People in the news – Oct. 1, 2012

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Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Kevin Howard has joined Beltrame Leffler Brand Communications as director of emerging media. Trenton Elkins has joined as multimedia designer.

Aimee Ash has joined Willow Marketing as director of business development.

Libby Simmons has joined VOX Global as an assistant account executive.

Adrian Bramlage has been promoted to program manager at Little Star Center.

Casey Cronin has been named president of The Friends of Holliday Park. Rod Mail has been named vice president, and Jamy Brase has been named a new board member.

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir has elected the following new officers: Frank Whelan, BMO Harris Bank, president; Brian Hostetler, Piano Solutions, vice president; Kent Shipley, CPA/JD, treasurer; Kathryn Rice, Deloitte, secretary. Kathy Oehler has joined as a member of the board.

Mark G. Monson has joined Fairbanks as the president and CEO.

Michael Sliter has joined the School of Science at IUPUI as an assistant professor in psychology Milena Petrovic has joined the department of psychology as a lecturer. Lixin Wang and Broxton Bird have joined as assistant professors in earth sciences.

Danielle Shockey has joined Harrison College as national dean, school of education.

Shabaka McKey has been named director of school engagement for the Midwest region at Project Lead The Way.

Mike Tapp has joined WealthPoint Advisors as business development manager.

Jonathan W. Russell has joined LJI Wealth Management as wealth manager.

Megan Catlin has been promoted to branch sales manager for Foundation Financial Group, south office.

James Pheifer has been named assistant general counsel for human resources at OneAmerica Financial Services Inc. Patrick F. Carr has been named to the board at OneAmerica

Damon Phelan and Jeremy Sassanella have joined WestPoint Financial Group as partners. Tom Heath, Greg Jackson, Michael Lafave, Chris Mackenzie, Jordan Stefanov, Terry Strickland and Ben Yoder have joined as financial services professionals.

Alan Lang has been promoted to vice president of operations at Dealer Services Corp.

David Christman has been promoted to chief information officer at Oak Street Funding.

Health Care
Dr. Daniel Crabb, Dr. Rhys Jones and Dr. Stephen Lang have joined St.Vincent Medical Group.

Thurman V. Alvey III, D.O. has joined Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists as a sports medicine primary care physician.

Dr. Greg Sachs has been promoted to lead physician at IU Health Palliative Care Services, and James Luce, MSW, has been promoted to statewide director.

Community Physician Network has added the following: Dr. Anna Edwards, family practice physician; Dr. Melissa Holt, obstetrics and gynecology; Michael Nader, D.O., is a family medicine physician; Dr. Sara Pierce, OB/GYN; and Dr. Derrick Walker, family medicine physician.

Dr. Wafic ElMasri, gynecologic oncologist, and Dr. Peter Schilt, otolaryngologist, have joined Community Physician Network.

F. Delaney has been named director of business development for Franciscan St. Francis Health.

Amanda R. Beach, board certified pediatrician, has joined St. Vincent Medical Group in Carmel.

American Health Network’s employee health program has added the following nurse health coaches: Beverly Hoops, Velvet Wall, Kathy Skidmore and Shelly Diodore.

Dr. Timothy J. Shoemaker has joined the practice of Franciscan Physician Network Diabetes & Endocrinology Specialists.

Dr. Mohammed Tarrabain has joined the practice of St. Francis Medical Group South 31 Family Care.

Dr. Kristina L. Whitesell has joined the Franciscan Physician Network Heartland Crossing Pediatrics.

Betsy Dukes has joined General Hotels Corp. as regional sales manager.

Angela Comer has been named director of sales for the Homewood Suites Indianapolis Downtown Hotel.

Amanda Lewin has joined The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel, as corporate sales manager.

Cassandra Seaman and Melissa Getz have joined Conrad Indianapolis as sales managers. Justin Nichols has been promoted to sales manager.

Lawrence Dorocke has joined the real estate group at Ice Miller as of counsel, and Grace Miller has joined the labor and employment group as of counsel.

Eric L. Killmeier has joined Krieg DeVault’s intellectual property and technology practice as an associate registered patent attorney. Paul R. Steffes has joined the intellectual property and technology practice as a senior attorney.

Monica Fennell has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as pro bono manager.

Hannah Kaufman Joseph and Carly L. Turow have joined Katz & Korin PC as of counsel. Sara Dowden has joined as a paralegal.

Janelle L. McIntyre has joined Hall Render as of counsel, litigation practice group.

Jackson Systems LLC has added the following: Jackie O’Callaghan and JD Brake, client acquisition roles; Rachel Cox, Filter Fetch Customer service representative; Kati Clem, marketing coordinator; and Kristie Burch, account manager, sales team.

Penny Sekerak has joined NICO Corp. as director of education.

Warren Wise has joined Westfield-based IMMI as chief financial officer.

Alyn Brown has been named in-house general counsel and manager for the legal department, Loft Legal, at University Loft Co.

Rodney D. Cotton, Roche Diagnostics Corp., has been named to the Health Industry Distributors Association Educational Foundation board.

Dr. James H. Jones, Wishard Emergency Department, has been elected president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Indiana Securities Commissioner Chris Naylor has been elected to the North American Securities Administrators Association board of directors.

Paula Jackson-Eaglin has been named director of member services and new school development at Indiana Public Charter Schools Association.

Monica Foster has been named executive director of Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc.

Melissa Laviolette, CDG, has been named the environmental affairs director for the International Interior Design Association.

Real Estate
Century 21 Scheetz has added the following: Penny Dunn, Lance Evinger, Lisa Falco, Jason Heldman, Michelle Jellison Oren, Lindsey Mounce, John Papandria, Al Salzman, Erica Shupert and Laurie Sparks.

Terri Palmer has joined Keystone Group as property accountant.

Tim Livingston has been promoted to district manager at The Kroger Co.’s central division, Indianapolis.

Harvey Bierman has been named vice president, digital technology, at Finish Line.

LIDS Sports Group has added the following: Megan Hidlebaugh, LIDS retail loss prevention administrative assistant; Kelsey Schlarb, LIDS retail marketing coordinator; Carla Taylor, LIDS clubhouse/LIDS team sports marketing coordinator; David Troxel, Ben Hoffeld and Brianne Woolf, LIDS team sports order entry; Bradley Greenough, LIDS retail logistics routing assistant; Josh Hoalt, LIDS retail database analyst; Jonathan Tapp and Sarah McCoskey, LIDS team sports artists; Jason Vondielingen, LIDS sports group health and safety coordinator; Connell Pierce, LIDS retail district manager in training; Robert Brown, LIDS retail database administrator; Kim Gassman, LIDS sports group e-commerce project coordinator; Alma Figueroa, LIDS retail DC administrative assistant; and Sameer Desai, LIDS retail senior applications developer.

Community Association Services of Indiana has added the following: Tammi Kaeser and Jennifer Freeman, community association managers; and Roxanne Krieg, assistant manager.

Melanie Priest has joined Hedges & Associates LLC as grants specialist.

Kevin Hepworth and Jason Thompson have joined BPG Property Inspection Services.

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers has promoted the following directors: John Almond, Floral Park; Buddy Fletcher and Tiarra Battee, Washington Park East; and Blanca Acevez, Carmel. Jan Smith has been promoted to managing director, Flanner and Buchanan Memorial Park and Washington Park East; and Eric Austin has been promoted to managing director, Floral Park. Maureen Lindley has been named director of marketing for the parent corporation.

Greg Sullivan has joined the sales team of CruiseOne® MJ Harris & Crew.

Jaime Smith has joined Bartha as the director of national business development.

Rebecca Collins has been named vice president and general manager at Indianapolis Signworks.

Liz Bowen has been named general counsel for Runyon Equipment Rental.

Justin Boswell has been named senior vice president, operations, Midwestern region, at Republic Services Inc.

Bradley Ehrlich has been promoted to managing director of account services at Markey’s Rental & Staging. Tony Grau has been promoted to NCAA account manager.

Dave Sims has been named to administrative and daily operations of CITYOGA School Yoga and Health.

David Dwyer has joined Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary Inc. as outreach director.

Sean Williams has joined Remagen Inc. as the regional sales manager for northern Indiana. Jesse Selbert has joined as the regional sales manager for southern Indiana.

Lyn Bradbury has joined CountryMark Refining and Logistics LLC as controller.

Jordan Kraner has joined Navigant, Indianapolis office, within the disputes and investigations practice.

Anna Tuley has joined Express Employment Professionals, Greenwood, as front office coordinator.

Andy Suchanek has joined FW Warehousing as IT manager.

Apparatus has added the following technical associates: Anthony Sammartino, Josh Bailey, Aaron Johnson, Rick Clayton and Dustin Jefford. Kelly Lavin has been named director of talent management, andEmily Trine has been named office administrator.

Robin Fagan has joined Officescape Inc. as director of business development.

Dave Weimer has joined BioSignia as senior vice president of business development.

Matt Lynn has joined TelSpan as national accounts manager. Jackie Keller has joined as inside sales representative.

RICS Software has added the following: Victoria Tewell and Donald Hearne, implementations coordinators; Terri Woodard and David Rose, quality assurance analysts; Danielle Jennings, technical writer; Vince Adams, system developer; Brian Graham and Melissa Coffey, sales representatives; and Abigail Warner, director of client management.

IT Solutions Inc. has added the following: Jess Brito, Brian Wooden and Wendy Walker, project engineers; Kim Cook, marketing manager; and Kamya Paddack, senior account manager.

Adam Becker has been named director of sales at TinderBox.•

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