Board Officers


First Merchants Bank

VP & Relationship Manager III

Debra joined the board in 2017 as Treasurer. 

Clay Critters

Chief Financial Officer

Laura Downey

Immediate Past President

Concordance Health Solutions


Heather Francis

Debra Spesard

1st Vice President

Immediate Past President

Board Member

Tom Murtaugh

Tippecanoe County


Retired-Evonik Tippecanoe Labs

Site Controller

Terry retired from Evonik in spring of 2019 and currently serving on the Finance & Audit Committee. 

Jim Smith

Joe Howarth

Terry Stevick

Campaign Chair

Member at Large


Kirby Risk Corporation 

Vice President and General Manager

Centier Bank 

Market President and Regional Manager

Committee Chairs

James Melvin

LEC Chair


Laurie Earnst

Agency Chair

Tippecane County Senior Center

Executive Director

Patrick Nycz

PR & Marketing Chair

NewPoint Marketing-IDC Marketing

President & CEO

Sarah May

volunteer engagement chair



DEI Chair

CIC Chair

Wendy Cummins

Heather Francis

Agave HR Partners

Partner & Strategist


Chief Financial Officer

Board Members

John Gates

TOMMY sors

Board Member

Board Member

Purdue University, Krannert School of Management

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Purdue University

Assistant Director of the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease


Abby Macari

Aaron Baute

Board Member

Board Member


Ivy Tech Community College


Tom Murtaugh

Board Member

Tippecanoe County


Jeff Zeh

Board Member

IU Health Arnett


Jeff Newell

Board Member

Ball Eggleston PC


Kevin Page

Board Member

Wabash National

Senior Vice President and Group President

Board Member

kathy brinker

Caterpillar Inc. 

HR Manager

Board Member

Kevin Letcher

Retired-State Farm


Board Member

Robbie Tovar

IUPAT-DC91 Local #80

Local Painters Union President

Purdue Federal Credit Union

Vice President of Operations

Evelyn served on the Community Investment Committee until her maximum term expired in 2016. She is also the immediate past treasurer and also serves on the Finance & Audit Committee

Tippecanoe School Corporation

Director of Student Services

BeAnn is a ember of CCTE.

Evelyn Royer

Board Member

Montgomery County Visitors and Convention Bureau

Executive Director

Diener and Martin, LLC.


BeAnn Younker

Heather Shirk

Abigail Diener

Jim Johnson

Board Member

Fusion 54


Board Member

Board Member

Board Member