Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

January 24, 2012

State chamber board adds locals


The Herald-Tribune

-- — Three business leaders in Franklin and Ripley counties have been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce board of directors:

• Kim Dennis, president of Batesville Casket Co. Inc. Batesville Services Inc. and senior vice president of Hillenbrand Inc., Batesville;

• John Dickey, senior vice president of corporate support services of Hill-Rom Holdings Inc., Batesville;

• Chad Miles, president and CEO of Enhanced Telecommunications Corp., Sunman.

The trio are among the more than 180 Indiana chamber board members who are presidents, CEOs and high-level executives from companies throughout the state.

The chamber is dedicated to providing member companies with numerous cost-saving benefits and timely information that will enable them to grow their businesses. The chamber represents nearly 5,000 companies that employ 800,000 Hoosier workers.

The board of directors plays a vital role in developing all aspects of the organization’s business advocacy efforts. Members serve on various committees that research key topics and define policy positions for adoption by the entire board each fall.

These positions are used by the Indiana chamber’s advocacy team to initiate and evaluate legislation at the Statehouse and in Congress.

Indiana Chamber  of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar observed, “Kim, John and Chad are proven leaders for their companies and the community. I welcome them to their newest roles as Indiana chamber board members and thank them for their commitment to promoting economic and job growth in Indiana.”

They each will serve a three-year term  through 2014.