People in the news – Oct. 8, 2012

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Katz, Sapper & Miller has promoted the following: directors: Peter Buck, audit and assurance; Joshua Malarsky, real estate; and Shaun Tipton, business advisory; and managers: Kinsey Arnett, tax; Ashley Christie, real estate; Matt Gard, Justin Hayes, Zeeshan Malik and Lee Schreyer, audit and assurance;Tiffany Hernandez, health care; Karen Hill, recruiting; Daniel Larson, business advisory.

Josie Dillon has joined Sponsel CPA Group as a senior, tax services department.

Ann Lathrop has been promoted to chief marketing officer at Crowe Horwath LLP.

Brenda Hendricks and Annette Van Curen have joined Kelley Hardesty Smith and Co.

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Maggie Summers has been promoted to digital manager at EchoPoint Media.

Dusky Loebel has been named associate director of the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce.

Xiik has added the following: Nathan Zarse, creative lead; Barrett Crites, director of client services; Colin von Grimmenstein, Web developer; and John Rau and Jeremy Stacy, senior email marketing specialists. Joy Cropper has been named chief operating officer at Williams Randall Marketing.

Beth Valdettaro has joined Burkhart Marketing Associates as vice president of business relations.

Jeff Sutton has joined Bacompt as chief sales and marketing officer.

Drew Mason has joined CE Solutions, Carmel, as building information modeling/computer-aided drafting manager.

Amy Freiburger has joined Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects as a graduate architect. Thomas Friddle has joined as an intern architect.

Bruce Hosier has joined The Schneider Corp. as director of business development and Ryan S. Smith has joined as business development manager.

Roberta Huffman has joined First Financial Bank as a mortgage loan originator. Kevin Collins has joined as first vice president, business banking sales manager.

Operation Classroom Inc. has named the following officers: Mark Eutsler, The Edge Principal of Linden, president; Ike Williams, UMC Indiana Conference, vice president; Rev. Dr. L. Lang Brownlee, University of Indianapolis, secretary; and Jim Reed, chief financial officer of Valparaiso, treasurer.

Hearts & Hands of Indiana has added the following: Angela Smith, operations manager; Suzanne Cunningham, outreach coordinator; Nick Hajdin, marketing and communications associate; and Avery Stearman, grant writing associate.

The Center for the Performing Arts has added the following directors to its board of trustees: Henry Camferdam, Bruce Cordingley, Traci Dossett, Mike Drewry, Larry Gigerich and William E. Wendling Jr.

Rick Tisdale has been named director, human resources and diversity, at United Way of Central Indiana. Kennethe Vaughn has been promoted to vice president of talent management and diversity.

Jonathan W. Barada has joined the Franklin College as associate vice president for development and campaign director. Gail A. Lowry has joined as vice president of development and alumni engagement.

Abbey Chambers has been named the director of the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life at Herron School of Art and Design.

Rev. Dr. Robert Saler has been named a research fellow in the president’s office and director of the clergy renewal program, center for pastoral excellence, at Christian Theological Seminary.

Scott Wallsmith has been named a director at Periculum Capital Co. LLC.

John Masterson has been named managing director of the Sheridan Road Financial, Indianapolis office.

McGladrey LLP has added the following: Rebecca Towne, director of risk advisory services; Marcy Molter, director of tax services; and Sweta Raval, tax supervisor.

FirstPerson has added the following: Daniel Hodge, controller; Ryan Miller, client advocate; Scott Barrett and Tyler Tebbe, analysts.

Jenny Dils-Durr has been named CEO of The Thompson Group, Indianapolis office.

Mark Higdon has been named director of marketing at MainGate Inc.•

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