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Tribune Star: Swim by 7 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Wood   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:40

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The Tribune-Star

Swim by 7 Program: Cool Pool School

Program teaches kids basics of water safety, swimming

TERRE HAUTE — Water safety instructor Devin Bull held on to the West Vigo Elementary kindergarten student as she floated on her back, a big smile on her face.

Three other children sat at the edge of the Vigo County YMCA pool, eagerly awaiting their turns with Bull to float, kick, splash or even submerge in the water.

An entire class of West Vigo kindergarten students, divided into smaller groups, learned the basics of water safety and beginning swimming skills as part of a pilot Swim by 7 program.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:58
Steve Weatherford’s 3rd Annual “Rush the Punter” 5K Dash – Kids Fun Run PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dylan Riggen   
Friday, 28 March 2014 00:00

Steve Weatherford’s 3rd Annual “Rush the Punter” 5K Dash – Kids Fun Run

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Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Location: Fairbanks Park – Terre Haute, IN – YMCA Bldg.
Race times:

9:00 AM – Kids 1 Mile Fun Run (K-3 grades)
9:30 AM – Kids 1 Mile Fun Run (4-8 grades)
10:00 AM – 5K Dash/Walk

Registrations must be postmarked no later than April 12, 2014 to receive a race t-shirt. Entry is NON-REFUNDABLE. All participants will receive a finishers’ medal.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:12
2014 Women of Influence Honorees & Event Info! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dylan Riggen   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:05


The Wabash Valley Women of Influence (WVWoI) is perhaps a natural progression to the Women's Professional group. The WVWoI event is designed to identify and recognize top women leaders in the Wabash Valley for their positive influence. This once-a-year event is being held again on April 10, 2014 at 7:30. The backdrop for the event is Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, the nation's oldest Catholic Liberal Arts College for women in the United States. This inaugural breakfast will feature keynote speaker Kristie West, Growth Playbook Leader at GE Aviation.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 18:42
Kristie West: Our 2014 Women of Influence Guest Speaker PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dylan Riggen   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:36

Kristie West

Kristie began her career with GE Aviation in 2005 as a Six Sigma Black Belt, supporting the overall capacity strategy for the Supply Chain Division. In 2006, she then was a Master Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing Leader for the Supply Chain where she owned the Lean Six Sigma strategy for all of the manufacturing sites globally to drive productivity and improve product lead times. In 2007, she moved on to lead the start-up of Batesville, MS where she led all initiatives throughout the construction of the facility, including the creation of the first team on the ground and established a high performance work team culture. In October of 2008, Kristie was the Plant Leader for the Terre Haute facilities. She had overall responsibility for manufacturing structural fabrications and component repair, as well, led the transformation of the culture for teaming, initiated volunteer programs in the community, and defined the future growth strategy. In 2011, Kristie was the CF6/GEnx Customer Programs Leader, owning contracts with 30+ airlines, MRO partnership agreements, and led a global team of Customer Program Managers, as well as led the Sales/Services integration of the CF6 & GEnx product lines. In September of 2013, Kristie became the Growth Playbook Leader for the Aviation Supply Chain which is 80+ locations in 19 countries, owning strategic planning and capital investment planning & execution across the business.

Prior to GE, Kristie had over 8 years of experience of progressive growth in leadership in manufacturing in automotive with Navistar and commercial HVAC with United Technology’s Carrier Corporation.

Kristie holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University’s School of Technology where she is a member of the Technology, Leadership, & Innovation Advisory Board. She and her husband Mat reside in Cincinnati, OH and enjoy playing golf, being Colts fans, and spending time with their families in Indiana (Fowler & West Terre Haute).

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Written by Dylan Riggen   
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 00:00

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 15:09

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