Executive Committee
Board of Directors

William Rodney Allen, Ph.D.Retired faculty, Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
Terrian C. Barnes, Principal/Owner, Fe-smart LLC
Fred Biesecker, General Counsel, Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council
Thomas Crosby, Director of Stakeholder Relations & Strategy, Eli Lilly and Company
Kenan Farrell, KLF Legal
Chris Gahl, Vice President – Marketing, Visit Indy
Daniel Griffith, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
David Jose, Partner, SmithAmundsen LLC

Kevin Krulewitch, Real Estate Alternative, LLC
Gregory Kuhn, Vice-President, Indiana Business Bank
Mark Lakshmanan, Physician, Eli Lilly and Co.
Marc LeedsPh.D., Independent researcher, writer, lecturer
Kelli Curran Norwalk, Community Volunteer
KimAnn Schultz, Writer/Illustrator and Arts Advocate
Joyce Sommers, President and Executive Director, Emeritus, Indianapolis Art Center

Christopher Stack, Retired bone-setter, Arts Advocate and Volunteer
Kip Tew, Partner, Ice Miller
Diane Gerber Thompson, Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategic Planning, Eli Lilly
Sam Van Aken, Artist, Associate Professor, Syracuse University
Mark Vonnegut, M.D., MVPediatrics
Julia Whitehead, Founder and CEO, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
Matthew Whiteside, Head of Project Management, IU Health

Honorary Board
Advisory Board

Lewis Black, Author, Actor, Humorist
Linda Ellerbee, Journalist, Author, Producer
Michael Moore, Filmmaker
Tim O’Brien, Author and veteran
Sidney Offit, Author
Kevin Schehr
Daniel Simon, Publisher, Seven Stories Press
Edie Vonnegut
Nanny Vonnegut
Daniel Wakefield, Author

Bill Briscoe, Historian for KVML and Delta Upsilon International Fraternity
Terry Burns, Communications Consultant
John Cimasko
Mary Jane Failey
Kelly Pfledderer, Founder, Apparatus
David Hoppe, NUVO Newsweekly
Craig “Dodge” Lile, Sr. Director of Marketing, Raidious
Rai Peterson, Associate Professor of English – Ball State University
Daniel Sease, Vice President, National Bank of Indianapolis
Kevin M. Toner, Partner, Baker & Daniels, LLP
Magnus Toren, Director, Henry Miller Library
Hugh Vandivier, Lessonly

Legal Counsel

David Jose, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

We would like to acknowledge our board members who have passed away but played an important role in this organization:
Donald Farber
Andy Jacobs Jr.
Gil Holmes
Morley Safer
Howard Zinn