, to buy them out or the road gets turned back over to the State and we keep the Billions. Good for the State. Pat Bauer is no longer the Majority or Minority Leader of the House. Good for the State. Anyway you look at this, the State received billions of dollars for an assett the taxpayers were subsidizing, the State does not have to pay to maintain the road for 70 years. I am having trouble seeing the downside.

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