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Team McClintock - F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORSÂŽ 130 Main St. 812-457-6281 team-mcclintock.com

CAROL

MCCLINTOCK

Marsha Abell, Kelsey Simmons, Ellen Topper, Cindy Howard, Carol McClintock, Susan Haynie, and Mindy Word

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hen you work with Carol McClintock, you can count on her exceptional service and results. Continuously ranked among top agents in the state of Indiana and among F.C. Tucker affiliates, Carol led Team McClintock to record sales in 2016, selling more real estate than any other team in the history of our MLS. With more than 70 years of combined experience, Team McClintock is responsible for more than half a billion in real estate sales, serving more than 1,800 families. Team McClintock implements a five-point communications guarantee to ensure your needs and wants are met. You know your home best, which is why Team McClintock strives to keep you involved in the design of all ads, data sheets, and promotional pieces produced for your home. Starting with a comprehensive market analysis of your property, Team McClintock guides sellers on staging and improvements to help your home sell faster and for more money. Carol utilizes the latest technologies and social media platforms to make sure your property is positioned before the appropriate audience. Team McClintock always is looking for new ways to serve the community and is working on opening the Latino market for residential and commercial customers. P H OTO BY R E D D P H OTO G R A P H Y

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Hilliard Lyons 110 Main St. 812-426-1481 kschultz.hilliard.com

KIM

SCHULTZ

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im Schultz joined Hilliard Lyons in 2018 as a wealth advisor after spending eight years as a portfolio manager with an investment firm. A native of Evansville, Kim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Purdue University and holds her CPA license, as well as the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation. As a wealth advisor, her clients come first. Always. She believes every client deserves peace of mind, an advocate for their best interest, honest and transparent partners, and for their concerns to be heard. Basing her relationships on non-negotiable elements — likability and trust — Kim wants to be your “chief financial quarterback.” She understands working with a wealth advisor can be overwhelming. It is her goal to add straightforward value in every relationship, getting to know you, your family, your needs, and your goals. Kim serves on various boards and committees, including the Community Foundation Alliance Investment Committee, the Evansville Rotary Club, ANEW (A Network of Evansville Women), and 100+ Evansville Women Who Care. She previously has served on the boards of the Vanderburgh County Women’s Fund, Women’s Fund Grants Committee, and the YMCA.

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JAMIE

LINDSAY

LAURA

BETH

DAMERON SCOTT

SCHMITT

Farmer Scott Ozete Robinson & Schmitt LLP 21 S.E. Third St., Ste. 900 812-602-3570 fsolegal.com

BURGER

Jamie Dameron, Lindsay Schmitt, Laura Scott, and Beth Burger

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hen we formed Farmer Scott Ozete Robinson & Schmitt LLP, one of the things that set us apart was the fact there were as many women at the table as men. While the news highlights the lack of women in business leadership roles, that isn’t true at our firm. Half of our attorneys are women. Our firm chairman and COO are women. We are proud to be women in business and proud to be legal professionals serving our community. Laura Scott has served as president of the EBA and has been very involved in its diversity committee. She serves on the Southwestern Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board and the Women’s Fund Grants Committee. Lindsay Schmitt has provided leadership in bar association agriculture and estate planning sections. She serves on the United Way of Posey County Board and Jacob’s Village Board. Beth Burger serves on the Evansville Estate and Financial Planning Council Board. Her community service includes the Vanderburgh Community Foundation and the Riley Children’s Foundation. Jamie Dameron, a lawyer and licensed professional geologist, is active in state-wide environmental organizations. We are proud to be attorneys advocating for businesses and the families who own them. Evansville Business | 27


LEADING WOMEN IN BUSINESS SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Downtown Henderson Partnership 270-827-0016 downtownhenderson.org Henderson Tourist Commission 270-826-3128 hendersonky.org

ABBY

DIXON

LINDSAY

101 N. Water St., Ste. B, Henderson, KY

LOCASTO

Abby Dixon and Lindsay Locasto

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or Lindsay Locasto, head of the Downtown Henderson Partnership, and Henderson Tourist Commission Chief Abby Dixon, collaboration is key to fostering a forward-thinking, thriving scene in Henderson and Henderson County. With shared office space in The Depot Welcome Center on the Henderson riverfront, both organizations are focused on the economic vitality of Henderson — one by creating unique experiences to draw crowds to Henderson’s vibrant downtown, and one by focusing on attracting visitors to spend time and dollars throughout Henderson County. The office space has quickly transformed into a high-energy think tank of idea sharing and teamwork. From adding a can-do spirit to the day-to-day to guiding Henderson’s long-term vision on the mayor’s Vision Action Committee and Downtown Master Plan group, Locasto and Dixon work tirelessly to energize the community about the progress and potential in store for Henderson’s future. The duo’s collaborative nature, not only with each other but with local government, businesses, and organizations, is leaving its mark on the Tri-State. Dixon and Locasto are a prime example: the spirit of progress through collaboration is alive and well in Henderson! 28 August/September | 2019


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TRACY

HELMER JODY

MARY

LINDSAY

DISHMAN

BOTSCH DIANA

GILES

WILDERMAN

RACHEL

SHERRI

DIERLAM

ALLEY

German American Bank

ELLEN

VICKI

812-482-1314 germanamerican.com

SIMMONS

SPRADLIN

TRACEY

DECOSTA

Tracy Helmer, Lindsay Botsch, Mary Dishman, Jody Giles, Diana Wilderman, Vicki Simmons, Rachel Dierlam, Sherri Alley, Ellen Spradlin, and Tracey DeCosta

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requently, we hear these women leaders at German American provide remarkable service and working with them feels like a partnership — not a transaction. Our clients appreciate our commitment to local decision making, our ability to serve most any size of client, and our priority to understand our clients’ goals before we start discussing solutions. These women leaders at German American serve our clients with integrity and trust, a people first attitude, and a mindset of performance and achievement. We call it our commitment to customer service excellence. Choose to work with German American and experience the difference.

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CHRISTY

BETH

WALKER

CLARK

NIKKI

DONNA

ROSER

First Bank 812-401-8408 firstbank.bz

HODGSON

VP and Business Relationship Officer Christy Walker, VP and Business Relationship Officer Beth Clark, President and CPA Nikki Roser, and SVP and Business Relationship Officer Donna Hodgson

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tatistically, women account for just 15% of executive roles in the financial industry. Not at First Bank. These four superstars have more than earned their spots in a traditionally male-dominated industry. With 107 years of combined banking experience, these leading women of First Bank know business banking. From their commitment to service and relationships to their understanding of business operations, they truly are the epitome of First Bank’s core values — honesty, integrity, and humility. Many of our women-owned business clients prefer to work alongside Nikki, Donna, Christy, and Beth as they are able to provide a unique level of understanding. This especially holds true for Nikki and Beth as both of their families are multi-generation business owners. Combine that with Donna’s expertise in agriculture to help local farmers thrive, along with Christy’s ability to bring businesses together as recent president and member of the Rotary Club of Evansville, and this team is a force to be reckoned with. Our founders built First Bank in 1893 with a mission to provide strong financial futures for businesses and families. Today, we are a community bank, and every day these leading women live our mantra — Making Great Things Happen. 30 August/September | 2019


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STEPHANY

STANTON SANDEE

Echo Community Healthcare

CAROL

COLLIER-SMITH

STRADER-MCMILLEN

315 Mulberry St. 812-421-7489 echochc.org

CINDY

SHEA

Stephany Stanton, Sandee Strader-McMillen, Carol Collier-Smith, and Cindy Shea

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hile the healthcare workforce in the U.S. is predominantly female, healthcare executive leadership is predominantly male. ECHO Community Health Care, Incorporated, however, does not follow this national trend when it comes to their leadership. ECHO’s “C-Suite” is comprised of four females. The roles of CEO, COO, CFO, and CCO are staffed with women who all found their way to leadership in health care by starting on the “front lines.” Their diverse backgrounds and experiences have certainly been a positive factor and have contributed to the successful growth of ECHO. With the focus always on the patient, health care at ECHO is made affordable, accessible, and appropriate thanks, in large part, to the leadership of these women! It is ECHO’s mission to provide quality health care to all members of our community, and their advocacy and voice for the underserved has been resounding and effective.

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Y Factor Studio 207 Main St. 812-467-0917 yfactorstudio.com

JENNIFER

SCALES

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hat makes a Jennifer Scales interior? A space filled with personality! They are spaces that reflect the people living and working in them. These are Jennifer’s favorite spaces, grounded with traditional elements but with a twist of something unexpected.  “I love incorporating passion pieces,” says Jennifer, a NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer. “Whether it’s a collection of antiques, items from a favorite vacation, or a family heirloom — these are the pieces that make a space unique for each interior.” Y Factor currently is working on a project in Royal Oaks, Michigan, that is a blend of her glamorous preferences with his edgy love of racing details. It features handcrafted wallcovering, custom-designed chandeliers, feature walls for memory-based focal points, a dog washing station, speakeasy lounge, and the most impressive gym. It features a neutral color scheme with an array of textures and materials like stone, woods, and metals. It’s our job to stay ahead of the game when it comes to knowing the latest trends in interior design, furniture, materials, finishes, and more. We are a WBE Certified Business and are proud that Y Factor Studio is owned and operated by a woman.

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Old National Bank 1 Main St. 800-731-2265 oldnational.com

WOMEN IN

LEADERSHIP

Member FDIC

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n 2018, six Old National Bank leaders were named among American Banker magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Banking — recognition for the team’s continued hard work, dedication, and talent in managing the Evansville-based company. They joined leaders from JP Morgan Chase, BMO Financial, TD Bank, and Zions Bancorp in the Most Powerful Team category. Regional CEO Sara Miller, Chief Audit Executive/Ethics Officer Joan Kissel, Chief Risk Officer Candice Rickard, Chief Client Experience Officer Ann Ryan, Chief Cultural Officer Kathy Schoettlin, and Chief People Officer Kendra Vanzo all are part of the business’s Executive Leadership Group and have played an active role in the bank’s success. They’ve helped lead the organization as it’s grown to a $20.1-billion company with more than 190 locations in five states. Along with other women leaders throughout the company’s footprint, the team continues to move the financial institution forward with passion, integrity, and commitment — making Old National an exceptional bank and a great place to work. And they share the same enthusiasm outside of Old National as well, ensuring their communities and neighbors also find new levels of success. Evansville Business | 33


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NICOLE

HAWKINS Nicole, a CSA, VA Accredited Agent, started Elder Advantage after seeing a need to help the elder community protect their assets and stop nursing home spend down. A native of Lebanon, Ohio, Nicole received her degree in education from Central Texas College while serving in a childhood development center at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in 2000. Nicole and her staff offer hope, help, and answers. Elder Advantage wants to help your loved ones keep more of the money they earned throughout a lifetime of saving. They also love working with veterans by helping them retain all the benefits they deserve. Elder Advantage believes legacies deserve to be protected.

Elder Advantage 1500 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 270-684-6757 • elderadvantage.org

JAN

MEEKS They say “no man is an island,” and the same is true for women! Jan Meeks, president, founded Summit Real Estate Services in 1995. Her business’s success is directly a result of the people she’s been privileged to work with. As a boutique firm, it is even more important that everyone on the team share the same philosophy of ethics and principles. Whether representing clients as brokers, managers, or consultants, Jan is proud of the reputation Summit has built. Leading a team that understands the value of establishing long-term relationships has been a key component to Summit’s success. There is no Summit without the team, and Jan appreciates that on a daily basis.

Summit Real Estate Services 420 N.W. Fifth St., Ste. 202 812-426-1070 • summitrealestate.us

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NICOLE

BOREN Nicole has joined HK Financial Services (HKFS), a SEC-registered investment adviser firm, coinciding with HKFS’s affiliation with regional CPA firm Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C. They’re collaborating to offer clients a more holistic investment and financial advisory experience that can help them with what matters most. Nicole is an HKFS investment adviser representative. Nicole also offers commission-based brokerage accounts as a registered representative of ProEquities, Inc., a Registered Broker-Dealer and Member FINRA and SIPC. HKFS, ProEquities, and Harding Shymanski & Company are unrelated entities. Neither HKFS nor ProEquities offer accounting or tax services.

Honkamp Krueger Financial Services 812-901-7039 • hkfs.com

Amy CADDELL, LaCinda SHIPLEY, Emily KIEFER LaCinda Shipley, finance manager and part owner, enjoys the personal approach with clients and employees. She and her husband David run the business and pride themselves on improving the Tri-State’s telecommunications and technology infrastructures. Dedicated and detail-oriented best describe LaCinda’s level of commitment. Emily Kiefer, sales and marketing associate, brings creativity to the team through her sales approach and marketing ideas. She’s at the cutting edge of technology, and clients value her recommendations. Amy Caddell, customer service support, has years of experience in customer service and is the first point of contact prospective customers and clients have with the business.

Midwest Telecom 1281 Maxwell Ave. 812-421-0111 midwesttel.com

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GINA

DOWNS Joining Senior Connection in 2010 as an executive assistant, Gina Downs has worked her way up to the role of vice president of the company. Having earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Purdue University, Gina had not pictured herself selling insurance. It was her passion to help elders that guided her into the profession. She volunteers on a variety of committees that focus on improving the lives and wellbeing of our area seniors. Since moving into the leadership role, she has sustained yearly growth and profit while managing by a team approach. Gina has big plans for the future of her team and their ability to take their service and outreach within the community to the next level.

Senior Connection 951 S. Hebron Ave., Ste. D • 812-473-7271 seniorconnectionbenefits.com

JENNIFER AND DAWN

STEVENS

Fierce. That’s the word that would be used to describe the woman-owned corporation, Southern Business Machines, Inc. Celebrating 30 years of business in 2019, SBM Inc. controls the market share of mailing equipment installations within their 52-county territory in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, against major Fortune 500 corporations. President Jennifer Stevens, along with her husband Vernon (retired), began modestly in 1989. Today, daughter-in-law Dawn Stevens and son Vernon II have transitioned the company to incorporate advancing technology within the industry. Dawn Stevens’ strong business acumen mirrors that of her mentor, making her a leader in a male-dominated industry.

Southern Business Machines 2040 Division St. 812-475-8895 southernbusinessmachines.com

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NIKKI

MOORE Nikki Moore is a financial advisor and program manager at ETFCU Financial Group located at Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union. Nikki has more than 26 years of investment experience and in 2018 she received the Crystal Award in recognition of her performance as one of the top three female advisors nationwide for CUNA Brokerage Service, Inc. Alongside her responsibilities as the manager of ETFCU Financial Group, Nikki also serves on the board of directors for Albion Fellows Bacon Center and volunteers for the Ronald McDonald House, Evansville Rescue Mission, and Holly’s House.

ETFCU Financial Group 4401 Theater Drive 812-469-9909 • etfcu.org

Representatives are registered, securities sold, advisory services offered, through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Securities sold through CBSI under contract with the financial institution. Not NCUA/ NCUSIF/FDIC Insured ∙ No Financial Institution Guarantee ∙ May Lose Value. FR-2655407.1-0719-0821

PENNY

CRICK Penny, a lifetime resident of Evansville, began her career in real estate 15 years ago following a successful career as a kindergarten teacher with the EVSC. She has received national recognition as ERA’s National Top All-Around Agent, she received ERA’s National Jim Jackson Memorial Award for first in service, and was on Real Trends 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Professional List. Penny and her husband Grodie work together and are consistently one of the most results-driven teams in southwest Indiana offering expert market knowledge with hometown friendliness. You can feel confident you will benefit from the expertise, customer service, in-depth consulting, and personal attention Penny is known to give to each client.

The Crick Team Penny Crick 812-483-2219 thecrickteam.com

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JEANNIE

BROWNING HESTER In the early 1980s, Jeannie Browning Hester and her father Charles H. Browning were a father-daughter team known throughout the state in the funeral service profession. However, when Jeannie first entered the field, there were very few opportunities for women. Not to be deterred, she took advantage of her position and created a niche for women, encouraging and mentoring those who were interested in the career. Soon, leaders in the profession were turning to Jeannie for advice and female enrollment grew to 80% in funeral colleges across the country. Jeannie is a leader, setting the precedent for a woman’s role in the funeral service on a national level.

Browning Funeral Home 738 E. Diamond Ave. 812-425-2896 browningfuneral.com

Tammy NEEL, Linda FOLZ, Kennie TOY, Alyce ANDERSON, Joan MENTZEL Business Environments focuses on solutions for today’s workplace and creates environments unique to you. As your local commercial furniture dealer, we strive to develop a specialized plan that meets your individual needs. Our focus is providing a comfortable and efficient solution throughout your facility. We work to provide furniture and/or design services on projects of all sizes in varying fields including corporate, healthcare, education, and hospitality. We have numerous resources under one roof — accessories from Lea Matthews Furniture and our own custom draperies. We stay connected to our clients and progress with them as their business moves forward.

Business Environments 5611 E. Morgan Ave. 812-474-4260 • busenvir.com

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Tammy Neel, Alyce Anderson, Linda Folz, Joan Mentzel, Kennie Toy (not pictured), and Jessica Marrett (not pictured)


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SARAH A.

SCHULER Since 2010, Sarah A. Schuler has been leading VPS Architecture, a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and a firm of proven design excellence. Her leadership assures VPS Architecture has a distinct culture with freedom to be creative and expressive and inspires the development of deeper design and technical knowledge. She motivates the firm’s architects and interior designers to honor the opportunity in each project, listen to the owner, and work with the construction team to realize the vision. This allows each project to reach its full potential from concept to occupancy. VPS Architecture is committed to finding the right design solution for each project, balancing design goals with budget and schedule needs.

VPS Architecture 528 Main St., Ste. 400 812-423-7729 • vpsarch.com

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Evansville Business August/September 2019 — Leading Women in Business  

From CEOs to small business owners, celebrate the women who shape the Evansville business community.

Evansville Business August/September 2019 — Leading Women in Business  

From CEOs to small business owners, celebrate the women who shape the Evansville business community.

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