Released June 21, 2021

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Adds Two New Board Members

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has added two new members to its board of directors, Angila Retherford and Jordan Gathers.

Retherford is the vice president, environmental and corporate responsibility, for CenterPoint Energy Inc. She is responsible for CenterPoint’s environmental and sustainability programs, leading a team of 28 environmental professionals in CenterPoint’s Houston, Minneapolis and Evansville offices.

Prior to joining the utility in 2001, Retherford was senior bureau counsel, Bureau of Mine Reclamation, for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and a deputy attorney general for the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, where she represented the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in environmental litigation.

Retherford grew up in Greenwood and is a graduate of Indiana University and University of Denver College of Law. She lives on a small farm in Posey County with her husband and two daughters.

Gathers was a Butler University basketball player in 2015-16 as a graduate student and earned his MBA with a specialization in healthcare administration. He has worked with IU Health at both Methodist and University hospitals. He currently serves the city of South Bend as its deputy chief of staff.

Retherford and Gathers will join for three-year terms beginning with the September board meeting. They replace Alice Schloss and Stefan Anderson, who have moved to advisory member status, along with Greg Pemberton.

Headshots can be found here.