K12 Inc., a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, has announced that national education reform advocate Kevin Chavous has been named the company’s President of Academics, Policy, and Schools.
A 1978 graduate of Wabash, Kevin is a noted education reform leader and innovator with a well-chronicled track record of empowering families with education choice, and driving change and opportunity for children of all backgrounds and circumstances.
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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Jacob Bradley ’01 has been named a partner, effective October 1, 2017.
Jake joined the firm in January 2015 in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He represents a diverse range of clients in the areas of commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and white collar criminal defense. You can read more about Jake at Indychamber.com
DBS Bank has announced Taimur Baig ’94 will be joining the bank as Chief Economist and Managing Director for Group Research. He previously worked with Singapore Monetary Authority, Deutsche Bank Asia, and the IMF. Taimur’s areas of specialty include international finance, macro risk spillover, exchange rate and fixed income analytics and forecasting.
Taimur earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Economic Times
Terry Sweeney ’85 has been named president and chief executive officer of the Downtown Lexington Partnership, a consolidation of the Downtown Lexington Corporation and the Lexington Downtown Development Authority. He currently serves as director of the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Terry begins his new position December 4, 2017.
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Josh Minkler ’85 was confirmed unanimously to serve as U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young released the following statement:
“Josh has served in the U.S. Attorney’s office for more than 20 years and has earned a reputation as a tough prosecutor, who has a heart for the communities he serves. His unanimous confirmation is evidence that he has garnered respect from both sides of the aisle.”
Josh has served as the interim U.S. Attorney since June 2015. Prior to that, he served 21 years as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District. Following his 1985 graduation from Wabash, the Muncie native earned his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Charlie Bowerman ’61 will be inducted into the Southmont Athletics Hall of Fame in the Legends category on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at a ceremony to be held at Southmont High School.
Inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995, Charlie played 3 years for Alamo High School, and was 3-time MPV at Wabash College, averaging over 20 points per game in all three seasons. Charlie also played three years with the Phillips 66ers AAU team, and was on the 1963 USA team in the World Games.
Shane Fimbel ’02 named CEO of Trek10, Inc.
Trek10, Inc. has named Shane Fimbel ’02 chief executive officer. He will lead the company’s efforts to further scale the company into a top national AWS Partner. Based in South Bend, IN, Trek10, Inc. provides cloud deployment services and support, and helps businesses realize the benefits of cloud computing with Amazon Web Services.
After earning his bachelor’s degree at Wabash, Shane received a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Notre Dame.
The Indianapolis Colts have hired Steve Campbell ’92 as vice president of communications. Steve has more than 25 years of experience working at all levels of media, community programming and public service. Steve currently is president of Campbell Strategies LLC, a local communications and strategy firm providing media counsel to business, nonprofit and public sector clients.
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Greg Slisz ’10 is the Finance and Analytics manager at Kinney Group, a cloud solutions integrator. In addition to playing an integral role in the company’s series A capital raise, Greg oversees a team responsible for helping business stakeholders optimize decision-making through actionable and insightful data. Before Kinney Group, Greg worked in finance at ExactTarget (and later Salesforce.com), where he was also a member of the Orr Fellowship. Outside work, he recently brought the Gus Macker charity basketball tournament back to Indianapolis for the first time in 14 years through nonprofit Near West 21. Greg currently resides in Irvington with his wife, Joanna.
TechPoint launched the Tech 25 Awards three years ago to celebrate individuals who are critical and exceptional performers helping to grow our community’s tech and tech-enabled companies.
Convergys Corporation, a global leader in customer experience outsourcing, has announced the appointment of Bob Knowling, Jr. ’77 to its board of directors.
Bob has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, leading companies through periods of high growth. He is currently Chairman of Eagles Landing Partners, a firm specializing in helping senior management teams formulate strategy, lead organizational transformations, and re-engineer businesses.
Bob received a BA in Theology from Wabash College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.