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Honeywell Arts & Entertainment Announces Promotions, New Hires, and Service Awards

Honeywell Arts & Entertainment leadership is announcing promotions and new hires within the organization, as well as service awards for 18 individuals, recognizing their dedicated contributions. These individuals embody Honeywell Arts & Entertainment’s vibrant culture and 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.


“Promotions for existing team members and the growth of our organization that necessitates new hires reflects the vibrant culture that exists at Honeywell Arts & Entertainment,” says Jessica Hein, Vice President of Human Resources. “We truly focus on our strengths here and do our best to accomplish our strategic goals through those individual and team strengths. We are always looking for talented individuals who reflect our core values of teamwork, excellence, innovation, service, and stewardship and align with our mission.”


Tod Minnich, Honeywell Arts & Entertainment President and CEO, states, "Reflecting on the journey we have taken as a team at Honeywell Arts & Entertainment, I am humbled by the talent and loyalty that defines our organization. Our collective efforts have brought forth impactful accomplishments rooted in our mission to provide arts, education, and entertainment for all. As we celebrate these promotions, new hires, and service awards, I am filled with immense gratitude for our incredible team, and I look forward to witnessing the continued impact we will make together."


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 honeywellarts.org/careers.


PROMOTIONS

Abigail (Abby) Strange – Restaurant & Event Supervisor (effective 5/8/2023)

Abby has worked within the Hospitality team since 2022, serving as the former Hospitality Intern. She graduated from Purdue University in 2023 with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a Minor in Event and Meeting Management. Abby is responsible for creating an outstanding restaurant experience for our guests.


Braden Williams – Head Flyman/Head Carpenter (effective 5/8/2023)

Braden has worked on the Programming team since 2018 and brings a great deal of experience to his new role as Head Flyman/Head Carpenter at Honeywell Arts & Entertainment.


Josh Brandenburg – Sous Chef (effective 4/24/2023)

Josh joined the team as Kitchen Supervisor in 2021 and was recently promoted to Sous Chef. Josh has held a long career as a Chef/Kitchen Manager prior to joining the team. He works closely with the entire kitchen team to provide the best culinary experience for our guests.


Derek Hall – Lead Banquet Chef (effective 4/24/2023)

Derek joined the team in 2012 and has continued to grow within the organization, most recently holding the title of Kitchen Supervisor and now as Lead Banquet Chef. He leads the exceptional banquet experience at Honeywell.


Tyler Owens – Lead Restaurant Chef (effective 4/24/2023)

Tyler joined the team as a part-time prep/line cook in 2014 and has progressed to Lead Line Cook and now to his new role as Lead Restaurant Chef. He creates an unforgettable culinary experience at Eugenia’s, designing creative menu options for our guests.


NEW HIRES


Chris Ratay – Vice President of Hospitality (effective 6/9/2023)

Chris began his role as Vice President of Hospitality on June 9. Chris has a degree from Purdue University in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management and a strong sales, business development, finance, and hospitality background. His career includes extensive leadership at hotels and restaurants in other parts of the country before settling in Indianapolis, where he was Area Director of Sales and Marketing at Omni Hotels, followed by five years as General Manager of St. Elmo Steak House, and time as General Manager at Le Meridien Hotel.


Chris Hawley – Maintenance (effective 2/13/2023)

Chris began his role as Maintenance on February 13. He brings a wealth of experience to his role, including former experience as a US Navy Flight Deck GSE Troubleshooter and an additional eleven years with NIPSCO as a Corrosion Engineer and Mechanical Equipment Operator — Honeywell thanks Chris for his military service.


Christy Tomson – Accounting & Human Resources Administrator (effective 2/6/2023)

Christy began her role as Accounting & Human Resources Administrator on February 6. She brings years of experience in accounting and administrative roles and also has teaching experience.


Jessica Bott – Communications Manager (effective 12/28/2022)

Jessica began her role as Communications Manager on December 28, 2022. She’s held the role of Business Analyst for five years and gained valuable experience in marketing-related internships before joining the team. Jessica received her degree from Butler University in Marketing with a Minor in Strategic Communication.

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