Movers & Shakers Featured

10:59am EDT September 30, 2005
The former executive vice president and CFO for Anthem Inc., Michael L. Smith, was elected to the board of managers of LDI Ltd. LLC.

Before his retirement from Anthem this year, Smith was responsible for accounting, reporting and overall financial, tax and investment management. He was co-executive sponsor of Anthem’s $4 billion initial public offering in 2001, one of the largest IPOs in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. His retirement followed the merger of Anthem and WellPoint Health Networks Inc.

Prior to joining Anthem, Smith was chairman, president and CEO of Mayflower Group Inc. from 1989 to 1995 and held other management positions at Mayflower from 1974 to 1989. He started his business career in the Indianapolis office of Arthur Andersen & Co.

He is director for the Legacy Fund of Hamilton County and a member of the board of trustees of DePauw University, the Michigan Maritime Museum and the Park Tudor School Trust. He previously held leadership roles with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Family Support Center, St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation, the Eiteljorg Museum and Crossroads Rehabilitation Center.

Rick Thompson joined Bright House Networks as director of sales and collection.

In this role, Thompson increases the sale of cable and high-speed services to new and established residential customers through a direct door-to-door sales force of individuals. He is also responsible for commercial cable accounts and digital phones.

Thompson has more than 20 years of sales experience.

Conseco Insurance Group named Mark E. Alberts chief actuary for the Conseco insurance companies based in Carmel.

“With Mark’s strong leadership and experience, the actuarial department at Conseco Insurance Group will continue to make significant contributions to our company’s future success,” says Jim Hohmann, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Conseco Inc.

Alberts rejoined Conseco in 2004 as vice president, corporate actuarial, and was promoted to senior vice president in April. Previously, he worked at Conseco from 1991 to 2001 in various positions in the actuarial department. From 2001 to 2004, he served as senior vice president and chief actuary for Standard Management Corp.

Alberts holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Purdue University. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is also an active member and past president of the Actuarial Club of Indianapolis.

Towne Air Freight hired Kirk Baldwin as an account executive in the West Central Indiana market for commercial and expedited accounts.

Baldwin graduated from Purdue University and has worked in operations and sales in the trucking industry for 10 years. Most recently he was an account executive with Milan Express.

Towne Air also hired Dale J. Shuey as an account executive in the East Central Indiana market for commercial and expedited accounts. Shuey spent the last six years at The Connection Co. and three years before that with Jevic Transportation.

He is a graduate of Western Illinois University.

Ash Access Technology Inc. appointed Carmine J. Durham vice president, sales, marketing and business development.

Most recently, Durham was vice president of corporate development and strategy at Bone Care International, where he played a key role in investor relations, driving corporate strategy and building value for the organization leading up to its recent merger with Genzyme.

Previously, Durham was vice president, marketing at Bone Care, business unit director at Abbott Laboratories and director of marketing at Knoll-BASF Pharma and held sales and marketing management positions at Boehringer Mannheim Corp. and Merck.

Durham is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and is active in biotech and medical professional organizations.

The Remy International Inc. board of directors appointed CFO Rajesh Shah to the new position of executive vice president and COO for Remy International.

Shah is responsible for global operations and focuses on achieving improvements in the operational and financial performance of the company.

This realignment of responsibilities allows the company to achieve cost efficiencies and aggressive performance improvements, and advance its objectives for growth and operational excellence.

Shah joined Remy as executive vice president and CFO in 2002. He has several years of experience in transportation-related manufacturing and served in a variety of senior financial roles prior to joining Remy.