News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 22, 2012

On the move: Dec. 23, 2012

Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — On Dec. 17, Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell announced the promotion of First Sergeant Scotty D. Stockton to the rank of lieutenant, where he will serve as Commander of the Drug Enforcement Section. He received this promotion through written testing and a competitive interview process.

As the commander, Stockton’s primary responsibility is to direct the activities of personnel assigned to the Drug Enforcement Section and perform administrative and staff actions required to properly coordinate and supervise the DES operations, including but not limited to, supervision of all drug investigations, division planning, budgeting, grant writing and training.

Lt. Stockton is a 26-year veteran of the department having graduated from the Indiana Recruit School in 1986 and initially assigned to the former Connersville Post in east-central Indiana.

In 1993 Stockton transferred to the ISP Major Drug Section and was assigned to highway interdiction. In 1994 he accepted a position as an undercover detective within the ISP and worked closely with the federal agencies U.S. Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

Stockton was promoted to sergeant in 2001 in the ISP White Collar Crime Unit investigating financial and public corruption crimes throughout Indiana. Then in 2009, he was promoted to first sergeant of the ISP Special Investigations Section supervising Auto Theft, Child Crimes, Cyber Crimes and White Collar Crimes until his promotion to his current rank of lieutenant.

During his tenure Lt. Stockton has been a visiting instructor with the National White Collar Crime Center and has lectured in Hawaii, Texas, Maine and New Mexico on interviewing techniques.

A Putnam County native, Stockton graduated from North Putnam High School and holds Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement degrees from Vincennes University and Concordia University, summa cum laude.

His wife of 27 years is a tenured professor at DePauw University. Stockton believes Putnam County is home to some of the nation’s best state, county and municipal police officers and emergency personnel. Stockton and his wife reside in Putnam County.


Ivy Tech Community College has appointed Christopher A. Ruhl to serve as the College’s General Counsel.  He replaces Susan Brooks, former Senior Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development/General Counsel for Ivy Tech Community College, who recently won her bid for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District and will leave her duties at Ivy Tech.

Ruhl has served as the college’s Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer since February 2012.  The responsibilities of General Counsel will be in addition to his current responsibilities.

Prior to his career at Ivy Tech, Ruhl most recently served as the Director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  In that role he was the chief state fiscal officer responsible for the articulation, development and execution of the Governor’s fiscal management policies and procedures.  Prior to his role as Director of the Indiana OMB, Ruhl served for three years as the Director of the Indiana State Budget Agency.  Before that, Ruhl served as Policy Director and General Counsel for the Indiana OMB for two years.

Prior to assuming his responsibilities in the administration, Ruhl practiced in the area of state and local tax law with the law firm of Baker & Daniels LLP in Indianapolis where he assisted multi-national corporations and small businesses in tax planning and representation before state and local taxing authorities.

Ruhl holds a degree in finance from the Broad School of Business at Michigan State University and a law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, cum laude.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.


Vince Milnes of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently received a promotion to the position of regional leader for the west-central Indiana region. Milnes will now be responsible for the firm's branch offices in this region while continuing to help the people of his community with their investment needs.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work.

The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisers work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.

In January 2012, for the 13th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by Fortune magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall and No. 3 in large size companies.

These 13 Fortune rankings include top 10 finishes for nine years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. Fortune and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones.

Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at, and its recruiting website is