The Indiana Humanities board of directors has elected its slate of officers for 2018-19 and elected three new board members. The new members include Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Indy; Chad Priest, CEO of American Red Cross, Indiana Region; and Tiffany Tolbert, senior field officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Beth Bechdol, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, has been elected chair of the statewide nonprofit for a second term.
Indiana Humanities supports, highlights and initiates humanities-based activities across the state, through programs such as this year’s One State / One Story: Frankenstein statewide read; a nationally award-winning series of events called Next Indiana Campfires; and a lending library for book clubs called Novel Conversations; as well as through grants to other nonprofits.
The new officers and full slate includes:
President and CEO, AgriNovus Indiana
Carol Ann Bowman
Retired Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Whiteco Industries, Inc.
The Honorable Jonathan Weinzapfel
Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus; former Mayor of Evansville
Executive Director of Statewide Diversity and Community Outreach, Ivy Tech Community College
President and CEO, Indiana Humanities
Vice President, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and Director, GIFT Technical Assistance Program
Dr. Edward O. Frantz
Director of the Institute of Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives and Professor of History, University of Indianapolis
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Visit Indy
Executive Director of Youth Programs, Kiwanis International
Director of Marketing and Community Initiatives, Waterside, Ambrose Property Group
James M. Macdonald III
Executive Director & Market Manager, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
CEO, American Red Cross | Indiana Region
Timothy P. Robinson
Assistant Vice President—Operations and Grants Administration, Lumina Foundation
Retired Chairman, Lincoln National Reinsurance Companies
Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Author, Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth El Zedeck, and Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute
Dr. Sarah Skwire
Senior Fellow, Liberty Fund, Inc.
Adam D. Thies
Assistant Vice President of Capital Planning and Facilities, Indiana University
Senior Field Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chicago Field Office
Dr. Joseph F. Trimmer
Emeritus Professor of English & Director Emeritus, Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University