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USI Business Development Team

Shari Hinds


Shari Hinds

Business Development Representative  

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Joining USI as a Business Development Representative, Shari assists Indiana cities, towns, counties, and state agencies by tailoring professional services ensuring future objectives. Her 25 years of experience in public relations and customer service includes developing and maintaining contracts and business documents for clients, creating successful teams for capital improvement projects, providing in-depth support, and serving as a client liaison.


Having over two decades of experience in the Architectural/Engineering industry, Shari gathered municipal needs from mayors, county commissioners, statewide engineers, board members, and public works divisions. She pulls together resourceful project teams to create success stories for Indiana communities and continues to actively generate new client contacts. Shari makes herself available to existing and new clientele to ensure quality service on each and every project.

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Ben Beer

Ben Beer

Business Development Representative

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Mr. Beer joined USI as a business development representative and has two decades of technical sales experience. Having worked with technological companies such as Texas Instruments and Sensata Technologies, Ben possesses the knowledge and expertise in client needs analysis and small to large territory financial gains.

Being the primary USI contact for clients in Northern Indiana, Ben has developed this area into a multi-million dollar territory since 2009.


Ben stays current on industry trends, bridge inspection standards, and overall INDOT LPA processes so that our clients have a competent liaison to interact with on a day-to-day basis.

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Becki Wise

Becki Wise

Business Development Representative

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Becki serves our USI team as a Business Development Representative with a focus on Counties, Cities and Towns. She has been involved in county government for over 20 years and brings her cheerful attitude and tireless work ethic to our clients.

Prior to working at USI, Ms. Wise spent seven years as the Public Relations Representative for Hamilton County.


Her knowledge of the inner workings of county government through this position gives Becki a unique perspective when talking with County Commissioners, and other local officials who deal with public grievances. After Hamilton County, Becki spent three years in the consulting engineering business as a business development representative. She continues to use her vast experience helping clients solve the infrastructure problems they are confronted with.

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Derek Towle

Derek Towle

Business Development Representative

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Mr. Towle recently joined the USI Business Development Team and serves as a primary contact for East Central Indiana. Derek has worked for the City of Greenfield Police Department since 1990 and has held every rank for the department from patrolman to current rank of Major/Deputy Chief. Derek serves as the Commander of the Hancock County Joint Tactical Team, Commander of the Hancock County Fatal Crash Team, City of Greenfield’s Traffic Safety Officer, Crash Reconstructionist, Certified Police Instructor, Dive team member, Honor Guard member and Quartermaster for the department.

In addition, Mr. Towle served as the District 2 Hancock County Commissioner from 2006 to 2014. He functioned as the president of the Hancock County Board of Commissioners for four of the eight years he was in office. Derek brings a wealth of knowledge and County experience to our USI team.