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Week of November 25, 2013

Peterson Joins Union Station Technology Center

Shawn Peterson has joined Union Station Technology Center in South Bend as vice president of strategic initiatives and general counsel. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Elkhart-based Corporate Partnership for Economic Growth.



Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Hires CEO

Gene D'Adamo has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust in Indianapolis and Phoenix. He is currently vice president of community relations for Republic Media in Arizona.

Delgado to Lead Goodwill Mission Initiatives

Betsy Delgado has been promoted to vice president of mission advancement at Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana. She previously served as executive director of The Excel Center, Goodwill's school for adult learners.

Gremling Joins Easter Seals Crossroads

eLucida Imaging Owner Mary Jo Gremling has announced her company has been acquired by Indianapolis-based Easter Seals Crossroads. She will serve as manager of Crossroads Document Services.

United Way Hires Multimedia Specialist

United Way of Central Indiana has hired Derik Hughes as a multimedia specialist. He previously was a videographer at WXIN Fox 59.


Economic Development

Downtown Terre Haute Inc. Announces Leader

Downtown Terre Haute Inc. has named Shelley Klingerman executive director. She has served in the role on an interim basis since last month.

West Joins Thomas P. Miller

Tom West has joined Indianapolis-based Thomas P. Miller and Associates LLC as vice president of economic competitiveness. He most recently served as executive director of the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.

Marshall County CVB Names New Leader

The Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau has appointed Cori Holzwart-Humes executive director. She will succeed Mike Woolfington, who is retiring at the end of the year after serving as director for 20 years.



IU Names Associate VP For University Clinical Affairs

Dr. Anantha Shekhar has been named associate vice president for university clinical affairs at Indiana University. He is associate dean for translational research and a professor at the IU School of Medicine.

Rios to Lead Ruth Lilly Medical Library

Indiana University School of Medicine has hired Gabriel Rios as director of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library. He previously served as deputy director of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


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Berry Plastics Names New CFO

Evansville-based Berry Plastics Group Inc. has appointed Mark Miles chief financial officer. He replaces Jim Kratochvil, who is retiring after working at the company for 28 years.

Moeller to Lead MedVenture

Jeffersonville-based MedVenture Technologies has promoted Mitch Moeller to chief executive officer. He currently serves as the company's chief operating officer.



Sims to Lead Bloomington's HR Department

Doris Sims has been appointed director of the City of Bloomington's Human Resources Department by Mayor Mark Kruzan. She has served as assistant director of the city's Housing and Neighborhood Development Department since 2006.

Murphy Named Director of Auto Dealer Services

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson appointed Elizabeth Murphy director of the Auto Dealer Services Division. She has served as general counsel at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles since 2010.

ISDA Names Director of Communications

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has named Ben Kenney director of communications. He previously served as a legislative staffer in Washington D.C. for U.S. Senator Dan Coats.



Salin Bank Names New VPs

Indianapolis-based Salin Bank & Trust Co. has hired Gail Bradley (pictured) as senior vice president of treasury management. Frank Whelan has also joined the bank as vice president and business development team leader.


Public Relations

Durbin Returns to Hirons

Indianapolis-based Hirons & Co. has named Rose Durbin vice president and media director. She previously served as media director for Hirons from 2004-2007.

Dittoe Announces Promotion, New Hire

Indianapolis-based Dittoe Public Relations has promoted Nikki Trojanowski (pictured) to a senior account manager. The firm has also hired Kasie Sturm as a junior account executive.



Apex Adds to Team

Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits Group Inc. has hired Jill Potasnik as a sales advisor. She previously served as president of business development at Simon Property Group.


Health Care

BACA Names Operations Support Manager

The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism has promoted Amy Williamson to operations support manager. She was previously a therapist, trainer and clinical assistant at BACA.



Butler to Lead Fort Wayne Office of Faegre Baker Daniels

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has named Abigail Butler leader of its office in Fort Wayne. She is a partner in the product liability practice.



USIC Announces Promotions and New Hires

Indianapolis-based USIC LLC has announced the following promotions: Christa Harrell, vice president of operations services; Kristine Grimes, customer service manager; Michael Marrero, regional director; and Amy Payne, manager of operational support. The company has also made new hires: John Hannel, director of strategic projects; Doug Strough, database administrator; and Craig Harrell, diversified services manager.


Awards & Recognition

Brehm Honored With IU Foundation President's Medallion

Indiana University Professor Emerita Sharon Brehm has received the IU Foundation President's Medallion. She served as chancellor and vice president for academic affairs from 2001 to 2003 and later worked as a professor in the IU College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Science.


Board Appointments

Moses Appointed to Redevelopment Commission

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has appointed Win Moses to serve on the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission. Moses was Fort Wayne's mayor from 1980-1987 and served as a state representative from 1992-2012.

Baldwin Elected to Chamber Executive Committee

Chuck Baldwin has been elected to the Indiana Chamber Executive Committee. He is a board member and shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. in Indianapolis.

Elberger Named Distinguished Advisor to Children's Museum Board

Ronald Elberger has been appointed a distinguished advisor to the board of trustees for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis through 2014. He is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in Indianapolis.





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