Board of Directors

2015/2016 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: Patty Martin, senior director, Lilly Diabetes, Eli Lilly and Company
Vice Chairman of the Board: Justin Christian, president and CEO, BCforward
Secretary: Kris Altice, general counsel, Shiel Sexton Company, Inc. 

Board Members:

Gary Aletto
Chief Operating Officer
Bright Sheet Metal Company, Inc.

Kris Altice
General Counsel
Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.

Doug Boles
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation

David Bratton
Business Furniture

Bob Brody
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Ambulatory Services
Franciscan Alliance

Doug Brown
Partner & Principal
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Kathy Cabello
Cabello Associates, Inc.

Leslie Carter-Prall
Area President

Justin Christian
President & CEO

Larry Delia
President & General Manager
WTHR, Channel 13

Lawrence Dewey
Chairman, President & CEO
Allison Transmission

Jim Freeman
Vice President of Community Affairs
OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc.

Melissa Greenwell
Executive Vice President & COO
Finish Line

Bill Henley
Vice President of Regulatory & Government Affairs
Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Rob Hillman
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana

Patty Martin
Senior Director, Lilly Diabetes
Eli Lilly and Company

Susan Massela
Vice President, Human Resources
Simon Property Group

Allison Melangton
Senior Vice President
Hulman Motorsports Corporation

Scott Molander
Executive Vice President 
LIDS Team Sports

Dennis Murphy
President & Chief Operating Officer
Indiana University Health

Timothy Oliver
Senior Vice President
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

David Pentzien
Tap Ventures, LLC

James Poore
Owner & Operator
McDonald's of Central Indiana

Melissa Proffitt
Managing Partner
Ice Miller

Robert Pruitt
Managing Partner

Aaron Reitz
Market President

Natalie Roberts
Senior Vice President
Monarch Beverage

Joe Santucci
Chief Operating Officer
Crowe Horwath, LLP

Zack Scott
Civic Volunteer

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

Pat Walsh
President & COO
Emmis Communications

Mike Wells
REI Real Estate Services, LLC