Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner Daniel Seitz was appointed to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He is a partner and chair of the firm's Health Law Group and is responsible for its public affairs activities conducted through its ancillary business, BoseTreacy Associates LLC. He was formerly vice president of governmental relations for Lincoln National Corp. based in Fort Wayne. He has worked with the Indiana legislature and with Indiana regulatory agencies since the early 1970s, with particular emphasis on health policy and insurance matters. Seitz has been a practicing attorney since 1969 and a partner of Bose McKinney & Evans since 1988.
The firm also hired Nikki Gray Shoultz as a partner in its utility group. She represents clients in regulated industries including telecommunications, electrical power plants, and water and wastewater companies. She represents clients before administrative regulatory agencies regarding such issues as certificates of territory authority, interconnection agreements and regulations regarding operating utilities in Indiana.
BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS
Janet Adams was hired as accounting manager for the financial and accounting group at Bright House Networks' (formerly Time Warner Cable) Indiana division. She is responsible for accounts payable, receivables, inventory, purchasing and general accounting for the division, supervising a staff of 12, and for creating and implementing process and quality improvements with the transition to a new accounting system.
Eugenia McOmber was hired as director of customer operations for the Indiana division. She has 15 years of experience in sales management, organizational design, product distribution and customer service for a Fortune 10 company. She has extensive experience in start-up customer service centers, re-engineering process improvements, ISO audits and project management. She previously worked for GTE Network Solutions and Verizon Communications as a project manager, call center regional manager and customer service manager.
ZIMMER HOLDINGS INC.
Zimmer Holdings Inc. announced the members of the new executive team that will lead the company with the completion of the Centerpulse acquisition in early October. Members of the new executive committee are Ray Elliott, Zimmer chairman, president and CEO; Dr. Cheryl Blanchard, vice president, corporate research and clinical affairs; Sheryl Conley, president, global products group; David Dvorak, executive vice president, corporate services and chief counsel; David Floyd, president, Zimmer USA; Richard Fritschi, president, Zimmer Europe and Australasia; Sam Leno, executive vice president, corporate finance and operations and chief financial officer; Bruno Melzi, chairman, Zimmer International; Bruce Peterson, chairman, Zimmer Americas; and Terry Schlotterback, president, Zimmer SpineTech.
Four to six more people will join the executive committee to form a broader operating committee. Jim Crines, vice president, finance/controller, and Chris Jefferis, vice president, global integration, have been named to the operating committee; additional members have not been announced.
BAKER & DANIELS
Pat Cross, attorney with law firm Baker & Daniels, was named chair of the health care and medicine section of the Indiana State Bar Association. Cross concentrates his practice in the areas of health care and corporate law and provides legal services to and advises the firm's health care, business, pharmaceutical and medical device and technology clients on a variety of issues including the formation of new and the restructuring of existing business organizations, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and corporate governance matters.
Prior to joining Baker & Daniels, Cross was an Indiana Governor's Fellow, legislative coordinator for the U.S. Senate Republican Conference in Washington, D.C., and a business and information systems consultant.
Guidant Corp., a leader in the treatment of cardiac and vascular disease, hired Dr. Beverly Lorell as vice president, chief medical and technology officer. This is the first position of its kind for Guidant and will strengthen its commitment to advancing the clinical science and value of its products. Lorell will report to Ronald Dollens, president and CEO, and be a member of the Guidant Management Committee. She will be instrumental in evaluating new and emerging technologies, determining product development priorities and influencing the company's clinical research strategy across all of its businesses. She will also be a strong advocate on public policy initiatives, which are critical to the company's long-term success.
KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL INC.
Kimball Electronics Group, a subsidiary of Kimball International Inc., appointed Kevin Smith as vice president of North American operations. Kimball Electronics Group is a global contract electronics manufacturing services company specializing in durable electronics, primarily in the automotive, telecommunications and industrial controls markets. He joined Kimball Electronics in 1984 and was instrumental in the process re-engineering of order and demand fulfillment, as well as leading enhancements within the company's operational areas. As general manager of Kimball Electronics' primary domestic high-volume plant in Jasper, Smith focused on developing the organization to better serve its customers. His responsibilities include oversight of four manufacturing plants, providing executive sponsorship for key growth opportunities and working closely with business development managers in the pursuit of new business across North America.
OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM
Richard Edwards was named general manager/operating partner of the Oceanaire Seafood Room, an Indianapolis' restaurant that serves fresh seafood flown in daily. He has more than 18 years experience in the restaurant business, with a wide array of culinary experiences gained from around the world. He earned a degree in communications management from the University of Missouri SW, then spent the next two years learning about French cuisine and wines from Marcel and Monique Kerval of the prestigious Cafe de France in St. Louis. Edwards joined Oceanaire at the end of 2001, becoming part of the opening management team in Seattle.
DELCO REMY INTERNATIONAL
Kent D. Jones was appointed vice president of heavy duty sales and marketing for Delco Remy, a global manufacturer of advanced electrical systems, starters, alternators and batteries for commercial-vehicle applications.
Jones, who reports to Joseph Plomin, senior vice president and general manager of the company's heavy duty and industrial businesses, has held a series of positions with increasing responsibility during his 16-year career with Delco Remy. Most recently, he was vice president of aftermarket sales and marketing.
Jones, who also has served as Delco Remy's OEM sales manager, regional sales and service manager, manufacturing production supervisor, will be responsible for for all heavy duty original equipment and aftermarket customer relationships.
THE FINISH LINE INC.
The Finish Line Inc. promoted Glenn Lyon to president. CEO Alan Cohen will continue to be responsible for the overall direction and strategy of the company, and Lyon, as president, will report to Cohen and be responsible for all operations of the company in addition to continuing his responsibilities as chief merchandising officer.
Lyon joined The Finish Line in September 2001 and has served as executive vice president and chief merchandise officer since then. Prior to that, Lyon served as president and CEO of Indianapolis-based Paul Harris Stores Inc. from March 2000 to February 2001.
Also at The Finish Line, Steven Schneider was promoted to senior executive vice president and will retain his title and responsibilities as COO. Schneider will be responsible for the operations of the company.
And Kevin Wampler was named executive vice president-chief financial officer and will retain his title and responsibilities as assistant secretary. He will be responsible for all financial reporting, controls and investor relations.
DUKE REALTY CORP.
Duke Realty Corp. CEO Tom Hefner will step down effective April 30, 2004. The company's board of directors unanimously agreed to name Denny Oklak, Duke's president and COO, as CEO. Hefner will remain as chairman of the board of directors through April 2005, at which time he plans to leave the board.
Also at Duke, Gene Zink, executive vice president and CFO, and Gary Burk, executive vice president, construction, will relinquish their line positions. Both will remain associated with the company, retaining their vice chairman positions through 2004. At that time, they will relinquish their board positions.
Matt Cohoat, senior vice president and corporate controller, will become executive vice president and CFO, and Steve Kennedy, senior vice president, construction, will assume the role of executive vice president, construction.
And Bob Chapman, executive vice president of Duke's Chicago region, was named senior executive vice president, head of real estate operations. He will be responsible for leasing, development and property operations throughout the company.
BOSE MCKINNEY & EVANS LLP
Attorney Jeffrey Gaither joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as partner in the litigation group, representing clients in complex commercial litigation, appeals and arbitrations. Gaither has represented clients in a variety of liability matters, trade secret misappropriation claims, noncompete covenants and fiduciary duty claims.
Daniel McInerny, partner, was elected chair of the Indiana State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section. He will oversee the planning of presentations and publication of a periodic newsletter and provide a voice for the section on legislative issues affecting environmental law.
Attorney Marisol Sanchez was appointed co-chair of the Indiana State Bar Association's Latino Affairs Standing Committee. She earned her bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Puerto Rico and her law degree from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington.
BOSETREACY ASSOCIATES LLC
BoseTreacy Associates LLC, a full service public affairs and association management firm, announced that Bradley Hiller, a public affairs consultant, was appointed to the Indiana Election Commission.
Hiller has a wide range of experience in politics. Most recently, he served as executive director for the Senate Majority Campaign Committee for three years, where he oversaw all Republican state senate campaigns, managed the finances, administered public relations activities, recruited candidates for election and did other administrative tasks. He also served as a consultant for Republican senators on various legislative matters.
OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM
Ryan Nelson was named executive chef/operating partner of the Oceanaire Seafood Room, Indianapolis's newest restaurant that serves fresh seafood flown in daily. He has more than 18 years in the restaurant business, with a wide array of culinary experiences gained from destinations around the world.
Nelson has worked at the Palomino Euro-Bistro in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. where he was lead cook. He also worked as sous chef at the Oceanaire Seafood Room in Minneapolis. During his three year tenure the Oceanaire in Minneapolis the restaurant was awarded several local accolades including Best Seafood Restaurant by City Pages, City Search.com and Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.