Kimball International names new officer

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JASPER — Kimball International Inc. has announced the promotion and appointment of Julia Heitz-Cassidy to the position of vice president, deputy general counsel.

In her new role, Heitz-Cassidy will continue with her responsibility for the overall operations of Kimball’s legal group, as well as provide strategic thought leadership, advice and counseling to Kimball International’s executive management.

“Julie has earned this opportunity through her personal education, work experiences and track record of performance,” John Kahle, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Kimball International, said. “She is not only an outstanding attorney but will also bring a deep understanding of our business, a sharp analytical mind and a personal commitment to excellence to this position.”

“The importance of experienced legal counsel combined with business acumen and understanding in the fast-paced global business environment cannot be overstated,” Kimball President and CEO Jim Thyen added.

Heitz-Cassidy joined Kimball’s corporate legal department in 1996 as an associate corporate counsel and has served in various roles of increasing responsibilities.

She earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University of Kentucky in 1988 and obtained her law degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1991. She has completed postgraduate work in executive education and Master of Business Administration courses through IU’s Kelley School of Business.

She, her husband, Chris, and their family reside in Jasper.

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