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Our People

 

Tom Schuman

  • BizVoice® editor and vice president of communications for the Indiana Chamber
  • Helped start BizVoice® in July 1998, following 13 years in the newspaper business in Watseka, Illinois; Wabash, Indiana; and Anderson, Indiana
  • Graduate of Ball State University and East Central High School (St. Leon, Indiana)
  • Favorite publication (other than BizVoice®): The Sporting News
  • BizVoice® buzz: "We deal with a number of important and timely issues by telling the tales of the people that are impacted. In addition, uncovering the hidden stories of Indiana's many unique companies and business leaders is a most interesting and gratifying experience."

 

Tony Spataro

  • BizVoice® art director; and creative director for the Indiana Chamber
  • Joined BizVoice® and the Chamber in December 1998 after working at as a production artist for Bates Midwest (Roman Brand Group)
  • Graduate of University of Saint Francis (then Saint Francis College) in Fort Wayne, IN earning a bachelor's degree in fine/commerical art. Graduated from Rensselaer Central High School (Rensselaer, IN).
  • Favorite publication (other than BizVoice®): Paste
  • BizVoice® buzz: "BizVoice® has taken me to all ends of the state, literally and figuratively, and I think that's what makes the magazine so special. A reader in Lake County can learn about their neighbors and those in other regions that they never see. It connects us all throughout.

 

Rebecca Patrick

  • BizVoice® managing editor;director of PR & government communications for the Indiana Chamber
  • Joined the Chamber and began working on BizVoice® in May 2003; background in public relations, copywriting and corporate communications in both Indiana and New York City; senior writer/editor for winter sports magazine for three years
  • Favorite publication (other than BizVoice®):
    Sports Illustrated
  • Graduate of Indiana University and Knightstown High School (Henry County, Indiana)

 

Symone Skrzycki

  • BizVoice® writer/editor; communications specialist for the Indiana Chamber
  • Write articles for BizVoice® and BizReport, the Chamber's biweekly e-newsletter for members. Edit Indiana Chamber Foundation studies
  • Graduated with honors from Indiana University, earning bachelor's degree in English. Graduated from Center Grove High School (Greenwood, Indiana)
  • Favorite publication (other than BizVoice®):
    Entertainment Weekly
  • BizVoice® buzz: "BizVoice® magazine offers an ongoing learning experience, not only for readers, but also for me as a writer. Each issue conveys triumphs, challenges and goals of Indiana businesses, as well as insight from their leaders."

 

Matt Ottinger

  • BizVoice® writer/editor; communications/publications coordinator for the Indiana Chamber
  • Served as editor in chief, columnist and sports editor of a newspaper in Evanston, Wyoming for three years. Also worked in politics for U.S. Senator's PAC in Iowa and as a marketing communications intern at the Hudson Institute
  • Graduated from Indiana University, earning a bachelor's degree in telecommunications and a minor in music studies. Graduated from Lebanon High School (Lebanon, IN).
  • Favorite publication (other than BizVoice®):
    Reason Magazine
  • BizVoice® buzz: "BizVoice® covers the stories major news outlets often miss. These stories are not only interesting, but offer a unique perspective on Indiana businesses, which are integral to the success and future of the Hoosier state. BizVoice® is not just a member service provided by the Chamber, but it's now a news source not to be missed by those in the know."