People in the news – Sept. 22, 2014

Keywords People

People listings are free. Information must be submitted at least 11 days before the Monday issue in which it is to appear. Publication of information might be delayed due to space limitations. To submit information and photos online go to and use the People submissions form. Photos may be sent as jpegs, 300 dpi and face 3 inches wide. For more information, contact

Clara Lehman has been promoted to senior accounting analyst at Simons Bitzer & Associates PC, and Jason Saunders has been promoted to a senior tax specialist. Kathleen Taylor has joined as an accounting analyst.

CliftonLarsonAllen has added the following to their assurance group: Ken Barrett, senior associate; and Ross Kalman and Brian Kunz, associates.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Kelsey Higgs has joined the account services team as an account executive at Caldwell VanRiper, and Lori Hodgen has joined the creative team as a copywriter.

Will Sears has been promoted to senior account executive at TrendyMinds and Reese Henderson has been promoted to account executive.

Indianapolis Downtown Inc. has named the following officers: Jeff Fusile, WellPoint Inc., chairman; Charles Bantz, IUPUI, vice chairman; Richard Ellis, PNC Bank, treasurer; and William H. Henley, Indianapolis Power and Light Co., secretary. New directors are John Barth, City-County Council; Scott Davison, OneAmerica Financial Partners; Tom Fox, Angie’s List; Jason Kloth, Office of the Mayor; and Andy Seal, JW Marriott. Ex Officio members are Karen Burns, Indianapolis Zoo, and Leonard Hoops, Visit Indy.

Bob Gaffer has joined Cripe as a civil site designer, site services department. Jared Svaldi has joined as a civil design associate, site services department.

Gary J. Forbeck has been named vice president, portfolio manager, for Key Private Bank for the Indiana region of KeyBank N.A. Gregory Krontiris has been named relationship manager. Randi S. Bellner has been named senior vice president, market manager.

Laura Small has joined the private advisory team at Star Bank.

Kenneth Lovik has joined First Internet Bank as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Qiana Robinson has joined Lumina as an administrative assistant. Julie Shewmaker has been named director of accounting and controller, and Lorna McClurkin has joined as the organizational learning and alignment associate.

Tami Tarpley has been named assistant dean of development and external relations at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Beth Niedermeyer has been named superintendent of Noblesville Schools.

Douglas W. Meagher has joined Hill Fulwider PC as of counsel, worker’s compensation and mediation.

Linda H. Havel has joined Wagner Reese LLP as senior trial counsel.

Jarmo Koponen has joined The Corsi Group as vice president, operations.

Jill Potasnik has joined the Entercom Indianapolis team as an account executive.

The Indianapolis Chapter of the American Marketing Association has named the following officers: Mary Catharine Grau, KSM Consulting, president; Chris Wilkey, DGS Marketers, president elect; Brittany Weaver, Allegiant, secretary; Steven Follis, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, treasurer; Kim Ross Weston, ADESA, immediate past-president; Justin Wojtowicz, Borshoff, vice president of programming; Rachel Saltsgaver, FORUM Credit Union, vice president of communications; Megan Miller, ADESA, vice president of community relations; Andy Teipen, Outside Source Design, vice president of volunteers; Heather Brogden, Unique Heart Productions, vice president of hospitality; MaryBeth Kowalinski, Apparatus, vice president of collegiate relations; and Laura Neidig, The Kevin Eickenberry Group, vice president of membership.

Real Estate
Susan Lessig has joined Hokanson Cos. Inc. as senior property manager. Jason Hanners has joined as construction manager.

Janelle Shideler has joined Colliers International | Indiana Region as marketing coordinator

Brian R. Prince II has joined Flaherty & Collins Properties as development associate, and Jeff Hammersley has joined as a construction project manager.

Benjamin Claghorn has joined RE/MAX Select in Greenwood.

Brian Snyder has been promoted to director of agency development for REMAX/Real Estate Groups commercial division.

J.D. Byrider has added the following to the franchising team: Kirby Durham, director, franchise finance; Maureen Glunt, director, franchise sales; and Jennifer Kier, senior franchise analyst.

Josh Ginsburg has been named vice president of business development, Midwest region, at Simon.

Jeremy Bates has joined Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations as the director of operations serving Indianapolis.

Michael Shoemaker has joined the Blue Horseshoe sales leadership team.

Darci Valentine has been promoted to director of communications for ADESA.

Darythe Anne Taylor has joined ExactHire as a product support specialist.

Chris Bergmann has been promoted to senior vice president, business development, at MMY Consulting Inc.

Bloomerang has added the following: Mitch Peterson, account executive; Heather Wilkins, QA analyst and technical writer; and Emmanuel Greene, product engineer.

Levi Mundy has been promoted to assistant manager, intermodal operations Canada at Indianapolis, at Celadon Group Inc.

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.

{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining
{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining Article limit resets on
{{ count_down }}