Board of Trustees

group of 29 men and women in business clothing posed in chairs and standing, with Butler live mascot bulldog

The Butler University Board of Trustees, comprised of alumni, community and corporate leaders, meets three times a year. The Trustees are charged with fiscal and strategic oversight and governance of Butler University.

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Spouse: Sarah MBA ’90
Children: Amy, Meredith, Matt

Associate Degree, Robert Morris University
BS, Butler University, 1971
MBA, Butler University, 1978

Executive Vice President, Wellpoint (Retired, 1/2007)
CEO & President, Wellpoint Central Region (Retired, 1/2007)

Board of Trustees, Butler University
Board of Visitors, Kelley School of Business
Board of Trustees, University High School
Board of Governors, Orchard School
Board of Advisors, Regions Bank
Board of Directors, Wellness Community

Chair, Orchard Trustees
Board, Indiana Prevention of Child Abuse
Board of Visitors, Andre B. Lacy School of Business, Butler University

Chartered Financial Analysts

Travel, recreational sports, reading, movies/plays

Spouse: Mary Bening
Children: P. Scott Bening, Jr. ’14, and William “Billy” Bening ’17

St. Lawrence University, 1981
University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994

President MBS2 Advisors, LLC

Inducted as a Fellow of The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana.
Honored by the 111th Congress of the United States by Congressman Peter Visclosky.

Member of Chicago’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Spouse: Leonard (Len)
Children: James Robert and Thomas Lee

BA, History with minor in Secondary Education, DePauw University, 1964

Community Leader

B’nai B’rith Woman of the Year
Community Service Award—Indianapolis Ambassadors
Hoosier Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award
Indiana Academy
Indianapolis Volunteer of the Year Award—United Way
John W. Heiney Award for Philanthropy
Stanley K. Lacy Community Service Award
Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series
Ursa Major Award—Alpha Phi Fraternity
Volunteer Fundraiser Award (National Society of Fundraising Exec., IN Chapter)
Woman of Distinction—Soroptimist International of Indianapolis

Board of Trustees, Butler University, Past Chair
Indiana Sports Corporation, Assistant Secretary of Board
Board of Directors:

  • Community Hospitals Inc.
  • Community Hospitals Network Board
  • United Way of Central Indiana
  • Indiana Chapter Nature Conservancy Trustee
  • Indiana State Museum Foundation
  • Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Trustee
  • Indianapolis Zoological Society
  • Citizens Gas Board of Trustees

Board of Directors:

  • Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana (Chairman)
  • Fine Arts Society
  • Indianapolis Chapter American Red Cross
  • Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, Member
  • Pax/Indianapolis, Vice President Volunteer Services
  • Junior League of Indianapolis, President
  • Community Hospitals Foundation, Inc.
  • Civic Theater
  • Visionary Enterprises, Inc.

Reading, history, and photography

President, Herff Jones

Spouse: Elaine Brenner (Miller) ‘94
Children: Caroline Brenner (Butler Class of 2022), Grace Brenner, John Michael Brenner, Lily Brenner

Butler University ’95—BA, Public and Corporate Communications; Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations, Cum Laude
Masters in Positive Organizational Design and Change Management, Case Western Reserve University, Class of 2021

Founder & CEO, FirstPerson
Co-Founder & CEO, Performance Lab

CoreSource, Benefit Consultant, 1995–1997

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors
Indy Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
National Advisory Board of Directors for NFP Benefits
The Oaks Academy, Board Emeritus

Aspire Indiana
Young Presidents’ Organization Board Member

Butler Bulldogs Basketball

Spouse: Jeremy Brost

BS Marketing, Lacy School of Business, Butler University, 2010

CEO of StarLifter

Habitat for Humanity All Women’s Build
Butler University Young Alumni Board
Indianapolis Zoo Council

BS, Pharmacy, Butler University, 1988

Associate Vice President, Diabetes Global Medical Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company

Newfields Board of Trustees
The Cabaret Board of Directors
Institute for Study Abroad Board of Directors

Newfields Board of Governors (Chair)
Giving Sum
Butler University Alumni Association (President)
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Board of Visitors
Nova Southeastern College of Pharmacy Advisory Board
Detroit Institute of Arts Board of Trustees
Michigan Opera Theater Young Professionals Board


Tonya L. Combs serves as Vice President and Deputy General Patent Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company, where she advises senior leaders on intellectual property strategy. She also leads a group of experienced patent attorneys. Combs earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2001, and a Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2006. She is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Association, who named her a Woman to Watch in January 2019. Combs is also an active member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, where she currently serves as the co-chair of the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Issues Committee. She currently serves on the board of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and is a member of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Board of Trustees.

Spouse: Cheri Dick
Children: Jeri L. Ballantine, Lawrence E. Dick, Tami S. Dick

Associate’s Degree from American Institute of Business, Des Moines, Iowa – 1950

Consultant, MH Equity Investors, LLC (retired)

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
National Underwriter Magazine Top Ten Insurance Executives of the Year
2000 Arti Award from Arts Council of Indianapolis

Board of Trustees Butler University
Board of Directors/Trustees:

  • Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc.
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, Past Chairman
  • Center for the Performing Arts, Past Chairman
  • Great American Songbook Foundation

Board of Directors/Trustees:

  • Salvation Army, Chairman
  • Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Chairman
  • Planned Parenthood of Indiana
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Treasurer
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre, Treasurer
  • Bosma Industry for the Blind
  • Community Foundation of Boone County
  • Educational CHOICE Charitable Trust
  • Junior Achievement
  • Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Past Chairman
  • 21st Century Charter School, Vice Chairman
  • Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation
  • Indiana Civil Liberties Union Foundation
  • Tech Point Foundation
  • Ivy Tech Central Indiana

Certified Public Accountant, Indiana

Family, theatre, music

Joseph G. Eaton is a Partner in the Litigation Department at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and Co-Chair of the firm’s Toxic Tort Practice Group. He has represented clients throughout the U.S. in chemical exposure product liability and commercial litigation matters. Eaton earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Butler in 1988. He served as President of the Sigma Nu fraternity and was a member of the Butler football team. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1991. Eaton was named to the Butler “50 Under 50” list and previously served on the Butler Alumni Association Board of Directors. He and his wife, Florie Theofanis Eaton ’88, received the Mortar Award from the Butler Alumni Association in 2019. Eaton previously served on the boards of the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation and Advisory Council, the Fishers-HSE Youth Football Board, and TigerONE. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Youth Mentoring Initiative and Launch Fishers.

Spouse: Maribeth Zay Fischer ’74
Children: Andrew, Katherine, Sarah, and James

BA, Zoology/Chemistry, Butler University, 1975
Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University, 1979
Internship, University of Washington, 1979–1980
Resident of Orthopedics, University of Washington, 1980–1984
Fellowship, Hand and Microsurgery, The Indiana Hand Center, 1985
Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery,  AO International, 1985
Fellowship, Hand and Microsurgery, Duke University, 1986

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the hand and upper extremity, Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center
Chairman, Hand Surgery Department, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis

Most outstanding male student award, Butler University, 1975
Chief Resident at University of Washington Hospital, 1983
Upjohn Clinical Practice & Humanitarian Award, Harborview Medical Center, 1984
Resident Selection Committee, University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics
Outstanding Clinical Faculty, Indiana University Department of Orthopaedics, 2004

Board of Trustees, Butler University
Team Physician, Butler University

Design committee, St. Monica’s Church
Strategic Planning Committee, Sycamore School
Hoosier Environmental Council
Indiana Department of Natural Resources Water & Resource Regulation

Board Member, December, 2000–2005

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Board of Visitors, Butler University

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Indiana State Medical Association
Indiana Orthopaedic Society, Active member, 7/91
St. Vincent’s Hand Society
Hoosier Safety Council
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Active member, 1993
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Active member, 9/27/93
American Orthopaedic Association, Active Member, June 2002
American Orthopaedic North America/American Orthopaedic International Hand Expert Group, 2005

Bicycling, canoe racing, camping, hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing

Spouse: Catherine (Eberspacher) Gahl ’00

Children: Kanoa and Kai

BA, Communications, Butler University

Executive Vice President, Visit Indy

Indiana Humanities Board of Directors
Newfields Board of Directors
Kennedy King Memorial Board of Directors

President & CEO, US Farathane

Kathy Martin Harrison is the owner and CEO of the Ed Martin Automotive Group, founded by her father in 1955. According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, the company is the largest Indianapolis-area woman-owned business. Previously, Martin Harrison owned Martin Realty and KAH Designs. She attended Indiana University and Franklin College before transferring to Butler and earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 1979. She is a member of Butler’s Board of Visitors and the LAS Dean’s Advisory Council. She is the Founder and past President of the Indy SurviveOars dragon boat racing team for breast cancer survivors. Martin Harrison was on the founding board of directors for the Ryan White Foundation in 1990. She was also on the founding committee who brought the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to Indianapolis in 1991. She has served on many community boards, including for the Junior League of Indianapolis, Indiana Sports Corporation, YWCA, Lawrence Township School Foundation, and the John Stewart Foundation.

Wife: Kristen
Daughter: Evelyn

BS, Biological Sciences and Spanish, Butler University, 2008
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2014
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2014
Pediatrics Residency, Harvard Medical School, 2017

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
Founder and Executive Director, The Impact Factory
Partner, Notley Ventures
Owner, Hoosier & Company

30 Under 30, Forbes Magazine
Presidential Leadership Scholar, Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush
Global Shaper, World Economic Forum
Child Advocacy Award, American Academy of Pediatrics
Alumni Achievement Award (2017), Butler University
Most Outstanding Student (2008), Butler University

Pediatrician, Dell Children’s Medical Center
Pediatrician, Boston Children’s Hospital
Pediatrician, Boston Medical Center
Pediatrician, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Pediatrician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Case Manager, Mental Health America

Board of Trustees, Butler University
Board of Trustees, Texas Health Institute
CoFounder and Board Chairman, StreetCred
CoFounder, Main Street Relief
CoFounder, Early Bird Fund
Food Security Working Group, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Council on Community Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics
Council on Early Childhood, American Academy of Pediatrics
Board of Advisors, CD Doyle Clinic, The University of Texas
Fellow, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger & Poverty
Mission Advancement Committee, United Way for Greater Austin
Texas Advisory Committee, US Global Leadership Coalition
Health Equity Leaders’ Roundtable, The White House
Board of Directors, Dollar For
Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations

CoFounder, Good Apple
Founder and Director, Be Haiti
Task Force on Childhood Poverty, Academic Pediatric Association
Disaster Relief, Medical Missions South Haiti
Consultant, Bread for the World Institute
Board of Advisors, Allow Good
Founder and Director, Power of Children
Medical Brigades, Timmy Global Health

Travel with Kristen, reading to Evelyn, Lady Bird Lake, United States History, improv comedy, golf at Rocky Ridge, and Butler Basketball

Spouse: Inga Bumbary-Langston

Degrees from the University of Iowa, City University of New York, and Harvard University

Principal, Langston Global Enterprises LLC, Des Moines, Iowa

National Director, U.S. Minority Business Development Agency
Vice President, Organizational and Administrative Management, EMCO Manufacturing
Director, Economic Development, Institute for Social and Economic Development
Director, National Markets, Principal Financial Group
Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation
Special Assistant, Office of Secretary, Congressional Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senate
Legislative Research Analyst, Iowa General Assembly

Iowa Literary Award
Ronald H. Brown Economic Development Prism Award,Minorities Magazine
Asian Business Strategic Thinker Award
National Diversity Gala Best Practice’s Government Leader Award

Global Entrepreneurship Initiative, United Negro College Fund Special Program Corporation, Senior Fellow
Villanova School of Business, Dean’s Advisory Council
Omega Psi Phi, fraternal member
Sigma Pi Phi, fraternal member
African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans, Past Chairman
Iowa Department of Transportation, State Commissioner
Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) conference at Mauritius (2002) and Senegal (2005), Delegate
American Council of Young Political Leaders, to West Germany, France, NATO, Belgium, Delegate
George Washington University Health Advisory Committee on Africa, Member

Personal Information

Spouse: Christie K. Love
Children: Brad, Katie, Patrick


B.S. Business Administration, Butler University, 1972

Current Profession

Founder of Bloomerang

Professional Experience

Founder and Former CEO, Bloomerang

Former Founder and CEO, eTapestry

Current Civic/Board Activities

For Profit Boards:

  • Bloomerang
  • Yearly
  • Civic Champs
  • Givebutter
  • Instrumentl
  • Givery

Non-Profit Boards:

  • Center for Sustainable Philanthropy
  • Butler University

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

For Profit:

  • Gravyty
  • eTapestry


  • Gleaners Food Bank
  • Conner Prairie Museum
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals


Tennis, golf, travel, and hiking

Spouse: Bill Stinson

BA, Liberal Arts & Sciences, French, Butler University, 1979, cum laude
JD, Indiana University School of Law, 1983, cum laude
Associate Editor of Indiana Law Review

U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana—appointed by President Barack Obama, June 2010

Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Indiana, 2007–2010
Judge, Marion Superior Court (Indianapolis), Criminal Division, 1995–2007
Associate Presiding Judge, Marion Superior Court, 2005–2006
Supervising Judge, Marion Superior Probation Department, 1997–2001
Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel for Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh, 1991-1995
Private law practice, Lewis and Wagner 1983-1990

Butler University Alumni Association, Robert Todd Duncan Alumnus Achievement Award, 2013
Indianapolis Bar Association, Paul H. Buchanan Award of Excellence, 2012
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2012
Named by to 500 Leading Judges in America, 2006
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Outstanding Judge, 2005
Indianapolis Bar Association Women in Law Division, Antoinette Dakin Leach Award, 2002
Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Judge of the Year, 2000
Indiana Judicial Center, Decade of Teaching Award

Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, adjunct faculty member, 1988–1995, 2000
National Institute for Advocacy, Mid-Central Trial Advocacy Workshop, team leader and faculty member, 1990–2016
Nottingham Law School and Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer (London), Advance Litigation LLM program faculty, 2001-2002
Seventh Circuit, Federal, Indiana, and Indianapolis bar associations, member
Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Distinguished Fellow
IBA Bar Leadership Series, member of steering committee, past chair and moderator
Indiana State Bar Association Federal Judiciary Committee, member and former chair
Indiana University School of Law In Indianapolis, Board of Visitors, member and past chair
Butler University College of Education, Board of Visitors, member
Phi Beta Kappa, Butler University, member

Sagamore Inn of Court, emeritus member
IBA Professionalism Committee, co-chair, 2007
IBA Pro Bono Committee, chair, 2005–2006
Indiana Judicial Conference, board of directors, member
Indiana Judges Association, board of managers, member, and Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, chair
Big Sisters of Central Indiana, board of directors, past president, and Community Advisory Board, member
Wishard Memorial Hospital Foundation, board of directors, past president

Mark Minner serves as President & Chief Strategy Officer for the Indianapolis-based consulting firm FirstPerson. He is also a co-founder and partner of The Performance Lab, which works with leaders to build and develop high-performing organizations. Since 2013, Minner has served as the play-by-play “Voice of the Butler Bulldogs” for men’s basketball broadcasts on the PNC Butler Radio Network. He has called other sporting events for Fox Sports and the Big East Digital Network, as well as NCAA championships for Turner Sports. Minner is a 2012 graduate of Butler, with dual degrees in both Marketing and Electronic Journalism. In 2019, Minner was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list. In 2016, he was awarded Employee Benefit Advisors’ “Rising Star in Advising” honor. In the community, Minner is an active member of the Penrod Society, has served on the executive committee for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” event, and is one of the founding board members of the non-profit organization Stay Positive.

President & CEO, Versiti

Personal Information

Spouse: Craig Myers


B.S. Arts Administration, Voice Principal, Butler University
M.B.A. International Management, University of London

Current Profession

Content Marketing Manager, Cutco Corporation
Independent Consultant for non-profit organizations

Professional Experience

More than 30 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and corporations in the areas of marketing, communications, branding, public relations, and fundraising both within the US and internationally.

Current Civic/Board Activities

Board of Trustees, Butler University
President, Butler University Alumni Association
Board of Directors (Secretary and Chair, Donor & Marketing Committee), Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Board of Directors, Olean Community Theatre
Development Committee, Canticle Farm
Board of Directors, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute
Volunteer, Pfeiffer Nature Center
Graduate 2013, Leadership Cattaraugus
Lasallian Leadership Institute
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Buffalo/Niagara Region


Travel, cooking, singing/performing, reading, working with rescue dogs, and hiking

Butler University BS, MS

President of the Tennessee Education Lottery

President of the World Lottery Association

President of the Illinois, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee Lotteries. In three of those four states, she led the start-up.

Founding Chair of the global Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership

Board member of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS, and Multi-State Lottery Association

Rebecca has served as President and/or Chair of all offices of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and the Multi-State Lottery Association, and she is a past President of A.I.L.E. She was one of the first inductees to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame and was awarded the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award by Public Gaming Research Institute.

Birthplace: Chandigarh, India
Spouse: Roop K. Sandhu
Children: Nirvair and Naveen

BS, Zoology & Physics, Butler University, 1987
MBA, University of Detroit, 1991

CEO, NYX, Inc.

Butler University “50 under 50”

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Michigan Minority Business Development Council Scholarship Committee
Butler University Board of Trustees

Tuck School of Business Minority Business Executive Program, Trustee

YPO (Young Presidents Organization)

Golf, skeet-shooting, reading, and travel

Spouse: Margaret (Meg) Schamp
Children: Henry, Lidia, Amelia

BS, Finance, Butler University, 1993

Partner/ITPA Midwest Regional Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Indianapolis

Board of Trustees, Butler University
Member, Lacy School of Business Board of Visitors
Member, Lacy School of Business Emerging Alumni Group

Member, Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class of XXXI.

Spouse: Diana Mutz

BS, Radio Television with minor in Business, Butler University, 1976
JD, Indiana University School of Law, 1983

President, Schrott Consulting

Butler University Cornerstone Society

Butler University Board of Trustees
Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (WFYI) Board of Directors

Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors
Board of Directors:

  • Peace Center for the Performing Arts (Greenville, SC)
  • Greenville (SC) County Humane Society
  • Indianapolis Wind Ensemble
  • Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute
  • United Way (Charlotte, NC)
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art Board of Trustees

Former Director—Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association
Member—National Association of Corporate Directors

Photography and travel

Spouse: Ann Soards ’95
Children: Katelyn and Allison

BS, Telecommunications, Butler University, 1996

President, AT&T Indiana

President, AT&T Colorado
Regional VP-Public Affairs, AT&T Midwest
Director-Government Relations, AT&T Indiana
County Councilor, Boone County, Indiana
City Councilor, Indianapolis, Indiana
Founder/VP, Livengood, Soards & Assoc.

Indiana Chamber, Board of Directors & Executive Committee
Indiana Technology & Innovation Council, Co-Chair
Indiana Manufacturers Assn., Board of Directors
Indiana Broadband & Technology Assn., Board of Directors
Techpoint, Board of Directors
Nextech, Board of Directors

Indiana Guard Reserve
Colorado technology Assn.
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Butler University alumni assn.
Mile High United Way

Married with four children

BS Accounting, Butler University

As a Director at BioCrossroads, responsible for identifying and developing opportunities for growth within Indiana’s life sciences sector. Work includes early-stage investing, performing market research, and developing public-private partnerships.

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership–Economic Development and Early-Stage Investing
Eli Lilly and Company­–Corporate Affairs and Finance
Arthur Andersen LLP–Audit and Tax

Indiana University Kelley School of Business—Center for the Business of Life Sciences Advisory Board (2016–2018)
Indy Science Connect—Co-Founder (2016–2018)

Butler University—President, Alumni Association and Member, Board of Trustees (2005–2008)                                                      Economic Club of Indianapolis—Programming Committee (2014–2015)                                                                                                                  U.S. Department of State—Barcelona, Spain–Consultant, Innovation Clusters (2013)

Cycling, reading, architecture, Butler basketball

Spouse: Betty L. Sterrett
Children: Kimberly A. Seaitz, Jeffrey P. Sterrett

BS, Accounting, Indiana University, 1977
MBA, Finance, Indiana University, 1983

Owner, Old Oakland Golf Club
Retired as EVP/CFO, Simon Property Group, 2014

Simon Property Group, 25 years
Price Waterhouse, 10 years

President, Indiana Golf Association
Board Member, Berry Global
Board Member, Equity Residential
Board Member, Tindley Accelerated Schools
Advisory Board Member, Indiana University Center for Real Estate Studies
Indiana Golf Foundation

Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Indianapolis Downtown Inc
CYO of Indianapolis
Geist Christian Church
Christian Theological Seminary
Crossroads Boy Scout Council
Realty Income

Spouse: Brad
Children: Brady and Kinsley

JD, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2004
BA, DePauw University, 1999


Professional Experience

BSBC LLC., Manager
Coaches’ Huddle, Co-Chair
Bingham McHale, LLP, Labor & Employment Associate, 2004–2009
Partners In Housing Development Corp., 1999–2001
IUPUI, Associate Faculty, Spring 2001

Greater Boston Food Bank, Board of Advisors

Personal Information

Spouse: Joe Thomas
Children: Whitney, Hannah, Joseph, Jacob
Grandchild: Genevieve


B.S. Public and Corporate Communications, Butler University, 1990

Current Profession

Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement, Office of the Mayor, City of Indianapolis

Professional Experience

Principal and Cultural Architect, Judith & Co.
Community Scholar and Associate Faculty of Africana Studies, Indiana University­ – Purdue University Indianapolis
President, Madame Walker Legacy Center
Director of Convention Services, Visit Indy
Director of Marketing, National Federation of State High School Associations
Account Executive, Emmis Communications
Event Coordinator, Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome

Current Civic/Board Activities

Board Member, Butler University
Board Member, The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Board Member, The Cabaret
Board Member, NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc.
Options Class, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana

Past Civic/Activities/Boards

Member, Alumni Association Board, Butler University
Board Member, St. Mary’s Child Center
Jordan College of the Arts Audience Diversity Task Force, Butler University
Committee for Board Development, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana


Arts, jazz, reading, sports, and family

Married with two children

BS, Economics, BA Music Butler University
MBA, Analytic Finance, Econometrics & Statistics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

CRO, Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor

Partner, CRO, BlueMountain Capital Management

Merrill Lynch Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies (FICC) market risk management
Bank Examiner, Market & Liquidity Risk Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Running, biking, music, cooking

Spouse: Jane E. Wildman
Children: Kelley, Ross

BA, Indiana University
JD, Indiana University

Attorney, Business Services Group, the Venture Capital and Private Equity Group, and the Real Estate Group of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Partner with Henderson Daily Withrow & DeVoe, 1980–2000
Counsel, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, 2006–present
General Counsel,  J. Greg Allen & Associates, 2000 to present

St.Vincent Foundation, Finance Committee
Investment Committee–Cambridge Ventures

St.Vincent Foundation Board Member
Indianapolis Venture Club Board Member


President & Managing Principal, Zydowsky Consultants LLC