(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that 26 business leaders have joined its board of directors. More than 150 members make up the Indiana Chamber board. They are presidents, CEOs and high-level executives from organizations throughout the state.
The incoming directors represent diverse industries, including banking and financial professions, consulting, education, financial planning, the legal field, manufacturing, health care and several others.
New board members were officially elected to their terms during the organization’s annual board of directors meeting in November. They are:
- Tory Castor, senior vice president, government affairs – IU Health (Indianapolis);
- Dr. Deborah J. Curtis, president – Indiana State University (Terre Haute);
- Mark Dely, chief administrative officer – Vera Bradley (Roanoke);
- Rick Dennen, chief executive officer – Oak Street Funding (Indianapolis);
- Chuck Henry, vice president, package operations – UPS (Indianapolis);
- Ivan Hoffman, managing partner – Fi3 Financial Advisors, LLC (Indianapolis);
- David Holt, senior vice president of development and community affairs – Holladay Properties (South Bend);
- Adam Kallick, vice president – Caesars Entertainment (Fishers);
- Phil Kenney, president – F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Inc. (Indianapolis);
- Nick Kieffer, president and chief executive officer – Goshen Chamber of Commerce (Goshen):
- Kania Lottie, senior vice president, chief human resources and diversity and inclusion officer – Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (Indianapolis);
- Bonnie Martin, shareholder – Ogletree Deakins (Indianapolis);
- Dennis Martin, president, individual life and financial services – OneAmerica (Indianapolis);
- Larry Mayers, senior vice president – 1st Source Bank (Fort Wayne);
- Hank Milius, president/chief executive officer – Meridian Health Services (Muncie);
- Erik Miner, executive vice president, commercial and industrial group – Regions Bank (Indianapolis);
- Vince Parisi, president/chief executive officer – Indianapolis Power and Light (Indianapolis);
- Alex Paskoff, senior vice president and managing director mobility and lifecycle services – Ingram Micro Mobility (Plainfield);
- Matt Prine, president – Indiana American Water, (Greenwood);
- Adriana Ratterman, commercial area leader, Indiana and Eastern Illinois – Corteva Agriscience (Indianapolis);
- Mark Richards, partner – Ice Miller LLP (Indianapolis);
- Ronald Rochon, president – University of Southern Indiana (Evansville);
- Mike Roeder, vice president, state and federal government affairs – Vectren, A Centerpoint Energy Company (Indianapolis);
- Marlin Stuzman, managing partner – Stuzman Power Equipment (Shipshewana);
- Doug Talley, executive vice president/chief banking officer – The National Bank of Indianapolis (Indianapolis); and
- Alfonso Vidal, president – Vidal Plastics LLP (Evansville).
The Indiana Chamber board plays a crucial role in developing the aspects of the organization’s business advocacy efforts. Members serve on various committees that research key topics and define public policy positions for adoption by the entire board each fall. These positions are used by the Indiana Chamber’s advocacy team to initiate and evaluate legislation at the Indiana Statehouse and at the federal level.
“As we head into 2020, our new board members will help us continue our mission to cultivate a world-class environment fostering economic opportunity and prosperity for the people of Indiana,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “Our board members are all proven leaders in the Hoosier business community and we thank them for their expertise, time and enthusiasm.”
All new board members will serve three-year terms through fall 2022.
As previously announced, Fort Wayne attorney Tim Haffner is the new chairman of the Indiana Chamber board of directors. Haffner is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels. He will serve a one-year term as board chair, through fall 2020.
The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”