People in the news - Jan. 11, 2010

IBJ Staff
January 9, 2010
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Jessica Rollins, Austin Lehman and Ryan Bowden have joined the audit department of LM Henderson & Co. LLP. Kurtis George and Jackie Cordier have joined the tax department.

Bill Harlow has joined Katz Sapper & Miller LLP as director of business development.

Shawn D. Dreiman has joined Ent:Imler CPA as a tax manager. Jacob M. Tobison and Craig B. Todderud have joined as staff accountants. Josh T. Sickler has been promoted to audit manager.

Jessica N. Gahl, Lewis Wagner, has been elected to the board of TheraPets of Indiana.

Charles F. Miller has been named development director for the International Children’s Heart Foundation.

Lisa G. Morris has joined Metro Ministries Inc. as executive director. Mark L. Eutsler, Indiana Wesleyan University College of Adult and Professional Studies, has been named president of the board of directors. Sandi Holstein has been named the 2010 governor for the Indiana South Optimist District.

Rebecca Anne Polcz, Indiana University, and Emily Heimann have joined Best Buddies Indiana as new directors.

Matt Byington, Tim Clark, and Sheniece Coley have joined Starfish Initiative as scholar specialists. Paul Best has joined as administrative assistant.

Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana has added the following: Troy Minton, GW Commercial Services, supervisor, Major General Emmett J. Bean Federal Center; and Christina Carter, Greenwood Store, assistant manager. Heather Duer has been promoted to assistant manager, Shelbyville store, and Jerry Shaw, Goodwill Outlet Store – West, assistant manager.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis has named the following officers: Erik Johnson, Borshoff, chairman; Shawn Mulholland, BSA LifeStructures, immediate past chairman; W. Tobin McClamroch, Bingham McHale LLP, vice chairman; Valerie Brennan, Somerset CPA’s P.C., treasurer; and Bryce Bennett, Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP, secretary. New board members are Ted Givens, Blackburn Architects; Denise Herd, H2H Group; Frank Basile, community volunteer/arts philanthropist; Mike Blanchet, Community Hospitals of Indianapolis; and Yvonne Shaheen, community volunteer/arts philanthropist. Dan Appel has joined the board of advisors. Mark Varnau, community arts leader, has been named chairman of the board of advisors.

Horizon House has named the following officers: Jon Laramore, Baker and Daniels, president; Joe Slaughter, Herff-Jones, vice president; Brian Ramsey, KPMG, treasurer; and Scott Burns, PNC, secretary. New directors are Ericka Embry, Embry Media & Production; Pat Gamble-Moore, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership; and Teresa Wessel.

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana has named the following options class ten members: Melissa Avery, Avery & Cheerva LLP; Tiffany Barnes, St. Vincent Health; Monica Boldt, Jennifer Cross, Shelli McDonald, Jennifer Morris, Kelli Reifel and Melanie Claymon, community volunteers; Kelli Dalton, Somersaults LLC; Lauren Edmundson, The Cohen Family Foundation; Quiana Graham, Indiana Black Expo Inc.; Danielle Harbor, Indianapolis Power & Light Co.; Jennifer Jansen, The Wellness Community; Reilly Kimmerling, IceMiller; Stephanie Lesher, Luv Ink; Courtney Lin, Eli Lilly and Co.; Andrea McGordon, The National Bank of Indianapolis; Katie Meister, WellPoint Inc.; Susan Russell, Mayfair Lane; and Katie Zarich, Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Charles A. Cohen, Cohen Garelick & Glazier, has been named to the Jewish Federations of North America’s Budget Committee.

Tim Harms has joined the American Heart Association as communications director.

Amanda Haugh, St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, has been named to the board of directors for the Paramount School of Excellence.

Sheela N. Yadav has been named dean at the University of Indianapolis School of Business.

Health Care
Tobi Reidy has been named a fellow of the Indiana University School of Medicine colon and rectal residency program at Kendrick Regional Center for Colon and Rectal Care, based at St. Francis Hospital–Mooresville.

Craig Pavitt has been promoted to group sales manager at the Conrad Indianapolis.

Ice Miller LLP has named the following partners: Katrina Clingerman, employee benefit issues for state and local governmental employers; Amy Fisher, drug and medical device practice group; Alex Forman, intellectual property group and the green industries initiative; Kim Metzger, litigation group; and Andrew Vento, personal services practice group.

William W. Gooden has joined Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn.

Joey Viselli has been named vice president, marketing, for Knauf Insulation North America.

Tom Alvarez has joined Real Images Video Productions Inc. as a writer/producer.

Tim Ragsdale has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Serigraphics. Matt Fuller has been named vice president of development.

Karen Bartrom has been elected to president of the American Academy of Professional Coders, Indianapolis chapter.

Waylon Peterson, Investment, Trust and IRA Services, has been named a board member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Northern Indiana chapter.

Duane Etienne, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, has been named to serve on the national advisory committee for the U.S. Administration on Aging’s Community Innovations for Aging in Place program.

Real Estate
Tom Peck has joined Meyer Najem as executive vice president of real estate.

Joe Kempler has joined the F.C. Tucker Co., Carmel office.

Learfield Sports has named the following to its Indiana University sports properties entity: Rob Louthain, general manager, and Jennifer Agramonte, account executive.

Jill L. Ewing has been named director of association management at The Corydon Group LLC.

John F. “Jeff” Whorley Jr. has been named president of StudentAid.com, college planning and student aid advisory service.

The Indianapolis Indians has added the following: Brian McLaughlin, promotions coordinator; and Kyle Fisher and Hannah Guess, ticket sales executives. Bruce Schumacher has been named director of special projects.

Chris Simms has been named owner of the Concert Group Logistics, Indianapolis station.•


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  1. I never thought I'd see the day when a Republican Mayor would lead the charge in attempting to raise every tax we have to pay. Now it's income taxes and property taxes that Ballard wants to increase. And to pay for a pre-K program? Many studies have shown that pre-K offer no long-term educational benefits whatsoever. And Ballard is pitching it as a way of fighting crime? Who is he kidding? It's about government provided day care. It's a shame that we elected a Republican who has turned out to be a huge big spending, big taxing, big borrowing liberal Democrat.

  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

  3. I was just watching an AOW race from cleveland in 1997...in addition to the 65K for the race, there were more people in boats watching that race from the lake than were IndyCar fans watching the 2014 IndyCar season finale in the Fontana grandstands. Just sayin...That's some resurgence modern IndyCar has going. Almost profitable, nobody in the grandstands and TV ratings dropping 61% at some tracks in the series. Business model..."CRAZY" as said by a NASCAR track general manager. Yup, this thing is purring like a cat! Sponsors...send them your cash, pronto!!! LOL, not a chance.

  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  5. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............