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Debbie Mace

Cardinal Health System

Executive Profiles                

Gary Watson, President & CEO

Gary brings over twenty years of experience in executive leadership to his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Elite Services, Inc. His primary responsibilities include developing, integrating and stewarding Eliteís strategic direction. Gary also oversees corporate management, financial operations, and plays an active role in client relations. 

Hired on as Eliteís very first employee in 1980, Gary spent eight years as VP of Sales prior to becoming the companyís Chief Executive and majority stockholder in 1990. Before his time at Elite, Gary held several sales-related positions with the Burroughs Corporation.

Gary received a BBA in Marketing from Eastern Kentucky University. He currently lives in Muncie, Indiana and enjoys biking, golf, home improvement projects and spending time with his five grandchildren.  You can follow him on Twitter @gwatson18.

Brad Matheny, VP of Business Development

A multi-time recipient of Eliteís Presidentsí Club Award for sales excellence, Brad puts twenty-plus years of sales and marketing experience to work in his role as VP of Business Development at Elite. His primary responsibilities include leading Eliteís customer service and account management teams, working with senior-level accounts, and developing and implementing strategy within Eliteís Print Solutions group.

Brad has been an Elite employee for nearly thirty years, begining as a staff member in the companyís warehouse facility before graduating to several sales-related roles.  He holds a bachelorís degree in Finance and Insurance from Ball State University.

In his free time, Brad serves on the Board of Trustees for several Delaware County-area churches and enjoys staying active with tennis, golf and jogging. 

Clayton Kelly, VP of Health Solutions

As VP of Health Solutions, Clayton is tasked with implementing strategy, managing day-to-day operations and building relationships with key accounts within Eliteís Health Solutions division.

Prior to his current position, Clayton served as a Business Communications Consultant at Elite for eight years.  He also has over a decade of experience working in patient financial systems as a Billing and Receivables Manager for St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Clayton holds a bachelorís degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and a masterís degree in Project Management from ITT Technical Institute.  

In his free time, Clayton is a Cub Scout Den leader and enjoys distance running, gardening and cooking. 

Thomas Simpson, VP & COO

An Elite employee since 2008, Tom is currently tasked with overseeing daily operations within the Elite family of companies.  That includes working with senior management to set goals, cast vision and execute strategic planning, as well as ensuring that our customers have the tools they need to meet their business communication goals.

Prior to his time with Elite, Tom worked as the COO at Rutter Communications.  He also has held executive positions at First Merchants Corporation, WERK/Hometown Broadcasting and TDS Communications.

Tom is a recipient of the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award and was a past Distinguished President of the Muncie Noon Optimists Club.  He is currently a member of the Yorktown School Board and Indiana Business College Advisory Board, and is acting Board President for ABC of Delaware County.  In his free time, Tom is the Public Address Announcer for Ball State Menís Basketball and enjoys golf, competition BBQ, craft beer and Ball State Athletics.

Tom earned his undergraduate degree in Marketing from Ball State University.  He currently resides in Muncie, Indiana with his wife and three children.  You can follow Tom on Twitter @Tsimpson1959.

Brian Watson, VP of Communications

In his role as VP of Communications, Brian oversees Eliteís lead generation, client acquisition and retention, and corporate branding strategy. 

An Elite employee for nearly a decade, Brian has previously held several positions in the organizationís marketing department.

Brian received his undergraduate degree in Marketing from Ball State University and was the 2002 recipient of the Marketing Student of the Year award.  He is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta and Beta Gamma Sigma international academic achievement honor societies.

Brian is a resident of Fishers, Indiana and enjoys reading, collecting music and playing pick-up-basketball. He also takes a keen rooting interest in a number of Indiana-based professional and collegiate sports teams. You can follow Brian on Twitter @EliteMktr.

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