Board of Directors

 

 

William A. Browne, Jr., Chair

William (Bill) Browne, Jr., is the president and founding principal of RATIO Architects. Since establishing RATIO more than 30 years ago, Bill has led the expansion of the firm to four studio locations in Indianapolis, Chicago, Illinois, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Champaign, Illinois, a growing national body of expertise, and an international presence with work in Korea, China and Malaysia. Many of the firm’s most significant projects are located close to its home state of Indiana, including the expansion of the NCAA Headquarters, the Big Ten Conference Headquarters, the Indiana Convention Center, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Notre Dame Stadium Master Plan, numerous higher education facilities, and of course, the Indiana State Museum.

Bill is an active member of the Indianapolis community, currently serving as president of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission. Bill also is involved with the White River State Park Commission, the Marian University Cycling Advisory Board, the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, the American Institute of Architects and Indiana Landmarks. He was a member of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee.

 

 

Andrew Dahlem, Ph.D., Vice-Chair

Andrew Dahlem, Ph.D. is retired from Eli Lilly and Company, where he served as vice president of research and development with a demonstrated history of success in the pharmaceutical industry. He is a strong scientific and operations professional skilled in research and development strategy, drug development, due diligence, portfolio enablement, competitive intelligence, clinical trial design, toxicology and drug metabolism. He is an excellent mentor and coach to key talent and has strong team building skills.

 

 

Andrew Briggs, Treasurer

Andrew Briggs is the president and chief executive officer of the Bank of Geneva. He is the fifth-generation member of his family to serve as president of the bank. He has 40 years of banking experience and has been serving in his current position since 1994. He is past president of the Geneva Town Council and past treasurer of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. In addition to serving as the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites board treasurer, Andrew is active as the Bank of Geneva chairman, Limberlost Bancshares Inc. chairman, Limberlost State Historic Site corporate secretary, Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority director and Adams Public Library System treasurer. He also has served on the board of the Indiana Bankers Association as northeast region director and second vice chair, and he is a member of the IBA Forty Year Club.

 

 

Liz Witte, Secretary

Liz Witte serves as the vice president of planning & corporate development at Vectren Corporation. During her 20+ years with Vectren, Liz has served in finance, investment and strategic planning roles in both the regulated and nonregulated parts of the company.

 

 

Gregory L. Pemberton, Past Chair

Gregory Pemberton is a retired partner from Ice Miller LLP, where his practice primarily concentrated in corporate representation of all categories of health care providers and tax-exempt organizations. He frequently speaks and writes on the topics of health care regulations and transactions, as well as corporate and tax aspects of Indiana nonprofit corporations. One of Gregory's most important professional achievements arise from his more than 20 years of service in the leadership of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. He served on the Governing Council for six years followed by service as the secretary, vice chair, chair-elect and then chair of the Section. Gregory served as a member of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates for nine years representing the Section.

 

Cathy Ferree, President & CEO, Ex Officio

Cathy Ferree was named president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites on May 1, 2017. She joined the museum from Conner Prairie, where she served as the vice president and chief operating officer, overseeing facilities, programming, education, exhibits and more. She served as the primary investigator on a $2.3 million dollar National Science Foundation Grant. Prior to her work at Conner Prairie, Cathy served as the associate vice president of exhibits at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where she secured a significant sponsorship from Delta Faucet for the “Bob the Builder” exhibit, among other achievements. Before joining The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Ferree served as a founding member of staff for The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Ferree has more than 30 years of experience in the museum industry. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University.

 

 

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and continued his medical education at Indiana University. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Fort Bragg and subsequently became an academic cardiologist. After moving into the corporate world, he became CEO of several companies in communications and database management. Subsequently, he co-founded TL Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on high technology investments. Gary has held numerous positions in the nonprofit sector, including directorships in the Franklin Institute, Indiana University Foundation (IUF), Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation and served as chair of the IUF Investment committee. He has also served on the IU Advisory Boards of the Kelley School of Business, the School of Informatics and Computer Engineering, the Jacobs School of Music (chair) and the Center for Constitutional Democracy (chair). He is married to his wife, Kathy. They have five children and live in Brown County.

 

 

Stefan S. Anderson

Stefan (Steve) Anderson is the retired CEO and chairman of First Merchants Corporation where he served for 25 years. A former board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, he was one of the founders of the Muncie Community Foundation and currently serves as chair of the George and Frances Ball Foundation and the Crossroads of America BSA Foundation. A past chair and life trustee of The Indiana Nature Conservancy and of the Ball State University Foundation, he currently serves as treasurer of the IU Health/BMH Foundation.

 

 

Myra Borshoff

Myra Borshoff is founder and CEO of MB Communications LLC, a crisis communications firm. She served as founder and principal of Borshoff, an Indianapolis-based integrated communications firm providing public relations, marketing and advertising services, from 1984 to 2015. She is accredited by Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

 

 

Linda Conti

Linda Conti serves as the senior vice president and wealth advisor of Noyes Financial Group. She acts as team leader for successful individuals and families who seek to focus and manage their financial lives. As a three-time winner of Indianapolis Monthly's Top Wealth Managers, Linda assists her clients with all aspects of their financial security: asset, liability, risk and transition management. Her strength is listening to clients’ goals, concerns and needs, and matching them to experts who can help, whether it is with tax or legal issues or with paying their bills. Linda also has 14 years of industry experience at Merrill Lynch, A.G. Edwards and Wachovia.

 

 

Perry Hines

Perry is a retired marketing executive with more than 27 years of cross-sector experience with Fortune 500 companies, such as Target, General Mills, Safeco, Pfizer, Lincoln Financial Group and Irwin Financial Corp. In his free time, he enjoys golf, mentoring inner-city youth and community civic volunteering.

 

 

Nancy Jordan

Nancy Jordan is senior vice president of Individual Annuity Operations at Lincoln Financial Group, and a member of the company’s Corporate Leadership Group. Nancy and her team are responsible for issuing, providing post-sale service and retaining Lincoln’s variable and fixed annuity products. She is professionally affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana CPA Society and the Financial Executives International. She is also actively involved in a number of industry groups and advisory boards. Active in community affairs, Nancy is Lincoln’s site leader for the Fort Wayne operations. She is on the board of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and its insurance economic development cluster. She is a board member for Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and a member of its Downtown Development Committee.

 

 

Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen is a partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun where she focuses her practice on insurance coverage for policyholders and complex environmental and commercial litigation. She also handles transactions involving environmentally impacted real estate for both buyers and sellers. Thao represents companies from Fortune 100 to small, family-owned enterprises. She is a past chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. She has served on the board of governors of the St. Joseph County Bar Association and was chair of the Pro Bono Committee for many years.

 

 

Maclyn (Mac) Parker

Maclyn “Mac” Parker is a graduate of DePauw University and an inductee into its Athletic Hall of Fame. He received a law degree at the University of Michigan, also attended the University of London and received an honorary doctorate degree from Purdue University.

Mac served in the U.S. Naval Air for four years in the South Pacific. He currently is president of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Board of Trustees andthe Downtown Development Trust.He also serves on the boards of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and the Northeast Indiana Foundation. He previously served as president of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce for two terms and currently is a member of the State Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board. Mac practiced law in Fort Wayne for over 50 years with the firm Baker Daniels, now Faegre Baker Daniels.

 

 

Robert Risk

Robert “Bob” Risk has 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He is an established and often-quoted subject matter expert in group insurance trade publications and a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars. As senior vice president of Lincoln Financial Group, Bob is responsible for the development and execution of the sales goals and strategies to support Lincoln's group insurance products, as well as ensuring the growth and profitability of Lincoln's group benefits business. He oversees a leadership team that includes five vice presidents of distribution and their respective sales teams.

 

 

Kathy Roudebush

A native of Central Indiana, Kathy Roudebush has lived in Fort Wayne for more than 30 years. Kathy has practiced law for three decades with a focus on civil litigation. She was a co-founder of the Allen County Bar Association’s Women’s Section, served on the Character and Fitness and Nominating Committees of the Indiana State Bar Association, and served on the board and many committees of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. She has served as a community volunteer on many boards of directors, including Jr. League, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Ballet, Friends of the Parks, Allen County SPCA, Super Shot (children’s no cost vaccine clinics) and others, where she most often works in the areas of governance, strategic planning, leadership, and fund development. She provides workshops to many organizations on these topics as well.

 

 

Alice Schloss

Alice Kingsbury Schloss is an Indianapolis native who has lived in Indianapolis most of her life. She also lived briefly in Newburgh during childhood, Massachusetts while attending Mount Holyoke College, Chicago as an intern for Red Cross’ Service to Military Families and Philadelphia for graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. She and her husband Bob returned to Indianapolis in 1965 where they raised their two sons and a daughter. Though she received a Master of Social Work (MSW)from IU School of Social Service, Alice has made a career of volunteer service in educational, cultural, medical and social issue organizations. Though no longer an activist, she supports such not-for-profits as a board member and philanthropist. Current board memberships other than the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites include the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the International Violin Competition, Herron School of Art and Design Advisory Board, and Eskenazi Health Foundation. 

 

 

Roland Shelton

Roland Shelton is a management professional with more than 20 years of expertise in leadership and managing areas of manufacturing, higher education and sales. Currently, as vice president and senior business development officer with Old National Bank, Roland oversees growth opportunities in the Terre Haute and Indianapolis markets. He is an inspirational leader who tells stories that inspire action while at the same time is grounded in servant leadership. He is respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic financing partners for ONB, and promoting diversity and inclusion. Previously, as senior executive with several university fundraising divisions, Roland helped develop and implement comprehensive campaign strategies totaling more than $200 million. He helped launch two of General Motors most iconic brands - the Chevrolet Corvette C6 and Cadillac EXR convertible roster - and went on to manage a division of 1,300 employees at the Kansas City Fairfax Manufacturing Plant. Roland is married to Renee Shelton and they have two children, Braxton and Bentley.

 

 

Judy Singleton

Judy Singleton, from Indianapolis, is a seventh-generation Hoosier with a deep interest in Indiana history. The author of two books on Indiana’s Trailblazing Women, Judy also is a businesswoman and community volunteer. In 1986, she co-founded Singleton Associates, a commercial real estate investment company. In 1990, she co-founded the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, a program to develop women political and government leaders now with over 1,500 graduates nationwide. Named to an early list of “Most Influential Women” by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Judy serves on the board of the Lugar Series and has served on the boards of the Indiana Commission for Women, Girls Inc., Indiana Women’s Archives, the Indiana 4-H Foundation and the Purdue HSS Alumni Association. She received the Indiana Woman of Achievement Award from Ball State, the Hoosier Torchbearer Award from the Indiana Commission for Women, and was inducted into the Carmel High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

 

 

Gregg Summerville

Gregg Summerville resides in Columbus. He began his career in the investment management business in the trust department of Mellon Bank in 1972. He has served in a variety of capacities in the investment business over the past 50 years culminating with the creation of a family office, Tecumseh Capital Partners, in 2006. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts and an Master of Business Administration from Indiana University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has served on the board of directors of a variety of companies both public and private during his career. He has two adult children and two grandchildren.

 

 

Mary Walker

Mary Walker is the executive director of the Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau Inc., serving in that role since 1981. In addition to the Indiana State Museum, she is a board member for the Indiana University East Board of Advisors and Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce (WCACC). She also is a member of numerous community organizations.

 

 

John Wechsler

John has founded, co-founded or served in C-level roles in several high-growth and venture-backed startups including Formstack, Formspring, DeveloperTown, Vontoo, Wishoo and beenz. In 2012, John founded Launch Fishers, a 52,000-square-foot launch pad for start-ups and high-potential enterprises with the goal of being a catalyst for economic development. In 2014, John founded the statewide entrepreneurial mentorship initiative Launch Indiana, andhe continues to serve as an active advisor to entrepreneurs and startup teams. In 2017, John founded The Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers, a 24,000-square-foot innovation and commercialization hub for Internet of Things-related enterprises. John has been a lifetime volunteer with community and nonprofit organizations and currently serves on the board of directors of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, where he co-chairs the Technology & Innovation Council. John also served in the U.S. Army, where he learned the art of rappelling from helicopters as an Air Assault-Qualified Combat Engineer in the First Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

 

 

Robin Winston

A native of Washington, Pennsylvania, Robin Winston is a graduate of the University of Louisville. Now a successful businessman in Indianapolis, he runs one the largest minority-owned government-affairs, community-relations and public-outreach firms in the nation. Robin is a life member of the NAACP and a member of the Dean’s Council of the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts. In addition, he is a political analyst for WTHR. In 2008, he worked with the Obama for President staff on the General Election campaign. His firm provided office space for the GOTV, field and legal components of the campaign. He was selected as a member of the Presidential Electoral College.