Board of Directors

2017/2018 500 Festival Board of Directors

Serving as the governing body of the 500 Festival, the board of directors is comprised of community leaders. The board guides the strategic vision of the 500 Festival and its members act as trustees, representing the organization within the community. Committed to bettering the organization, members serve on various committees that support and enhance the 500 Festival and its more than 50 programs and events.


Chairman of the Board: Rob Hillman, President and General Manager, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana

Vice chairman of the Board: Mike Strohl, Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Citizens Energy Group

Secretary: Kathy Cabello, President, Cabello Associates, Inc.

Treasurer: Robert Pruitt, Regional Managing Partner, BKD, LLP


Board Members

Steven Alonso, Group President, Fifth Third Bank

Aasif Bade, President, Ambrose Property Group

Mike Boatright, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, PNC Bank

Doug Boles, President, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Bob Brody, Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services & Chief Operating Officer, Franciscan Alliance

Kathy Cabello, President, Cabello Associates, Inc.

Leslie Carter-Prall, Area President, Regions

Justin Christian, President & CEO, BCforward

Brandi Davis-Handy, Communications Leader, AES United States

Larry Delia, President, Dispatch Broadcast Group

Fred Dufour, Senior Vice President of Operations, Monarch Beverage

Phyllis Ferrell, Vice President, Alzheimer’s Disease Platform Team Leader, Eli Lilly and Company

Sarah Fisher, Owner & CEO, Speedway Indoor Karting

Marty Hill, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Sport Graphics

Rob Hillman, President & General Manager, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana

Jeff Holley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc.

Susan Massela, Vice President, Human Resources, Simon Property Group

Allison Melangton, Senior Vice President, Hulman Motorsports Corporation

Nicole Mitchell, Office of Inclusion & Diversity Leader, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana

Scott Molander, Co-Founder, LIDS Sports Group

Dennis Murphy, President & CEO, Indiana University Health

Tim Oliver, Senior Vice President – Market Manager IN & IL, Business Banking, Chase

Kevin Pastoor, Resident Managing Director, Aon – Greater Indianapolis

David Pentzien, Owner, Tap Ventures, LLC

James Poore, McDonald’s Owner / Operator, MATCH Corp., McDonald’s Restaurants 

Melissa Proffitt, Office Managing Partner, Indianapolis, Ice Miller, LLP

Robert Pruitt, Regional Managing Partner, BKD, LLP

Aaron Reitz, President, KeyBank Central Indiana

Mario Rodriguez, Executive Director, Indianapolis Airport Authority

Joe Santucci, COO, Crowe Horwath, LLP

Zachary B. Scott, President, SafeCulture Consulting Group

Mike Strohl, Senior Vice President of Customer Relations & Corporate Affairs, Citizens Energy Group

Bob Bryant, President & CEO, 500 Festival