Board of Trustees

Robert N. "Bob" Postlethwait

 Bob PostlethwaitPersonal Information

  • Spouse: Kathleen D. "Kathi" Postlethwait M.S. '74
  • Children: Caitlin, Director of Volo Non Valeo Foundation, Inc.; Megan L. Gonzalez-Piriz, Director of Volo Non Valeo Foundation, Inc.


  • B.S., Purdue University, 1970
  • M.B.A, Butler University, 1974
  • A.M.P. Harvard University, 1988

Current Profession

  • Chief Executive Officer, AgeneBio Inc.
  • Executive Partner for Cardinal Equity Partners
  • Vice President of Volo Non Valeo Foundation, Inc.

Past Professional Activities

  • Retired President, Eli Lilly and Company's Neuroscience Product Group
  • Joined Eli Lilly in 1970 as a staff engineer. In 1973 became a project engineer in Brazil for Eli Lilly International Corporation. Returned to Indianapolis in 1979 as the marketing advisor for Elanco Products Company, a Lilly division, for Latin America. In 1980 named Director of agricultural chemical marketing for Lilly International in Florence, Italy. Named General Manager of the Lilly affiliate in Argentina in 1985 and Executive Director of Engineering in 1988. In 1992 was named Area Vice President of Lilly International (Western Europe). A year later became Vice President of Global Central Nervous System Planning.

Current Civic/Board Activities

  • Butler University Board of Trustees
  • Butler Business Accelerator Advisory Panel
  • Board of Directors for AgeneBio Inc.
  • Member, National Advisory Board for TeenScreen at Columbia University Medical School

Past Civic/Board Activities

  • Member, Indiana Affiliate Branding Task Force, NAMI
  • Member, Advisory Council for the National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • External Advisory Board Member for Indiana University School of Medicine's department of psychiatry
  • Board of Directors of the National Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
  • Commissioner on the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
  • Past Vice President of the Eagle Creek Park Foundation,
  • Past President of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Indianapolis,
  • Served on the board of the Indiana Red Cross
  • Chairman of Families Reaching for Rainbows



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