People in the news - Sept. 6, 2010

IBJ Staff
September 4, 2010
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Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Maxie Lieberman has joined JMI as account coordinator. Jeff Childers has joined as a graphic designer.

Kathleen Szot and Bryana Schreiber have joined Borshoff as account associates. Beth Millett has been promoted to vice president.

Kylie Suddarth has joined Lehner Designs as an interior designer.

JB Graphics Inc. has added the following: Jonathan McClure, sales representative; Molly Majercik, sales representative; and Laura Pisowicz, customer service representative.

Lisa Gomperts has been named principal at Schmidt Associates.

Chet Skwarcan has joined the transportation group of Hannum Wagle & Cline Engineering, Indianapolis office, as senior project manager.

Dan Scott has joined Centra Credit Union as the Shadeland branch manager.

Katie Aeschliman has joined Harris Bank as vice president and senior relationship manager, institutional market government banking team.

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has added the following new board members: Rodney Byrnes, Strategic Capital Partners; Kyle DeFur, St. Vincent Hospitals Indianapolis; and Wayne Deveydt, WellPoint Inc.

Nicole R. Finelli has been named to the board of Good Samaritan in Hamilton County.

Lee Vriesman has joined the Indianapolis Parks Foundation as fund development and grants director.

Indianapolis Senior Center Inc. has named the following officers: Jill Hauser Robisch, M & I Bank, president; Michael Khalil, CNO Financial Group Inc., vice president; Sandy Judkins, Indianapolis Power & Light Co., secretary; Steve Wagman, Katz Sapper Miller, treasurer; and Mark Simonetto, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, past president. New board members are Lisa Riolo, Indiana University/IUPUI; and Ron Snow, CVS pharmacy.

Angie Mollenkopf has joined Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana as director of development/program manager.

Jennifer Thomas has been named senior director of organizational advancement at Children’s Bureau Inc.

Junior League of Indianapolis has named the following officers: Cece Gerdenich, president; Alicia Gooden, president elect; Julie L. Rowlas, community vice president; Heather Willis Neal, financial development vice president; Stacy Payne Miller, marketing vice president; Lulu Lapp, membership vice president; Jennifer Rueth, training & personal development vice president; Larissa McCormick, secretary; Megan Evans, treasurer; Dawn Orr, fund development director; Michelle Miller, strategic planning facilitator; Molly Wilkinson Chavers, board at large; and Julie A. Davis, Kelley Hurst and Tanya Stuart Overdorf, sustainer representatives.

Vince Eagan, Indianapolis Colts, has joined the board of Down Syndrome Indiana.

Ron Thomas has joined Butler University as executive director of executive education.

Health Care
Dr. Lawrence Monger has joined St.Vincent Physician Network, Fishers, as a board-certified internal medicine physician.

Sandra Dietrich has joined Alliance Home Health Care as a care advisor, alliance care advisors.

Starr Peterson has joined the management team at The Canterbury Hotel as director of sales and marketing.

Apex Benefits Group Inc. has added the following: Roger Greenawalt, health informatics actuary; Kristin Vargo, employee benefits consultant; and Andy May, client service representative.

Andrew Michner has joined Mitchel & Scott Machine Co. as the director of sales, manufacturing division.

Ben Metcalf has joined EcoPath as Midwest regional manager.

Doug Benefiel has joined HardingPoorman Group Inc. as an account executive.

The Certified Fraud Examiners, Central Indiana chapter association, has elected the following officers: Jack Sandlin, president; John F. Rhim, vice president; Alyce Embree, secretary; and Jean Reuille Patterson, treasurer. David Grannan, United Healthcare, has been named membership director; and Joe A Griffiths, Defense Finance Accounting, has been named training director.

The Indiana CPA Society has promoted Nichole Favors, Camby, to peer review manager, and Stacey Wilson to senior manager-professional development. Angela Preston has joined as accounting and peer review associate, and Sarah Townsend, Greenwood, has joined as professional development associate. Sherrill Rude has been named the director of leadership and advocacy. New directors are Matthew Cohoat, Jeff Fusile, Dan Lappin, Cynthia Ransom, Bettie A. Caldwell, Louis Stratton and Kent Williams.

Katherine Wallace has been named director of performance improvement at the Indiana Hospital Association. Jennifer Hurtubise has been named communications specialist.

Perpetual Technologies Inc. has added the following: Adam Shopshire, system administrator; and Bruce Towle and Vance Upshaw, senior Microsoft consultants.

Mark Patton, Dell Services, and Jodi Hunter, Hunter Health Media, have joined S5Health, as board members.

Ted Phelps has joined Ambassador Solutions as a principal consultant. Bruce Bacher has joined as a senior consultant.

Craig “Dodge” Lile has joined Raidious as director of interactive strategy.•


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