People in the news - Nov. 21, 2011

IBJ Staff
November 19, 2011
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David C. Bowers has joined Centier Bank as senior vice president of business banking, Carmel office.

Richard A. Jones has joined Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union as senior vice president, sales, marketing and business development.

Connie Bond Stuart has been named regional president of PNC Bank, Indianapolis.

Beth Gehlhausen, Gehlhausen Consulting, has been named interim executive director of Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County.

Grace Pillari has joined Easter Seals Crossroads as employment services representative.

Crooked Creek CDC has named the following officers: David George, president; Irene Wegner, vice president; David Stricker, treasurer; Bob Vernon, secretary; and Laura Johnson, at-large.

NPower Indiana Inc. has promoted the following: Rajinder Heir, chief technology officer; Paul Giese, chief advancement officer; and Margaret Powe, senior technology advisor. Bob Needler has joined as a technology advisor.

Central Indiana Community Foundation has added the following: Lamont Hulse, director of community collaborations; Alicia J. Barnett, community collaborations manager; Kelli Elser, donor services advisor; and Andrew Black, grants officer.

WestPoint Financial Group has added the following financial services professionals: Katie Lunsford, Everett Muckey and JR Sweany.

Jamie Miles has joined University Lending Group as a mortgage loan officer. Jae Tolliver has joined as retail sales manager.

Ronald Scott has joined Foundation Financial Group as head of the new retirement services division.

Beth Bechdol, Ice Miller LLP, has been named to the State Fair Commission.

Alan D. Washburn, Kentland, has been named to the State Fair Board.

Jennifer M. Alvey, Indiana University Health, and Sameer A. Kazi, ExactTarget, have been named to the State Lottery Commission.

Steven Badger, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, has been named to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

John L. Krauss, Indiana University Public Policy Institute, has been named to the Indiana Education Employment Relations board.

Health Care
Dr. Nicholas M. Barbaro, neurosurgeon and researcher, has been named chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University and the first medical director of the Indiana University Health Neurosciences Center of Excellence.

Dr. Justin Smith, board eligible family medicine, has joined the St.Vincent Physician Network in Fishers.

Kimberley Lawrence-Curry has been named administrative director of the Regenstrief Specialty Clinics at Wishard Health Services.

Sara Armstrong has joined Catheter Research Inc. as senior sales manager.

Dr. Saju Abraham has joined JWM Neurology.

Dr. Elizabeth R. Grethen, board eligible endocrinology, has joined the St.Vincent Physician Network in Zionsville.

Krystal L.Cole, certified physician’s assistant, has joined Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons with St. Francis Medical Group.

MJ Insurance has added the following: Lauran Reynolds, bond representative; Heather Brenan, commercial lines assistant; Kasen Bartels, marketing coordinator; and Bre’Auna McCurdy, employee benefits administrative assistant.

Mark Wutt has been named vice president of individual marketing and sales support at American United Life Insurance Co.

Ice Miller LLP has added the following associates: Sarah Murray, litigation and environmental practice groups; Gregory Pottorff, drug and device practice group; Amanda Schipp, business practice group; Justin Spack, labor and employment practice group; Gregory Touney, real estate practice group; and Erin Webley, litigation group. Kay Pashos has joined as senior counsel, and Richard C. Libert has joined as of counsel in the employee benefits practice group.

Katie Miller and Chad Wilson have joined the health practice group of Hall Render.

Walter F. Kelly, Clifton Gunderson, has been named to the committee on government performance and accountability at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Richard A. Young, Kightlinger & Gray LLP, has been named to the Indiana Pro Bono Commission.

Matthew Long, Bose Public Affairs Group, has joined the Indiana Leadership Forum.

John Wade has been elected to the national board of directors of the Arby’s Franchise Association.

Real Estate
Stacia Yeager has joined Encore Sotheby’s International Realty as a senior advisor, commercial division.

John Ehrhardt has joined Guardian Management LLC as president.

Teresa Petry has joined Re/Max Excel, Avon.

Kyle T. Hughes and Jamison Downs have been named partners of Veritas Realty.

SESCO Group has added the following licensed professional geologists: Bill Pickard, project manager, and Brent Graves, director of technical operations.

Mike Springer has joined Milliner & Associates as an executive recruiter, sales, marketing, operations and human resources.

Davison Schopmeyer has joined enVista, as a managing partner, supply chain solutions team.

Bob Sharpe and Felix Yau have joined BC Forward as recruiters.

Jill Crossen has joined Express Employment Professionals, Greenwood, as employment specialist.

Apparatus has added the following: Zach Linder, director of business intelligence; Jordan Ude, solution architect; and Ivan Garcia, Brett Williams, David Kincaid, George Vauter and Zach Felten, systems analysts.

Perpetual Technologies Inc. has added the following Microsoft consultants: James Hamel, Timothy Reardon and Bob Shirley.•


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  1. I am so impressed that the smoking ban FAILED in Kokomo! I might just move to your Awesome city!

  2. way to much breweries being built in indianapolis. its going to be saturated market, if not already. when is enough, enough??

  3. This house is a reminder of Hamilton County history. Its position near the interstate is significant to remember what Hamilton County was before the SUPERBROKERs, Navients, commercial parks, sprawling vinyl villages, and acres of concrete retail showed up. What's truly Wasteful is not reusing a structure that could still be useful. History isn't confined to parks and books.

  4. To compare Connor Prairie or the Zoo to a random old house is a big ridiculous. If it were any where near the level of significance there wouldn't be a major funding gap. Put a big billboard on I-69 funded by the tourism board for people to come visit this old house, and I doubt there would be any takers, since other than age there is no significance whatsoever. Clearly the tax payers of Fishers don't have a significant interest in this project, so PLEASE DON'T USE OUR VALUABLE MONEY. Government money is finite and needs to be utilized for the most efficient and productive purposes. This is far from that.

  5. I only tried it 2x and didn't think much of it both times. With the new apts plus a couple other of new developments on Guilford, I am surprised it didn't get more business. Plus you have a couple of subdivisions across the street from it. I hope Upland can keep it going. Good beer and food plus a neat environment and outdoor seating.