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 / COO, Franciscan 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, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 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, Vice President, Human Resources, Simon Property Group

Allison Melangton, Senior Vice President, Hulman Motorsports Corporation

Dennis Murphy, President & CEO, Indiana University Health

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

Scott Molander, COO, BSN Sports

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

Mike Wells, President, REI Investments

Bob Bryant, President & CEO, 500 Festival