News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 18, 2012

Burks chosen to head Hamilton Center

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Mel Burks has been named the new chief executive officer of Hamilton Center Inc.

The Hamilton Center board chose Burks over two other finalists at a 6 p.m. meeting. While Burks has been selected, he will not officially take over the position until his contract has been finalized.

Burks, employed by Hamilton Center for 32 years, has been serving as interim CEO since September. He has held a number of positions, most recently as executive director of administrative services since 2004.

Burks became interim CEO Sept. 22 with the illness, and subsequent death, of former CEO Galen Goode, who served in that role for 22 years.