About the Board

Indiana Humanities is a nonpartisan, independent, not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of Indiana educators and community leaders. Six of the directors are nominated by the Board of Directors and appointed by the Governor of Indiana, while the others are selected from nominations solicited annually from the public.

If you’re interested in serving on Indiana Humanities’ Board of Directors, please review the Request for Board Nominations.

Board Meetings

The 2017 meetings of the Indiana Humanities Board of Directors are:

Feb. 6, 2017 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
April 21, 2017 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
June 23, 2017 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
Sept. 7-8, 2017 (Board Retreat) | Times and location, TBD | French Lick


  • Chair
    The Honorable Jerry Torr
    State Representative House District 39
  • Chair Elect
    Ms. Elizabeth Bechdol
    Director of agribusiness strategies at Ice Miller LLP, President of Agribusiness Council of Indiana and President/CEO of AgriNovus Indiana
  • Treasurer
    Ms. Susanne Wasson
    Marketing Director, U.S. Crop Protection, Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • Secretary
    Ms. Carol Ann Bowman
    Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Whiteco Industries, Inc.
  • President & CEO
    Ms. Keira Amstutz
    President and CEO, Indiana Humanities
  • Ms. Myra Borshoff
    Owner, MB Communications, LLC
  • Ms. Rosemary Dorsa
    Vice President, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and Director, GIFT Technical Assistance Program
  • Dr. Edward O. Frantz
    Director of the Institute of Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives and Professor of History, University of Indianapolis
  • The Honorable Maria D. Granger
    Superior Court Judge, Floyd County
    New Albany
  • The Honorable Christina Hale
    Former State Representative House District 87
  • Ms. Malina Jeffers
    Director of Engagement and Operations, Midtown Indianapolis
  • Mr. James M. Macdonald III
    Executive Director & Market Manager, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Mr. Doran Moreland
    Executive Director, Statewide Diversity and Community Outreach, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Dr. Beverley J. Pitts
    President Emeritus, University of Indianapolis
  • Mr. Timothy P. Robinson
    Grants Management Director, Lumina Foundation
  • Mr. Larry Rowland
    Retired Chairman, Lincoln National Reinsurance Companies
    Fort Wayne
  • Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
    Author, Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth El Zedeck, and Director of The Religion, the Arts and Spirituality Initiative of Butler University in partnership with Christian Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Sarah Skwire
    Fellow, Liberty Fund, Inc.
  • Mr. Adam D. Thies
    Assistant Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilities, Indiana University
  • Dr. Joseph F. Trimmer
    Emeritus Professor of English & Director Emeritus, Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University
  • The Honorable Jonathan Weinzapfel
    Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College Southwest/Wabash Valley regions; former Mayor of Evansville