Meet the Board


Bruce Campagna, BC-HIS, BSSW


Bruce Campagna has been a member of the International Hearing Society for 27 years and has been Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences since 1988 and has been a member of the Indiana Hearing Aid Alliance since 1999. Bruce credits his interest in helping people with hearing loss to his college experience at Rochester Institute of Technology, which is an NTID (National Technical Institute for the Deaf) campus. Graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work, Bruce became accustomed to hearing loss and hearing aids while at RIT because all of his classes had sign language interpreters and many hearing impaired students lived in the dorms. This exposure to hearing aids and how they helped those with hearing loss inspired Bruce to join Miracle-Ear in 1984. Moving to Newburgh, IN from Herkimer, NY in1988, Bruce opened the first Miracle-Ear office in Evansville, IN and is now a Franchisee with 12 Full Time offices in SW Indiana, W. Kentucky and S. Illinois. He now resides in Santa Claus, Indiana with his wife LuAnn.

Contact:  812.480.5302   |

Michael Schantz, BC-HIS

Past President

Michael has been a member of the International Hearing Society since 1989. He is board certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Michael has lived his entire life in the Linton, Indiana area. He attended Indiana State University and has been in the hearing healthcare field for more than 30 years. Michael has also owned his own practice in Linton, Indiana for 28 years. He is a member of the Starkey Hearing Alliance.

Contact:  812.847.4034  |







David J. Keenan

Vice President

Having worked in both traditional and big box hearing centers, David Keenan reached the conclusion that he could help more people "hear again" if he ran his own operation. After studying consumer and technology trends, he developed a new, low-overhead business model that focused on patients and practitioners, while doing away with corporate overhead. Partnering with licensed dispensers, they have opened offices in Indiana and Michigan and intend to continue expanding when the right partners are found. Originally from New Hampshire, David earned his degree from Keene State College. He was elected to the Marlborough NH School Board and served as Treasurer of SAU 29. Keenan has held several management positions in Sales and Marketing and served as Executive Director for both regional and national business associations.

Contact:  574.387.4215  |





Craig Fisher


Bio coming soon.

Contact:  574.527.3169  |






Ryan Anderson


Bio coming soon.

Contact:  765.777.2260  |






Susan Waite, BC-HIS

IHS Territory Governor


Susan Waite has been involved in the hearing healthcare profession for 23 years. She has been a member of the International Hearing Society since 1994 and is the IHS Governor for the Central East Territory. Susan is also a past president of the Michigan Alliance of Hearing Care Professionals. She began her career as a receptionist for Beltone Hearing Aid Center in Jackson, Michigan. Soon after, she started training under audiologist Roger Smith and began her career as a hearing instrument specialist. Susan Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. She and her husband, Tim, have owned their own Beltone practice since 1996.





Karin Schmidt, BC-HIS

Board Member

Karin has been a member of the International Hearing Society since 2007. She is Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Karin attended Vincennes University and Indiana State University. She has been in the hearing health care field for more than 10 years and has owned her own practice since 2013. Karin is also a member of the Starkey Hearing Alliance.

Contact:  812.882.2075  |


Michele Bennington

Board Member

Michele was born and raised in Northeast Indiana and currently resides in Leo, Indiana. She has been in the hearing industry for 5+ years. She is a licensed hearing instrument provider currently working with Miracle-Ear in Northeast Indiana. She is a proud member of IHAA and IHS.

Contact:  260.443.6626  |




Frank T. Short


Frank T. Short is President and Majority Owner of Short Strategy Group, Inc. With over 25 years of lobbying experience, he has devoted his practice to several key issues including retail, commerce, insurance, state government, and gaming. His clients have included state agencies, local government units, trade associations, Indiana corporations, public utilities, multinational companies, and gaming organizations. His career is distinguished by his extensive experience as an entrepreneur, manager, negotiator, elected public official, and advocate for numerous nonprofit and civic organizations.

Contact:  317.917.0800  |



Michael J. Solari

Michael Solari is the Vice President and an equity partner of Short Strategy Group, Inc. His expertise in legislative lobbying and advocacy at the state level has earned him a reputation as one of the most trusted voices in the Indiana Statehouse. He advocates on behalf of clients in industries that include public safety, insurance, finance, tourism, automotive services, gaming, and alcohol. He also consults with clients who want to do business with the State of Indiana and local governments around the state.

Contact:  317.917.0800  |