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Honeywell Arts & Entertainment Announces Promotions and New Hires

The organization promotes six team members and hires two team members

Honeywell Arts & Entertainment is announcing promotions and new hires within the organization. These individuals contribute to the continuous expansion of the organization’s programs. Their collective commitment and hard work have made a significant impact on the mission of arts, education, and entertainment for all.


"At Honeywell Arts & Entertainment, we are proud to highlight our vibrant culture through the promotions of our dedicated team members and the growth of our organization through new hires," says Jessica Hein, Vice President of Human Resources. "We celebrate individual and team strengths, viewing them as essential in accomplishing our strategic goals. As we continue to evolve, we seek talented individuals who resonate with our core values of teamwork, excellence, innovation, service, and stewardship.”

Tod Minnich, Honeywell Arts & Entertainment President and CEO, states, "I am proud of the Honeywell team’s collective efforts that have led to meaningful achievements to provide arts, education, and entertainment for all. These promoted and new team members will further our ability to serve our guests with excellence."


Honeywell Arts & Entertainment’s organizational growth continues as it expands offerings in alignment with the mission of providing arts, education, and entertainment for all. To view a list of current career or volunteer opportunities, please visit


Taylin Halderman – Technical Director (effective 1/1/2024)

Taylin has been promoted to Technical Director. He joined the Programming team in August 2012 and most recently held the title of Assistant Technical Director (Eagles) / Lighting Director. As Technical Director, Taylin plans and oversees the operation, maintenance, design, modification, and fabrication of all sound, lighting, mechanical rigging, and related technical systems used in support of more than one hundred stage productions, conventions, exhibits, and related events occurring at Honeywell venues annually.

Brooke Law – Food & Beverage Coordinator (effective 10/9/2023)

Brooke joined the Hospitality team as Sales and Event Coordinator in July 2021. She previously interned with Honeywell Hospitality and now takes on the elevated role of Food & Beverage Coordinator. She has a degree in Hospitality and Tourism and honors from Indiana University Kokomo as an Outstanding Student in her field. As Food & Beverage Coordinator, Brooke is responsible for ensuring quality customer service to patrons utilizing the facilities and coordinating all aspects of Hospitality event operation.

Shelby McLaughlin – Guest Relations Coordinator / Sales Coordinator (effective 10/9/2023)

Shelby started as Guest Relations Associate in July 2022 and was recently promoted to the dual role of Guest Relations Coordinator / Sales Coordinator. She is responsible for assisting in the operation of the Box Office at the Eagles Theatre and Honeywell Center, ensuring consistency in customer service across all venues. As Sales Coordinator, Shelby assists Hospitality sales functions and ensures world-class guest interactions for Honeywell.

Abby Strange – Food & Beverage Supervisor (effective 10/9/2023)

Abby has worked within the Hospitality team since 2022, serving as the former Hospitality Intern and, most recently, Restaurant & Event Supervisor. She graduated from Purdue University in 2023 with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and a minor in Event and Meeting Management. As Food & Beverage Supervisor, Abby is responsible for creating an outstanding restaurant experience for guests and generating new and repeat dining, private dining, and events by actively networking and promoting Honeywell and its venues within the community.

Melanie Tart – Director of Finance (effective 10/9/2023)

Melanie joined the Administration team in December 2003, displaying a wealth of knowledge in all areas of finance and administration, and has led the effort on audits and tax returns. Melanie assumes the role of Director of Finance, leading the day-to-day finance operations. She works closely with team members to educate them regarding accounting procedures and explore how the finance function can support program operations.

Emily Meyer – Director of Honeywell Arts Academy (effective 9/1/2023)

Originally partnering with Honeywell in a contracted role, Emily joined Honeywell officially as Program Director for Honeywell Arts Academy in April 2021. She has been promoted to Director of Honeywell Arts Academy, where her passion for music, entrepreneurial background, and connectedness within the industry lend high-level expertise to the growing international program.


Deric Brown – Program Manager & Promoter Representative (effective 1/3/2024)

Deric previously partnered with Honeywell as an Independent Contractor starting in April 2023.  He contributed as a Promoter Representative and assisted the Programming team in various areas. Deric previously worked as an Owner/Agent for ArtistLive in Nashville, TN. He spent time as a Tour Manager in Nashville and has a background in sales.

Jessica Kirk – Development Field Officer (effective 11/13/2023)

Jessica joined the team as Development Field Officer after recently returning to the Wabash area. She has a BA in Corporate Communication and extensive experience in sales and administration in local media in South Carolina.

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