P. Douglas Wilson

P. Douglas Wilson

Chair, Board of Trustees

Doug is the Chairman of Monon Capital LLC, a multi-disciplinary, investment, thought, and conversation studio that engages with partners around ideas and opportunities for innovation. Prior to founding Monon Capital, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Hillenbrand, Inc. until he retired in 2014. He has previously held senior executive positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation, Ronald Blue & Co., and Eli Lilly & Company.

Doug also chairs the Board of Trustees of the Sagamore Institute, serves as a Trustee of the Trinity Forum, and is a Director of the International Arts Movement. Alongside these roles, he also serves as a director of several for-profit businesses, among which are Lost Valley Ranch and Sun Chef Global. He attended Ball State University, where he earned a BS and a MS, and Babson College's Consortium for Executive Education.

He is the steward of the Little Free Library #13099, located in his neighborhood of the Arts and Design District in Carmel, Indiana. The library is known for its focus on time-honored children's books and, for its adult patrons, a regular offering of short stories by Flannery O'Connor and G.K. Chesterton. In addition, it regularly features the selections from the Andrew Luck Book Club. The library is but one of the ways he and his family's passion and commitment for building community and caring for the common good plays out.

Dayton Molendorp

Dayton Molendorp

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

Dayton H. Molendorp is chairman of the board and CEO of American United Mutual Insurance Holding Company (AUMIHC), the parent of OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. He leads OneAmerica’s nationwide network of companies and affiliates. OneAmerica companies offer a wide variety of products, including retirement plan products and services, individual life insurance, annuities, asset-based long-term care solutions and employee benefits. Named CEO on Sept. 1, 2004, Molendorp assumed leadership of OneAmerica during a time of significant growth potential. Charged with the mission of leading an enterprise that is client-focused and able to deliver long-term value to its stakeholders, Molendorp’s early years in the field exposed him to what he refers to as the “miracle of life insurance” and the impact of insurance on families and loved ones. Under Molendorp’s leadership, OneAmerica has experienced robust growth. Since his promotion to CEO in 2004, enterprise sales for the OneAmerica companies have grown 160 percent, and total available capital grew 58 percent to $1.5 billion in 2013 with no additional debt issued. In addition, OneAmerica’s assets under administration have more than doubled to $34.2 billion. Rating agencies A.M. Best and Standard and Poor’s have taken notice of OneAmerica’s exceptional performance under Molendorp’s leadership. The financial strength ratings of the OneAmerica companies were upgraded to an A+ (Superior) rating by A.M. Best in 2011, while Standard and Poor’s have given a AA- (Very Strong) rating to the OneAmerica companies. Molendorp also successfully led the 2004 affiliation between Indianapolis-based insurers AUL and The State Life Insurance Company. In 2006, State Life purchased the financial services division of Golden Rule Insurance Company. The agreement increased the assets of OneAmerica’s individual insurance operations by $1.8 billion and brought asset based long-term care solutions to the portfolio of the OneAmerica companies. An experienced leader, Molendorp has more than 38 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. After college and four years in the U.S. Air Force, Molendorp started his professional career as an agent with Mutual Security Life, Fort Wayne, IN. While with Mutual Security Life from 1974 to 1987, Molendorp worked as an agent, general agent and vice president of marketing support. He joined OneAmerica affiliate American United Life Insurance CompanyÒ (AUL) in 1987 as vice president of individual marketing support and was later named senior vice president of individual operations. Molendorp was responsible for the introduction of fixed annuity business into the company’s individual division. In 2003, he was named AUL executive vice president and, in 2004, was named president and CEO. In February 2007, Molendorp was appointed chairman of the board of AUMIHC. Molendorp has a Bachelor of Science degree in math and business administration from Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa. He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (Society of FSP), National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and General Agents and Managers Association (GAMA) His civic contributions include: Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis, member, board of directors; Indianapolis Zoo, member, board of directors; Skyline Club, Board of Governors; Indiana Chamber of Commerce, member, board of directors and executive committee; Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, board of directors and executive committee; Indianapolis Downtown Inc. board of directors; director of American United Mutual Insurance Holding Company and all affiliates; American Council of Life Insurers, executive roundtable; Association of Indiana Life Insurance Companies, member; 2011 and 2012 Co-Chair, Big Ten Championship Football Game; advisor to Indiana Sports Corporation board of directors; board member, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Molendorp and his wife, Trudy, reside in Indianapolis and are the parents of two grown children, Carrie and Jon, and grandparents to Anna Grace and Dayton James. Dayton and Trudy are active members of College Park Church in Indianapolis.

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Donald Palmer

Donald Palmer

Secretary, Board of Trustees

Don Palmer has over 30 years of experience in business, organizational development, entrepreneurship, private equity investing, and service on numerous corporate and non-profit boards. He began his career as a sales representative with Xerox Corporation, and then entered the vehicle business as Controller, Secretary & Treasurer with Kenworth of Cincinnati, and a commercial truck company providing sales, leasing, and service. Now as managing partner of Honey Creek Capital (honeycreekcapital.com), Don invests in small and mid-market businesses by providing value added services to maximize investment return. This includes strategic planning, management training and advisory role activities. Don is an active owner/investor in two real estate development companies, and was an investor/board member in Autobase, a software company serving the retail automobile market. Palmer became the fourth franchisee for JD Byrider, a used car sales/finance business, with two locations in Indianapolis. Don is a partner at Equipment Technologies (apachesprayer.com), a middle market agricultural equipment manufacturer in Mooresville, Indiana. He is also a long time partner at Palmer Truck Group (palmertrucks.com). Don is also an investor in Cardinal Equity, Command Equity and Tillery Capital. Additionally, Don was active for 30 years with Palmer Automotive Group, a family-owned, retail automobile business in Indiana. He served as President and Chairman of the automotive division and remains an investor.

Jean Wojtowicz

Jean Wojtowicz

Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Jean Wojtowicz is the president of Cambridge Capital Management Corp., which is a manager of non-traditional sources of capital for businesses. She serves on the corporate boards of Vectren Corporation, First Merchants Bank, First Internet Bank and OneAmerica Funds. Among the nonprofit board on which she serves are Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce; the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Venture Club of Indiana.

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Mike Bucchi

Mike Bucchi

Board Member

VADM Mike Bucchi, USN (Ret.) was commissioned in 1970 and completed flight training to be designated a Naval Flight Aviator. He retired in 2003 after an active duty tour as Commander of the United States Third Fleet and joined Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation (OSEC) as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. He was named President in 2005. In his service with the U.S. Navy, VADM Bucchi served in positions including an instructor at Top Gun, the Navy Fighter Weapons School, and an Operations Officer for Fighter Squadron Thirty-one during its first year as an F-14 squadron. VADM Bucchi was promoted to Flag rank in 1994 and was assigned as the Deputy U.S. Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium. VADM Bucchi is a graduate of Harding College and the national War College.

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David Helmer

David Helmer

Board Member

David has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He co founded Helmer, Inc., a manufacturer and global distributor of medical refrigeration products, in 1977 and presently serves as its CEO. David established and oversees Helmer Global Initiatives, the charitable affiliate of Helmer, which provides resources to its charitable partners around the world. He also serves on various boards of organizations involved in international economic development and aid projects. David lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Chris Lowery

Chris Lowery

Board Member

Chris Lowery is Senior Vice President, Workforce Alignment, of Ivy Tech Community College. He is responsible for articulating vision, mission, strategy, and strategic objectives to drive the College’s workforce alignment and development initiatives. Lowery provides overall leadership of Ivy Tech workforce alignment and development initiatives and organization. He develops deep collaborative partnerships with and engages state and federal workforce and economic development organizations, private sector organizations, business associations, and other groups pursuing workforce and economic development and training solutions for Indiana. He focuses on ensuring Ivy Tech is the primary provider of demand-driven, customer-centric, high-quality training and education for key economic sectors in Indiana. Lowery makes certain Ivy Tech is playing a leading and collaborative role in the transformation of Indiana’s economy where employers have the skilled workforce necessary to compete successfully in the global economy and employees have the skills necessary to increase their productivity and income. Prior to serving as Senior Vice President, Lowery served as Chancellor for the Columbus/Southeast Region of Ivy Tech Community College for two years.

Before coming to Ivy Tech, Lowery led Public Policy and Engagement for Hillenbrand, Inc. In this capacity, he had responsibility for corporate communications, public affairs and government relations. Managing all external and internal communications for Hillenbrand, his focus was to ensure the corporate strategy of acquisitive and organic growth was effectively aligned in message across the enterprise. He also served as chair of the executive committees of Hillenbrand’s Charitable Contributions Committee. With Hillenbrand for 20 years, he served previously in a variety of management and leadership capacities at Hillenbrand’s Batesville Casket Company. Those positions included leadership of Sales Development, Human Resources, Acquisition Integration, Product Leadership, and Marketing and Strategic Planning for the Options division.

Prior to joining Hillenbrand, Lowery was Executive Director of the Association of Indiana Counties, an aide to former Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr, and an aide to then-Senator Dan Quayle. While on the staff of Governor Orr, he was actively involved in supporting the A+ Program for Educational Excellence and received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (1984) from Indiana University and is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Management.

Passionate about education, Lowery served as President on the Board of Trustees of the Batesville Community School Corporation until coming to Ivy Tech and was a founder of the Batesville Community Education Foundation. As President of the Batesville Board, he led the school corporation in efforts that resulted in top academic and managerial rankings including: “A” ranking by the Indiana Department of Education, “Best Buy” from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and top ISTEP scores in Indiana (top 10 overall in the state). Under his leadership, the school corporation partnered with the city of Batesville, private businesses, philanthropic organizations and individuals to fund and establish a full scale college campus in Batesville operated by Ivy Tech Community College. The campus opened in January of 2013 and is a first-of-its-kind in Indiana.

Lowery and his wife, Jerilyn, a 1984 graduate of Indiana University (BA - Journalism and Political Science), are active supporters of various Indiana University organizations. They are members and supporters of the Well House Society, the Arbutus Society, the Alumni Association, the Varsity Club and Hoosiers for Higher Education. They, too, have funded a student scholarship through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Lowery serves as a member of the Executive Council of the IU Alumni Association and as a member of the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs Distinguished Alumni Council.

Lowery was appointed by Governor Pence in 2015 to serve on the Indiana State Workforce Innovation Council. He is a member of the boards of directors of The Sagamore Institute and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Previously, he served as Vice Chair of the Public Affairs Steering Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Indiana General Assembly’s Study Committee on Economic Development. He was founder of the Community Roundtable, an organization of leaders committed to thoughtful public discourse, contemplation, innovative solutions, and actions to address broad economic, educational and social challenges.

He and Jerilyn, a high school English teacher, reside in Batesville. Their children are Jarrod, a graduate of IU, who now works as a strategist for Rotex Global in Cincinnati, and Jordan, a senior at IU.

James Morris

James Morris

Board Member

James T. Morris is President of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. From 2002 to 2007 he was Executive Director of the United Nations' World Food Programme, the world's largest food aid organization. His previous public service includes heading up the Lilly Endowment and the Indianapolis Water Company. He is a professor of Philanthropy and Public Administration at Indiana University, and co-chair of the Alliance to End Hunger.

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Alex Oak

Alex Oak

Board Member

Alex is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cripe Architects + Engineers, a consulting firm working in the areas of architecture, civil engineering, transportation engineering, geographic information systems, land surveying, land planning and construction administration. Among the boards on which he serves are Artistic Media Partners; Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce; IU Center for Real Estate Studies; and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Indianapolis.
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Jason A. Riley

Jason A. Riley

Board Member

Jason A. Riley’s career has been a blend of IT and HR experiences, global in nature, which have enabled him to connect solutions with enterprise challenges. His journey has included Eli Lilly & Company where he developed IT integration capabilities, core leadership skills, and strategic HR capabilities – Hillenbrand, Inc. where he would lead global talent development, employee relations, and talent acquisition, and finally Allegion where he is their HR Vice President & Global Talent Leader. Jason’s primary objective is to guide his team through the successful development and execution of the enterprise’s global talent strategy.

Jason earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Ball State University in 2002 where he was a Graduate of the Last Decade nominee, and BACS Outstanding Achievement award winner. Jason has also been recognized as one of Indiana’s top 40 business professionals under 40 years of age by the Indianapolis Business Journal - (class of 2015).

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Jerry D. Semler

Jerry D. Semler

Board Member

Jerry D. Semler is the retired chairman emeritus of the board of OneAmerica Financial Partners. Among the many civic groups and boards on which he serves are the 500 Festival Foundation, Marian College, the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the Purdue University President's Council, and the IUPUI Management Council.

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Marilee Springer

Marilee Springer

Board Member

Marilee J. Springer is a partner at Ice Miller concentrating her practice on the representation of tax-exempt organizations, donors and governmental entities and affiliates.  In this capacity, Marilee focuses on corporate, governance and tax issues.  Marilee’s dedicated service in the public sector provides valuable insights and knowledge that will benefit tax-exempt and governmental entities.

Marilee returned to Ice Miller in August 2014 after serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Director for Indiana Governor Mike Pence.  As Deputy Chief of Staff, Marilee was responsible for oversight and management of executive agencies, the cabinet, boards and commissions; management of the personnel process for selection of agency heads and the performance evaluation process; and input regarding policy, legislative and communications strategies for the Governor and executive agencies.  As Senior Policy Director, Marilee led transition team efforts to select and orient the Governor’s policy team before inauguration. Marilee oversaw the policy development of the Governor’s first legislative agenda, “The Roadmap for Indiana.”  During 2011 and 2012, Marilee served as the Policy Director for Education and Workforce, assisting then Congressman Pence in the development of his campaign policies in K12 education, higher education and adult workforce.

Marilee’s practice focuses on tax-exempt entities with an emphasis on colleges and universities, private foundations, health care entities, education reform and charter schools, research organizations, and governmental entities and affiliates.  Marilee’s work with colleges and universities involves issues relating to unrelated business income tax (UBIT), executive compensation, sponsorship agreements, the use of affiliated entities (e.g., for-profits, foundations and other tax-exempt subsidiaries), general corporate and tax-exempt compliance, research arrangements, relationships with commercial sponsors, charitable contributions, and tax-driven employment issues. 
 
In her work with private foundations and donors, Marilee assists clients in developing philanthropic priorities, making charitable grants, creating accountability metrics and processes to evaluate ongoing grants, and assessing various vehicles for accomplishing their charitable purposes (e.g., direct grants, private foundations and donor-advised funds).
 
Marilee advises health care and research organizations with 990 issues, physician compensation, joint ventures, UBIT, governance and structuring issues, clinical trials and other research organizations.

Marilee advises her diverse clientbase in all aspects of their operations from formation, applying for tax-exemption, advice regarding the impact of proposed or new legislation, conflicts of interest, board member relations, reviewing and negotiating material contracts, UBIT, grant programs, etc. In addition, she has assisted numerous tax-exempt clients in evaluating, structuring and documenting corporate reorganizations involving mergers, liquidations, dissolutions, taxable subsidiaries (C-Corporations and LLCs), and other sophisticated structuring options. Marilee advises tax-exempt clients on the reasonableness of compensation to executives or insiders, including the application of the intermediate sanctions regulations.

She received a dual bachelor of arts in psychology and law and society, with distinction, from Purdue University in 1993. She received her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1996, where she served as a note development editor for the Indiana Law Review.

Marilee Springer is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana.