March 30, 2011

VMS, an Indianapolis-based marketing firm specializing in pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, has hired Phil Belt as its chief operating officer. Belt previously was a vice president at Credit Suisse, focused on private-equity investments in life sciences. Before that, he oversaw the product and corporate communications teams at Eli Lilly and Co.

Dr. Techsin T. Ty has been appointed medical director of Mississippi-based Great Lakes Home Health’s central Indiana service area. Ty practices internal medicine in Kokomo.

Dr. Steven G. Becker has been named interim assistant dean and interim director of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Evansville branch. He succeeds Rex D. Stith, who had directed the Evansville campus for 18 years. Becker also will continue to serve as a professor of physiology.

Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. hired John M. Bradley as vice president of product management for Medicare markets. Bradley, an actuary, comes from Illinois-based Combined Insurance Co.