People in the news – Dec. 9, 2013

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J. Susie Beck has joined Kelley Hardesty Smith and Co. as a staff accountant.

Phil Turner has joined the entrepreneurial services group at Greenwalt CPAs.

BGBC Partners LLP has added the following: Pete Haupers, audit senior, and Cristina Martinez, audit staff, assurance and audit department; and Thomas R. Alvarez, senior tax manager, and Samantha Vail, tax staff, tax department.

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Nikki Trojanowski has been promoted to a senior account manager at Dittoe Public Relations, and Kasie Sturm has joined as a junior account executive.

Jesse Vasquez, Vasquez Group LLC, and Tim Delehanty, PNC Bank, have been elected to the board of directors of the Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Cardo has joined The Schneider Corp. as project surveyor, and Adam Williams has joined as GIS specialist.

Aaron Jones has been promoted to president of Bastian Solutions.

Alaina “Rachele” Baker has joined the Indianapolis office of Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. as a project manager III in the ecological services practice.

Gail E. Bradley III has been named senior vice president, treasury management, business banking team, at Salin Bank. Frank Whelan has been named vice president, business development team leader for small business. Rebecca Hyink has joined as vice president, compliance and CRA officer.

Susan Perry has joined The Indianapolis Art Center as director of development.

Jonathan Allinson has joined People for Urban Progress as director of operations and development.

Michael Garringer has been named to the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center board of directors.

Judy Palermo has been named conservation communications specialist at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Kelly Lamm Teller has joined Leadership Indianapolis as director of advancement.

Coburn Place has added the following directors: Meredith Carbrey, Bedel Financial Consulting; Sgt. Dawn Higgins, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department; and Joan Soller, Indianapolis Power and Light.

Pepper Construction has promoted the following: Bill McCarthy, CEO, Pepper Construction group; Mike McCann, president and chief operating officer, Pepper Indiana; Steve Allemeier and Bob Eckl, senior vice presidents, Pepper Construction Co. of Indiana.

Cindy Culbertson has joined The Skillman Corp. as vice president of marketing and business development.

Randy L. Burke has joined Browning Construction as a project manager.

Fred W. Means has joined Traders Point Christian Academy as the director of finance and operations.

Dr. Bert H. O’Neil has joined the faculty at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and the IU School of Medicine as the Joseph W. and Jackie J. Cusick professor of oncology.

Gabriel R. Rios has been named the director of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Stephen M. Downs has been named the Jean and Jerry Bepko Professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Allison Melangton, Indiana Sports Corp., has been named a director at OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc.

Maribeth Westerfield has been promoted to assistant vice president of Disciples Church Extension Fund.

Capital Cities LLC has promoted the following: Amanda Black, director of client strategy; Tiffany Spudich, director of client relations; and Robert Pelkey, director of operations. Tarek Zeni and Corey Waddell have joined as associate consultants and investment analysts.

Evan Bedel, Bedel Financial Consulting, has been named president elect of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Indiana. John Wheeler, Castle Wealth Advisors, has been named president.

Tonya Bond, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, has been elected to the Indiana State Bar Association’s board of governors.

The Indiana Health Care Association has named the following officers: Doug Shuck, CarDon & Associations, chairman; Mike Forgey, Miller’s Health Systems, vice chairman; James Burkhart, American Senior Communities, treasurer; and Lee Marchant, Mar-Care, secretary. Directors are Stephen Albrecht, Kindred Healthcare; Shawn Cates, Extendicare; Sean Foster, Golden Living; Jeff Huffman, Ide Management; Tim Sadler, Ambassador Healthcare; Tom Watts, Exceptional Living Centers; Dane Wheeler, Adams Memorial Hospital; and Mike Spencer, Covenant Care.

U/S Sports Advisors has promoted the following: Megan McCarty, manager of program development; Rashelle Stearns, manager of event marketing; and Teri Toler, vice president of administration.

Anne Heffernon has been named the women’s junior Olympic program director, USA Gymnastics.

Brian Ducharme has been named the AT&T vice president and general manager for the Great Lakes Region including Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Nancy Dauby Meyer has joined ExactHire as client services associate.

Susan Trautman has joined Cargo Services Inc. as a business development professional.

USIC LLC has promoted the following: Christa Harrell, vice president, operations services; Kristine Grimes, customer service manager; Michael Marrero, regional director; and Amy Payne, manager, operational support. New hires are John Hannel, director, strategic projects; Doug Strough, database administrator; and Craig Harrell, diversified services manager.•

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