Business briefs – August 5

New board members announced

The Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation Inc., announced the appointment of two new board members and officers, Brooke A. Worland and Dustin D. Huddleston.

The two began serving in their new roles July 1.

Worland, a Franklin resident, will serve as the foundation’s board vice president. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in pure mathematics and mathematics secondary education from Franklin College and a Master of Science in education from Indiana University, Bloomington.

She is slated to finish her doctorate from IU in education in December 2019. She has been employed with Franklin College since 2001 and serves as the assistant provost and dean of engaged learning.

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Huddleston, also a Franklin resident, will serve as the foundation’s board secretary. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and religion at Miami University and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is an attorney at the law office of Huddleston & Huddleston in Franklin, where he currently represents the Town of Edinburgh, the Johnson County Assessor, the Johnson County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, and the Whiteland Fire Protection District.

Worland and Huddleston replace outgoing board members Stephen DeVoe and Eugene L. Henderson, both retiring from the board effective June 30. DeVoe served on the board since 2002, and Henderson since 1986

The foundation was created in 1986 by Gene Portteus Branigin to encourage and support civic, educational, charitable and religious organizations in Johnson County and throughout Indiana.

Local chamber president heads up state group

The Greater Greenwood Chamber president and CEO Christian Maslowski was elected chairman of the Indiana Chamber Executives Association for 2017-18.

In his new position, Maslowski also serves on the Indiana Chamber board of directors, concurrent with his ICEA term. He is the first Greenwood chamber executive to chair the ICEA. Maslowski was elected to the ICEA board in June of 2012 and has served as vice chair of organization finance and development since June of 2013.

Maslowski received his bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and his MBA from the Indiana Institute of Technology, and he has worked in the field of development and enrollment management in higher education. He assumed his current position at the Greenwood Chamber in 2007.

Bargersville Horizon Bank manager named

Betty Uban has been named assistant vice president and branch manager at the Horizon Bank Bargersville office.

Uban has more than 20 years in the financial industry and joined the Horizon team in 2014 as a personal banker. She is responsible for branch operations, sales progress and the growth of the Bargersville Indiana office.

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving northern and central Indiana and southwest and central Michigan and Ohio.

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Celebrate doctor’s career at open house

Johnson Memorial Health Surgical Specialists invites friends of Dr. David Wippermann to attend an open house Aug. 17 at Triple Play BBQ in Franklin.

The restaurant is at 186 W. Jefferson St., Franklin. The open house will start at 5:30 p.m.

After 33 years of providing surgical care, Wippermann retired July 15.

Wippermann founded his private practice, Franklin Surgical Associates, on July 1, 1984. He enjoyed a successful practice at Johnson Memorial Health along with his partners Drs. Michael Boyer, Dana Lindsay and Nicholas Vornehm.

Wippermann is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He attended the University of Kentucky and received his undergraduate education at Purdue University. Career highlights include serving as a board member of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation. He was also recognized as Johnson Memorial Physician of the Year in 2016.

After retiring, Wippermann plans to travel and spend more time with his family, including his four grandchildren.