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Week of November 18, 2013

MainGate Hires Angstadt

Terry Angstadt has joined Indianapolis-based MainGate as chief strategy and sales officer. He most recently served as president of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, and previously served in executive roles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR.



Pepper Construction Makes Key Leadership Changes

Former Pepper Construction Co. of Indiana President Bill McCarthy (pictured) has been promoted to chief executive officer of parent Pepper Construction Group. Mike McCann has been named president of Pepper Indiana, and Steve Allemeier and Bob Eckl have been named senior vice presidents.



Damar Names CEO

Jim Dalton has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Damar Services. He joined the company in 2002 and most recently served as president and chief operating officer.

Leadership Indianapolis Adds Director of Advancement

Leadership Indianapolis has hired Kelly Lam Teller as director of advancement. She has served as director of development for the Indianapolis Art Center for the past seven years.

St. Vincent de Paul Names Executive Director

Anne Hosinski Watson has been promoted to executive director of the St. Joseph County Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She previously served as director of development.

Grant Joins Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis has named Debra Barton Grant executive vice president. She has served as executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley in South Bend since 2004.



Wabash College Announces New Dean

Scott Feller has been appointed dean of Wabash College. He joined the school faculty in 1998 and most recently served as a professor and chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Chef's Academy Names Dean

The Chef's Academy, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, has named Vincent Kinkade dean of academic affairs. He previously served as a corporate chef for Illinois-based U.S. Foods Inc.

Valparaiso Appoints Law School Dean

Valparaiso University has hired Andrea Lyon as dean of its law school. She most recently served as associate dean for clinical programs at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.

Freije Joins Christian Theological Seminary

Rev. Brenda Freije has joined Christian Theological Seminary as director of networking and recruitment. She has served as associate or lead pastor of Roberts Park, North United and Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church.


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C&M Conveyor Appoints CFO

Mitchell-based C&M Conveyor Inc. has hired Jay Jarrett as chief financial officer. He has served in the same position at several companies, including Alexin LLC in Bluffton and Alcoa Inc. in Tennessee.



Telamon Hires CFO

Carmel-based Telamon Corp. has named John Ludwig chief financial officer. He most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of Brightpoint Americas.



WellPoint Names Executive VP

Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. has named Jose Tomas executive vice president and chief resources officer. He had been serving as president for Latin America and the Caribbean at Burger King Corp.


Health Care

OurHealth Hires VP of Innovation

Chad Ashcraft has joined Indianapolis-based OurHealth as vice president of innovation. He previously served as director at

St. Francis Hires Program Director

Susan Waschevski has been appointed director of Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly at Franciscan St. Francis Health. She most recently was deputy director of home and community-based services with the State of Indiana Division of Aging.


Information Technology

Bestritsky to Lead StrataBlue

Henry Bestritsky has been named chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based StrataBlue. He previously served as Co-CEO of Binary Tree.



DCS Appoints Spencer County Director

The Indiana Department of Child Services has appointed Jessica Richardson director of its Spencer County office. She joined DCS in 2010 and most recently served as supervisor in its Dubois County office.

Sergi Joins Office of Tourism Development

Carol Sergi has been named director of marketing for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. She previously was director of marketing development at WISH-TV in Indianapolis.



New Hires at Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath LLP in Indianapolis has hired Jason Roetgerman (pictured) as a senior manager and Mark Adamas senior staff. Roetgerman was previously a vice president underwriter at JPMorgan Chase Bank and Adam was the clerk-treasurer for the city of Whiting.


Awards & Recognition

Phalen Honored by NCAA

Indianapolis-based NCAA has named Earl Martin Phalen one of six 2014 Silver Anniversary Award winners. He is founder and chief executive officer of the George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies in Indianapolis.

Indiana Sports Corp Announces 2013 Volunteers of the Year

The Indiana Sports Corp has named Anne Brunory, Phil Dant, Rich Hendren and John Locke recipients of its Dona Schroeder Volunteer of the Year Award. They will be honored at the organization's Pathfinder Awards Luncheon Tuesday.


Board Appointments

Brainard Appointed to Climate Change Task Force

President Obama has appointed Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard to the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Task Force members include state, local and tribal leaders from across the country.

IU Dentistry Dean to Head National Accrediting Agency

Indiana University School of Dentistry Dean John Williams has been named chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. He has served as a board member for the past three years.

Peterson Joins Kite Realty Board

Eli Lilly and Co. Vice President of Corporate Affairs Bart Peterson has been appointed to the board of Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust. Peterson is a Purdue University graduate and served two terms as mayor of Indianapolis.

Kime Joins Local Stake Board

Indianapolis-based Local Stake LLC has appointed Brad Kime to its board. He most recently served as chairman of New York-based On Deck Capital.





Workplace Harassment: Know Your Exposure

You have a policy against harassment, so you're protected against liability unless someone makes a report to management, right? Maybe not. As a recent decision makes clear, policies and procedures must have clear directives regarding to whom reports should be made.

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