Visit Indy Board of Directors

Michael Browning – Chair*

Chairman of the Board, Browning Investments, Inc.
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Leonard Hoops– President & CEO*

Visit Indy & Tourism Tomorrow, Inc.
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Greg Fennig – Secretary*

Vice President, Customer Experience, Indianapolis Power & Light Company
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Derrick Burks – Treasurer*

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Tavonna Harris Askew

Chief of Staff and General Counsel, Health & Hospital Corporation

Melissa Barnes*

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly and Company
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Patrick Brophy*

General Manager, Omni Severin Hotel and Greater Indianapolis Hotel & Lodging Association Chapter of the Indiana Restaurant Association**
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Thomas Cook*

Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett**
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Jack Bayt

President, Crystal Catering

Jim Dora

President and CEO, General Hotels Corporation

Pat Early*

President, Somerset CPAs and Advisors
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Dr. Bernard Franklin

Executive Vice President of Education and Community Engagement/Chief Inclusion Officer, NCAA

Bill French

Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Rick Fuson*

President & Chief Operating Officer, Pacers Sports & Entertainment
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Dr. Jay Gladden

Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education & Dean of University College, IUPUI

Dewayne Herbert

Vice President of Marketing, Midwest & Mid-Atlantic Regions, Simon

John Herbst

President & CEO, Indiana Historical Society

Cindy Hoye

Executive Director, Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center**

Michael Huber

President & CEO, Indy Chamber**

Craig Huse

President & Co-Owner, St. Elmo Steak House and Harry & Izzy's

Melina Kennedy

General Manager of Global Rail & Defense Businesses, Cummins, Inc., and Capital Improvement Board**

Martha Lamkin


Ann Lathrop

Chief Marketing Officer/Office Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath

Dave Lawrence

President & CEO, Arts Council of Indianapolis**

Amanda Leet

Barney Levengood

Executive Director, Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium and Capital Improvement Board**

Maggie Lewis

President, Indianapolis City-County Council**

Mark Lubbers

Project Director, Indiana Gasification

Bill McGowan***

Mike McQuillen

Minority Leader, Indianapolis City-County Council**

Jim Morris***

Vice Chairman, Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Brian Payne

President & CEO, Central Indiana Community Foundation and The Indianapolis Foundation

Mario Rodriguez

Executive Director, Indianapolis Airport Authority**

Jim Schellinger**

Indiana Secretary of Commerce

Sherry Seiwert

President, Downtown Indy**

Jerry Semler

Past Chair*, Chairman Emeritus, American United Mutual Insurance Holding Company
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Dave Sibley*

COO, Full Service Division, White Lodging
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Shelley Stewart

Executive Director - Global Security, Facilities, Real Estates, Aviation, & Corporate Hospitality, Cummins, Inc.

Mike Strohl

Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, Citizens Energy Group

Phil Terry*

CEO, Monarch Beverage Company, Inc.
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Milt Thompson

Of Counsel, Bleeke Dillon Crandall

Ryan Vaughn

President, Indiana Sports Corporation**

Pete Ward

Chief Operating Officer, Indianapolis Colts

Greg Wilson

Executive Director, Indiana Civil Rights Commission


Tourism Tomorrow, Inc., Board of Directors

Michael Browning – Chair*

Chairman of the Board, Browning Investments, Inc.
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Betsy McCaw – Vice Chair*

Chief Operating Officer, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

Leonard Hoops– President & CEO*

Tourism Tomorrow, Inc. & Visit Indy
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Molly Chavers – Secretary*

Executive Director, IndyHub, Inc.

Marsha Stone – Treasurer*

Senior Director of Commercial Enterprise, Indianapolis Airport Authority

Michael Crowther

President & CEO, Indianapolis Zoo

John Krauss

Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of IUPUI***

Emily Mack

Director, Department of Metropolitan Development**

Bob Reynolds

Of Counsel, Barnes & Thornburg***

Ellen Saul

Senior Director of Client Development & Relationships, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Adrianne Slash

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Community Health Network

Adam Thies

Assistant Vice President, Capital Planning, Indiana University


*Executive Committee Member
**Ex-Officio Board Position
***Life Director

Michael Browning

Mr. Browning is Chairman of the Board of Browning Investments, LLC, an Indianapolis based real estate development company. Browning Investments currently has a joint venture with Duke Realty (DRE; NYSE) for a new distribution park of 1,100 acres also in Plainfield, Indiana and 660 acres in Whitestown, Indiana and whose customers include Wal-Mart, Amazon, Regal Beloit, Prime Distribution, Ingram Micro, Temper-Pedic, Medco, GNC, ASI Limited and CEVA Logistics, I.U. Health and Kohl's as well as a joint venture with ProLogis (PLD; NYSE) at AirTech Park, an industrial distribution park in Plainfield, Indiana with over 7,000,000 square feet in place or under development and whose customers include Hartz, Amazon, J.C. Penney, Electrolux, Belkin, and Ozburn Hessey Logistics (OHL). Other developments include Mayflower Park; a 600,000 square foot distribution center for Adidas, a 750,000 square foot distribution center for Enerdel, Atkins Distribution and Spectra in Mt. Comfort; and a 500,000 square foot distribution facility for Subaru in Whitestown, Indiana. Browning is the largest developer of modern bulk industrial distribution facilities in Central Indiana, including AirTech Park, AllPoints Midwest and AllPoints Anson are the largest most dynamic, flexible, Parks available. Other developments include several downtown office buildings totaling over 2,000,000 square feet, including Capital Center, 300 North Meridian, Gateway Plaza, Landmark Center and Pan Am Plaza. Browning pioneered the development of the North Meridian Corridor with projects totaling over 5,000,000 square feet of office space including Fidelity Plaza, Thomson Consumer Electronics Headquarters', Meridian Mark Plaza, Penn Mark Plaza, the Meridian Technology Center, the Bankers Life Headquarters' Complex, development and construction of the 450,000 square feet Headquarters and Hall of Champions for the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA); Office Works, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., Hologic, Bluefish Wireless, Inc. and MacMillan Computer Publishing, Inc. The Company recently developed and built the new $38,000,000 Marian University College of Medicine, the $40,000,000 Purdue Research Foundation's Computer Electrical Science Building, the $30,000,000 Dow Agro Sciences Research Laboratories, and the Headquarters and Research Facility for Elanco in Greenfield, Indiana. Browning has served as the Indiana Bioscience Research Institute's real estate consultant since 2013. Browning is currently working with Citizens Energy Group, American Structurepoint, the City of Indianapolis and others in designing and constructing the required infrastructure necessary to activate 16 Tech as an innovation district. The Company has also developed Plum Creek, a 500-acre home and golf course development in Carmel, Indiana, along with several thousand acres of residential lot development in the central Indiana region. Browning recently entered into a Master Developer Agreement in connection with the development in excess of 400 acres on the Purdue Campus in West Lafayette, currently called the "Purdue Innovation District." Browning will be the exclusive master developer for well over one hundred acres of dense mixed-use projects at the west end of the campus. Additionally, Browning will serve as the master developer for Aerospace Park which is a Certified Technology Park hundreds of acres in size located adjacent to the Purdue airport.

Mr. Browning is very involved in community activities and has played an active role in the Indianapolis "public-private" partnership. He is the Chairman of Visit Indy, serves on the Advisory Board of St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center and serves on the Crossroads Council of Boy Scouts of America. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Council for Athletes at the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. Browning has been honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young and Inc. Magazine, Notre Dame Man of the Year and recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governors Bayh and Kernan. He has an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Marian University and Martin University. Mr. Browning was honored with the Charles S. Whistler Award in 2010, and inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame as well as The Indiana Academy in 2011.

Mr. Browning has been actively involved in the emergence of Indianapolis as the Amateur Sports capital of the world. He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Indiana Sports Corporation. He was an organizing member of the 1982 National Sports Festival, a member of the executive committee of the Pan American Games Organizing Committee, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Indiana Sports Corporation from 1989 until February 1993, and is the founder and now past Chairman of the organizing committee for Youthlinks of Indiana. In addition to his involvement in amateur sports, Mr. Browning was the General Chairman of the 1991 PGA National Championships which was held at Crooked Stick Golf Club where he also served as President for three years. He led the negotiations which resulted in the relocation of the NCAA Headquarters to Indianapolis. Additionally, he was Chairman of the Indiana Sports Corporation's Solheim Cup Venture and led the negotiations for the 2012 BMW Championship as part of the PGA Tour's Fed Ex Cup. He was a member of the 2012 Super Bowl Board of Directors and the 2018 Super Bowl Bid Committee.

Mr. Browning was a pioneer in the shared tenant telecommunication business. In 1984, he formed Office Networks, Inc. which quickly became the third largest telephone company in the State.

Mr. Browning also serves as a Board Member and Lead Director of Duke Energy Corp. (DUK; NYSE) and the Indianapolis Indians. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of Conseco, Inc., Emmis Broadcasting, Inc., the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club, MC Equities, Inc., NBD Indiana, Inc., Standard Management Corp., and the Indiana National Bank. He also was the Chairman of the Board and President of the Fidelity Bank of Indiana.

Mr. Browning holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Notre Dame. He served two years in the United States Army in Washington, D.C., and the Republic of South Viet Nam.

Leonard Hoops

Leonard Hoops has served as president & CEO of Visit Indy since 2011. He leads a team of 65 industry professionals who are charged with growing Central Indiana’s economy through the region’s $5 billion convention, tourism and event industry.

Under Hoops’ leadership, Visit Indy has shattered all-time records for convention and tourism sales, delivering $1+ billion annually in incremental economic impact and a 90-to-1 return on investment from public funding while also being regularly recognized as “A Best Place to Work in Indiana.” During his tenure, Indianapolis has been named the #1 convention city in America by USA Today and a top visitor destination by The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and Travel + Leisure.

Prior to joining Visit Indy, Hoops was executive vice president and chief customer officer of San Francisco Travel for five years where his teams produced all-time records for convention sales and international group tourism. In Hoops’ 30 years of corporate and destination marketing experience, he has also served as SVP and chief marketing officer of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, SVP of marketing for the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau, and as corporate communications manager for a global $1 billion division of FMC Corp.

Hoops has been named one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” by Successful Meetings magazine, one of the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality & Travel Sales & Marketing” by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), and received the Sloan-Kettering Award from Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He is also a two-time recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from Indiana’s Center for Leadership Development.

Hoops currently serves on the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Board of Directors and the Destination & Travel Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He previously served on the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and U.S. Travel Association Boards of Directors.

In Indy, he serves on the Capital Improvement Board of Marion County as well as the Boards of the Indy Chamber, Downtown Indy, the Indiana Sports Corp., the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, the Greater Indianapolis Hotel & Lodging Association, and Donte Moncrief's GameChanger Foundation. Hoops also chaired the 2015 Central Indiana March of Dimes’ March for Babies campaign.

Hoops earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He lives in downtown Indianapolis with his wife Dorene (an Indianapolis Public Schools commissioner), their son Cannon (12), and daughter Avalon (5).

Greg Fennig

Greg Fennig, Vice President of Customer Experience, joined Indianapolis Power & Light Company in March of 2003. In his current position, Mr. Fennig is responsible for overseeing IPL's Commercial and Industrial customer relationships, Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management Programs and stakeholder management plans and processes. This also includes IPL corporate partnerships, sponsorships, volunteer activities and overall community engagement.

Mr. Fennig currently serves on the boards of directors for Visit Indy, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP), Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Leadership Indianapolis, 500 Festival Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis, IPALCO Foundation and the Indiana Energy Association Supplier Diversity Taskforce. He also is a member of the Indianapolis Public Relations Society.

Derrick Burks

Derrick Burks retired as Managing Partner of Ernst & Young's Indianapolis office in June 2017. He was a member of the firm's America's Ethnicity Diversity Task Force. EY is one of the largest professional services firms globally with more than 110,000 professionals worldwide and approximately $17 billion in revenues. Ernst & Young offers Audit, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services. EY's goal is to be the market leader in every location in which they operate. Integrity, leadership, innovation, teamwork, mutual respect, trust and openness are the values which inspire and guide the people of EY to do the right thing. EY is the market leader in Indiana.

Mr. Burks joined EY in June 2002, and was promoted to managing partner in the spring of 2004. Prior to joining EY, he spent 24 years with the Indianapolis office of Arthur Andersen. He joined Arthur Andersen in 1978, was admitted into the partnership in 1991 and became office-managing partner in March 2000. Mr. Burks was the first African American promoted by one of the big CPA firms to partner in the State of Indiana. Mr. Burks' experience is broad, including small businesses, large multi-location corporations, and public companies, including initial public offering requiring SEC expertise. He serves or has served companies in the following industries: Real estate, energy, manufacturing, trucking, mass merchandising, wholesale distribution and time-sharing. He has substantial experience with mergers and acquisitions and has served as an expert witness.

A native of Indianapolis, Mr. Burks received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting where he graduated with distinction from Indiana University. From kindergarten to K-12, he attended IPS. He is and has been actively involved in civic and community activities working with various agencies, including the Stadium Board, Indianapolis Museum of African American History, Goodwill Education Initiatives (Indianapolis Met Academy Charter Schools), Goodwill Industries, Boy Scouts of America, the Children's Museum, United Way, Indiana Black Expo, Circle City Classic, the Mayor's Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Visit Indy, Indianapolis Metropolitan Career Academy, Heart Change Ministries and Kelley School of Business Dean's Advisory Council to name a few. Mr. Burks is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and the Indiana CPA Society. He is a former Commissioner of the Indiana State Board of Accountancy.

Mr. Burks is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis. Mr. Burks and his wife, Celeste, are the proud parents of three wonderful daughters, Channing, Ciersten and Courtney. They enjoy golf, soccer and bicycling.

Melissa Stapleton Barnes

Melissa Stapleton Barnes became Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Eli Lilly and Company in January 2013. She also serves as a member of the company's executive committee.

Prior to taking this role, Ms. Barnes was vice president and deputy general counsel, global litigation and specialty legal. In this capacity, she was responsible for overseeing the company's global litigation and investigations, as well as managing the corporate secretary's office and specialty legal functions. Since joining Lilly in 1994, she has held a variety of legal and business roles, including general counsel for Lilly Diabetes and Lilly Oncology, managed market segment leader for national accounts and Six Sigma black belt.

Born in Noblesville, Indiana, Ms. Barnes earned a bachelor of science degree with highest distinction from Purdue University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Prior to joining Lilly, Ms. Barnes was a litigator at the law firm of Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis.

In 2012, Ms. Barnes was recognized by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association as a "Rising Star, and in 2015 and 2016 was recognized by Ethisphere as an "Attorney Who Matters." In June 2016, she was elected as a member of the Board of Directors for Algonquin Power and Utilities Corporation, headquartered in Toronto. She also currently serves as vice-chair of the board for The Center for Performing Arts and is a board member for the Great American Songbook Foundation, Visit Indy and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

Patrick Brophy

Mr. Brophy began his career with Omni Hotels in 2014 and currently is General Manager of the Omni Severin Hotel. He is a seasoned hospitality leader who has a focus on maximizing revenue, growing Revpar, and enhancing the guest experience. Mr. Brophy is customer centered and a hands-on leader, passionate about developing high performance teams. He has previous experience with Westin Hotels & Resorts, Hersha Hospitality, Loews Hotels, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and Orient Express Hotels. A graduate of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Mr. Brophy also serves as the current President of the Greater Indianapolis Hotel & Lodging Association Chapter of the Indiana Restaurant Association.

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook has served as Chief of Staff for Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett since January 2016. Previously, Mr. Cook was transition director for One City Indy, campaign manager for Mayor Hogsett, deputy chief of staff for the city of Lawrence, in communications positions in the United States Attorney's Office and communications director for the Indiana Democratic Party. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Communication and Culture from Indiana University Bloomington and a JD, Law, from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington. Mr. Cook has been immersed in local governance since starting a political blog while attending Indiana University. He was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" list in 2016. A native of Indianapolis, Mr. Cook is married to Megan Shipley.

Pat Early

A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Pat Early joined Whipple & Company in 1979 and became President in 1989. Upon Whipple's merger with The Somerset Group, he was named president of the new organization. Mr. Early continues as president of Somerset CPAs, a full-service accounting, tax, consulting and wealth management firm with over 170 employees.

In addition to being a CPA, Mr. Early also has the Certified Financial Planner designation. He works with owners of privately-held businesses regarding tax, estate planning, financial planning and wealth accumulation issues. Mr. Early also has successfully negotiated business sales and purchases. He has expertise in tax, estate planning, financial planning and wealth accumulation, mediations, business succession and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Early graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management/Accounting. Hs is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.

He has been very involved in the community, serving on numerous boards and commissions of Visit Indy, The Hundred Club of Indianapolis (past president), Indianapolis Zoo and Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee.

He is past president of the Capital Improvement Board of Marion County, The Penrod Society, Girls, Inc. and the Wishard Hospital Foundation. Mr. Early also is chairman of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Advisory Council and a member of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Commission.

Mr. Early has received numerous awards including the Charles L. Whistler Award, Sagamore of the Wabash Award, Purdue School of Management Accounting Alumnus of the Year Award, Indiana CPA Society Public Service Award and the Indiana CPA Society Estate Planning and Trust Super CPA Award. He was a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series Class X and was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" and "Who's Who in Hospitality" and Indianapolis Monthly's "2009, 2011 & 2012 Five Star Wealth Managers." Mr. Early is an avid sportsman and has traveled the world in search of adventure.

Rick Fuson

Since joining the Pacers' organization in 1984, Rick Fuson has been influential in shaping events within Market Square Arena, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and many other events elsewhere in Indianapolis.

A graduate of Indiana University and a life-long resident of Indianapolis, he joined the staff of Market Square Arena in 1984 as director of special events and was promoted the following year to vice president. Mr. Fuson helped oversee the Pacers' move to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in September 2000. He was promoted to executive senior vice president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment in November 2001. Mr. Fuson was named chief operating officer in April 2008. In September 2014 he became President/COO. In his current role, Mr. Fuson is responsible for operation of all aspects of the business and facilities elements of Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

Through the years, Mr. Fuson has been active in pursuing major events for Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the city of Indianapolis. He recently served as Co-Chair of the 2012 Super Bowl Village Committee. In the past, he was a member of the Executive Committee for the 1991 World Gymnastics Championships and served as chairman for the opening ceremonies. He was co-chairman of special events for the 1991, 1997 and 2000 NCAA Final Four, served on the Local Organizing Committee for the 2006 and 2010 NCAA Final Four. He produced the opening ceremonies of the 2001 World Police & Fire Games and the closing ceremonies of the Pan American Games in 1987. Mr. Fuson served on the Local Organizing Committee for the 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008-2012 and 2014 Big Ten Basketball Championships, 2002 FIBA World Basketball Championships, and 2004 FINA World Swimming Championship. Mr. Fuson recently served on the Local Organizing Committee for the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships. He is currently serving as Co-Chair for the 2016 Big Ten Basketball Championships Local Organizing Committee.

Throughout his career, he has received such honors as Recipient of the Indianapolis Ambassadors 1988 Community Service Award, Indianapolis Business Journal's "Who's Who in Hospitality," "Who's Who in Sports" and "Forty Under 40." He has also been active with the Indianapolis Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the 1985 NBA All-Star weekend, grand opening of the Indianapolis Zoo in 1988, White River Park State Games and Indianapolis Downtown Space 2010.

Mr. Fuson is a professional member of the International Association of Assembly Managers. He currently serves on the boards of directors for Downtown Indy, Indianapolis Urban League, Indy Chamber and Visit Indy. He is an Advisor to the Indiana Sports Corporation Board of Directors and currently serves as Chair of the Pacers Foundation.

Mr. Fuson is married to Karen Ferguson Fuson. Fuson's family includes three children: Amy Fuson-Massillamany, Emily (Jimmy) Fuson Weber and Matthew Fuson; two grandchildren: Jackson and Sullivan Massillamany; and, Karen's two children: Kaela and Kyle Crotchfelt.

Jerry Semler

Jerry Semler, CLU, is Chairman Emeritus of American United Mutual Insurance Holding Company, parent of OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. He has served American United Life Insurance Company´âĺ (AUL) and its parent, OneAmerica, for 50 years. Mr. Semler was elected chairman emeritus in February of 2007. Under Mr. Semler's leadership at AUL, the company grew from $1.4 billion to more than $14 billion in total assets. Mr. Semler's ability to lead a multi-billion dollar company consistently ranked him as one of the top CEOs in Indianapolis.

Mr. Semler's accomplishments extend beyond the scope of OneAmerica. He is active in many business and civic organizations, as well as insurance industry professional organizations. He has represented OneAmerica by holding many national association posts, including past chairman and director of the Life Office Management Association (LOMA) and LIMRA International. In 1998, he was appointed to the Lt. Governor's Indiana Insurance Industry Working Group to strengthen the state's insurance industry.

Mr. Semler graduated from Purdue University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Economics. He is a graduate of the Stanford University Business Executive Program (1984). Mr. Semler holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree from Marian College (1998) and an Honorary Doctorate of Management Degree from Purdue University (2002).

He serves on many civic boards including the Center for Leadership Development (past chair), Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Downtown Indy (past chair), Hoosier Salon Patrons Association, Indiana Chamber of Commerce (past chair), Indiana Historical Society (past chair), Indy Chamber, Visit Indy (past chair), United Way of Central Indiana and the 500 Festival Associates (past president). Mr. Semler serves on the boards of advisors for the Peyback Foundation Resource Council, Boy Scouts of America-Crossroads of America Council (past chair), The Indianapolis Foundation/Central Indiana Community Foundation and Purdue University Krannert School of Management Dean's Advisory Council.

Mr. Semler is on the board of trustees for Alpha Tau Omega Foundation, the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Marian University and the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research (past chair).

He is a member of the Purdue University President's Council (past chair).

Mr. Semler is a member of the American College of Life Underwriters, General Agents & Managers, Indiana Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Foundation Board (honorary chair), LOMA (past chair) & LIMRA International (past chair), Million Dollar Round Table (life member), MDRT Foundation (director emeritus), National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors and the Society of Financial Service Professionals-Indianapolis Chapter.

Mr. Semler has received numerous honors including the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, National Catholic Educational Association (2009), S. Henry Bundles Award, Center for Leadership Development (2008), Sagamore of the Wabash (1987, 1991, 2004, and 2007), Indiana Pathfinder Award, Youthlinks Indiana (2005), Business Leader of the Year, Indiana Chamber of Commerce (2004), Order of the Griffin, Purdue University (2004), Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Association of Fundraising Professionals (2004), Hope Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2004), Michael A. Carroll Award, Indianapolis Business Journal (2003), Charles L. Whistler Award, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (2001), Business Leadership Award – Purdue University Krannert School of Management (2001), Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame (2001), Award of Merit – NCAA/Citizenship through Sports Alliance and the America-Israel Friendship League, Whitney Young Award (1992 and 2000), Million Dollar Round Table 2000 Circle of Life Award, Legatus 2000 Ambassador of the Year, Noble of Indiana 1999 Noble Wings Award, 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award (Indiana Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors), Indiana Achievement in Communication Award (1997), Horatio Alger Award – Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis (1995), Million Dollar Round Table Unsung Hero Award (1994), Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (1987) and Jaycee Keyman Award (1968).

Dave Sibley

Dave Sibley, currently Chief Operating Officer of the Full Service Division, joined White Lodging in 2000 and spent nearly 10 years as the company's president and CEO. In 2016, he transitioned into the COO role, responsible for the operations of the company's full service portfolio. Mr. Sibley started with the company as the opening general manager of the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown and also has served as regional vice president of operations and senior vice president of operations/eastern division. Prior to joining White Lodging, he spent more than 17 years with Marriott International.

Mr. Sibley received his business degree from Gettysburg College and is active in community engagement, currently serving as a member of the executive committee of Visit Indy. He also serves on Residence Inn by Marriott's Advisory Board and is on the National Board of Directors for Back on My Feet.

Phil Terry

Phil Terry is CEO of Monarch Beverage Company and EF Transit. As CEO, Mr. Terry oversees the strategic direction of the company. With his help, Monarch Beverage has grown substantially in the last decade – now employing over 650 Hoosiers. The Indiana company has been named to the list of Best Places to Work in Indiana, Healthiest Employer and Beer Wholesaler of the Year under his direction.

Prior to his career with Monarch Beverage, Mr. Terry practiced law with law firm McHale, Cook & Welch, P.C., in Indianapolis where he represented Monarch and a number of other vendors of alcoholic beverages.

Mr. Terry received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University and his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law. He serves on several boards throughout the Hoosier state including Citizens Energy, Inc., Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Club Historic Preservation Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, The Julian Center, Wheaton World Wide Moving and University of Indianapolis.


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