Antonio Galindez, CEO of Dow AgroSciences LLC, will retire May 1 after nearly five years leading the agricultural biotech company. Tim Hassinger, Dow Agro’s global commercial leader and global leader of the company’s crop protection business unit, will be the new CEO of the Indianapolis-based subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co. Galindez joined Dow in 1983 as a field sales representative for agricultural products in Spain and held several leadership positions before becoming CEO. Hassinger has worked for Dow since 1984. Dow Agro, which has about 1,800 employees in Indianapolis, had global sales of $7.1 billion in 2013.
Methodist Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, has hired five new staff members. Laura Gaybrick, Jane Manning, Jama Pryor and Dana Shank all worked in other parts of the IU Health organization. Gaybrick is now the foundation’s director of innovation and neuroscience development officer. Manning is a development officer. Pryor is director of marketing and communications. And Shank is a major gifts officer. In addition, the Methodist Health Foundation hired Kathleen Custer, formerly of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as executive assistant.
Dr. Aaron Carroll, a pediatrician and the director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been named a regular contributor to The Upshot, a new publication of The New York Times. Carroll is co-editor of a blog on health economics called The Incidental Economist, along with the blog’s creator, Dr. Austin Frakt. Both Carroll and Frakt will contribute to The Upshot, a data-driven site focusing on politics, policy and economic analysis.