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People in the news - March 22, 2010

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March 20, 2010
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Accounting
Charles C. Brandt III has been named a partner at Katz Sapper & Miller. Randy A. Biernat, Karen E. Noel and Jason E. Patch have been promoted to directors. Jeffrey Carr, Charlie Cruz, Charles Decker, Ross Earley, Neil Giannini, Leah Hackworth, Ryan Halbrook, Julia Harcourt, Sara Heim, Vince Kovatch, Roy Marschke, Phillip Pawlowski, Ryan Robertson, Steven Sapp, Shane Schuh, Brittany Singleton, Sarah Thomas, Jimmy Wade, and Emily Zimmerman have joined as staff accountants.

Mike Turpin has joined Dunbar Cook & Shepard PC as tax supervisor and Teri Jackson has joined as administrator.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
VMS has added the following: Kara Ooley, human resource specialist, and Elizabeth Finn, payroll & benefits assistant.

Amber Prange has joined Valpak of Indianapolis as account executive.

Architecture/Design/Engineering
The Indiana Design Center has added the following: Andrea Kleymeyer, marketing director; Linda Kirby, national brands representative; and Tom Vriesman, director of design community relations.

HNTB has promoted the following: Robert W. Holden II, vice president and office leader; and John Myers, associate vice president. Lori Phillips has joined as office administration manager and HR contact.

RW Armstrong has promoted the following: Troy Jessop, senior associate, senior project manager; Jeremy Kosegi, Chris Ranck and Nathan Lienhart, associates, project managers; Steve Lawrence, senior associate, operations director, airports; and Tim Lima, senior associate, chief operating officer.

Banking
Doug Allen has joined Huntington Bank as director of asset based lending for Indiana.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
Cancer Support Community, formerly The Wellness Community, has named the following new trustees: Jay Archer, Duke Realty; Bea Becher, community volunteer; Jill Burnett, Jillicious Treats; Wayne S. DeVeydt, Wellpoint; Kerry Lea, Baker & Daniels; John Langham, Langham Logistics; Rebecca Reinhold Marson, Beckman Coulter; Susan Matthews, Borshoff; and Robert Moore, Chateau Designs LLC. Juan Gonzalez, Fifth Third Bank, has been named chairman elect.

Michele I. Dole has joined Community Health Network Foundation as CEO.

Concord Neighborhood Center has named the following to the advisory board: Marie Koenig, Matt Albrecht, Tony Downs and Robert Daniels. Doug Lawyer-Smith, Lillian Gehring, Jenny Badenhop, Ryan Clark and Scott Felton have been named to the board as voting members.

Down Syndrome Indiana has named the following officers: Jeff Huffman, president; Dr. Richard Schreiner, vice president; Rob Morgan, treasurer; and Ann Gibson, secretary. New directors are Lori Winkler, Sanders Marketing, and Allan Haw, WISH-TV, Channel 8.

Damar Services Inc. has elected the following officers: John Ehrmann, Ehrmann & Associates, chairman; Gail Shiel, IUPUI, vice chairwoman; Steve Price, Price & Gartrell P.C., treasurer and committee chairman; and Rick Torbeck, Georgia-Pacific Corp., secretary. Committee chairs are Patrick Tynan, financial consultant, audit; Edward West, building and grounds; Patty Edwards, Community Hospitals of Indianapolis, human resources; Brad Linville, Walker Information, advancement; Lisa Grimes, Cooke Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, compensation; Tim Brei, Riley Hospital for Children, programs and services; and Mike Conly, Architura Corp., governance. Anne Calvert, USA Funds Inc., has been named a board member.

Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting has elected the following officers: Barbara Branic, civic leader, chairwoman; Julie Davis, civic leader, vice chairwoman; David Sease, Sease Gerig & Associates, past chairman; Lloyd Wright, WFYI Public Broadcasting, president; Eric Gillispie, Mays Chemical Co., treasurer; and Allen Wright, Merrill Lynch, secretary. New board members are David Arland, Arland Communications; Nadine Givens, BKD Wealth Advisors; Nancy Huber, Central Indiana Affiliate - Fifth Third Bank; Patricia Poehler, civic leader; Daniel Schluge, One America Financial Partners; Angela Sekston, Eli Lilly and Co.; and Carolin Requiz Smith, City of Indianapolis. David Resnick, Katz Sapper & Miller, has been named to the WFYI Foundation board.

Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana has promoted the following: Erin Banta, GoodGuides Youth Mentoring program, master mentor; Ida Ratcliff, GoodGuides Youth Mentoring program, data management and reporting specialist; and John Mertz, store manager, Anderson Store. Larry Williams has joined as maintenance supervisor.

Central Indiana Community Foundation has named the following officers: David Becker, First Internet Bank of Indiana, chairman; Mark E. Hill, vice chairman; Alan A. Levin, secretary; Sarah Wilson Otte, treasurer. Larry J. Sablosky has been named a new director.

Construction
Adam Rude has been promoted to director of construction services for ERMCOInc.

Kurt Faulkner has joined Garcia Construction Group Inc. as vice president, business development.

Education
University of Indianapolis has named the following new trustees: Amber Stearns, WIBC-FM, and Ersal Ozdemir, Keystone Construction Corp.

William Fisher has been named the chairman of the Butler University Theatre Department.

Jay Howard has been named dean of Butler University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Rhett Cochran has been named corporate work study program director at Providence Cristo Rey High School.

Finance
Steve Reising and Tony Board have joined The Archer Funds as regional vice presidents.

Patrick Power has been named market manager, private wealth management, at J.P. Morgan.

Larry J. Kunkel has been named chief operating officer at Wallington Asset Management.

Health Care
Dr. Beata Samuel has joined Accent Pediatrics, a Community Physicians of Indiana office.

Dr. Katherine Moss Pedersen has joined St.Vincent Physician Network in Zionsville as a board eligible pediatrician. Dr. Richard Aina has joined St.Vincent Physician Network as a board-certified internal medicine physician.

Dr. Gerald C. Walthall has been named the chairman of the central Indiana regional board of the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services Inc.

Dr. Rafat Abonour has been named chairman of the Hoosier Oncology Group’s board of directors.

Community Heart and Vascular has added the following: Dr. Chad Bonhomme and Dr. Krishna Malineni, electrophysiologists, and Dr. Shalabh Singhal, an invasive cardiologist.

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has named the following new members: Dr. Jose Azar, Simon Conway, Dr. Shadia Jalal, Dr. Khalid Mohammad, Roger Slee, and Dr. Robert Strother. Dr. Patrick J. Loehrer Sr. has been named director.

Riley Hospital for Children has added the following board-certified pediatric hematology/oncology physicians: Dr. Kenneth Lazarus, and Dr. Sandeep Batra.

Kathryn LaPrees has been named manager of the St. Francis Cancer Research Foundation.

Bryan Crowe has joined CareGivers Inc. as controller and chief of financial operations.

Insurance
Matt Kleymeyer has joined Bernard Health as group consultant and manager, Indianapolis office.

William E. Newman and Ben Goldfarb have joined Realty Group Insurance.

SIHO Insurance Services has promoted the following: Angela Hilycord, vice president, medical management; Brad Wethington, vice president, third-party administration services; and Jaime Lewis, human resources manager.

Phillip White has been named as business development director for the Seven Corners assist division.

Consolidated Insurance Services Inc. has added the following: Jason Brown, multi-line property & casualty producer; Abel Contreras, multi-line property & casualty producer; Adam Borgens, multi-line property & casualty producer/motorsports; and Terri Cover, commercial service representative.

Peter Welsh has been named vice president of product and marketing strategy, retirement services division, of American United Life Insurance Co.

Law
Angela S. Field has joined Norris Choplin & Schroeder LLP as an associate.

William Boncosky has joined Alerding Castor Hewitt LLP as of counsel.

Baker & Daniels LLP has named the following executive committee: Roger Flower, chief operating officer; Steve Jackson, health care and life sciences; Scott Kosnoff, insurance and financial services; Jackie Simmons, China and international practices; Greg Utken, labor and employment law; Tom Froehle, chairman and chief executive partner. Members of the strategic and policy board are Tom Froehle, Roger Flower; Dan Boeglin, health and life sciences; Mike Nader, employee benefits practice; Hud Pfeiffer, labor and employment practice; Chris Scanlon, business and commercial litigation; and Andrew Soshnick, family law matters. Katrina M. Gossett and John T. Schlafer have joined as associates.

Krieg DeVault has added the following partners: Alicia M. Chandler, Kristen L. Gentry, Jason A. Houdek, Jeffrey M. Monberg, and Matthew R. Strzynski. Charles P. White has joined as of counsel. Krieg DeVault has added the following associates: Carrie L. Flores, Robert S. Prostko, Michael J. Schmidt and Kay Dee Baird.

Carolyn Miller has joined Hill Fulwider as an associate.

Jason M. Massaro has joined Easter & Cavosie as an associate attorney.

Meredith Reid Thomas has been named an associate at Dale & Eke, Professional Corp.

Shokrina Radpour Beering has joined the banking, bankruptcy and creditors’ right practice group at Plunkett Cooney as a partner.

Alan Nelson, of counsel, has joined Tabbert Hahn Earnest & Weddle LLP. Chad Walker has been named a partner.

Manufacturing
Edward Pellegrino has joined Heartland Sweeteners as vice president of sales.

Tom Ryder was promoted to chief operating officer of Genesis Plastics Welding.

Professional/Trade
Indiana Manufacturers Association has named the following officers: Clay Barnes, Small Parts Inc., Logansport, chairman; Tom Merrell, Industrial Dielectrics, Noblesville, first vice chairman; Richard Cutter, CTS Corp., Elkhart, second vice chairman; and Doug Meyer, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Lafayette, third vice chairman. Committee members are Robert Kersey, American Lawn Mower Co. Inc., Muncie; and John Talley, ProLiance Energy LLC.

Nicki Reas Meneley has been named executive director of the National Panhellenic Conference.

Real Estate
Allison Greene, Vonnie Hasler and Charlene Madden have joined Century 21 Realty Group as realtors.

Dan Nichols, Doug Thompson and Laurie Turley have joined Century 21 Scheetz as realtors.

Ann Hall has joined Sycamore Group Associates Inc. as an associate realtor.

Halakar Real Estate has added the following: Conrad Jacobs and Matthew Tobe, associates, office division; and Jeff Rothbard, senior vice president, retail brokerage. Danny Maish has been promoted to executive vice president for Halakar property management.

Retail
Thomas L. Welter has joined J.D. Byrider as vice president of franchise operations.

Joshua A. McFarland has been promoted to intellectual property manager and assistant risk manager at Redcats USA.

Patrick Haab has been named sales floor manager in the retail store, Indy Motorcyle and ATV (Indymoto) of Zionsville.

Services
Jessica Stephenson has joined ExactHire as director of client services.

Angela Kurz has joined Milliner & Associates as a staffing manager.

William A. Rhodehamel has joined the Riviera Club, as general manager and chief operating officer.

Linda Stuart has joined Benefit Associates as director of compliance.

August Mack Environmental Inc. has added the following: Jordan Eldridge, Brittney Williams and Tyler Zschiedrich.

Mark Colucci has been named vice president, general counsel, at Defender Direct Inc. Mike Lantz has joined as vice president of leadership and development.

Alicia Gooden and Phyllis Armstrong have joined the Mediation Group LLC, Family Practice Division.

David L. Bodde and Peter K. Honig have joined B&D Consulting, a division of Baker & Daniels LLP, as senior advisors.

Kelly Hubbard has joined Professional Conventions and Meetings Inc. as a sales and event coordinator.

The Columbia Club has named the following officers: Dr. Miles D. Schroeder, president; Terry Young, vice president; David L. Ring, treasurer; and Gregory L. Harris, secretary. New board members are Mark Miles, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership; Tom Nickols, Bernstein Global Wealth Management; and J. Albert Smith, Chase in Central Indiana.

Brook Pritchett has been named director of communications for Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.

The Hamilton County Express Employment Professionals has added the following: Ashley Madryk, large account manager; Curt Osweiler, sales representative; and Stephanie Wehrly, front office coordinator.

Sports
David Guthrie has been named executive director of Indiana Youth Soccer.

Technology/Telecommunications
Cincinnati Bell has added the following Indianapolis account managers: Nick Eufemi, Joel Hoffman, Bernie John, Adam Miller, Amy Porter, Michelle Rothenberger, Tara Stanton, and Jason Weatherly.

Daniel Seefeldt has joined ENTAP Inc. as director of business development.

Brandon Jeffress has been named a regional account executive at BlueLock.

Tracy Garnier has joined Officescape Inc. as a senior account executive.

Jay Cutler has joined Lightbound as a sales engineer.

Glenn Lytle has been named vice president of business services for Comcast in Indiana.

Mark Anderson has joined Beyond.com as senior director of enterprise sales.

Aman Brar has joined Apparatus as chief strategy officer. Mike Mitchell has joined as director of marketing.

TelSpan has promoted the following: Bradford Bright, manager, client services; and Dan Keller, director, corporate quality assurance.

Matt Howell has been promoted to vice president of operations at SpinWeb. Josh Brammer has been named vice president of planning.

Transportation
Ron Wagner has joined the M&W Logistics Group Inc. as the national accounts sales manager.•

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