Pitch In: Notes from Hamilton County


The Pitch In by Mike Corbett
August - September 2017

The Hamilton County Leadership Academy graduated its 26th class. Members include:

Heather Brownell, USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation; Janelle Bunnell, Community First Bank of Indiana; Steve Cooke, City of Noblesville; Nick Duvall, Little Red Door Cancer Agency; Doug Gebhardt, F.A. Wilhelm Construction; Tom Gehlhausen, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office; Jonathan Haggarty, Meyer Najem Construction; Joel Heavner, City of Carmel Fire Department; Judah Holland, Navient; Sarah Jones, Krieg DeVault LLP; Tom King, St. Vincent Carmel Hospital; Alison Krupski, Hamilton County Highway Department; Jess Lawhead, Northern Commercial; Courtney Lloyd, STAR Financial Bank; Jeremy Lollar, City of Westfield; Katie Lorton, Hamilton East Public Library; Katelyn Neary, Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.; Maggie Owens, Riverview Health Foundation; Adam Peat, Stratosphere Quality; Lindsey Phipps, Mainstreet; Bonnie Riley, The National Bank of Indianapolis; Amanda Rubadue, City of Westfield; Julia Saltsgaver, Quality Connection of Central Indiana; Greg Schrage, Church Church Hittle + Antrim; Norm Tate, Fishers Police Department; Larissa Warne, Riverview Health; Evans Wells, Messer Construction, Co.; Brian White, St. Mark's United Methodist Church; Wade Wiley, Beck's Hybrids; Jacob Woodason, USI Insurance Services.

Adriann Young (photo) replaces the retiring Sharon Trisler as executive director for the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation.

Matthew Strausburg, M.D. (photo) joined Turkle & Associates as general and surgical dermatologist.

Shannon Besore (photo) is the new Stewards of Children Program Coordinator at Chaucie’s Place.

Timothy Renick (photo)  is the new Director of Information and Communication Systems for the City of Carmel, replacing Terry Crockett, who retired in May.

The National Bank of Indianapolis Corporation appointed two new Directors to its Board: Marsha Stone, Senior Director of Commercial Enterprise for the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Dennis Murphy, President of Indiana University Health.

Carmel’s Museum of Miniature Houses received a $5,300 grant from The Indiana Historical Society to help create new exhibit space.

Pitch In: Notes from Hamilton County

The Pitch In by Mike Corbett
March - April 2017


Monon Blvd in Carmel IndianaCarmel’s Monon Greenway is being widened into a boulevard through Midtown and the Arts & Design District and will include lanes for cycling, buffer zones, sidewalks, green spaces, one-way streets and a new Midtown Plaza.

Anderson University launched Anderson Now, which offers to help repay student loans for graduates of Indiana colleges and universities who start or relocate a business in Anderson.

Fishers is launching Indiana IoT Lab-Fishers, a lab for innovation and collaboration for the Internet of Things industry.

Dr. Jack Powell is the new Executive Director of Chaucie's Place .

Susan Springirth was hired as the VP of Finance at the Center for performing Arts.

Kim Walton, RN, MSN, CNS, was named chief nurse executive for ambulatory care services at Community Health Network. 

Jason King is the new vice president and relationship manager and Lisa Norman the new vice president and senior private banking officer at First Financial Bank.

Sweetie's Scars - A journey of Hurt, Hope, and Healing

Nick Jefferis is the new Fishers Office Assistant Branch Manager at The Farmers Bank

Robert Shula is Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations and the TCU Foundation at Teachers Credit Union.

James R. Crider was named City of Carmel’s Director of Administration.

Jeffrey Spalding is the new city controller and Kristi Spehler, formerly of OneZone, was hired as Community Development Manager for the City of Noblesville.

Former Noblesville Chamber President Sharon McMahon has published a book named Sweetie’s Scars, about her life with her recently deceased rescue pet. All proceeds are being donated to the Humane Society of Hamilton County.

Pitch In: Notes from Hamilton County

The Pitch In by Mike Corbett
January - February 2017

Terry Anker, president of Legacy Fund since 2011, announced he will leave his position in March after 5 years at the helm.

Jane Hunter retired as Executive Director of the Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, where she served for 16 years.

Paul Munoz left for a position in the private sector after serving seven years as Cicero/Jackson Township Plan Director.

Toby Stark is retiring as Executive Director of Chaucie’s Place after six years.

Kim Compton, Cicero, joined The Farmers Bank, as Vice President of Information Technology/Operations.

Purgatory Golf Club unveiled an 11-foot tall, signature statue designed local artist Scott Westphal. The aluminum sculpture is positioned behind the first tee and depicts Purgatory’s logo.

Jennifer Batley was named senior vice president of Walker Information.

The American Bankers Association awarded Gene Miles, President and CEO of First Farmers Bank & Trust, with the Bruning Award, its premiere award and designation for agricultural banking.

Westfield Premier Physicians is opening in Westfield as one of Indiana’s first “Direct Primary Care” family physician practices. The group will not accept insurance. Instead, patients purchase one of three Care Packages for a fee, which is meant to improve the patient-doctor relationship.

Westfield was named the best small city in America by WalletHub. Analysts compared 1,268 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 30 key indicators of livability like “housing costs,” “school-system quality” and “number of restaurants per capita.”