People in the News – 3/13

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Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana is honored to announce the addition of Meredith L. Carter to its Board of Directors. Carter has worked in many community-serving educational roles throughout his career, which spanned from a high school science teacher to chancellor of Ivy Tech State College. His dedication to serving others and helping those less fortunate will be a tremendous asset during his term on the board.

He has also served in member or leadership roles at various nonprofit organizations, including the Carmel Clay Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Council, the Hamilton County Leadership Academy, Janus Developmental Services and the Mental Health Association of Indiana. In 1997, Gov. Frank O’Bannon recognized Carter with the state’s highest award, Sagamore of the Wabash.

Aspire Indiana is a private nonprofit organization that provides therapy, recovery and employment services to people living with behavioral and mental health disorders, addictions and substance abuse.


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Bowen to be inducted into Red Cross Hall of Fame

Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen will be presented with a Red Cross Hall of Fame award Wednesday at the Conrad Indianapolis hotel, 50 W. Washington St. Bowen is being inducted into the Hall of Fame for his efforts in helping a little girl who was severely injured at the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. More information about the award can be found online at

(Boudia pic) State Rep. Kathy Richardson, center, honors David Boudia and his family for his dedication to diving and perseverance to win a gold medal at this summer’s Olympics. (Submitted photo)

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State Rep. Kathy Richardson, center, honors David Boudia and his family for his dedication to diving and perseverance to win a gold medal at this summer’s Olympics. (Submitted photo)

Boudia honored by Richardson, state legislators

State Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) took time March 6 to honor David Boudia for his dedication and level of commitment to a sport he loves, diving. Boudia’s ultimate goal is to win a gold medal in diving at this summer’s Olympics in London.

“David is an incredibly talented diver. His hard work and dedication to something he loves represents the very best of the athletic spirit,” said Richardson. “I know he will represent the state of Indiana and the U.S. fantastically this summer.”

Boudia grew up in Noblesville and is now a senior at Purdue University. While at Purdue, he has become a six-time NCAA champion, a 2011 Big Ten Athlete of the Year for all sports, the USA Diving Athlete of the Year and Purdue Male Athlete of the Year. He is also a 16-time national champion. Boudia turned pro in 2011, and his focus is now on the 2012 Olympics in London.

“As David prepares for the Olympics, I wish him the best of luck,” said Richardson. “I know our whole community will rally around this Noblesville native as he goes for the gold!”

Boudia was honored by Richardson with an official resolution on the House floor. She commended him for rising to “a level of performance achieved by few athletes in any field.”


People in the News – 3/13

People in News CIC Clark
People in News CIC Boaz

Clark, Boaz serving as princesses

Thirty-three young women from across Indiana have been selected to serve in the 2012 500 Festival Princess Program, including Carmel’s Molly Clark of Butler University, and Emily Boaz of Saint Mary’s College. As ambassadors of the 500 Festival, the 2012 Indianapolis 500 and their hometowns, the princesses will attend and volunteer at 500 Festival events and programs throughout May. In addition, the 33 princesses will be involved with statewide outreach programs of their choosing. Princesses are also present at various Indianapolis Motor Speedway functions and participate in the Indianapolis 500 Victory Circle celebration.

People in News CIC Tucker awards
Peg Tharp Atherton, Alyce Penry and Jennifer Puterbaugh

Top real estate producers 

The Puterbaugh Group recently received the award for Top Producers in F.C. Tucker’s Carmel office. Based on highest closed volume, the award was presented at F.C. Tucker’s annual awards program on Feb. 16 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.

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Nahod-Carlin promoted

Jo Nahod-Carlin has been promoted to director of marketing at Managed Health Services, an Indiana-based health maintenance organization serving Hoosier Healthwise and the Healthy Indiana Plan. Previously, Nahod-Carlin was the MHS marketing manager. In her new role, Nahod-Carlin is in charge of all marketing efforts at MHS, including material production, serving as the media contact and spokesperson on health-plan-specific issues and working with all internal departments to achieve maximum outcomes in marketing initiatives and daily outreach activities, among other duties. Prior to working at MHS, Nahod-Carlin served as marketing director for Live-360 in Indianapolis, where she was responsible for the overall leadership of the marketing department with a focus on effective marketing and promotion. Sheresides in Carmel with her husband, Sean, and two children, Jake and Landon.