People in the news - June 20, 2011

IBJ Staff
June 18, 2011
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Robert A. Ridder has joined Ent Imler CPA as a staff accountant.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Chris Marcum has joined the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau as sports development manager for the Hamilton County Sports Authority.

Kelly Hoffman has joined Borshoff as an account director, and Jeff Morris has joined as creative director. Megan Dana has been promoted to art director, and Micah Sitzman to senior graphic designer.

The Englehart Group has named the following: Blair Englehart, president; Ray Volpe, vice president; Kevin Winkler, multimedia/designer; and Brad Eads, sr. program manager.

Betsy Wyant has been promoted to vice president, account services, at Meyer & Wallis.

Frank Sailer has joined Janssen & Spaans Engineering as manager of the QC/QA department overseeing all engineering production.

Indianapolis Downtown Inc. has added the following new board members: Karen Burns, Indianapolis Downtown Marketing Inc.; Karen Crotchfelt, The Indianapolis Star; Maria Crowe, Eli Lilly and Co.; C. Perry Griffith Jr., Denison Inc.; Craig Honig, WellPoint Inc.; Leonard Hoops, Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association; and Sean Seyferth, IBEW Local 481.

Dr. Cherri D. Hobgood has been named professor and chairwoman of the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine.

Krieg DeVault has added the following: Jude Carluccio, employee benefits and ESOP practice; Kurt M. Eaton, intellectual property and technology practice; and Jason D. Schultz, health care practice.

J. Eric Davis and J.R. Hensley have joined Alerding Castor Hewitt LLP as of counsel.

Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis has added the following: Jason Wurtzel, operations coordinator, and Amanda Neyron, marketing services and group sales manager. Michelle Sieradzki has been promoted to director of sales & ticketing.

Molly Powell has joined the Indiana Sports Corp. as the director of youth programming.

Michael Curran has joined Gibson Teldata as an account executive. Sean Stepp has joined as a customer advocate.

Mike Harmon has been named chief sales and marketing officer at ESCO Communications. Keith Schuetter has been promoted to chief operating officer.

Kevin Snyder has joined Catalyst Technology Group as senior network engineer and project manager, Indianapolis office. Naomi Issa has joined as elearning curriculum developer.•


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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.