News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 27, 2013

On the Move: Jan. 27, 2013


The Tribune-Star

---- — Christopher M. Newlin has joined Prudential Newlin Johnson Co. according to an announcement by John S. Newlin, president of the company.

Newlin serves as maintenance supervisor for Newlin Johnson. He has obtained the real estate sales person license and also will be involved in real estate sales and property management.

Newlin is a 2006 graduate of Indiana University, majoring in public affairs and minoring in business administration and criminal justice. Chris had been with Bridgestone Firestone since his graduation from Indiana University. He managed retail store operations for Bridgestone Firestone in Bloomington, Indianapolis and Lafayette. His last position was as regional supervisor for 10 retail outlets of Bridgestone Firestone in the western Chicago suburbs.

Newlin Johnson Co. has served the Terre Haute area in real estate sales, real estate development, real estate property management, real estate appraisals, and insurance since 1932.

Newlin is the great-grandson of Charles C. Newlin, the founder of the company.

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Greene County resident Frank Littlejohn is the new Wabash Valley Correctional Facility assistant superintendent of operations.

Wabash superintendent Dick Brown said Littlejohn brings more than 16 years of solid experience as an officer, sergeant, lieutenant and correctional police officer (Wabash CPO Commander) to his new assignment. Littlejohn has served as an assistant shift supervisor, housing lieutenant over two segregation units and been a member of the WVCF Emergency Squad.

Brown said Littlejohn has been an Internal Affairs investigator since 2006 and has extensive security threat group (gang activity) knowledge. Littlejohn graduated from the first Indiana Department of Correction Correctional Police Officer Academy in 2010.

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Richard Kennel, Ph.D., of Associated Psychologists in Terre Haute, was recently appointed as the new coordinator of the American Psychological Association’s Disaster Response Network for the state of Indiana.

DRN is a nationwide association of licensed psychologists specially trained to respond to mental health issues following natural or man-made disasters. Over the last 20 years, the APA has had a memorandum of understanding with American Red Cross to provide mental health services in areas affected by disasters. All DRN members take Red Cross Disaster Mental Health classes and work under the auspices of the American Red Cross while deployed on a disaster relief operation.

In his role as state coordinator, Kennel will be responsible for recruiting volunteer psychologists and facilitating Red Cross Disaster Mental Health training for all volunteers. Kennel currently serves as a Disaster Mental Health volunteer with the Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter Disaster Action Team. He has also been deployed at the national level, serving in Montana last summer in response to the devastating wildfires.