People in the News

 IBJ Staff
September 12, 2009
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Sue Doron has been promoted to media director of EchoPoint Media. Shannon Quinn has been promoted to associate media director.

Michael Ryan has joined VMS as an account manager.

Amanda Timmerman has joined Just Marketing International as an account coordinator.

Monica Whitfield Brase has been named program and membership services director for the Indiana Recycling Coalition.

Mary Ellen Hennessey Nottage has been named the executive director of the Indiana Medical History Museum.

Morgan Hoover has been promoted to director of funds development, and Palak Pandya has been promoted to client services supervisor at the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership.

Jeffrey A. Adams, Cohen Garelick & Glazier, has been named to the advisory board for The Barrington of Carmel.

Eva Collins has joined Dress for Success Indianapolis as career development specialist.

Janet Kiefer has joined the board of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.

Noble of Indiana has named the following board of directors: Jenna Barnett, Halakar Real Estate; James McGovern, Cigna; Honorable Cherrish Pryor, Indiana House of Representa-tives; and E. Scott Treadway, Stewart & Irwin.

Todd Janzen, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, has been named to the board of directors of the Mapleton-Fall Creek Community Development Corp.

Raquel Richardson, Silver Square Inc., has joined the board of directors at Coburn Place Safe Haven.

Kirsten Eamon-Shine has joined Peace Learning Center as youth services director. Nancy Larner Ruschman has been promoted to associate director.

Choices Inc. has added the following board members: Barbara Scott, The Center for Mental Health Inc.; Shawn Williams, Blue & Co.; Michelle Kimbrough, Eli Lilly and Co.; Joseph Smedley, culture and leadership consultant; Kathleen Gifford, Health Management Associates; Bernetta Bell, family advocate; Angela Smith-Jones, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency; Pat Sullivan, IUPUI; and Anita Harden, Community Health Network Foundation. Ken Shields has joined as director of the dawn project.

NPower Indiana has named the following officers: Robert Lescano, Microsoft, chairman; Scott Nickerson Crowe Horwath, vice chairman; B.J. Bischoff, B.J. Bischoff Consulting, secretary; and Tim Duvall, Katz Sapper & Miller, treasurer. New board members are Orion Bell, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions; Charles Haddad, Eli Lilly and Co.; Debbie Kraft, Cisco; Ruth Purcell-Jones, Leadership Ventures; Joel Russell, eImagine Technology Group; Roger Underwood, Finish Line; and Bryan Wade, ExactTarget.

The Indianapolis School of Ballet has added the following: Rebecca Rutt, panel of artistic advisors, and Cathleen Partlow Strauss, director of communications and development.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has elected the following officers: Myrta Pulliam, chairwoman; John Krauss, vice chairman; Stephen Russell, vice chairman; Lawrence O’Connor, treasurer; June McCormack, secretary; and Lynne Maguire, at large. New board of governors are Agatha Sutphin Barclay, Mary Clare Broadbent, Bradley B. Chambers, William W. Chin and Benjamin A. Pecar.

A.J. Schneider has been named the vice president of sales and marketing for Wheaton World Wide Moving, and Doug Robinson has been named eastern regional sales director. Heather Stafford has joined as sales administrator.

Peter J. Ray has been promoted to vice president, engineering, at The Indiana Rail Road Co., and Robert J. Babcock has been promoted to vice president, operations. Micheal Engel has been named vice president and chief accounting officer.•


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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.