Festival Leadership

2013 HONORARY CHAIR

Scott Jones, inventor, entrepreneur, venture capitalist; chairman, CEO and co-founder of ChaCha

2013 STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court
Vicki Bohlsen, Principal, Bohlsen Group
Derrick Braziel, Co-Founder, Dreamapolis
Ernest Disney-Britton, Director of Grant Services, Arts Council of Indianapolis
Rita Burris, Captain-Public Information Officer, Indianapolis Fire Department, Department of Public Safety
Andy Dietrick, Director of Public Relations, Farm Bureau Insurance
Jane Henegar, Director, Indiana ACLU
Bruce Hetrick, IU School of Journalism; Principal, Powerful Appeals
Ken Honeywell, Partner/Creative Director, Well Done Marketing
Terri Jett, Associate Professor, Butler University
Anne Laker, Big Car
James Mulholland, Community Builder, Southeast Neighborhood Development
Joanna Nixon, Manager, Efroymson Family Fund (a CICF Fund) & consultant
Adam Thies, Director of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis
David Wantz, Associate Vice President, Corporate & Community Relations, University of Indianapolis, S&P Board Chair
Jim Walker, Director, Big Car

2013 ADVISORY BOARD

David Wantz, Chair, University of Indianapolis
David Kosene, Vice Chair, Kosene and Kosene Development and Management Co., Inc.
Robin Thoman, Vice Chair, Paradox Inc.
Scenario Adebesin, Fifth Third Bank
Keira Amstutz, Indiana Humanities
David J. Bodenhamer, The Polis Center, IUPUI (ex-officio)
Ronald Caltabiano, Jordan College of the Arts, Butler Univeristy
Colleen Heeter, JGH Advisors
Charlie Hyde, Indianapolis Zoo
Leslie Kidwell, Office of Development & External Affairs, IUPUI, School of Liberal Arts
Cheri O’Neill,  Ball State University Foundation
Joanna Taft, Harrison Center for the Arts
Sally Zweig, Katz & Korin, PC

Emeritus Advisory Board:

Rev. Kevin Armstrong,
CEO, Methodist Hospital Foundation
Jane Henegar, ACLU
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Rabbi, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Joyce Sommers, President Emeritus, Indianapolis Art Center
Karen Whitney, President, Clarion University
Lynn Youngblood, Provost Emeritus, University of Indianapolis



            Special thanks to our 
             community leaders 
                 and volunteers!