Leighton Johnson, was named director of education and workforce for the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership, a collaboration of the economic development partners representing 47 communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.
White Lodging of Merrillville recently named a general manager for its new Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in downtown Fort Wayne.
Troy Rose has joined First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors as a wealth advisor in the company’s Northwest Indiana lakeshore region. Rose is a 1996 graduate of Ball State University. He has 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He previously has worked for JP Morgan Chase and Fifth Third Bank. Rose is a […]
Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co., named Lesley Schafer senior regional sales director. Schafer will oversee the company’s central region, which covers Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania. She will be based in Michigan. “As we build out our strong foundation of talented regional directors, we continue to grow our sales team with experienced personnel,” […]
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture recently promoted Ross Newton to deputy director and hired Amanda Williams as field auditor, both within the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency. Newton grew up on a beef cattle farm, and was the Indiana FFA reporter from 2011–2012, as well as a 10-year 4-H member. In 2016, […]
The University of Notre Dame has appointed G. Marcus Cole as a professor of law and dean of the college’s law school. He succeeds Nell Jessup Newton, who is stepping down July 1 after serving 10 years as dean. Cole joined the Stanford University faculty in 1997. He previously held two endowed chairs and served […]
Michigan-based grocer and food distributor SpartanNash named Arif Dar chief information officer and senior vice president. Dar has served as the chief information officer for Racine, Wis.-based SC Johnson and Sons, a privately held global manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and consumer goods with operations in more than 60 countries. Dar will be responsible for […]
Stacey Kellogg has been named editorial director of Ideas in Motion of Valparaiso. Kellogg, a Michigan City native, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional writing from Purdue University. She has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience. Kellogg most recently served as regional manager, community relations for La Porte Hospital, Porter […]
Robert Franko will take over as president and CEO of Valparaiso-based Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana effective Jan. 1. Franko, presently CEO of HealthFirst Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, Ky., is a native of Northwest Indiana. He had served as vice president for development and marketing for Porter-Starke Services where he worked from […]
Elkhart-based recreational vehicle maker Thor Industries Inc. named Mark Trinske vice president of investor relations. “As Thor has grown, we realize the importance of proactive engagement with our investors and the impact those efforts have on enhancing shareholder value,” said Bob Martin, Thor president and CEO. “Mark brings a strong set of skills and experience […]