October 30, 2018
Indiana Humanities elects new slate of officers, new members

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:

Chair:
Elizabeth Bechdol
President and CEO, AgriNovus Indiana
Auburn

Vice Chair:
Carol Ann Bowman
Retired Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Whiteco Industries, Inc.
Merrillville

Treasurer:
The Honorable Jonathan Weinzapfel
Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus; former Mayor of Evansville
Evansville

Secretary:
Doran Moreland
Executive Director of Statewide Diversity and Community Outreach, Ivy Tech Community College
Indianapolis

Keira Amstutz
President and CEO, Indiana Humanities
Indianapolis

Rosemary Dorsa
Vice President, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and Director, GIFT Technical Assistance Program
Indianapolis

Dr. Edward O. Frantz
Director of the Institute of Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives and Professor of History, University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis

Chris Gahl
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Visit Indy
Indianapolis

Christina Hale
Executive Director of Youth Programs, Kiwanis International
Indianapolis

Malina Jeffers
Director of Marketing and Community Initiatives, Waterside, Ambrose Property Group
Indianapolis

James M. Macdonald III
Executive Director & Market Manager, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Indianapolis

Chad Priest
CEO, American Red Cross | Indiana Region
Indianapolis

Timothy P. Robinson
Assistant Vice President—Operations and Grants Administration, Lumina Foundation
Indianapolis

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 Religion, Spirituality and the Arts, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute 
Indianapolis

Dr. Sarah Skwire
Senior Fellow, Liberty Fund, Inc.
Indianapolis

Adam D. Thies
Assistant Vice President of Capital Planning and Facilities, Indiana University
Bloomington

Tiffany Tolbert
Senior Field Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chicago Field Office
Hobart

Dr. Joseph F. Trimmer
Emeritus Professor of English & Director Emeritus, Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University
Muncie

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