Transitions in Board Leadership

2020 board of directors announced for Central Indiana Community Foundation, Hamilton County Community Foundation, The Indianapolis Foundation and funds

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) elected new directors and leadership for its board of directors and the boards of its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation, as well as the Advisory Board for Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a CICF fund. All changes are effective immediately.


The CICF board of directors will again be led by chair, Greg Hahn, partner at Bose McKinney Evans LLP; vice chair, Aasif Bade, founder and president of Ambrose Property Group; treasurer, Kathy Davis, systems advisor to Mayor Joe Hogsett; and secretary, Mike Simmons, managing director of Jupiter Peak LLC.

The following directors have been renewed for an additional 3-year term: Darrianne Christian, community volunteer, and Duane Ingram, chief operating officer at SFI Risk Services, will begin their second term; Myrta Pulliam, community volunteer, begins her sixth term; and Mike Simmons begins his third term. Additionally, Jennifer Dzwonar, partner at Borshoff, will serve as an ex-officio director representing Women’s Fund of Central Indiana as its new advisory board chair. Brenda Horn, retired partner at Ice Miller, has rolled off the CICF board as the representative for Women’s Fund’s after two years of service. View the full list of CICF board of directors.


The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors elected new leadership for 2020: chair, Milt Thompson, of counsel for Bleeke Dillion Crandall Attorneys; vice chair, Cindy Simon Skjodt, community volunteer; and secretary, Greg Hahn. Kathy Davis has been re-appointed to The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors for a 1-year term. View the full list of The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors.


Hamilton County Community Foundation will again be led by chair, Jay Merrell, executive vice president of Industrial Dialectrics; vice chair, Lisa Allen, not-for-profit consultant; and secretary and treasurer, Barney Quinn, retired from Simon Property Group. The foundation welcomes three new board of directors who will each serve a 3-year term: Craig Crosser, co-owner of Nova 29 Property Management; Gina Giacone, partner at Ice Miller; and Kristy Murphy, community volunteer.

The following individuals will roll off the board: Dan Fowler, chairman and CEO of Near North Title Group; Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Inc.; Corby Thompson, president of Thompson Land Company, Inc. and Boomerang Development; and Hank Blackwell, retired from Baker & Daniels. View the full list of the current Hamilton County Community Foundation board of directors.


The Advisory Board for Women’s Fund of Central Indiana will be led by elected chair, Jennifer Dzwonar, partner, crisis and community relations at Borshoff, and vice chair, Tavonna Harris Askew, chief of staff and general counsel at Health Corporation of Marion County. The fund welcomes eight new members of the Advisory Board who will each serve a 3-year term: Waseema Ali-Ansari, community volunteer; Doug Ding, practice director for Kronos Inc.; Monique Hill French, advisor of patient advocacy and professional relations for Eli Lilly and Company; Kimberly Sterling, director of health economics and outcomes research at ResMed; Karin Veatch, wealth advisor at J.P. Morgan Chase Private Bank; and Joe Whitsett, retired from TWG Development. Additionally, Anne Ricchiuto, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, is joining the Advisory Board for one year as a representative of the previous year’s OPTIONS Class, a year-long program of philanthropy education for community leaders.

Six individuals were chosen to remain on the board and begin their second 3-year term. These individuals include: Sue Beesley, retired partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana; Thiwasha Harper, clinical project manager at Eli Lilly and Company; Juliana Meyer, surgeon with Franciscan Physician Network; Steve Standifird, dean at Andre B. Lacy School of Business at Butler University. Brenda Horn, former board chair, will serve for one more year for the Advisory Board.

The following individuals will roll off the Advisory Board: Honorable Greg Ballard, former mayor of Indianapolis; Mike Davis, partner at Cohen Garelick & Glazier; Anita DuBois, director of data sciences at Eli Lilly and Company; Carrie Griffith, founder and CEO of Little Nugget; Lily Pai, owner of Lily Pai Designs; Susan Williams, community volunteer; and Nichole Wilson, vice president of retail services at Community Health Network. View the full list of the current Women’s Fund Advisory Board.


The William E. English Foundation owns and oversees operations of the English Foundation Building, the low-cost home to 12 not-for-profit organizations, including CICF. Board leadership for 2020 remains the same: president, Milt Thompson; vice-president, Cindy Simon Skjodt; and secretary-treasurer, Bill Shrewsberry, of Shrewsberry and Associates.

The following directors were reelected: Bob Grand, partner at Barnes & Thornburg, will serve an additional 1-year term; Bill Moreau, of counsel at Barnes & Thornburg, will serve an additional 2-year term; and Bill Shrewsberry will serve an additional 3-year term.

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