Board of Directors

2016/2017 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: Justin Christian, president and CEO, BCforward

Vice chairman of the board: Rob Hillman, president and general manager, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana 

Secretary: Leslie Carter-Prall, area president, Regions

Treasurer: Bob Brody, senior vice president / COOFranciscan Alliance-Ambulatory Services  

Board Members:

Steve Alonso, President and CEO, Greater Indiana Region, Fifth Third Bank
Aasif Bade, President, Ambrose Property Group
Doug Boles, President, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
David Bratton, CEO, Business Furniture
Bob Brody, Senior Vice President & COO, Ambulatory Services, Franciscan Alliance, Inc.
Kathy Cabello, President, Cabello Associates, Inc.
Leslie Carter-Prall, Area President, Regions
Justin Christian, President & CEO, BCforward
Larry Delia, President, Dispatch Broadcast Group
Larry Dewey, Chairman, President & CEO, Allison Transmission
Fred Dufour, senior vice president, Monarch Beverage
Sarah Fisher, Owner, Speedway Indoor Karting
Jim Freeman, Vice President, Community Relations, OneAmerica
Melissa Greenwell, VP, Human Resources, Finish Line
Bill Henley, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, IPL
Marty Hill, Vice President of Sales, Sport Graphics
Rob Hillman, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana
Patty Martin, Senior Director, Lilly Diabetes, Eli Lilly and Company
Susan Massela, VP, Human Resources, Simon Property Group
Allison Melangton, Senior Vice President, Hulman Motorsports Corporation
Scott Molander, CEO, BSN Sports
Dennis Murphy, President & CEO Indiana University Health
Timothy Oliver, Senior Vice President, JP Morgan Chase Band, N.A.
Kevin Pastoor, Resident Managing Director, Aon
David Pentzien, Owner, Tap Ventures, LLC
James Poore, Owner & Operator, McDonald’s of Central Indiana
Melissa Proffitt, Managing Partner, Ice Miller
Rob Pruitt, Managing Partner/National Tax Director, BKD, LLP
Aaron Reitz, President, KeyBank Central Indiana
Joe Santucci, COO, Crowe Horwath LLP
Zack Scott, Civic Volunteer
Mike Strohl, Sr. VP of Customer Relationships & Corp. Affairs, Citizens Energy Group
Mike Wells, President, REI Investments
Bob Bryant, President & CEO, 500 Festival