City of Carmel                                            One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032


Date:           June 8, 2006                              
Contact:      Nancy Heck (317) 571-2494

Release:      Immediate

Mayor Jim Brainard Appoints Carolyn E. Anker
 to the Carmel Redevelopment Commission

Carmel, IN – Mayor Jim Brainard recently appointed Carolyn E. Anker to the Carmel Redevelopment Commission (CRC).  The CRC is responsible for overseeing the City’s redevelopment projects.  Anker has served her local community in a variety of leadership roles that extremely qualifies her to be on the Carmel Redevelopment Commission.
“Carolyn’s ability to juggle her extensive professional responsibilities with her involvement in the community is impressive.  I am proud to have a Phi Beta Kappa on the CRC to help Carmel continue its high-quality development efforts,” said Mayor Brainard.
Anker began her career with Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis in 1991.   She joined Lilly’s Global Privacy Office in early 2004, with a focus on the appropriate use and handling of human resources-related personal information.  As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Ms. Anker is investing in this emerging profession by currently serving as Vice President of the Workforce Privacy Network, as part of the International Association of Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM.)  She has recently published the article, “Implementing HR Privacy in a Corporate Setting,” in an HR trade journal magazine, as well as given presentations at international conferences.

Additionally, Ms. Anker has served her local community in a variety of leadership roles, including involvement with the Methodist Hospital Task Core, the Richard G. Lugar Excellence Series, United Way of Central Indiana, Indiana Repertory Theater, Meridian Street United Methodist Church and the Republican Party.
 “It is my great pleasure to accept Mayor Brainard’s invitation and to serve our community,” said Anker, who resides here in Carmel with her husband Terry, a local entrepreneur, and their two young sons.
The Carmel Redevelopment Commission consists of a five-member board that oversees redevelopment in Carmel.  Three of the members are appointed by the Mayor and two of the members are appointed by the Carmel City Council.  Les Olds is the Director of the Redevelopment Commission and board members include Ron Carter - President; William Hammer - Vice President; Rick Sharp – Secretary; and Jeff Worrell.
Anker is replacing Jerry Heniser who is relocating as a result of a promotion at work.

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