Matthew Whitmire ’00 – Elected to serve as president of the National Association of Medical Fraud Control Units

Matthew Whitmire, director of Attorney General Curtis Hill’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), was elected Oct. 19 to serve as president of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU).

Whitmire has worked for the Office of the Attorney General since 2011 and has been MFCU director since 2013, overseeing hundreds of investigations into fraud and patient abuse/neglect among Medicaid providers. Previously, Whitmire worked as a deputy prosecutor in Marion County.

Indiana Attorney General’s Office

Eric Eversole ’94 – Preparing Veterans for Post-Service Coding Careers

The vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says Indianapolis-based Eleven Fifty Academy is uniquely qualified to help thousands of U.S. service personnel land high-paying careers through the Hiring Our Heroes program.

The chamber’s foundation created the nonprofit initiative in 2011 to connect businesses to the men and women transitioning out of the military as well as their spouses, no matter where they are based.

“Anywhere, anytime. It’s a great opportunity regardless of where the military sends you,” said Eric Eversole, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of Hiring Our Heroes.

Inside Indiana Business

Mark Chamberlain ’82 – Why Do I Work Here?

Hey to all my friends and colleagues—-I have some exciting news to share!!

Writing a book was a personal “bucket list” item and has finally been completed after 2 years of work. While it was personally very fulfilling to translate my thoughts and experiences of life so far, I hope you can take away a meaningful nugget or two to enrich your life.

A portion of the proceeds will help fund Dreaming Tree Project—
our charitable mission to fund local not-for-profits.

Check out the link below to access a sample chapter or you can preorder the book on Amazon.

Why Do I Work Here Sample Chapter

Amazon Pre Order Why Do I Work Here By Mark W Chamberlain

Thank you for your support and happy reading!

Mark W. Chamberlain

Chris Cotterill ’99 Named COO at Goelzer Investment Management

Goelzer Investment Management, an Indianapolis-based investment firm advising on assets in excess of $2 billion on behalf of institutional investors and private clients, is proud to announce the hiring of Chris W. Cotterill as Chief Operating Officer.

After receiving his degree in history from Wabash College, Chris went on to earn a J.D. degree from
Indiana University School of Law.

Press Release – Goelzer Investment Management

Hayden Wetzel ’72

Hayden M. Wetzel, Class of ’72 has written a book titled “Mangy Curs and Stoned Horses: Animal control in the District of Columbia from the beginnings to about 1940”. The new book tells the story of how the furred and feathered inhabitants of the District have been treated over the years.

An article about his book appeared in The Washington Post:

Dr. Thomas Dow ‘89 has received a 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Recognition from the American Association of Community Colleges.

Dr. Thomas Dow, a 1989 graduate of Wabash College, has received a 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Recognition from the American Association of Community Colleges. This national award recognizes individuals who make a difference in the classroom by demonstrating passion, showing a willingness to support students inside and outside of the classroom, participating in college committees and going above and beyond what is required to ensure student success.

Dr. Dow was named the 2018 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award winner and was the Illinois nominee for the Association of Community College Trustees Regional award. In addition, in 2018, he received a League Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College and was named Professor of the Year at Moraine Valley Community College.

He received his Master’s degree in English from Loyola University Chicago in 1996 and earned a Ph.D. in English from Loyola University Chicago in 2006. He is a professor of English and Department Chair of Communications, Literature and Languages at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois.

Matthias Mitman ’75, to be the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council

Matthias Mitman of Virginia, to be the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council.

Mr. Mitman, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, most recently served as Chief of Staff to the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs. He previously served as Principal Officer in U.S. Consulates General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Erbil, Iraq; and Basrah, Iraq. Mr. Mitman was also the Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras and Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia. This will be his third detail to the National Security Council, having earlier served as Senior Duty Officer in the White House Situation Room and as Director for Iraq. Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Mitman taught as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Ball State University. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College and earned an A.B. from Wabash College.

David Rea ’77, President of #1 Ranked Financial Advisor

CNBC recently unveiled its inaugural Financial Advisor 100 List. Salem Investment Counselors received the #1 Ranking. The CNBC rankings are based on data culled from thousands of advisory firms and provided by AccuPoint Solutions.

Salem Investment Counselors provides wealth management services as a fiduciary and SEC Registered Investment Advisor to clients nationwide. The firm’s advisors have achieved distinction in investment analysis, accounting and law.

Photo Courtesy of Salem Investment Counselors

After receiving his degree in political science from Wabash College he received his J.D. degree at Wake Forest University and MBA from Indiana University.

Michael Bricker ’04 wins an Emmy

(Los Angeles, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2019) The Television Academy tonight presented the second of its two 2019 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony honored performers, artists and craftspeople for excellence in short form drama and comedy series, casting, cinematography, and guest performers in comedy and drama series.

MICHAEL BRICKER, Production Designer
JOHN COX, Art Director
Russian Doll
Nothing In This World Is Easy

Adam Alexander ’16 New Attorney with Ice Miler LLP in its Indianapolis Office


Adam Alexander is an attorney in Ice Miller’s Litigation Practice. He earned his juris doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Adam worked with capital defendants in Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic. He also clerked for the Solicitor General Division of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, where he reviewed requests to file amicus curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, participated in moot courts with the Solicitor General and prepared briefs for the Seventh Circuit and Indiana Supreme Court. Congratulations, Adam!


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Ice Miler LLP